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
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Powertrain Suppliers Focus on Fuel, Emissions in Dawn of Electrification

In a world where there is growing interest in electrification, drivetrain/powertrain makers are simultaneously pursuing two goals: developing products and technology when electric trucks reach critical mass; and supplying more low-emission and fuel-efficient products.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
September 19, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

Fleets Turn to In-Cab Driver Coaching to Boost Safety Through Instant Feedback

With the latest advances in onboard video and artificial intelligence, more fleets are implementing in-cab driver coaching to help reinforce safe driving habits, prevent crashes and enhance drivers’ overall performance.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
July 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Trucking Companies Find Best Practices in Transportation Management Software

To optimize, automate. That’s the long-standing message from users and vendors when they talk about realizing a return on investment for transportation management systems (TMS).

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
March 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

How Fleets Are Winning the Race to Hire Drivers

Motor carriers are implementing technologies designed to streamline the online recruiting and onboarding process so they can keep in touch with qualified drivers and ultimately hire more of them.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
March 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Routine Maintenance Keeps HVAC Units Humming

Most experts say that detecting and dealing with refrigerant leaks is the biggest challenge in regular maintenance of air conditioning systems on Class 8 tractors. For that reason, regular maintenance on the systems is critical.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
January 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Technology Helps Manage Spot Market

Technological solutions are increasingly helping shippers and carriers manage a boisterous business climate in which spot freight plays a prominent role.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
November 2, 2021
Technology, Equipment, Safety

How Drivers Are Using Mobile Apps to Make Life on the Road Easier

Today’s professional truck drivers are using mobile apps to help manage many facets of work and life on the road.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
February 19, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELD Vendors Update Software to Match Modified HOS Rules

Before the federal government’s revised hours-of-service rules went into effect Sept. 29, suppliers of electronic logging devices were busy updating their software.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
November 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Refrigerated Carriers Finding Value With Electric-Powered Reefer Units

The use of electric power to refrigerate trailers is expected to surge in the coming years, according to some manufacturers and fleet operators.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
October 9, 2020