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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.

Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Alabama to Build $30 Million EV Tech Workforce Training Hub

A $30 million workforce training center focused on electric vehicle technology will be built in Decatur, Ala., Gov. Kay Ivey announced Nov. 27.

William Thornton | Alabama Media Group
November 28, 2023

Top 5 Trucking Software Providers for 2024

For growing asset-based carriers, ensuring you have the right trucking software is essential for managing fleets, optimizing operations, and winning more higher-paying loads.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Schneider’s Freightliner eCascadias Reach 1 Million-Mile Mark

Freightliner eCascadia battery-electric trucks operated by Schneider reached 1 million zero-emission miles carrying customer freight, the carrier said

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
November 28, 2023
Business, Technology, Fuel

Rolls-Royce Sours on Electric Planes, Needs Time for Hydrogen

Rolls-Royce Holdings backed away from electric aircraft and said conventional propulsion will remain the mainstay in coming years as hydrogen takes time to mature as an alternative.

Siddharth Philip | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2023
Technology, Safety, Global Freight

DP World Says Some Personal Employee Data Stolen in Hack

DP World Plc said workers’ personal information was stolen in the November cyberattack on the port operator’s Australian business.

Angus Whitley | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2023
Business, Technology

Cyber Monday Sales Hit Record $12.4 Billion on Nov. 27

U.S. shoppers spent $12.4 billion on Cyber Monday, a robust result demonstrating the continued resilience of consumers despite dwindling pandemic-era savings and high interest rates.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2023
Business, Technology

Bestpass Acquires Fleetworthy Solutions

Bestpass on Nov. 28 announced it is acquiring Fleetworthy Solutions Inc. 

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 27, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Trucking Firms Using Social Media Influencers for Promotion

Trucking marketers looking for a leg up on social media are turning to AI software that can quickly surface the absolute best influencers in that medium to promote their brand.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
November 22, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

How Logistics Can Transform With AI — and Not Lose Its Way

The buzz around artificial intelligence has a way of obscuring the most important conversations around it.

Maneet Singh | Chief Information Officer, Odyssey Logistics
November 22, 2023
Business, Technology

Cameras Help Fleets Reduce Liability, Gain Operational Value

Many fleets have adopted forward- and inward-facing cameras to coach drivers and reduce liability. Now the latest smart camera technology is taking things a step further.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
November 22, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucks: A Tool for the Motor Carrier Toolbox

Autonomous trucks could unlock ­safety improvements and greater freight efficiency in the coming years, but they won't be a one-size-fits-all solution for the entire trucking industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 22, 2023