Millennials and Trucking: A Perfect Match?

Millennials and Trucking: A Perfect Match?

By John Kearney ​The Millennial generation, people born between about 1983 and 2000, will make up 75% of the American workforce. Already, according to some calculations, they’ve surpassed the baby boomers in terms of economic clout and buying power. As they step forward into the most prominent place in our society,...

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News From the Road October, 2019

News From the Road October, 2019

Access Receivables, September 30, 2019: What if your workforce could be freed from repetitive tasks that are simple, but can lead to errors if an employee is tired? How many other more important tasks could that employee focus on? That’s just part of thepromise of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workforce. In the...

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Artificial Intelligence Can Benefit Trucking Industry

Artificial Intelligence Can Benefit Trucking Industry

Along with simulation and a host of other technological developments, artificial intelligence has the potential to benefit the trucking and logistics industry. Courtesy of TRUCKS, here are some thoughts from AI entrepreneur Mike Capps.  Using synthetic data sets will help logistics providers analyze their vast...

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Global Perspectives October, 2019

Global Perspectives October, 2019

A dangerous scheme is steering newcomers into Canadian trucking jobs—and putting lives at risk. Mahan Singh, who comes from Amritsar, in northwestern India, had never experienced ice or snow. He’d never considered being a truck driver, either, but Canadian immigration consultants told him that getting experience in...

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FMCSA Proposes Eased Hours-of-Service Rules

FMCSA Proposes Eased Hours-of-Service Rules

By John Kearney ​The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has recently proposed a set of changes to the hours-of-service rules that govern the number of hours per day truckers are permitted to spend behind the wheel, as well as the rest breaks they are required to take. Current hours-of-service rules allow...

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September News From the Road

September News From the Road

ATS Blog, August 2019. A big part of training at any CDL school centers around one of the basic trucker skills—shifting gears. That’s getting a lot easier, both in training and out on the road, because of the increasing move to automatic transmissions for 18-wheelers. This is helping the industry become more...

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Safety is Paramount

Safety is Paramount

Safety is paramount in our industry; we owe it to the shippers who entrust us with their goods, the citizens who share the road with us, our families and colleagues, and ourselves. Part of being safe is knowing the rules and following them (see “Overdrive” for more on this), but a lot of it is a matter of focus and...

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Global Perspectives September, 2019

Global Perspectives September, 2019

On June 13 of this year, the Canadian Electronic Logging Device mandate was announced by March Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport. The mandate, with a compliance deadline of June 12, 2021, requires the use of ELDs by all federally regulated commercial truck and bus operators. In July, the Canadian Trucking...

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Trucking Firms Seek to Recruit Women Drivers

Trucking Firms Seek to Recruit Women Drivers

By John Kearney The latest figures from American Trucking Associations show the U.S. driver shortage easing somewhat, from 60,000 last year to 59,500 in 2019. Unfortunately, says ATA, that’s a fleeting and temporary bit of good news, partly due to a lull in freight demand, and partly due to the delivery of new trucks...

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Ways To Attract Women Drivers

Ways To Attract Women Drivers

A big part of training at any CDL school centers around one of the basic trucker skills—shifting gears. That’s getting a lot easier, both in training and out on the road, because of the increasing move to automatic transmissions for 18-wheelers. This is helping the industry become more attractive to women (see...

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Women Can End The UK Driver Shortage

Women Can End The UK Driver Shortage

As noted elsewhere (see “Overdrive”), the combination of a serious trucker shortage and an overwhelmingly male workforce is leading U.S. transportation companies to get serious about recruiting women. This idea is also being talked about across the Atlantic, where things are pretty much like they are here, only...

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Simulation Needed to Save Lives

Simulation Needed to Save Lives

By John Kearney On a Thursday afternoon in late April, an 18-wheeler lost control on Interstate 70 outside of Denver and plowed into a line of eastbound traffic that was stopped because of an accident ahead. The crash caused a fire that engulfed numerous vehicles; four people were killed, and two more seriously...

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