Technology
Business, Technology

Volvo Trucks Introduces Dynamic Steering Technology for European Models

Volvo Trucks introduced a new type of steering technology that combines hydraulic and electronic controls, the company said.

Transport Topics
February 25, 2013
Business, Technology

EPA’s Greenhouse-Gas Rules Sparking Cooperation Among Engine, Component Manufacturers

ORLANDO, Fla. — Engine manufacturers will not need to make a radical shift in technology to meet federal greenhouse-gas regulations in the next five years, but engine and component makers will have to work more collaboratively to better integrate their products to boost efficiency, suppliers said.

February 25, 2013
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Technology

iTECH: Cab Cam Keeps an Eye on Safety

In-cab cameras, or dash-cams, aren’t all about roadside arrests or crazy stuff on Russian highways.

February 19, 2013
Business, Technology

iTECH: Shippers, Brokers Use Data Services to Closely Monitor Carriers’ Performance

Shippers, brokers and freight forwarders are using new data services and software programs to monitor more closely the safety, performance and financial health of freight haulers before committing to hire them — driven partly by concern about liability risks if they use a carrier with a poor record and partly by the sheer availability of data.

February 19, 2013
Business, Technology

Technology Suppliers Show Improved Financial Results

Two of the trucking industry’s technology suppliers, Trimble Navigation Ltd. and XRS Corp., recently reported improved financial results for the final quarter of 2012, while McLeod Software said its full-year sales reached a record high.

February 19, 2013
Business, Technology

iTECH: Automated Trucks Ahead?

Taking the steering wheel out of a driver’s hand may sound crazy in an era when traffic congestion and driver distractions are growing by leaps and bounds, but that’s exactly what Internet search giant Google and Volvo Trucks are working on, while the U.S. Department of Transportation is testing communications technology that could potentially link several vehicles in a series.

February 19, 2013
Business, Technology

UPS Adds 100 Electric Delivery Trucks to California Fleet

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. said it has put 100 new all-electric delivery trucks in service in California.

Transport Topics
February 11, 2013
Business, Technology

WEX Inc. Reports Lower 4Q Profit

Fleet payment processing company WEX Inc., formerly Wright Express Corp., said its fourth-quarter profit fell on costs associated with the acquisition of Fleet One.

Transport Topics
February 11, 2013
Business, Technology

Blue Tree Introduces Portable In-Cab Device

Fleet telematics provider Blue Tree Systems Inc. said it is introducing a portable version of its R:COM in-cab terminal to enable fleets to use the fleet management system in owner-operator and rental vehicles when adding capacity.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2013
Business, Technology

U.S. Bank, DOD Extend Freight Payment Deal

U.S. Bank said it has extended its long-term contract to provide electronic freight payment processing for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2013

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