Government, Business, Perspective

Perspective: Improving the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

There are three improvements FMCSA should make to maximize the effectiveness of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, says Jeremy Reymer of DriverReach.

Jeremy Reymer | Founder and CEO, DriverReach
August 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Paving the Way for Health-Ready Technology

The commercial vehicle industry is poised to get even smarter thanks to health-ready components, says Wally Stegall of Morey.

Wally Stegall | Technical Fellow and Director of Business Development, Morey
August 13, 2019
Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Dealing With Specialty Goods When Consumers Expect Overnight Delivery

Given the robust demand for purchasing nonconveyable goods online — items such as exercise equipment and designer furniture — there exists for capable logistics providers a significant market opportunity.

Adam Fields | Founder and CEO, ARTA
July 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: ELD Data Can Help Fleets Improve Safety

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its annual Operation Safe Driver Week July 14-20, and this year’s theme is speeding.

Adam Bruttell | Vice President of Sales & Marketing, MiX Telematics
July 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Putting Safety Above ‘Misclassification’

A recent effort in a state legislature illustrates how trial lawyers’ zeal to preserve rules that limit a carrier’s control over an independent owner-operator — specifically, as it relates to motor carrier deployment of safety technologies — threatens to impede progress in trucking safety.

Prasad Sharma | Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary
July 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: The Movement of Goods Can Be Eased by Technology

Companies must consider tools that can improve control over the distribution process and maximize efforts that contribute to the bottom line, says Brian Hodgson of Descartes Systems Group.

Brian Hodgson | Senior Vice President, Industry Strategy, Descartes Systems Group
June 19, 2019
Business, Perspective

Perspective: When a Buyer Comes Calling, Be Ready

Being prepared when a suitor comes calling can directly affect your ability to either strike a good deal now or position your company for opportunities down the road, says Spencer Tenney of Tenney Group.

Spencer Tenney | President and CEO, Tenney Group
June 14, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Perspective

Perspective: Repealing the Federal Excise Tax to ‘Modernize the Truck Fleet’

More than 100 commercial truck dealers, trade association executives and trucking industry stakeholders will descend on Washington the week of June 17 to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor the Modern, Clean and Safe Trucks Act of 2019.

Jodie Teuton | Chairwoman, American Truck Dealers
June 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Best Practices for Fleets’ Contract Security

Contract security breaches can result in severe and high-profile consequences for a business, especially in today’s hyper-connected world. What are some best practices fleets can implement to increase contract security?

Timothy Donaghy | Chief Technology Officer, Contract Logix LLC
June 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: Diesel Drives Toward Clean Energy Future

The journey to cleaner diesel fuels, particulate filters and near-zero nitrogen oxide engines that took place in the 1990s through today has not been entirely smooth. But, we have witnessed the diesel engine develop into a near-zero emissions technology, says Allen Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum.

Allen Schaeffer | Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum
May 29, 2019

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