Trucking news relating to technological advances that aid truck performance, driver performance and safety. This category also provides news and information that helps fleets reach their goals such as cleaner energy and improving mpg of their trucks through technological developments.
The broader benefit of ELDs is that fleets are thinking more intently about how to use driver time efficiently. It has always cost fleets something to waste drivers’ time or allow shippers to waste it, but now the cost of that is going up.
Texas-based aftermarket automotive parts distributor XL Parts has signed a deal to test out autonomous deliveries using self-driving cargo vans from Udelv. XL Parts' plan is to start with one of Udelv's vans in about mid-2019 and get ferrying...
In trucking operations, digital delivery documents can save significant time and money—if they work. One Colorado-based fleet made the switch from paper, but in actual use, the documents fell short. Then the company tried something else.
"It used to be a roll of quarters and a fax machine. Now it’s the click of a button. We can kind of see into the future a little bit. We can plan. We can coordinate. We can coach our drivers to optimize their days."