Welcome to the Zion Transport Blog!
In this space we will introduce various topics in our trucking industry that relate to you, our customer. We want to you to be well-informed and aware of how these changes affect you and how we can best help you.
No Substitute for Experience
I lived in Oregon from age 10 to just after my 16th birthday. Knowing we were getting ready to move, I didn’t get my license until …
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No, It’s SuperTruck!
SuperTruck II is upon us. In the first SuperTruck program, the DOE set a goal of 50% increase of efficiency in ton-mile-per-gallon basis. The three teams involved achieved …
Drivers’ Pay & Rest; 1 Standard or 50?
As usual, James Jallet has a great piece over at Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) where he writes about creating a provision in the work-in-progress FAA bill that …
Is the Vehicle Mile Tax a Good Idea?
George Herbert Walker Bush was elected president after he chanted, “No new taxes!” at the Republican convention back in 1988. Later in his presidency, when …
CDs, Insurance, Autonomous Trucking, and the ROI
Twenty-five to thirty years ago, when I was still in high school, compact disks had just started gaining traction in the marketplace. As that was …
Dashboard Cams & Scams; Protect Yourself!
I love our country. I hate our country. Yeah, I know… I love the opportunities we have. I love that we give liberally whenever there’s …
Rockslides and Other Safety Hazards
Truck drivers pick up a lot of loads on Thursdays and Fridays and drive over the weekends. So if you’re sharing the road with some …
Who Is Regulating the Regulators?
Congress, in passing the FAST Act a few months ago, may have inadvertently killed the “34 hour restart rule” Apparently, and according to CCJDigital.com, The restart-specific …
A Guide to Performing a Pre-Trip Inspection of Your Truck
Whether you own a truck or manage a fleet, knowing truck inspection is essential before
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
Some Monday Morning Love for Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks has been one of the big gainers in U.S. trucking market share since
Zig or Zag; Is Your Business Short or Long-Term Focused?
I once watched a video profile of an NFL broadcaster where he talked about his
Nikola One Puts Truck Manufactures on Notice
A few years ago the auto industry was fumbling about with electric car technology, wondering
Are Truck Manufacturers Putting Profits ahead of Safety?
I am a big fan of companies that do the right thing even when they