Volvo Chief: Technology Driving an Industry in Transition

by EKA Solutions   |   November 5, 2019

October 30, 2019 • by Deborah Lockridge Read more Here Electrification, autonomous trucks, and connectivity are transforming the trucking industry. said Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group. He explored these topics addressing a crowd of trucking industry suppliers at the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s lunch briefing during the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta… Read More

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The Speed of Technology Just Jumped into Hyperspace

by EKA Solutions   |   October 29, 2019

Truck Tech • October 23, 2019 • by Jack Roberts Read more Here A few short years ago, I used to give a presentation on the wave of disruptive technology that was just beginning to stir up the trucking industry. My Big Finish slide was a shot of the then-new-and-mind-blowing Amazon delivery drone– to make the point that… Read More

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Intermodal freight continues shift to East Coast, benefiting trucking

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John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor   Read more Here Container volume growth on the East Coast of North America continues to outpace growth on the West Coast, despite longer ocean transit times and higher prices from Asia.  But the eastern railroads are not necessarily the beneficiaries here. CSX (NASDAQ: CSX) has cut many intermodal lanes, reducing… Read More

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Why Trucking Companies Need to Plan Now for a Cyber Attack

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October 6, 2019 • by Deborah Lockridge  Read more Here When Harold Sumerford’s phone rang at 2:30 a.m. on April 2, he knew the news couldn’t be good. But he figured it was probably the safety department – not the CFO telling him the company’s entire computer system was down from a ransomware attack. The… Read More

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Transflo Engage Lets Fleets Measure Driver Satisfaction

by EKA Solutions   |   October 28, 2019

October 7, 2019 • Transflo Read more Here Transflo has introduced Transflo Engage, giving fleets the ability to measure driver satisfaction from within the Transflo Mobile+ app using the People Element employee engagement platform. People Element’s platform allows fleet managers and HR professionals to create, automate and delivery custom surveys to drivers through their mobile devices…. Read More

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Small carriers expanding fleets as large carriers reduce tractor counts

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Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst Read more Here According to the Federal Motor Carrier Association (FMCSA) data, carriers who operate smaller fleet sizes of one to six trucks continue to add power to their operation, with tractor counts growing 5% since last September. Over the same time, fleets who operate more than… Read More

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Trucking Looks for Solutions to California’s Stringent New Independent Contractor Law

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October 22, 2019 • by Deborah Lockridge  Read more Here A new California law, going into effect in January, designed to address worker misclassification could seriously affect the trucking industry, but there is so much up in the air that there’s no clear path for trucking companies using independent contractor owner-operator drivers in the state. AB5… Read More

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Why digital freight brokers might fail to disrupt the freight brokerage industry

by EKA Solutions   |  

By Brian Aoaeh. Read more here The news about Convoy raising capital at a multi-billion dollar valuation got me thinking again about innovation, technology, and disruption in the freight brokerage market. It also comes on the heels of; “What Are Digital Freight Brokers Worth?”, an extensive research report published by FreightWaves’ proprietary research desk, Freight… Read More

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