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Daniel Meckstroth, chief economist with the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, speaking at the FTR Transportation Conference. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Analysis: Welcome to the New Normal

When are truck freight levels, pricing and even the economy going to be at the level we are accustomed to seeing? Evan Lockridge recaps the FTR Transportation Conference for his Oct. magazine column.

Uber's Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of the autonomous trucking startup Otto, shares video of a truck with no driver. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Self-Driving Trucks and the Platooning Stepping Stone: How Soon?

While it seems pretty certain that some forms of autonomous trucking are definitely on the way, the vision varies on just what that’s going to look like and how fast it’s going to get here. That was the takeaway from a panel discussion on platooning and autonomous vehicle technologies at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Brian McLaughlin, president of PeopleNet speaking at the In.Sight. conference. Photos: Jim Beach

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TMW Systems, PeopleNet Hold First Joint User Conference

Held in Nashville, the 2016 In.Sight Conference represented the first time the two companies, both of which are owned by Trimble, had joined forces on a user conference.

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Profit Is Hiding In Dark Places

Most fleets are operating on thin margins and that is not likely to change anytime soon. Yet many of them are missing an opportunity to add to their bottom line because they don’t have complete control over their procurement process.

Rolf Lockwood

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Climbing the Data Mountain

Managing data is utterly essential to the successful maintenance of a truck fleet in 2016. That’s a given. But knowing it is one thing – doing it is quite another.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services, Seasonally Adjusted

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Analysis: How E-commerce and Millennials are Changing Retail and Trucking

Retail sales are important – not just to the overall economy, but also to trucking – and the game is changing big-time, possibly thanks to an entire generation.

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Hottest Videos of the Summer

It’s been a long, hot summer, so relax this Labor Day and take a look at our hottest videos shot over the lazy-for-some season now drawing to a close.

Graph courtesy FTR and Truckstop.com

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3 Trends in the Spot Freight Market

As FTR and Truckstop.com apply "big data" analysis to spot market pricing, Noel Perry, FTR transportation economist, offers some insights into the volatility of spot pricing and how spot prices correlate with contract pricing.

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Canada Scrambling to Develop ELD Standard

Despite an early start on developing an Electronic Logging Device standard, Canadian regulators are now scrambling to get something in place by the time the U.S. rule takes effect in December 2017.

For maximum productivity, some fleets can run trucks a second shift. HDT file photo by Ed Alfaro

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5 Steps to Higher Truck Productivity

Despite rapid technological advances, Duff Swain believes trucking companies have not made the gains in productivity they should have in recent years. In this interview he summarizes the basic steps fleets should take to maximize each truck's contribution to the bottom line.

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7 Benefits of Bundling ELD & Fleet Tracking Solutions
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