Opinion, Business

Opinion: The 1031-LKE Cash-Flow Convoy

America’s trucking industry is facing a daunting array of challenges. Near the top of the list for every CEO and CFO is: “How can I increase my cash flow?”

September 8, 2011
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Rate Your Driver Retention Program

Think your trucking company has an effective driver retention program in place? Let’s find out. This “interactive” driver retention program rating exercise will define just how effective your program is.

September 2, 2011
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Curbing Fleet Fuel Costs

A GPS tracking system that allows for fuel-card integration will present information in an easy-to-read format and give you more control over your fuel usage and costs.

August 22, 2011
Opinion, Business

Opinion: No Longer a ‘Penny Business’

Vernaculars can expedite commerce, provided all parties understand the lingo, but using it outside an industry may frustrate communications when being clearly understood is vitally important — particularly if money is involved.

August 18, 2011
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Driving Accident-Free — A Mission

This week, contestants of the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships will be convening in Orlando to begin four intense days of competition.

August 11, 2011
Opinion, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

It takes a significant effort on the part of suppliers and customers alike to ensure that strains on key supplier-customer relationships are avoided, and there is a common focus on the contributions that create value.

August 5, 2011
Opinion, Business, Fuel

Opinion: Consider Hedging On-Road Fuel Costs

Perhaps your company already has explored myriad ways to reduce the cost of on-road fuel. But have you considered hedging the cost of your on-road fuel?

July 29, 2011
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Train Drivers to Deal With Spills

A transportation accident or emergency release that results in an environmental hazard is, for most businesses, an extraordinary occurrence. Yet every business needs to be prepared for such an event.

July 22, 2011
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Are Carriers Paid Enough for Fuel?

A question for shippers: Have your carriers asked for rate increases to cover higher fuel costs? If so, how did you react to their request?

July 15, 2011
Opinion, Business, Safety

Opinion: Please, DOT, Flip the Switch for PSP

When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration finally launched its Pre-Employment Screening Program in May 2010, it represented a huge leap forward for improving the safety of America’s highways.

July 7, 2011