security

Apex Capital joins blockchain alliance

Founded just this year, the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance believes so-called "blockchain" technology, the network technology that underpins Bitcoin and generally offers greater transactional security and automation in the online world, is "one of the most significant developments for the industry" since the Internet itself.

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‘Bringing the cultural diversity of trucking together’: Scott Reed, Mike Landis on ELD protest outcomes

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, you'll hear ELD protest part organizer Scott Reed's reflection on outcomes and next steps, and owner-operator Mike Landis offers his narration of what it was like to have been a part of the effort, with his 1999 Peterbilt cabover along for the ride.

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Bait and switch in mammoth proportions

"This here's a stick-up. Put all your money into magic clocks and making those magic clocks safe, or you can't earn money" ... in which an org pushing ELDs for safety purposes plans to offer up a service intended to help keep public safe from hacking threat.

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Cybersecurity: Tips for greater peace of mind

Anyone plugging a device into the onboard diagnostics port, particularly an ELD that will open up a connection between the truck’s computer and the internet, would do well to follow these practices.

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ELD makers’ controls for data security

Suppliers restrict their electronic logging device applications from sharing data with other applications on the device as a safeguard against potential security breaches in those applications, among other efforts.

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Hacking trucks: Cybersecurity and the ELD mandate

With hundreds of thousands of big rigs about to tack on internet-connected ELDs, some people see a major security threat.

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POLL: What’s your level of concern over hacking/security risks and ELDs?

This poll probes the extent of worry over the outside potential for a truck's computer-system infiltration through an ECM plug-in device, like an ELD. Reports and device makers suggest risk is minimal without physical infiltration, though malicious programmers abound ...

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POLL: Your view on Trump’s revised travel ban?

President Trump signed a new executive order revising a temporary ban on entering the U.S. on travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, removing Iraq from the original list, among other changes. What's your view of this order's necessity for U.S. security?

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Does he bring the babies?

Sometimes, educating is hard. "“They come on a truck, like almost everything in the store. My husband and I have a lot of friends who haul produce, the truckers bring all this stuff.” Not the babies, of course...

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Berlin/Nice-style terrorist attack likely in U.S., readers say

8 in 10 Overdrive readers believe such an attack is at least somewhat likely, lending new importance to personal security/safety measures on the road.

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