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Knight Transportation extends trailer tracking contract with I.D. Systems

I.D. Systems, a provider of wireless M2M asset management systems, has executed a one-year renewal contract valued at more than $900,000 with Knight Transportation, one of North America's largest truckload carriers. The contract extends Knight's ...

The next big wave: how video and data will transform trucking

Four large rooms full of cubicles join at the center of SmartDrive’s 25,000 sq.-foot office in San Diego’s Sorrento Valley neighborhood like the wings of a butterfly. Employees call this central area the “truckstop.” This is ...

New TDS database feature helps shippers, brokers find motor carriers by lane

Transportation Data Source (TDS), a provider of motor carrier information services, announced the release of Lane Search, a feature that TDS says is exclusive and designed to help shippers, brokerage and logistics companies speed freight ...

Truckload Carrier Reports: Key 3rd quarter metrics compared

The third quarter earnings report season provided a generally positive outlook on the financial health of large truckload carriers, with a few companies putting up very nice gains from a year ago – and a year ...

DOT: Electronic logging device mandate rule expected Sept. 2015, action on speed limiters expected next month

A Final Rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices by drivers and fleets is expected to be published Sept. 30, 2015, according to a recent Department of Transportation report, meaning enforcement of the mandate ...

Virtual fuel coaching: new apps help fleets, drivers improve efficiency

Considering the amount of fuel consumed by a fleet of commercial vehicles, even modest gains in fuel economy add up quickly to the bottom line. Despite the best efforts of truck manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers ...

Zonar recognized as one of Seattle’s top big data companies

Already known for its strength in the technology sector, Seattle is poised to become the big data capital of the world with its variety of big data companies and large technical employee pool. Zonar, a Seattle-based ...

Rand McNally wins CES award for GPS, e-logging device pair

Rand McNally announced that its 7-inch truck GPS and Electronic Logging device pair has been named a CES Innovation Award Honoree for 2015. The product pair earned the award in the In-Vehicle Accessories/Control/ Navigation category. Products entered ...

Omnitracs appoints Dean Croke to lead new Analytics business unit

Omnitracs has renamed its FleetRisk Advisors business unit to Omnitracs Analytics and promoted Dean Croke to vice president of that business unit. Both developments, the company says, reflect a renewed emphasis and expanded focus on ...

Harassment of drivers via e-logs not an issue, FMCSA concludes in study

Based on a survey of more than 600 drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded that carrier harassment of drivers — especially harassment caused due to use of electronic logging devices — is ...

Preventable or Not? Doe’s burger delivery not well done

After a tasty breakfast of Navajo Tacos at the West Winds Truck Stop in Green River, Utah, trucker John Doe continued his run to locally-famed Cowboy Bill’s All-Beef Burgers to deliver some shrinkwrapped cartons of ...

Got a flashy fleet? Let us see it — Enter it into CCJ’s Flashiest Fleets contest

You're proud of your fleet's graphics, right? Your trucks and your trailers get lots of onlookers and plenty of attention on the road, so why not let your peers see them? Click here to submit your fleet ...

Fleet executive panel: 4 keys to improving driver productivity

It’s likely not a surprise to drivers, but many of the things that negatively impact day-to-day productivity and efficiency are outside of their control, and it’s up to the fleets to find solutions, as a ...

Year-long study reveals trucking trends in social media

A year-long study of trucking industry trends in social media was recently completed by TrueVoice on behalf of GE Capital, Transportation Finance. The study involved a search of 250 million online outlets and revealed the ...

North Carolina adds Drivewyze bypass service

Drivewyze announced that Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has been added in North Carolina, making it the 30th state to offer the mobile-based weigh station bypass service. Drivewyze PreClear users will be able to start receiving bypasses ...


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