Opinion
Opinion

Tax Reform’s Opportunities for Trucking Require Planning, Analysis

The Tax Reform and Jobs Act of 2017 slashes corporate rates, offers full expensing on qualifying new and used equipment purchases, repeals like-kind exchanges on revenue equipment and other personal property — including tractors and trailers — and repeals the itemized deduction for unreimbursed employee driver expenses.

Russell Norris | National Transportation & Logistics Practice Leader, Grant Thornton
January 17, 2018
Opinion

Opinion: ‘Personalizing’ the Fleet Management Supply Chain

With power shifting from the retailer to the consumer, the personalized supply chain has been a buzzword in the retail industry for quite some time. But why are we talking about retail in an article about fleet management?

Kevin Price | Technical Product Evangelist & Product Strategist, Infor
January 10, 2018
Opinion

Opinion: Don’t Forget, Drivers Are Trucking’s Most Important Asset

For the first time in more than a decade, the driver shortage tops the American Transportation Research Institute’s list of critical issues facing the trucking industry — and we should be ashamed.

Joe Chandler | President, SPI International Transportation
January 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Opinion

Opinion: Tire Maintenance Key in Age of Autonomous Vehicles

Pretty much everyone knows tires are second only to fuel among operating costs for fleets. What's new is how the industry will deal with the potential for tire failures on autonomous trucks.

Peggy Fisher | President, TireStamp Inc.
December 20, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: Maximize Short-Term Value for Long-Term Gains

Recent company mergers and initial public offerings have brought the value of trucking companies to the forefront.

David Roush | President, KSM Transport Advisors
December 11, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: Technology — No Matter How Cool — Has to Pay Off

I am addicted to technology. At home I have a 3-D printer and a semi-autonomous drone aircraft. Amazon’s voice-controlled “Alexa” app manages my schedule, controls the lights in my house and plays games with my kids. Google’s Nest home services system features a thermostat that manages the temperature in our house and provides real-time security video of the property. And we have countless media streaming devices — computers, gaming systems, smart TVs and tablets.

Tom Poduch | Director of Logistics Design, Transervice Logistics Inc.
December 1, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: Follow the Right Protocol in Accident Reporting

When developing accident-response training for drivers, fleets often focus on the wrong thing. They typically start with a list of do’s and don’ts without the proper context. Fleets, and by extension their drivers, must know the importance of following the right protocol. When it comes to accident reporting, it’s crucial.

Mark Murrell | Co-Founder, CarriersEdge
November 26, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: VW Settlement Offers Funds for Purchase of Natural Gas Trucks

The bottom line? If we want cleaner air, we need cleaner trucks.

Daniel J. Gage | President, NGVAmerica
November 16, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: Recruiting, Retaining Drivers: It’s Not Them, It’s You

If you have a driver turnover problem and can’t keep drivers, especially new ones, and can’t attract new, qualified drivers, regardless of what you try or the money you throw at the problem, what you’re doing is not working. But why?

Norris Beren | Chief Executive Advisor, Risk Reward Consulting
November 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Opinion

Opinion: Emerging Evolution of Freight Brokerage

Freight and logistics always have depended on the human touch, but technology is getting smarter and many brokers wonder if their efforts will become unnecessary.

Brent Hollingsead | Marketing Director, Aljex Software Inc.
November 3, 2017

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