January 16, 2013
In the two years it has been up and running, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has demonstrated many flaws and shortcomings. But the program is credited with the signal achievement of shining a brighter light on truck safety.
January 10, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released new materials to assist motor carriers in identifying and addressing their safety and compliance issues.
These materials include the Safety Management Cycle, an important tool that Agency Safety Investigators use during on-site investigations.
December 20, 2012
Nearly 100 people participated in a webinar last month on the truck parking shortage and innovative ways this problem can be addressed.
The webinar was put on by the Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition.
Several studies dating back to the 1990s have found that there is an inadequate supply of truck parking, especially along key freight corridor
December 18, 2012
CargoNet's analysis of historical cargo theft data shows that the rate of cargo theft increases over holiday weekends, so it's offering suggestions for how companies can help prevent theft
October 29, 2012
In 1986, the Chernobyl-4 nuclear reactor exploded, spewing molten core fragments and radiation. It killed more than 30 people and contaminated 400 square miles around the Ukrainian plant.
A "poor safety culture" was identified as a major factor. That was one of the first uses of the term
October 18, 2012
With a hard market on the way for the insurance industry, it's more important now than ever to shore up your safety program (although developing a safety culture should always be a focus, no matter what the market conditions.
October 17, 2012
Trucking image. It's something just about everyone in the industry wants to improve, but it's a moving target, a never-ending battle
September 10, 2012
Congress recently passed a highway program that was better than expected, and both parties took credit for it during their recent presidential nominating conventions - but it's not nearly what the country needs
July 3, 2012
What kind of a message is your fuel surcharge sending your customers? Perhaps what I should be asking is, what might your fuel surcharge be saying to your customers' customers?
June 25, 2012
Technology plays a role in promoting safety at Maverick Transportaton in Little Rock, Ark. But the technologies deployed "are part of our overall safety program and a part of our safety culture," says Dean Newell, vice president of safety and driver training
June 7, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- "It doesn't matter if you are big or small, the principles are the same," said Richard Stocking, president and COO of Swift Transportation, in discussing how his company got back on track following the recession
June 1, 2012
Vehicle maintenance violations are a huge threat to a carrier's safety record. There are close to 200 separate violations on FMCSA's list of point-carrying infractions, and many carry ratings of 5 points or higher
May 16, 2012
Rocha Transportation and Bison Transport, winners of the 2012 Truckload Carriers Association's National Fleet Safety Award, admit that maintaining a high level of safety is hard work
April 2, 2012
As CEO and founder of Swift Transportation, the largest trucking company in the U.S., Jerry Moyes knows a thing or two about trucking
Nobody's going to buy your business if: a) it's unhealthy or b) they can just take it
March 20, 2012
It's more than two years late and still no one knows if Congress will pass a highway bill this year, much less what will be in it
March 13, 2012
A panel of young truckload executives talked about making sure growth, technology, employees and customers are all contributing to a carrier's success during a panel discussion last week at the Truckload Carriers Association's annual conference
February 8, 2012
It was clear at last week's Recruitment & Retention Conference, put on by the Truckload Carriers Association and ACS Advertising, that forward-thinking carriers are realizing that recruiting and retention in the new environment means treating drivers are more than steering-wheel holders
December 19, 2011
A survey of more than 4,000 trucking industry executives by the American Transportation Research Institute revealed the top 10 critical issues facing the North American trucking industry
A recent survey by GE Capital of mid-market chief financial officers showed that transportation CFOs, while less optimistic about the U.S. economy and the global economy than their counterparts, are one of the more optimistic groups of CFOs when it comes to the state of their own industry
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