Government, Business, Technology

Idaho Hack May Have Revealed Truckers’ Personal Data

Truck on a snowy Idaho highway A truck on a snowy Idaho highway. The personal information of more than 100 truck drivers in the state may have been compromised in mid-December. (Tom Brandt/Flickr)

The personal information of more than 100 truck drivers may have been compromised during a recent hack of two Idaho Transportation Department e-mail accounts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Creative Use of Big Data Key to Predicting Crash Risk, DOT Official Says

Deborah Hersman Deborah Hersman by Eric Miller/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Innovations in the growth of “big data” are moving traffic research from the reactive to the predictive, a top U.S. Department of Transportation official said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2018
Business, Technology

Cloud-Based Computing Gains Traction in Trucking

The transition to cloud-based computing in the trucking industry is accelerating as carriers realize the cost savings and operational efficiencies that can be achieved, technology experts said.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
December 11, 2017
Business, Technology

Fleets, Tech Vendors Parsing Data to Improve Driver Coaching, Safety

Transport America Transport America

Modern trucking companies are swimming in data collected by their onboard technology and back-office software, but fleet managers are using a variety of strategies to utilize that information for driver coaching and other business improvements.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
December 8, 2017

Vigillo Expands Athena Data-Mining Platform

Jaclyn O'Laughlin/American Trucking Associations

Vigillo is offering new fuel and maintenance dashboards within its Athena “big-data” platform, representing a further expansion of the company’s data analytics capabilities.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 9, 2014
Business, Logistics

New Website Offers Data On Trucking Firms, Shippers, Brokers

Douglas Hayden Courtesy of Data Driven Shipping

Data Driven Shipping, based in San Diego, has launched a website that allows users to download trucking industry data to the program of their choice on their computer or mobile device.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
September 3, 2014
Business, Technology

PeopleNet to Offer Cloud Gateway to Meet Fleets’ Data Needs Faster

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

PeopleNet Communications Corp. said it will soon offer a cloud-based communications gateway to provide more information to more devices at a faster pace than ever before.

July 28, 2014
Business, Safety

Flawed Safety Data Penalizing Many Fleets Under CSA Program, ATA Report States

Flawed data and methodology used in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program have created “tens of thousands” of statistical anomalies, according to an American Trucking Associations white paper released last week.

December 16, 2013

Agency Resubmits Plan to Cut Quarterly Reports

The federal government is trying once again to eliminate the requirement that nearly all trucking companies submit quarterly financial data to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, calling the requirement “outdated” and unnecessary.

June 3, 2013