Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: The Benefits of a Data-Driven Supply Chain

Methods such as Statistical Process Control, Lean and Six Sigma have been in use for decades, helping manufacturers maximize the efficiency and reliability of their processes. But when it comes to complex, global supply chains, a lack of data has limited the effectiveness of these tools.

Dagny Dukach | Director of Marketing, Tive Inc.
December 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Perspective

Opinion: Picking a Path for Autonomous Data

Artificial intelligence and automation could someday disrupt major sectors of the global economy, including trucking. While much is said about how automated operation could help mitigate the driver shortage, many developmental challenges remain before wide deployment of Class 8 trucks can be realized.

Ronny Cohen | Co-Founder and CEO, VAYAVISION
December 18, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Promote Truck Driver Safety All Year — Not Just at the Holidays

It’s that time of year when we see a lot of information on how to promote safe driving during the holiday season. While this increased diligence is helpful, it’s just as important to establish an environment for truck drivers that promotes safety all year-round.

John C. Wilbur Jr. | CEO, Roadmaster Group
December 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: How the DRIVE-Safe Act Could End the Driver Shortage

The persistent truck driver shortage is the industry’s top overall concern — and for good reason.

Jeremy Reymer | Founder and CEO, DriverReach
December 3, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Rethinking Leases in the Digital, Just-in-Time Marketplace

The digital marketplace has not only reshaped the retail landscape, but also has caused a fundamental shift in the transportation industry, as companies are forced to provide the low-cost/no-cost and on-demand delivery service consumers now expect.

Anthony Sasso | President of Equipment Finance, TD Bank
November 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Perspective

Opinion: The FOMO Effect on Blockchain

Don't let FOMO, or fear of missing out, push your business into blockchain technology, advises Ken Craig of McLeod Software.

Ken Craig | Vice President of Special Projects, McLeod Software
November 14, 2018
Business, Equipment, Perspective

Opinion: Including Auctions in the Asset Management Plan

Owners of fleets or dealers with large inventories of tractors and trailers must have a disciplined approach to turning those assets into cash at the end of their depreciation schedule or inventory life. These assets represent some of the largest investments these parties make, and the equipment depreciates every day. The goal is to maximize return on investment and divest when the time is right.

Steve Oliver | National Director of Sales, Taylor and Martin Auctioneers
November 7, 2018
Government, Business, Perspective

Opinion: Get Involved to Build on Success in Industry

New chairman Barry Pottle: ATA has been criticized from the outside for catering to larger companies — but those of us on the inside, those of us who have rolled up our sleeves and gotten involved and gotten to work solving big issues, we know better. ATA speaks for our entire industry, but that voice is only as powerful as those who choose to join the chorus.

Barry Pottle | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
November 4, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Times Are Good, but Our Industry Can't Rest

It is a great time to be in trucking. Signs demonstrating the strength of our industry and economy are everywhere.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 26, 2018
Government, Business, Perspective

Opinion: ATA’s Strength Built on Solidarity

By coming together with one voice, ATA has been able to effectively advocate on issues that motor carriers deem important, says Dave Manning, the 73rd chairman of American Trucking Associations and president of TCW in Nashville, Tenn.

Dave Manning | Chairman of the Board, American Trucking Associations
October 9, 2018

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