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Asset Management – The Growth of Trailer Tracking

As technology applications grow in the industry, trucking companies are reaping new benefits related to the asset management data they can capture. While the driver and the cab have long been the focus of asset management, fleet operators are starting to realize the value of more detailed tracking options regarding trailers and their cargo.  Internet-connected… Read more »

Trucking’s Transformation – Are We Entering Its Golden Age?

Over the last fifty years, trucking has seen vast improvements in technology. These improvements reflected the truck manufacturers’ focus on new technologies that brought increasingly superior products to fleets and owners. At DriverSource, we have seen new features introduced that brought advanced powertrains, improved safety systems, and more comfort and convenience in truck cabs. These… Read more »

The Forces Transforming the Transport Industry

Anyone working in the logistics, supply chain or transportation industry during the last five years has observed a level of disruption unlike anything experienced during the previous fifty. At DriverSource, we see firsthand the rapid changes taking place in trucking. They are largely driven by new technologies. We welcome the promise they bring in improved… Read more »

Eliminating Deadhead Miles in Trucking

Freight efficiency has always been a focus of trucking. While the fuel economy of the average heavy-duty truck has improved almost 20% since the early 1980s, the percentage of miles that carriers drive empty hasn’t changed much in the last twenty years. Referred to as “deadhead” miles, the industry average has long hovered at around… Read more »

Toll-Financing- A Sensible Way of Financing Upgrades Our Nation’s Highways

I doubt if I would get an argument from anyone if I say…”the condition of our highways and bridges is a mess!” The truth is, they are aging and inadequate for 21st-century trucking. What should we expect from a highway system authorized by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956? These highways, largely built over fifty years… Read more »

Video Event Recorders – It is the Next Technology Coming to Trucking

Without a doubt, the future of trucking is going to be influenced by more use of electronic safety technology. Certainly, the recent implementation of rules requiring electronic logging devices (ELD) on trucks to monitor compliance with hours of service rules was a game-changer. At DriverSource, we support any advancing technology geared to make driving safer… Read more »

Hours of Service Rules – Its History and the Latest Proposed Changes

Any CDL truck driver is regulated in the number of hours they may drive per day as well as the total number of hours he or she may work per week.  Known in the industry as the HOS rules, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and specifically an administrative arm of the department called the… Read more »

Women Drivers

Tips for Attracting More Women to Trucking Careers The trucking industry has always struggled in hiring more women to the profession. For the last several years, the ratio of women-to-men drivers has hovered around 6%. Just about every truck company today would say they could use more good drivers. And, the reality is, some of… Read more »

Is the Driver Shortage Real or Just a Myth?

  It is a complaint heard often in the trucking industry … “We can’t find enough drivers!” According to the American Trucking Association, the driver shortage is real and only getting worse. They contend the shortage is driven by such factors as demographic changes and an overall tight workforce. But, wait a minute.  IS there… Read more »

Automation Technologies for Trucks

Automated Trucking – Its Impact On the U.S. Workforce Is Uncertain  When the average person talks about vehicular automation, thoughts immediately turn to personal cars. Led by such high-profile companies as Tesla and ride-sharing company Uber, most automakers around the globe are actively pursuing automation technology ultimately focused on self-driving cars. At DriverSource, we realize… Read more »