Today's Trucking

9 tech trends that could transform trucking

February 28, 2019 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — ISB Canada CEO Michael Thompson has seen how tech can transform an industry. He identifies nine tech trends that promise to transform trucking.


Apps for That

August 2, 2018 by elizabeth

Whatever you need to do, they say there’s an app to help get it done. From smartphones to telematics devices and electronic logging devices, apps are at your side in the cab and on the road. But If you’ve ever looked at the pile of offerings and wondered what they all do, we have you covered with this list.


Brightness is key for 3M roadshow

July 26, 2018 by elizabeth

MILTON, Ont. – It’s raining, it’s dark, and you’re squinting to see the lines on the road and the signs ahead of you.

We’ve all been there, but if you’ve ever cursed your inability to see road markings in the dark or bad weather, you don’t necessarily need to blame advancing age or declining sight, say engineers at 3M. Instead, you should blame the sign technology.


On the Spot w/ the Bosch E-Mirror

June 6, 2018 by Jim Park

During a technology showcase event called the Bosch Mobility Experience, the company displayed a set of electronic mirrors that will eliminate many of a driver’s tradition blind spots. The company says they could also replace traditional glass mirrors altogether if […]


Bosch unveils emerging safety, self-driving tech

May 28, 2018 by John Smith

FLAT ROCK, Mich. — With technology about to transform transportation as we know it, global automotive technology supplier Bosch is right in the thick of things. The company has an extensive list of partnerships with new and established “mobility” manufacturers extending across automation, connectivity and electrification …


Waymo putting semi-autonomous Class 8’s on Atlanta roads this week

March 12, 2018 by elizabeth

ATLANTA, Ga. – Self-driving trucks are hitting the road in the United States this week, hauling freight in a live test of the technology.


Border can represent a technical divide

February 28, 2018 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marc Greco, manager of corporate solutions with Challenger Motor Freight, was direct when he summed up a comparison of Canadian and U.S. trucking operations. “We do things slightly differently,” he told a crowd at Omnitracs’ Outlook user conference in Nashville, Tenn.


Paccar trucks take CES stage

January 9, 2018 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is known for displaying the latest and greatest innovations in technology. This year, that includes several trucks – including autonomous and low-emission offerings from Paccar. Peterbilt’s Model 579 prototype is powered […]


Perspective, People: The onslaught of new technology is fascinating, but who really cares?

January 9, 2018 Rolf Lockwood

Amidst the astonishing flood of electric this and autonomous that lately, I wonder who actually wants any of this stuff. I mean out there in the land of real trucking, not in the offices of mega-fleets with the means to […]


Adding ELDs make for happier drivers: Omnitracs panel

December 4, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Investing in new technologies, including Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), is the key to creating safe, efficient companies that attract both customers and new drivers, speakers at an Omnitracs panel said last week.


Penske rolls out ELD compliant app for rental trucks

November 21, 2017 by elizabeth

READING, PA – With less than a month to go before the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate takes effect in the United States, Penske Truck Leasing has released a new application (app) for its commercial rental customers to help them be compliant when on the road.


Transtex acquires RM2J

October 31, 2017 by elizabeth

MONTREAL, ON – Canadian aerodynamic solutions company Transtex announced the acquisition of fleet safety technology company RM2J, yesterday.
The transaction, completed in July, represents a strategic opportunity for Transtex, the company said in a release.
The acquired technologies will provide products that increase fuel savings while reducing speeds for improved security, Transtex said.


Dana names new Chief Tech Officer

September 22, 2017 by John Smith

MAUMEE, OH — Christophe Dominiak has been named Dana’s senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer, and will replace the retiring George Constand.


Kenworth, PACCAR, DAF join SuperTruck II

September 14, 2017 by elizabeth

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth and PACCAR, along with DAF Trucks NV, are forming a super team to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SuperTruck II program.
The companies announced their collaboration to join in on the DOE project to develop freight-efficient technologies, this week. Other partners include Eaton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Mississippi State University, and AVL.


Fleet Complete wants to bring blockchain to trucking

August 21, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Blockchain technology is coming to trucking, and Canadian telematics company Fleet Complete is helping to usher it in.
The company joined the recently formed consortium Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) as a service charter member. The group formed to promote the adoption, education, and development of a standard framework for blockchain in the trucking industry.