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Driver training rulemaking committee talks entry-level driver definition, consequences of rule

The FMCSA committee tasked with producing an entry-level driver training rule concluded its first meetings in Washington, D.C., last week, where committee members discussed broad topics needing consideration and resolution before a rule can be ...

I.D. Systems gets patent for VeriWise cargo detector

I.D. Systems, a provider of wireless M2M asset management systems, has received a notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a patent on an advanced cargo sensing system for dry ...

Who will become the ‘Uber’ of freight transportation?

On paper it doesn't make sense. How can the popular ride-sharing service Uber be worth $41 billion? The company is less than six years old. By creating a new economy — that's how. Its simple smartphone app ...

Radical shift in trucking on the horizon? It could come quicker than you think

If you follow me on Twitter (@JackRobertsCCJ) you know I tweet out stories I run across that highlight new technology in the automotive industry, in addition to more trucking-specific content. Every now and then someone will ...

Feb. 26 is carriers’ last chance to comment on FMCSA’s potential insurance increase rule

The public comment deadline on a rule that could increase the amount of liability insurance required to be held by carriers ends Feb. 26, giving carriers and other industry stakeholders until 11:59 p.m. Thursday to ...

Janam Technologies packages XT1 mini tablet with T-Mobile plan

Janam Technologies, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, announced a partnership with T-Mobile distributor One Shop Wireless. With the arrangement, Janam says its customers have access to the new Simply ...

Pro-Tread milestone: 7 million and counting

Instructional Technologies, Inc. (ITI) announced that more than 7 million Pro-TREAD lessons have been completed in the transportation industry. James Ekins, a driver for Ryder System, unknowingly completed the seven millionth lesson in January, 2015, titled Avoiding Fixed ...

West Coast ports reach labor agreement, cargo backlog will take trucks months to clear

West Coast port employers and labor have finally reached a tentative agreement, and port truckers serving the 29 Pacific ports are asking terminal operators waive or reduce backlog related fees. The Pacific Maritime Association and the International ...

Aljex Software adds carrier tracking from FourKites

Aljex Software and FourKites announced a partnership that they say will vastly improve the ability of freight brokers and shippers to access truck locations and status with real-time data from the industry's largest telematics providers. Carrier tracking ...

QuikTrip stores join Comdata fuel network

Comdata, a provider of electronic payment systems, announced an agreement with QuikTrip Corporation to expand the reach of fuel discounts through the Comdata Fuel Consortium (CFC) network. Developed by Comdata in 2008, the CFC is ...

An app for that? Five mobile tech strategies to retain drivers

More than 70 percent of drivers now use smartphones or tablets, putting them ahead of the national rate of 56 percent. Besides responding to emails, texts, and Facebook notifications during their breaks, many use personal devices to stay engaged ...

Low-tech truck revolution: Will modern truck technology create a market for simpler, more affordable trucks?

The pace of technological change in trucking over the past decade has been breathtaking. Commercial vehicles rolling off assembly lines now boast standard and optional features that would have been unthinkable on high-end luxury cars ...

FMCSA delays publication dates for rules on e-logs, speed limiters, Safety Fitness Determination

The Department of Transportation has pushed back projected publication dates for several major trucking regulations expected this year, according to its monthly rulemakings report. Here are the dates the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expects to ...

Eaton, Cummins announce more profound powertrain integration push

Click here to see all of CCJ's coverage of news from TMC. At the inaugural breakfast press conference at TMC's Annual Meeting Sunday morning in Nashville, Eaton and Cummins announced that they will be building on ...

QuikQ receives patent for fuel purchasing system

QuikQ, a provider of a cardless direct fuel connection between truck stop point-of-sale (POS) and motor carrier enterprise systems, has received a U.S. Patent for its method and system for managing and monitoring fuel transactions. “The ...