Technology

Ryder simplifies truck rental process with tablet apps

Renting a truck through Ryder has been made simpler through the implementation of new tablet apps for Ryder employees that the company says will streamline the truck rental process. The new apps ...

McLeod Software ships latest version of fleet management products

McLeod Software has released the latest version of its LoadMaster, PowerBroker, and LoadMaster LTL products. The new 15.1 release adds wide variety of new capabilities and functions, the company says. Some of ...

Map: choices, coverage for weigh station bypass expanding

BarOle Trucking delivers international container freight from the Twin Cities to customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. Two miles before its trucks hit the scales at state borders, an ...

Telematics index: fleet performance is a leading economic indicator, study shows

Governments and private businesses use a variety of economic indicators to inform their opinions and decisions, but many of these indicators have shortcomings. Most are lagging, meaning they show past results rather than predict ...

CCJ Innovator of the Year: Customer service leads the way for Indianapolis-based Celadon

In many respects, Celadon’s office performs the same functions as all other transportation companies, just on the major carrier’s larger scale. The company’s East Indianapolis campus has the familiar trappings ...

Bendix CEO discusses evolution of vehicle “sensing” technology

Sensing technologies that have changed – and are changing – the vehicle landscape were on the agenda April 10 for the 2015 Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship conference at Bowling Green ...

Driver training: a new era begins with video, custom content

                  Editor’s note: this is the second of a two-part series on how technology is changing the landscape of training drivers. Part one (last week) looked at new developments in online training. With ...

J.B. Hunt Transport activates Drivewyze bypass service on PeopleNet

PeopleNet, a Trimble Company, and Drivewyze announced that J.B. Hunt Transport has chosen Drivewyze to deliver weigh station bypass services through the fleet’s in-cab PeopleNet platforms. The integration of the ...

Freight matching, Uber-style: Mobile tech gives rise to streamlined freight transactions

The best of the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show

There was a lot to cover at last week's Mid-America Trucking Show, with fuel economy enhancements and futuristic concept trucks garnering most of the attention.  Here is a roundup of ...

Transport America creates weather alerting system with ALK

ALK, a Trimble Company and provider of GeoLogistics systems and navigation software, announced that Transport America has implemented its ALK Maps platform with the Weather Alerts module. With the implementation, Transport America ...

DTNA bullish on 2015 truck market, says future regs should foster ‘free thinking’

During a press dinner at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Martin Daum, president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America, shared his company’s optimism for ...

Shell Lubricants announces development of futuristic ‘hyper-fuel’ concept truck

Shell Lubricants announced March 26 it has partnered with AirFlow Truck Company to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck and trailer concept vehicle. The announcement came at a press briefing ...

Results are in: TMW Systems releases 2014 benchmarking study

The 2014 TMW Transportation & Logistics Study is now available from TMW Systems. In its second year, the industry benchmarking study has more than doubled the number of companies participating, ...

McLeod Software begins 2015 benchmark survey

  The certified public accounting firm of Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) and McLeod Software have launched their 2015 Trucking Operations Performance Benchmarking Survey, which is designed to answer a need ...