Technology News

Dick Savage to lead sales for SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems, a provider of driving performance systems that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced the appointment of Richard ‘Dick’ Savage as senior director of sales. With more than 20 years of sales experience ...

Riding the wave of e-commerce

This is part 1 of a two-part series on how e-commerce is changing the transportation industry and what carriers can do thrive in this brave new world. Part two (next week) will focus on the ...

TMW Systems invests in 3Gtms, expands 3PL offerings

Trimble announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with 3Gtms, Inc., a privately-held provider of transportation management systems (TMS). The alliance includes an equity investment in 3Gtms by Trimble and a commercial reseller ...

Rand McNally releases next-gen GPS navigation devices

On Friday, Aug. 22, at the Great American Trucking Show, Rand McNally, introduced its latest generation IntelliRoute TND GPS devices for commercial truck drivers. The devices have new hardware, a faster processor, new graphical user interface options, and ...

Bestpass toll service adds Niagara Falls bridges

Bestpass, a provider of bulk purchasing and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, announced that beginning August 16, 2014 Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC)-managed bridges, including the Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston international bridges, are ...

PeopleNet showcases new ‘connected fleet’ platform

Macro-level trends in connectivity and data have changed the transportation industry and how PeopleNet will deliver new products and services, said Brian McLaughlin, the company’s president at PeopleNet's 12th annual user conference, Aug. 18-19, in ...

PeopleNet recognizes 4 fleets for innovation

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced the recipients of its 2014 Innovator of the Year Awards, presented to fleets that demonstrate leadership in using PeopleNet products and services in unique ways ...

Comdata to be acquired by FleetCor for $3.45B

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Comdata from Ceridian LLC for $3.45 billion. The transaction is expected to close in December 2014. FleetCor is a global provider of fuel cards and workforce ...

Weight in a second: onboard load scales deliver instant feedback

A driver shortage, rising equipment and fuel prices, government regulations, and other capacity constraints are forcing fleets to find new ways to move freight with fewer trucks. Maximizing payload is a longstanding strategy, but fleet managers ...

Going intermodal: technology helps fleets ride the rail

J.B. Hunt struck gold in the early 1990s as one of the first motor carriers with an intermodal rail service network. It now boasts the largest fleet of 53-foot containers in North America and one ...

Omnitracs to hold first joint user conference, Feb 8-11, in Dallas

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced its first-ever joint user conference—Omnitracs Outlook 2015 — is taking place Feb. 8-11, 2015, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Bringing together ...

Decker Truckline selects Orbcomm for refrigerated fleet

Orbcomm, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) systems, announced that it has been selected by Decker Truckline, Inc. (Decker) to provide tracking and monitoring for its fleet of 800 refrigerated trailers. Founded in 1931, Decker ...

Paragon Software creates routing system for animal feed industry

Paragon Software Systems, a provider of vehicle routing and scheduling optimization software, announced a new system that targets the specific needs of the animal feed industry. When shipping animal feed from feed mills, it is important ...

Bestpass surpasses 125k toll transponders in fleets of all sizes

Bestpass, providers of bulk purchasing and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, announced that its growing client roster includes fleets of all types and sizes. “The number of trucking operations that are using our toll ...

Vikas Jain moves to Zonar’s executive team

Zonar announced the addition of Vikas Jain to the company in the position of Chief Operating Officer. Vikas joins Zonar’s executive team at a time of unprecedented business growth and will play an integral role in continuing to ...