While some fleets may view electronic logging devices only as a regulatory requirement, the data they collect can be integrated with mobile communication and back-office systems to improve efficiency, long-range planning and safety.
Today, technologies can monitor and report on a variety of things such as tire pressure, box temperature, reefer condition, and battery levels, that can be reported directly to fleet managers in real time. So how do you know if these technologies are right for your fleet?
Among the technologies that are making their way into trucking that were highlighted at Trimble’s in.sight 2018 user conference and expo was the concept of edge computing or analytics.
A unified and open computing platform shared by all its product lines, customers, and vendors is a key to Trimble’s businesses within the trucking and logistics space.
Applying blockchain technology to trucking may hold promise in the future, but at the present, its application in the industry is somewhere between “hype and reality."
At the In.Sight 2018 user conference, Trimble president Bryn Fosburgh said he was most excited about the news announcing the transition of TMW Systems, PeopleNet, ALK, and 10-4 Systems under the Trimble name.
Whether you rip out your old system or upgrade your current one, keeping pace with technology is key to success.
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.
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.
There’s a vast array of applications that truckers and trucking companies can tap into to work more efficiently, profitably, and safely.