Technology

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 ...

Weight in a second: onboard load scales deliver instant feedback

A driver shortage, rising equipment and fuel prices, government regulations, and other capacity constraints are forcing fleets to find new ways to move freight with fewer trucks. Maximizing payload is a ...

Outlook Conference speakers to talk regulations, driver performance, economic outlook and more

The 5th annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference takes place Aug. 20-21 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, and registration for fleets, distributors, suppliers and OEMs is open. Fleets ...

Omnitracs to hold first joint user conference, Feb 8-11, in Dallas

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced its first-ever joint user conference—Omnitracs Outlook 2015 — is taking place Feb. 8-11, 2015, at the Hilton ...

Decker Truckline selects Orbcomm for refrigerated fleet

Orbcomm, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) systems, announced that it has been selected by Decker Truckline, Inc. (Decker) to provide tracking and monitoring for its fleet of 800 refrigerated ...