Today's Pickup: Volvo and Mack Trucks showcase remote software updates

Today's Pickup: Volvo and Mack Trucks showcase remote software updates

Mack Trucks and Volvo discuss performance of their remote software update systems; Uber Freight is using autonomous trucks in Arizona; air cargo was up 8% in January YOY; the 3,000th Neopanamax container ship transited the Panama Canal; intensifying freight flows are driving oil demand.

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Trade volume stumbled to start the year and threats of a trade war loom on the horizon

Trade volume stumbled to start the year and threats of a trade war loom on the horizon

The trade deficit widened in January, and the prospects of a trade war have clouded the outlook for transportation both in and out of the country

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Early successes highlighting benefits of Mack’s Over The Air updates

Early successes highlighting benefits of Mack’s Over The Air updates

Mack Trucks is hoping its Mack Over The Air remote software update program brings as much success to customers going forward as it has for early adopters.

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Volvo’s remote programming keeps trucks up and running

Volvo’s remote programming keeps trucks up and running

While many other trucking manufacturers talk about uptime, Volvo Trucks noted at its Technology & Maintenance Council 2018 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition press conference that uptime has been a central pillar of service for the company since 1997.

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How last mile solutions are transforming fleet maintenance management

How last mile solutions are transforming fleet maintenance management

Industry experts detail what's coming and how we need to get on board the "last mile" technology train.

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FR8 Revolution and Comdata release heavy hauler survey findings

FR8 Revolution and Comdata release heavy hauler survey findings

We all know that trucking carriers want more money and better information, but Comdata and FR8 Revolution have discovered the specific pain points in heavy hauling, such as permit requirements.

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Factory orders fall at the start of the year in the latest sign that the surge in freight demand may ease

Factory orders fall at the start of the year in the latest sign that the surge in freight demand may ease

Total factory orders declined in January, in a sign that surging demand for freight carriers may ease slightly in upcoming months.

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