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Commercial freight transportation businesses rely on data, intelligence, and novel solutions for operational efficiency. Transport Topics technology coverage investigates available technologies, real-world applications of business solutions, and the strategies necessary for advancement. News topics focus on the latest applied science, and issues range from autonomous vehicle and robotics innovations to management software, tracking and transparency, data analytics, blockchain, and the internet of things.

Business, Technology, Safety

Maximizing Compliance: A Guide for Fleet Safety & Success

Program Airs: June 8, 2023 2 p.m. ET There is no shortage of compliance measures required of today's fleets – from Driver Fitness and ELD’s to Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing – these measures are designed to keep our roadways safe. Minimum compliance is a requirement to remain in good standing, and the inability to meet standards can result in poor roadside safety performance, hefty civil penalties, and increased risk for civil litigation, to name a few.

June 8, 2023

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Truck, Toyota, Others Join Forces on Ecological Tech

TOKYO — Daimler, Toyota and two other automakers said May 30 they will work together on new technologies, including using hydrogen fuel, to help fight climate change.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
May 30, 2023
Business, Technology, Fuel

Foxconn’s Dispute With Lordstown Shows Souring EV Sentiment

Foxconn hasn’t made good on its pledge to acquire enough Lordstown shares to build an 18.3% stake in the company, and now a dispute threatens to sink the electric vehicle startup.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Embark to Be Acquired by Applied Intuition

Embark Technology is set to be acquired by fellow autonomous vehicle software company Applied Intuition, the companies announced May 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 26, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

FullStack Modular Moves to Connecticut From Brooklyn

Connecticut will be home to building manufacturer FullStack Modular as its headquarters moves from New York’s Brooklyn Navy Yard to Gateway Terminal at the Port of New Haven.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 26, 2023
Technology, Equipment

Using AI to Chat With Your Database

Early adopters are using artificial intelligence to have daily conversations with their databases to mine business insights, freeing them up from keyboards forevermore.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
May 26, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Why a Down Freight Cycle Is Ideal for Tech Investment

Trucking and logistics firms have seen weak market conditions during the past year as spot freight demand has cooled, truck capacity has loosened and the macroeco­nomic outlook is uncertain.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 26, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics

Logistics Providers Work to Set Freight Scheduling Standards

Major logistics companies and technology providers have joined forces to alleviate a pain point hampering the industry — the making, keeping and adjusting of freight appointments.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
May 26, 2023
Business, Technology, For-Hire

Trucking Technology Q&A: Melton’s Randy Rhines

Randy Rhines has managed information technology at flatbed carrier Melton Truck Lines since 1989, when the company was founded with 30 trucks.

May 26, 2023
Government, Business, Technology

Ford EV Owners to Get Access to Tesla Supercharger Network

DETROIT — All of Ford Motor Co.’s current and future electric vehicles will have access to about 12,000 Tesla Supercharger stations in the U.S. and Canada starting next spring.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
May 26, 2023