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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

Port of Oakland to Launch GPS Tracking System

Trucking companies, owner-operators and shippers at the Port of Oakland, Calif., and Oakland’s World Trade Center will be able to track freight using Global Positioning System technology starting in about six months.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2007

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
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Inspector General Urges More SafeStat Improvements

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety rating system has been improved but is still not ready to return to public view, said the Department of Transportation’s inspector general.

July 2, 2007
Business, Technology

Xtra Lease Adds Trailer-Tracking Features

Trailer equipment rental and leasing firm Xtra Lease said it has added new trailer-tracking features for fleets.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2007
Business, Technology

GE Introduces VeriWise in Mexico

General Electric said Tuesday it has introduced here its VeriWise trailer-tracking technology in Mexico.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Panel Mulls Network of Truck-Only Lanes

Trucking executive Patrick Quinn proposed building a system of dedicated truck-only lanes to streamline freight movement and the idea has been “well received” by members of a U.S. commission.

June 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Transportation Tech’s Shift to Open Systems

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June 8, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Hub Group Buys Intermodal Firm

Third-party logistics company and freight broker Hub Group said it will acquire the assets of Interdom Partners, an intermodal marketing company, for $26 million.

Transport Topics
June 7, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Averitt to Use SkyBitz Trailer-Tracking System

Averitt Express will use the global locating system trailer tracking technology made by trucking technology firm SkyBitz.

Transport Topics
June 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Mack Markets In-Cab System to Reduce Engine Idling

Mack Trucks introduced a new in-cabin power system as an option, joining several other truck manufacturers — including International, Kenworth and Peterbilt — in offering built-in units to limit idling.

June 4, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Allied Emerges from Bankruptcy

Chris Van Houten/Trans Pixs

Vehicle hauler Allied Systems Holdings has emerged from bankruptcy, the company said in a statement.

Transport Topics
May 31, 2007