Business, Technology

Transportation Data Source Announces Carrier On-Boarding Product

Transportation Data Source, a provider of motor-carrier information services, has announced a product that gives freight brokers an automated evaluation and approval process for third-party carriers.

September 28, 2015
Business, Technology

Cargo Chief Introduces Platform to Help Shippers Find Hauling Capacity

Cargo Chief has launched a technology platform designed to connect shippers with hard-to-find truck capacity.

August 10, 2015
Business, Technology

Hacked Jeep Exposes Weak Underbelly of High-Tech Vehicles

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Jeep Cherokee brought to a halt by hackers exposed wireless networks as the weakest link in high-tech vehicles, underscoring the need to find fast over-the-air fixes to block malicious intrusions.

Jordan Robertson | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2015
Business, Technology

Truck Dealers Say Telematics Advancements Can Help Attract New Crop of Technicians

Peach State Truck Centers

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — Telematics and mobile communications can help fleets better utilize their equipment and drivers, while providing truck dealerships the ability to more quickly make repairs and stock replacement parts.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
August 3, 2015
Government, Business, Technology

Federal Standards Needed for Autonomous Technology to Excel, Volvo Executive Says

Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — For autonomous driving technologies to continue to advance, lawmakers will have to approve federal standards that address various regulations at the state level, a Volvo executive told a Senate transportation panel on July 7.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 7, 2015
Business, Technology

Hirschmann, Inthinc Partner to Launch Mobile Technology Platform

Hirschmann Solutions, a supplier of antenna and transceiver systems, has partnered with telematics service provider Inthinc to launch a new mobile technology platform.

July 2, 2015
Business, Technology

Marathon Data Systems Acquires Foxtrax, Changes Name to WorkWave

Marathon Data Systems, a provider of fleet and field-service management technology, has acquired fleet-tracking firm Foxtrax GPS for an undisclosed sum.

July 2, 2015
Business, Technology

Developers of Fleet Management Systems Balance Needs of Expert, Novice Users


Fleet management programs are packed with features that can help carrier executives run their businesses, but many only scratch the surface of the technologies’ capabilities, industry and software executives said.

June 15, 2015
Business, Technology

Many High-Tech Firms Adopt ‘Right-Shoring’ Supply-Chain Strategy, UPS Survey Finds

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Many high-tech companies have adopted a “right-shoring” strategy for their manufacturing supply chains, an approach that balances factors such as cost, quality and transit time, according to UPS Inc.’s fifth-annual Change in the (Supply) Chain survey.

May 29, 2015
Business, Technology

Self-Driving Truck Technology Advances

While self-driving trucks may still seem like a concept that is several years from becoming reality, using wireless communications to connect commercial trucks with each other and signals from the infrastructure may be just around the corner.

May 18, 2015