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Should You Be Concerned About All the Tesla Truck Talk?

December 5, 2017 Published by

With all the talk of the new Federal regulations surrounding EDS and all the other technological advances coming to the trucking industry, should you be concerned about all the Tesla truck talk going on right now? While shipping companies might be able to adapt, what about the drivers who carry the cargo? What does the latest gizmo from Elon Musk and Tesla mean for the future of trucking jobs and for fleet tracking? Get ready for the new age of the driverless fleet because it’s almost here. On Nov 16, 2017, Tesla introduced its promised fully electric semi truck and... View Article

Uber vs Convoy In the War of the Freight Booking Apps

December 5, 2017 Published by

So back in May, you may or may not have read about one of the latest announcements from Uber about their new service, Uber Freight, and how it would make life easier for truck drivers to get loads and get paid. But if you’re a company driver should you quit your job as a company driver and become an independent owner-operator instead? And if you do, is Uber your only option? Below we take a look at the companies providing apps for shippers and truckers to book loads and go deeper into the war of the freight booking apps. Uber... View Article

How NASA Uses GPS Technology in Space

December 5, 2017 Published by

In recent weeks, we’ve explored the ways in which the Global Positioning System and its related technologies have been utilized across the globe. All very interesting, to be sure, but very Earth-centric. What say you to getting away from terra firma for a bit and taking this topic to the stars this time around? That was a rhetorical question. Let’s go for a ride. Perhaps unsurprisingly, NASA relies on GPS technology as a key backup for a number of important functions in its pursuit of space exploration and aeronautics research. Since the satellites utilized by the system are already in... View Article

The History of GPS Vehicle Tracking

December 5, 2017 Published by

We recently devoted a post to summarizing the history of the Global Positioning System, beginning with an examination of Sputnik in 1957 and concluding in 2005, when the current generation of Block II satellite was launched at Cape Canaveral. Now, with a new era of spacecraft on the horizon and set to take to the stars next year, the limitations of GPS capabilities are on the verge of expanding once more. With that in mind, we come to you this week with a more specialized (and probably more pertinent) history: this one on how the technology has been used in... View Article

Puerto Rico Experiences Significant Truck Driver Shortage After Hurricane Maria: Info from Our GPS Monitoring Service

November 10, 2017 Published by

The territory of Puerto Rico is in dire need of shipments of important supplies, such as food, water and other essentials that could provide some much-needed relief. However, while a lot of these supplies have arrived in the main port city of San Juan, a massive shortage of truckers combined with the completely devastated infrastructure on the island have made it next to impossible to get this assistance to the people who need it. As of late September, there were still more than 10,000 containers of important supplies that were left sitting at the San Juan ports, with no one... View Article