Big Data, safety and truck care

Feb. 23, 2017
Penske taps big data and safety systems for its trucks

Taking care of trucks these days is at once becoming easier and more complex simultaneously. First, the stream of “big data” coming from big rigs should help improve truck maintenance practices and lower costs as well. Yet to make them safer will require more up-front investment in pricier components and technologies, though those should help reduce truck lifecycle expenses over time. Those are just some of the issues transportation firms like Penske Corp. and its many divisions – Penske Truck Leasing, Penske Truck Rental, and Penske Logistics – are trying to get their arms around.

About the Author

Sean Kilcarr | Editor in Chief

Sean previously reported and commented on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry. Also be sure to visit Sean's blog Trucks at Work where he offers analysis on a variety of different topics inside the trucking industry.

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