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When a company or person makes a decision, and that decision is wrong, what do you do?

You change, or you suffer the consequences of both that decision and the decision to stay the course with that wrong decision. Read More

Vision Zero is one of the newer strategies looking to eliminate deaths and severe injuries due to road traffic and unsafe infrastructure.

First successfully implemented in parts of Europe, the strategy has recently gained traction in North American cities, in addition to the new administration. Read More

A panel of trucking industry experts came up with a new way of looking at the trucking industry's number one problem that just might turn the conventional wisdom about a "driver shortage" on its head. This, in addition to a look at the U.S. economy's response to the pandemic pushing the trucking industry to historically high rates and tight capacity comprised FTR Transportation Intelligence's webinar on Thursday last week. Read More

World-class customer service is now an expectation from end-user consumers who have gotten used to clicking a button, ordering it now and having it at their doorstep tomorrow — or in some cases, later that same day. And now corporate decisions makers have a heightened sense of what constitutes good customer service having seen what is possible in their personal lives and migrating those expectations to their businesses. Read More

If there's a clear lesson from the I-40 Hernando de Soto bridge between Arkansas and Tennessee closing for repairs and costing the trucking industry $2.4 million every day, it's that the U.S.'s roads and bridges need repair, and that delays can strike at any time. Read More

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that he and a bipartisan group of 10 senators struck a $579 billion deal on infrastructure that includes $109 billion for roads, bridges and major projects. Combining the new spending outlined in the framework with baseline spending, the deal is worth $973 billion over five years and $1.2 trillion over eight years. Read More

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has now been in effect for a year and a half, and through the first quarter of 2021, drug and alcohol violations are on pace to be higher than in 2020, according to data from FMCSA available through March. Read More

Spot truckload freight volumes fell 1.4% during the week ending June 20 as shippers work to loosen backlogged dry van, refrigerated and flatbed cargo, said DAT Freight & Analytics, which operates the industry’s largest network of load boards and the DAT iQ data analytics service. Capacity tightened as the total number of trucks posted to the DAT network declined 6.3% compared to the previous week. Read More

The California Trucking Association said it plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent California’s restrictive AB 5 law from being enacted after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied the group’s request for an en banc rehearing. The petition for a rehearing was denied in a 2-1 decision Monday. Read More

“What’s in it for us?”

This question should be banned. It is an idea killer.

I have received a lot of positive feedback from my first exclusive column for CCJ about transportation research and development projects at Auburn University. In talking to some prospective participants in a future project, they asked the seemingly innocent and reasonable question, “What’s in it for us?” Read More

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