How Trailer Technology Has Progressed Since 2002

November 17, 2022

The standardization of telematics and trailer tracking opened the doors to countless more opportunities for optimization - from tire pressure management and fuel economy, to load sensing and climate controls. The progress made in trailers and safety technology is best told from the perspective of an industry veteran who has become an expert in the field. What challenges - from landing gear issues to a disrupted supply chain - have demanded change and how has the industry responded? On December 7, CEO of Business Accelerants and Transportation Safety Equipment Institute (TSEI) Executive Director Paul Menig joins TT's Dan Ronan to discuss his work with TMC on next gen refrigerated trailers, how retrofitting really works, and his must-have tech list for trailer purchasing.

Knight-Swift Merger Analysis

April 17, 2017

Transport Topics' Joe Howard and Daniel Bearth discuss the April 10, 2017, Knight-Swift merger news: Why it happened and what it means for the truckload sector. Read more at (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Winning the Logistics Game

April 6, 2017

If 2016 taught us anything, it's that there's more than one way to win at The Logistics Game. Making smart acquisitions is one way. Carving out niches in e-commerce or the "Uberization" of logistics are two others. The 2017 Top 50 Logistics Companies rankings reflect these changes. Watch the replay of our LiveOnWeb program right now for a discussion of the rankings, and "postgame" analysis.

2017 MATS

March 25, 2017

TT reporters sit with industry executives and experts to discuss the state of the trucking industry at 2017 MATS.

Jim Burnley, Former DOT Secretary, on Regulations, P3s and More

March 17, 2017

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Jim Burnley on infrastructure, P3s, regulation rollback, TIGER grants and more.

Recruiting Young Drivers

March 8, 2017

Kevin Burch of Jet Express, Priscilla Peters of Conversion Interactive Agency, Steve Bryan of Vigillo and Rich Merich of FedEx Freight provided tips for recruiting young drivers in our March 8 LiveOnWeb, hosted by Transport Topics Executive Editor Joe Howard. More at

2017 TMC

February 24, 2017

Video coverage of the 2017 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting held in Atlanta.

TIA's Nancy O'Liddy Discusses P3s

February 16, 2017

Nancy O'Liddy of the Transportation Intermediaries Association talks with TT's Eugene Mulero about public-private partnerships, Nafta, CSA scores and more in this week's video component to Capitol Agenda.

The Safe Driver Checklist

January 31, 2017

Don Biggerstaff of ABF Freight and Don Lefeve of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association join TT's Eric Miller to compile a list of practical — and critical — tips to keep truck drivers safe on the road. Watch more video at

2017: An ELD Odyssey

December 14, 2016

Transport Topics Technology Editor Seth Clevenger and a panel of experts discuss what fleets and drivers need to know to successfully meet the mandate to install electronic logging devices, now 12 months away. More at

NHTSA Guidelines: What Do They Mean?

October 27, 2016

The 15-point “Safety Assessment” lays out what technology developers will have to follow in order to meet federal guidelines, Bendix’s Fred Andersky explains.

All About Platooning

October 27, 2016

A comprehensive look at platooning – its benefits, challenges and unanswered questions. Includes demo videos of platooning in action.

Who Are the Players?

October 27, 2016

TT’s Seth Clevenger gives a primer on who the players are on the autonomous field, from automotive and trucking manufacturers to the suppliers.

Building Blocks of Autonomous Safety

October 27, 2016

Bendix’s Fred Andersky reviews what he calls the “5 I’s of Active Safety and Future Autonomy,” which are important to development of any system.

Definition of Terms

October 27, 2016

What’s the difference between automation and autonomous? Bendix’s Fred Andersky draws the distinction.

MCE Autonomous Trucking Panel: Audience Reactions

October 21, 2016

Audience members share their reactions and open questions after attending TT's MCE panel, "Autonomous Platooning and Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" on Oct. 4, 2016, in Las Vegas. Read more at