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
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Does the U.S. Hate Big Trucks?

As the latest round of hours-of-service regulatory change plays out in Washington, I have come to the realization that the trucking industry is broken.

March 25, 2011
Perspective, Fuel

Opinion: Don’t Waste Your Precious Profits

Staggeringly high prices for fuel are with us again. The last time fuel prices were hovering in the neighborhood of $3.80 to $4.40 per gallon, many trucking companies fought back aggressively, using fuel conservation techniques and making sure drivers used the cheapest options available.

March 18, 2011
Perspective, Business

Opinion: S Corporations and Trucking

What was the most important event that occurred in 1958? The creation of NASA? Perhaps the birth of the King of Pop? For privately owned trucking and logistics companies, there is only one answer: tax legislation permitting S corporations.

March 9, 2011