Trucking Industry

Transportation Solutions

Trucking Industry

Fed Study Offers Ideas for Transportation Solutions. Discuss.

Even though the Department of Transportation did not intend for its “Beyond Traffic 2045” study to be an action plan for solving the challenges facing the United States with its transportation system, the study does offer a few proposed solutions for discussion. Below are a few of the ideas floated by the report. As Saturday…

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Population impacts transportation

Trucking Industry

Population Growth and Density Will Greatly Impact the Transportation System

One key factor that will impact our nation’s transportation system, and is identified in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s recently released Beyond Traffic 2045 report, is population growth. According to the report, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration projects vehicle travel to grow at an average annual rate ranging from 0.58 to 0.86 percent…

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Class 8 Trucks

Trucking Industry

Net Orders of Class 8 Trucks Are Up

What goes down must come up. If you’ve been keeping an eye out for what’s happening with truck orders to get a sense of where fleets see things are heading in the economy, then the latest news from FTR regarding preliminary orders of Class 8 trucks in December certainly should have you smiling. FTR reported…

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Beyond Traffic 2045

Trucking Industry

Beyond Traffic 2045 is a Must Read

There are probably fewer more important documents coming from the outgoing Obama Administration than the final Beyond Traffic 2045 report highlighting transportation challenges the United States faces over the next three decades. It was recently released by outgoing U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. This report is the most comprehensive report issued by the DOT…

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Sky is Not Falling

Trucking Industry

Sky Is Not Falling

Contrary to recent prophesies by freight transportation analysts and other industry pundits, a capacity crunch in the U.S. trucking industry is not imminent. That was the conclusion Reynolds Hutchins of the Journal of Commerce came to in his article published earlier in January. A full version of the story is available to subscribers on the…

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Women in Trucking

Trucking Industry

New Index to Show True Girl Power in Trucking

Over the past few years, we’ve been fortunate to have a number of women involved in the trucking industry who strongly support our weigh station bypass service – women like Amanda Jones, part of a common-law husband and wife team driving for JBM Logistics; Cheryl Pollard, owner-operator and podcast host on the Truckin’ Roundup Show;…

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The Safety Benefits-2

Safety, Trucking Industry

The Safety Benefits of Weigh Station Bypass

The operational benefits of deploying a fleet-wide weigh station bypass service are often apparent: time savings, fuel and operational cost savings, increased fleet efficiency, improved driver satisfaction. The often overlooked safety benefits of a weigh station bypass service are just as impressive: • Improve driver safety • Protect and leverage safety score • Contribute to…

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Driver Retention, Trucking Industry

Survey Shows Private Carriers Attract and Keep Industry’s Top Drivers

Recently, we noted how the removal of CSA scores from public view has been a double-edged sword because it leaves carriers with one less way to measure how they stack up against their peers. Well, if you’re a private fleet, the National Private Truck Council offers a benchmarking survey report that may provide you a…

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The Importance Of Analysis In Trucking - web

Trucking Industry, Trucking Tech

Fleet Owner Identifies Importance of Data Analysis

Mission critical. It’s a description companies often use to stress the importance of some activity. In a story written by Fleet Owner senior editor Kevin Jones, and published in the October 2016 issue, Jones describes the use of good data, along with the tools like telematics and fleet management software, to analyze it and communicate…

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