With technology disrupting so many different aspects of the trucking sector, it is no surprise that the aftermarket segment would not be spared. Whether we are talking about electric vehicles, connectivity, telematics, autonomous systems, e-commerce, and so much more – these are all factors that will impact the transportation sector in the future. With technology … Read moreHow Future Trends Are Affecting The Trucking Aftermarket
Remember the ELD mandate? It feels like we were just talking about it and now we are approaching a year with it in effect. Yet, there is one aspect still yet to take place, and that is the automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD) conversion. These devices were grandfathered in for two years when the ELD … Read moreAOBRD To ELD: A Comprehensive Guide
If you follow the convention circuit at all, you may have noticed something at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas; it may be a small thing, but it could have an outsized impact on the trucking industry. The Continental tire company showcased a driverless vehicle that could be used to deploy delivery … Read moreThe Transportation Sector Faces Increasing Disruption From Established Players
Since the ELD mandate went into effect, fleets have been scrambling to simply make sure they are in compliance with the new law. While the ELD has leveled the playing field for trucking companies, fleets now need to move on from simply using ELDs for regulatory reasons and find other ways to get the most … Read moreFrom Novel Uses To Necessary Transitions: The Latest In ELD Adoption
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?