Technology

Remote diagnostics: fringe benefit or killer app?

Remote diagnostics surfaced in the late 1990s when telematics systems linked up with electronically controlled engines to transmit fault codes to the office. In theory, this new conduit would prevent breakdowns ...

Pizza delivery fleet TBHC creates ‘non-punitive’ video-based safety program

SmartDrive Systems announced that TBHC Delivers, a full-service direct distribution company, has deployed its video-based safety program across its entire fleet. According to the announcement, TBHC, the country’s largest distributor of ...

Telematics partnership brings changes to Detroit Connect

Daimler Trucks North America is realigning it Detroit Connect telematics offerings with Zonar Systems. Detroit Connect will transition the branding of its Visibility fleet software under Zonar’s Ground Traffic Control, assuming ...

E-log mandate advances, FMCSA sends rule to White House for approval

New integrated drivetrains speak a language all their own – and that’s a good thing for fuel-conscious fleets

One surprising trend over the past few years has been the unprecedented market share growth of automated manual transmissions. Many OEMs now are reporting AMT take rates that would have ...

CCJ Market Movers to feature some of trucking’s top leaders

Managing fleets’ three biggest costs – drivers, fuel and equipment – is an ongoing challenge, even for the nation’s most successful carriers. Fleets such as Covenant, Swift and Werner have proven ...

Daimler, Zonar enhanced partnership takes service and support to the next level

No matter what the OEM makeup of your fleet looks like, a truck isn’t worth a hill of beans if you can’t rely on quality service and support to diagnose ...

SkyBitz includes cargo sensor, interior mounting with latest trailer tracking system

SkyBitz announced the Falcon series GXT3100C, an “all-in-one” trailer and container tracking system of three components: a GXT3100 mobile terminal with remote antenna, SkyBitz Cargo Sensor, and proprietary mounting bracket. All three ...

Volvo asks FMCSA to allow sensor to be placed outside allowed space on windshield

Volvo Trucks has requested an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow the placement of rain and ambient light detection sensors on Volvo’s trucks lower in the ...

Future of trucking equipment, technology to be key topic of discussion at CV-Outlook

How will environmental, safety and infrastructure concerns change trucking equipment and technology over the next decades? That’s the subject of the opening panel discussion at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Outlook, ...

On the margins: technology helps carriers choose better customers, loads

MiX Telematics brings video-based driver monitoring to U.S.

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management systems, is now offering a video-based driver monitoring application in the U.S. called MiX Vision. Integrated with MiX’s onboard computer and web-based ...

Video whiteboard: FMCSA’s 7 goals for ELD mandate explained

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management applications, released a new video detailing what fleets need to know about the upcoming Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, expected to be published in September ...

Action on e-log rule expected this month

A federal rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices by truck operators is scheduled to make its next move toward implementation this month, according to a recent report ...

CV Outlook to host panel on future of trucking equipment, technology

Trucking equipment and technology is ever changing. That has been especially evident of late, as major truck manufacturers have unveiled technology that could revolutionize the industry. Next month, a panel of ...