Technology

About Technology News...

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, Equipment

Advances in Diagnostics Help Technicians Identify Problems, Streamline Repairs

In trucking, costly service interruptions and delays stemming from equipment problems can be reduced with the use of diagnostic repair technology, said fleet maintenance experts and vendors of systems. 

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
February 2, 2023

Infographic: Ryder’s Foundation for a Successful Freight Brokerage

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. As a result, shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving while remaining profitable. While most brokerages point to technology as the key to achieving success, today’s setbacks have proven that technology alone isn’t enough.

Business, Technology

Fending Off a Cyberattack

For this new year, there are plenty of concerns fleet managers have about the future of trucking maintenance. However, an emerging problem has been the danger of cyberattacks.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
February 2, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Mitsubishi Warehouse Deal With Port of San Diego Falls Through

A deal between the Port of San Diego and Mitsubishi Cement Corp. for a storage facility at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal has fallen through, officials announced Feb. 1.

Joshua Emerson Smith | The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 2, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Says It Didn’t Share Tech With China-Linked Hydron

TuSimple Holdings Inc., an autonomous trucking startup that’s been the subject of U.S. investigations, said it hasn’t shared self-driving technology with another startup with Chinese ties.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private

Fleets, Tech Developers Chart Course to More Sustainable, Efficient Supply Chains

LAS VEGAS — Electric and autonomous vehicles can help build more sustainable and efficient supply chains, but the freight transportation sector will need to overcome various challenges to realize their potential.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 2, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Daimler Automation Head Says Collaboration Key to Tech’s Success

LAS VEGAS — The leader of Daimler Truck North America’s autonomous technology division said the path to self-driving trucking will advance through partnerships like those her company has forged, and believes the outcome of such collaborations will ultimately benefit motor carriers.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 1, 2023
Business, Technology

Rivian Cuts 6% of Workforce, Spares Blue Collar Workers

Rivian Automotive Inc. is reducing its headcount by 6%, but sparing assembly line workers at its sole operational plant in Normal, Ill., from the cutbacks.

February 1, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Breaking News

Daimler Unveils High-Efficiency SuperTruck II

LAS VEGAS — Daimler Truck North America has unveiled its SuperTruck II high-efficiency tractor-trailer combination, featuring freight efficiency gains that the company said are built around equipment and components central to real-world tractor-trailer operation.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 1, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DTNA’s John O’Leary Says Infrastructure Challenges Slowing EV Expansion

LAS VEGAS – Daimler Truck North America CEO John O’Leary said charging infrastructure is the key issue limiting further expansion of electric vehicle growth in the trucking industry, and believes his company could be selling more EVs if infrastructure build-out was easier and happening more rapidly.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
January 31, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Self-Driving Semis at Center of California Regulatory Conflict

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As California regulators explore new rules to put self-driving semitrucks on the road, labor unions are rushing to the state Legislature to ask for a new law they say will protect their jobs.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
January 31, 2023