Autonomous Vehicles to Run on Data

The financial arm of computing firm Intel is investing $250 million in autonomous vehicle technology, targeting three areas that the company’s leader believes will place Intel at the forefront of an approaching wave of change in transportation.   read more...

Facebook for the Workplace: A Private Social Network for Your Trucking Business

Fans of Facebook — and there are more than 1.7 billion of them — now have a near-mirror image of the social network they can use for their businesses. Dubbed Workplace by Facebook, the new application offers all the familiar features that have made Facebook the world’s most popular digital meeting place. The primary difference: Workplace enables businesses to use the Facebook environment to create an entirely private social network for their employees and trusted trading partners.   read more...

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Streamlining Tolls & Weigh Stations  

Tolls and weigh stations add to the time and expense of moving freight, but technology-enabled services are helping fleets streamline these costs of doing business in trucking.   read more...

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‘Coopetition’ Continues in Truck Tech Sector

The trucking industry’s technology sector has long been characterized by a galaxy of partnerships and integrations connecting various vendors’ systems. Through these integrations, fleets have been able to assemble the technology components of their choice to build an enterprise system tailored to their operations.   read more...

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Online Video Marketing: Medium Has Become Too Easy, Inexpensive for Fleets to Ignore

While video marketing already is on the radar of many fleets, recent indications are that the medium will continue to explosively transform the web for years to come. Video- and photo-sharing social media startup Instagram — a mere blip on the web’s radar a few years ago — now boasts 500 million users. Snapchat, another social media network that incorporates video, is growing nearly as ferociously.   read more...

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Finding the Right Data in ‘Big Data’

There is a lot of talk about how trucking can maximize the value of “big data,” but sometimes lost in the discussion is how to ensure fleets are using the right data.   read more...

ITLC Corner: Rules Set for Delivery Drones; Risk Remain 

The federal government has at long last provided some regulatory guidance for the ballyhooed operation of delivery drones, but issues regarding the legal risks of their operation are far from resolved.   read more...

Search-Engine Optimization: How Savvy Trucking Firms Are Boosting Web Traffic 

With trucking firms devoting more time to content marketing — the publishing of articles, videos, images and more to reinforce brand image — it’s becoming increasingly important to ensure that content is search-engine optimized.   read more...

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Managing CSA

Despite the removal of Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores from public view late last year, many shippers and third-party logistics providers remain eager to track carriers’ safety performance, and technology providers are helping to fill that void.   read more...

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