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Blockchain Explained, Part 2: What Can it Do?

Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

Blockchain could become the platform that brings all aspects of fleet operations together in one, online place.

November 3, 2017

Blockchain will start out as a platform to enable real-time transparency in logistics. But its future potential could transform trucking operations completely, explains Senior Editor Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

Tags: Information Technology, TMW Systems, Logistics, Future Trucks, Blockchain

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Friday, November 3, 2017 8:58 AM | » Comments(0)

Blockchain Explained, Part I

Blockchain can be used to manage and monitor every aspecft of a logistics chain in real time. Photo: TMW Systems

October 25, 2017

In Part I of this two-part blog series, HDT senior editor Jack Roberts explains how the widely misunderstood blockchain concept works and how it will soon superpower logistics operations around the globe.

Tags: Technology, Information Technology, Freight, Logistics, Future Trucks, Blockchain

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:17 AM | » Comments(0)

A Logistical Close Shave

Is an uptick in freight likely as more companies begin direct-to-consumer shipping? A recent move by the Gillette company suggests that will happen. Photo: UPS

June 29, 2017

Gillette now offers razor blade sales direct to its customers. But why is that an important development for truck fleets nationwide? Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

Tags: Amazon.com, Logistics, Last Mile Delivery, Freight, Technology

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:02 AM | » Comments(3)

The Gig Economy Comes to Trucking

Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

Uber Freight is a new service and app that allows owner-operators to bypass traditional freight brokers and locate and contract loads for themselves. Photo: Uber Freight

May 24, 2017

Owner-operators and small fleets have been pronounced DOA many times over the past several years. But if new technology like Uber Freight can breathe much-needed life into the owner-operator market, that can only be a good thing for trucking, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

Tags: Owner-Operators, Logistics, Small Fleets, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Uber for Trucking

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:15 PM | » Comments(3)

The Hottest Industry In The Land

Suddenly, lots of new names are very interested in the North American trucking industry. What, exactly, is going on?

New technology is transforming trucking and bringing new players with new ideas into the industry. Photo: Mercedes-Benz

March 15, 2017

Suddenly, lots of new names are very interested in the North American trucking industry. What, exactly, is going on? Jack Roberts offers his answer to that in his Truck Tech blog.

Tags: Logistics, Panama Canal, Last Mile Delivery, Autonomous Vehicles

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:40 AM | » Comments(2)

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