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Freight-Matching Tech Firm Next Trucking Expands After Capital Infusion

Next Trucking, a trucker-centric online marketplace that connects carriers with shippers, announced it will double its headcount this year thanks to growing demand for its services.

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Q&A: FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp on Using the Data from ELDs and More

FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp brings an outsider's fresh perspective to trucking technology. In this exclusive interview, he shares his thoughts on ELDs, autonomous trucks, blockchain, and more.

Uber Freight Offers Discounts on Trucks, Fuel

“Book a load, reap the benefits.” That’s what Uber Freight is promising drivers, owner-operators and small fleets who use the Uber Freight app, with discounts on everything from a new or used International truck to fuel and tires through its new Uber Freight Plus program.

Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Mixed fleets with self-driving long-haul trucks and traditional human-driven regional routes could help the trucking industry address the problem of an aging driver workforce, said Uber in a recent company blog post.

Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

We tend to shake our heads and roll our eyes at the breathless coverage in the mainstream and tech media about “driverless trucks”. But there’s one good thing about all this coverage: It’s helping to make trucking look “cool”, says Editor In Chief Deborah Lockridge in her September editorial.

All Arrows Point to Trucking

Bill Gates just jumped into trucking in a big way. That's not good news if you're hoping all this new tech stuff will just go away. Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

How Disruptive Will Uber Freight be for Trucking?

Uber Freight, an app matching owner-operators and small fleets with loads to haul, launched with much fanfare recently. Yet the use of computer technology to match up freight with trucks that can haul it is hardly new. Three other freight-matching companies share their views on the market.

The Gig Economy Comes to Trucking

Owner-operators and small fleets have been pronounced DOA many times over the past several years. But if new technology like Uber Freight can breathe much-needed life into the owner-operator market, that can only be a good thing for trucking, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

There's An App for That

There’s a vast array of applications that truckers and trucking companies can tap into to work more efficiently, profitably, and safely.

Commentary: Why Innovation's More Important Than Ever

Never have we seen so many potentially paradigm-changing developments coming at the industry so quickly, writes editor in chief Deborah Lockridge.