Business, Technology

Next Generation of Wireless Technology: 5G Holds Promise

Trailer tracking via wireless networks Fleets rely on wireless networks to track drivers’ hours, cargo status and many other metrics. (PowerFleet via Vimeo)

As trucking increasingly incorporates digital elements, a pressing question grows: What can 5G do for the industry? A lot, as it turns out.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
May 22, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

FCC Opens Wi-Fi Access to Aid Coronavirus Response

Rendering of connected highway This rendering shows connected vehicles on a highway. Transportation safety advocates say the 5.9 GHz spectrum should remain dedicated to their needs. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

The Federal Communications Commission temporarily allowed broadband interests expanded access to the 5.9 GHz spectrum to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Preparing for the 3G Sunset

A major technology switch that could affect the transportation industry is right around the corner: the 3G wireless network sunset.

John Binder | Director of Wireless Operations, Trimble Transportation
February 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

All Truck Transportation Updating Trailers With 5G Capability

Trucker on his phone Getty Images

All Truck Transportation Inc. announced recently it already is updating about 1,700 trailers with 5G-compatible devices.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Looking Forward With 5G

The technology elephant in the room for warehouse operators is 5G wireless technology; specifically, whether it’s worthwhile for the sector to convert from existing 4G systems.

Mike Maris | Director of Transportation and Logistics, Zebra Technologies
December 18, 2019
Government, Technology

FCC Approves Proposal to Proceed With 5.9 GHz Changes

AASHTO's King Gee AASHTO's King Gee (right) by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Despite opposition from leading transportation groups, the Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 12 unanimously moved to proceed with a proposal that would devote a significant aspect of auto safety airwaves to broadband uses, with a remainder for a new cellular connected-vehicle technology.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Automakers Stand to Lose Airwaves Rights as FCC Drops a Promise

Ajit Pai Ajit Pai by Martina Albertazzi/Bloomberg

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed reassigning airwaves long promised to automakers and instead allow other wireless uses on the frequencies.

November 20, 2019

Teletrac, Navman Wireless Merge

Teletrac Inc.

Teletrac Inc. and Navman Wireless, which make GPS-based asset-tracking telematics systems, have merged.

March 3, 2015

DOT Research Could Benefit Fleets Through Use of Wireless Inspections

Imagine being able to have trucks and their drivers wirelessly inspected as they travel at highway speed — then top that off with improving the vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

July 21, 2014

Trucking Technology Likely to Be Affected by Wireless Capacity Crunch, Official Warns

MINNEAPOLIS — Trucking companies that rely on wireless technology to improve their operations soon could feel the effects of a looming “capacity crunch” facing the nation’s wireless carriers, an industry leader told truckers.

August 28, 2012