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Hackers’ Latest Trick

laptop photo illustration

In a marked shift from previous years, hackers are much more likely these days to be bent on stealing your computer processing power rather than embedding ransomware or other malware in your network, according to a new report from IBM.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
May 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Electric-Powered Reefer Units Gaining Momentum

As truck manufacturers and suppliers begin to move toward electric-powered vehicles and components, the same trend is emerging for trailer refrigeration.

Gary Frantz | Contributing Writer
May 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Raising the Bar for Reefer Monitoring

Southern Refrigerated Transport driver A driver for Southern Refrigerated Transport checks the settings on his reefer unit. Refrigerated carriers are using telematics to monitor their freight. (Southern Refrigerated Transport)

The real-time data and telematics revolution in trucking is helping to drive a new era of innovation and improved performance in the refrigerated trucking market.

Gary Frantz | Contributing Writer
May 24, 2019
Business, Technology

Android’s Rise in Trucking

Omnitracs Intelligent Vehicle Gateway unit Omnitracs plans to convert its latest in-cab system, the Intelligent Vehicle Gateway, to the Android mobile operating system. (Omnitracs)

The mobile device revolution has dramatically altered telematics and mobile communications in the trucking industry as technology suppliers have introduced an ever-expanding array of business applications for smartphones and tablets.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
May 24, 2019
Business, Technology

A.I. Will Boost Productivity, But Needs Human Guidance

Robot Angel Garcia/Bloomberg News

Artificial intelligence is going to boost human produc­tivity in a thousand ways, transforming everything from transportation to health care to agriculture. But it won't be accomplished without the human factor.

Mark A. Buchanan | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

China Ramps Up War of Rhetoric in Trade Standoff With US

Man passing electronics store in Beijing A man passes an electronics store in Beijing. (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

BEIJING — Stepping up Beijing’s propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media on May 24 accused the U.S. of seeking to “colonize global business” with moves against Huawei and other Chinese technology companies.

Christopher Bodeen | Associated Press
May 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

SAP, Uber Join Forces to Integrate Freight Networks

Enterprise software firm SAP and load-matching app developer Uber Freight have partnered to connect their shipper and carrier networks in an effort to improve supply chain efficiency.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Musk’s Bullish E-mail Puts Battered Tesla on Roller-Coaster Ride

Elon Musk Elon Musk by Mark Lennihan/AP.

Even for oft-volatile Tesla Inc., the morning of May 23 will go down as one of the more memorable roller-coaster rides.

Esha Day and Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2019
Government, Technology

Sen. Ed Markey Proposes ‘Green Infrastructure’ Package

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey (D), a member of the trucking and surface transportation panels Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey (D), a member of the trucking and surface transportation panels, wants the country to modernize the transportation grid with green-centric initiatives. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

A senator key to infrastructure and trucking policy negotiations on Capitol Hill has proposed modernizing the country’s transportation grid via green-centric initiatives.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

The Trailer’s Turn in the Tech Spotlight

Trailers Trailer tracking is expanding through the use of more onboard sensors and analytics. (Shutterstock)

It’s long been the case in our industry that trailers play second fiddle to the increasingly high-tech tractors that pull them. But times are changing.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 24, 2019

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