Logistics Technology

Logistics Technology

In-depth coverage of the latest shipping technology news.

Commentary

Take a close look. That truck with the empty cab where the driver used to sit may become reality much sooner than anyone thought even a year ago.

News & Analysis

23 Jul 2015
Descartes has announced the second purchase of a logistics software firm in three days as the company seeks to bolster its network that provides shippers with more visibility of their shipments while in transit.
21 Jul 2015
Descartes, which operates the Global Logistics Network, recently purchased MK Data Service for $76.3 million in cash, giving shippers who use the network one more way to protect themselves from doing business with denied parties.
06 Jul 2015
A software company that provides information on truck stops, weigh stations and other on-the-road services to U.S. truckers is now offering a free beta test of its freight marketplace platform to the public.
02 Jul 2015
The development of "connected" trucks by partners such as Zonar and Daimler Trucks North America has big implications for visibility into global supply chains. In the future, the truck is likely to be the basic node of information in interlocking supply chain networks, generating and sharing information.
29 Jun 2015
Mobility has become the latest technological catchphrase, especially in transportation, as wave after wave of t
24 Jun 2015
SkyBitz joins competitors such as Orbcomm, Omnitracs and PeopleNet that are acquiring smaller businesses to expand their telematics offerings.
23 Jun 2015
Truck drivers may be legally permitted to drive 11 hours a day, but do they? Trucking technology provider PeopleNet reviewed data from more than 200,000 onboard computers used to log driver hours and concluded many drivers don’t even come close to that limit.
03 Jun 2015
PeopleNet, a trucking technology company owned by $2.4 billion Trimble, last week purchased Cadec Global, a pioneer in fleet management technology. The acquisition underscores growing demand for end-to-end mobile computing networks among shippers and transport operators.
01 Jun 2015
After its first foray into an international market ended in a billion dollar loss last year, Target is once again embracing new additions to its supply chain. This time they’re playing it safe, though, investing in a market where they have a proven track record: the Internet.
28 May 2015
Electronically tethered convoys may be on the horizon. A U.S. study looks at linking trucks via vehicle-to-vehicle technologies that control speed and braking for safer, more efficient transportation.