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Cross-Border Fleets Use Software to Manage Data, Prevent Delays

Cross-border shipments involve many moving parts, and any delays or errors in providing key information to customs agencies can prove costly to shippers and carriers alike.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Cities Need to Incorporate Autonomous Technology in Infrastructure Plan, National League of Cities Recommends

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As cities craft long-term visions for their transportation grids, planners should begin to incorporate ways to facilitate a reliance on autonomous vehicles, a report by the National League of Cities recommended.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

FMCSA Holds Listening Session on Autonomous Vehicles

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Federal trucking regulators held a listening session on autonomous commercial vehicles at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance workshop in Atlanta April 24.

Transport Topics
April 21, 2017
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

ELDs Now or Later? Early Adopters Can Choose

Sometimes it pays to be early. Many carriers still using paper driver logs will need to hustle in the coming months to install electronic logging devices in their trucks by Dec. 18, the implementation deadline for the federal ELD mandate. Fleets that already have deployed e-logs, on the other hand, will be afforded much more flexibility.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

Training Vital for E-Log Deployment, Fleets Say

Seth Clevenger — Transport Topics

PHOENIX — With just eight months remaining until the federal electronic logging mandate goes into effect, fleets that still rely on paper driver logs soon will need to make the transition to e-logs, but that process involves much more than simply installing a device in a truck.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017
Technology, Business

SkyBitz Sees Solar Power as Future of Trailer Tracking

SkyBitz

SkyBitz is expanding its lineup of trailer-­tracking products that use solar energy, a power source the company believes will drive the evolution of the asset- tracking market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017
Technology, Business

E-mail Marketing:Still the Most Effective Sales, Recruiting Tool for Trucking Firms

While some trucking firms may be guilty of chasing the latest digital marketing craze, good old e-mail marketing still is the app to beat when it comes to connecting with customers. Indeed, a 2016 study released by marketing consulting firm Clutch found that e-mail still has the highest return on investment of any marketing channel.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
April 20, 2017
Business, Technology

Portland Opens Its Streets to Self-Driving Cars

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Autonomous vehicles need to drive and drive and drive, vacuuming up hours of real-life encounters on the road to make their algorithms smarter and safer.

Karen Weise | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2017
Business, Technology

Chinese Truckmaker Says Its Driverless Truck Ready for the Road by Next Year

FAW Jiefang Automotive Co.

A driverless truck passed a navigation test in China last week and its manufacturer, FAW Jiefang Automotive Co., said it plans to commercialize the vehicle as early as next year, the Asia News Network reported.

April 18, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

2017 Mid-America Trucking Show

Take a look back at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show from the Kentucky Exposition Center through the eyes of our Transport Topics photographers. 

Transport Topics
April 18, 2017

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