Business, Technology

ACS Advertising Sold, Becomes Conversion Interactive Agency

Kelley Walkup and Joanne Hazelwood said they have purchased ACS Advertising, an agency specializing in driver recruitment and retention, from document-management provider Pegasus TransTech.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2015
Business, Technology

CarrierWeb Reports 40% Sales Growth in 2014

Trucking technology supplier CarrierWeb said sales volume in the United States grew by a record 40% in 2014.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2015
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

Chased by Google, Daimler Looks to Drones, Autonomous Vehicles

On the outskirts of Stuttgart, the German city where Gottlieb Daimler invented the automobile 129 years ago, a team of engineers is envisioning a future when people won’t own or even drive their cars.

Dorothee Tschampa | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2015
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

Blumenauer Bill Would Raise Fuel Taxes; ATA’s Graves Touts Approach

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, held a press conference Feb. 4 to announce he has reintroduced the bill he put forth last year that would increase fuel taxes to pay for upgrading the nation’s aging transportation system.

Michele Fuetsch and Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2015
Business, Technology

Drone Package Delivery Starts in China as Amazon Seeks US Test

Alibaba Group Holding via Bloomberg News

Alibaba Group Holding is making its first trial drone deliveries in China, as e-commerce rival Inc. struggles to start a similar program in the U.S.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2015
Business, Technology

Cargomatic Raises $8 Million in Additional Funding

A California company that matches local loads with trucks via an app has received $8 million in additional funding from investors, including several in the trucking industry, it announced Jan. 29.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
January 29, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

UPS, Google’s Schmidt Invest in Uber-Type Delivery Startup

Google Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt and UPS Inc. have invested in Roadie Inc., a service that links people who want packages shipped with people willing to drive them.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2015
Business, Technology

Orders for Capital Goods Decline, Signaling Global Growth Slowdown

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

Orders for business equipment unexpectedly fell in December for a fourth month, signaling a global growth slowdown is weighing on American companies.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2015
Business, Technology

McLeod Reports 65% Sales Growth in 2014

McLeod Software/Facebook

McLeod Software Inc. said its 2014 sales revenue jumped 65% from the previous year to a record level for the company. 

Transport Topics
January 22, 2015
Business, Technology

Aljex Introduces Truck Capacity Search Tool

Aljex Software has launched a software tool designed to help freight brokers proactively search for available trucks in today’s tight-capacity market.

Transport Topics
January 20, 2015