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Werner Advances Technology Initiative With IoT Partnership

Werner Enterprises truck Werner intends to use the tools from Platform Science to deploy new applications and services across its fleet of 8,000 trucks. (Werner Enterprises Inc.)

Werner Enterprises has teamed with fleet management service Platform Science to advance its technology initiative, the companies announced Sept. 16.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2020
Business, Technology

SmartHop, Tech Platform for Smaller Carriers, Secures $4.5M Seed Funding

 Joaquin Brillembourg, Guillermo Garcia, Miguel Sucre SmartHop founders Joaquin Brillembourg (from left), Guillermo Garcia and Miguel Sucre (SmartHop)

Dispatch technology developer SmartHop has closed $4.5 million in early funding, the company announced July 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2020
Business, Technology

Next Generation of Wireless Technology: 5G Holds Promise

Trailer tracking via wireless networks Fleets rely on wireless networks to track drivers’ hours, cargo status and many other metrics. (PowerFleet via Vimeo)

As trucking increasingly incorporates digital elements, a pressing question grows: What can 5G do for the industry? A lot, as it turns out.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
May 22, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

FCC Opens Wi-Fi Access to Aid Coronavirus Response

Rendering of connected highway This rendering shows connected vehicles on a highway. Transportation safety advocates say the 5.9 GHz spectrum should remain dedicated to their needs. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

The Federal Communications Commission temporarily allowed broadband interests expanded access to the 5.9 GHz spectrum to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Connected Vehicle Experts Discuss OEM Role, Safety

Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Original equipment manufacturers have an important role to play in the adoption of connected vehicle technology, according to Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Preparing for the 3G Sunset

A major technology switch that could affect the transportation industry is right around the corner: the 3G wireless network sunset.

John Binder | Director of Wireless Operations, Trimble Transportation
February 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

All Truck Transportation Updating Trailers With 5G Capability

Trucker on his phone Getty Images

All Truck Transportation Inc. announced recently it already is updating about 1,700 trailers with 5G-compatible devices.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 11, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Georgia DOT to Expand Connected Vehicle Technology in Atlanta

Brian Kemp Gov. Brian Kemp speaks at a past event. (John Bazemore/Associated Press)

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hear from the private sector about ways to use connected vehicle technology on roadways in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Succession Planning for Tech Transitions

Successful business leaders must learn to anticipate, embrace and respond to the innovations around them, says Ben Wiesen of Carrier Logistics Inc. Has your company planned for the turnover of old technology?

Ben Wiesen | President, Carrier Logistics Inc.
December 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabco Partners With Silicon Valley Firm Plug and Play

Wabco Holdings Inc. announced it has signed a three-year agreement to be an anchor partner with Plug and Play, a global innovation platform leader headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. The Swiss company will gain access to Plug and Play’s global partnership network, which includes many startups, market disruptors and industry leaders.

September 13, 2019