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Blockchain for Trucking
Freight contracts, document transfers, food safety, driver security, parts management and asset tracking are among the many elements of the trucking business that could become easier and more secure through new applications built around the shared digital ledger called blockchain.
Cloud-Based Computing Gains Traction in Trucking
The transition to cloud-based computing in the trucking industry is accelerating as carriers realize the cost savings and operational efficiencies that can be achieved, technology experts said.
Fleets Take Do-It-Yourself Approach to Solar-Panel Installation
Solar panel manufacturers said they have worked to make their products easy to deploy, and several fleets said they have opted to install the panels themselves.December 11, 2017
A growing number of fleets are turning to an alternative energy source — the sun — to help meet the growing demand for power on board their trucks.December 11, 2017
Google Targets Annoying Ads
In a move to stop the online advertising market from imploding, Google will roll out its own ad blocker in early 2018, designed to neutralize annoying, intrusive advertising on the web.
On Tesla Trucks and ELDs
Tesla Inc.’s recent unveiling of its all-electric Class 8 tractor presented the industry with a fresh take on truck design and a different way of powering its vehicles.
Fleets, Tech Vendors Parsing Data to Improve Driver Coaching, Safety
Modern trucking companies are swimming in data collected by their onboard technology and back-office software, but fleet managers are using a variety of strategies to utilize that information for driver coaching and other business improvements.December 8, 2017
Searching for an ELD? It’s Buyer Beware
Whether a fleet already has selected a system to comply with the electronic logging device mandate or still is waiting to do so until later this year, there is no guarantee that those products will be legal for use later on.
Trouble Codes + Telematics
Troubleshooting dysfunctional trucks from afar through the use of remote diagnostics can help carriers better manage their equipment, reduce vehicle downtime and cut maintenance costs, but sifting through all of that fault code data can be a challenge, several fleet maintenance managers said.
Cross-Border Fleets Use Software to Manage Data, Prevent Delays
Cross-border shipments involve many moving parts, and any delays or errors in providing key information to customs agencies can prove costly to shippers and carriers alike.April 21, 2017