InTrans / Feb 28, 2017

Data analytics access would help trucking companies improve safety, productivity

Big data may be the answer to helping the trucking industry improve productivity and safety. (Iowa DOT photo)

The trucking industry loses billions of dollars and wastes millions of hours each year sitting idle in traffic. Helping drivers avoid congestion would increase productivity and improve safety, says a team of Iowa State University and industry researchers.

The team has identified a solution using big data technology. The challenge is finding the most effective way to share data collected by state traffic centers across the country with carriers and drivers.

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