Technology News

Paragon Software creates new mobile POD system: FleXipod

Paragon Software Systems, a provider of vehicle routing and scheduling optimization software, released a new mobile proof of delivery and fulfillment system. The new cloud-based FleXipod system gives real-time information on the status of deliveries, captures essential ...

Estenson Logistics, Truline Corp. deploy DriveCam in 900 trucks

Lytx, a global provider of video-based driver safety, announced that dedicated logistics provider Estenson Logistics and its partner company Truline Corporation have fully-deployed the Lytx DriveCam Program throughout their fleet of 900 vehicles. Estenson and Truline explored ...

Hirschbach Motor Lines chooses Stay Metrics for driver rewards, retention platform

  The experts in driver retention, Stay Metrics, announced that Hirschbach Motor Lines is implementing its Driver Engagement Platform. Hirschbach Motor Lines, based in East Dubuque, Ill., is a fast-growing company that specializes in the delivery of ...

Omnitracs celebrates opening of Dallas headquarters

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Dallas with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 25. At the KPMG ...

Aljex Software develops automated rate module for brokers, carriers

Alex Software has introduced Automated Rate Confirmation (ARC), a software module that streamlines the key elements of daily carrier-broker interchange for rate confirmation and dispatch. Aljex provides Internet-based transportation management software for brokers, carriers, and ...

Saia LTL Freight renews contract with Vnomics

Vnomics Corp., a company that provides onboard systems and analytics for improving fleet performance, announced that Saia LTL Freight has renewed its contract for an additional four years. Vnomics’ on-board technology and customer web-portal deliver driver and vehicle intelligence with ...

Shipper-carrier panel: what’s good for the driver is good for business

American Woodmark Corporation is building a driver lounge in its Moorefield, West Virginia facility as part of a $30 million expansion project. The free Wi-Fi, refreshments, restrooms with showers, and other amenities in the lounge ...

Fleetmatics adds route optimization module

Fleetmatics Group, a global provider of mobile workforce systems for service-based businesses delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), introduced a routing optimization module called Fleetmatics Routist. The software calculates and deploys route plans to drivers in the ...

VDO RoadLog website updated with selection tool for ELDs

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, a global supplier of systems and components to automobile and truck manufacturers, including Electronic Logging Device technology, has updated its VDO RoadLog website. The new website features video testimonials from owner/operators ...

CarrierWeb appoints new president amid record growth

CarrierWeb (www.carrierweb.com), a provider of real-time mobile communications, electronic logging and refrigerated telematics technology for private and for-hire fleets, has appointed James B. (“Jim”) Gamache as the new president of its U.S. operations. The appointment of Jim ...

FMC Technologies to deploy SmartDrive on 1,300-truck fleet

SmartDrive Systems announced that Houston-based FMC Technologies, a global provider of technology and services for the oil and gas industry, is in-process of deploying SmartDrive’s video-based safety program across its entire fleet of 1,300 vehicles. FMC was ...

Celadon shares customer service innovations at CCJ Spring Symposium

During a technology breakout session at the CCJ Spring Symposium on May 19, Marie Leapley from Celadon Trucking, the CCJ 2015 Innovator of the Year, showcased the methodology and tools the company uses to score customers and ...

BAM Worldwide intros specialty lending platform for carriers

BAM Worldwide announced the availability of a specialty asset-based lending platform for motor carriers called BAMwire, which is already being utilized by the freight brokerage and logistics industry. Slow-paying customers and slim operating margins are a bad ...

Growing number of small fleets using EpicVue TV service

EpicVue, providers of an in-cab satellite TV package for the trucking industry, announced that a growing number of carriers with 20 to 50 trucks are using EpicVue as a key part of their driver recruitment and ...

Special edition: using technology to recruit and retain more drivers

The trucking industry could immediately fill more than 30,000 driving positions. Carriers also will need to fill 100,000 positions every year for the next decade to keep up with freight volumes and to replace drivers ...