E-Logs Improve Business Processes, Fleets Say, as Industry Preps for Mandate

DALLAS — Electronic driver logs can streamline fleets’ business processes and improve hours-of-service compliance, but driver outreach is key for a successful rollout, trucking executives said.   read more...

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Cybersecurity Outlook: Trucking Still Fighting the Ever-Nimble Hacker 

Trucking companies still on high alert from seemingly endless reports of hacker break-ins last year should brace for even more sophisticated capers in 2016, according to a string of reports released by top cybersecurity firms.   read more...

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Suppliers Offer Systems That Monitor Drivers’ Faces for Alertness 

Several technology suppliers are offering onboard systems that monitor the driver’s face for signs of distraction or drowsiness.   read more...

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ITLC Corner: Omnichannel Networks Demand Flexibility

Retailers are working to identify technologies that will help them build better omnichannel networks, with everything from warehouse distribution systems to mobile devices for in-store staff included in the mix.   read more...

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The ‘Internet of Things’ Takes Hold in Trucking

It wasn’t long ago that the Internet was used mainly for sending e-mail, browsing news sites or making purchases, generally from a desktop computer. But that is changing rapidly due to one of the defining technology trends of our time — the proliferation of devices and objects connected to networks to gather and transmit data.   read more...

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Data: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff

The old adage “separating the wheat from the chaff” technically describes the process of separating grain from the casing in which it’s grown, but over the years, the saying has broadened to describe any process that isolates what’s valuable by winnowing out what’s worthless.   read more...

Trucking Tries on Wearable Technology 

The emergence of wearable technology, such as smartwatches, has given consumers a new way to communicate, track their health and process payments, but some fleets and technology suppliers believe these devices also can serve as valuable tools in trucking operations.   read more...

Technology Helps Fleets Find Lanes That Are Profitable and Efficient 

As capacity tightens and government regulations make drivers’ time even more valuable, carriers and shippers are embracing technology to choose the most profitable and efficient shipping lanes, set rates and reduce empty miles.   read more...

Choosing Safe Carriers Via Technology 

Technology goes beyond helping carriers and shippers find the best rates and routes; it also can help them monitor fleet safety ratings.   read more...

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