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6 COVID-19 Takeaways from Fleets

6 COVID-19 Takeaways from Fleets

Executives from Hub Group, M&W Logistics, and U.S. Xpress share how their fleets dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, from creating business continuity plans to telecommuting to helping drivers with coronavirus symptoms.

May 15, 2020

Do Low Spot Freight Rates Mean Brokers Are Gouging Truckers?

Do Low Spot Freight Rates Mean Brokers Are Gouging Truckers?

Freight rates on the spot market in April plunged to five-year lows, thanks to plummeting demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It's so bad, owner-operators have been protesting all over the country, calling for more broker regulation. But is it really a broker problem? Or classic supply and demand?

May 6, 2020

How Dash Cams Improved Safety at Florida Construction Fleet

How Dash Cams Improved Safety at Florida Construction Fleet

Vallencourt Construction has dash cameras in every one of its 100 vehicles. It’s not a common practice among construction fleets, but for Risk Manager Troy Betts, the decision to install dash cams from Samsara two years ago has gone above and beyond his expectations.

May 1, 2020

How On-Time Service, Cleanliness are Helping this Small Fleet through the Pandemic
$350,000 on Hand Sanitizer: How Werner is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

$350,000 on Hand Sanitizer: How Werner is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

How one of the country's largest transportation and logistics companies is responding to the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, from free telemedicine and distributing personal protective equipment, to a voluntary pay cut for senior management. An interview with Derek Leathers of Werner Enterprises.

April 22, 2020

Sitting Down with HDT's 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators

Sitting Down with HDT's 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators

We all know someone who is never satisfied with the way things are — who’s always tinkering, always pushing the envelope, always looking for ways to do things better, like our 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators.

April 22, 2020

Roadmaster Group: Communication Key During COVID-19

Roadmaster Group: Communication Key During COVID-19

“Our saying right now is, truckers are first responders. It doesn’t matter if it’s a disaster like a hurricane or a national emergency like this,” says John Wilbur, CEO of the Roadmaster Group, in describing his company’s efforts to support drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Triggers Economic Storm for Trucking

COVID-19 Triggers Economic Storm for Trucking

The looming business and economic impact on the trucking industry from COVID-19 pandemic is “kind of like there’s a big hurricane coming in, and it’s one of the nastier storms in history. But so far you’re just seeing some waves on the shore.”

March 24, 2020

TMC: What’s in a Name? [Commentary]

TMC: What’s in a Name? [Commentary]

Once upon a time, TMC stood for The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations. Then during an ATA reorganization in 2001, "Technology" was added to its name and mission.

March 16, 2020

Don’t Use a Cannon to Swat a Mosquito [Commentary]

Don’t Use a Cannon to Swat a Mosquito [Commentary]

Entrepreneurship is intertwined with the American Dream. In trucking, drivers may work as an independent contractor as a stepping stone on the path to running a full-fledged trucking company, or they may just prefer the independence of being an owner-operator.

February 14, 2020

How CalArk is Upping its IT Game in Last-Mile Delivery Fleet

How CalArk is Upping its IT Game in Last-Mile Delivery Fleet

A longtime dry van truckload carrier, CalArk has been growing a last-mile delivery and warehousing business – but it discovered the same computing technology that works for its line-haul business wasn't right for this new venture.

February 6, 2020