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HELP adds three appointees to board of directors

HELP Inc., which oversees PrePass and other truck safety services, announced three new appointments to its board of directors: Drew Boyce, Delaware Department of Transportation’s director of planning; Maj. Michael Eslinger, commander of the Indiana Commercial ...

Routing review: when will truck parking enter the equation?

Routing software in the back office and GPS navigation apps are used by fleets and drivers to optimize time, mileage and fuel purchases. Many of these use real-time data for traffic, weather, fuel prices and more ...

Study: 2013 hours-of-service rule increased crashes, hurt safety

The number of truck-involved crashes and subsequent injuries and tow-aways increased in the year and a half the more restrictive 2013 hours-of-service rules were in effect, according to a study released April 29 by the ...

House bill clarifies 34-hour restart rules suspension period, bars FMCSA from increasing carrier liability minimums

A bill introduced in the U.S. House this week would if passed further entrench the suspension of certain 2013 hours-of-service rules and block the DOT from proceeding with a rule to increase the minimum amount ...

Wayne Smith Trucking chooses Rand McNally’s TND 760

Rand McNally announced that Wayne Smith Trucking (WST) of Morrilton, Ark. is completing installation of the TND 760 mobile communication system throughout its 115-truck operation. WST undertook a three-month evaluation of Rand McNally’s devices and those ...

Decisiv links up with FleetNet America for managing service events

Decisiv, a provider of service relationship management (SRM) systems for commercial assets, announced at the NPTC 2015 Education Management Conference & Exhibition a new integration with FleetNet America, which provides maintenance management and roadside assistance services. The ...

Infograph: the benefits of using ELDs

PeopleNet, one of the largest suppliers of electronic logging devices (ELDs) and mobile fleet management systems, created an infographic that breaks down the time, cost and safety benefits of using ELDs for fleets, drivers and the transportation industry at ...

CargoSense receives funding for cold chain monitoring platform

CargoSense announced the final close of funding on its seed round of investment, bringing total proceeds for the Virginia-based smart data and MicroAnalytics Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company to $2.5 million. CargoSense has built a data capture and analytics ...

Mid South Baking Co. turns to video-based safety program from SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems, a provider of driving performance systems for reducing collisions and improving fuel efficiency, announced that Mid South Baking Company, a regional supplier of baked goods to restaurants and institutions, has rolled out SmartDrive’s video-based safety program ...

Quality Carriers outfits fleet with PeopleNet technology

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility systems, announced that Quality Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Quality Distribution, Inc., and one of the largest bulk transportation service providers in North America, has integrated PeopleNet technology platforms ...

Trucking groups at odds over looming speed limiter rule

With a proposed rule to mandate the use of speed limiters on heavy trucks looming in the coming months, two of the trucking industry's biggest lobbying groups reiterated last week their stances on the rulemaking. The ...

CCJ Innovator: A. Duie Pyle drives new efficiencies, lowers costs for customers with all-in-one logistics center

CCJ Innovators profiles carriers and fleets that have found innovative ways to overcome trucking’s challenges. If you know a carrier that has displayed innovation, contact Jeff Crissey at jcrissey@ccjmagazine.com or 800-633-5953. As a provider of less-than-truckload, ...

Omnicomm creates fleet management app

Omnicomm, a developer and manufacturer of fuel consumption monitoring equipment and telematics systems for fleet management needs, released a mobile application for its cloud service Omnicomm Online. The application runs on iOS and Android platforms, and ...

Navman Wireless releases new fleet management platform: Drive

Navman Wireless announced the release of Drive, a suite of applications built to enhance driver efficiency, productivity and safety. The new app suite combines fleet management, communication, navigation, dispatching, and documentation systems into one user-friendly ...

Nebraska Transport Company implements custom bill processing system

Nebraska Transport Company (NTC), a regional LTL carrier, has selected DDC FPO to streamline back office functions with business intelligence and new integration capabilities. DDC FPO, a division of The DDC Group, is delivering a customized bill ...