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Researchers: Big Data Could Move Trucking Better

Researchers at Iowa State University say that using real-time data collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation could help fleets save billions of dollars a year by avoiding congestion.

5 Steps to Higher Truck Productivity

Despite rapid technological advances, Duff Swain believes trucking companies have not made the gains in productivity they should have in recent years. In this interview he summarizes the basic steps fleets should take to maximize each truck's contribution to the bottom line.

LTL Carriers Group Unhappy Over Rejection of Twin 33s

Longer doubles would've boosted efficiency, but Congress killed the idea on safety grounds. The Coalition for Efficient and Responsible Trucking, made up of less-than-truckload and package carriers with outside backing, expressed its unhappiness this week in a statement, reports Tom Berg in his Trailer Talk blog.