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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

Trucking Stakeholders Rally for Better Asset Management Data

NEW ORLEANS — Trucking maintenance stakeholders called for better methods to organize asset management data during the 2024 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2024

Infographic: Ryder’s Foundation for a Successful Freight Brokerage

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. As a result, shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving while remaining profitable. While most brokerages point to technology as the key to achieving success, today’s setbacks have proven that technology alone isn’t enough.

Business, Technology, Sponsored

Best Trucking Invoicing Software for Growing Carriers

Managing invoices and billing efficiently is crucial for maintaining cash flow and ensuring business growth.

March 12, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Voltera Adds 19 Sites to Fleet Charging Portfolio

Charging infrastructure specialist Voltera secured a further 19 development sites to give it a total of 21, the company said. The company aims to double its portfolio by the end of the year.

March 12, 2024
Business, Technology, Sponsored

Best Trucking Accounting Software 2024

If you’re simply looking for a bookkeeping tool, you can stop reading here, and look no further than QuickBooks. If you’re embracing the notion that trucking accounting goes far beyond that, or want to have a more expansive trucking accounting system of which QuickBooks is a key part, then read on.

March 12, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Biden Administration Unveils EV Freight Charging Plan

The Biden administration is rolling out its plan for deploying electric vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure on the nation’s freight corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 12, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

San Diego Port Unveils Nation’s First All-Electric Tugboat

The nation’s first all-electric tugboat has docked at the Port of San Diego and expects to begin emissions-free operations in about a month.

Rob Nikolewski | The San Diego Union-Tribune
March 12, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Anyline Showcases Tire Inspection App

NEW ORLEANS — A Vienna-based technology company recently showcased an app designed to help make pre-trip inspections of tires more thorough and easier to conduct.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 12, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Group, Westport Fuel Systems Advance JV Plans

Volvo Group and Westport Fuel Systems have put the finishing touches on their joint venture and are moving forward with deployment of a high-pressure gas-injection fuel system..

March 12, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

IIHS Faults Automated Driving Systems on Driver Attention

DETROIT — Most electronic systems that take on some driving tasks for humans don’t adequately make sure drivers are paying attention, according to an insurance industry study.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 12, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Breaking News

Navistar Partners With Plus on Hub-to-Hub Autonomous Trucks

Truck maker Navistar Inc. has partnered with Plus, a developer of automated driving technology, to pave the way for hub-to-hub autonomous Class 8 trucks.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
March 12, 2024