The biggest truck technology stories of 2022

The biggest truck technology stories of 2022

Technology is changing the way all things operate. In the world of heavy-duty trucking operations, fleets are constantly looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. Now, technology is supporting processes that are automated, instantaneous and increasingly available to the trucking industry. With all of the developments, integrations, partnerships and product advancements, looking into technology progression throughout the past year can feel slightly overwhelming. Because trust me, there are a lot.

Here are the product advancements brought to the industry in 2022 and how we see them impacting the road ahead.

Naut(o) your average co-pilot

Not much can happen in four seconds, right?

It feels like such an insignificant timespan in which little can be accomplished, but in reality, four seconds can bring quite a bit of change. Who knew that almost eight billion people populating this earth at once would cause so much to happen?

In four seconds time: 19 babies are born; nearly 78 thousand Coca-Cola products are consumed; the earth is struck by lightning 44 times; and on average, around 12 distracted driving incidents occur globally.

Consider that 4.6 seconds of distracted driving at 55 MPH will take you the entire length of a football field and that’s quite some distance for someone not focused on the road.

Through the implementation of Nauto’s A.I. co-pilot, threats of distracted driving can be mitigated and corrected through real-time coaching and feedback regarding current performance. Distracted driving is the #1 cause of automotive collision–it’s a stat being tackled by the team at Nauto with the help from integration partners like Navistar. Check out how this inexpensive upgrade could bolster driver performance and your bottom line.

Maintaining maintenance intervals

When you think of technology, paperwork and manuals might not be the first thing that comes to mind. While reading through the fine print of that information is about as much fun as watching paint dry, there is an upside to modernizing your fleet’s records.

What used to take hours of rummaging through documents can now be keyword searched within a matter of seconds. The instant access to vast data sets can help fleet operators better manage equipment, assets, maintenance and inventory without the time-consuming task of tracking down the information. The abundance of data can bring about an overload of information and you may be unsure of where to start or what to prioritize. How can you best use the digitalized reports to suit the needs of your fleet and application?

Sustainability by the numbers

We can’t talk about technology without addressing its impact on environmental measures. Reaching zero emissions is at the top of an increasing number of fleets’ to-do lists. By tracking and analyzing the amount of waste and emissions produced by your fleet, you can identify opportunities to become more efficient and reduce resource consumption over time. By implementing strategies to reduce waste and emissions from your fleet, you can not only help protect the environment, but also save resources and potentially lower cost of ownership. This can help your business operate more sustainably and efficiently, positioning it for success in the future. Everyone wins!

Navigating the data integration landscape

By collecting and analyzing data from various sources, fleet managers can identify trends and patterns that improve the efficiency and sustainability of their fleet. Data integration can provide numerous benefits to your operations, but it requires the right team and a clear focus on the needs of your fleet.

Neil MacLeod, senior director of product, Werner Enterprises, connected with FE to talk about how Werner successfully integrated data solutions from OEMs and their own systems. MacLeod shared valuable insights on how to ensure smooth and effective integrations because no one likes a bumpy road.

A first-hand account of autonomous technology

In a world where autonomous technology has yet to be widely seen on the roads, it’s only natural to have doubts and reservations. But for Torc Robotics, the goal is simple: to save lives. With 17 years of experience in developing automated vehicle driving technology, Torc is ready to take on the challenge of earning industry trust and showing us the potential of self-driving trucks. From the initial nerves to the endless questions, this story shares the ins and outs of this revolutionary technology and analyzes how it’s changing the landscape of the trucking industry.

It remains to be seen whether self-driving trucks will become the dominant mode of transportation in the future. However, one thing is certain: Torc Robotics has its sights set on creating a safer and more efficient form of transportation.

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Drivewyze, Bestpass partnership to integrate weight station bypass, toll management solutions

The collaboration will support on the rollout of a Drivewyze toll trip report, providing GPS-based toll event data.

Drivewyze and Bestpass have recently announced a new partnership to address fleet and driver pain points with tolling. The partners are aligning their offerings to streamline onboarding and support for fleets adopting weigh station bypass and toll management services.

Drivewyze offers PreClear weigh station bypass services at more than 840 sites in 45 states and provinces. In addition, it offers Drivewyze Safety+, a proactive in-cab safety alerts and driver-coaching service, which includes features allowing fleets to create in-cab toll road notifications. Bestpass works with over 50 tolling authorities across the U.S. providing a comprehensive payment platform with a focus on nationwide toll management for commercial fleets with solutions for 100% of major toll roads.

ERoad launches Clarity Get for Clarity dashcam

ERoad recently announced the launch of Clarity Get, an expansion on the ERoad dashcam video telematics solution, Clarity Solo. Clarity Get allows fleets to view video clips that are important to your operation, as well as historical video footage from MyEROAD, a cloud-based fleet management platform or mobile application. EROAD Clarity Get combines HD video, GPS tracking

Assured Telematics driver safety report coming to trucks with Lytx camera

Assured Telematics says that its driver safety report will be available in early 2023 to all fleets with a factory-installed Lytx dash camera system on select commercial trucks. The driver safety report, which has been custom developed by Assured Telematics, combines a fleet operator’s real-time telematics data from Geotab with the joint customer’s Lytx data to provide efficient insights

Volta Trucks to provide 16 Volta Zeros, charging infrastructure to Heppner in France

Volta Trucks has announced the first implementation of its new full-electric Volta Zero with Truck-as-a-Service charging infrastructure to Heppner, a creator of transport and logistics solutions and an independent leader in international transport from and to France. Related Articles – Lion Electric announces production of first lithium-ion battery pack – Voltera partners on EV maintenance,

GPS Insight enhances Field Service Management suite

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