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.
FHWA Schedules Online Meeting on Size, Weight Study June 18
The Federal Highway Administration has scheduled an online meeting June 18 to discuss its most recent study on truck size and weight limits.June 12, 2015
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.
Cummins Releases Android App for Parts, Fault-Code Information
Engine maker Cummins Inc. said it has released an Android version of its free mobile application that provides engine and parts information and fault-code analysis.June 12, 2015
Reduce Your Fleet's Electrical Costs
View this webinar.June 11, 2015
NTSB Calls for Collision Avoidance Systems to Be Standard
The National Transportation Safety Board on June 8 issued a recommendation that collision avoidance systems be standard equipment on all new cars and commercial trucks.
Peterbilt’s Self-Driving Truck Another Glimpse Into Future
FORT WORTH, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. is the latest truck maker to demonstrate that the future of trucking is already with us, albeit in prototype, showing off Class 8s where the driver is often a spectator, cameras replace mirrors and infrared capability lights up a deer or a person on a dark night. (See photo gallery.)June 8, 2015
Peterbilt Technology Showcase
NHTSA Releases Electronic Stability Control Rule
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on June 3 released its long-awaited final rule on stability control, saying it will affect Classes 7-8 trucks in two years.
Panther Offers Mobile App for Owner-Operators
Expedited carrier Panther Premium Logistics has launched a free mobile application to help its owner-operators streamline their administrative work.June 2, 2015
Quebec Carriers Express Mondor and Transport l’Épiphanie Reach Asset-Sharing Deal
Quebec-based carriers Express Mondor and Transport l’Épiphanie announced an agreement to share assets and coordinate management in order to increase productivity and better serve North American companies.June 1, 2015
PeopleNet Announces Acquisition of Cadec to Expand Reach in Private-Fleet Sector
Trucking technology supplier PeopleNet announced it acquired Cadec Global Inc. in a move that expands the company’s reach in the food-service and private-fleet sectors.June 1, 2015