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Month: December 2015

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Sleep Apnea Regulation: Safer Roads or More Red Tape?

Apparently the federal government is now looking at truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea. In one sense, kudos to them. If drivers are unsafe, for whatever reason, they shouldn’t be driving. But my follow-up question is also valid, how many truck accidents were there where sleep apnea actually played a role? Here’s the dumb math: There …

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Will Autonomous Trucks Eliminate Drivers?

This blog’s first post was on Sept. 14. In that piece I wrote about autonomously-driven trucks. Today I have decided to explore this topic again from a slightly different angle. Ginger Christ asks, over at Materials Handling and Logistics (MH&L) if driverless trucks will take over the industry. And I think the answer is an unmitigated, “yes.” However, in …

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ELD Rule Flawed; Is It Good Enough?

Leadership experts and motivational speakers often tout the cliché, “The biggest barrier to ‘great’ is ‘good.’” When we want something to be great, we cannot settle for something good. However, when making process-improvements, sometimes the biggest barrier to progress is trying to achieve or find greatness prior to taking the first step. Obviously those two …

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