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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.

Photo: Vaughan Leiberum/ CC BY 2.0

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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.

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Turning Big Data into Actionable Safety Intelligence
The ability to access or analyze big data, especially in real-time as it streams in, can have an enormous impact on a business, particularly if it is used to predict the onset of an event or provide insight into how to transform a process or operation. Some fleet managers are beginning to call this “Actionable Safety Intelligence.” Here’s why.
The Right ELD
Driving Profitability From The ELD Mandate. With paper logbooks gone and the ELD now standard, how can trucking companies of all sizes meet the FMCSA ELD Mandate and boost productivity and efficiency?
Connectivity: How Advanced Vehicle Technology Is Changing the Transportation Industry
In this report, you’ll discover the new types of advanced vehicle technology that is changing the industry, how these technologies affect your fleet, and how you can prepare for the future of the transportation industry.
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.
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.
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