Technology, Business

Finding the Right Data in ‘Big Data’

There is a lot of talk about how trucking can maximize the value of “big data,” but sometimes lost in the discussion is how to ensure fleets are using the right data.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
November 17, 2016
Business, Technology

Driver-Recruiting Software Firm Tenstreet Receives Equity Investment

Trucking software firm Tenstreet Inc. announced that it has received an unspecified investment from Spectrum Equity, a Boston-based investment firm, to support development of new products and to grow the business.

November 16, 2016
Business, Technology Teams With FTR to Offer Rate Forecasting Service

Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

DALLAS — is preparing to launch a service that forecasts rates for spot market freight as far as a year in advance.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 4, 2016
Business, Technology

Trucking Industry’s Onboard Video Market Expands to Multicamera Deployments

SmartDrive Systems

Trucking’s onboard video market is expanding beyond cab cameras to capture a more complete view of what is happening around the vehicle.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 31, 2016
Business, Technology

Carriers Must Leverage Technology, Data to Improve Profitability, Supplier Execs Say

Joseph Terry/TT

LAS VEGAS — More trucking companies will become efficient and profitable if they embrace new technology and “big data” analysis of industry trends, two technology executives told an audience here Oct. 4 at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016
Business, Autonomous, Technology

Panel Says Platooning Is Near, Driverless Trucks Far Away

John Sommers II for TT

LAS VEGAS — Advancements in trucking technology are paving the way for the industry to experience two-vehicle platoons soon, but the driverless heavy-duty trucks idea remains a distant vision, according to executives from leading firms in both industries.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 10, 2016
Business, Technology

Robots Could Replace 1.7 Million American Truckers in the Next Decade

Daimler Trucks

LOS ANGELES — Trucking paid for Scott Spindola to take a road trip down the coast of Spain, climb halfway up Machu Picchu and sample a Costa Rican beach for two weeks.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Technology

Autonomous October: Two Chances to Ask Questions of the Experts

Abt, Andersky

The buzz around autonomous vehicles grows louder with each passing month, and we’re devoting two significant events to this complex subject in October. And in both cases, we’re inviting your questions to be put to our experts.

September 27, 2016
Business, Technology

Vos Repeats as Champion, Leads FedEx at SuperTech

Jaclyn O'Laughlin

RALEIGH, N.C. — FedEx Freight technician Eric Vos earned the title of Grand Champion of TMC SuperTech for the second consecutive year in the competition, which was swept by FedEx Freight.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
September 26, 2016
Safety, Business, Technology

Safety Tech, Cameras Can Help Fleets Prevent Claims, Insurance Brokers Say

Meritor Wabco

Fleets that invest in safety technologies — from onboard cameras and telematics to active safety systems — are likely to see their investments pay off by helping to reduce or eliminate catastrophic risks and costly claims, insurance brokers and other experts said.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
September 26, 2016