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Long live insurance
AI and automation are empowering insurance businesses to return to their human-centric roots.
December 4, 2021
Hiring drivers in difficult times
How an employee-friendly job market is upending how trucking companies attract and retain great teams.
November 23, 2021
TrailerTails: A tale of tech timing
A fleet manager once summed it up to me that the kiss of death for a technology starts with a designer saying, “All the driver has to do is…”
November 22, 2021
Trucking's predictive maintenance manifesto
Tires and wheels are near the top of the problem list for commercial vehicles and Auburn University engineering students are working on getting wheel end data that can be monitored by an AI and Machine Learning.
November 17, 2021
Lack of overtime pay a contributor to the driver shortage
The Fair Labor Standards Act guarantees overtime pay but it doesn't apply to motor carriers.
November 15, 2021
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Don’t fall victim to stereotypes
As someone who started his working career at a facility with only one woman engineer, we have come a long, long way. Clearly though, there is still room to improve.
November 13, 2021
Capitol Christmas tree tour is trucking's time to shine
Despite the hurdles that we’re currently facing, there are many beacons of light that continue to shine bright.
November 12, 2021
Trucking industry imperiled by spike in nuclear verdicts
Large court-ordered verdicts are fueling higher prices for Truckers Auto Liability Insurance and reducing access to Excess Liability Insurance – two critical types of coverage because of the severity of many trucking accidents.
November 11, 2021
What to look for when hiring a heavy-duty towing service
There’s often a high level of risk involved when towing a vehicle and you need a towing service with a reputation for getting the job done without mishaps.
November 11, 2021
Technology versus humans
We, as an industry, need to stop promoting autonomous trucks by denigrating human truck drivers.
November 9, 2021
Climate inaction is not an option for the trucking industry
When Rakesh Aneja, head of eMobility at Daimler Trucks, said at ACT Expo earlier this year that “inaction is not an option,” I tend to agree.
November 4, 2021
The world is square
Today’s autonomous vehicle (AV) developers describe the driving experience in terms of a square or other geometric shape with edges and corners.
October 31, 2021
Secrets to building a successful trucking company
More than 3,140 trucking companies went out of business last year. Typically, around 85-90% of startup trucking companies fail.
October 31, 2021
The heavy-haul case for electric trucks
Intermodal work is one of the strongest business cases for electric since it's low-mileage and consistently near a terminal. But over 100 feet long and 140,000 pounds? Can't say I saw that coming.
October 31, 2021
What the opponents of standards don't understand
Run on Less - Electric highlighted for me that we don’t even have agreement on where the plug goes on the truck, much less all the other interfaces critical to designing charging stations.
October 28, 2021
AI for good – The fleet industry’s pioneering role
Historically, fleet operators have managed safety risks with training programs, manual coaching sessions and manager ride-alongs.
October 26, 2021
Still on the fence on FA-4? It might be time to reconsider
API FA-4 engine oils have been proven to deliver fuel economy benefits. Here’s why the pros outweigh the cons for adoption in commercial truck fleets.
October 19, 2021
The past isn't the best predictor of the future
Freight is going through massive technological disruption with many alternative approaches to reducing emissions, reducing operating expenses, improving safety, reducing maintenance, improving efficiency, and more.
October 18, 2021
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AI cameras provide added data, visibility into fleet while boosting safety
A more recent technological development in dash cameras has brought artificial intelligence into the fold, which can provide more visibility into what is going on in and around their trucks and also help drivers avoid crashes using data.
NFI rolls dice to secure equipment, refocuses driver recruitment
Analysis: Truck parking more troublesome in the Eastern U.S. than west
California 88K lb. load limit targeting port congestion dubbed 'lipstick on a pig'
4 Steps to improve fleet uptime and save technician time
Shifting the driver paradigm: Winning with equipment, technology and culture
Join us in person on Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 at the beautiful Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz., as top fleet leaders from across the country gather to strategize on how to recruit and retain the best drivers in the industry.
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Analyzing 2021 Trends to Drive Your Business Optimization Forward
The second edition of our Industry Intelligence Report, which focuses on 2021 long-haul, last-mile, seaport, and safety transportation activity in the winter, spring, and summer.