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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
Business, Perspective

Perspective: When a Buyer Comes Calling, Be Ready

Being prepared when a suitor comes calling can directly affect your ability to either strike a good deal now or position your company for opportunities down the road, says Spencer Tenney of Tenney Group.

Spencer Tenney | President and CEO, Tenney Group
June 14, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Perspective

Perspective: Repealing the Federal Excise Tax to ‘Modernize the Truck Fleet’

More than 100 commercial truck dealers, trade association executives and trucking industry stakeholders will descend on Washington the week of June 17 to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor the Modern, Clean and Safe Trucks Act of 2019.

Jodie Teuton | Chairwoman, American Truck Dealers
June 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Best Practices for Fleets’ Contract Security

Contract security breaches can result in severe and high-profile consequences for a business, especially in today’s hyper-connected world. What are some best practices fleets can implement to increase contract security?

Timothy Donaghy | Chief Technology Officer, Contract Logix LLC
June 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: Diesel Drives Toward Clean Energy Future

The journey to cleaner diesel fuels, particulate filters and near-zero nitrogen oxide engines that took place in the 1990s through today has not been entirely smooth. But, we have witnessed the diesel engine develop into a near-zero emissions technology, says Allen Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum.

Allen Schaeffer | Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum
May 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: The Time to Act on Infrastructure Is Now

It is one of the greatest networks built in the history of mankind. From the Evergreen State of Washington to the Sunshine State of Florida and from the Golden State of California to the Pine Tree State of Maine — more than 45,000 miles of interstate highways connect us from coast to coast. Whether carrying food from the farm to the table, or goods from the factory floor to store shelves, interstate highways are the lifeblood of our nation’s commerce.

Darren Hawkins | CEO, YRC Worldwide
May 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Drivers Seek Improvements on Routes

An annual survey of thousands of drivers found that while most are happy with the pay structure their fleets offer, they see room for improvement with how their routes are selected.

Jane Jazrawy | CEO, CarriersEdge
May 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: The Time Is Now for Blockchain in Transportation

In the transport and logistics sector, skepticism about blockchain remains, which means it’s important to note the advantages of blockchain but also clear up some possible misconceptions, says John Monarch of ShipChain.

John Monarch | CEO & Co-Founder, ShipChain
April 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: To Compete, Shippers Must Invest in Smart Technologies

To compete in the package delivery business, shippers must provide the best customer experience possible by investing in smart technologies and selecting the right delivery model, says Trevor Outman of Shipware.

Trevor Outman | Co-founder and President, Shipware
April 15, 2019