Mobile Devices

XRS testing Navistar diagnostics platform

XRS Corporation, a provider of mobile trucking intelligence, announced at the American Trucking Association (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition that the company is real-time testing a new remote diagnostics platform from Navistar, Inc. The new system ...

Omnitracs’ Norm Ellis shares key issues for compliance

In the midst of an ever-changing regulatory landscape, Norm Ellis, vice president of sales and marketing at Omnitracs, Inc., gives some insights about the current state of the commercial transportation industry and tips on how ...

PeopleNet ushers in new era with Precision Mobility Platform, enhances oil & gas offerings

At its 11th annual user conference in San Antonio, Texas, PeopleNet offered attendees a glimpse at its new era of insight with its Precision Mobility Platform. The new technology combines fleet mobility solutions with precision ...

Rand McNally to release HD 100 platform for smart devices

At the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev., Rand McNally unveiled its new HD 100 device, which provides Hours of Service recording, text- and dispatch-integrated messaging, and driver performance monitoring ...

XRS Turnpike selected for America’s Road Team

XRS Corp., a provider of mobile fleet optimization software, announced on Tuesday, Oct. 9, that its Turnpike mobile solution has been selected as the official fleet optimization platform for the American Trucking Associations’ Interstate One ...

PeopleNet-TMWSuite integration targets crude-tanker fleet ops

PeopleNet, a provider of integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems, on Monday, Oct. 8, announced a new PeopleNet Automated Workflow integration with TMWSuite from TMW Systems designed specifically to boost efficiency throughout crude/tanker fleet ...

Harris Trucking, R&M Transportation deploy Qualcomm’s MCP50

Qualcomm Inc. on Monday, Oct. 8, announced that its Qualcomm Enterprise Services division has deployed Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50) with Harris Trucking Co. and R&M Transportation. Both companies say the MCP50 have allowed ...

Zonar showcases driver-optimized Android-powered tablet

Zonar on Sunday, Oct. 7, introduced a new driver-optimized tablet at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev. The Zonar 2020 is an Android-powered rugged tablet loaded with driver-specific features ...

$17.5M available to states with distracted driving laws

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday, Aug. 20, announced a new grant program that will provide about $17.5 million to states that have laws banning distracted driving in fiscal year 2013. NHTSA estimates ...

Mobile technology highlights XRS Corp.’s first user event

Mobile technology’s critical role in the trucking industry was the hot topic of conversation and education among more than 400 fleet managers, owner-operators, drivers and industry experts during XRS Corp.’s first annual Xata User Event ...

Xata becomes XRS, debuts all-mobile platform

Xata Corp. on Monday, Aug. 13, announced it is changing its name to XRS Corp. and introduced an all-mobile platform of the same name for trucking compliance, performance and fleet optimization. The new name, which ...

Ryan Transportation chooses Rand McNally’s TND 760

Rand McNally announced that its TND 760 has been chosen by Ryan Transportation Group for full deployment to its fleet of 150 trucks. Ryan Transportation will use the integration provided by Rand McNally’s Connect software ...

PeopleNet software available on Intermec devices

All software developers in the transportation industry, it seems, are touting the openness or mobility of their technology across multiple devices, or platforms, including consumer-grade “smart” devices from Apple and Android. But the transportation industry is ...

Trucking industry stakeholders asked to rank top concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has launched the 2012 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the ...

UPS deploys new packing, sorting scanning device

UPS announced the deployment of a new type of "wearable" scanning system for employees designed to accelerate the loading of packages into vehicles and the delivery of visibility information to customers. The new device made by ...