Our third annual Emerging Leaders honors top trucking achievers under age 40 — and presents their thoughts on working with technology and, above all, with people.
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The future of trucking is increasingly relying on brakes as the foundational technology that will enable fully integrated safety and autonomous vehicle systems.
We’re on a path where tech developers and big companies decide what technologies get introduced, while workers and the public bear the cost.
It’s hard to imagine what modern brake systems are capable of until you really put them to the test. Jim Park did, and came away amazed.
A decent place to work, modern technology tools, and a path for professional growth are three necessary parts of finding and retaining truck technicians.
Hyliion’s hybrid-electric system makes the truck feel like you have only half a load in the box, says Equipment Editor Jim Park.
Trucking companies care about driver turnover rates and safety, but most have yet to make the connection between these concerns and driver wellness.
Today, technologies can monitor and report on a variety of things such as tire pressure, box temperature, reefer condition, and battery levels, that can be reported directly to fleet managers in real time. So how do you know if these technologies are right for your fleet?
Spread-axle and multi-axle trailers are really hard on tires. There are tire designs and retreads that are tailored specifically for these applications.
The way the shop is laid out and equipped can contribute to technician efficiency, safety, and satisfaction.