Perspective

Opinion: Salute the Heroes Who Drive Our Economy

There is one group of people operating on the front lines of our forward-moving economy. Without their hard work and sense of duty, day in and day out, our economy would grind to a halt. They are America’s professional truck drivers.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
September 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Perspective

Opinion: Sensing the Future of Fleet Maintenance and Efficiency

Fuel is often one of the first considerations in calculating annual expenses. According to the American Transportation Research Institute’s 2017 Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking, nearly 40% of operating costs are derived from fuel alone.

Wally Stegall | Technical Fellow and Director of Business Development, Morey
August 28, 2018
Government, Business, Perspective

Opinion: Tips for US Carriers When Moving Their Business Into Mexico

There are three top considerations for U.S. carriers when moving their business into Mexico.

Dennis L. Templeton | Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, Hub International Transportation Insurance Services Inc.
August 20, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

The Rise of Amazon Logistics

Stacked Amazon Prime boxes. Amazon packages sit at a doorstep in Maryland after delivery. (Shutterstock)

Amazon's announcement last month was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before the company reveals plans for a comprehensive logistics network.

Eytan Buchman | Vice President of Marketing at Freightos
August 20, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

Building a Case for True Collaboration

Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. (Getty Images)

Even in today’s technology advanced environment, matching freight with capacity, particu­larly in the spot market, remains a labor-­intensive process.

Noam Frankel | CEO of FreightFriend
August 20, 2018
Safety, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

Examining Sources of Driver Stress

The lifestyle of a truck driver can take a toll on emotional and physical health. Recent ATA statistics showed driver turnover rates in excess of 90% last year. (Getty Images)

In a 2017 study, researchers asked truck drivers about the profession. Here's what they learned, and how it could impact the future.

Stephanie Thomas | Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Arkansas
August 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, Perspective

Fixing the Final-Mile Delivery Mess

Truck out for delivery in urban area. New approaches are needed to meet the demands of urban final-mile delivery. (TT File Photo)

Though it seems like every week there's a new startup introduced to the field, last-mile retail delivery is still a mess.

Will Salter | CEO, Paragon Software Systems
August 20, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: Trucking Companies Can Reap Big Recoveries in Small Claims

Does your trucking company write off thousands of dollars of small losses due to the negligence of other drivers? While small-dollar claims might not seem worth the hassle of collecting, they can add up quickly and amount to significant business losses.

Kelsea Eckert | Attorney at Law, Eckert & Associates, P.A.
August 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Perspective

Opinion: Automated Technology Ready Now Can Ease Capacity Crunch

What if I told you that another form of automated technology could help ease the industry’s capacity crunch right now? Automated routing and scheduling can maximize the usage of available driver time, take some recruiting pressure off of fleets and address the very real challenge of keeping drivers on your staff and behind the wheel once you’ve found them.

William Salter | CEO, Paragon Software Systems
August 7, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Restore Nonpartisan Support for Infrastructure

Support for infrastructure historically has been a nonpartisan issue, both in the halls of Congress and in cities, towns and counties across the nation. It’s time for Congress to challenge itself to once again make infrastructure a nonpartisan issue.

John Brown Miller | Founder, Barchan Foundation
July 27, 2018

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