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Research: drivers favor percentage pay over miles, hours

Technology makes it possible for fleets to measure and monitor nearly every aspect of driver performance. With so much data on drivers, some fleets have invented new payroll and incentive programs to reward their higher performers. Roehl ...

ATA asks Congress to raise fuel taxes, says infrastructure deficiencies cost industry 141 million hours a year

In a joint letter sent to Congress on Jan. 26, the American Trucking Associations, AAA and the Chamber of Commerce asked lawmakers to raise taxes on gasoline and diesel purchases — a solution they say ...

VDO RoadLog ELD software updated for 34-hour restarts

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, a global supplier of systems and components to automobile and truck manufacturers, and electronic logging device technology, released a free VDO RoadLog ELD software update to address Congress' move to ...

Kenworth T880 named ATD’s Truck of the Year; ATD also names Dealer of the Year

The Kenworth T880 was named the American Truck Dealers’ Commercial Truck of the Year this weekend at the ATD Convention and Expo in San Francisco, besting two other finalists, the Peterbilt 567 and the International ...

iGlobal updates 34-hour reset in e-log application

On Monday, Jan. 19, iGlobal, a provider of fleet management and in-cab scanning systems, announced that it has completed updates to its ELOG application. The updates were in response to the suspension of the 34-hour reset provision which ...

Janam Technologies creates XM5 handhelds with dual OS

Janam Technologies, a provider of rugged, handheld computing devices for mobile workers, launched an XM5 product line that supports Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android operating systems on the same hardware. This strategy enables customers to ...

Interide Transport outfitting trucks with EpicVue TV package

EpicVue announced that Interide Transport is outfitting its entire fleet with the EpicVue in-cab satellite TV package as a recruiting tool. The satellite systems are helping fill all available seats with drivers, and generating a payback in ...

Bulletproof compliance

To manage compliance, fleet managers may want more than an ELD application that captures duty status information. A unique feature of some products is the inclusion of robust compliance management tools. J.J. Keller & Associates has an ...

Maximizing payback

Fleets that have already implemented electronic logs on a voluntary basis may be saving time and money, but it may not be enough to justify the cost of hardware and software if this is the ...

Decision 2015: buyers guide for expected e-log mandate

Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are on track to becoming the new standard for all 3.4 million commercial drivers who are required by law to keep a record of duty status. By Sept. 30, 2015, the ...

SkyBitz creates new visual dashboard for tracking assets

SkyBitz, a provider of remote asset tracking and information management systems, has a new visual dashboard feature called “InSight Now” that is available as part of its web application, SkyBitz InSight. Customers can use the ...

Crash accountability in CSA would not improve prediction of future crash risk, FMCSA concludes

Incorporating crash accountability into the Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier ranking program would not improve the DOT’s ability to target for intervention carriers most at risk for crashes, nor would it be easy to implement or ...

Obama mostly mum on transportation issues, highway funding in SOTU

President Barack Obama in his sixth State of the Union address made little mention of issues related directly to trucking or transportation, which has in years past come in the form of the president pushing ...

McLeod Software sees revenue increase 65 percent in 2014

McLeod Software announced a new sales record for 2014 with revenue climbing 65 percent over 2013, the previous record, making 2014 the fifth consecutive year of greater than 20 percent year-over-year compound annual growth. All of its ...

Lytx has banner year: 57,000 new DriveCam subscriptions in 2014

Lytx announced record growth in 2014 with 57,000 new subscriptions-in-service (SIS) to its video-based driver safety program called DriveCam. More than 200,000 vehicles worldwide are now subscribed to DriveCam. In a press release, Lytx noted that ...