Technology

Omnitracs, McLeod Software deepen integration

Omnitracs and McLeod Software announced new integration capabilities. Fleets utilizing McLeod Software’s LoadMaster Enterprise product and Omnitracs’ Mobile Computing Platforms (MCP) have additional integration points for the Omnitracs Driver Workflow ...

Electronic DVIRs shed paper, improve compliance

Vigillo adds new capabilities to big data platform, Athena

Due to increased demand in big data projects for transportation, Vigillo announced the addition of more expertise and capabilities to its Athena big data platform. In the five months since its launch, ...

EPA approves diesel alternative DME under Renewable Fuel Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved biogas-based dimethyl ether for inclusion under the Renewable Fuel Standard, Oberon Fuels reported Sept. 3. EPA determined that biogas-based DME produced from the Oberon process resulted in an ...

Omnitracs to acquire XRS for $178 million

Riding the wave of e-commerce

This is part 1 of a two-part series on how e-commerce is changing the transportation industry and what carriers can do thrive in this brave new world. Part two (next ...

Rand McNally releases next-gen GPS navigation devices

On Friday, Aug. 22, at the Great American Trucking Show, Rand McNally, introduced its latest generation IntelliRoute TND GPS devices for commercial truck drivers. The devices have new hardware, a faster processor, new ...

Panel: Telematics come of age, fleets realizing benefits

Technology changing needs of drivers and technicians, panel says

In 2014, a Class 8 truck is as technologically advanced as it’s ever been, and it’s among one of the most sophisticated tools on the road. However, if new truck technologies ...

Technology to boost driver performance — fleets share case examples at CVOC

A "Connected Vehicle" panel during the first day of the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference probed how technology is used to "improve driver performance" from fleet and OEM arenas. Brent ...

What will the truck market look like in 2022?

Truck makers, operators ask NHTSA to consider ‘real world’ in setting efficiency standards

PeopleNet recognizes 4 fleets for innovation

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced the recipients of its 2014 Innovator of the Year Awards, presented to fleets that demonstrate leadership in using PeopleNet products ...

Truck nav, bypass service combined in app from ALK and Drivewyze

Drivewyze and ALK Technologies announced this week a collaboration in which it is integrating key functions of the two individual services into CoPilot Truck, available on both iOS and Android ...

Comdata to be acquired by FleetCor for $3.45B

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Comdata from Ceridian LLC for $3.45 billion. The transaction is expected to close in December 2014. FleetCor is a global provider ...