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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 ...

Truck tonnage falls in June following four months of big gains

Truck tonnage as measured by the American Trucking Associations' monthly For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.8 percent in June, according to numbers released this week by ATA. The index is still up 2.3 percent from the same month last year — the second smallest year-over-year difference ...

Video: Test drive of ZF’s newly released automated-manual transmission

CCJ Executive Editor Jack Roberts was in Germany in early July and spent a day on a test track with vehicle component manufacturer ZF to get a first-hand look at its latest automated manual transmission products:

Willow Run Foods adds Cadec PowerVue to manage CNG vehicles

Cadec Global announced that Willow Run Foods has added Cadec’s PowerVue software to its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet of vehicles in addition to its existing diesel fleet vehicles. Willow Run Foods is the first distributor in the United States to deliver goods regionally using CNG. Willow ...

Registration for CVOC opens, speakers to talk regs, driver performance, economic outlook and more

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 ...

FedEx denies wrongdoing in case over transporting illegal prescription medicines

FedEx has been indicted by the Justice Department on counts of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, distribution of controlled substances and conspiracy to distribute misbranded drugs for delivering packages of illegally prescribed drugs purchased on the Internet. FedEx says it is innocent and will plead not ...

Gamber-Johnson’s powered cradle

Gamber-Johnson’s powered cradle for Panasonic’s Toughpad FZ-X1 and FZ-E1 rugged handheld tablet has charging capabilities designed with original Panasonic electronics and features a keyhole-slot mounting pattern designed for easier hands-free business calls. A push-button keyed lock is engineered for easy docking and undocking while keeping ...

Clean Energy opens nat gas ‘Gateway to the West’ for CNG fleet

Clean Energy announced this week it has opened two new compressed natural gas fueling stations for Seaboard Transport. The America's Natural Gas Highway stations are located in Albuquerque, N.M., and Winslow, Ariz., and were built to help fuel Seaboard's new CNG-powered 58-truck fleet. In other Clean Energy ...

Snap-on’s service tray

Snap-on’s OSTPC Service Tray keeps tools within reach and is designed to be portable, convenient and easy to maneuver. The tray has a 25-inch leg clearance with a height-adjustable support post ranging from 36.5 to 48.6 inches; a 2-inch-deep drawer and basket for tool storage; ...

Striking port truckers return to work after agreeing to “cooling off” period

Port truckers that began striking July 7 at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted unanimously to agree to a "cooling off" period July 12 and will return to their regular shifts, according to an announcement circulated by the union representing the drivers, ...

DOT’s Freight Index climbs for fourth straight month, sets another record

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.7 percent in May, according to the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' monthly Freight Transportation Services Index, which was released this week. May's reading of 120.0 on the index is an all-time high, ...

Comdata’s FleetAdvance tool receives award

Comdata’s FleetAdvance tool has been named as a 2014 Best Practice Award Winner from The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), a provider of education and research in the business intelligence and data warehousing industry. FleetAdvance, Comdata’s real-time transaction scoring platform, is available to the company’s fleet card ...

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