Stephen Bennett

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
Technology, Autonomous

Automated Driving Puts Added Emphasis on Cybersecurity for Connected Trucks

As commercial trucks become increasingly connected to the internet, concerns about vehicle cybersecurity are growing, particularly with the trucking industry continuing its push toward more advanced automated driving systems.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
June 16, 2017
Technology, Business

Trouble Codes + Telematics

Navistar Inc.

Troubleshooting dysfunctional trucks from afar through the use of remote diagnostics can help carriers better manage their equipment, reduce vehicle downtime and cut maintenance costs, but sifting through all of that fault code data can be a challenge, several fleet maintenance managers said.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Technology, Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Making the Right Turn

ALK Technologies Inc.

It’s a dire warning for a truck driver who has taken a wrong turn — a banner hanging over the roadway reading, “If you hit this sign you will hit that bridge.”

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
September 16, 2016
Technology, Business

Connected Vehicles Could Boost Safety

Wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication is playing an increasingly important role in the development of more advanced vehicle automation and driver-assist features. A possible federal mandate of the technology could accelerate that movement.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
July 15, 2016
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

ELD Vendors to Self-Certify Devices as Compliant ELDs

Certification of electronic logging devices has been left to the device manufacturers under the federal ELD rule.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
May 14, 2016
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

ELDs from A to Z


Carriers that haven’t yet implemented electronic driver logs will be sifting through a plethora of different hardware and software options as they plan how to comply with the upcoming federal mandate of the technology.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
May 12, 2016
Technology, Business

EDI vs. APIs

Some technology vendors say standard electronic data interchange — the transmission of data between computers following a strict format that was defined decades ago — is outdated and inefficient.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
March 28, 2016
Business, Fuel

iTECH — The ‘Hosted’ Alternative: How to Rent Software

Many software providers now “rent” their software to users who do their work through the vendor’s Web site. This is called an application service provider (ASP) model, and it is often offered as a less expensive alternative to buying a software package to be installed on the user’s own server.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
January 2, 2007

Cross-Border Truckers Urged to Prepare for ACE

More cross-border carriers are getting ready to file electronic manifests before the U.S. Customs and Border Protection makes such filing mandatory as early as August.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
April 24, 2006