Business, Technology, Logistics

Small but Growing Carriers Make Leap From Spreadsheets to TMS Software

dispatcher A carrier employee uses a computer running McLeod software, allowing him to manage paper and electronic documents. (McLeod Software)

For small trucking companies that are getting bigger, recognizing the point when it becomes necessary to adopt management software isn’t so difficult. Instead, the challenges have more to do with evaluating systems, choosing one and implementing it.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
November 4, 2019

Transoft Solutions Acquires Keysoft Solutions

Transoft Solutions Inc., a provider of transportation engineering design and analysis software, acquired Keysoft Solutions Ltd., according to a July 22 news release.

July 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

OEMs Offer Over-the-Air Software Updates as Latest Advance in Truck Maintenance

Volvo VNR remote programming Truck makers are offering over-the-air software updates and parameter changes in their latest push to reduce vehicle service time. (Volvo Trucks)

Truck manufacturers increasingly are enabling fleets to update truck software and programming parameters “over the air” — an innovation that is saving days of downtime.

May 14, 2019
Business, Technology

GPS Trackit Acquires TSO Mobile, InTouch GPS, Fleet Trax

GPS Trackit, a provider of fleet management software, said it completed acquisitions of TSO Mobile of Miami, InTouch GPS of Lakeland, Fla., and Fleet Trax of Dallas in 2018.

February 19, 2019
Business, Technology

FreightPop Closes Round of Undisclosed Investments

Transportation management software provider FreightPop has closed a new round of investments, according to a Jan. 2 press release. The company did not disclose the amount.

January 15, 2019
Business, Technology

Mack, Volvo Enhance Over-the-Air Software Update Capabilities

Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks have improved upon their over-the-air feature, which allows for updates to occur while a driver has downtime, such as while at a rest stop or home.

October 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Wiesen Named President at Carrier Logistics Inc.

Ben Wiesen Ben Wiesen gives a presentation on CLI’s plans for expanded analytics capabilities. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

CHICAGO — Carrier Logistics Inc., a provider of management software for less-than-truckload operations, has transitioned to new leadership and is exploring opportunities to add deeper data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Fuse5 Partners With Launch Deck on Software Development

Fuse5 Automotive Software, which provides business management solutions for the automotive aftermarket, announced it has secured a partnership with software development firm Launch Deck.

October 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Paragon Software Opens New Hampshire Office

Vehicle routing and scheduling optimization provider Paragon Software Systems has opened an office in Manchester, N.H.

October 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

'Fast and Furious' Driverless Cars Aren’t as Crazy as They Sound

Employees wearing virtual reality headsets wheel controllers to perform maneuvers on virtual simulations on the Ascent Robotics Inc. Atlas software in Tokyo. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Self-driving cars will rarely have to deal with a pack of drivers who think they are in a “Fast and Furious” movie, but training them to do so might just be what it takes to reach true autonomy.

March 19, 2018