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The UBERization of the Trucking Industry

In the nearly two decades we’ve been in business, DriverSource has seen many positive changes in the trucking industry. Technological innovations have made trucking cheaper, more productive and faster. Improvements in multimodal transportation, using a combination of air, rail, and road transport, have also had a positive effect on trucking practices. But, none of these… 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 »

Minimizing Delays When Dealing with Law Enforcement

Delays are something truckers seek to avoid whenever possible. The reality is, delays are part of trucking and are sometimes unavoidable. But, how a driver handles the delay can be the secret to minimizing the time involved. Take, for example, delays associated with interaction with law enforcement officers. The encounter could occur while on-the-road or… Read more »

The Challenge of Making Trucking Greener

In the modern world, fossil fuel combustion is the biggest contributor to air pollution. Factories and power plants contribute to some extent, but the biggest culprit today is traffic. While cars far outnumber trucks on the road, the freight industry is regrettably a major source of this pollution. Let’s face it…. When it Comes To Air… 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 »

Banishing Three Commonly-Held Beliefs By Truckers That Are Not True

Most of us are guilty, at one time or another, of stereotyping. Perhaps it is just a human condition that makes it easy to apply misconceptions or judgments to a group of people or things that are different from us. Certainly, misconception about truck drivers exists. The industry must constantly work to brand itself in… 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 »

Repackaging the Image of Trucking To Attract a New Generation

O.K… it’s time for some straight talk about trucking’s image among the younger generation. When high school seniors consider their professional future, I doubt if many say  “I want to be a truck driver.” Let’s face it, you won’t find many guidance counselors recommending it. That’s because truck driving has a perception problem. While 80%… 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 »