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Riding the wave of e-commerce

This is part 1 of a two-part series on how e-commerce is changing the transportation industry and what carriers can do thrive in this brave new world. Part two (next ...

More red tape: The Great Pre-Buy of 2020? Are felons government’s answer to driver shortage?

(Editor’s note: On Thursday, Kevin got all thinked-up and had a vision of the future where trucking, specifically the truckload segment, is rapidly driven to consolidation by government meddlin’ in ...

Range of new rules will steer trucking to consolidation, de facto re-regulation

With the federal government setting rules for the way trucks perform, for how vehicle owners need to maintain them, for when truck drivers may and may not work and how ...

Seat belts, natural gas pains and a glimpse at the future

A couple of news stories caught my eye this week – and it’s only Tuesday. The first item, from The Huffington Post, details current research into seatbelts – specifically shoulder belts, ...

PeopleNet showcases new ‘connected fleet’ platform

Macro-level trends in connectivity and data have changed the transportation industry and how PeopleNet will deliver new products and services, said Brian McLaughlin, the company’s president at PeopleNet's 12th annual ...

Rating the Ferro administration: Is trucking more safe, or less?

Time, and some basic statistics, will tell how effective Anne Ferro’s stint as head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been. In her farewell interview with trade reporters Thursday, ...

Chevron details new strategies for avoiding turbocharger failure

Many fleet managers I know have a love/hate relationship with the turbochargers so essential to modern diesel engine. The advantages of turbochargers in terms of increased power, torque and engine ...

NYT: How is a driver shortage possible? Maybe trucking needs to pay more

Going intermodal: technology helps fleets ride the rail

J.B. Hunt struck gold in the early 1990s as one of the first motor carriers with an intermodal rail service network. It now boasts the largest fleet of 53-foot containers ...

Obama administration touts transport plan, again; Congress, public don’t much care

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Wednesday convened a technically plagued virtual town hall to tout the Obama administration’s politically plagued and virtually ignored long-term transportation package – this coming a day ...

The return of the low-tech truck?

Omnitracs seeks to build on Qualcomm legacy while parting ways

On Tuesday, July 29, John Graham, David Post and other executives of Omnitracs met to prioritize investment strategies and create a budget for 2015. None of the decisions made this ...

Ferro’s departure comes after increasingly frosty relationships with industry groups

Battle for the future: Freight will still move — will you be hauling it?

Say it ain’t so, Joe: VP bemoans infrastructure woes, pitches fix; Senate next to act

With only days left before the Highway Trust Fund runs dry, and as Congress rushes to find a solution before the August break, the White House continues to pitch infrastructure ...