Perspective

Opinion: Modern Free Trade Agreements Good for US Businesses

For more than 30 years, free trade agreements have facilitated international trade, fueled economic growth, raised living standards and allowed American families access to affordable goods and services. Many businesses large and small understand the benefits of FTAs and have adjusted their business plans to center around international expansion. However, globalization is also fueling a vigorous national debate on the parameters of free trade.

Eugene Laney | Head of International Trade Affairs, DHL Express U.S.
March 20, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: The Driver Shortage From a Tank Truck Perspective

The driver shortage remains a challenge for trucking companies across the board, and the tank truck industry is no exception.

Lee Miller | Chairman, National Tank Truck Drivers
March 12, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Become a Better Trucking Insurance Buyer

Your customers view your product as a commodity. Rogue competitors lurk, willing to offer your customers a cheaper short-term deal. Rate increases are only achieved if market forces allow them, not whether you need them. Are we talking about the trucking industry or the insurance industry?

Chris E. Mikolay | Vice President, National Accounts & Truck Alternative Risk, National Interstate
March 2, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Perspective

Opinion: 3D Printing Could Bring Supply Chain Closer to Customers

Most of the talk surrounding 3D printing in the trucking industry centers on how it can be used to supply replacement parts for older vehicles. But its real value is much greater than that.

G. David Gerrard | Managing Partner Cornerstone Growth Advisors
February 26, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: US Gets Serious About Driver Training

While the electronic logging device mandate has been dominating the headlines, a lesser-known provision enacted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will require that U.S.-based commercial driver license training facilities prove they meet facility, staff and curriculum requirements.

Laura McMillan | Vice President of Training Development, Instructional Technologies Inc.
February 21, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: Truck Rental Industry Remains Vigilant Against Terrorism

No law on the books can prevent the lone-wolf intentions of a madman set on harming people with a vehicle. But we can take steps to prepare.

Jake Jacoby | CEO, Truck Renting and Leasing Association
February 12, 2018
Equipment, Fuel, Perspective

Opinion: Extreme Winter Temperatures Can Ravage Fuel Filters

The historic cold snap that gripped New England and the Mid-Atlantic to kick off the new year challenged fuel handlers, causing sporadic operational issues for diesel fuel distributors and their fleet customers.

Paul Nazzaro | Founder and President Advanced Fuel Solutions Inc.
February 5, 2018
Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: For Logistics, It’s Data or Else

Amazon’s ongoing effort to build a fleet of air, road and sea vehicles should set off warning alarms for traditional logistics companies; the company has a 40-strong fleet of aircraft, has registered for a license for sea freight and holds a patent for a futuristic, high-speed subterranean urban delivery system.

Anna Shaposhnikova | Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Transmetrics
January 30, 2018
Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: Trends Affecting Logistics in 2018

The logistics industry is evolving, bringing both risk and opportunity to corporate supply chains.

Bob Farrell | Executive Chairman, GlobalTranz Enterprises
January 22, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Tax Reform’s Opportunities for Trucking Require Planning, Analysis

The Tax Reform and Jobs Act of 2017 slashes corporate rates, offers full expensing on qualifying new and used equipment purchases, repeals like-kind exchanges on revenue equipment and other personal property — including tractors and trailers — and repeals the itemized deduction for unreimbursed employee driver expenses.

Russell Norris | National Transportation & Logistics Practice Leader, Grant Thornton
January 17, 2018

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