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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.