On a weekend where Shell Lubricants hosted an eco-marathon challenge, the company showed off its Starship concept truck, aiming to push the limits of fuel efficiency with current technology.
Trucking companies generate massive amounts of data. Even if your operation still runs the bulk of your business on servers based on-site, chances are you still have data collected in the cloud — whether you are aware of it or not.
Omnitracs’ new computing platform, Omnitracs One, is the latest reflection of the trend by technology providers to move from closed, proprietary systems – those in which their software runs on their proprietary hardware – to open systems.
Although the electronic logging device mandate went into effect in December, the full-enforcement of the rule – and all of its penalties – is fast approaching on April 1.
At its user group conference in Nashville, Omnitracs is marking the telematics platform’s debut in the trucking industry 30 years ago.
The trucking industry is seeing the best economic climate since deregulation, according to Bob Costello, chief economist and senior vice president of the American Trucking Associations.
Blockchain is a combination of technologies that allow transactions between parties via a trusted, shared ledger. It's a complex sounding process but the shared record-keeping technology is showing promise for trucking applications.
Mark Botticelli, executive vice president, Technology, PeopleNet, described how some wearable devices such as virtual reality goggles or a smart arm band could aid drivers.
While disruption may be a current buzzword, it’s as old as capitalism itself, said Thom Albrecht, president of Sword & Sea Transportation Advisors, speaking at the PeopleNet and TMW in.sight User Conference + Expo in Nashville.
Change and its quickening pace was an over-riding theme at Trimble’s in.sight user conference for TMW Systems and PeopleNet customers that kicked off Aug. 14 in Nashville.