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December 17, 2014

Autonomous Vehicles Near for Delivery Work, Report Says

A trend report published by DHL outlines the potential of autonomous technologies in transportation and logistics, and that the industry is well suited to take advantage of such technologies.

December 12, 2014

Commentary: Trucks Could Borrow From F1 Hybrid Tech

The latest hybrid V-6 Formula One engines are marvels of technology that may give us a glimpse into the future of truck efficiency and performance.

December 12, 2014

15 Things to Watch For in 2015 (And Beyond)

A lot is changing in the trucking industry right now – technology, demographics, manufacturing, regulations and more. How will these changes affect your business? We’ve come up with 15 trends you should watch next year and beyond.

October 31, 2014

Winegard Brings Portable TV Antennas to Truck Market

Winegard is partnering with DAS Distributing to sell its portable satellite and broadcast TV antennas at Travel Centers of America locations and other independent stores aimed at professional truck drivers.

October 27, 2014

Eaton Names New VP of Technology

Eaton named Gerard DeVito vice president of technology for the Vehicle Group. The promotion will be effective on Nov. 1, 2015.

October 22, 2014

Goodyear Automatic Tire Inflation System in Fleet Testing

Goodyear will test its Air Maintenance Technology for commercial vehicles -- which keeps tires inflated without any external pumps or electronics -- on trucking fleets over the next year and a half.

October 3, 2014

Got A Knowledge Gap?

What new technology that you’ve used in the last 10 years has made a real difference to your operation? Do you know?

October 3, 2014

Fuel Smarts: Opposed-Piston Diesels About Five Years Away

Truck users can look forward to 30% better fuel economy at 10% lower production cost, says Achates Power

September 3, 2014

Report: New Truck Technologies Can Dramatically Cut Fuel Bills

Fleets operating 41,000 tractors and 130,000 trailers achieved fuel savings of $7,200 per year per truck by adopting a variety of new technologies, according to a new study released Wednesday by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

August 26, 2014

New Truck? Or New World?

What two driverless trucks can tell us about the future of transportation and society at large.

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Technology

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel

There’s hardly a fleet out there that wouldn’t like to save money on fuel costs. Maybe you’re not sure where to start. Maybe you feel like you’ve picked all the low-hanging fruit and you’re looking for new ideas. Here’s help. From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

June 9, 2014

England Van Lines Retrofitting Trucks with Stop-Start Technology

California-based England Van Lines plans to retrofit its fleet of moving trucks in San Jose with new stop-start technology allowing drivers to coast through traffic lights without having to stop.

February 19, 2014

Virginia Tech Working on Talking Car and Light Truck Technology

Following a U.S. Department of Transportation call to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology for all cars and light trucks on the nation’s highways, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has been tapped to design the delivery integration framework that will allow vehicles to “talk” with their drivers and with other automobiles on the roadway.

January 15, 2014

Winning the Information Race

Trucking today runs on information as much as it does diesel fuel. The days of sending a truck out and not knowing where it was unless the driver found a pay phone and called in to tell you are long behind us. Today we can not only know where that truck is, we can know if the driver’s speeding, if the trailer’s at the right temperature, even if a tire is low on air.

December 31, 2013

Going Mobile: The BYOD Debate

Mobile computing is quickly becoming the platform of choice. Tablets and smartphones are far outselling laptop or desktop computers in the consumer market, and a growing number of trucking operations are deploying these devices.

October 7, 2013

The High-Tech Shop

In some fleets, shop operations are completely integrated with the computer systems for dispatch, accounting, mobile communications and outside service providers. In other fleets, technology in the shop may be limited to automated systems for tracking work, labor, parts and inventory.

September 20, 2013

Survey: More Truck Drivers Embracing Technology and Eco-Friendly Practices

Today's professional truck drivers are more environmentally conscious and staying more connected than ever through technology, according to a new survey of Atlas Van Lines drivers.

September 10, 2013

Improving Driver Performance with High-Tech Training

Cargo Transporters, Claremont, N.C, wasn’t doing much re-occuring driver training other than a few defensive driving classes, but in 2010 decided to require six hours of either online or classroom training. It was so successful that in 2011 they increased it to eight hours, according to President Dennis Dellinger.

August 23, 2013

Qualcomm Selling Omnitracs Transportation and Logistics Business to Vista Equity Partners

Qualcomm announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Omnitracs subsidiary to Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm. Omnitracs was a pioneer in in-cab communication, developing the first widely used satellite tracking and communications system for truck fleets, and today offers a variety of fleet management and telematics solutions.

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