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.
American Trucking Associations announced Monday it will host an executive summit in December in Dallas to explore strategies that maximize the payback for fleets that make investments in technological advances and data analysis.July 1, 2013
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Fleetmatics Group, a provider of Web-based fleet management services, said it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed public offering of 8 million shares.July 1, 2013
More than 28% of all trucks registered in the United States — 2.5 million of 8.6 million trucks — are now equipped with advanced new technology clean diesel engines, according to new data compiled by R.L. Polk and Co. for the Diesel Technology Forum.June 24, 2013
A proposed supplemental rule for electronic logging devices has been sent to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s office and is expected to be published as soon as November.June 21, 2013
Advances in traffic avoidance routing technology are made possible by two things: the vast amounts of data being collected and the complex algorithms that transform the growing mountains of raw data into useable information.June 18, 2013
The balance of power has shifted in trucking’s battle against traffic, with the advent of software that can predict the location and severity of congestion problems.June 17, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that crash-avoidance technology that engages brakes in heavy-duty trucks may prevent 300 fatalities a year and yield up to $3.1 billion in economic benefit, Bloomberg News reported.June 14, 2013
Calstart said the U.S. Army has awarded it a contract to test military-configured 12-volt lithium-ion batteries in commercial trucks.June 13, 2013
Asset-tracking-provider Spireon Inc. said it has hired Marc Brungger as its new CEO, succeeding founder Brian Boling.June 10, 2013
Automobile technology supplier Johnson Control said it will supply lithium-ion batteries for 120 plug-in hybrid trucks through a $45 million Department of Energy grant.June 10, 2013