Archive for truck drivers

Transportation in 2019 and Beyond: Key Factors Impacting Supply and Demand

With tight capacity and rising rates dominating the headlines, 2018 certainly didn’t go as planned or expected for many shippers. As we begin 2019, what are the key lessons learned from last year, and what trends and factors should shippers keep an eye on to make sure they’re able to respond effectively to whatever happens […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 10-14, 2018)

As you read this, I will be flying home from project44’s Transform conference where I moderated a panel discussion on real-time freight visibility and I recorded several video interviews with project44 customers and partners. Stay tuned for the videos and my takeaways from the conference, which featured many high-level industry executives, in a future post. […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 26-30, 2018)

That’s my “before the game” Opening Day photo from yesterday. You don’t want to see my “after the game” photo, which is not pretty after the Red Sox gave up six runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to lose the game. It isn’t easy being a Red Sox fan, especially when many of […]

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How Many Truck Drivers Are There?

I am so confused. A few weeks ago, I revisited the age-old driver shortage question (see Truck Driver Shortage: Getting Better, Worse, or No Problem at All?). As the title of my post suggests, the answer to the question depends on who you ask, when you ask it, and what data you use. Speaking of […]

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If You Spend a Week with Your Carrier’s Driver

But before you come to any conclusions Try walking in my shoes Try walking in my shoes You’ll stumble in my footsteps Keep the same appointments i kept If you try walking in my shoes If you try walking in my shoes — Lyrics from “Walking in My Shoes” by Depeche Mode Last week, BBC […]

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How to Drive Safety Across Your Transportation Fleet

Truck drivers face a range of hazards in their daily jobs. A significant accident or injury is life-changing and the company impact can equal millions of dollars from lost productivity, costs of clean-up, investigation, and even to insurance. The essential first step in driving safety across your transportation fleet is optimal training for drivers and […]

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