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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Sygic Introduces Real-Time Driver Behavior Analysis

Sygic, a Slovakia-based mobile navigation company, has unveiled a new driver behavior algorithm designed to motivate drivers to act safer behind the wheel.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking to Turn More to Alternative Fuels, Experts Say

Alternative Fuels A truck operated by the Cummins engineering department (foreground) stands beside a tractor-trailer combination from the Monarch Beverage Co. Both run on compressed natural gas. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

INDIANAPOLIS — Sales of Class 8 natural gas fueled trucks are rising, grants and incentives for using alternative fuels are expanding and more related regulations are coming as major shippers pursue environmental sustainability, experts said at an industry forum here.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

States Will Lead in Infrastructure Funding Innovations, IBTTA Panelists Say

Truck passes through a toll gantry Getty Images

BALTIMORE — Infrastructure funding programs across several states eventually will serve as models for federal transportation agencies, experts at a conference hosted by a tolling advocacy group indicated Oct. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

SMC3 Adds Volume LTL Pricing API

Packages on pallets in warehouse FreightSnap

SMC3, a knowledge hub for LTL transportation pricing data and technology, has added a tool to its platform.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

UPS’ New Automated Sorting Facility in Atlanta Is Up and Running

UPS camera sorter Each package zooms through a tunnel with multiple cameras that scan a bar code on each side of the box. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — UPS Inc. is looking to the future with its new Southeast Metro Automated Routing Terminal. About the size of 19 football fields, the automated facility can be expanded to increase the 1,700 packages a minute it is able to process now.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 18, 2018
Business, Technology

Freight-Related Startups, Tech Firms Continue to Attract Investment

Dynamo gathering Ryan Rogers (left) and Will Brewer talk in the body shop at Covenant Transport. (Covenant Transport Services)

Interest in freight-related startups and technology continues to grow, as evidenced by several recent investment deals as well as a first-of-its-kind Founders Camp whereby representatives from 20 startup firms met with trucking executives and shippers in Chattanooga, Tenn., to exchange ideas for new products and services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Secures Land in Shanghai for First Foreign Factory

Elon Musk Tesla CEO, Elon Musk. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)

BEIJING — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Oct. 17 to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
October 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

FreightRover Gets Backing to Launch Freight Payment Service

FreightRover Desktop rendering of the FreightRover platform. (FreightRover)

FreightRover, a company launched a year ago by a former top executive at Celadon Group to provide technology to automate vendor payments, has secured a financing facility of up to $500 million from Crayhill Capital Management and other investors to support a new business that will offer trade finance and freight factoring services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo: ‘Not Clear’ How Many North American Vehicles Are Affected by Component Issue

Grill of a Volvo VNL 740 John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Volvo Group said it could not yet determine the impact of a faulty component on its North American trucks as it was still evaluating the scope of the problem.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Technology

Opinion: Strategies for Driving OEM Service, Aftermarket Growth

After years of focusing on supply chain and operational initiatives, equipment makers are now turning their sights to aftermarket and service revenue growth, says Vivek Joshi of Entytle.

Vivek Joshi | CEO, Entytle
October 16, 2018

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