6 Ways The Internet of Things is Changing Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operations


Equipment and devices are be­coming increasingly connect­ed to each other as part of the Internet of Things (IoT)—a massive network of connected systems, de­vices and people—and the ability to access and transmit data quickly and automatically is changing the way businesses operate.

For truckstops and travel plazas, the Internet of Things is connecting physical items within their locations, including signage, fuel pumps and coolers, and greater access to infor­mation and increased connectivity is helping them improve operations.

Here are six ways the Internet of Things is changing the way NATSO members operate.

IoT is changing the way fleets op­erate and the types of maintenance services they need. In new Class 8 trucks, vehicles can transmit any fault code detected within the engine back to dispatchers, which can then make the decision if the cause of the fault code is a minor issue that can be repaired after the route is finished or it’s a major issue that needs to be repaired on the road...

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Before launching a full-time freelance career, Long edited NATSO's Stop Watch magazine. Prior to that Long worked as a staff reporter for Transport Topics, a weekly trade newspaper, covering freight transportation, fuel and environmental issues. In addition to covering the transportation sector, Long has written, reported and edited for a variety of media outlets. She was the Washington correspondent for WCAX-TV (CBS) in Burlington, Vt., a criminal court reporter in Chicago and a freelance copy editor for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in Washington D.C. Long hold a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Westminster College in Salt Lake City.More
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