Business, Technology, Logistics

Data Sharing Can Help Freight Movement, Panelists Say

TRB panelists say data sharing can help freight movement. John Barton by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Coordination among trucks, ports, departments of transportation, city representatives and law enforcement officers is important to facilitating mobility, according to John Barton, senior vice president of the infrastructure firm HNTB Corp.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020

Three Proven Strategies to Transform Your Fleet With Data-Driven Decision Making

Three Proven Strategies to Transform Your Fleet With Data-Driven Decision Making

It’s often said in business that you can’t manage what you don’t measure. SmartIQ analytics help fleet managers to understand how their fleet is performing and answer key questions—not just about safety performance, but also driving and coaching performance, fuel consumption, idling, vehicle use and much more. 

September 6, 2019

Using Technology to Enable Positive Driver Engagement

Using Technology to Enable Positive Driver Engagement

Technology plays a major role in fleet safety as well as driver retention. It has the ability to facilitate better communication between managers and drivers, gather insights and record metrics regarding fleet performance, and help support drivers make informed decisions about driving conditions in real-time.

July 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Experts: Trucking Companies Should Use Data Collected to Improve Margins, Decrease Downtime

Steve Chaffee, director of fleet innovation, research and development for Hitachi Group Steve Chaffee, director of fleet innovation, research and development for Hitachi Group, speaks June 26 at the Fleet Data Management & Cybersecurity Conference. (Rachel Akpotu/Technology & Maintenance Council)

ARLINGTON, Va. — Trucking companies that effectively mine the data generated by their operations can free up time and capital to invest in other areas of their businesses, experts said at an industry meeting here.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

NAFC Panels: Data Is Used to Cut Repair Costs, Improve Policy

Jim Buell Jim Buell by Jim Stinson/Transport Topics

INDIANAPOLIS — Why does an average truckload fleet’s trucks go 8,400 miles before a breakdown but the “best-in-class” fleet goes 44,600 before one? It’s all about data.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2019
Business, Technology

Renovus Capital Partners Buys Majority Stake in KSM Consulting

KSM office KSM

Renovus Capital Partners, a Wayne, Pa.-based investment firm that holds stakes in nearly two dozen companies that provide education and training services, has acquired a majority interest in KSM Consulting in Indianapolis.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 12, 2019
Business, Technology

Using Structured Data as a Competitive Advantage

Using Structured Data as a Competitive Advantage

With high quality, reliable and structured data, fleet executives have a competitive advantage. With impactful and actionable information, they can zero in on problems that have the biggest impact on asset utilization and performance. Read Three Great Ways to Use Decisiv Analytics to learn more.

April 10, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

TRB Panelists Outline Benefits of Freight Data

Freight Data Eren Yuksel (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Analyzing and visualizing data can help state departments of transportation and planning organizations better understand traffic flow, safety concerns and capacity needs, according to a group of panelists assembled at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting Jan. 16.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 17, 2019

You and Your Telematics Partner: Why Service for Life Matters

Features offered by telematics technology – like driver behavior monitoring, live tracking and reporting – are very important. However, your telematics partner must be able to provide supporting services and guidance that extend beyond the technology to help your fleet achieve business objectives and maximum return on investment. This white paper explores why Service for Life is a critical component in the success of your telematics journey.

November 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Freight Brokers, 3PLs Must Embrace Technology or Face Disruption, Experts Say

 Embrace Technology Cavano (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Rapid advances in technology and an infusion of venture capital are fueling innovation that is transforming the freight transportation industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 8, 2018