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Wherever drivers roam: fleets use new mobile strategies to expand driver connectivity

Fleets have new options to deploy mobile apps that simplify driver workflow, increase efficiencies and remove common frustration points in the workday.
Could the ELD solve the attraction to smartphone distraction?

Could the ELD solve the attraction to smartphone distraction?

Drivers distracted by a mobile device are 88 percent more likely to be involved in a near collision than all other drivers.

Good riddance SFD rule: FMCSA withdrawal underscores CSA’s lingering problems

"What made FMCSA think it was ready to move ahead with the SFD proposal in the first place? Pulling the proposal off the table shows how little assurance it had ...

Opposition to Gorsuch cites decision to side with carrier in driver-brought lawsuit

As of April 3, it appears Democrats rallied enough votes in the Senate to successfully filibuster Trump's nominee for a spot on the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, and a lawsuit ...
When the robots come for our jobs

When the robots come for our jobs

My prediction on full autonomy (Level 5) doesn't have the phrase rapid transition anywhere close to it.
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Bison's Pitzel: Safety is more than compliance

Bison’s Pitzel: Safety is more than compliance

How does your company approach driver safety? If you’re simply using a drivers’ Compliance Safety Accountability performance data and training them to be compliant, that’s not enough. This was the message ...
One simple step to boosting fuel economy 14 percent

One simple step to boosting fuel economy 14 percent

If the goal is to get more fuel efficient trucks on the road, heaping taxes on them that are greater than the savings they may generate during their lifecycle isn't ...
Fleets using event recorders to train new leaders as 'driver coaches'

Fleets using event recorders to train new leaders as ‘driver coaches’

During the Lytx user conference, fleets learned of new reporting and analytical tools that help to refine the process for coaching drivers.
Q&A: Martin Daum reflects on time as DTNA chief

Q&A: Martin Daum reflects on time as DTNA chief

Since 2009, Martin Daum, former president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America and newly appointed Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for the Daimler Trucks and Daimler ...
Predicting driver turnover: the model sends a message

Predicting driver turnover: the model sends a message

Drivers may not be aware of the kinds of data that can be used to predict turnover. Some predictive models give drivers a chance to provide direct input and be ...
The trucking revolution will be live-streamed

The trucking revolution will be live-streamed

If you have a truck built around 2010 or later, it’s already online.
ELD compliance: it's all about the data
Trucking's Future Now - Driver in Autonomous Truck

2017 likely to be the year of autonomous regulation

While much of the nation’s 2017 political attentions will be turned toward Donald Trump’s White House, I think state legislators will begin to embrace the possibilities of autonomous transportation and ...
Waitin' for a Superman

Waitin’ for a Superman

For Volkswagen, effectively lying to the EPA came with a 75 percent premium versus Takata's exploding airbag that could send shrapnel flying inside affected vehicles – a recall that is ...
How much do you really know about your drivers’ daily challenges?

How much do you really know about your drivers’ daily challenges?

Unless you started your career as a driver or owner-operator, chances are good your eyes are closed to the daily strains on your workforce. Hearing drivers complain about their challenges ...