Technology

Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

OEMs Combine Technologies to Maximize Fuel Efficiency

Heavy-duty truck manufacturers have improved the fuel efficiency of their tractors through a combination of new technologies, powertrain improvements, enhanced aerodynamics and efforts to reduce rolling resistance.

July 30, 2012
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Rand McNally Upgrades, TPC 7600

Rand McNally Inc. said it has upgraded the hardware for its TPC 7600 mobile communication fleet-management system.

Transport Topics
July 30, 2012
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, Fuel, Autonomous

Fleets Enjoy Fuel Efficiency Gains in New Trucks, But Express Concerns on Maintenance Costs

New engine technologies and improved aerodynamics have yielded significant fuel efficiency gains for carriers running post-2010 heavy-duty trucks, but some fleet executives said they are encountering some new maintenance issues.

July 30, 2012
Business, Technology

Cobra Electronics Unveils Latest Nav Gear, CB Radio

Cobra Electronics Corp. said it has unveiled its latest truck-specific navigation system as well as a new citizens band radio.

Transport Topics
July 23, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Congressman Vows to Battle EOBR Mandate as ‘Catastrophic’ Burden on Small Businesses

If an amendment to block funding for an electronic onboard recorder mandate does not make it into law, its main sponsor, Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.), said he is prepared to do whatever he can to stop the federal government from mandating such devices.

July 23, 2012
Editorial, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Mandating Logging Devices

Yes, American Trucking Associations is a staunch supporter of the federal mandate requiring electronic logging devices to monitor hours-of-service compliance for the nation’s truck drivers.

Transport Topics
July 23, 2012
Business, Technology

TMCSuperTech 2012 Set for September

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2012 Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competition Sept. 10-13 in Pittsburgh.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2012
Business, Technology

Xata Cuts Jobs, Focuses on Mobile Platform

Transportation software provider Xata Corp recently cut 29 jobs in a step to “better align” its workforce with its mobile-based strategy, the company said in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 9, 2012
Business, Technology

TMW Software Suite Integrated Into Rand McNally Mobile Gear

Rand McNally announced on June 26 that its mobile communications devices are now integrated with two applications from TMW Systems Inc., a provider of software to transportation and logistics companies.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letter: The Driver’s Advocate

One of the letters to the editor of your publication written by a safety manager recently did an excellent job of making our point about “harassment” and electronic onboard recorders, or EOBRs.

July 9, 2012

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