On the putting green, the golfer who putts last has the advantage of watching his predecessor "show him the line." There is valuable information to be gleaned if his attention is focused on the details. For instance, he can determine many uncontrollable factors like the speed, slope and characteristics of the green that influence the ball. He must have knowledge of these details in order to determine the ball’s path and the power of his stroke once he is over the ball.
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News & Analysis
04 Nov 2015
Class 8 tractor orders in the U.S. rose 30 percent from September last month, but were 45 percent lower year-over-year, a sign truckers are still digesting a big increase in truck counts and trying to rebalance capacity.
04 Nov 2015
U.S. Class 8 tractor registrations rose significantly in the first half of 2015, with trucking operators in the Midwest and South adding the lion's share of new vehicles, according to IHS Automotive. Those tractors are contributing to a capacity surplus where a shortage was once considered imminent. How long will the "capacity calm" last?
21 Oct 2015
A motor carrier cooperative formed in 2012 to acquire chassis and contribute them to regional pools is adding 750 new chassis to its inventory in the U.S. Gulf and South Atlantic.
17 Sep 2015
The deadlines for federal rules requiring U.S. truck drivers to use electronic logging devices and prohibiting shippers, brokers and motor carriers to break safety rules have been pushed back a month until Oct. 30.
19 Aug 2015
Several compressed natural gas fueling stations for trucks and other vehicles across the U.S. opened over the past few weeks, a sign that lower diesel prices may have slowed but not stopped the conversion of truck fleets to the alternative fuel.
03 Aug 2015
Amidst very real concerns about hackers taking control of trucks and automobiles, a new report from the FreightWatch International Supply Chain Intelligence Center says cargo thefts from trucks have actually declined.
28 Jul 2015
Truck maker Paccar expects to sell more Class 8 tractors this year than last because motor carriers are enjoying higher rates and seeking more demand.
09 Jul 2015
Net orders for Class 8 trucks in North America fell in June for the fourth consecutive month, but that’s no cause of concern, according to transportation research firm FTR.
02 Jul 2015
The development of "connected" trucks by partners such as Zonar and Daimler Trucks North America has big implications for visibility into global supply chains. In the future, the truck is likely to be the basic node of information in interlocking supply chain networks, generating and sharing information.
01 Jul 2015
Jon Poelma has been promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer of Consolidated Chassis Management. CCM manages six regional chassis pools containing more than 140,000 intermodal chassis at 240 U.S. rail and port intermodal locations.