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Telogis creates new routing technology to ‘orchestrate’ supply chains

During the Telogis Latitude user conference, held Oct. 27-29 in Dana Point, Calif., Newth Morris announced a set of cloud-based applications fleets can use to move their “supply and service chains” to the next generation ...

As part of ELD mandate, FMCSA begins registration process for e-log manufacturers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started the process of registering FMCSA-approved electronic logging devices in preparation for its upcoming ELD mandate, which likely will begin sometime in 2017. The agency says it will maintain a ...

Cargo thieves honing in on high-value loads, says latest cargo theft update

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter of 2014 jumped 100 percent from 2013’s third quarter $321,521, while the number of thefts fell, according to the quarterly cargo theft trends ...

CCJ test drive: 2015 Sprinter 4×4

Cargo vans are seldom known for their off-road capabilities, but that might all be about to change. Early next year, Mercedes-Benz will introduce the industry's first 4x4 commercial van to the company’s wildly popular Sprinter line. Since ...

MCSAC: Data quality on Mexican carriers is suspect, carriers now allowed to operate in U.S.

The three-year cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico yielded insufficient data to truly analyze the safety of Mexican carriers’ long-haul trucking operations in the U.S., concluded an FMCSA advisory committee Oct. 28. The report, approved by ...

Telogis announces new products at annual Latitude user conference

Telogis announced several new products at its annual Latitude user conference, held in Dana Point, Calif., on Oct. 27-29. Telogis for Field Service Launched as an industry-specific extension of its connected intelligence platform for field service companies, Telogis ...

FMCSA advisory committee on insurance rule: Consider smaller carriers, no number set

Members of the FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee spent the morning of their second day of meetings this week debating the agency’s work in raising the minimum amount of liability insurance that carriers must ...

FMCSA to study split-sleeper berth options, agency rep says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to study hours-of-service flexibility relative to drivers’ ability to split their sleeper berth time, said an FMCSA rep Oct. 27. Speaking at this week’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, ...

Carrier Logistics’ software integrates Acordex mobile dispatch app

Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI) and Acordex announced a partnership whereby Acordex’s mobile dispatch application has been fully integrated with CLI’s FACTS transportation management system. “In our efforts to increase benefits to our customers, we constantly seek ...

CCJ Photo Gallery: Trucks old and new with Peterbilt in Denton, Texas

I visited Peterbilt's global headquarters in Denton, TX, last week to take a sneak-peek at some new trucks and get an exclusive test drive of the company's new Model 579 EPIQ tractor. Here's a gallery ...

Annual fleet ‘checkup’ details trucking equipment trends, operational concerns

Graphics: CK Commercial Vehicle Research The overview shouldn’t surprise anyone in the trucking: Fleets will be less aggressive in purchasing new equipment next year as the driver shortage continues to hamper capacity growth, according to the 2014 ...

CARB set to enforce aero add-on rule for 2011-2013 trucks and trailers

California’s Air Resources Board issued regulatory guidance this week saying the state is cleared to enforce elements of its emissions regulations that require truck and trailer owners to install aerodynamic add-on devices and use certain ...

Telogis partners with another OEM: Isuzu

On Oct. 23, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America became the eighth original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to partner with Telogis to offer telematics as a factory-fit option. A number of OEMs now embed telematics platforms in their ...

EBE Technologies closes FY 2014 on a high note

EBE Technologies announced that year-end results for its fiscal year 2014, ending September 30th, set another record for revenue growth. EBE realized a 36 percent increase over 2013 which represents the sixth consecutive year of ...

Transplace develops ‘Optimize Prime’ platform for shipment routing

Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced the release of Optimize Prime – a platform that designs, analyzes and optimizes transportation distribution networks to eliminate waste and reduce transportation costs. Optimize Prime ...