Logistics Technology

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As ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft become ubiquitous and stories about driverless cars and trucks dominate the news, the trucking industry is stealthily starting to use autonomous vehicle, or AV, technology to increase efficiency and safety.

News & Analysis

One way for container lines to cut costs without impacting service is technology, but the current market means some efforts have been put on hold or abandoned.
23 Sep 2016
An intense focus on cost cutting by carriers is having an impact on customers.
18 Sep 2016
Wearable devices are emerging in warehousing and distribution to provide video, scanning, and other capabilities to increase productivity, reduce mistakes, and lower costs across the supply chain.
Pokémon Go, pictured, may have introduced the world to augmented reality, or the imposition of digital renderings and information upon live video images, but the wider adoption of the technology by industry is where it will have the biggest impact.
16 Sep 2016
"Augmented reality" technology that blends the actual and the virtual is finding real-world uses beyond gaming, and the supply chain could benefit.
It is still up for debate what impact the widespread use of electronic logging devices by US truckers will have on capacity.
15 Sep 2016
A Transplace survey of 2,000 carriers shows smaller fleets lagging their larger counterparts when it comes to adopting electronic logging, though about half the companies queried already had ELDs in place.
14 Sep 2016
Automation on the highways and in warehouses will radically change how products are produced, moved, and stored over the next decade, CBRE says.
12 Sep 2016
A $10.5 million infusion will help LTL-focused tech startup expand services and grow internationally.
09 Sep 2016
The Port of Houston Authority is exploring the possible use of an innovative technology that would move containers to and from port terminals.
06 Sep 2016
Digital vulnerability and rapid technological advancement rank among the top concerns for transportation industry executives.
The acquisition of ShipXpress will help GE Transportation round out its RailConnect 360 suite of software programs, and Movement Planner, which uses real-time data to optimize rail network utilization.
31 Aug 2016
The locomotive manufacturer extends its reach beyond railroads to shippers by buying cloud-based supply chain software firm.
30 Aug 2016
Drayage companies in Los Angeles-Long Beach are using a mobile app that allows them to manage truck dispatching and avoid trouble spots in a real-time environment.