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Technician shortage: Fleets, dealers, shops face growing gap for qualified mechanics

Just like the driver shortage plaguing trucking fleets and projected to worsen in the next decade, so too does the industry face a growing need for truck mechanics. CCJ sister site Successful Dealer Editor Jason Cannon has put together a four-part series examining in-depth the shortage, tech school ...

NASCAR fleet switching to low-viscosity Mobil Delvac, Exxon announces

ExxonMobil has announced that NASCAR began this month using Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy and Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 engine oil in its 65-truck fleet as part of the sport’s Race to Green initiative. Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1 and Bass ...

Zebra Technologies to acquire Motorola Enterprise for $3.45B

Zebra Technologies Corporation and Motorola Solutions, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and new ...

Truck size and weight limits study: DOT to offer webinar update on MAP-21-required report

The Federal Highway Administration will be holding an open-to-the-public webinar May 6 to provide an update on the MAP-21 required study on truck size and weight limits, the agency announced April 15 in the Federal Register. FHWA says the update will "include an update on the ...

Webb Wheel Aftermarket’s brake drum

Webb Wheel Aftermarket’s Vortex Unlimited brake drum features the company’s wear indicators and Cool Running Technology vents designed to conduct heat away from brakes and increase airflow to facilitate cooler operating temperatures, improved braking performance and longer drum life. Webb Wheel Products, www.webbwheel.com

FMCSA subcommittee to meet to develop potential changes for CSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's subcommittee for its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program will meet April 29-30 to develop recommendations for changes to the program, its scoring system and the intervention process. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Federal ...

Omnitracs to release real-time MPG, tire alerts on MCP platform

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced the upcoming availability of MPG performance information on the its Mobile Computing Platform 110 (MCP110) and 200 (MCP200) user interface. With this enhancement, MPG performance feedback will be delivered directly to the ...

Rand McNally announces major update for product line

At the National Private Truck Council’s 2014 Education Management Conference, Rand McNally announced the release of a new navigation and software update for its line of mobile fleet management devices, including the HD 100, TND 760 and TPC 7600. With the release, the devices will ...

Kenco selects SmartDrive event recording system

SmartDrive Systems, a provider of driving performance systems to reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced that Kenco, a provider of integrated logistics, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has selected SmartDrive’s event recording system for roll-out across its entire nationwide fleet to improve ...

Inspection Data Systems to develop mobile equipment inspection apps

Tom Heine, CEO of Aljex Software, announced the launch of a new transportation technology company, Inspection Data Systems, Inc. (IDS) that will develop and market cloud-based transportation equipment inspection solutions for smartphones and tablets. "We see a need in transportation for itemized inspections that can be ...

XRS Corp. adds trip monitoring feature

As one of the largest mobility providers to private fleets, XRS Corporation announced a new addition to its mobile fleet optimization system aimed at bringing insight into customer’s routes, allowing for better on-time delivery metrics, driver productivity and real-time information into daily operations. The company says the ...

PeopleNet celebrates 20 years; charts dramatic growth during next 5

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced that its 20th anniversary heralds new possibilities for extending its legacy of innovation in transportation technology. Making the milestone announcement at the National Private Truck Council’s (NPTC) National Education Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati, ...

Travelers issues guidelines to prevent distracted driving

In observance of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Travelers has provided information to help businesses with employees who drive as part of their job safeguard against distracted driving. According to the National Safety Council, the average work-related motor vehicle injury claim costs $69,206, which is twice as much ...

PeopleNet receives top honor from Frost & Sullivan

Based on its recent analysis of the medium and heavy commercial vehicle telematics market, Frost & Sullivan recognized PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year. Acknowledging the opportunities created ...

Telogis recognized by Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan recognized Telogis with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year in light commercial vehicle telematics based on its recent analysis of the market. Over the past several years, Telogis said it has pursued an aggressive growth strategy ...

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