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Business, Technology

Technology Hits Workers' Income Share More Than Trade, IMF Says

Aether Films

The advance of technology is the biggest reason workers are earning a shrinking slice of the income pie, according to a new study by the International Monetary Fund.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
April 10, 2017
Technology, Business

Facebook for the Workplace: A Private Social Network for Your Trucking Business

Fans of Facebook — and there are more than 1.7 billion of them — now have a near-mirror image of the social network they can use for their businesses. Dubbed Workplace by Facebook, the new application offers all the familiar features that have made Facebook the world’s most popular digital meeting place. The primary difference: Workplace enables businesses to use the Facebook environment to create an entirely private social network for their employees and trusted trading partners.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
February 10, 2017
Technology, Business

Connected Vehicles, Platooning Coming Into Focus

Meritor Wabco

WASHINGTON — Connected vehicles and platooning are two of the major technological developments coming soon to trucking, and manufacturers, fleets, regulators and academics are wrestling with the details now.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 10, 2017
Technology, Business

Fuel Cards Advance

Comdata

Trucking companies today are doing much more with fuel cards than purchasing diesel. As card issuers deploy technology to connect new services to their cards, fleets are using them to better control fuel spending, gather data on their operations and even book hotel reservations.

Susan L. Hodges | Contributing Writer
February 10, 2017
Technology, Business

Cab Cameras Gain ‘Machine Vision’

Lytx

The video safety systems in truck cabs are becoming smarter. Rather than simply recording video of events on the road, some of the latest systems have gained the ability to “see” the truck’s environment and draw conclusions about driver behavior.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
February 10, 2017
Technology, Business

Drive for the Prize

Chad Purling

As the trucking industry continues to grapple with high driver turnover, some carriers are turning to performance-based rewards and technology-enabled “gamification” programs to increase driver retention and boost engagement.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
February 10, 2017
Business, Technology

Columbia Basin College Trucking Into the Future With $100,000 Truck Driving Simulator

Columbia Basin College

“Loading the virtual world,” Bud Stephens said as he fired up Columbia Basin College’s newest tool to train future truck drivers.

Cameron Probert | Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.)
January 27, 2017
Business, Technology

Vnomics Introduces ‘True Fuel Score’ to Assess Driver Efficiency

Vnomics Corp. has introduced a more comprehensive driver scoring model for True Fuel, its fuel optimization platform.

January 27, 2017
Business, Technology

ERoad Adds Max Speed Alert

ERoad

Electronic logging device supplier ERoad has introduced Max Speed Alert, a new feature for its fleet management system designed to support safe driving.

January 26, 2017
Business, Technology

J. J. Keller, McLeod Offer Hours of Service Integration

J. J. Keller & Associates and McLeod Software said they have partnered to help their shared fleet customers better manage drivers’ hours of service and order planning.

January 26, 2017

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