Perspective, Business

Opinion: Looking Back at a Year in Neutral

It has been almost a year since we gathered in Phoenix, and while it seems that the time has just flown by, as we prepare to come together in Grapevine, Texas, the issues we face now are identical to the issues we faced then.

October 3, 2011
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Creating Future Truck Drivers

Trucking today faces one of the worst driver shortages ever, a situation experts say will only get worse, while at the same time, national unemployment recently topped 15%.

September 29, 2011
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Small Firms Can Fight Cargo Theft

Cargo thefts are at an all-time high, but so are innovative new surveillance, tracking and security products their makers claim can prevent or reduce thefts or hijacking and help locate stolen freight — for a price.

September 23, 2011
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Appreciating What We Take for Granted

In the United States, we have a tendency to take quite a bit for granted. We often gripe about mundane things like our kids’ sports schedules or running through the “Honey-do” list at home.

September 16, 2011
Perspective, Business

Opinion: The 1031-LKE Cash-Flow Convoy

America’s trucking industry is facing a daunting array of challenges. Near the top of the list for every CEO and CFO is: “How can I increase my cash flow?”

September 8, 2011
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Rate Your Driver Retention Program

Think your trucking company has an effective driver retention program in place? Let’s find out. This “interactive” driver retention program rating exercise will define just how effective your program is.

September 2, 2011
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Curbing Fleet Fuel Costs

A GPS tracking system that allows for fuel-card integration will present information in an easy-to-read format and give you more control over your fuel usage and costs.

August 22, 2011
Perspective, Business

Opinion: No Longer a ‘Penny Business’

Vernaculars can expedite commerce, provided all parties understand the lingo, but using it outside an industry may frustrate communications when being clearly understood is vitally important — particularly if money is involved.

August 18, 2011
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Driving Accident-Free — A Mission

This week, contestants of the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships will be convening in Orlando to begin four intense days of competition.

August 11, 2011
Perspective, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

It takes a significant effort on the part of suppliers and customers alike to ensure that strains on key supplier-customer relationships are avoided, and there is a common focus on the contributions that create value.

August 5, 2011