Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Will Rise of Electric Trucks Bring Tire Design Changes?

The advent of electric-powered commercial trucks has raised new design considerations for vehicle components beyond the propulsion system — including tires.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
December 9, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, Global Freight, Top 50

A Clouded Outlook for Global Freight

Describing global supply chains as “volatile” for the last two years is an understatement. Glimmers of hope are emerging, but anxiety grows over whether freight volumes can maintain traction amid high inflation and economic uncertainty.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
November 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Advances in Analytics Help Fleets Translate Information Into Action

Technology adoption in the trucking industry has given freight transportation companies access to an abundance of data. The question now is how best to use it.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
September 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

How Fleets Are Using Technology to Control Fuel Consumption

As the cost of diesel rises, so does trucking companies’ interest in technology to monitor and improve miles per gallon.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
May 6, 2022
Business, Logistics

Fleets Find That Raising Pay Doesn’t Solve Driver Shortage

The flurry of fleets that raised pay early in 2021 to recruit and retain truck drivers amid labor shortages snowballed into a widespread industry trend. However, for many fleets, it’s not necessarily bringing in the expected results.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
January 10, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

State DOTs Explore Roadway Charging to Support Electric-Powered Vehicles

Magnetic concrete that charges electric vehicles as they drive over it could be coming to an Indiana roadway in the next few years.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
November 30, 2021
Business, Technology

Integrate and Excel

The proliferation of technology to run trucking and logistics companies has created a challenge of its own: Modern transportation companies must be able to effectively utilize data flowing from a growing number of discrete applications and systems. 

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
November 24, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

As Nuclear Verdicts Drive Up Costs, Focus Is on Safety, Data

Escalating insurance costs have become a severe financial headwind for trucking companies in an industry already known for tight profit margins.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
August 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Engine Oil Suppliers Target Sustainability Amid Broader Push to Reduce Emissions

As the trucking industry explores zero-emission technologies such as battery-­electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, heavy-duty engine oil suppliers are applying less conspicuous methods of curbing airborne particulate matter and carbon emissions.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
May 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tire Maintenance Involves Familiar Practices, New Technology

Heavy-duty truck tire maintenance is proof positive that a field can remain constant while constantly evolving. Many parts of the tire-changing process have remained static for decades. But fleets say new tire designs, tools and technologies are enhancing maintenance operations, especially for tire monitoring. 

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
January 29, 2021