Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, For-Hire

Flatbed and Cargo Safety Depends on Securement

Doleco flatbed

Making sure flatbed cargo is secured for transit goes beyond meeting applicable regulations, which cannot cover every contingency, experts contend.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
August 28, 2023
Business, Technology

AI Helps Fleets Navigate Risk Management

AI illustration

Insurance companies and brokers are finding the benefits in artificial intelligence to better assist trucking companies with their risk management needs. 

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
August 11, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

AI Provides Vital Assistance to TMS Companies

screenshot of shopping center in Somerset County, N.J.

Incorporating artificial intelligence in transportation management systems is changing how trucking companies and their partners use them to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
June 26, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, For-Hire, Top 100

Fleets Turn to Tech to Manage Complexity of Regulatory Compliance

Graybar trucks parked at a loading dock

With more drivers and equipment to manage, some fleet operators have implemented technology to help navigate the complexity of the industry’s regulations and better manage safety audits.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
June 23, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, For-Hire

Fleets Focus on Driver Performance to Raise Fuel Economy

MVT driver training

Trucking companies are increasingly investing in training, technology and incentives to optimize driver performance when it comes to fuel consumption.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
June 6, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics

Logistics Providers Work to Set Freight Scheduling Standards

Loading dock

Major logistics companies and technology providers have joined forces to alleviate a pain point hampering the industry — the making, keeping and adjusting of freight appointments.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
May 26, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Technology Helps Minimize Tractor-Trailer Pairing Errors

trailer with Orbcomm

Some carriers are using technology designed to help prevent drivers from picking up the wrong trailer, and some telematics vendors are developing tractor-trailer pairing capability.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
March 27, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

Tire Sustainability Remains Top Priority for Industry

tire recycling

“End-of-life” tires that can no longer be retreaded are often stored in a drop trailer and taken away to a recycling facility. Tire industry experts say that’s the preferred environmental practice.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
March 13, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Advances in Diagnostics Help Technicians Identify Problems, Streamline Repairs


In trucking, costly service interruptions and delays stemming from equipment problems can be reduced with the use of diagnostic repair technology, said fleet maintenance experts and vendors of systems. 

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
February 2, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Detection Systems Prove Helpful as Fleets Combat Growing Driver Distraction Issue


The familiar expression about being driven to distraction acquires new layers of meaning for fleet safety managers and technology providers intent on tackling the challenge of distracted driving.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
December 5, 2022