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The Four Forces Driving Change in Transportation Services

  Today’s consumers have much more demanding expectations regarding their shopping experience than those of previous generations. While our grandparents were willing to wait weeks to receive something (by mail) that they ordered through the Sears catalog, buyers today expect a seamless, fast and free shopping experience. More often than not, today’s packages arrive on… Read more »

Safety Rules For Mountain Driving

At DriverSource, we know that driving in mountainous terrain can be intimidating for even the most seasoned driver. The steep grades, alone, require downgrading gears and adjusting speeds. Throw in the hazards associated with the high elevation, such as ice and snow, and you have the makings of a true ‘white-knuckling’ experience! We hire experienced… Read more »

Minimizing Mental Health Problems – Important Steps for Truckers to Follow

Mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day. For trucking, factors common to long-haul trucking can be the source of mental health-related issues for some drivers. These include such things as financial worries, a lack of social… Read more »

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 »