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Top 3 security concerns for ports and terminals

The ports and terminals industry is undergoing increased scrutiny by commercial enterprises and government agencies to improve security and cargo tracking capabilities. In addition, the industry is under pressure to protect and preserve document trails ...

‘Portabella’ mushrooms being served in trucking. Who will byte?

Every morning I see mushrooms that have sprouted and grown taller than the surrounding grass in my yard, all in a matter of hours. Not until today did I equate high-speed mushrooms with transportation technology. Mushrooms ...

Omnitracs appoints Ham to lead Canada division

Omnitracs, LLC, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced that it has named Michael Ham general manager and vice president of Omnitracs Canada. As a highly accomplished executive with more than ...

Long live the print: Rand McNally updates, releases 2016 Road Atlas

Rand McNally has released the 2016 edition of its #1-selling trucker’s atlas, the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas. The printed atlas was first published in the early 1980s during the period of trucking deregulation. “The Motor Carriers’ Road ...

HighJump expands mobile dispatch interface with PeopleNet

HighJump and PeopleNet announced the release of an enhanced integration between HighJump’s Prophesy dispatch transportation management software and PeopleNet’s mobile communications interface. The companies say the interface is designed to allow dispatchers and drivers to focus ...

Conversion Interactive Agency upgrades LeadFlex digital media recruiting platform

Conversion Interactive Agency announced the next generation of its LeadFlex digital media offering. The upgraded platform has new features including social job sharing, responsive landing page design, job search functionality and job posting. “We are constantly working ...

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Woody Lovelace

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announced that Woody Lovelace has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate planning and development. Lovelace has over 34 years of experience in the ...

Gareth Morrison joins MiX Telematics as COO

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management systems, announced that Gareth Morrison, formerly operations director for the company’s Middle East and Australasia regions, has joined the MiX Telematics Americas team in the ...

Load One renews with Sylectus for TMS, adds Truckload Module

Sylectus, a TMS provider and subsidiary of Omnitracs through Omnitracs Canada, announced that Load One, a provider of expedited transportation and freight management, has renewed its contract for another five years. A Sylectus customer since 2005, ...

CCJ Innovator: Transport America creates truck-specific weather alerting

The North Polar Vortex streamed south between December 2013 and April 2014, causing unusually cold weather in parts of Canada and the eastern United States. Motor carriers and their customers experienced major disruptions and capacity ...

The Internet of Transportation Things, part 3: connected trucks and big data

Editor's note: this is the final run in a three-part series on the Internet of Transportation Things. Part one showed how the IoTT is already in the electronics of modern trucks. Part two explored how fleet mobility is changing to ...

Infographic explains benefits of early compliance to ELD rule

Omnitracs has created this infographic for the purpose of helping fleets better understand the benefits of early compliance to the electronic logging devices (ELDs) rule, which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expects to publish in September. ...

The Internet of Transportation Things, part II: moving at the speed of Android

Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series on the Internet of Transportation Things (IoTT). Part one showed how the IoTT is already in the electronics of modern trucks. This installment explores how fleet mobility is changing ...

Connected: the Internet of Things takes hold in trucking

The Internet of Things (IOT) has a different meaning depending on your vantage point. As a consumer, the “things” could be phones, Fitbits, smart clothing, cars, home appliances and other devices that share a common network ...

Chris Nelson joins ISE Fleet Services; leads development of safety, compliance product

ISE Fleet Services, a division of Innovative Software Engineering (ISE), announced that Chris Nelson has joined the company as vice president of business development. “We are excited to have Chris become part of the ISE ...