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Note to disgruntled former trucking editors: Trucks are not killing us

Over the weekend, an op-ed piece titled The Trucks are Killing Us appeared in The New York Times. The piece was written by Howard Abramson, a past executive at the ...

Making the most of driver apps

Transportation companies need a fast and reliable stream of documents and information coming from drivers to support their billing, payroll and settlement functions. Without this, cash flow dries up and ...

A fast and furious future for trucking

Trucking has always had a strained relationship with technology. On one hand, technology allows trucking to exist and perform as required. On the other hand, technology is expensive and the ...

Remote diagnostics: fringe benefit or killer app?

Remote diagnostics surfaced in the late 1990s when telematics systems linked up with electronically controlled engines to transmit fault codes to the office. In theory, this new conduit would prevent breakdowns ...

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With engine technologies continuing to evolve and upcoming regulations set to impact the trucking market in the next few years, it’s no wonder that fleets…

Guessing game: Where will Cat find its 15-liter engine solution?

The big news story this week was, of course, Cat and Navistar breaking up. At first brush, given Navistar’s fresh troubles with a brand-new EPA lawsuit, you’d be forgiven for ...

Daimler, Zonar enhanced partnership takes service and support to the next level

No matter what the OEM makeup of your fleet looks like, a truck isn’t worth a hill of beans if you can’t rely on quality service and support to diagnose ...

Turning on compliance: ‘paperless’ third-party services growing

Compliance is more than a cost of doing business. Whereas mistakes in accounting for fuel, payroll and other expenses might cost someone a job, miscues that result in hours-of-service violations, incomplete driver ...

The trucking technology tit-for-tat: Will trucking get anything in return for ever-increasing regs?

Last week, heading into the Fourth of July holiday, news came that the U.S. Senate is consdering a bill that would set deadlines by which FMCSA must publish rules mandating e-logs ...

4 ways to make driver training count

For the past 20 years, Cowan Systems (CCJ Top 250, No. 60) did not hire drivers with less than two years of experience. This standard has changed to meet conditions in ...

‘Portabella’ mushrooms being served in trucking. Who will byte?

Every morning I see mushrooms that have sprouted and grown taller than the surrounding grass in my yard, all in a matter of hours. Not until today did I equate ...

Samsung gives trucking another glimpse of its future

The big story in trucking so far this year has been, without a doubt, the advent of commercially viable autonomous trucks. By any standard, that’s a hugely important development with ...

Cargo theft warning issued for July 4 week, thieves expected to be active

Cargo Net has issued a warning to carriers and drivers for the upcoming week about the potential for increased activity by cargo thieves, with the July 1-7 week accounting for ...