Making the Right Turn

It’s a dire warning for a truck driver who has taken a wrong turn — a banner hanging over the roadway reading, “If you hit this sign you will hit that bridge.”   read more...

Tech Firms Prepared for IFTA Changes, See Benefits for Fleets

Technology firms that develop or support onboard fleet-management and telematics systems say they are prepared for upcoming changes to the International Fuel Tax Agreement’s auditing procedures and see benefits for their fleet customers.   read more...

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Connected Vehicles Could Boost Safety  

Wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication is playing an increasingly important role in the development of more advanced vehicle automation and driver-assist features. A possible federal mandate of the technology could accelerate that movement.   read more...

Move to Truck ‘Autopilot’ Not Automatic

Perhaps no technology has captured so much attention so quickly in the trucking industry as automated driving and platooning systems.   read more...

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Fleet Executives See Opportunities, Limitations in Self-Driving Technology

Truck makers and suppliers are investing heavily in vehicle automation technology, but what do their end customers think of it?   read more...

A Safer, More Efficient Future Within Our Grasp

Self-driving trucks are coming. The potential benefits to highway safety and freight efficiency, combined with heavy investments in vehicle automation by truck makers and suppliers, are making it increasingly clear that the advent of semi-autonomous trucks on the nation’s highways has become less a question of “if” than of “when.”   read more...

Unmanned Trucks on Public Roads Deemed Far Off by OEMs, Suppliers

As autonomous-driving technology continues to advance, one open question is whether this path eventually could lead to fully unmanned trucks traveling down the road.   read more...

Fleets Cite Safety Gains, Reduced Claims Costs With Onboard Cameras

PHILADELPHIA — Several fleet safety executives said their investments in technologies such as collision mitigation systems and onboard video have significantly reduced crashes and claims costs at their companies.   read more...

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Fleets Use Software to Better Plan Home Time for Drivers

Home time is a key factor for driver satisfaction, so carriers are using transportation management software to remind them when drivers want to be home and find the best routes to get them there.   read more...

ELD Vendors to Self-Certify Devices as Compliant ELDs

Certification of electronic logging devices has been left to the device manufacturers under the federal ELD rule.   read more...

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ITLC Corner: Big Data, IoT Poised to Transform Trucking

It might astound you to realize that Apple’s iPhone has only been around for eight years. In that time, it has revolutionized not just the market for mobile devices, but also the very manner in which people consume information. The question of what — if anything — could bring that level of technological change to the trucking industry in the same period of time was recently posed to a group of industry insiders, and the results may not be what you expect.   read more...

ELDs: Do Your Homework Before You Buy

As carriers chart out their plans to comply with the upcoming electronic logging device mandate, one of the first questions they likely will ask is this: Which of the many devices on the market will actually meet the regulation’s requirements?   read more...

Mobile E-Mail is King

A new report has uncovered a startling statistic with enormous implications for the way trucking companies communicate electronically with customers and drivers: More than two-thirds of all e-mails — 68% — now are opened on mobile devices.   read more...

Tech Startups Add to Wave of App-Based Freight Services

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More startups have joined the growing wave of technology firms offering mobile app-enabled freight services, a trend often described, for better or worse, as the “Uberization of trucking.”   read more...

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