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Obama’s highway plan headed to Congress, but questions (and shortfalls) remain

President Obama is preparing to send Congress his $302 billion transportation bill, but the four-year authorization still might not be enough to cover the rapidly dwindling Highway Trust Fund. The issue remains: Regardless of whether ...

Zonar plans to corner the ‘connected vehicle’ market

Brian Bower knows the Detroit Virtual Technician. The onboard diagnostics system is standard on all Freightliner trucks with EPA 2010 Detroit and newer engines. OHK Trucking, his employer, operates about 30 trucks with the system. Whenever ...

New analysis finds flaws in research used to justify hours-of-service change

The research used to confirm the benefits of last summer’s changes in truck drivers’ hours-of-service rule has significant problems, according to an analysis published Tuesday. The government agency that sponsored the study, however, says the ...

FMCSA says carrier insurance minimums too low, rule to raise them in the works

The current $750,000 minimum liability insurance required to be held by carriers is 'inadequate,' said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week, and the agency plans to create a rule upping that minimum. In an ...

Drug and alcohol driver database comment period extended after OOIDA request

The public comment period for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule has been extended a month to May 21, spurred by a request from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. OOIDA ...

Tucker Carlson to Give Keynote Address at the CCJ Spring Symposium

Tucker Carlson, a veteran journalist and political commentator, will provide the keynote address at the CCJ Spring Symposium held May 19-21 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Spring just 20 minutes from Nashville, TN.  Carlson is the co-host of Fox and Friends Weekend and the editor-in-chief of TheDailyCaller.com, one of the largest and fastest growing news sites in the country. Carlson joined Fox from MSNBC and previously was the co-host of Crossfire on CNN.  Full registration to the CCJ Spring Symposium includes all sessions, meals, 2 -nights hotel and golf/spa. Register at ccjspring.com

E-log mandate to push droves of drivers from trucking?

Could the implementation of the electronic logging device mandate cause huge numbers of drivers to simply bow out and leave the industry out of frustration with perceived overregulation? According to results from a recent survey done ...

Con-way Freight, ODFL, YRC Freight commit to uShip marketplace

Online freight marketplace uShip announced three top national LTL carriers – Con-way Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line and YRC Freight – have committed to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace. This brings the total national and regional ...

GE Fleet Services launches MyFleetOffice2

GE Capital Fleet Services announced the launch of MyFleetOffice2, an online fleet management platform that gives fleet managers the ability to do more powerful analytics and to complete a wide range of administrative tasks more easily ...

Shamrock Foods chooses XRS for electronic logs

XRS Corporation, a provider of mobile fleet optimization systems, announced that Shamrock Foods – a nationally-ranked manufacturer and distributor of quality food products – has selected XRS mobile fleet optimization and its Mobile Application Programming Interface ...

Pitt Ohio president: expanding service, driver benefits key to success

If you take good care of  customers and  drivers, success will follow in 2014, a leading trucking executive told a conference of carriers from around North America at the Carrier Logistics Inc (CLI) User Group ...

Jump Technologies creates route optimization feature

Jump Technologies announced a new route optimization solution built specifically for independent office supply dealers. Route optimization is now available for the JumpTrack cloud-based, proof-of-delivery (POD) system that transforms an unordered list of stops into ...

EFS to be acquired by private equity firm

Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement whereby one of its affiliates will acquire 100 percent of Electronic Funds Source LLC (EFS), a ...

Orbcomm moves to new facility

Orbcomm, a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems, announced that it has relocated its Innovation and Network Control Center to a newly renovated facility just minutes from its current location in Dulles, VA, on April ...

6 more PeopleNet employees earn CTP status

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced that it has added six employees to its roster of 34 Certified Transportation Professionals (CTPs) at the graduation ceremony at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) ...

Using CRM to drive sales in transportation

Of all the daily activities in business, perhaps none are more fluid than sales and marketing, especially in a business as dynamic as transportation. Managing the sales process is even more complex for companies that have ...

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