Business, Technology, Equipment, Perspective

Perspective: Trucking’s Telematics Systems Are Only as Good as the Losses They Prevent

Rising insurance premiums are a perennial stress for many motor carriers, many of which are now installing telematics systems with the latest safety technologies to mitigate cost increases.

September 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: A Blueprint to Attract Younger Drivers

As Congress and the FMCSA weigh programs to put young drivers on the road, now is the perfect time to consider how the trucking industry can use intrinsic rewards and technology to attract recruits.

Laura McMillan | Vice President of Training Development, Instructional Technologies Inc.
September 9, 2019
Business, Perspective

Perspective: Rethinking Driver Recruiting

The trucking industry’s shortage of drivers and high turnover rate make it hard for many regional and over-the-road carriers to recruit and retain qualified candidates, but there is a system carriers can adopt that will help them attract and keep good drivers who fit their company’s requirements, and culture.

Norris Beren | Chief Executive Advisor, Risk Reward Consulting
September 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: The Power of Leveraging Logistics

As shippers strategically prepare for the future, it’s worth asking how they will value logistics. Will logistics be a source of competitive advantage or a reliable utility?

August 26, 2019
Government, Business, Perspective

Perspective: Improving the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

There are three improvements FMCSA should make to maximize the effectiveness of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, says Jeremy Reymer of DriverReach.

Jeremy Reymer | Founder and CEO, DriverReach
August 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Paving the Way for Health-Ready Technology

The commercial vehicle industry is poised to get even smarter thanks to health-ready components, says Wally Stegall of Morey.

Wally Stegall | Technical Fellow and Director of Business Development, Morey
August 13, 2019
Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Dealing With Specialty Goods When Consumers Expect Overnight Delivery

Given the robust demand for purchasing nonconveyable goods online — items such as exercise equipment and designer furniture — there exists for capable logistics providers a significant market opportunity.

Adam Fields | Founder and CEO, ARTA
July 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: ELD Data Can Help Fleets Improve Safety

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its annual Operation Safe Driver Week July 14-20, and this year’s theme is speeding.

Adam Bruttell | Vice President of Sales & Marketing, MiX Telematics
July 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Putting Safety Above ‘Misclassification’

A recent effort in a state legislature illustrates how trial lawyers’ zeal to preserve rules that limit a carrier’s control over an independent owner-operator — specifically, as it relates to motor carrier deployment of safety technologies — threatens to impede progress in trucking safety.

Prasad Sharma | Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary
July 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: The Movement of Goods Can Be Eased by Technology

Companies must consider tools that can improve control over the distribution process and maximize efforts that contribute to the bottom line, says Brian Hodgson of Descartes Systems Group.

Brian Hodgson | Senior Vice President, Industry Strategy, Descartes Systems Group
June 19, 2019