We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from August focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.
5. Machine learning in trucking, demystified
Machine learning. It’s a head-spinning artificial intelligence that puts a massive amount of data through algorithms and statistical models to tell you cool things like which of your drivers is likely to have an accident in the next 30 to 60 days with breathtaking accuracy. But is it the real deal or science fiction? Editor Jason Morgan takes a look.
4. Closing the retread gap for commercial trucks
Tire manufacturers are constantly exploring ways to make the retread process more cost-effective while increasing productivity.
3. Your guide to the 3G sunset
Cellular provider commercials are announcing the coming of 5G, and that means that 3G networks need to get out of the way to meet ever-increasing cellular bandwidth demands. Now is the time to take stock of what telematics devices will need replaced when the 3G network rides into the sunset.
2. Medium-duty truck dealer networks become increasingly capable
With ongoing growth in many vocational market segments, including operations that use medium-duty trucks, truck manufacturers like Ford, GM and Ram are actively working with their dealer networks to expand service offerings. Just as importantly, they are providing extensive training and support to the highly specialized commercial dealers.
1. Verizon Connect’s Erin Cave sees the future of connected commercial vehicles
For August’s executive interview, we talked with Verizon Connect’s Erin Cave on how the company is using its treasure trove of data, and what the future of connected commercial vehicles might look like.