Training Wheels January, 2020

Training Wheels January, 2020

When career e-learning developers come into the trucking industry, they’re often struck by how different it is from other industries. The content itself is not usually an issue – every industry has its own quirks, acronyms and regulations. Where it’s different...
Training Wheels December, 2019

Training Wheels December, 2019

It’s not just drivers and driving that are changing. Here, courtesy of Truck Parts & Service, is a look at the future of heavy truck technicians. Maintaining a capable technician workforce in the coming years will require fleets, dealers and service shops to train...
Training Wheels November, 2019

Training Wheels November, 2019

The coming of autonomous trucking conjures a vision of future unemployment for, well, millions of truckers. But maybe not—here, courtesy of Freightwaves, are some thoughts about how the self-driving future might generate a lot of shorter-run driving jobs for, well,...
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...
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...
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...