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SkyBitz Sees Solar Power as Future of Trailer Tracking
SkyBitz is expanding its lineup of trailer-tracking products that use solar energy, a power source the company believes will drive the evolution of the asset- tracking market.April 20, 2017
E-mail Marketing:Still the Most Effective Sales, Recruiting Tool for Trucking Firms
While some trucking firms may be guilty of chasing the latest digital marketing craze, good old e-mail marketing still is the app to beat when it comes to connecting with customers. Indeed, a 2016 study released by marketing consulting firm Clutch found that e-mail still has the highest return on investment of any marketing channel.
Transport Topics Wins Two Business Publication Awards
The American Society of Business Publication Editors announced at an April 13 awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., that Transport Topics had won regional silver awards for two features: Its "CDL or Bust” digital series and the July 2016 print edition of iTECH.April 13, 2017
Trucking Enters the Age of Automation
Self-driving trucks, once regarded largely as the stuff of science fiction, appear to be on the verge of becoming a reality on the nation’s highways.July 15, 2016
Truck Platooning Could Reach Market in 2017
Interest in truck platooning continues to grow as manufacturers and suppliers showcase the technology and one company prepares for a commercial launch of its product.July 15, 2016
States Passing Legislation to Clear Way for Platooning Tests
Regulators and elected officials are beginning to carve out a framework that could help pave the way for the real-world use of vehicle platooning and automation.
Connected Vehicles Could Boost Safety
Wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication is playing an increasingly important role in the development of more advanced vehicle automation and driver-assist features. A possible federal mandate of the technology could accelerate that movement.
A Safer, More Efficient Future Within Our Grasp
Self-driving trucks are coming. The potential benefits to highway safety and freight efficiency, combined with heavy investments in vehicle automation by truck makers and suppliers, are making it increasingly clear that the advent of semi-autonomous trucks on the nation’s highways has become less a question of “if” than of “when.”July 15, 2016
Fleet Executives See Opportunities, Limitations in Self-Driving Technology
Truck makers and suppliers are investing heavily in vehicle automation technology, but what do their end customers think of it?July 15, 2016
Move to Truck ‘Autopilot’ Not Automatic
Perhaps no technology has captured so much attention so quickly in the trucking industry as automated driving and platooning systems.