Perspective, Business, Autonomous

Opinion: Influential Women in Trucking

Women now comprise more than half the working population and are visible in management and professional careers, and yet they still represent less than 4% of Fortune 500 CEOs, according to Catalyst, a nonprofit organization concerned with expanding opportunities for women in business.

March 19, 2012
Perspective, Business, Logistics

Opinion: Information Logistics Improves Efficiency

In order to grow their revenue, many carriers say they want to be as flexible as possible in adapting to the specific needs of shippers and freight brokers.

March 12, 2012
Perspective, Business, Logistics

Opinion: Shippers — One Carrier or Many?

Shippers depend on trucking as the key element in meeting their transportation goals. The old slogan, “If you got it, it came by truck,” is as valid today as it was 30 years ago.

March 5, 2012
Perspective, Business, Logistics

Opinion: Congressman Lauds Don Schneider

Don Schneider

As one of the nation’s most influential trucking executives, Don Schneider transformed the trucking business started by his father in 1935 into one of the largest truckload freight carriers in the United States.

February 27, 2012
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Owner-Operators, Keep Those Wheels Turning

If you’re an owner-operator and your wheels aren’t turning, you’re not making money. If another vehicle slams into your truck when you have the right of way, it means you’re facing downtime through no fault of your own.

February 20, 2012
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Driver Turnaround and New HOS

In the post-HOS environment, minutes matter. By reducing driver turnaround time, we can minimize the fallout from HOS-related capacity constraints.

February 13, 2012
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Driver Recruiting Against the Odds

According to analysts at a transportation research organization, the industry is facing an increasingly acute shortage of drivers — as many as 135,000 this year.

February 6, 2012
Perspective, Business, Logistics

Opinion: Don Schneider’s Legacy of Innovation

At Qualcomm, we have been greatly saddened by the news of Don Schneider’s passing. We honor his commitment to innovation and recognize the legacy he leaves the industry.

January 30, 2012

Opinion: Cellphone Rules Offer Opportunity

On Jan. 3, rules drafted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration went into effect, prohibiting interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers and intrastate hazardous materials drivers from holding, dialing or reaching for a mobile phone.

January 23, 2012
Perspective, Business

Opinion: For 2012, Invest in Teamwork

Slowly but surely, trucking is emerging from recession, and trucking company leaders all over the country are anxiously watching the bottom line, determined not to falter now that the sun is finally coming out.

January 16, 2012