Overdrive December, 2019 – Simulator Training Drives the Industry

Overdrive December, 2019 – Simulator Training Drives the Industry

By John Kearney Recent research studies show that interest in using virtual reality (aka simulation) for training in “high-consequence” industries—i.e., industries where a mistake can cause significant property damage or fatalities or both—has increased 60% over the...
Overdrive November, 2019 – California, Truckers, and the Gig Economy

Overdrive November, 2019 – California, Truckers, and the Gig Economy

By John Kearney ​Earlier this fall, the California legislature passed—and the governor signed—Assembly Bill 5, which takes aim at the so-called gig economy. This is well-intentioned legislation, and it addresses some real problems in today’s labor economy; there are...
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...