How Formula 1 Travels The World.

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Are you a fan of speed? Do you enjoy the thrill of pushing the pedal to the metal? Even if you don’t, you may still see the appeal of sports cars. Perhaps you even enjoy watching rallies and races. But are you familiar with Formula 1?

The main reason most Americans aren’t that familiar with F1 is that it is just too foreign. And I mean that in every aspect.

For starters, there are no US teams, so that kind of removes ...

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Across borders: ELDs and Tachographs

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Last year, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) unsuccessfully challenged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in a case against the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate final rule. The Association argued that the mandate is arbitrary, does not advance safety, and violates the Fourth Amendment. Earlier this April, the Association filed a Petition requesting that the Supreme Court review last year’s ruling.

OOIDA’s main argument against ELDs is that 24/7 monitoring of truck drivers via the electronic logs ...

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Why Auto Transport Monopoly is Bad for You

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Auto transport is one of the most swiftly growing industries in the United States. The dynamics of the industry has shifted tremendously in the past century.  The cost-leadership from the glorious days of the Ford domination is now gone. It is being replaced by leadership in technology, design, or manufacturing brilliance. The industry is moving forward to satisfy the growing demand in all possible ways, leading to a market of mass customization. Yet, something seems unfair to the ...

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Trucking Regulations to Watch for in 2017

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It seems like 2017 will be a year of challenges. Putting the political welfare aside, the year will be demanding for numerous businesses and organizations. At least for those that rely on transportation services. New regulations are slowly creeping in keeping us cautious of the effect they will have on the transportation industry. Some of these regulations were hiding around the corner, others we have expected for some time now.  Below are a few that will ...

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Technology that Changed Logistics

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Can you imagine life without technology today? How could we live without downloading our favorite music straight to our smartphones? Planning which shows to binge-watch next at our own pace or reading our favorite books from our iPads or e-books has become intrinsic to our lives. How could we function without receiving whatever we shopped for online the next day? And traveling anywhere in the world has never been more accessible, thanks to technology.

These things sure sound quite normal to ...

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Truckers and the Trouble with the Parking Shortage

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Truckers have been exposed to unfair working conditions ever since the demand for job positions increased significantly in the past years. While in the beginning, the shortage of drivers was the biggest concern for the industry, today it is topped by the long service hours, the lack of safety on the road, and even the high rate of health issues. The parking shortage for truckers also has been one of the biggest concerns of the industry for quite ...

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The People Behind The NASCAR Haulers

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Excitement and adrenaline is always expected when we watch the NASCAR races. We never think about how the cars got there. It would certainly be a distraction and waste of time. But if you think about it now, would you say you have seen a NASCAR car on the road from Tennessee to Texas? No. Even if a race car could be driven on a highway, teams would never want to see their vehicles wear out unnecessarily before ...

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Celebrities who spent time behind the wheel

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Did you know that Nicole Kidman worked as a massage therapist and Hugh Jackman was a gym teacher and a party clown before becoming famous? What about Friends star Matt LeBlanc working as a carpenter, or Johnny Depp earning a living as a telemarketer? No? Well, now you do. The lives of many celebrities before they got in the spotlight were quite mundane. Many of them have supported themselves during the early years of their careers working the most random ...

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IoT Opportunities in Transport & Logistics

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Our devices are smarter and more interconnected than ever before, making our lives impossible without them. Our computers can control our air conditioners, our smartphones can set our coffee makers, our watches can track our health data. The Internet of Things (IoT) is invading industries beyond retail or health care. Transportation and logistics are the latest to show interest in connected devices. And the early adopters have already gained significant benefits from the use of IoT applications.

It’s no surprise that ...

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Cybersecurity for Trucks

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As the trucking industry enters the era of connectivity, it is also facing the increasing cyber security risks. Every new high-tech in-vehicle gadget becomes a potential target for hackers who, just like the industry, are getting more sophisticated and highly connected.

Needless to say, technology has been one of the main reasons for the improvement in transportation in the past few years.

  • It provides driving assistance that allows people who were previously unable to drive to feel comfortable behind the wheel.
  • Clean energy ...
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