Opinion
Business, Equipment, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: Truck Rental Industry Remains Vigilant Against Terrorism

No law on the books can prevent the lone-wolf intentions of a madman set on harming people with a vehicle. But we can take steps to prepare.

Jake Jacoby | CEO, Truck Renting and Leasing Association
February 12, 2018
Equipment, Fuel, Opinion

Opinion: Extreme Winter Temperatures Can Ravage Fuel Filters

The historic cold snap that gripped New England and the Mid-Atlantic to kick off the new year challenged fuel handlers, causing sporadic operational issues for diesel fuel distributors and their fleet customers.

Paul Nazzaro | Founder and President Advanced Fuel Solutions Inc.
February 5, 2018
Logistics, Opinion

Opinion: For Logistics, It’s Data or Else

Amazon’s ongoing effort to build a fleet of air, road and sea vehicles should set off warning alarms for traditional logistics companies; the company has a 40-strong fleet of aircraft, has registered for a license for sea freight and holds a patent for a futuristic, high-speed subterranean urban delivery system.

Anna Shaposhnikova | Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Transmetrics
January 30, 2018
Logistics, Opinion

Opinion: Trends Affecting Logistics in 2018

The logistics industry is evolving, bringing both risk and opportunity to corporate supply chains.

Bob Farrell | Chairman and CEO, GlobalTranz
January 22, 2018
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

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