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.
Crude Oil Closes Higher but Falls Almost $5 for Week
Crude oil prices tracked upward 76 cents Friday to close at $56.35 a barrel, Bloomberg reported, and the price tumbled almost $5 for the week and hit a one-year low closing price on Thursday.January 5, 2007
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Truck Officials Wrestle With In-Cab Systems for Monitoring Sophisticated Diesel Engines
Engine manufacturers and trucking officials said they recognize the need for onboard diagnostic systems to monitor the performance of emission-treatment systems because diesel engines are growing in complexity.
TransForce Completes Acqusition of Trucking Firm Westfreight
Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said Thursday it completed its acquisition of Westfreight Systems and Westfreight Holdings (U.S.A.). Terms were not disclosed.January 4, 2007
ABF Freight System Expands Services to Central, Southern States
Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System said late Tuesday it has expanded its regional transportation network to include central and southern states.January 3, 2007
Technology Briefs — Dec. 27 - Jan. 2
Tech Firm Trimble to Buy AtRoad for $417 Mln. • Trailer Bridge Joins EPA SmartWay Program • CN Gets RFID-Based Chassis Tracking SystemJanuary 2, 2007
Safe and Reliable Battery Systems for Electric Trucks
BYD electric trucks are hard at work across North America, moving freight at ports and railyards, making deliveries, and collecting refuse. BYD trucks are environmentally friendly with zero harmful emissions while also providing the reliability and performance you need. Our truck’s safe and reliable battery technology improve your bottom line with lower fuel and maintenance costs.March 15, 2023
Get a telematics solution built for your fleet.
Power your fleet with choice. A telematics platform should offer solutions that work seamlessly together. Read our guide about switching to a long-term telematics solution that’s powerful, customizable and can adapt to your evolving needs.March 15, 2023
Rethink your shop, keep your fleet healthy.
Reactive vehicle maintenance is an ongoing, laborious endeavor. The key to increasing fleet uptime and a shop that runs more smoothly is switching to a proactive approach, including predictive maintenance solutions that go further to prevent issues before they arise.March 15, 2023
Discover How Carriers Use Maintenance Data to Extend Equipment Lifespan
Carriers can leverage data to plan upkeep and repairs that help ensure small defects don't turn into serious breakdowns or cause non-compliance. Find out how in-cab technology supports enhanced fleet maintenance that keeps the wheels turning.February 10, 2023
Trucking companies waste $9,700 per driver per year on unnecessary costs
Trucking company owners waste an average of $9,700 per driver per year on poor processes and tools, according to BeyondTrucks Insights. The report suggests that process re-engineering and automation can help to address these costs, which can be up to twice the net margin for carriers. The report also looks at the impact of poor processes and tools on driver turnover and customer losses, and the differences in the root causes of process costs based on company size.January 10, 2023