Training Wheels March, 2020

Training Wheels March, 2020

Truckers Fighting Human Trafficking, from NBC News, January 26, 2020.A few months ago, trucker Brian Sprowel got a late-night knock on his door while he was resting at a truck stop in Arizona. A sickly-looking young woman came up to his truck window and asked whether...
Training Wheels February, 2020

Training Wheels February, 2020

ATS in Action, from San Diego Business Journal, January 20, 2020Beginning truck drivers must first pass a written exam to get a learner’s permit; they then practice behind the wheel of a truck to prepare for the driving portion of the exam. Those who pass both tests...
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...