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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) ...

Travelers issues guidelines to prevent distracted driving

In observance of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Travelers has provided information to help businesses with employees who drive as part of their job safeguard against distracted driving. According to the National Safety Council, the average work-related ...

J.J. Keller offers new premium audit, assessment service

The most recognized name in safety and regulatory compliance, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., has announced a new audit and assessment service. The Neenah, Wis.-based company, which has provided audit services to fleets for many years, ...

Economists bullish on 2014 truck market

Economists presenting at the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s 2014 Heavy Duty Dialogue are optimistic about the North American truck market heading into 2014. “The stage is set for an uptick, question is how high will it ...

Con-way Freight installs Lytx’s DriveCam fleet-wide

Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam Inc.), a global provider of driver safety and compliance systems, announced that Con-way Freight has rolled out Lytx’s DriveCam driver safety management program fleet-wide to more than 8,500 vehicles in support ...

Ben Stein to Give Keynote Address at CCJ Summer Symposium

Author, actor, economist and pop culture icon, Ben Stein will provide a keynote address at the inaugural CCJ Summer Symposium June 23rd at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, CA. Stein has written, co-written, and published 30 books, including seven novels, largely about life in Los Angeles, and 21 nonfiction books, about finance and about ethical and social issue in finance, and also about the political and social content of mass culture. Registration is open for the CCJ Summer Symposium. Full registration includes all sessions, meals and 2- nights hotel.  Register at ccjsummer.com.

Study: safety, health top concerns in transportation

The transportation industry is a very broad, diverse group of companies and individuals that collectively keep America moving. With all of the time and effort it takes to keep those wheels turning on the highway, ...

Stay Metrics: dispatcher satisfaction a key variable in driver turnover

The Stay Metrics research team, led by University of Notre Dame Professor Timothy Judge, recently studied the responses of nearly two thousand drivers representing over a dozen carriers. Published on February 12, 2014, results of ...

Engineering group certifies the fuel efficiency value of technology

FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, announced a new certification program that fleets can use to quickly and accurately identify the fuel efficiency ...

ATRI study: driver simulators lower cost, improve safety

With the constant exposure to risk and the limited resources to train drivers in person, many fleets are looking for ways to extend more training to drivers at a lower cost. The technologies that fulfill this ...

Trucking conditions down in November but remain ‘healthy,’ FTR says

The monthly Trucking Conditions Index produced by FTR saw a 20 percent drop in November from October, down to 7.01, but even with the decline, the environment for trucking companies is still positive, the research ...

Group petitions FMCSA for exemption to window tinting rules

The International Window Film Association has filed with FMCSA an application for exemption to the the agency's window tinting rules, saying allowing windows with more tint will promote driver comfort and reduce eye strain of ...

Comdata, truck stop chains to pay $130 million to independent truck stops in legal settlement

Fuel card and electronic payments vendor Comdata and truck stop chains TravelCenters of America, Pilot Flying J, Love's and Country Stores have agreed to a $130 settlement with 4,000 independent truck stops and other fuel ...

Tonnage sees best year in 2013 since late ’90s following December increase

Truck tonnage in 2013 increased 6.2 percent over 2012, driven by a surge in November and a small bump in December, making the year the best for tonnage since 1998, says the American Trucking Associations, ...

Daimler’s sales/marketing VP Mark Lampert announces retirement

Daimler Trucks North America today announced that Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31, 2014. As Daimler Trucks North America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, Mark Lampert was ...

Diesel price falls 1.3 cents, gains more downward momentum

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now has fallen nearly 4 cents in the last two weeks, falling 1.3 cents in the week ended Jan. 20 to $3.873, according to the ...

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