Have you heard? The White House has finally come out with its long-anticipated move to roll back fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration. Officially, they are aiming to challenge state’s rights to set their own stricter tailpipe emission standards. But some say they face a difficult task in actually getting his to … Read moreEnvironmental Policies And States’ Rights Back In The Spotlight
Any fleet manager worth their salt in the business will know the basic components of an effective maintenance program. But there is still a difference between a good maintenance program and a great one. There are essentially 10 basic components of a great maintenance program, and while every fleet operates differently and has unique needs, … Read moreThe Definitive Motor Carrier’s Maintenance Guide
Gliders have been back in the news, with EPA movements and lawmakers coming out weighing on the issue of gliders. But first, what are they? Glider kits are ways for small fleets and owner-operators to remove the major components from older, more dilapidated semi-trucks and put it into newer chassis that complies with modern safety … Read moreWhat’s Going On With Glider Kits And GHG Phase 2 Rules?
With the economy showing continued strength, the trucking industry copes with several problems on multiple fronts. From the truck driver shortage to capacity problems and the inability integrate advanced technologies into legacy systems, the trucking industry has a lot at stake. Pundits, industry insiders, executives, truck drivers, and just about anybody else who makes a … Read moreApproaching Shortages, Capacity Issues, And Innovation In Trucking
Look at any number of surveys asking trucking companies what their number one concern is and they will tell you: Fuel Costs. This paradigm takes an even greater significance as we move into an environment of geopolitical turmoil and rising fuel costs. With so much uncertainty in the marketplace, one can only wonder where fuel … Read moreFuel Costs Are The Number One Trucking Concern
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
It is one of the hottest topics in trucking today: Autonomous and semi-autonomous big rigs. It has been a topic that has gone through a series of ups and down. One day pundits seem breathless about the potential then the next day it still appears many years off. No matter what side you come down … Read moreThe Latest Developments In Autonomous Trucking
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