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Mike Reed joins project44 as chief strategist to expand shipper-carrier connectivity

project44 has hired Mike Reed, a former executive with Echo Global Logistics, to be its chief strategy officer. In this role he will spearhead the expansion of what the company ...

Automating cash flow, part 3: cleaning invoices to prevent delays

Carriers and brokers can use technology to eliminate billing mistakes that cause payment delays and rework that dilutes profit margins.

Crete raises cruise control speed to 65 mph for company trucks

The company cites "significant advancements in technology and aerodynamics" – such as collision mitigation, roll stability and adaptive cruise control – as reasons for the increase.

Drivewyze weigh station bypass service comes to California

Drivewyze was awarded a contract to operate its Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service in the state of California.

Automating cash flow, part 1: peer-to-peer payments in trucking

This three-part series on using technology to improve cash flow begins with a new electronic payment system to manage expenses and accelerate cash receipts.
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Mapping Tri-State Transport’s path to improvement

Tri-State Motor Transport uses technology to meet strict load security requirements. It recently added new features and strategies to improve other areas of its business.

Ritchie Bros. set to acquire online auctioneer IronPlanet

Ritchie Bros. will maintain its global headquarters and technology presence in Vancouver, and confirmed that Pleasanton, Calif., IronPlanet’s headquarters, will also be one of its key technology hubs.

Polaris Transportation Group acquires Canadian fleet J.G. Drapeau

The acquisition is the third for Polaris, and the company says it allows it to "increase its concentration of Fortune 500 customers."

XPO to begin offering tuition-free driving schools

While participating in the driving school, students will work for XPO in paid, part-time dockworker positions while attending class. CDL students will be required to complete classroom training, as well ...

Werner launches final mile delivery division

Werner Final Mile will use two uniformed workers operating a lift gated straight truck to deliver these items to residential and business locations across the U.S., the company says.

Automating driver pay (part 1): the challenges of California labor laws, ELDs

Trends for driver pay are moving towards accounting for all productive and non-productive activities. Technology is helping fleets restructure and automate payroll.

Venezia Bulk Transport celebrates 50 years in business

Local, family-owned and operated Venezia Bulk Transport will celebrate 50 years in business with a recognition event on Saturday, May 6.

Survey: Fleets say efforts to move maintenance in-house improves productivity

The Fleet Productivity Gains and Losses Study found that about a third of fleets that participated in the study increased their productivity by an average of 14 percent by doing ...

McLeod Software releases latest version of LoadMaster, PowerBroker systems

McLeod Software announced the release of version 17.1 of its LoadMaster Enterprise and PowerBroker management systems for asset and non-asset transportation companies.

Comdata develops mobile Comchek payments system for trucking

With Comchek Mobile, funds can be transferred directly between parties by using IDs, in similar fashion to how funds are transferred using PayPal.