artificial intelligence

Business, Technology, Autonomous

AI in Trucking


The terms artificial intelligence and automation pepper discussions about the transportation industry’s future, often closely followed by mentions of autonomous vehicles. But while self-driving trucks are still in their infancy, AI already is influencing the back ­office’s digital transformation.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
March 1, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Training Programs Vital as AI Becomes More Prevalent, Experts Say

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, speaks at the National Governors Association’s winter meeting Feb. 23. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Education and training programs can help members of the workforce adjust to the difficulties that artificial intelligence will present to certain jobs, said policy expert Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan organization.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Samsara Offers New Dash Camera, Invests in Artificial Intelligence

Samsara dash cam Samsara

Samsara, a San Francisco-based tech firm that is developing internet-connected sensors to monitor mobile assets, has unveiled a dash camera that uses artificial intelligence to identify dangerous driving behaviors.

February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: The ABCs of Emerging Transport Technologies

Emerging technologies are reshaping the very nature of how we transport goods, and offer the ability to provide agile services that meet the increasing demands of the supply chain, says Ben Wiesen of Carrier Logistics Inc.

Ben Wiesen | President, Carrier Logistics Inc.
January 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

New AI Tools Emerge For Social Media Marketing

New and promising artificial intelligence tools are beginning to emerge for trucking companies that market on social media and that are looking for a gem-like polish on their text as well as optimization of their campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
October 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

AI Hedge Fund Is Said to Liquidate After Less Than Two Years

AI Hedge Fund Menno van Dijk/Getty Images

The fledgling world of AI hedge funds is claiming one of its first casualties.

Saijel Kishan and Alistair Barr | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2018
Business, Technology

In Driver Recruiting, AI Gets Real

Robot holding "Drivers Wanted" sign

While the wonders of artificial intelligence often are hyped beyond recognition, AI-powered recruitment software actually is offering real advantages to trucking companies.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
August 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Smart Ports: When AI Takes Over Shipping

Automated cranes Automated cranes represent the basic, essential infrastructure of an automated port. Suppliers include Konecranes, Kalmar and Liebherr. (Konecranes Oyj)

Artificial intelligence and machine learning for both automated container port management and trucks and ships is already in use or under development in a few key ways.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
July 6, 2018
Business, Technology

Artificial Intelligence: A New Look for Business Productivity Tools

While artificial intelligence is increasingly being applied on a massive scale to alter the very nature of how the world works, it turns out AI is also very good at making everyday drudgery disappear.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
March 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Artificial Intelligence: New AI Business Tools for Truckers That Are Ready to Run

Although it’ll be a while before we all have an IBM Watson supercomputer sitting on our desktops, there are a number of artificial intelligence business tools truckers can use right now that will help you run smarter, faster and ahead of the competition. Essentially, these next-generation wonders tap into the ability of artificial intelligence to do a lot of the thinking and strategizing for you.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
June 16, 2017