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
Business, Technology, Safety

SaferWatch Adds CarrierLists to Service Offerings

SaferWatch, a provider of motor carrier licensing, insurance and safety data, has agreed to partner with CarrierLists to supply information about carrier capacity and freight-hauling preferences of truck operators.

Transport Topics
May 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Load Boards Evolve

Perry and Hutto of's Perry (left) and Hutto debut the load board operator's spot-market rate forecasting service, which the company launched last fall. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Load boards have changed a lot from their humble beginnings about 40 years ago. Long gone are written notes tacked up on truck stop bulletin boards to help drivers find freight, or using telephones at truck stop restaurant tables and paying expensive long-distance rates to get loads lined up.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
April 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Idaho Hack May Have Revealed Truckers’ Personal Data

Truck on a snowy Idaho highway A truck on a snowy Idaho highway. The personal information of more than 100 truck drivers in the state may have been compromised in mid-December. (Tom Brandt/Flickr)

The personal information of more than 100 truck drivers may have been compromised during a recent hack of two Idaho Transportation Department e-mail accounts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Creative Use of Big Data Key to Predicting Crash Risk, DOT Official Says

Deborah Hersman Deborah Hersman by Eric Miller/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Innovations in the growth of “big data” are moving traffic research from the reactive to the predictive, a top U.S. Department of Transportation official said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2018
Business, Technology

Cloud-Based Computing Gains Traction in Trucking

The transition to cloud-based computing in the trucking industry is accelerating as carriers realize the cost savings and operational efficiencies that can be achieved, technology experts said.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
December 11, 2017
Business, Technology

Fleets, Tech Vendors Parsing Data to Improve Driver Coaching, Safety

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Modern trucking companies are swimming in data collected by their onboard technology and back-office software, but fleet managers are using a variety of strategies to utilize that information for driver coaching and other business improvements.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
December 8, 2017

Vigillo Expands Athena Data-Mining Platform

Jaclyn O'Laughlin/American Trucking Associations

Vigillo is offering new fuel and maintenance dashboards within its Athena “big-data” platform, representing a further expansion of the company’s data analytics capabilities.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 9, 2014
Business, Logistics

New Website Offers Data On Trucking Firms, Shippers, Brokers

Douglas Hayden Courtesy of Data Driven Shipping

Data Driven Shipping, based in San Diego, has launched a website that allows users to download trucking industry data to the program of their choice on their computer or mobile device.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
September 3, 2014
Business, Technology

PeopleNet to Offer Cloud Gateway to Meet Fleets’ Data Needs Faster

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

PeopleNet Communications Corp. said it will soon offer a cloud-based communications gateway to provide more information to more devices at a faster pace than ever before.

July 28, 2014