Technology, Equipment

Trailer Technology Moves Forward

Change is the fuel that spurs innovation, whether social or industrial. Technology for trailer management is no different.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
July 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Push Forward With Tech Investment Despite Pandemic, Economic Uncertainty

Lytx A driver enters information into a Lytx in-cab event recorder. (Lytx)

Despite facing business challenges and economic uncertainty, some trucking companies have continued to move forward with technology investments during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
July 6, 2020
Business, Technology

The Power of Podcasting

Amidst the wide array of highly sophisticated digital tools marketers are using to increase profits, a surprising — and decidedly low-tech — alternative is scoring big gains for trucking companies: the simple podcast.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
May 22, 2020
Business, Technology

RoadSync Raises $5.7 Million in Series A Funding

RoadSync, a digital payment platform for the freight and transportation industry, raised $5.7 million in a Series A financing led by Base10 Partners.  

April 6, 2020
Business, Technology

Stoneridge Names James Zizelman President of Control Devices Division

Stoneridge Inc., a supplier of engineered electrical and electronic components for the commercial vehicle and automotive industry, named James Zizelman president of the control devices division.

April 6, 2020
Technology, Safety

Understanding the Benefits of AI in Fleet Safety Platforms

AI is becoming pervasive across the industry and transforming the way fleets do business. In this webinar we’ll cover how AI has transformed the category of video safety systems, how AI works with other technologies to deliver value, and how fleets can benefit in the long run from implementing AI based technology. 

February 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: New Year, New Logistics Efficiencies

As the year comes to a close, it’s a natural time for companies to look at what worked in 2019 and what didn’t, and make plans for the year ahead. For some companies, taking a hard look at their order fulfillment workflow — and ways it might be streamlined in 2020 — is a New Year’s resolution to consider.

Johannes Panzer | Head of Industry Solutions, E-commerce, Descartes Systems Group
December 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Fleets Grapple With Question: How Many Subscriptions Do We Need?

FleetPulse trailer A Great Dane trailer displays a FleetPulse advertisement at TMC's annual meeting in Atlanta, on March 5, 2018. At this October's NACV, Great Dane said it would waive subscription fees for the first three years. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Trucking executives are increasingly confronting the same proliferation of decisions that vex consumers who are shopping for online video services — to subscribe or not to subscribe?

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

I.D. Systems, Now PowerFleet, Buys Pointer Telocation for $140 Million

PowerFleet Inc. said it closed its acquisition of Pointer Telocation Ltd., and rebranded the company formerly known as I.D. Systems to PowerFleet Inc.

October 7, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Remote Diagnostics to the Rescue

Navistar's OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system Navistar's OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system. (Navistar)

Remote diagnostics systems available on modern trucks are helping fleets avoid costly repairs and reduce vehicle downtime, and this technology is rapidly advancing toward offering better predictions of when problems might occur.

April 26, 2019