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Business, Technology

Google Targets Drone Package Delivery in 2017


Internet giant Alphabet Inc., the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones in 2017, the executive in charge of its drone effort said Nov. 2.

David Morgan | Reuters
November 4, 2015
Business, Technology

Getloaded Releases Mobile-Friendly Load Board

Load board operator Getloaded has released a new load board made specifically for mobile applications in response to shifting technology preferences.

November 3, 2015
Business, Technology

Omnitracs Introduces Application to Predict Accident Severity

Omnitracs has introduced an application designed to help fleets prevent crashes by identifying their drivers who are most likely to be involved in a serious accident.

November 3, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Firms Try to Mimic Uber for Freight Shipments; Analysts See Both Opportunities and Pitfalls


Fledgling companies are advancing the adaptation of Uber’s transportation model to arrange freight shipments, a step that experts believe offers a combination of opportunities in several trucking sectors as well as pitfalls.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
November 1, 2015
Business, Technology

QuikQ Integrates Technology With Fiscal Systems

Software development company QuikQ announced a technology integration with Fiscal Systems, a provider of point-of-sale systems to independent and national truckstop chains.

October 30, 2015
Technology, Business

Adoption of Downspeeding 'at a Tipping Point,' Report Says

Commercial vehicle powertrains that combine lower engine speed and faster rear-axle gear ratios — known as downspeeding — are proved to save fuel, especially in longhaul applications, and likely will be a key to helping equipment manufacturers meet new federally mandated fuel-efficiency standards, according to a report issued Oct. 28 by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

October 28, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Convoy Debuts, Aiming to Be the Uber of Trucks


Trucking isn't the first thing that comes to mind when considering industries ripe for disruption.

Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2015
Business, Technology

Wal-Mart Seeks to Test Drones for Home Delivery

Rick Wilking/Reuters

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. applied to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, a sign it plans to go head-to-head with Amazon in using drones to fill and deliver online orders.

Nathan Layne | Reuters
October 27, 2015
Business, Technology, Government

Orders for Business Equipment in US Unexpectedly Decline

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Orders for business equipment unexpectedly declined in September as tepid global markets gave American companies little reason to expand.

October 27, 2015
Business, Technology

Navman Wireless Releases New GPS Platform

Fleet telematics provider Navman Wireless has released a new GPS software platform, Navman Wireless Director.

October 26, 2015