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What Do CIOs Want from Technology?

What Do CIOs Want from Technology?

Trucking technology executives talked about strategies, gamification, analytics and more during the ALK Transportation Technology Summit.

May 8, 2015

OEM-Provided Telematics Platforms Could 'Disrupt' Industry

OEM-Provided Telematics Platforms Could 'Disrupt' Industry

OEM powertrain integration will ultimately positively disrupt the telematics industry, according to Matthew Pfaffenback, director of telematics, Daimler Trucks North America, speaking at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit.

May 8, 2015

Perry: Economy Improving, But Volatile

Perry: Economy Improving, But Volatile

The economy is in a “particularly volatile state,” with some saying it is going up while others think it is going down, according to Noel Perry, founder of Transport Economics, speaking at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit.

May 6, 2015

NTSB Report Finds Value in On-Board Video Systems

NTSB Report Finds Value in On-Board Video Systems

An NTSB report has concluded that on-board video systems can “provide valuable information for evaluating the circumstances leading to a crash,” if the cameras are positioned properly and if the systems are adequate for recording in low light.

May 1, 2015

ELD Mandate On the Way, Says FMCSA Official

ELD Mandate On the Way, Says FMCSA Official

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish its final rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices some time this year, according to Joe DeLorenzo, director of FMCSA’s office of enforcement and compliance.

February 12, 2015

Mobile Devices Could Become Profit Centers for Carriers
Safety Managers Talk Improving Safety with Technology
Omnitracs User Conference Kicks Off With a Bang
E-log Vendors Busy Implementing HOS Changes

E-log Vendors Busy Implementing HOS Changes

The recently enacted change to drivers hours-of-service rules, scrapping parts of the restart provision adopted in July 2013, has prompted telematics and e-log providers to hustle out updates to their hours-of-service applications.

December 18, 2014

FMCSA Makes Changes to SMS Website to Improve User Experience

FMCSA Makes Changes to SMS Website to Improve User Experience

An FMCSA representative offers a guide to the changes in the website that hosts and displays safety information under the government's Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program plus a rules update at TMW's annual user conference.

September 24, 2014

Brokers Feel Pinch of Labor Shortage

Brokers Feel Pinch of Labor Shortage

Brokers and third-party logistics providers are feeling the labor squeeze along with the trucking industry, according to Robert Voltmann, president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

September 23, 2014

Third-Party Maintenance Growing

Third-Party Maintenance Growing

Third-party logistics companies set a template in the transportation industry that has guided the rise of third-party maintenance providers, according to Larry Chaplin, president of Master Fleet LLC, at TMW's annual user conference.

September 23, 2014

Understanding the Driver Shortage

Understanding the Driver Shortage

For truckload carriers, the number one problem is the driver shortage – but the reasons go beyond pay, said Stifel's John Larkin at TMW Systems’ annual user conference in Nashville Monday.

September 23, 2014

TMW's Wangler Talks Trucking Changes

TMW's Wangler Talks Trucking Changes

More than 1,900 trucking company executives, driver managers, dispatchers, IT managers and other personnel were on hand for TMW Systems’ Transforum 2014, the company’s annual user conference.

September 22, 2014

Trucking Productivity Facing Challenges

Trucking Productivity Facing Challenges

Logistics cost as a percent of GDP has been declining over the last 30 years, from 16% before deregulation to 8% now. But while logistics costs have been reduced, productivity has leveled out and may even decrease, according to Stifel's John Larkin, speaking at TMW's annual user conference.

September 22, 2014