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Business, Technology

Maven Machines Launches Earbud Version of Driver Safety Headset

Maven Machines

Maven Machines has released a much smaller, Bluetooth earbud version of its wireless safety headset, which provides real-time monitoring of driver fatigue and distraction.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2017
TCA

Trucking Meets Tech With Startup Cargo42's Strategy

Cargo42

Francine Gervazio worked in the logistics industry in her home country of Brazil and Australia, and she saw first hand how inefficient the industry could be. In fact, she says, one out of every five trucks on the streets is traveling empty. While at Babson College in Massachusetts studying entrepreneurship, she came up with concept behind Cargo42.

Nancy Dahlberg | Miami Herald
May 8, 2017
Technology, Business

Searching for an ELD? It’s Buyer Beware

Whether a fleet already has selected a system to comply with the electronic logging device mandate or still is waiting to do so until later this year, there is no guarantee that those products will be legal for use later on.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
April 21, 2017
Technology, Business

Trouble Codes + Telematics

Navistar Inc.

Troubleshooting dysfunctional trucks from afar through the use of remote diagnostics can help carriers better manage their equipment, reduce vehicle downtime and cut maintenance costs, but sifting through all of that fault code data can be a challenge, several fleet maintenance managers said.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Technology, Business

Cross-Border Fleets Use Software to Manage Data, Prevent Delays

Cross-border shipments involve many moving parts, and any delays or errors in providing key information to customs agencies can prove costly to shippers and carriers alike.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Technology, Business

SkyBitz Sees Solar Power as Future of Trailer Tracking

SkyBitz

SkyBitz is expanding its lineup of trailer-­tracking products that use solar energy, a power source the company believes will drive the evolution of the asset- tracking market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017
Technology, Business

E-mail Marketing:Still the Most Effective Sales, Recruiting Tool for Trucking Firms

While some trucking firms may be guilty of chasing the latest digital marketing craze, good old e-mail marketing still is the app to beat when it comes to connecting with customers. Indeed, a 2016 study released by marketing consulting firm Clutch found that e-mail still has the highest return on investment of any marketing channel.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
April 20, 2017
TCA

Demand for Technicians Expected to Intensify as Vehicles Add Driverless Capabilities

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Nearly 40 years ago, William Sasser walked out of Westside High School and directly into a career as an auto mechanic. But that sort of thing doesn’t happen much anymore.

Damon Cline | The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
April 17, 2017
Business, Technology

Carriers See Growth for Global Trade, Blockchain Technology, Dedicated

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — A panel of top executives from three major fleets emphasized the importance of international trade, the emergence of blockchain technology for freight transactions and the value of dedicated service during a shippers conference here.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2017
Business, Technology

Transport Topics Wins Two Business Publication Awards

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The American Society of Business Publication Editors announced at an April 13 awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., that Transport Topics had won regional silver awards for two features: Its "CDL or Bust” digital series and the July 2016 print edition of iTECH.

Transport Topics
April 13, 2017

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