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Bendix Creates Wingman Fusion; Good Idea or Useless Technology?

Bendix recently released their Wingman Fusion system. I try to be consistent in my praise for safety systems and/or rules that I believe will actually help increase the safety of our industry’s drivers and of those with whom we share the road. As such, I’m pleased to advocate for this system. The system combines, or “fuses” video-camera, …

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Freight Forwarder San Diego

Nikola One Puts Truck Manufactures on Notice

A few years ago the auto industry was fumbling about with electric car technology, wondering why people would want unattractive cars with limited range and little functionality. Then Tesla came along and flipped the industry on its head. Tesla has done with electric vehicle manufacturing what Nikola wants to do in the truck manufacturing world. …

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Shipping San Diego

Are Truck Manufacturers Putting Profits ahead of Safety?

I am a big fan of companies that do the right thing even when they don’t have to. Conversely I get annoyed at companies – particularly automakers/truck builders who save pennies at the expense of significant safety or even aesthetic improvements. Friday’s post by Jason Cannon (CCJDigital.com) talks about the advantages of LED headlights and the …

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Shipping Companies in San Diego

FMCSA Hosts Roundtable to Discuss Bad Brokers

The FMCSA is holding a roundtable to discuss, “property broker’s and freight forwarder’s ability to meet their payment obligations to carriers,” as CCJDigital.com reports. This is a big issue. Freight brokers are a dime a dozen. When I talk with perspective customers about utilizing our carrier/brokerage services I am frequently met by outward hostility. And it’s …

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