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Maverick shows off new multi-million driver training facility

With an aging workforce and a growing driver shortage, many trucking companies are lowering their standards for driver training. Steve Williams, founder and CEO of North Little Rock, Arkansas-based Maverick Transportation LLC is taking the opposite approach. On ...

Anne Ferro resigns as head of FMCSA

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro will be stepping down from her position as administrator of the agency, the Department of Transportation announced July 25. An exact date for her departure has not been ...

CVOC conference to highlight ‘connected fleet’ technologies

The 5th annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference takes place Aug. 20-21 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, and registration for fleets, distributors, suppliers and OEMs is open. Fleets can register for $295 for ...

Norm Ellis leaves Omnitracs, joins I.D. Systems

I.D. Systems, a provider of wireless M2M asset management systems, has appointed industry veteran Norman Ellis to the position of chief operating officer. Mr. Ellis will be responsible for I.D. Systems' customer-facing operations, including sales, ...

Ready Trucking gets fast payback from Rand McNally’s TND 760

Just months after installing Rand McNally’s TND 760 in-cab devices, Ready Trucking of Ellenwood, Ga., announced it has achieved its implementation objectives. Ready Trucking is able to evaluate and manage more data, allowing dispatchers to ...

Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Registration Now Open!

The Commercial vehicle Outlook Conference will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on August 20-21st. Registration is now open and a limited number of hotel rooms have been set aside at the Dallas Omni Hotel, conveniently adjoining the conference hall. If convenience, sessions and networking aren’t enough, by attending CVOC you will also receive VIP access to the Great American Trucking Show. Click here to learn more about this event!

Battle for the future: Freight will still move — will you be hauling it?

I’ve been pounding you over the head about technology in this blog for the past couple of weeks. And I thought maybe it was time to put all of this in the context of a ...

Video evidence: the next wave of driver scoring

Using technology to score drivers started the moment the automobile replaced the horse-drawn wagon. By the early 1920s many fleets were using mechanical devices to record time and miles and compare drivers' performance with route ...

FMCSA finalizes changes to CSA’s SMS site, redesign coming Aug. 2

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s carrier rankings site — the Safety Measurement System — is getting a makeover in August, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized the redesign of the site first ...

Turning up driver satisfaction

The trucking industry has always been plagued by turnover but it's the early kind that hurts the most. According to research by Stay Metrics, nearly a third of new drivers quit within the first three ...

CSA’s Distorted Rankings, Part 3: The ‘ugly little secret’ of CSA

This is the third and final part of the CSA's Distorted Rankings series, which is part of the broader CSA's Data Trail series. Click here to see Part 1 of the series, and click here ...

ATA Forecast: Tonnage to grow, freight revenues ‘surge’ through 2025

American Trucking Associations has released the latest edition of its look at the future of freight, and that future is bright: continued growth for not just the trucking industry, but for the freight economy overall. Overall ...

Omnitracs relocates to Dallas

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from San Diego, Calif. to Dallas, Texas. The transition is scheduled to take place in early ...

Willow Run Foods adds Cadec PowerVue to manage CNG vehicles

Cadec Global announced that Willow Run Foods has added Cadec’s PowerVue software to its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet of vehicles in addition to its existing diesel fleet vehicles. Willow Run Foods is the first distributor ...

CSA’s Distorted Rankings, Part 2: SMS, safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

This is the second part of the CSA's Distorted Rankings series, within the CSA's Data Trail series. Click here to read Part 1. CSA was intended as an improvement to FMCSA’s SafeStat rating system that used ...

Monday Money: Linehaul rate talks still ‘not favorable’ for shippers

Truckload linehaul rates paid by North American shippers in June were 5.2 percent higher than in June of last year, according to the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, a measure of market fluctuations in per-mile truckload ...

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