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Meet the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025

(View the Future Truck 2025 video at the bottom of the article)   Today’s truck designs are vastly different than those of 15 years ago. OEMs have introduced major advancements in aerodynamics, integrated safety systems and new ...

Bill in House would force FMCSA to remove CSA scores from public view, revamp program

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House to require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remove from public view the carrier rankings and scores produced in the agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public ...

What equipment is the most effective at reducing fuel consumption?

What equipment do you think helps best improve fuel economy? We want to hear from you. CCJ has created an interactive microsite that allows you to choose the fuel-saving equipment you deem most valuable on an over-the-road truck. ...

Direct Freight Services, TMW Systems create freight board interface

Direct Freight Services, one of the largest online freight matching services in the transportation industry, and TMW Systems, a provider of transportation management software, announced the availability of new integrations between Direct Freight Services and ...

PeopleNet expands driver workflow, duty cycle info with TMW TotalMail

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced new integration features with TMW System’s TotalMail product. The new features give PeopleNet and TMWSuite users improved access to information related to work flow stops and ...

Orbcomm launches service for next-gen OG2 satellites

Orbcomm, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) systems, announced that it has launched commercial service for its next-generation OG2 satellites. Orbcomm’s advanced OG2 satellites are providing both M2M messaging and Automatic Identification System (AIS) service for ...

Omnitracs Analytics shares 5 tips for happy drivers

In support of Driver Appreciation Week, Omnitracs Analytics (formally FleetRisk Advisors) has put together a list of quick tips to help fleet managers foster long-lasting and trusting relationships with drivers, with the goal of keeping ...

Teamsters, safety group sue DOT for not producing entry-level driver training rule

A coalition of highway safety and labor advocates have brought a federal lawsuit against the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for not heeding Congressional requirements to produce an entry-level driver ...

ALK’s PC Miler 28 ready for use with McLeod Software products

ALK Technologies and McLeod Software announced that ALK’s PC Miler 28 routing, mileage and mapping software has been  now successfully tested and approved for use with McLeod’s LoadMaster and PowerBroker products. ALK is a Trimble Company and ...

Omnitracs, McLeod Software deepen integration

Omnitracs and McLeod Software announced new integration capabilities. Fleets utilizing McLeod Software’s LoadMaster Enterprise product and Omnitracs’ Mobile Computing Platforms (MCP) have additional integration points for the Omnitracs Driver Workflow application and Optimized Fuel Stops. “Omnitracs ...

More trucking, shipper groups ask Foxx to block ‘flawed’ CSA scores

Citing the industry regulator's refusal to face facts, another coalition with an interest in truck transportation has called upon Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to remove carrier safety data from public view. “From the first publication of ...

McLeod Software charts a course to the ‘connected enterprise’

Tom McLeod always gives the opening address at the McLeod Software user conference. The record 850 attendees at this year’s event were probably expecting the president of the Birmingham, Ala.-based software developer to talk about ...

Speed limiter, Safety Fitness rules now slated for early 2015, insurance increase still expected next month

A federal regulation upping the amount of liability insurance carriers must have is still slated to be published as a proposed rule next month, according to a report issued Sept. 16 by the Department of ...

Buy, sell or hold: As economy rebounds, will equipment trade cycles change?

This story is part of a four-part series on how the recession, changing regulations and evolving equipment have changed equipment trade life cycles for fleets. Click here to see all of the stories. The alchemy of ...

Electronic DVIRs shed paper, improve compliance

Brakes, lights and tires are the most common maintenance violations caught by DOT inspectors at roadside and fixed locations. In theory, drivers should be catching these and more defects before DOT officers make discoveries. Part of ...