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Local delivery fleets use a variet of trucks, from cargo vans to box trucks to trucks with trailers (pictured). Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Local Delivery

Route planning and optimization, scheduling, and complete visibility into a local delivery fleet are just some of the industry-specific benefits of a telematics solution.

Laser metal 3D printer. Photo: UPS Longitudes


The 3D Future: Is It a Print?

E-commerce is all the rage these days, but inventory requirements for shippers may actually decline in the years ahead if 3D printing catches fire.

Craig Fuller Photo: TransRisk


Q&A: TransRisk's Craig Fuller on Creating a Trucking Futures Exchange

TransRisk founder and CEO Craig Fuller discusses the first regulated trucking futures exchange his startup is planning to launch.

It may turn out that the ELD mandate that hits in December will not have much further impact on driver productivity as so many fleets have already made adjustments to their operations.  Photos: iStockPhoto


ELDs Don't Have to Be a Productivity Killer

There are steps fleets can take to offset productivity losses that can occur with the mandatory move to electronic logging devices.

Amazon has been using these small orange warehouse robots for several years to make picking much faster, increasing their number every year. Photo: Amazon


Getting Smart in the Warehouse

The surge in e-commerce orders is recasting the role warehousing plays in the supply chain. Part six of our Trucking in the 21st Century series.

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Celebrating Independence Day

Heavy Duty Trucking is celebrating Independence Day and closing our offices. However, many of our readers will still be working hard that day, so we have filled our newsletter with some of the most popular online articles from the past few months.

The Cass Freight Index showed positive numbers in April for the fourth straight month, indicating a possible end to the “freight recession.” Source: Cass Information Systems


Analysis: Don't Mind the Bumps, Numbers Still Look Promising for 2017

It seems just as soon as one report comes out saying there are indications the economy (and trucking) continues to get better, another follows that seems to point the other way, says business contributing editor Evan Lockridge in his July column.

Photo: Kareem Girgis


Innovation and Networking at the Inaugural Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange

The inaugural Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange focused on promoting networking between fleets and suppliers, as well as educational opportunities revolving around the theme of innovation.

Deborah Lockridge


Commentary: Innovation Comes from the Top - and yet it Doesn't

If someone comes up with an idea and it’s ignored, dismissed, or laughed at, what’s going to happen the next time they have an idea? Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge examines transformational thinking in her June editorial.

Will Uber “disrupt” trucking the way it has the taxi world?


How Disruptive Will Uber Freight be for Trucking?

Uber Freight, an app matching owner-operators and small fleets with loads to haul, launched with much fanfare recently. Yet the use of computer technology to match up freight with trucks that can haul it is hardly new. Three other freight-matching companies share their views on the market.

Driver Incentives that Work
The right driver incentives can have a powerful impact on safety. Learn from safety leaders at three organizations how to engage drivers with rewards and incentives that work. Optimize your own program with remedies for 6 common challenges.

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