Motor carriers are finding themselves grappling with more than one employment squeeze. On one side of the spectrum they are still trying to find enough truck drivers to fill their cabs and on the other side they are trying to find enough technicians to fill their shops. And with the problem compounding by the day, … Read moreFilling The Technician Pipeline For Trucking Companies
Rarely does a Supreme Court case grip the trucking industry like the recent case of New Prime Inc. v Oliveira. With the conservative tilt of the Supreme Court leading many industry insiders to believe that they would rule in favor of the corporate entity in this case, the surprise when the ruling came down was … Read moreThe Trucking Industry Grapples With Big News On Both Coasts
After undergoing decades of very little change, the trucking and transportation sector has recently gone through a massive shift in technological innovation and process change. In fact, the onslaught of disruption, which has been far-from-gradual, has seemed to come from all corners. Whether it be the ELD mandate, telematics, autonomous trucks, or advances in safety … Read moreHow Technology Is Disrupting The Very Nature Of Freight Transportation
We’ve spent a lot of time talking about autonomous trucks, telematics, ELDs, safety, and other trucking technologies, but it is time to delve into a really interesting topic: The SuperTruck. What exactly is a SuperTruck? And is that even a word? Technically, no. While SuperTruck has not yet made its way into the Oxford English … Read moreThe Evolution Of The SuperTruck Continues
With record new truck orders filling build slots well into 2019, many motor carriers are openly wondering how they will be able to increase truck count while taking advantage of strong freight rates currently dominating the market. With the truck backlog forcing some fleets to hold on to trucks longer than they normally would, many … Read moreShould You Turn To An Auction To Sell Or Procure Your Trucking Equipment?
Since the ELD requirement went into effect, trucking companies have been looking for new ways to use technology to their advantage and technology OEMs have been jumping at the chance to provide them with tough and effective solutions that answer pressing business needs. One area that is seeing a lot of activity is the area … Read moreHow Can Rugged Devices Replace Standard ELDs?
it may seem like the stuff of science fiction, augmented reality for trucking applications is very real and is here right now. In fact, augmented reality (AR) can be used to help technicians learn how to repair and even diagnose truck problems. One company has already started a pilot program to allow trucking fleets and … Read moreHow Could Augmented Reality Be Used In Trucking?
In what may be a stunner to many within the trucking industry, a new report by the global logistics think tank McKinsey & Company predicts that semi- and fully autonomous commercial motor vehicles will be used in regular operations within the next decade. The five-part report on the near-term technological disruption in global logistics takes … Read moreHow Close Is Widespread Autonomous Disruption For Trucking Industry?
Professional trucking remains an incredibly safe and secure career option, but with the economy humming and more and more freight trucks and passenger vehicles on the nation’s roads and highways, especially in 2018, accident numbers have been on the rise. Compounding the fact is the state of infrastructure in the U.S. Knowing these facts, fleets … Read moreTrucking Companies Take Action With Accidents Up
When states are down on revenue, or perhaps just in the mood to find a new revenue source, all-too-often tolls for heavy trucks wind up on the suggestion list. Take Rhode Island as one example. That state instituted an electronic truck toll on several highways in 2016 and their success in raising revenue with the … Read moreTrucking Tolls Take Their Toll