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Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

Building a Case for True Collaboration

Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. (Getty Images)

Even in today’s technology advanced environment, matching freight with capacity, particu­larly in the spot market, remains a labor-­intensive process.

Noam Frankel | CEO of FreightFriend
August 20, 2018
Safety, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

Examining Sources of Driver Stress

The lifestyle of a truck driver can take a toll on emotional and physical health. Recent ATA statistics showed driver turnover rates in excess of 90% last year. (Getty Images)

In a 2017 study, researchers asked truck drivers about the profession. Here's what they learned, and how it could impact the future.

Stephanie Thomas | Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Arkansas
August 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, Perspective

Fixing the Final-Mile Delivery Mess

Truck out for delivery in urban area. New approaches are needed to meet the demands of urban final-mile delivery. (TT File Photo)

Though it seems like every week there's a new startup introduced to the field, last-mile retail delivery is still a mess.

Will Salter | CEO, Paragon Software Systems
August 20, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: Trucking Companies Can Reap Big Recoveries in Small Claims

Does your trucking company write off thousands of dollars of small losses due to the negligence of other drivers? While small-dollar claims might not seem worth the hassle of collecting, they can add up quickly and amount to significant business losses.

Kelsea Eckert | Attorney at Law, Eckert & Associates, P.A.
August 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Perspective

Opinion: Automated Technology Ready Now Can Ease Capacity Crunch

What if I told you that another form of automated technology could help ease the industry’s capacity crunch right now? Automated routing and scheduling can maximize the usage of available driver time, take some recruiting pressure off of fleets and address the very real challenge of keeping drivers on your staff and behind the wheel once you’ve found them.

William Salter | CEO, Paragon Software Systems
August 7, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Restore Nonpartisan Support for Infrastructure

Support for infrastructure historically has been a nonpartisan issue, both in the halls of Congress and in cities, towns and counties across the nation. It’s time for Congress to challenge itself to once again make infrastructure a nonpartisan issue.

John Brown Miller | Founder, Barchan Foundation
July 27, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Don’t Penalize Truckers for Rhode Island’s Bridge Woes

Remember that feeling when a teacher sat you in the corner after wrongly accusing you of something? I believe this nation’s truckers have been placed in the proverbial corner by the state of Rhode Island.

Chris Maxwell | President and CEO, Rhode Island Trucking Association
July 25, 2018
Business, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: Do You Have a ‘Driver-Centric’ Culture?

Truck drivers are often away from a motor carrier’s physical buildings — where everyone else is located — so they don’t always develop as strong an attachment to the company as other employees do. So if a company doesn’t regularly reach out to drivers and involve them in its culture, that company runs the risk that drivers may look elsewhere for work, to a carrier that they perceive as better.

Jane Jazrawy | CEO, CarriersEdge
July 16, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Taking Aim at Deadhead Miles With Technology

A recent survey of heavy-haul truckers determined the three factors that would have the biggest impact on their business were receiving a higher rate per mile, getting paid faster and spending less time finding their next load.

Matthew Kropp | CEO, FR8Star.com
July 10, 2018
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

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