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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 Take Do-It-Yourself Approach to Solar-Panel Installation

Holland Enterprises Inc.

Solar panel manufacturers said they have worked to make their products easy to deploy, and several fleets said they have opted to install the panels themselves.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
December 11, 2017
Technology, Equipment

Solar Solutions

Fleets are deploying solar panels to help power a variety of onboard systems. Go Power

A growing number of fleets are turning to an alternative energy source — the sun — to help meet the growing demand for power on board their trucks.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
December 11, 2017
Business, Technology

Google Targets Annoying Ads

In a move to stop the online advertising market from imploding, Google will roll out its own ad blocker in early 2018, designed to neutralize annoying, intrusive advertising on the web.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
December 11, 2017
Business, Technology

On Tesla Trucks and ELDs

Tesla Inc.’s recent unveiling of its all-electric Class 8 tractor presented the industry with a fresh take on truck design and a different way of powering its vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
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
Technology, Business

Searching for an ELD? It’s Buyer Beware

Whether a fleet already has selected a system to comply with the electronic logging device mandate or still is waiting to do so until later this year, there is no guarantee that those products will be legal for use later on.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
April 21, 2017
Technology, Business

Trouble Codes + Telematics

Navistar Inc.

Troubleshooting dysfunctional trucks from afar through the use of remote diagnostics can help carriers better manage their equipment, reduce vehicle downtime and cut maintenance costs, but sifting through all of that fault code data can be a challenge, several fleet maintenance managers said.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Technology, Business

Cross-Border Fleets Use Software to Manage Data, Prevent Delays

Cross-border shipments involve many moving parts, and any delays or errors in providing key information to customs agencies can prove costly to shippers and carriers alike.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Technology, Business

SkyBitz Sees Solar Power as Future of Trailer Tracking

SkyBitz

SkyBitz is expanding its lineup of trailer-­tracking products that use solar energy, a power source the company believes will drive the evolution of the asset- tracking market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017

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