Author Archive of Tom Kelley

More iTricks

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

“Hidden” Features Improve iOS 7 Usability When Apple recently updated the iOS operating system for its smartphone and tablet devices, many of the changes, especially [...]


Safety Site Sneak Peek

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

FMCSA previews new SMS website Based on stakeholder feedback regarding the current Safety Measurement System (SMS) website, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently [...]


SEMA Showcases Cool Rides

Posted on: November 11th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Among auto enthusiasts, the crown jewel of car shows takes place each November in Las Vegas. Launched in 1967, the SEMA Show is a trade [...]


Truck Crashes Increase, Long-Term Trend Down

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Although the number of truck-involved crashes increased slightly in 2011 (the most recent data available), that number has dropped dramatically over the last decade. According [...]


New iPad Air improves portability

Posted on: November 5th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Skinny Pad The recent debut of the iPad Air continues what is a fairly predictable course for Apple. The fifth generation of the popular tablet [...]


Road Rules | Whodunit?

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

CCJ Infographic Charts Cause Of Accidents What is the biggest highway safety threat? Our sister publication, Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) lays out the answers in [...]


Toyota Tacoma X-Runner Built for Cargo & Curves

Posted on: October 28th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

There are pickup trucks for hauling cargo, and then there are pickup trucks for haulin’ @$$. Toyota’s Tacoma X-Runner is definitely aimed at the latter [...]


Road Rules | Hurry up & wait

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

HOS rules focus attention on cost of driver detention With the HOS rules’ 14-hour on-duty limit and ever-tightening competition in the trucking industry, fresh attention [...]


ACA health care? More like health scare

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Dreamed up by activists and lobbyists and passed into law by unprecedented legislative malpractice, the so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now showing its true [...]


Road Rules | Detour Ahead

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Decaying Highway Network Increases Transportation Costs If we can’t rely on the government agencies that collect our road use taxes to perform the most basic [...]


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