Technology to Make Truck Fleets Safer and More Efficient

Nov 02, 2009

A new global study by IBM says that the implementation of new technologies will make commercial trucks more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly, and safer.  The Global Truck 2020 Study, entitled “Transcending Turbulence,” was unveiled this week at CALSTART’s Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Conference in Atlanta.


“IBM’s study shows the trucking industry is eager to transform itself,” said Sanjay Rishi, vice president and global automotive industry leader for IBM. “Increasingly, fleet owners choose cleaner, more fuel efficient trucks that also have advanced systems to make transport more efficient.”

The study indicates that the trucking industry believes smart technologies will play a major role in commercial trucking as well as other applications, such as transportation systems.


“Truck transportation drives our economy; goods movement fills our stores and supplies our factories. But those benefits come with costs that are causing rapid change,” said Bill Van Amburg, senior vice president of CALSTART, an organization dedicated to clean transportation. “That’s why IBM’s study is critical. It highlights the emerging needs of truck customers, the technical and environmental challenges for the industry and lays out a roadmap for clean and profitable growth for the future.”


For a complete copy of the study, click here.


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