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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Editorial: Trucks and Tech at CES

If anyone needed more proof that trucking is a tech-savvy industry, look no further than the bright lights of Las Vegas, where the annual CES technology show featured a string of announcements from major industry players.

January 10, 2019
Business, Technology

Basin Commerce Launches New Workflow Program

Bulk freight software solutions provider Basin Commerce unveiled Conduit, its new quoting and management workflow platform.

October 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Trucking Technology Begins to Find Its Voice

Rand McNally's OverDryve Rand McNally's OverDryve in-cab devices include voice assistance to prevent distraction. (Rand McNally)

Voice-activated digital assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are all the rage in consumer electronics right now, and some developers are beginning to apply this technology to the trucking industry to enhance safety and efficiency.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
October 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Technology Can Help Unlock Capacity in Tight Freight Environment, Experts Say

Tight Freight Environment Load tracking and fleet management technology can enhance logistics planning, brokers and vendors say. (AFN)

In the absence of a quick fix to increase the number of trucks on the road to keep up with rising freight demand, another option is to find a way to wring out more utilization of the trucks already on the road.

Griffin Voltmann | Special to Transport Topics
September 26, 2018

Editorial: Opportunities and Challenges

The opportunities and challenges inherent in the technological revolution underway in trucking are evident throughout this week’s issue of Transport Topics.

June 7, 2018

Opinion: Better Data Through ‘Coupled’ Connected Technology

Fleet executives want technology that can solve their problems today — and in the future. They want to grow revenue while improving service levels and reducing cost, as doing so will produce better service for customers and generate better results. Anything that threatens these things is bad for business — especially unplanned downtime.

Gerry Mead | Executive Director of Innovation, Phillips Industries
May 11, 2018