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Tech Toolbox: Driver recruiting goes mobile, social and increasingly high-tech

Teletrac Navman’s Director ELD product added to FMCSA registry

Teletrac Navman's Director ELD product added to FMCSA registry
The in-cab ELD component of Director, Teletrac Navman Drive, joins the FMCSA’s list of registered ELDs that are self-certified by the companies that supply the technology.
Air-Weigh develops touchscreen LoadMaxx trailer scale

Air-Weigh develops touchscreen LoadMaxx trailer scale

The updated LoadMaxx scale has an icon-based touch screen display with built-in LED alarm lights, dual-point calibration and high precision pressure sensor for accuracy.
PrePass gives fleet customers new tool to manage safety data

PrePass gives fleet customers new tool to manage safety data

By using the new InfoRM tool, fleets can visually analyze roadside inspections to determine where, when and why their ISS safety scores might fluctuate.
CVSA makes Brake Safety Week an intensive one-day blitz in September

CVSA makes Brake Safety Week an intensive one-day blitz in September

The Brake Safety Day event is in combination with an unannounced one-day brake-check blitz that has in years past taken place in early May. During ...

Human trafficking prevention training to be required for Arkansas truckers

Arkansas State Police Spokesman Bill Sadler said the state will not be administering a course, but drivers applying for a CDL will be required to ...

Tech toolbox: Mobile-friendly branding: How carriers can learn to be present and optimized

From CCJ's Tech Toolbox entry on driver recruiting: Technology can help generate positive word of mouth and build a fleet’s brand in many ways. Key ...
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Trump tax cut proposal caps taxes for corporations, owner-operators

Trump tax cut proposal caps taxes for corporations, owner-operators

The proposal would cap the tax rate for corporations at 15 percent, as well as cap the rate for those who file their taxes through ...
3PL Choptank Transport chooses Load Track system from Trucker Tools

3PL Choptank Transport chooses Load Track system from Trucker Tools

Choptank Transport added Load Track to its freight tracking service options for more frequent location updates and precise tracking methods.
Natural gas fighting for marketshare against cheap diesel, other alternatives

Natural gas fighting for marketshare against cheap diesel, other alternatives

Driven mostly by engine emission regulations, ACT Research forecasts 6,900 natural gas units will be sold this year – about 4 percent of all heavy ...
WEX intros ClearView Advanced platform to save on wasteful fuel spend

WEX intros ClearView Advanced platform to save on wasteful fuel spend

WEX developed ClearView Advanced to include fuel price optimization algorithms as well as driver messaging to change fuel spending behaviors

Industry reps sound off to FMCSA on autonomous vehicle tech’s safety concerns, opportunities for reform

Those believing FMCSA ought to incentivize adoption/development of highly automated driver-assist technology insisted there has to be a return on investment — the biggest opportunity ...
USA Truck hauling 'The Wall That Heals' Vietnam memorial

USA Truck hauling ‘The Wall That Heals’ Vietnam memorial

USA Truck driver and U.S. Navy veteran Mark Buckley picked up the exhibit trailer Sunday and will have it in Bridgeport, Conn., for a May ...
New York's $44M settlement with truckers over out-of-state fees given green light

New York’s $44M settlement with truckers over out-of-state fees given green light

The April 19 decision closes a class action lawsuit in which the state’s highway taxes on out-of-state truckers were deemed unconstitutional. A New York court ...
Natural gas: Clearing hurdles that aren’t diesel prices

Natural gas: Clearing hurdles that aren’t diesel prices

High upfront costs, low oil prices and the launch of hybrid electric powertrains present hurdles to fleet adoption rates.