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Rapid response: Keeptruckin, BigRoad update e-logging software

Adjusting to new changes in hours-of-service regulations is never easy for drivers and fleet operations, but here we go again. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, President Obama signed an appropriations bill that halted enforcement of the ...

Boyd Bros. equipping fleet with EpicVue satellite TV package

EpicVue announced that Boyd Bros. Transportation will continue to equip additional vehicles with its in-cab satellite TV package for fleets in the trucking industry. The decision by Boyd Bros. was made after seeing a significant increase ...

Restaurant Technologies uses telemetry, equipment design for delivery advantage

Restaurant Technologies works with many of the national big boys – McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King – as well as many other regional and independent restaurant groups. In all, it services more than 21,000 foodservice locations. One ...

CCJ Innovator: Door 2 Door Organics masters the art of home delivery

Experts predict the online grocery industry will grow from 2 percent of the $650 billion spent annually on domestic groceries to between 10 and 17 percent by 2023. The business model looks appealing, at least on ...

Rush Truck Centers names its top technician

Erick Lincoln took home All Around Rodeo Champion honors at the ninth annual Rush Tech Rodeo in San Antonio Tuesday night. It was the second such honor for Lincoln, a 16 year veteran technician of Rush Truck Center ...

Restart changes become law; FMCSA required to study, compare two driver sets

President Barack Obama Dec. 16 signed the appropriations bill that halts enforcement of the requirement that a drivers’ 34-hour restart include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods and the once-per-week limit of the restart. Though the ...

Roadnet releases new version of routing software

Roadnet Technologies, the Omnitracs company specializing in transportation logistics software, announced Roadnet Transportation Suite version 3.6.8, the latest release of its on-premise vehicle routing, scheduling, tracking, mobile workforce and fleet management software. The company says its ...

J&M Tank Lines moves to EFS payments platform

Electronic Funds Source (EFS) announced that J&M Tank Lines recently transitioned to the EFS payments platform. J&M Tank Lines, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., is going live with EFS’ integrated fleet card platform and EFS’ MasterCard payments ...

What technicians wish you knew about truck maintenance

Companies spend millions of dollars annually on driver training, but some of the industry’s best technicians wish fleets would throw a few more pennies toward understanding maintenance. Technology has advanced to the point that today’s truck ...

Restart rollback: Trucking praises Congressional action, challenges ahead include retraining enforcers, reprogramming e-logs

Trucking groups like the American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association have pressed hard the last 18 months to see FMCSA’s 2013 changes to hours-of-service rules for truck operators undone, calling them unnecessarily ...

Hours-of-service changes loom: Bill clears Congress, heads toward implementation

Two provisions of the 2013 changes to hours-of-service regulations for truck operators will be suspended at least until Sept. 30, 2015, and FMCSA will be required to further study the rules and their impact before the rules ...

34-hour restart changes: House passes spending bill; eyes on Senate

Update, 12/14: The Senate passed the appropriations bill Saturday night. Click here to read CCJ's coverage. The suspension of parts of the 2013 hours-of-service rule moved a step closer to fruition Thursday evening, as the U.S. ...

Asset Intelligence wins contract for 2,300-trailer fleet for VeriWise tech

The Asset Intelligence subsidiary of I.D. Systems, a provider of wireless M2M asset management systems, has executed a contract with one of the world's largest furniture makers to deploy its VeriWise Track and Trace trailer ...

Sylectus adds 41 fleets to Alliance Pro TMS software in 2014

Sylectus, a subsidiary of Omnitracs through Omnitracs Canada, announced that more than 8,000 trucks across 211 fleets have adopted its Alliance Virtual Fleet and Alliance Pro TMS offerings to expand their business operations, improve customer satisfaction ...

No longer bound: 3 ways fleets can get past the limits of EDI

Electronic data interchange (EDI) was in its infancy when Ken Weinberg co-founded Carrier Logistics, Inc. (CLI), in 1972. The concept sounded promising to the young entrepreneur who developed a dispatch, accounting and freight management system ...