Business, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: Safety Programs Help Protect Fleets, Drivers

According to The National Safety Council, vehicle accidents are among the most costly of injury claims for businesses. The average cost of a loss related to a vehicle accident is nearly twice as much as the average workplace injury.

Nick Oates | Certified Workers’ Compensation Advisor, Knight-Dik Insurance Agency
June 19, 2018
Government, Business, Perspective

Opinion: Trucking Industry Supports Repeal of Federal Excise Tax

The American Truck Dealers’ top legislative priority is to repeal the federal excise tax, and truck dealers and automotive trade association executives will converge on Capitol Hill this month to support this important effort.

Jodie Teuton | Chairwoman, American Truck Dealers
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Perspective

Opinion: Managing Contracts for Maximum Efficiency and Minimum Risk

Trucking fleets work every day to draft, negotiate and execute contracts with suppliers, employees, subcontractors and customers that maximize revenue and produce efficiencies for all involved. But in a heavily regulated industry such as trucking, compliance issues related to federal, state and local laws must be directly reflected in these contracts, and that can get burdensome.

Timothy Donaghy | Chief Technology Officer, Contract Logix LLC
June 4, 2018

Opinion: Factoring Services Can Keep Cash Flowing to Fleets

As 2018 hits its midpoint, fleet owners face an expanding obstacle course of challenges to keep their businesses running smoothly.

Mary Ann Hudson | Executive Vice President, Bibby Transportation Finance
May 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Perspective

Opinion: A Future for Highway Funding

For decades, America’s roads and bridges were paid for by the users of transportation systems through modest fuel taxes. The system worked well for years, but as vehicles became more fuel efficient and cars that use little or no fuel at all became more prevalent, less revenue from this user fee flowed into the Highway Trust Fund. It's time to forge a new path forward.

Ed Rendell and Ray LaHood | Co-Chairs, Building America’s Future
May 22, 2018

Opinion: Better Data Through ‘Coupled’ Connected Technology

Fleet executives want technology that can solve their problems today — and in the future. They want to grow revenue while improving service levels and reducing cost, as doing so will produce better service for customers and generate better results. Anything that threatens these things is bad for business — especially unplanned downtime.

Gerry Mead | Executive Director of Innovation, Phillips Industries
May 11, 2018

Opinion: The Financial Case for Technology Investment

It’s no secret that technology is rapidly changing the business of trucking. Electronic logging devices, automation, electric power and advancements in telematics are or may soon affect the way transportation companies plan, execute, compete and succeed.

Sean Maharaj | Managing Director, Transportation Logistics and Retail Practices, AArete
May 7, 2018
Government, Business, Perspective

Opinion: New Lease Accounting Rules May Hit Smaller, Private Carriers Hardest

Updated lease accounting rules that take effect in December promise to keep finance and accounting executives busy this year.

Jennifer Wieroniey | Manager, National Accounting and Finance Council, American Trucking Associations
April 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: Safety Culture Falls Outside Government Purview

Should the federal government be measuring your company’s safety culture? The short answer is “no.” Absolutely not.

Marvin J. Dainoff | Human Factors Consultant, Humanproof LLC
April 24, 2018

Opinion: Could Data-Driven Technology Lead the Trucking Industry to Nirvana?

The trucking industry has hit a few roadblocks in recent times. Driver shortages, increased competition from outside the industry and slow acceptance of technological advances are just a few of the hurdles that have brought stagnancy to our sector.

Timothy Leonard | Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Trimble Transportation Enterprise Solutions
April 18, 2018