Business, Technology

Getting the Most From Simulator Training

The ultimate goal of all training is sustained improvement in driver performance. “I advise people that training is only the first step,” said Yves Provencher, director of Performance Innovation Transport, in Pointe-Claire, Quebec.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 11, 2014
Business, Technology

Driver Training Technology Creates Virtual Reality

Taking trucks out on icy roads to practice avoiding accidents is entirely impractical. Fortunately, there is another option — driving simulators.    

August 11, 2014
Business, Technology

Dimensioning Systems Add Efficiency to LTLs

Call it “automatic dimensioning,” “cubing” or “electronic measuring,” — all three are terms for technology that some believe could revolutionize less-than-truckload trucking.

August 11, 2014
Business, Technology

SkyBitz to Install Tracking Devices on Transport America’s Trailer Fleet

Transport America

SkyBitz Inc. will install its cellular-based trailer tracking devices on Transport America’s fleet of about 4,400 trailers, according to the company.

August 4, 2014
Business, Technology

One-Third of Registered Trucks Equipped With Clean Diesel Technology, Study Shows

More than one-third of registered medium- and heavy-duty trucks are equipped with clean diesel engines, according to a recent study commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.

July 7, 2014
Business, Technology

Rugged Handheld Provider Launches New Device

Two Technologies

Rugged handheld provider Two Technologies has launched a new mobile device aimed at the over-the-road trucking market.

June 23, 2014
Business, Technology

ProSight Offers SmartDrive Video Safety with Insurance Package

ProSight Specialty Insurance is now offering to pay for its transportation customers to adopt video-based fleet safety technology through a new insurance package.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 18, 2014
Business, Technology

Aljex Integrates Carrier Onboarding Product

Aljex Software said it has integrated its cloud-based transportation management software with Carrier Registration System Plus, a carrier qualification and onboarding product from Registry Monitoring Insurance Services.

June 10, 2014
Business, Technology

England Van Lines to Retrofit Fleet With Stop-Start Tech

Moving company England Van Lines said it plans to retrofit its fleet with stop-start technology to allow drivers to coast through traffic lights without having to stop.

June 9, 2014
Business, Technology

Truck Platooning System Tested in Nevada

Peloton Technology

A system designed to platoon or connect trucks wirelessly to each other to reduce fuel consumption was tested in Nevada in front of state transportation officials, according to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

June 6, 2014