Can you believe that we are already in the latter half of 2018? Each year seems to fly by faster than the last and it is hard to keep up with the changes. Even as the trucking regulatory and technological landscape shifts beneath our feet, it is more important than ever that motor carriers keep … Read moreTop Concerns For Trucking Companies Going Into 2019
Some are beginning to openly wonder: Will soaring truck costs drive an increase in inflation? Consider the fundamentals behind this argument. We are currently operating in one of the tightest trucking markets in recent history. The overall increase in freight demand has been stoked by an expanding U.S. economy. The sharp increase in freight costs … Read moreWill Increased Freight Costs Drive Inflation?
Have you heard? The Trucking Alliance has come out calling for states to begin mandating intrastate ELD use. Also known as the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, the Trucking Alliance is known for taking interesting stands on particular issues. In this case, they are getting specific about what they think states should do regarding … Read moreELD Lessons Learned And Hour Of Service In The News
State governments have been hard at work finding ways to invest in additional parking for truck drivers. Parking for truck drivers is an issue that is consistently at the top of everyone’s mind, yet it rarely gets enough attention as other issues – such as the ELD mandate and truck driver shortage. This is likely … Read moreTruck Parking Is Back In The Spotlight
There have been some pretty big movements in Washington D.C. as of late. With trucking advocacy organizations putting increasing pressure on Congress to address the Hours of Service issues in light of the new ELD mandate, it appears lawmakers might finally be spurred into action. This isn’t the only bill that has been introduced to … Read moreSay Hello To The HOURS Act
With fuel prices on the rise, trucking companies need to come up with innovative ways of addressing a higher price at the pump. With the trucking economy booming, bottom lines are growing, and fleets are expanding, but can that expansion survive an environment where fuel prices are on the rise? There is little doubt that … Read moreA Closer Look At Fuel Prices And Fuel Management Techniques
According to attendees at the 2018 Geotab Connect conference in Canada, lower-cost electronic logging devices (ELD) may pose a cybersecurity risk to the motor carriers who use them. Small- to medium-sized companies may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk if they don’t do their homework before deciding on an ELD solution. So, what’s the problem? … Read moreDoes Your ELD Solution Pose A Cybersecurity Risk?
Shale energy is the exploration of rock formations to harvest oil and natural gas resources. In some corners, industry advocates say that shale exploration has resulted in nearly half-a-million jobs and hundreds of billions in economic growth. In the states where much of the exploration and extraction takes place, there are side benefits that impact … Read moreWhen Trucking And Shale Meet
With gasoline and diesel prices on the rise, hitting levels not seen in over three years, people are feeling the pinch. But even more, one industry is feeling the pinch: Trucking. While a higher price at the pump is something all commuters feel, truckers have big tanks to fill, so they are typically the ones … Read moreThe Story Behind Rising Trucking Costs
We live in a digital age. Information is available anywhere, anytime, and nearly all around us. For anyone with a smartphone, which is most of us, the appeal of being able to access information with ubiquity carries great appeal. In most industries, especially ones where people sit at a desk, device distraction is a simple … Read moreWhy Distracted Commercial Truck Driving Remains An Important Issue