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Super-sized routing: why technology works best as a combo package

During the first week in March, icy rain and snow blanketed much of Southeastern Foods Merchandisers' network, forcing the distributor to postpone deliveries of food-service products to some customers. Its restaurant customers in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, ...

Robots, driverless trucks and your trucking job

You always remember the first time you get upgraded to first class. My first time was many years ago, and I wound up sitting next to a guy who was ...

Why the T in TSA doesn’t stand for trucking

Innovation leads to regulation. Nowhere is that more true than trucking. Seemingly every good idea to make trucking a more efficient business is met with a higher regulatory standard that makes the ...

The Internet of Things, explained

Back in college, when I worked as a mechanic and Petroleum Injection Specialist at the local, Andy Griffith-style service station in our town, we wasted more time looking for tools ...

Entitlement, apathy compounding driver shortage

If you’ve been paying attention to any of the trucking industry economists in the last two years, you’ve heard a cadence of good news: Manufacturing is making a steady comeback, ...

Could Apple’s new ‘Research Kit’ be the answer to improving driver health?

It can be risky writing about trends in technology or about products that have just been released to the public. (You can end up like the guy who said the ...

Who will become the ‘Uber’ of freight transportation?

On paper it doesn't make sense. How can the popular ride-sharing service Uber be worth $41 billion? The company is less than six years old. By creating a new economy — that's ...

Give the blue-collar kids a chance, too

It was a throw-away line. John Sullivan, director of maintenance for Michigan-based Reliable Carriers, was moderating the popular Shop Talk seminar as the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting wrapped up ...

An app for that? Five mobile tech strategies to retain drivers

Is the EPA unfairly targeting Volvo?

The other day a glowing report noted a recent environmental study, which concluded that “modern” diesel exhaust smoke (i.e. smoke from post-2010 diesel engines) is essentially harmless to humans. That’s certainly ...

Where things stand with Navistar

How fleets use business intelligence to create, sustain momentum

Perhaps one way to interpret the biblical story of the Tower of Babel is that organizations thrive when everyone speaks the same language: “…and now nothing will be restrained from ...

Decision 2015: buyers guide for expected e-log mandate

Feeling fuelish: Don’t abandon fuel economy efforts just because diesel’s down

Is BYOD the best strategy to convert owner-operators to e-logs?

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