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Robots, driverless trucks and your trucking job

Autonomous vehicles will revolutionize the industry in the coming decades. What will a "truck driver" job look like then?

Bendix publishes maintenance guidelines for stability and collision mitigation systems

The commercial vehicle industry is adopting full-stability and collision mitigation technologies in ever-increasing numbers as it strives to enhance driver and highway safety. Full stability may soon be a mandated ...

WABCO showcases advanced safety systems at Indian truck race

 WABCO Holdings Inc. will demonstrate its advanced safety technologies at Tata Motors’ T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship 2015 as the official Braking Technology Partner. Tata Motors will host a second season ...

Who will become the ‘Uber’ of freight transportation?

Freight transportation is more complex than moving people across town, but the Uber model is intriguing for the trucking industry.
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Sleep science: fleets using software to write their own HOS rules

The fatigue model of Omnitracs Analytics uses hours-of-service data from electronic logs to predict when drivers slept. For each driver it calculates a fatigue score on a scale of 100, ...

Ship steady, rudder set, Omnitracs looks to the future (with VIDEO)

With acquisitions complete, Omnitracs is executing on a long-term strategy to “transform transportation with technology insights in a rapidly changing world,” said its CEO, John Graham, during the company's ...

SmartDrive Systems doubles growth in 2014

Will video and big data transform trucking? SmartDrive Systems believes it will and experienced record growth in 2014.

Super Service retains more drivers with predictive modeling

Super Service, a 950-truck privately held dry-van carrier, has been able to significantly decrease turnover by deploying Omnitracs Analytics’ Driver Retention Model across its entire fleet.

Drivewyze gets investment from Kayne Partners

Kayne Partners has invested in Drivewyze and its sister company, Intelligent Imaging Systems, to support the growth of its mobile-based weigh station bypass service for the trucking industry.

Ryder System blog tracks trucking technology changes

With more buyers looking to snap up advanced features at used vehicle prices, here’s a look at current and upcoming features that are altering the trucking landscape.

Working the problem: Information technology and downtime

My refrigerator at home has a computer motherboard in it. I can’t tell you what the hell that motherboard does. But I can tell you that it costs $275 (plus labor) ...

Connectivity, game-changing truck technology highlight Volvo’s Nyberg’s TMC address

Speaking at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting Tuesday in Orlando, Volvo’s North American president of sales and marketing says the future of the trucking industry will be ...