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I.D. Systems gets patent for VeriWise cargo detector

I.D. Systems, a provider of wireless M2M asset management systems, has received a notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a patent on an advanced cargo sensing system for dry ...

Who will become the ‘Uber’ of freight transportation?

On paper it doesn't make sense. How can the popular ride-sharing service Uber be worth $41 billion? The company is less than six years old. By creating a new economy — that's how. Its simple smartphone app ...

Janam Technologies packages XT1 mini tablet with T-Mobile plan

Janam Technologies, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, announced a partnership with T-Mobile distributor One Shop Wireless. With the arrangement, Janam says its customers have access to the new Simply ...

Pro-Tread milestone: 7 million and counting

Instructional Technologies, Inc. (ITI) announced that more than 7 million Pro-TREAD lessons have been completed in the transportation industry. James Ekins, a driver for Ryder System, unknowingly completed the seven millionth lesson in January, 2015, titled Avoiding Fixed ...

Aljex Software adds carrier tracking from FourKites

Aljex Software and FourKites announced a partnership that they say will vastly improve the ability of freight brokers and shippers to access truck locations and status with real-time data from the industry's largest telematics providers. Carrier tracking ...

QuikTrip stores join Comdata fuel network

Comdata, a provider of electronic payment systems, announced an agreement with QuikTrip Corporation to expand the reach of fuel discounts through the Comdata Fuel Consortium (CFC) network. Developed by Comdata in 2008, the CFC is ...

An app for that? Five mobile tech strategies to retain drivers

More than 70 percent of drivers now use smartphones or tablets, putting them ahead of the national rate of 56 percent. Besides responding to emails, texts, and Facebook notifications during their breaks, many use personal devices to stay engaged ...

QuikQ receives patent for fuel purchasing system

QuikQ, a provider of a cardless direct fuel connection between truck stop point-of-sale (POS) and motor carrier enterprise systems, has received a U.S. Patent for its method and system for managing and monitoring fuel transactions. “The ...

Drivewyze adds 22 Florida inspection stations to bypass service

Drivewyze has added 22 agricultural inspection stations in Florida to its PreClear bypass service. The new sites join its 440 weigh stations and inspection sites in 33 states across the country. Drivewyze recently reached an agreement with ...

Pegasus transitions TripPak scanning to Transflo Express network

Pegasus TransTech announced the expansion of the Transflo Express truck stop scanning network. The expansion includes more than 251 TA and Petro Stopping Centers, operated by TravelCenters of America. The Transflo Express truck stop scanning network reaches ...

American Central Transport to deploy Lytx DriveCam program

Lytx announced that American Central Transport (ACT) of Liberty, Mo., will be deploying the Lytx DriveCam program with its combination of video, predictive analytics and real-time driver feedback and coaching. ACT is a premium truckload dry van carrier ...

Knight Transportation changing telematics platform to Zonar

Zonar announced that Knight Transportation (CCJ Top 250, No. 26) has chosen its Zonar 2020 Mobile Tablet as the new telematics platform for its fleet. “Applications that come with the Zonar 2020 Mobile Tablet will modernize ...

Roadnet, XRS, release new products, features at Omnitracs user conference

Omnitracs and subsidiary Roadnet Technologies, a company specializing in transportation logistics software, made three product-related announcements at their first joint user conference, Omnitracs Outlook 2015, held Feb. 8-10, in Dallas. Roadnet Telematics Insight is a new business ...

Dayton Freight using Omnitracs program to manage driver fatigue

Omnitracs Analytics announced that Dayton Freight Lines has implemented its sleep management program to improve the safety and health of its drivers. The program, a core component of Omnitracs Analytics’ Driver Fatigue Model, predicts sleep ...

Vnomics updates e-logs for 34-hour reset

Vnomics Corp. announced that the electronic Hours of Service application for its on-board fleet management platform has been updated to reflect the recent suspension of enforcement of the 34-hour re-start provisions on Dec. 16, 2014. “Vnomics open architecture ...