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CARB set to enforce aero add-on rule for 2011-2013 trucks and trailers

California’s Air Resources Board issued regulatory guidance this week saying the state is cleared to enforce elements of its emissions regulations that require truck and trailer owners to install aerodynamic add-on devices and use certain ...

Telogis partners with another OEM: Isuzu

On Oct. 23, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America became the eighth original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to partner with Telogis to offer telematics as a factory-fit option. A number of OEMs now embed telematics platforms in their ...

EBE Technologies closes FY 2014 on a high note

EBE Technologies announced that year-end results for its fiscal year 2014, ending September 30th, set another record for revenue growth. EBE realized a 36 percent increase over 2013 which represents the sixth consecutive year of ...

Transplace develops ‘Optimize Prime’ platform for shipment routing

Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced the release of Optimize Prime – a platform that designs, analyzes and optimizes transportation distribution networks to eliminate waste and reduce transportation costs. Optimize Prime ...

DPL Telematics creates portable trailer-tracking device

DPL Telematics, a provider of asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, announced the release of the MultiTrack system for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of powered or unpowered assets to reduce theft, prevent loss and manage inventory. The company ...

SmartDrive receives patent for video-based event triggering

SmartDrive Systems announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that a patent will be issued  for its application for advanced driving maneuver detection and integration with on board active safety ...

CCJ Innovator: U.S. Xpress creates mobile apps to improve lifestyle of drivers

More than 70 percent of truck drivers today own smartphones, tablets and wireless subscriptions. This widespread connectivity among drivers as well as office employees creates many opportunities for transportation companies to mobilize their information systems. In ...

Hauling Ebola: Dallas hazmat clean-up team’s story of transporting hospital’s waste

The “Cleaning Guys” have a new line item to add to their list of hauled contaminants: The Ebola virus. The Texas-based hazmat haulers and clean-up response service was on the front lines of the clean-up efforts ...

Motorola adds Symbol TC70 mobile touch computer to lineup

Motorola Solutions, Inc.  has released an enterprise-class mobile computer running the Android KitKat operating system. It says the new Symbol TC70 touch computer combines the ease of use of a smartphone with purpose-built durability, reliability and performance ...

Emergency hours-of-service exemptions finalized as agency amends federal rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized changes to federal safety regulations that will allow certain state-issued emergency declarations to supersede federal hours-of-service regulations. The agency’s regulatory amendment — which is scheduled to be published ...

ATA Driver Compensation Study to offer benchmarks on pay, bonuses, benefits

Graphics: AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATIONS How does your fleet’s pay stack up against others in your segment? American Trucking Associations will offer a benchmarking tool to let carriers knew exactly where they stand with the upcoming release of ...

Kenworth adds virtual driver coach option to T680, T880 models

Kenworth has introduced a Driver Performance Assistant option for new Kenworth T680 and T880 models specified with Paccar MX-13 engines and automated transmissions. “Competition breeds improved performance. Kenworth’s Driver Performance Assistant is a built-in virtual driver’s ...

An office without walls: dispatch software goes mobile

In September, the entire office staff of Sweetland Transport left Michigan to attend a networking event in Nashville. While they were gone, paychecks still had to be filled, loads dispatched, and communication lines kept open ...

Poll shows 80 percent of public support current HOS limits; questions ‘misleading,’ say truckers

A new poll being touted by highway safety groups and the Teamsters Union shows Americans “overwhelmingly” oppose legislation that would roll back some of last year’s changes to the hours-of-service rule, but trucking industry representatives ...

Ebola and trucking: DOT issues waste-hauling guidance, gives special permit to carrier

As public concern over a second U.S. health care worker’s contraction of Ebola grows and media coverage intensifies, the Department of Transportation has issued guidance on the transport of Ebola-tainted waste. The department’s Pipeline and Hazardous ...