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Paragon Software creates routing system for animal feed industry

Paragon Software Systems, a provider of vehicle routing and scheduling optimization software, announced a new system that targets the specific needs of the animal feed industry. When shipping animal feed from feed mills, it is important not to mix the ingredients of final products to avoid ...

Bestpass surpasses 125k toll transponders in fleets of all sizes

Bestpass, providers of bulk purchasing and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, announced that its growing client roster includes fleets of all types and sizes. “The number of trucking operations that are using our toll management and discount services is expanding, not just in volume ...

PrePass adds Miss. weigh station to service list

PrePass announced this week it has added two new Mississippi weigh stations to its station bypass list. The stations are located on Interstate 55 about 20 miles south of Memphis, and the service is now available at both the southbound and northbound weigh stations. PrePass is at ...

Vikas Jain moves to Zonar’s executive team

Zonar announced the addition of Vikas Jain to the company in the position of Chief Operating Officer. Vikas joins Zonar’s executive team at a time of unprecedented business growth and will play an integral role in continuing to drive the overall business strategy for continued growth including mergers ...

FMCSA, OSHA to collaborate on driver whistleblower, carrier retaliation claims

In an attempt to ensure truck drivers’ protections under federal anti-retaliation laws, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration have agreed to begin sharing information with one another when drivers claim their employers violate labor laws. The ...

Senate opts for short-term highway fund fix, pushes for lame duck session

The Senate on Tuesday voted to prop up the Highway Trust Fund through December with a modified version of the bill the House passed last week, but those changes now set up a showdown between the chambers just three days before Congress is set to ...

Mizco’s solar-powered battery pack

Mizco’s Tough Tested Solar Powered Battery Pack for tablets, smartphones, action cameras, games and GPS navigational devices is built to withstand drops and dings. The battery pack is equipped with a windshield charging mount on one side and an anti-slip dashboard charging mount on the ...

Webb Wheel’s redesigned trailer hub

Webb Wheel OEM has redesigned its 25,000-pound axle-rated TN trailer hub to make it weigh 3½ pounds less and to help simplify brake drum installation. A scalloped flange help reduce the overall weight, and by incorporating 10 total drum pilots (five combination wheel/drum pilots, five ...

J.J. Keller adds ALK mapping platform to online Encompass dashboard

ALK Technologies, Inc., a global provider of GeoLogistics systems and navigation software, announced that ALK Maps and PC Miler Web Services are  now available as part of J.J. Keller’s  Encompass with E-Logs Premium Edition online tool.  The Encompass Premium Edition is an online dashboard that ...

Knight Transportation expands trailer tracking with Asset Intelligence

I.D. Systems, a provider of wireless M2M asset management systems, has executed a contract with Knight Transportation, one of North America's largest truckload carriers, to expand Knight's deployment of VeriWise trailer management products from I.D. Systems' Asset Intelligence subsidiary. Knight, an Asset Intelligence customer since 2000, ...

Video: Hands-on with ZF’s tablet-controlled tractor-trailer

In the second part of this two-part video series, CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts checks out transmission manufacturer ZF's new system that allows drivers to get out of their truck in parking situations and drive the truck via a tablet. ZF unveiled the system earlier ...

CVOC conference to highlight ‘connected fleet’ technologies

The 5th annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference takes place Aug. 20-21 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, and registration for fleets, distributors, suppliers and OEMs is open. Fleets can register for $295 for the first registrant and $245 for up to five additional ...

Norm Ellis leaves Omnitracs, joins I.D. Systems

I.D. Systems, a provider of wireless M2M asset management systems, has appointed industry veteran Norman Ellis to the position of chief operating officer. Mr. Ellis will be responsible for I.D. Systems' customer-facing operations, including sales, marketing, customer service, implementation and support. Prior to joining I.D. Systems, ...

Ready Trucking gets fast payback from Rand McNally’s TND 760

Just months after installing Rand McNally’s TND 760 in-cab devices, Ready Trucking of Ellenwood, Ga., announced it has achieved its implementation objectives. Ready Trucking is able to evaluate and manage more data, allowing dispatchers to reduce the time they spend on the phone. Executives at the ...

Preventable or not: Doe’s trailer dinged by dock door

Sick of spinning his duals on snow and ice-covered roads in the Northeast, trucker John Doe happily accepted the task of delivering a load of colorful belly boards and swimwear to the Supreme Surfer Supermarket in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Now, days later, he was almost ...

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