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Industry Group Defines First Blockchain Standards

The Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) Standards Council Board has approved its first official standard as it seeks to establish industry-wide framework for the emerging, Internet-based, logistics tracking technology.

The Changes Driving Trucking Are Accelerating

Change happens quickly in trucking, and the pace of change will only accelerate in the coming years, according to Susan Beardslee, principal analyst at ABI Research, whether that's electric vehicles, blockchain, government actions, or disruptive technologies.

Blockchain-Based Shipment Uses Smart Contracts

Startup company dexFreight says it has completed its first blockchain-based shipment using smart contracts, allowing the shipper and carrier to directly connect, negotiate rates, and schedule pickup and delivery.

McLeod Software Targets 'Extreme Connectivity' for Truck Fleets, Brokers

“Extreme connectivity” is the buzzword at McLeod Software, said President Tom McLeod at the company’s 2018 user conference, whether that’s helping its fleet and broker customers connect with load matching, working with truck makers on how to connect autonomous trucks to real-world fleet business, using blockchain to automate payments, or connecting with products that haven’t even been developed yet.

Commentary: Blockchain Enters the Aftermarket

Blockchain is often talked about in terms of its usefulness in the relationship between manufacturers, carriers, distributors, and end users but its potential for heavy-duty truck maintenance is immense. Commentary by Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini.

Fleetcor to Implement Blockchain in Fuel Card Payments

Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. will test blockchain technology as a way to modernize payments for its commercial fleet clients, especially across international borders, as part of a new initiative with Ripple, which has expertise in the technology, according to the company.