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.
Isaac Instruments Adds Ginnie Henkels to Its Board
Virginia (Ginnie) Henkels has been appointed to the board of directors at Isaac Instruments.May 16, 2023
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Torc Robotics, C.R. England Team on Autonomous Pilot
Self-driving-trucks technology firm Torc Robotics and refrigerated carrier C.R. England are teaming up on a pilot program.May 15, 2023
Transportation Safety Systems Unaffected by DOT Data Breach
The U.S. Transportation Department said it had been hit by a data breach involving its administrative systems.
Study Urges Excise Tax Repeal for Electric Trucking Takeoff
Repeal of the federal excise tax on heavy-duty commercial vehicles should be a key tool in the push to reduce trucking’s greenhouse gas emissions through electrification, a study says.May 12, 2023
Commerce Department to Award Grants to Fund Tech Hubs
WASHINGTON — The Commerce Department is launching the application process for cities to receive a total of $500 million in grants to become technology hubs.
April Class 8 Sales Up 19.4% Year-Over-Year
U.S. Class 8 retail sales in April increased 19.4% from a year ago but declined on a month-to-month basis, Wards Intelligence reported.
Three Companies Charged With Emission Device Tampering
Federal authorities in Michigan have charged three companies — including a truckload carrier — and 11 individuals in an aftermarket scheme to disable the emissions control systems.
Samsara Launches Sustainable Fleet Management Features
Samsara introduced its Sustainable Fleet Management offering, which provides customers with data-driven insights on reducing emissions and maximizing fuel efficiency.
Transflo Partners With Comdata to Streamline Fuel Advances
Transflo has partnered with Comdata to introduce Transflo Wallet, a cardless fuel payment system that lets freight brokers send fuel advances to carriers and their drivers via a mobile app.
Renewable Diesel Output Rises as Alternatives Proliferate
U.S. renewable diesel production took a number of steps forward over the past couple of weeks as two more facilities came online and another ramped up.May 10, 2023