Technology News

Electronic DVIRs shed paper, improve compliance

Brakes, lights and tires are the most common maintenance violations caught by DOT inspectors at roadside and fixed locations. In theory, drivers should be catching these and more defects before DOT officers make discoveries. Part of ...

Shell adds discounts, rewards to Fleet Navigator card

Shell, one of the largest fuel card providers in the world, has added new offerings to its Shell Fleet Navigator Card in the U.S. market. The card, launched one year ago, enables fleets to instantly enforce ...

Vigillo adds new capabilities to big data platform, Athena

Due to increased demand in big data projects for transportation, Vigillo announced the addition of more expertise and capabilities to its Athena big data platform. In the five months since its launch, the Athena Cloud has exceeded ...

Central States Manufacturing to deploy Omnitracs MCP50

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced that Central States Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of metal building products, will deploy Omnitracs’ Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50) and ...

Riding the wave of e-commerce, part 2: technology on demand

This is the final installment of a two-part series on how e-commerce is changing the transportation industry. Part one profiled three carriers who have changed their business models and technology to thrive in this brave new ...

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 ...