Why 2019 has been the worst year for trucking operators

by EKA Solutions   |   September 11, 2019

Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst Read more here Operating ratios for dry-van company fleets. Source: TCA’s Truckload Indexes Program Chart of the Week: Operating Ratio — Dry Van Carriers Company Fleet Like travelers walking through the desert that found an oasis, carriers found a wellspring of freight in 2017 and 2018 and… Read More

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The FreightTech venture cycle is here to stay. Ignore at your own peril.

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Craig Fuller, CEO at FreightWaves Read more here $5.6B of venture capital has been invested in FreightTech in 2019 to-date FreightTech venture investing is super hot, but most of these startups continue to lose money. Is this a fad or something else?  Last year, FreightWaves created a FreightTech Venture Index to track the venture capital… Read More

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Solve Real-World Trucking Challenges

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August 27, 2019 • by Deborah Lockridge Read more here Tom Curee says artificial intelligence can help transportation companies deal with the “analysis paralysis” of overwhelming data. Photo by Deborah Lockridge If the words “artificial intelligence” conjure up an image of Skynet in the Terminator movies, it’s time to think again. There are real-world transportation companies using… Read More

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What Happens When Autonomous Technology Goes Wrong?

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August 22, 2019 • by Staff  Read more here Each driver was placed in a car simulator capable of handling both human and autonomous driving. Photo courtesy of MTI. As autonomous vehicles become more commonplace and automakers invest millions into the development of such technologies, consumers and researchers alike are left to ponder the implications of such technology failing… Read More

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Increased Detention Times Blamed Mainly on Shippers/Receivers

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September 4, 2019 • by HDT Staff  Read more here Photo via U.S. DOT Delays experienced by truck drivers at customer facilities have increased in both frequency and time over the past four years costing fleets and drivers time and productivity, according to recent analysis by the American Transportation Research Institute. The ATRI analysis was… Read More

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Transflo Offers Solar-Powered Trailer Tracking Solution

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August 28, 2019 • Transflo  Read the original here Photo courtesy Transflo Transflo Trailer Tracking is a solar-powered device that integrates into the Transflo Mobile+ platform to give fleet managers near real-time communications and GPS-based tracking of trailers, containers and other assets. The TT600-sereis telematics device is manufactured by Flex and is designed to be… Read More

When Is a Truck Driver an Employee or a Contractor?

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July 25, 2019 • by Joel M. Van Parys, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP Read the original here. The law regarding independent contractors in California has drastically changed over the past year, potentially creating a substantial amount of monetary risk for trucking companiP The law regarding independent contractors in California has drastically changed over the… Read More

Technology is Changing How Carriers, Shippers, and Brokers Connect

by Deborah Lockridge   |   July 21, 2019

Read the original article here. Disruption. Transparency. Visibility. Efficiency. Trust. Collaboration. Algorithms. Artificial Intelligence. This is the vocabulary of the rapidly changing world of technology and logistics. Some envision technology in the freight market doing what Uber and Lyft have done in the ride-sharing market or Airbnb in the vacation market. But automating logistics is… Read More