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Commentary: In Search of the Bright Side Following "Brexit"

Opinions vary about the effect on the U.S. of the surprise June vote by residents of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, but you should be aware of some of the potential ramifications.

Deborah Lockridge

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Commentary: The First Step in Fixing Detention Times

As if productivity and driver retention weren’t enough to make detention an important problem, it’s also a safety issue.

The collapse of oil prices and the resulting pullback from hydraulic fracturingoperations had a major effect on the spot market.

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Spot Freight Market Could Be Looking Up

If you’ve given up on the truckload spot freight market or have been using it less because of the past year’s depressed rates, it might be time to give it a second look.

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Q&A: J.J. Keller's Tom Reader on Educating Fleets About ELDs

In this Q&A we sit down with Tom Reader, director of marketing for ELDs at JJ Keller and Associates to talk about how fleets and shippers are learning to cope with the changes that will come with electronic logs.

Being able to analyze the profitability of loads, lanes, customers and more has helped Kottke Trucking increase revenue. Photo: Kottke Trucking

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Kottke Trucking Analyzes Freight to Improve Revenue per Mile

Kottke Trucking's search for more insight into their operations eventually led them to TCG’s Activity-Based Costing and Profitability Management Tools. The fleet says it’s seen an increase in revenue per mile of 10.5% over the past 18 months by using TCG’s Cost Information System to make better decisions.

Photo: Boyd Bros

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Driver Retention Begins With Recruiting

You want to develop a satisfied workforce of drivers who view their employer as a committed partner rather than the highest bidder at the moment. It’s not easy. It requires not just the efforts of the recruiting department, but the engagement of top management.

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What the Labor Department's New Overtime Rules Mean for Trucking

In May the United States Department of Labor published new regulations that will affect who may be paid a salary and who must be paid by the hour. The changes, which take effect December 1, 2016, dramatically change the landscape for employers.

Uber, of course, is part of the move to the "Uber-ization" of freight too.

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Uber, Amazon, and What the Sharing Economy Means for Freight Hauling

Despite all the talk of the “uberization” of trucking and tons of venture capital poured into startups that promise cheap same-day delivery, companies like FedEx and UPS aren’t likely going anywhere soon — but Amazon has been and will continue to be disruptive to the logistics business, according to Richard “Dick” Metzler, chief marketing officer of uShip.

Cooper Freight celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Its 8.5-mpg fleet average would no doubt astound its founders. Photos: Cooper

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Fuel Saving Fleets: Cooper Makes An Every Day Effort

By staying on top of data and its drivers, Cooper Freight makes its quest for better fuel economy an every day effort.

LinkeDrive’s Pedal Coach provides instant feedback on driver performance delivered to the driver’s smartphone. Photo: LinkeDrive

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9 Ways You Can Use Technology to Cut Fuel Use

Whether you’re looking to improve mpg or reduce overall fuel use and cost, automated routing and dispatching systems, telematics, in-cab nav, analytics and other systems improve efficiencies, reduce unproductive miles and monitor drivers and equipment.

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
7 Benefits of Bundling ELD & Fleet Tracking Solutions
While the ELD mandate may add a seemingly burdensome requirement to fleets, it is also an opportunity to increase operational efficiencies. Download this ebook and learn 7 possible benefits of bundling an ELD solution with a telematics solution.
Industrial IoT: Keeping Heavy-Duty Vehicles Moving
Fleet owners and operators are turning to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to reduce maintenance and repair costs while maximizing uptime. This eBook dives into the five stages of successful IIoT execution, and the value this can deliver. Read it now!
The Ultimate ELD Survival Guide
You wouldn’t travel to an unknown place without guidance, so why navigate the new ELD mandate by yourself? Our Compliance Team has 49 years of industry to share the essential information to get you up to speed and rolling.
7 Best Practices for Your Fleet Safety Program
How does your fleet safety program stack up with your peers? Learn about 7 winning strategies that leaders employ to optimize their fleet safety programs.
7 Benefits of Bundling ELD & Fleet Tracking Solutions
While the ELD mandate may add a seemingly burdensome requirement to fleets, it can be an opportunity to increase operational efficiencies by bundling electronic logging devices and telematics solutions— resulting in a powerful, integrated data stream. Download this eBook to find out the benefits of combing your electronic logging device solution and a telematics solution.
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