Stephen Bennett

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 | Special to Transport Topics
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 | Special to Transport Topics
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 | Special to Transport Topics
May 14, 2016
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

ELDs from A to Z

PeopleNet

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 | Special to Transport Topics
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interchange — the transmission of data between computers following a strict format that was defined decades ago — is outdated and inefficient.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 | Special to Transport Topics
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 | Special to Transport Topics
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 | Special to Transport Topics
April 24, 2006

iTECH: Wi-Fi Comes to Truck Stops

Wi-Fi "hot spots" are breaking out all over — maybe even at a truck stop near you.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
November 7, 2003

Can Automation Help Make Ports More Secure?

Customs authorities overseeing U.S. ports want to focus more intently on cargo that poses a potential security threat. But to do that they need relief from the demands of monitoring millions of incoming containers deemed no danger.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
September 10, 2003

iTECH: A Remedy for Trucking's Traffic Woes

Will there one be an INTI? The Integrated Network exists today in some measure in some parts of the country.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
July 7, 2003

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