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.
PeopleNet, which provides onboard communications and fleet management systems, said Monday it is integrating its eDriver Logs automated driver log application with LoadMaster dispatch and enterprise software from McLeod Software.September 15, 2008
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.
ABF Freight System Monday said it has set faster transit times in more than 24,000 station-to-station lanes including 1,300 new next-day lanes and 21,000 new second-day lanes.September 15, 2008
Ryder System said Wednesday it completed its previously announced acquisition of Gordon Truck Leasing, based in Philadelphia.September 3, 2008
IdleAire Inc., comprised of six investment management companies, said Monday it now owns essentially all of the bankrupt IdleAire Technologies Corp.’s assets with the official closing late Friday on their successful $17.5 million bid submitted earlier this year.September 2, 2008
Forward Air Corp. said Monday its wholly owned subsidiary, Forward Air Solutions Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Service Express, a privately held provider of pool distribution and related services headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C.September 2, 2008
Wright Express Corp. said it completed its acquisition of Financial Automation Limited, a New Zealand-based international provider of fuel card processing software systems.September 2, 2008
Camera-based driver monitoring costs $400 to $1,000 per device, plus monthly monitoring fees of $20 to $40 per vehicle, according to vendor reports.September 2, 2008
Freightliner Trucks, part of Daimler Trucks North America, said it will offer Meritor WABCO’s new automatic forward-collision warning and braking system on its models Cascadia and Century Class S/T tractors.August 25, 2008