Opinion: The Value of Data From a Carrier’s Perspective

In the modern era of technology, one thing is certain: everyone wants your data.

James Langley | President, Dart Transit Co.
March 23, 2018

Opinion: Become a Better Trucking Insurance Buyer

Your customers view your product as a commodity. Rogue competitors lurk, willing to offer your customers a cheaper short-term deal. Rate increases are only achieved if market forces allow them, not whether you need them. Are we talking about the trucking industry or the insurance industry?

Chris E. Mikolay | Vice President, National Accounts & Truck Alternative Risk, National Interstate
March 2, 2018

Opinion: Debunking Common Myths About Sleep Apnea

As the National Transportation Safety Board cites sleep apnea as a factor in New York City-area train crashes, the need for sleep apnea testing and treatment regulations will once again come to the forefront. The NTSB has been advocating for measures to reduce fatigue-related accidents in the transportation industry for years.

D. Alan Lankford Ph.D. | Chief Science Officer, SleepSafe Drivers
October 2, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Opinion: Optimizing Pallet Flow Performance

Operating a warehouse requires management of forklifts, shelving and pallets to make work more efficient and help reduce wait times for truck drivers.

Ryan Wachsmuth | Sales Manager, Steel King Industries
June 12, 2017
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Practices That Could Improve Bottom Lines

When searching for cost-cutting opportunities executives often overlook established, industry-common practices that, if better managed, could greatly improve bottom line results. For the trucking industry, here are four common practices worth a second look: suggestions on how to estimate the profit opportunity associated with each and one common solution.

January 23, 2017
Perspective, 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
Perspective, 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
Perspective, 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
Perspective, 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
Perspective, Government, Business, Safety

Opinion: The Real Cost of Regulations for Small Carriers

Economists often speak of a “regulatory drag” on our economy related to the costs associated with the many regulations passed over the years.

October 24, 2016