Perspective

Opinion: Technology — No Matter How Cool — Has to Pay Off

I am addicted to technology. At home I have a 3-D printer and a semi-autonomous drone aircraft. Amazon’s voice-controlled “Alexa” app manages my schedule, controls the lights in my house and plays games with my kids. Google’s Nest home services system features a thermostat that manages the temperature in our house and provides real-time security video of the property. And we have countless media streaming devices — computers, gaming systems, smart TVs and tablets.

Tom Poduch | Director of Logistics Design, Transervice Logistics Inc.
December 1, 2017
Perspective

Opinion: Follow the Right Protocol in Accident Reporting

When developing accident-response training for drivers, fleets often focus on the wrong thing. They typically start with a list of do’s and don’ts without the proper context. Fleets, and by extension their drivers, must know the importance of following the right protocol. When it comes to accident reporting, it’s crucial.

Mark Murrell | Co-Founder, CarriersEdge
November 26, 2017
Perspective

Opinion: VW Settlement Offers Funds for Purchase of Natural Gas Trucks

The bottom line? If we want cleaner air, we need cleaner trucks.

Daniel J. Gage | President, NGVAmerica
November 16, 2017
Perspective

Opinion: Recruiting, Retaining Drivers: It’s Not Them, It’s You

If you have a driver turnover problem and can’t keep drivers, especially new ones, and can’t attract new, qualified drivers, regardless of what you try or the money you throw at the problem, what you’re doing is not working. But why?

Norris Beren | Chief Executive Advisor, Risk Reward Consulting
November 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Perspective

Opinion: Emerging Evolution of Freight Brokerage

Freight and logistics always have depended on the human touch, but technology is getting smarter and many brokers wonder if their efforts will become unnecessary.

Brent Hollingsead | Marketing Director, Aljex Software Inc.
November 3, 2017
Business, Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: The 2017 Capacity Crisis: Past Lessons, Current Advice

Jeff Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, reviews lessons learned and offers current advice relative to the capacity crunch of 2017.

November 3, 2017
Perspective

Opinion: ‘Incredible Opportunity’ Exists for Trucking

When I was a young man, I could not have predicted that I’d spend my career in the trucking industry, let alone become chairman of American Trucking Associations.

October 29, 2017
Perspective

Opinion: Opportunities Abound After Momentous Year

Just over a year ago, I delivered my first State of the Industry address at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas — four months after taking over as president and CEO of ATA. Then as now, I am honored to lead this prestigious organization.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 18, 2017
Government, Business, Perspective

Opinion: Advocacy Agenda Always Puts Drivers First

The 12 months I’ve spent as chairman of American Trucking Associations provided a whirlwind of great experiences and key victories for trucking. They also provided some career highlights.

Kevin Burch | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 13, 2017
Perspective

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

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