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.
Analyst Says More Ethanol Won’t Stem Consumption • Extol to Provide Software to C.R. England • J.B. Hunt Chooses PAR System for Reefer TrackingFebruary 5, 2007
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.
Trailer-tracking technology maker SkyBitz Inc. and has teamed with Stemco LP to offer mileage readings in conjunction with real-time trailer tracking for commercial fleets and trailer leasing companies, the two said Monday.February 5, 2007
Ryder System’s fourth-quarter profit rose 12% to $65.8 million or $1.08 cents a share, from $58.8 million or 92 cents a year earlier.February 2, 2007
Less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. said Thursday it has acquired Wisconsin-based LTL company Madison Freight Systems for about $2.5 million.February 1, 2007
Truckload carrier Landstar System’s fourth-quarter net income fell to $28.7 million or 50 cents a share, from $41.8 million or 70 cents a year earlier.February 1, 2007
The president of trucking software provider TMW Systems said he does not expect a slowdown in sales this year, even as some trucking companies face a downturn in demand for freight-hauling services.
The maintenance managers of two vehicle leasing companies expect few problems in their shops as the truck-operating industry shifts to the next generation of lower-emission diesel engines.
Driver Gets Life in Smuggling Deaths • New Passport Rule Takes Effect • Okla. Study Cites Cellphone Accident Hazards • N.D. Lawmaker Wants 40-Mph Minimum on InterstatesJanuary 24, 2007
Georgia Weigh Stations to Use PrePass • Purolator Selects Software System from Carrier Logistics • Iowa Plans Internet Kiosks at Rest Stops • President to Address Global Warming in Tuesday SpeechJanuary 22, 2007
Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. Once again, the great Environmental Protection Agency has brainwashed the public in the name of environmental protection. As a small fleet owner of longhaul flatbed equipment, our injectors and fuel systems are taking a beating in the name of conservation.January 22, 2007