Michael Freeze

Business

Fleets Make Strides Toward Diversifying Workforce, Panelists Say

Diversity panel James Reed (from left), Cari Baylor, John Esparza, Alphonso Lewis and John Stomps. (Transport Topics)

Identifying diversity and helping it grow throughout the trucking industry was the main focus in an Oct. 26 virtual panel discussion during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
October 27, 2020
Business

Three Concerns for Trucking’s Workforce Development

RoadSigns' series on Workforce Development

RoadSigns produced a special series of podcasts on workforce development in which Transport Topics explored various ways to obtain and strengthen the talents and attributes of employees. Here are some of the issues the leaders of the industry discussed with us.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
October 27, 2020
Business, Safety

Confronting COVID-19 in Workplace a Tall Task for Fleets

katharine weber Katharine Weber by Transport Topics

It takes a robust yet flexible plan from trucking companies to effectively build processes and procedures to curb the risks and spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
October 23, 2020

Fleets Target Driver Retention, Safety Culture

Cardiff Idelic's Hayden Cardiff speaks on the panel. (Screenshot via MCE)

Improving driver engagement and overall safety were on the minds of industry leaders during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 20.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
October 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Telematics Strengthens Communication Between Delivery Driver and Dispatch

Ford Transit As this Ford Transit makes a delivery, telematics is helping fleets keep up with efficient productivity as well as regular maintenance. (Michael Freeze/Transport Topics)

Last-mile delivery for any fleet operation — big or small — is only as efficient as the communication between the driver and dispatch.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

A Lesson in Idling

child in car seat The precious cargo: Mikale and his "blankie." (Michael Freeze/Transport Topics)

I was presented the opportunity to drive the 2020 Ford Transit for a week.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
October 9, 2020
Technology, Equipment

Trailer Technology Moves Forward

Change is the fuel that spurs innovation, whether social or industrial. Technology for trailer management is no different.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
July 17, 2020
Business, Equipment

Study: LTL Carriers Cover More Miles Between Breakdowns Than Truckload Fleets

Truck on roadside with hood up vitpho/Getty Images

Less-than-truckload carriers outpaced truckload fleets in terms of miles between roadside breakdowns, according to a recent study.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
June 26, 2020