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Brokers, 3PLs Turn to Technology to Track Loads


Freight brokers and third-party logistics providers have traditionally relied on manual check calls to update the status of a shipment, but are increasingly turning to tracking technology to satisfy shippers’ demands for greater visibility.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
January 15, 2016
Government, Business, Safety, Technology

Obama Fiscal 2017 Budget to Request $4 Billion for Vehicle Automation

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

President Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget request will include nearly $4 billion over a decade for the development of automated vehicles, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Jan. 14.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 14, 2016
Business, Technology

Google Exec Says Package Delivery by Drone Possible Within a Few Years

Swiss Post

Product delivery-by-drone in urban areas may be possible within a few years if the U.S. government and the aviation industry agree to work cooperatively on the new technology, the chief of Google Inc.’s drone cargo project said Jan. 11.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
January 11, 2016
Business, Technology

Replay: LiveOnWeb Reviews 2015, Previews 2016

To close out 2015, Transport Topics' LiveOnWeb panel reflected on the major trucking stories of the year and peeked at the topics we'll be buzzing about in 2016. Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, provided his analysis, and we took viewer questions. Watch the replay.

December 30, 2015
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix 2016 Brake Training School Travels to 17 Locations


Component suppliers Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, a joint venture with Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, said they will offer 17 in-person brake training school sessions from spring through fall 2016 at various locations around the country.

December 29, 2015
Business, Technology

SkyBitz Launches Local Fleet Telematics Division

Technology supplier SkyBitz has launched a division focused on telematics services for local delivery fleets — a move that expands its reach beyond its core trailer-tracking business.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 28, 2015
Business, Technology

Capital Goods Orders Drop for First Time in Three Months

Stephen Morton/Bloomberg News

Orders for U.S. capital goods dropped in November for the first time in three months, showing businesses began tempering new investment after a third-quarter surge.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 23, 2015
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment

AASHTO Sets Roadside Safety Device Installation Schedule

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced its approval on Dec. 22 of a schedule for implementing the use of such roadside safety hardware devices as guardrails and crash cushions on the National Highway System that meet new crash-testing standards.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
December 22, 2015
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ATA Says it Expects to File Court Brief in Support of Electronic Log Mandate

American Trucking Associations said late last week it expects to file a court brief in support of the electronic logging mandate, after a legal challenge from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2015
Business, Technology

Graham Wins Honors at Rush Tech Rodeo

Rush Enterprises

SAN ANTONIO — A total of 163 truck technicians came here to compete at the Rush Truck Centers “Tech Skills Rodeo” in categories including engines, parts and body repair.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 21, 2015