Opinion
Opinion, Business, Fuel, Autonomous, Government, Equipment, Safety, Technology

Opinion: The Hidden Cost of Extended Idling

You don’t have to be a diesel mechanic to know that extended idling is bad for business. Frequent or prolonged idling increases emissions, wastes fuel and puts unnecessary wear on your engine. That’s why, due in large part to increasingly strict emissions standards, the trucking industry has seen a dramatic increase in idle-reduction technologies.

January 9, 2017
Opinion, Business

Opinion: A Brief History of Trucking Documents

They say that information is as important as the freight, as if that’s a recent idea. It isn’t.

January 2, 2017
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Invoice Auditing Data Help Carrier Negotiations

Shipping pricing is complex, which means there are numerous factors to take into consideration to ensure that you’re getting optimal pricing from your carriers.

December 19, 2016
Opinion, Business, Safety, Technology, Government

Opinion: Safety Is Greatest Benefit of Autonomous Tech

There has been a great amount of media attention with the first delivery by autonomous truck by Otto Transportation, which recently took place on Interstate 25 from Fort Collins to Denver in Colorado. While this trip was made with a convoy of State Patrol and Colorado DOT vehicles around it, this event still represented quite an achievement.

December 12, 2016
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Coating Crucial to Stopping Tank Corrosion

In truck and rail tankers and beyond, chemically bonded phosphate ceramics can stop corrosion, improve safety, extend equipment life and minimize maintenance and downtime.

December 5, 2016
Opinion, Business, Autonomous

Opinion: Addition by Subtraction

In a time of business growth, trucking companies may find themselves trying to keep up with increasing demands, including fleet management needs. Regardless of whether the business grows organically or through a merger or acquisition, you need to find a way to manage the needs of your business and customers. However, simply adding more vehicles to your fleet isn’t always the right answer. Sometimes, it comes down to “addition by subtraction.”

November 28, 2016
Opinion, Business

Opinion: In-Vehicle Video Can Cut Costs, Aid Drivers

Yes, incident footage can protect against litigation, but it also can serve as a training resource and improve driver accountability and safety.

November 21, 2016
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Brexit’s Effects on Global Forwarding Industry

Brexit is a term used a lot these days, but what is it really? How could it affect the forwarding community? The answers to those questions are only just beginning to surface.

Ann Bruno | Senior Vice President, ICAT Logistics Inc.
November 14, 2016
Opinion, Business, Government

Opinion: Time to Deliver Broker Set-Off Changes

Today’s brokers increasingly rely on set-off tools as justification for not paying their carriers on valid freight deliveries, giving little or no consideration to the timing of these deliveries when enforcing set-offs. In doing so, they unfairly penalize motor carriers and expose the industry to a divisive practice. It’s time to develop some much-needed changes.

November 7, 2016
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Thoughts on Avoiding Risks of the Road

It’s a great honor to be named the National Tank Truck Carriers’ Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year, because being safe out there is the most important thing for all of us — the drivers, our companies and the people we share the roads with. As a professional driver, I want to share my thoughts about safety on the road — what the risks are and how to avoid them.

October 31, 2016

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