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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, Equipment, Safety

Old Dominion to Install PeopleNet’s Onboard Systems

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line said it will install PeopleNet’s onboard communications systems across its entire fleet of 5,100 trucks.

Transport Topics
April 6, 2009

Transport Topics Podcasts: AOBRDs and ELDs

RoadSigns podcast

Check out the latest podcast episodes of our RoadSigns programs. Episode 1 and 2 of Season Two, "The AOBRD Phaseout" and "What Does the Future Hold for ELDs?" are now available. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Transport Topics
March 12, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Vanguard Parent to Market U.S. Trailer, Create National Master Dealer Network

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — China International Marine Containers introduced the first trailer it is marketing in the United States under its own name, a refrigerated unit it said contains a proprietary insulation system that will eliminate the 3% to 7% in condensation weight that typical reefers build up in a year.

March 31, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

More Snow Closes Highways in Plains States

The second major snowstorm in a week hit the Northern Plains with more than a foot of snow Monday, closing hundreds of miles of major highways and causing major collisions, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
March 31, 2009
Government, Business, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

House Bill Would Extend Size, Weight Limits

A House bill would freeze the truck size and weight limits of 53 feet for trailers and 80,000 pounds for the entire national highway system.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Technicians to Face More Fault Codes With Use of OBDs, Engine Makers Say

Truck technicians next year will have to deal with a pronounced increase in engine fault codes because of the onboard diagnostics systems added to 2010 and later model engines, engine makers said.

March 23, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Garmin Introduces Truck-Specific GPS Navigator

Garmin International announced last week a global positioning system navigator that it said is its first portable navigation device designed exclusively for the trucking industry.

Transport Topics
March 23, 2009
Business, Safety, Technology, Fuel, Equipment

Three DEF Manufacturers Gain API Certification

Several companies that blend diesel exhaust fluid, the urea solution used in truck engines with selective catalytic reduction systems, have had their blends certified by the American Petroleum Institute.

Transport Topics
March 23, 2009
Business, Technology

Fleets Struggle to Achieve Productivity Gains

The ability to track the location and contents of trailers, in theory, can help carriers haul more goods in fewer trailers.

March 23, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

ATRI Study for FMCSA Gauges Value of Safety Systems

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released the results of a study led by the American Transportation Research Institute that quantifies the potential return on investment offered by three types of onboard truck safety systems.

Transport Topics
March 16, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Logistics, Fuel, Equipment

EPA Rule Would Track Emissions as First Step to Cap-and-Trade

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week took the first step toward creating a national cap-and-trade system, proposing a new rule that would establish a federal system for reporting carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases produced by large stationary and mobile sources.

March 16, 2009

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