Gary Frantz

Business, Technology, Safety

Talent Wanted: Truck Technicians

Truck Technicians C.R. England technicians at work. The company says it promotes the earnings potential of the technician profession. (C.R. England)

Trucking companies are pulling out all the stops to find, recruit, educate, train, develop and recognize the next generation of commercial vehicle technicians. It’s a fundamental issue as the industry’s workforce of technicians continues to age toward retirement, while at the same time, there’s a scarcity of young men and women coming into the profession to fill their ranks.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
July 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

ELD Era Brings Fleets, Shippers Toward More Collaboration, Experts Say

A truck at a loading dock A truck at a loading dock. Shippers are trying to address delays at docks due to the implementation of the ELD mandate, experts say. (iStock)

The advent of ELDs is influencing how carriers and shippers work together to control costs, deploy capacity, design networks, offer and charge for services, make capital investments, recruit and assign drivers and leverage new technology.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
January 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Fleets Target Opportunities in Growing Final-Mile Sector

Final Mile Schneider

It was not so long ago that home delivery of products such as furniture, mattresses and televisions was straightforward and rigid, with few choices for customers.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
July 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Could Truck Electronics Be the Next Cybersecurity Threat?

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Welcome to a potentially new world of cybercrime: trucks targeted for theft or sabotage by hacking into engine control modules and planting malicious code.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Cyber Defenders: How Fleets Are Preventing Hackers From Disrupting IT Systems, Stealing Data

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Cybersecurity threats are growing in both number and sophis­tication, forcing transportation companies to take additional steps to prevent these attacks from crippling their information technology systems, compromising proprietary data or potentially even disrupting trucks’ electronic controls.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
April 20, 2018