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Smartphones, tablets being utilized for low-cost compliance with ELD mandate

The final rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices by drivers and fleets is scheduled to be published Sept. 30, 2015, and enforcement to begin Sept. 30, 2017. For fleets that already have onboard ...

Omnitracs hires Jim Gardner as marketing exec

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems for transportation and logistics companies, announced  the appointment of veteran marketing executive Jim Gardner as vice president of marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in optimizing ...

Knight Transportation extends trailer tracking contract with I.D. Systems

I.D. Systems, a provider of wireless M2M asset management systems, has executed a one-year renewal contract valued at more than $900,000 with Knight Transportation, one of North America's largest truckload carriers. The contract extends Knight's ...

The next big wave: how video and data will transform trucking

Four large rooms full of cubicles join at the center of SmartDrive’s 25,000 sq.-foot office in San Diego’s Sorrento Valley neighborhood like the wings of a butterfly. Employees call this central area the “truckstop.” This is ...

New TDS database feature helps shippers, brokers find motor carriers by lane

Transportation Data Source (TDS), a provider of motor carrier information services, announced the release of Lane Search, a feature that TDS says is exclusive and designed to help shippers, brokerage and logistics companies speed freight ...

Virtual fuel coaching: new apps help fleets, drivers improve efficiency

Considering the amount of fuel consumed by a fleet of commercial vehicles, even modest gains in fuel economy add up quickly to the bottom line. Despite the best efforts of truck manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers ...

Zonar recognized as one of Seattle’s top big data companies

Already known for its strength in the technology sector, Seattle is poised to become the big data capital of the world with its variety of big data companies and large technical employee pool. Zonar, a Seattle-based ...

Rand McNally wins CES award for GPS, e-logging device pair

Rand McNally announced that its 7-inch truck GPS and Electronic Logging device pair has been named a CES Innovation Award Honoree for 2015. The product pair earned the award in the In-Vehicle Accessories/Control/ Navigation category. Products entered ...

North Carolina adds Drivewyze bypass service

Drivewyze announced that Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has been added in North Carolina, making it the 30th state to offer the mobile-based weigh station bypass service. Drivewyze PreClear users will be able to start receiving bypasses ...

Orbcomm acquires SkyWave for $130M

Orbcomm, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) systems, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SkyWave Mobile Communications, the largest M2M service provider on the Inmarsat global L-band satellite network, for $130 ...

Load One flourishes by keeping drivers engaged with technology

Some fleet owners and executives might be cautious about Facebook, fearing it is an open forum for disgruntled drivers to tarnish their company image. John Elliott, chief executive officer of Load One, has a contrary view. ...

Omnitracs completes XRS acquisition

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced it has completed the acquisition of XRS Corporation for approximately $178 million. Omnitracs agreed to acquire XRS in September. The addition of XRS, a provider ...

PeopleNet, ALK offer live tracking of the ‘People’s Tree’ from MN to DC.

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, is providing real-time tracking of the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree’s cross-country journey to the Nation’s Capitol in conjunction with its sister company ALK. The Capitol Christmas ...

ALK updates CoPilot Truck app with restyled UI

ALK, a Trimble company and provider of GeoLogistics applications and navigation software, announced a new update to its CoPilot Truck mobile GPS navigation app for iOS and Android. The update, v9.6.2, includes a revamped and ...

Winegard selling satellite TV antennas at TA locations

Winegard, a provider of antenna design, development, and manufacturing, has moved into the truck market by partnering with DAS Distributing, Inc. to offer its line of antennas directed at professional truck drivers at Travel Centers ...


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