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Commentary: The 3D Force of Disruption

3D printing is about as big a disruptor as you’ll find in the freight-hauling world, t has the potential to wipe a lot of freight right off the map, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

There’s no one route to the future, yet there already are on ramps open to it.

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Which Way to the Smart Highway?

There’s no one route to the future, yet there already are on ramps open to it.

Forward collision warning is becoming more common, but other ADAS technologies lag behind.

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Are We Adopting Advanced Safety Systems Quickly Enough?

Advanced driver assistance systems present an opportunity to save thousands of lives and drive economic expansion over the next decade – but we need to move faster, contended Brian Collie, partner and managing director of Boston Consulting Group, in a recent speech.

A panel discussion of four "Industry Legends" at ATA MC&E. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Trucking Legends Offer Insight Into Surviving Disruption

Trucking may be facing a level of “disruption” not seen since trucking deregulation in 1980, said four “trucking legends” who went through it – but basic business concepts and treating drivers right will likely help trucking companies survive, according to a panel discussion at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

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Big Data is Generating Big Returns

Data ranging from maintenance costs to video images is increasingly helping fleets to drive down the cost of everything from on-road repairs to collisions. And those who dig a little deeper can realize some of the biggest savings of all.

Photo: J.J. Keller & Associates

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Don't Miss This Critical Step in ELD Implementation

There’s more to complying with the electronic logging device mandate than putting the devices in your trucks. Will your new ELD policies and procedures pass FMCSA’s scrutiny as adequate safety management controls?

Adopting more technological advances is the most likely route to cut back insurance costs, including leveraging solutions to curb distracted driving and other unsafe behaviors. Photos: iStockPhoto

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Why Insurance Costs are Sky-High

A perfect storm of business conditions has whipped up insurance costs, but applying technology and managing people can help calm the tempest.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

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Can Trucks be Hacked?

Does trucking face a cyber-threat resulting from weaknesses in the electronic architecture of its trucks? From part eight of our Trucking in the 21st Century series.

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Cyber Security: Connect at Your Own Risk

How fleets can enjoy greater connectivity without risking more cyber attacks. Part eight of our Trucking in the 21st Century series.

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