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
Today, we are going to bring you our multi-Part article series on what your fleet can do to predict and prevent severe accidents. And while you may initially think, “But that’s impossible,” in fact it can be done. Of course, every fleet wants to increase safety and mitigate crash risk, but they just don’t know … Read moreFocusing On Predictive Analytics And Sleep Science To Prevent Severe Crashes
There are no shortages of government and think tank studies highlighting how horrible the conditions of U.S. roads and highways are. So, it should be of no surprise that a recent study completed by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine reported that interstate highways are in grave danger thanks to structural and operational … Read moreA New Report Highlights The Urgent Need For Infrastructure Funding
Big truck OEMs are expressing excitement over the prospects for future growth considering activity in last 2 years. Today, we are going to check on a few big manufacturers to gather sentiment on what we can expect from the heavy truck sector in months to come. To start, we will evaluate the battle between big … Read moreBig Truck OEMs Have Been Very Busy
The fact is, freight factoring can stimulate growth and maximize cash flow for trucking companies. Owners of trucking companies both large and small will tell you that it can be very easy to find themselves in a cash flow crunch. While there are many causes for this, the most common is working with customers who … Read moreFreight Factoring: Advantages And Mistakes For Trucking Companies