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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, Equipment

Fetch Robotics Garners $25 Million in Funding

Fetch Robotics robot IEEE Spectrum/YouTube

Fetch Robotics has raised $25 million in Series B funding, led by Sway Ventures. In total, the San Jose, Calif., firm has raised $48 million.

Transport Topics
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

Alkane, evLabs Announce Deal for Electric Truck Launch

Alkane Truck Co. announced it signed a memorandum of understanding with evLaboratory Inc. to integrate evLabs’ powertrain and battery management system with Alkane’s alternative fuel truck chassis.

Transport Topics
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, Equipment

Many LTL Carriers Lean Toward Density-Based Pricing

Estes Express Lines dimensioners An increasing number of less-than-truckload fleets are expanding the use of dimensioners in their facilities. (Estes Express Lines)

The use of dimensioners is expanding in the less-than-­truckload industry, enabling carriers to more accurately calcu­late shipment density.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
December 8, 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
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Technological Advances Entice Younger Drivers to Trucking Industry, Executives Say

J.B. Hunt's Greer Woodruff Woodruff speaks at the House subcommittee roundtable discussion. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Advances in automation, safety features and telecommunication are improving jobs for truck drivers, attracting a new generation of workers adept in user-friendly technologies, trucking executives told House lawmakers Dec. 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2017

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