Rand McNally releases next-gen GPS navigation devices

On Friday, Aug. 22, at the Great American Trucking Show, Rand McNally, introduced its latest generation IntelliRoute TND GPS devices for commercial truck drivers.

CVOC Tweets: Driver performance, e-logs, telematics, changing economy key takeaways

The 2014 Commercial Vehicle Conference is in the books. Here are some of the tweets from our editors as they followed the conference.

Mack announces new 13L, 505-hp powertrain option

Mack announced this week it has a new powertrain offering: A 505-hp Mack MP8 dubbed the 505C+.

Minimizer celebrating 30 years with $30,000 giveaway

Minimizer is giving away $30,000 to celebrate its 30th anniversary, which is this year, the fender manufacturer announced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show.

Technology changing needs of drivers and technicians, panel says

If new truck technologies are not applied correctly, they can be counterproductive for fleets looking to reap expensive fuel savings and safety benefits.

Fracking leading economic recovery

Donald Broughton, managing director, senior research analyst and chief market strategist, Avondale Partners – speaking at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas Thursday – says American fracking is a “gold rush” that will lead to energy independence and financial recovery.

From data to the driverless truck

The deployment of autonomous trucks isn’t here yet, but Rich Glasmann, vice president, OEM strategy, sales and marketing at Omnitracs, says it’s not as far away as one might believe.

Fox News’ Bret Baier talks upcoming elections, foreign policy in CVOC keynote

The upcoming mid-term election and civil unrest globally dominated discussion when Fox News anchor Bret Baier took to the stage Wednesday at the fifth-annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas.

Technology to boost driver performance — fleets share case examples at CVOC

Brent Nussbaum, CEO of Nussbaum Transportation, in some ways voiced the conscience of the session by stressing that technology alone won't solve fleet problems relative to safety and fuel efficiency. Drivers buy-in to any system is crucial.

Tech, industry shifts driving changes in equipment trade cycles

Technology and ever-changing needs of a fleet have drastically altered what once was a fairly standardized truck and equipment trade cycle.

PeopleNet showcases new ‘connected fleet’ platform

PeopleNet showcased a new “ConnectedFleet” platform at its annual user conference. The new platform consists of four parts, all of which are on schedule to be available by this time next year.

What will the truck market look like in 2022?

During the opening address of the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas, researcher and analyst Sandeep Karr said the global truck market will increase tremendously between now and 2022.

Marten seeks opportunities in new markets

Marten Transport, one of the largest refrigerated carriers in the trucking industry, has actively been diversifying its business and growing its customer base with new dry van, dedicated and intermodal initiatives, said Tim Kohl, company president, at the Avondale Partners session in Dallas.

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