Business, Technology, Government

McLeod Sees Opportunity in ‘Uncertain Times’

Seth Clevenger/TT

SAN ANTONIO — Upcoming regulations, the presidential election, a softer freight market and supply chain disruptions are contributing to “uncertain times” for the trucking industry. But those challenges also present opportunities for fleets that are better prepared than their competitors, McLeod Software’s CEO said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 26, 2016
Business, Technology

FedEx Freight's Eric Vos Repeats as TMC SuperTech Grand Champion

Eric Vos by Jaclyn O'Laughlin

RALEIGH, N.C. — FedEx Freight’s Eric Vos has repeated as Grand Champion of the National Technician Skills Competition, TMC SuperTech.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
September 22, 2016
Business, Technology

FourKites Hires Fiander to Lead Firm’s Integration Efforts

Load-tracking technology firm FourKites has hired Craig Fiander as senior vice president of business development to lead the company’s global integration and partnership efforts.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 22, 2016
Business, Technology

Connected-Vehicle Spectrum Fight Intensifies

A battle within the business world is growing over the use of a slice of the radio frequency spectrum. It pits vehicle manufacturers and their allies against Wi-Fi providers, often owned by telecommunications companies.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 19, 2016
Business, Technology

Houston Port Shuttle Hailed as Potential Freight-Handling Breakthrough

Texas A&M Transportation Institute

A futuristic freight-hauling shuttle that can move massive cargo containers from one major shipping terminal to another at up to 70 miles per hour without using a drop of diesel or stopping at a single traffic light is set to get its real-world debut at the Port of Houston.

Dug Begley | Houston Chronicle
September 12, 2016
Business, Technology

Hyperloop Technology to Be Studied for Freight Transportation

DP World

The transportation startup Hyperloop will study its electric propulsion tube system technology for moving freight at ports.

August 24, 2016
Business, Technology

Tech Startup Enjoy Delivers Your Product, Teaches You How to Use It

Photo courtesy of Enjoy

Enjoy, a tech device set-up and delivery service, aims to make reading indecipherable instruction manuals a thing of the past. An Enjoy "expert" delivers the purchase, unpacks and sets up the device, then helps the client learn about it, in up to an hourlong visit.

Marcia Heroux Pounds | Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. )
August 9, 2016
Technology, Business

Trucking Enters the Age of Automation

Daimler Trucks

Self-driving trucks, once regarded largely as the stuff of science fiction, appear to be on the verge of becoming a reality on the nation’s highways.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 15, 2016
Business, Technology

Truck Platooning Could Reach Market in 2017

European Truck Platooning Challenge

Interest in truck platooning continues to grow as manufacturers and suppliers showcase the technology and one company prepares for a commercial launch of its product.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 15, 2016
Business, Technology

States Passing Legislation to Clear Way for Platooning Tests

Peloton Technology

Regulators and elected officials are beginning to carve out a framework that could help pave the way for the real-world use of vehicle platooning and automation.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2016