Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Automating Purchase, Payment Functions Can Benefit Fleets

Historically, the procure-to-pay process, which integrates the purchasing department with the accounts payable department, was not one where fleet managers focused their attention. Yet, when it comes to purchasing both direct and indirect products and services, fleet managers can benefit from P2P solutions, which can connect the dots between each player in the business-to-business transaction.

Doug Clark | CEO and Chairman, Corcentric
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: Using Analytics to Help Retain Drivers

Key variables can be analyzed using machine learning to predict a driver’s risk of leaving a company, and insights from those data points can provide — and prescribe — recommendations on what type of intervention is needed, says Chris Orban of Trimble.

Chris Orban | Vice President of Data Science, Trimble Transportation Division
January 30, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: Trucking Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, but the trucking industry must commit all year to continuing to address the human trafficking crisis happening in our communities from coast to coast, says Sherri Garner Brumbaugh.

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh | President and CEO, Garner Transportation Group
January 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Opinion

Opinion: The ABCs of Emerging Transport Technologies

Emerging technologies are reshaping the very nature of how we transport goods, and offer the ability to provide agile services that meet the increasing demands of the supply chain, says Ben Wiesen of Carrier Logistics Inc.

Ben Wiesen | President, Carrier Logistics Inc.
January 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Opinion

Opinion: What Shippers Can Expect in 2019

The year 2018 was a record one for freight markets. So what does 2019 have in store? Bob Farrell of GlobalTranz has some thoughts.

Bob Farrell | Executive Chairman, GlobalTranz Enterprises
January 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: The Benefits of a Data-Driven Supply Chain

Methods such as Statistical Process Control, Lean and Six Sigma have been in use for decades, helping manufacturers maximize the efficiency and reliability of their processes. But when it comes to complex, global supply chains, a lack of data has limited the effectiveness of these tools.

Dagny Dukach | Director of Marketing, Tive Inc.
December 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Opinion

Opinion: Picking a Path for Autonomous Data

Artificial intelligence and automation could someday disrupt major sectors of the global economy, including trucking. While much is said about how automated operation could help mitigate the driver shortage, many developmental challenges remain before wide deployment of Class 8 trucks can be realized.

Ronny Cohen | Co-Founder and CEO, VAYAVISION
December 18, 2018
Opinion

Opinion: Promote Truck Driver Safety All Year — Not Just at the Holidays

It’s that time of year when we see a lot of information on how to promote safe driving during the holiday season. While this increased diligence is helpful, it’s just as important to establish an environment for truck drivers that promotes safety all year-round.

John C. Wilbur Jr. | CEO, Roadmaster Group
December 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: How the DRIVE-Safe Act Could End the Driver Shortage

The persistent truck driver shortage is the industry’s top overall concern — and for good reason.

Jeremy Reymer | Founder and CEO, DriverReach
December 3, 2018
Opinion

Opinion: Rethinking Leases in the Digital, Just-in-Time Marketplace

The digital marketplace has not only reshaped the retail landscape, but also has caused a fundamental shift in the transportation industry, as companies are forced to provide the low-cost/no-cost and on-demand delivery service consumers now expect.

Anthony Sasso | President of Equipment Finance, TD Bank
November 26, 2018

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