Business, Technology

Peterbilt Offers Password-Protected Trucks

Peterbilt Motors Co.

Peterbilt Motors Co. is offering an anti-theft system that requires a driver to enter a password to start the truck.

September 29, 2014
Business, Technology

Fedex’s McLean Repeats as TMC SuperTech Champion

Marsh Galloway/Technology & Maintenance Council

ORLANDO, Fla. — Mark McLean Jr. of FedEx Freight was crowned TMC SuperTech grand champion for the second straight year, helping FedEx sweep the top three spots.

September 25, 2014
Business, Technology

WheelTime Launches TMC SuperTech-Inspired Training Program

Eric Miller for TT

WheelTime Network said it has launched a new technician training program based on the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual TMC SuperTech competition.

September 25, 2014
Business, Technology

EBE Launches New Mobile Document-Capture Application

EBE Technologies said it is offering a new application, dubbed Xpress Mobile Capture, which enables drivers to submit business documents via mobile devices while communicating with carriers’ back-office systems.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 23, 2014
Business, Technology

First Day of SuperTech Kicks Off in Orlando

Eric Miller for TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Contestants at 2014 SuperTech at the Technology & Maintenance Council fall meeting Sept. 22 began an intense first day of competition with a 100-question test and identifying maintenance problems at 11 stations intended to test their hands-on skills.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2014
Business, Technology

Germany Exploring Use of E-Bikes for Local Freight

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is looking for ways to encourage electric bikes to replace trucks for local freight shipments in Germany.

September 5, 2014
Business, Technology

Va. Tech Working to Display Traffic Signs Inside Vehicle

Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is conducting a study to display stop and yield signs on a vehicle’s dashboard screen, allowing a driver to pass through an intersection if no other cars are present.

August 20, 2014
Business, Technology

Talking-Car Plans Advance as US Sees 1,083 Lives Saved Yearly


The U.S. Department of Transportation moved forward on writing rules that may mandate automakers’ use of talking-car technology, saying more than a thousand lives a year might be saved on the nation’s roadways.

August 19, 2014
Business, Technology

WebTech Wireless Reports Second-Quarter Loss

WebTech Wireless

WebTech Wireless, a supplier of GPS location-based and fleet-telematics services, reported a second-quarter loss of C$1.6 million compared with a profit of C$966,000 a year earlier.

August 18, 2014
Business, Technology

The Advantages of Computer-Based Training

Driving simulators, behind-the-wheel training and classroom instruction have their place, but one limitation is that they all depend on the driver’s ability to be present for the training. Internet-based training can be accessed anywhere at any time.    

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 11, 2014