Business, Technology

SkyBitz Offers New Asset-Tracking Device


SkyBitz is expanding its product offerings with a new GPS device, which tracks the location and status of assets without an external power source.

Transport Topics
September 23, 2014
Business, Technology

First Day of SuperTech Kicks Off in Orlando

Eric Miller for TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Contestants at 2014 SuperTech at the Technology & Maintenance Council fall meeting Sept. 22 began an intense first day of competition with a 100-question test and identifying maintenance problems at 11 stations intended to test their hands-on skills.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 22, 2014
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Technology

Tech Vendors Announce McLeod Integrations

McLeod Software

OXON HILL, Md. — Several technology vendors announced deeper integrations with McLeod Software’s products last week in conjunction with the company’s 2014 user conference here.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 18, 2014
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix to Debut Next-Gen Truck Safety System in 2015

TT File Photo

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems said it will debut in 2015 an advanced next-generation safety system for trucks that fuses camera, radar and brakes.

Transport Topics
September 18, 2014
Business, Technology

Peterbilt Demonstrates Autonomous Driving Technologies

Peterbilt Motors Co.

Peterbilt Motors Co. said it demonstrated autonomous driving technologies in Detroit on its Model 579 concept truck.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2014
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Cass Freight Index Rises in August


The Cass Freight Index, a measure of shipping activity in trucking and other transportation modes, rose in August but expenditures dipped, Cass Information Systems said.

Transport Topics
September 9, 2014
Business, Technology

Omnitracs to Purchase XRS

Omnitracs has agreed to purchase XRS Corp. for about $178 million, a move that would expand its mobile device offerings and potentially broaden the technology supplier’s reach to new sectors of the trucking industry.

September 8, 2014
Government, Business, Technology

DOT Webinars to Focus on ‘Future of Freight,’ Aviation

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Department of Transportation has scheduled public webinars beginning Sept. 8 on proposals to improve the movement of freight across transportation networks and ways to advance aviation technologies in the coming years.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2014
Business, Technology

Germany Exploring Use of E-Bikes for Local Freight

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is looking for ways to encourage electric bikes to replace trucks for local freight shipments in Germany.

Bloomberg News
September 5, 2014
Business, Technology

Omnitracs to Acquire XRS Corp. for $178 Million


Omnitracs said it has agreed to acquire fleet software firm XRS Corp. for about $178 million or $5.60 per share.

Transport Topics
September 2, 2014