Three forge trucking freight futures contract

New contracts would provide participants much-needed risk management tools to hedge their freight lane exposure. TransRisk, Nodal Exchange, and DAT Solutions have agreed to work together to [...]

Blockchain viewed as a protective measure for trucking

Use of this technology can also help develop “smart contracts” that could boost food transport safety and cargo security. Of the many benefits blockchain technology is supposed to deliver to [...]

DENSO, FotoNation collaborate on image recognition technology

DENSO and Xperi announced DENSO will start joint technology development of cabin sensing with FotoNation, an Xperi group company specializing in image recognition technologies. “The partnership [...]

Look outside for a more systematic approach to maintenance

The service maintenance market is undergoing enormous change. Dick Hyatt, president and CEO of Decisiv, speaking at the recent NationaLease Annual Meeting, said fleet expectations have changed [...]

PeopleNet unveils new products at ATA Conference

ORLANDO. PeopleNet introduced four new products to improve fleet security, safety and efficiency, during ATA’s 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition. New product introductions include: [...]

Mack offers engine, seating, video upgrades to vocational models

Mack Trucks is serving up a host of new offerings for its LR and TerraPro vocational model trucks, including new natural gas engine options and new seats, along with the prospect of eventually [...]

SmartDrive rolls out SmartSense to combat distracted driving

Available early next year, system is aimed at providing a more complete assessment of dangerous incidents. ORLANDO. SmartDrive Systems unveiled its new SmartSense system that company officials [...]

ATA adopts policy to shape development, regulation of automated vehicles

ORLANDO. American Trucking Associations (ATA) has adopted a policy position it said would help guide efforts shape the development and regulation of automated vehicles. “Automated and connected [...]

If the industry changed tomorrow, would you be left in the dust?

Futurist Chunka Mui offers five tips on how to innovate and avoid that scenario. DANA POINT, CA. The last decade has seen plenty of examples of almost shocking business disruption. Futurist [...]

Anheuser-Busch places order for 40 Tesla electric trucks

Anheuser-Busch said it has placed an order for 40 Tesla electric Class 8 trucks, which is believed to be the largest individual order placed thus far. “At Anheuser-Busch, we are constantly [...]

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