Editorial: A Relevant Conversation

The term “relevant” is used frequently to describe industries, products and services, and whether the subjects of those discussions have any relevance to modern society can cause fiery debate.

May 2, 2018

Opinion: Could Data-Driven Technology Lead the Trucking Industry to Nirvana?

The trucking industry has hit a few roadblocks in recent times. Driver shortages, increased competition from outside the industry and slow acceptance of technological advances are just a few of the hurdles that have brought stagnancy to our sector.

Timothy Leonard | Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Trimble Transportation Enterprise Solutions
April 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tire Technology Offers Cost Savings, Reduced Maintenance for Fleets, Industry Reps Say

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Technology is rapidly evolving and continuously emerging across many facets of the trucking industry, and tires are no exception. Tire manufacturers report that the connectivity and digital capabilities they provide offer improved efficiencies, cost savings and reduced maintenance for their fleet customers.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
April 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Investment in Technology, Innovation Is Changing Business of Logistics

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The combination of technology and innovation is changing the business of transportation and logistics in ways that are both potentially disruptive and critical to improving existing processes. And the changes are coming from inside and outside of the industry.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 3, 2018
Government, Technology

SmartDrive Launches New Platform, Sees Growth in Fleets Using Company's Technology

SmartDrive's Transportation Intelligence Platform SmartDrive's Transportation Intelligence Platform, SR4. (SmartDrive Systems)

SmartDrive Systems, a provider of video systems and analysis for fleets and drivers, is launching a new risk-management platform that combines data from a variety of sources.

March 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Stoneridge Expands Fleet Evaluations of Camera Monitor System

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ATLANTA — Stoneridge Inc. announced it will accept more carriers in its ongoing fleet evaluation of the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System, intended eventually to replace traditional mirrors.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 6, 2018

Editorial: Costs of Doing Business

The trucking business is not a low-cost endeavor — think equipment, fuel, insurance — but the costs of doing business just keep increasing. What’s a motor carrier to do?

December 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Volkswagen and Daimler Inspected by EU as Cartel Probe Widens

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Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG were inspected by European Union antitrust investigators as the EU stepped up a probe into allegations the German car industry colluded on technology for decades.

October 23, 2017
Technology, Equipment

Tuned In

Comforts of home such as in-cab satellite television can improve driver satisfaction. EpicVue

Longhaul trucking can be a difficult and isolating job, but some fleets have turned to electronic in-cab entertainment to keep drivers connected and boost their job satisfaction. And when drivers are satisfied, better retention and recruiting numbers often follow.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
October 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

ClearMetal Gets $9 Million in Funding

ClearMetal, a San Francisco-based technology startup that is using artificial intelligence to develop what it calls “predictive logistics,” has received $9 million in second-round funding from an investment group led by Prelude Ventures and Innovation Endeavors.

September 25, 2017