Business, Technology

Omnitracs Announces Unified Software Platform

Greer Greer by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Omnitracs announced plans to launch a unified software platform for its mobile communications systems, a move designed to provide fleets with greater flexibility during a time of rapid change for the trucking industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

FMCSA Clarifies ELD Guidance for Horse Haulers

Horse trailer TT File Photo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a new slate of guidelines to mitigate confusion over whether livestock haulers, including those who transport their horses, are required to install electronic logging devices on their trucks or possess a commercial driver license.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Tell Us Your Vision of the Future of Logistics

Navigating the Future of Logistics Getty Images

How will technology and innovation change the business of transportation and logistics? That’s a question we are exploring as part of a series of articles on the theme, “Navigating the Future,” in Transport Topics this year.

Transport Topics
February 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Diesel Technician Program Receives $400,000 From Kenworth Sales

Student A student in the Diesel Tech Pathways program (Salt Lake City Community College

The trucking industry’s need for diesel engine technicians spurred Kenworth Sales Co. to donate $400,000 to the Diesel Tech Pathways program at Salt Lake Community College’s Westpointe Center, according to the company.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 26: If We All Drove Electric Cars

Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 by Doug DeMuro via YouTube

Where, exactly, does a federal fuel-tax increase fit in with plans for funding infrastructure? A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Opinion

Opinion: 3D Printing Could Bring Supply Chain Closer to Customers

Most of the talk surrounding 3D printing in the trucking industry centers on how it can be used to supply replacement parts for older vehicles. But its real value is much greater than that.

G. David Gerrard | Managing Partner Cornerstone Growth Advisors
February 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

TuSimple Expands as It Readies Self-Driving Truck Technology


Though it will likely be a decade or more before commercial trucks roll down the road without human drivers, trucks with sophisticated, semi-autonomous driving systems will soon be on the street — with a person aboard to supervise.

David Wichner | The Arizona Daily Star
February 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

BMW, Toyota Back a Driverless Startup That Wants to Start Small

University of Michigan

As automakers spend billions to rack up autonomous miles and map city streets, Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG are also betting on a startup with a more modest approach.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2018
Government, Technology

Geotab Surpasses 1 Million Subscribers

Telematics provider Geotab Inc. announced more than 1 million vehicles are subscribing to its fleet management service, which began in 2006.

Transport Topics
February 26, 2018
Business, Technology

Snider Adds Mitchell 1 Repair Capabilities

Snider Truck Snider Fleet Solutions

Fleet services provider Snider Fleet Solutions added Mitchell 1 diagnostic and repair capabilities to its more than 80 locations in the South and Midwest.

Transport Topics
February 26, 2018