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A key to Omnitracs new software platform is that it is “hardware agnostic.” Users can run the software on whichever kind of device best suits their needs. Photos: Jim Beach


Omnitracs Pursues a Software Focus with New Trucking Fleet Platform

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.

Daimler Trucks has a 'Baby 8' eActros electric truck in fleet testing in Europe; is an e-Cascadia next? Photo: Mercedes-Benz


Daimler Pumping R&D into Electric Trucks, Connectivity, Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America chief Roger Nielsen talked to reporters recently about the company's investments and initiatives in technology such as connectivity, electric trucks, autonomous trucks, advanced driver assistance systems, platooning, and predictive maintenance.

Will increasing freight demand and truck sales lead to an excess of truck capacity in the near future? Source: DAT


Analysis: Could History Repeat Itself With Truck Capacity?

When you look back just four years ago to 2014, a lot of heavy-trucks were sold. Freight demand had suddenly increased, and everyone was trying to move more cargo. But when 2015 rolled around, things weren’t as rosy.

Photo of Echo via Amazon.


ARI to Discuss Amazon Alexa Integration at Work Truck Show

ARI will be detailing the integration of its services to the Amazon Alexa and will discuss how to enhance fleet decisions with newfound data streams at NTEA’s Work Truck Show held March 6 to 9.


Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Spending, Income Jump; Construction Flat but Strong

Manufacturing in the U.S. continued its hot streak in February, but there are questions following other data released earlier about the sector. Personal incomes and expenditures were up, and construction spending remained robust despite little change from the month before.

Sanjiv Khurana


Daimler Names Head of Truck Connectivity Strategy

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Sanjiv Khurana has been appointed to the position of general manager of Trucks Connectivity.


Economic Watch: GDP Revised Lower, Consumers Remain Very Upbeat

The U.S. economy didn’t expand as much as originally estimated in the final quarter of 2017, but it still turned in a solid performance, according to a new Commerce Department report, while a separate report on consumer confidence showed it was at its highest level in more than a decade.


Spot Flatbed Rate Rises Again, Van and Reefers Continue Decline

The national average rate for spot flatbed loads increased for the third straight week and the flatbed load-to-truck ratio topped 70 to 1 during the week ending Feb. 24, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Texas was the highest ranked freight plan in ATRI's research based in part on the state's use of detailed commodity and freight flow data. Photo: ATRI


ATRI IDs Best Practices for State Freight Plans

The American Transportation Research Institute has released a report that presents best practices for freight planning at the state level.

U.S.-NAFTA Freight Value Percent Change from Previous Year, December 2017.


Cross-Border Freight Value Increases for 14th Straight Month

The value of freight moving between the U.S. and next door neighbors Canada and Mexico posted its 14th straight year-over-year gain in December, according to new Transportation Department figures.

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