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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.

Business, Technology

iTECH: Data Capacity Expansion

Truck makers and technology companies are working to expand onboard vehicle electronics’ capacity to handle the many sensors, components and computers pushing current infrastructure to its limit.

April 9, 2012

Transport Topics Podcasts

RoadSigns podcast

Check out the latest podcast episodes of our RoadSigns and LiveOnWeb programs. Episode 2 of our Season Intersession of RoadSigns, "Is Trucking Charging Toward an Electric Reality?" is now available. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Transport Topics
January 3, 2019
Business, Technology

VDO Unveils RoadLog EOBR at MATS

Continental Corp. recently displayed an electronic onboard recorder aimed at the owner-operator market and produced by its VDO unit.

Transport Topics
April 9, 2012
Business, Technology

New Engines in Cooling Units to Meet Emissions Mandates

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The two major manufacturers of cooling units for refrigerated trailers said that they have devised new technology that will meet federal emissions mandates for small diesel engines that take effect Jan. 1, 2013.

Transport Topics
April 2, 2012
Business, Technology

IdleAir Debuts Electrification Site in Arizona

IdleAir, which provides truck stop electrification services, said it has opened a location on Interstate 10 in Benson, Ariz., its 26th station in the United States.

Transport Topics
April 2, 2012
Business, Technology

Safety Benefits, Fewer Crashes Confirmed in Federal Study of Truck Speed Limiters

Devices that electronically limit the top speed of trucks have “profound” safety benefits and significantly reduce speeding-related accidents, a federally sponsored study released last week found.

April 2, 2012
Business, Technology

Telogis Acquires Maptuit

Fleet management software company Telogis Inc. said it has acquired Maptuit, a provider of commercial vehicle navigation technology. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
March 30, 2012
Business, Technology

Xata Unveils Household Goods Driver Tracker

Xata Corp. has introduced Xata Turnpike Multiple Management Authority, a driver tracking tool for household goods movers.

Transport Topics
March 27, 2012
Business, Technology

Company Develops Technology to Stop Distracted Driving in Trucking

Cellcontrol, a developer of technology aimed at preventing distracted driving, on Monday unveiled a new offering designed for trucking fleets.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2012
Business, Technology

Kiva Systems Sold to Amazon

Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to acquire Kiva Systems Inc., a privately held maker of robotic warehouse systems, for about $775 million in cash.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2012
Business, Technology

Aerofficient to Make New ‘Slider’ Fairing

Aerofficient will begin producing a “slider” side fairing in April that it said should boost fuel savings over trailers using normal fairings.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2012

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