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Trucker Tools’ automated Load Track feature now a built-in option for McLeod PowerBroker users

The integration brings end-to-end automation to the shipment lifecycle for freight brokers, owner operators and company drivers.

Ohio making $15M investment in highway tech for 35-mile autonomous ‘proving ground’

The corridor is a four-lane, limited access highway that will be used as a “real-world proving ground” for autonomous and connected vehicle technologies, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. ...

SmartDrive extends always-on recording storage capability, enhances base video capture platform workflow

SmartDrive Systems announced in a press briefing Tuesday the availability of new add-ons within its video and safety intelligence platform, plus updates to its existing platform available to all subscribing ...

McLeod Software rolls out latest version of LoadMaster, PowerBroker

One of the new modules is a comprehensive measurement system used by brokers to evaluate carrier performance.
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Tracking technicians: software helps shops get their money’s worth

Having the right information and software tools is a necessary step to more fully optimize labor resources.

Hirschbach goes fleetwide with Lytx DriveCam video system

Hirschbach Motor Lines has decided to incorporate the Lytx DriveCam in-cab video system into its fleet of trucks.

Peloton joining Cummins, Peterbilt, ZF to develop truck platooning tech

The group's goal is to develop powertrain tech and automated driving controls to improve fuel efficiency in tractor trailers by 20 percent in real-world driving conditions.

Tailwind launches web-based trucking, broker TMS software

The transportation management software is for small companies with a starting price of $69 a month and the first 30-days free

New fleet-focused KeepTruckin dashboard features idle time tracking, driver monitoring, more

The new dashboard allows fleets to keep track of idle time of their trucks, get alerts any time a fault code is detected, monitor driver behavior and use geofencing.

ATRI: Autonomous vehicles to revolutionize trucking, but big hurdles remain

Autonomous trucks will drastically change the trucking industry, says the American Transportation Research Institute in a new report, with implications ranging from major regulatory reform to greater efficiency and safety, ...

Beyond the speed limiter, part 4: changing behaviors

A number of systems give drivers automated feedback through mobile devices, which include easy-to-understand scores and competitions to earn rewards and recognition.

Beyond speed limiters, part 3: managing drivers with an Internet of Things

A wearable Internet of Things system can interact with drivers if risky behaviors occur such as exceeding the posted speed limits or when they become distracted or fatigued.

Beyond speed limiters, part 2: a connected throttle

Advanced speed management technologies are making the idea of "tamper proof" speed limiters seem outdated