Productivity

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November 3, 2014

ATRI Seeks Carrier Input On Detention Survey

ATRI is looking for carrier input through its latest survey on detention time and the impact it has on industry safety and productivity,

September 22, 2014

Trucking Productivity Facing Challenges

Logistics cost as a percent of GDP has been declining over the last 30 years, from 16% before deregulation to 8% now. But while logistics costs have been reduced, productivity has leveled out and may even decrease, according to Stifel's John Larkin, speaking at TMW's annual user conference.

August 5, 2014

Survey Confirms Tight Capacity

Trucking capacity is indeed tight, according to the third-quarter 2014 Fleet Sentiment Report survey conducted in July by CK Commercial Vehicle Research, and carriers are trying many methods to improve productivity.

July 22, 2014

Back a Double-Trailer Rig? There’s an App for That

The point is productivity: A vehicle longer and more complex than the single semis normally used in most of Europe could be employed to haul more cargo in one trip. And with little training, its driver could back it into position for loading or unloading.

May 30, 2014

Video: Two Fleet Leaders Talk About New Hours of Service

Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express and an American Trucking Associations vice chairman, and Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express and ATA Chairman, talk about the negative impacts of changes to hours-of-service rules on their fleets, the trucking industry and the economy.

March 31, 2014

Wabash Shows What a 33-Foot Pup Would Look Like

Congress is supposedly inclined to approve a proposal to allow twin 33-foot doubles. If so, trailers like this would probably become common. Tom Berg has the story from last month's TMC meeting in his Trailer Talk blog.

March 12, 2014

Pneumatic Landing Gear Operates Quickly, Easily

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Just in from the United Kingdom is a pneumatic landing gear product that replaces hand-cranked gear and promises to eliminate injuries and save time and money.

March 6, 2014

Economic Watch: Factory Shipments, Orders Fall

New orders fell 0.7% from the month before, following a December drop of 2%, larger than first reported. Excluding transportation, new orders in January increased 0.2%.

February 1, 2008

Risky Business: The Pitfalls of Not Managing the Dangers in the Shop

OSHA Fines, Worker's Comp Claims, Lost Productivity, Lawsuits, Higher Insurance Costs, Equipment Downtime. The Pitfalls of Not Managing the Dangers in the Shop

April 1, 2007

High-Tech Temptations

Technologies designed to make fleets and drivers more efficient can also make the driver's job easier and often lead to better pay as well.

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