Perspective, Business, Logistics

Opinion: Think Inside the Box

Because transportation costs outweigh warehousing costs several times over and continue to rise, most companies think outside that big box called the warehouse when the topic is logistics and concentrate instead on how things get to their destination.

June 3, 2011
Perspective, Business, Logistics

Opinion: Rethink the ‘Just-in-Time’ Delivery System

The successful application of just-in-time delivery requires every link of the supply chain to remain unbroken. Trucks and their cargo must arrive within a very precise, predetermined period of time — often only hours before the cargo is needed on the assembly line.

May 26, 2011
Perspective, Fuel

Opinion: Domestic Energy Production Besieged

As the price of a barrel of oil stands in excess of $100, we should remember how dependent the trucking industry is on petroleum-derived diesel fuel.

May 20, 2011
Perspective, Government, Business

Opinion: Infrastructure — A Pivotal Moment

This is a pivotal moment for our nation’s commitment to investing in transportation infrastructure. The Interstate Highway System has been built, but it no longer meets all our needs and is showing its age.

May 12, 2011
Perspective, Fuel

Opinion: Fuel’s Many Costs

Traditionally, fuel has been second only to drivers as the highest variable expense truckload companies face. Since the price of fuel probably isn’t going down anytime soon, this a good time for carriers interested in future prosperity to review the costs associated with fuel.

May 6, 2011
Perspective, Business, Government, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

Opinion: Sleep Apnea and the Regulatory Agenda

The country’s recent economic climate certainly illustrates how essential and strong the transportation component is to our way of life, but trucking has needed to navigate regulatory challenges as well.

April 29, 2011
Perspective, Business, Technology, Government

Opinion: Passing Through the Patent ‘Troll’ Booth

As technologies are implemented and improved in various industries, companies are at an increased risk of being sued for patent infringement. This is particularly true as federal or state regulators move to require companies to use electronic tracking or other technology.

April 22, 2011

Opinion: Beyond ‘How’s My Driving?’

Over the years, the words, “How’s my driving?” have become nearly ubiquitous on America’s tractor-trailers, and it’s easy to see why.  

April 14, 2011
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Trucking Fights Terrorism

Earlier this year, we were once again reminded that the United States continues to face the possibility of a terrorist attack on our soil, a threat that hasn’t abated in the decade since 9/11.

April 7, 2011
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Setting Aside? Count Trucking In.

The U.S. transportation industry, which contains many hundreds of small businesses among the sizable firms, has a government champion: the Small Business Administration.

March 30, 2011