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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, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

PeopleNet’s eDriver Logs to Integrate with McLeod’s LoadMaster Software

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

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, Equipment, Safety

ABF Expands Delivery Services Via Regional Network

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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Completes Acquisition of Gordon Truck Leasing

Ryder System said Wednesday it completed its previously announced acquisition of Gordon Truck Leasing, based in Philadelphia.

September 3, 2008
Business, Technology

IdleAire Re-Forms with New Ownership

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
Business, Fuel, Technology, Government

Forward Air to Acquire Service Express

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
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Wright Express Completes International Acquisition

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
Business, Safety, Technology

iTECH — Driver Monitoring: Parsing the Cost of Behavior Modification

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
Business, Technology, Government

Oil Gains on Concern Over New Hurricane

Oil prices rose early Tuesday on concerns that newly formed Hurricane Gustav may be on track to move into the Gulf of Mexico, the Associated Press reported.

August 26, 2008
Business, Government, Equipment, Safety, Technology, Autonomous

Freightliner to Offer Meritor WABCO System

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
Business, Technology

NYC Plans to Track Vehicles Entering City

New York City is developing a plan to track every vehicle that enters Manhattan to help guard against potential terrorist attacks, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

August 12, 2008