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How ELDs Could Cut the High Cost of 'Crash Harm'

A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

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Why Insurance Costs are Sky-High

A perfect storm of business conditions has whipped up insurance costs, but applying technology and managing people can help calm the tempest.

Nationwide Rail Services Gains Safety Advantage With Each Drop-And-Hook

Fleet credits electronic height control system with reducing driver injuries and boosting productivity.

Autonomous Trucks: A Disruptive Positive Force Coming but Fast

It appears autonomous technology will be a winner from the mpg standpoint, according to a new report, with fuel economy increases of up to 18% for most commercial vehicles by 2050.

Knowing Isn't Fixing

Safety technology on trucks is one reason crash rates, injury rates and fatalities have fallen over the past two decades. Yet insurance rates and the costs of settlements they represent have gone up. Why?

The Pounding of All the Rules

The compounding effect of several new safety regulations in the next few years could have more of a negative impact on industry capacity than the individual regulations themselves.

PDA Provides Quick Estimates Across the U.S.

Property Damage Appraisers are a national network of appraisers providing estimate services for trucks damaged through accidents.

Three Things to Consider When Comparing Insurers

When shopping for commercial auto insurance, it’s important to consider a number of factors, not just cost.

STAA Whistleblower Claims Taking Bite Out of Interstate Commerce Firms

There's been an increase in claims of retaliation under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982. These STAA whistleblower claims are being filed by truck drivers who are contracted/employed by motor carriers.

4 Workers’ Comp Tools Every Trucking Company Should be Using

Using the right tools can prevent a vast majority of workers’ comp legal nightmares. By using four strategic tools at the disposal of every trucking company, you can eliminate most major legal issues associated with workers’ comp claims.