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DTNA Adds New Online Configurator Tool

DTNA A Freightliner M2 106 truck at an industry show in Louisville, Ky., on March 25, 2015. (Evan Lockridge for Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America announced a new online configurator tool intended to make spec’ing the Freightliner M2 106 medium-duty truck easier.

December 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

FleetSharp, Asset IQ Partner to Track Equipment

FleetSharp GPS Tracking, a provider of GPS fleet management tools and asset trackers, has partnered with Asset IQ Financial Services to provide a new way for financial institutions to save time and money when keeping track of assets.

December 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

SEO: Give Your Company a Fighting Chance

While the challenge of ensuring that your trucking website is search engine optimized can feel daunting, getting your hands around SEO basics may be easier than you think.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
December 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Some Fleets Reluctant to Add Driver-Facing Cameras

Lytx DriveCam Lytx Inc.

The use of onboard video technology is increasing in the trucking industry, but many fleets remain reluctant to add driver-facing cameras due to concerns over privacy and driver recruitment and retention.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

The Dawn of Electric Trucks

Electric Trucks Hyundai showcases its hydrogen fuel cell-powered HDC-6 Neptune concept trailer at NACV 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The introduction of electric-powered commercial trucks continued to gain momentum in 2019 with more investment, more prototypes unveiled and more deployments in real-world freight operations. Read our Special Report.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology

Analysis of Onboard Video Can Yield Operational Insights

Lytx data Data from onboard video can help fleets identify which drivers are the highest safety risks. (Lytx)

The video and data captured by onboard cameras are enabling fleets to identify operational goals and measure progress.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Self-Driving Trucks and Presidential Politics

Ike truck Self-driving truck developer Ike envisions automation shifting driver jobs from longhaul to shorthaul routes. (Ike)

The introduction of self-driving truck prototypes over the past five years has fueled an ongoing conversation about how this emerging technology will change the freight transportation industry in the decades ahead.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Driver Training, Monitoring Could Help Ensure Safe Testing, Deployment of Automated Trucks

TuSimple test driver Randy Redwine with an automated truck TuSimple test driver Randy Redwine with one of the company's automated trucks. (Bryce Morthland/Pima Community College)

Self-driving truck developers are putting a growing number of test vehicles on the road to refine their automated driving systems and pave the way for the commercial introduction of this technology.

Gregory Van Tighem | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology

A Witness in the Cab

Jetco driver Chaun Bush, a driver for Jetco Delivery, reviews camera features in the cab of his truck. (Jetco Delivery)

The use of onboard video systems in the trucking industry has expanded considerably in the past five years, with fleets installing cameras on their vehicles to reduce liability, exonerate drivers, cut insurance costs and enable customized driver coaching.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

In-Cab Monitoring Uses Machine Vision to Detect Fatigued, Distracted Driving

Driver monitoring technology from Seeing Machines' Guardian system Driver monitoring technology such as Seeing Machines' Guardian system tracks head and eye movements for signs of drowsiness or distraction. (Seeing Machines)

In-cab monitoring systems can help fleets keep drivers out of danger, but technology should be just one part of the broader culture of safety within a company.

Gregory Van Tighem | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2019

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