Technology
Business, Technology

Omnitracs to Acquire XRS Corp. for $178 Million

Omnitracs

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
Business, Technology

Social Media Connect Fleets to Drivers, Customers

Trucking and logistics companies willing to invest time and resources in social media can gain an edge on rivals who are slow to develop the online tools, which can help carriers connect with customers and elevate a fleet’s profile, carrier and technology executives said.

September 1, 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

Video: Google Takes Amazon Rivalry to the Skies with Drone Tests

Google Inc. via Bloomberg

Google's laboratory division is developing drones that can handle deliveries, a move that would be in direct competition with Amazon.com.

Brian Womack | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2014
Business, Technology

Execs Say Driver Shortage Requires Multiple Solutions, Including Communication, More ‘Creature Comforts’

Carriers are employing a variety of driver recruiting and retention strategies, but fleet executives said there is no single formula for success as the trucking industry struggles with the driver shortage.

August 25, 2014
Business, Technology

PeopleNet Will Add Android, Launch Video Safety System

PeopleNet said it will soon add Android mobile devices and unveiled plans to launch a video-based safety system as it expands its onboard fleet-management capabilities.

August 25, 2014
Business, Technology

Rand McNally Unveils Next-Gen GPS Devices

Rand McNally

Rand McNally has introduced the latest generation of its GPS devices for commercial truck drivers.

Transport Topics
August 22, 2014
Business, Technology

Garmin Introduces New Navigation Devices

Garmin International Inc.

Garmin International Inc. announced plans to launch two new Android-based commercial navigation devices.

Transport Topics
August 22, 2014
Business, Technology

PeopleNet to Offer Android Platform, Unveils Plans for Video-Safety Systems

Brian McLaughlin by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

PeopleNet said it will soon expand its onboard fleet-management applications to Android mobile devices and unveiled plans to launch its own video-based safety technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 20, 2014
Business, Technology

Va. Tech Working to Display Traffic Signs Inside Vehicle

Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is conducting a study to display stop and yield signs on a vehicle’s dashboard screen, allowing a driver to pass through an intersection if no other cars are present.

Transport Topics
August 20, 2014
Business, Technology

PeopleNet Signs Distribution Deal With Pana-Pacific

TT File Photo

PeopleNet announced a distribution agreement with supplier Pana-Pacific aimed at bringing its mobile fleet-management technology to small fleets.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 19, 2014

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