Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: Vigilance Needed in Driver Drug Testing, Monitoring

The expanding legalization of marijuana across the country opens up fleets and motor carriers to increased risk.

Steve Bojan | Vice President & Transportation Practice Leader, Hub International
April 3, 2019
Business, Fuel, Perspective

Opinion: Ensuring Quality of Diesel Exhaust Fluid Can Help Keep Trucks Running Smoothly

Fleet managers and truck drivers both need to understand that the quality of the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) going into their vehicles is as important as the quality of the engine oils or fuels used in their vehicles.

Jeffrey Harmening | Team Lead, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, American Petroleum Institute
March 20, 2019
Business, Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: Multiple Strategies Can Mitigate Driver Shortage

While the demand for trucks to haul freight is showing no signs of slowing down, the number of experienced and available truck drivers is not keeping pace.

Sven Wengler | Director of Logistics & Transportation Practice, Simon-Kucher & Partners
March 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: Using Predictive Analytics for More Efficient Supply Chains

Logistics companies depend greatly on accuracy, timeliness and efficiency to meet distribution and customer demands. The use of predictive analytics, however, is changing the game for this industry because of its ability to determine real-time patterns, track data and anticipate these demands to streamline operations.

Inbal Axelrod | Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, MyRouteOnline
February 26, 2019
Perspective

Opinion: Amazon Innovations Force Supply Chain Change

Although widely regarded as innovative, Amazon’s business model has caused disruptive change, whether to its direct competitors or specific industries.

Sean Maharaj | Managing Director, Transportation Logistics and Retail Practices, AArete
February 19, 2019
Perspective

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, Perspective

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, Perspective

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, Perspective

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, Perspective

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

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