By Seth Clevenger, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the Aug. 27 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.
MINNEAPOLIS — Trucking companies that rely on wireless technology to improve their operations soon could feel the effects of a looming “capacity crunch” facing the nation’s wireless carriers, an industry leader told truckers.
“We are fast approaching a serious capacity crunch, and when that happens, the great innovation and service you’ve come to expect could be challenged,” Steve Largent, president of CTIA, a trade group representing the wireless communications industry, said Aug. 13 here.
“We simply need more spectrum, more highways to handle the traffic that we know is coming,” he said.
The former Republican U.S. congressman from Oklahoma urged attendees to contact their elected officials and ask them to open up more spectrum for the wireless industry.