Trailer Driving Safety Compensates for Contraction of Workforce

The trucking industry lost about 100 jobs in the month of September, marking what some analysts believe may be the beginning of a negative outlook for the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. If they’re correct, that means … Read More


How Trucking Operators Can Show Extra Commitment to Safety

In 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration adopted a new rule allowing for the revocation of licenses for operators who have been found to conceal a history of safety violations through the use of “chameleon companies”. Yet the problem … Read More


Truck Driving is Dangerous, but Marginal Improvements Make a Big Difference

The latest data shows that truck driving remains one of the most dangerous professions in the country, accounting for 918 fatalities in the year 2016 alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. No doubt this is a major contributing … Read More


Cash Bonuses vs. Tech Upgrades for Trucking Companies

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a lot of headlines boasting that certain companies have turned tax cut savings into bonuses for their employees. Some of those stories involve trucking companies. And while we would never try to stand in the … Read More


Truck Driving Technology Doesn’t Threaten Trucking Jobs

The topic of truck driving technology made its way into the popular press recently when The Atlantic published an article on the future of self-driving trucks. The piece strove to paint a rosy picture of automation in the trucking industry, … Read More


Alleviating Persistent Pressures on Trucking Companies

The trucking industry faces significant pressures in the current economic environment, and these pressures add to the need for efficiency in trucking operations. The Ultralift power tool may represent only a small increase in inefficiency on its own, but it … Read More


Ultralift Looks to the Future of Truck Driving Technology

Orian Research recently released a 97-page report profiling 10 companies in the trucking software industry. It is the latest reminder of the technological shifts that are only beginning for the field of truck driving. It’s not very difficult to speculate … Read More

Happy Employees

Retaining Your Staff of Truck Drivers is More Important than Ever

Last week, we discussed how the Ultralift power tool can help to improve worker morale by giving truck drivers the impression that their employers are interested in safeguarding their health and improving the overall comfort of the job. Since then, … Read More

Ultralift Helps Increase Worker Morale

This blog frequently focuses on the notion of reducing costs for truck fleet operators, particularly by reducing the instances of injuries and back problems from truck driving. But perhaps not enough emphasis is given to the simple matter of increasing … Read More


Using Cost-Savings to Improve Truck Driving Technology

On Thursday morning, President Trump made headlines with a tweet targeting the relationship between Amazon and the United States Postal Service. He suggested that the USPS was allowing itself to be taken advantage of and should be charging much more … Read More