Stephen Bennett

iTECH: Data Mining for a Wealth of Information

In the task of data mining, questions or “queries” are analogous to the tools of the miner’s trade — a drill, a pickax, a shovel.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
May 5, 2003

iTECH: Managing the Multifaceted Operation

To meet multiple demands of users involved in more than one segment of trucking, software providers strive for greater flexibility in their offerings.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
March 17, 2003

iTECH: Smooth Operators

It’s been said that hiring a consultant can be like paying someone to look at your watch and tell you what time it is. But the people who form the management team at Double D Express do not subscribe to that notion.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
March 10, 2003

iTECH: The Key to Trucking Intelligence

Tim Van de Merwe, internal logistics manager for Associated Food Stores, has a happy tale to tell. Like most such tales, it begins darkly, with the cooperatively owned wholesale distributor in Salt Lake City struggling to keep track of the trailers in its yards.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
January 21, 2003

iTECH: The Right Stuff - Searching for Maintenance Software

If you want maintenance software, the first step is to recruit management to your cause. Then you can go shopping.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
December 9, 2002

iTECH: The Online Classroom - Open 24/7

Interactive online learning can be a valuable complement to traditional training and professional development programs.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
October 7, 2002

iTECH: Supply Chain Efficiency -- It's All About Timing

The basic concerns of supply chain management may not have changed all that much since terrorists attacked the United States approximately one year ago.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
August 26, 2002

iTECH: The Evolution of Internet Services

Are application service providers set for a comeback? Ask that question in certain quarters and the response might be, “Who said they ever went away?”

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
June 24, 2002

High-Tech's Role in a High-Alert World

If terrorists tried to commandeer a truck hauling a potentially lethal load - fuel or chemicals, for example - what could be done to stop them? In the search for answers to that and related questions, carriers, shippers, regulators, researchers and systems vendors are exploring how information technology can help provide or enhance security in trucking.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
February 28, 2002

Communication as a Key to Control

Mobile communication technology will one day incorporate onboard intelligence and "the ability to exercise direct control over the vehicle," said Mark Sands, vice president and division counsel for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
February 13, 2002

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