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Technology, Business

Mobile E-Mail is King

A new report has uncovered a startling statistic with enormous implications for the way trucking companies communicate electronically with customers and drivers: More than two-thirds of all e-mails — 68% — now are opened on mobile devices.

May 12, 2016
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

ELDs: Do Your Homework Before You Buy

As carriers chart out their plans to comply with the upcoming electronic logging device mandate, one of the first questions they likely will ask is this: Which of the many devices on the market will actually meet the regulation’s requirements?

May 12, 2016
Technology, Business

Tech Startups Add to Wave of App-Based Freight Services

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More startups have joined the growing wave of technology firms offering mobile app-enabled freight services, a trend often described, for better or worse, as the “Uberization of trucking.”

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 12, 2016
Technology, Business

ELDs Are Coming; Don’t Be Left in the Dust

Rand McNally

It’s been discussed, debated and awaited for years, but the federal mandate for electronic logging devices has finally taken shape.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 22, 2016
Technology, Business

Data: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff

The old adage “separating the wheat from the chaff” technically describes the process of separating grain from the casing in which it’s grown, but over the years, the saying has broadened to describe any process that isolates what’s valuable by winnowing out what’s worthless.

January 22, 2016
Technology, Business

Trucking Tries on Wearable Technology

The emergence of wearable technology, such as smartwatches, has given consumers a new way to communicate, track their health and process payments, but some fleets and technology suppliers believe these devices also can serve as valuable tools in trucking operations.

Dan Calabrese | Special to Transport Topics
January 15, 2016
Technology, Business

Technology Helps Fleets Find Lanes That Are Profitable and Efficient

As capacity tightens and government regulations make drivers’ time even more valuable, carriers and shippers are embracing technology to choose the most profitable and efficient shipping lanes, set rates and reduce empty miles.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
January 15, 2016
Technology, Business

Brokers, 3PLs Turn to Technology to Track Loads

MacroPoint

Freight brokers and third-party logistics providers have traditionally relied on manual check calls to update the status of a shipment, but are increasingly turning to tracking technology to satisfy shippers’ demands for greater visibility.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
January 15, 2016
Business, Technology

Trailer Tracking Helps Carriers Manage Regulatory Requirements

Whether carriers are preparing to meet the final requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act to comply with size regulations in states, technology providers said tracking technology can help operators comply with those regulatory requirements.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
November 16, 2015
Business, Technology

‘Where’s My Freight?’

C.H. Robinson

Today’s tracking technology allows users to monitor the movement of goods from the time they leave the manufacturer to the final unloading, eliminating black holes that once existed within the system, particularly within the handoff points as loads changed hands.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
November 16, 2015

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