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Charged Up: Battery Advances
Charged Up: Battery Advances

May 2, 2011
Lead acid batteries - the most common type of battery found in trucking and automotive applications - were developed in the mid-1800s. After more than 160...

Technology in the Next Decade: Safety and Productivity to Drive Advancements
Technology in the Next Decade: Safety and Productivity to Drive Advancements

January 6, 2011
At its core, information technology is about managing data: the schedules, locations, miles, hours, fuel prices, rates, lanes, speeds, bills, invoices,...

Using Technology to Combat Distracted Driving
Using Technology to Combat Distracted Driving

December 29, 2010
Distracted driving has been the subject of two national DOT summits in the past two years, and new Federal Motor Carrier rules that became effective in...

Using Technology to Combat Distracted Driving
Using Technology to Combat Distracted Driving

December 29, 2010
Distracted driving has been the subject of two national DOT summits in the past two years, and new Federal Motor Carrier rules that became effective in...

Mobile Communication: Making it All Work

June 10, 2009
Trucking operations use a number of technologies to improve both operational efficiencies and customer service: transportation management software in the...

Minding the Fleet

June 10, 2009
In the beginning, fleet management software mostly meant applications that tied together a carrier's accounting and dispatch functions. Today, such products...

An Office in the Cab

June 8, 2009
Not that long ago, the onboard computer systems found in trucks were little more than data recorders. Pioneered by such companies as Tripmaster, these...

Onboard Idling Solutions

June 1, 2008
APUs and other onboard idle reduction technologies show promise, but fleet adoption has been slow.

Fuel Crisis Survival

June 1, 2008
Caterpillar's Top Five Tips to Improve Economy

Technology to the Rescue

June 1, 2008
Dispatch and routing systems, fuel purchasing applications and other solutions are proving their fuel-saving worth.