Virginia Tech Still Looking For Truckers Interested in Making Over $2,000 to Join 34 Hour Restart Study

If you drive at night, work over 60 hours, and use the restart provision you qualify to make $2,166. All data found is completely confidential.

What you will do->

1. They add a camera facing inward and another towards the road.

2. Wear a wrist activity monitor.

3.  5 minute health background survey.

4.  Dedicate no more than 30 minutes a day to:

  • Complete sleep diary and caffeine log
  • Perform smartphone based assessments
  • Track hours of service using an ELD (Electronic Logging Device)

For more info go to Restart Study>> 

No privacy, DOT preparing for all the data coming in loads

Lets face it, our lives are very public. All of our lives are collected for data, from what we look for online, our conversations and our location. In the past, location was less of a factor in data but now with means of travel becoming more and more technological (connections with GPS, chevy adding Wi-fi to cars, E-Z pass, and e-logging) connections are bringing in a ridiculous amount of data, and with technology growing exponentially, the growth is insurmountable to past data collection and we are not prepare for it. Quality is more important then quantity and finding the useful data will become harder. To start preparing for it the department of transportation has hired its first chief data officer Dan Morgan who in just three months has already started measuring data quality and building a web data service to access the data easily. The department of transportation, in collaborating with Dan Morgan, is working on giving data collectors (mainly states) the correct tools to gather data in this grand information age. However making people try something new has been a challenge. The next discussion according to the chief data officer is asking the tough questions: What to exchange, how to store it and what does it mean? As well as how to retain that content over long periods of time. FedScoop>>

With New Technologies in Trucking How Will We Backup our Data?

With more and more data being collected and digital connections being formed in the trucking industry, we continue to rely on technology in this industry. Therefore, the question LoadSmart and fleet owners are asking is, how to back up our technology in case of technological gliches or failures? Here are the interesting facts on how the IT guys Sungard Availability Service look at it.

-Different trucking technologies need different backup and protection plans. Some technologies like payroll can be down for two days and its fine but if an entire plant is has a delivery failure because of glitch that needs to have “data replication” because certain trucking technologies can’t be down for even hours.

-The two “key metrics” are knowing 1.what the technology does and 2. how often it is used to determine how to back up it’s data. For more information go to Fleet Owner>>