Technology News

Cummins diagnostics app available for Omnitracs platform

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, and Cummins, an independent manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, announced that the Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers ...

Transportation Services chooses SkyBitz for cross-border trailer visibility

SkyBitz, a provider of remote asset tracking and information management systems, announced that Transportation Services Inc. (TSI), a dedicated contract carrier, has selected its subscription-based SkyBitz as a Service to manage trailer assets. With the new technology, TSI is ...

Omnitracs appoints new executive for professional services

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced that Mansoor Bajowala has been appointed vice president of professional services. Bajowala will oversee professional services, technical services, implementation, and training for Omnitracs ...

Hirschbach Motor Lines outfitting fleet with EpicVue TV

EpicVue, which provides a premium in-cab satellite TV package for the trucking industry, announced that Hirschbach Motor Lines is outfitting its entire fleet with EpicVue systems. “We saw the addition of in-cab satellite TV systems in ...

Super-sized routing: why technology works best as a combo package

During the first week in March, icy rain and snow blanketed much of Southeastern Foods Merchandisers' network, forcing the distributor to postpone deliveries of food-service products to some customers. Its restaurant customers in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama and northern Florida continued ...

TCA annual convention: Roundup of tech news, announcements

The Truckload Carriers Association's 2015 Annual Convention wrapped up this week in Orlando, Fla. Below are links to all of CCJ's coverage of the technology news and happenings from the show. BlueTree converts in-cab technology to Android BlueTree has ...

Craig Transportation selects Rand McNally’s TND 760

Rand McNally announced that Craig Transportation Company of Perrysburg, Ohio, has selected its TND 760 mobile fleet management devices for roll-out, starting this month. The announcement was made during the Truckload Carriers Association's 77th annual conference, held ...

PeopleNet upgrades Web interface with ALK Maps

Click here to see all of CCJ's coverage of TCA's Annual Convention. PeopleNet, a provider of fleet mobility platforms, announced an upgrade to the underlying mapping technology of its web-based user interface. The company has replaced its ...

PrePass-equipped trucks surpass 500,000

HELP Inc. announced that over a half million trucks from nearly 41,000 trucking fleets are now enrolled in PrePass and qualified to bypass weigh stations and ports of entry in 31 states. HELP Inc. is a ...

Convoy Technologies develops TrailerCam monitor

Convoy Technologies announced the availability of the TrailerCam wireless video monitoring system. The system is comprised of both a ruggedized, portable wireless magnetic-mount camera/transmitter, and a 7-inch LCD color monitor/receiver. The system is offered specifically for use in ...

Ford rebrands telematics offering with Telogis

Ford Motor Company and Telogis have introduced the new generation of Ford’s factory-fit commercial telematics platform, Ford Telematics powered by Telogis. The new brand offering will replace Ford's existing Ford Crew Chief platform. Ford Telematics is ...

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 ...
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