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Dick Savage to lead sales for SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems, a provider of driving performance systems that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced the appointment of Richard ‘Dick’ Savage as senior director of sales. With more than 20 years of sales experience ...

Riding the wave of e-commerce

This is part 1 of a two-part series on how e-commerce is changing the transportation industry and what carriers can do thrive in this brave new world. Part two (next week) will focus on the ...

Court says FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not contractors, in classification case

A federal appeals court ruled this week that certain FedEx Ground drivers in California between 2000 and 2007 were wrongly classified as independent contractors and should have been classified as employees of the company, making ...

TMW Systems invests in 3Gtms, expands 3PL offerings

Trimble announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with 3Gtms, Inc., a privately-held provider of transportation management systems (TMS). The alliance includes an equity investment in 3Gtms by Trimble and a commercial reseller ...

Regulatory comments: Hours rule forces coercion; shippers, brokers need accountability

Common themes of regulatory criticism popped up often in the public comments offered on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed driver coercion prohibition rule, chief among them being the new pressures and restrictions caused ...

Trucking groups ask DOT to take down public safety scores

A coalition of transportation trade groups, in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, have urged that the scores produced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability fleet monitoring system be removed ...

In case you missed it: Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference wrap-up

The 2014 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas offered fleet and supplier attendees with insight on the future of trucking and how carriers are using technology today and will use technology in coming years to ...

Scott Darling, FMCSA’s top lawyer, to serve as interim administrator

T.F. Scott Darling III has been named Interim Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The news comes in a farewell message to staff from outgoing Administrator Anne Ferro, circulated by the FMCSA communications office. ...

Study: fleet telematics growth in China surpasses U.S.

C.J. Driscoll & Associates, a supplier of market research and consulting services for the GPS and wireless communication industries, released a China Commercial Telematics Market Study, the first in a new series of C.J. Driscoll ...

Rand McNally releases next-gen GPS navigation devices

On Friday, Aug. 22, at the Great American Trucking Show, Rand McNally, introduced its latest generation IntelliRoute TND GPS devices for commercial truck drivers. The devices have new hardware, a faster processor, new graphical user interface options, and ...

Bestpass toll service adds Niagara Falls bridges

Bestpass, a provider of bulk purchasing and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, announced that beginning August 16, 2014 Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC)-managed bridges, including the Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston international bridges, are ...

Panel: Telematics come of age, fleets realizing benefits

Fleets today are starting to see real benefits from maintenance-focused telematics systems on trucks -- but work remains to fully optimize current communications systems. That was message from a panel of telematics experts speaking to ...

PeopleNet showcases new ‘connected fleet’ platform

Macro-level trends in connectivity and data have changed the transportation industry and how PeopleNet will deliver new products and services, said Brian McLaughlin, the company’s president at PeopleNet's 12th annual user conference, Aug. 18-19, in ...

What will the truck market look like in 2022?

The Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference is taking place Aug. 20-21. Click here to see all of the coverage of the event. During the opening address of the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas, Sandeep Kar, ...

Truck makers, operators ask NHTSA to consider ‘real world’ in setting efficiency standards

Truck, trailer and engine makers, along with buyers and operators, are strongly encouraging government regulators to consider real-world operating factors in the development of the next round of heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards. The trucking ...