Technology

Daimler Trucks asks DOT to allow it to use camera systems in lieu of rearview mirrors (with photos)

Citing it as a way to improve aerodynamics and gain more flexibility in creating new technologies, Daimler Trucks North America, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, has petitioned the ...

ATRI study says truck platooning feasible in some operations

The American Transportation Research Institute, an arm of the American Trucking Associations, released this week a report on its first phase of testing the feasibility truck platooning, and it concluded ...

Estenson Logistics, Truline Corp. deploy DriveCam in 900 trucks

Lytx, a global provider of video-based driver safety, announced that dedicated logistics provider Estenson Logistics and its partner company Truline Corporation have fully-deployed the Lytx DriveCam Program throughout their fleet of ...

Hirschbach Motor Lines chooses Stay Metrics for driver rewards, retention platform

  The experts in driver retention, Stay Metrics, announced that Hirschbach Motor Lines is implementing its Driver Engagement Platform. Hirschbach Motor Lines, based in East Dubuque, Ill., is a fast-growing company that ...

Omnitracs celebrates opening of Dallas headquarters

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Dallas with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on ...

PeopleNet acquires Cadec to expand presence in foodservice, private fleets

Long-time competitors PeopleNet and Cadec met in the fall of 2014 to talk about an acquisition. Not long ago, PeopleNet was in a similar situation when its private equity owners were looking ...

As trucks of tomorrow take shape, two paths forward emerge

FMC Technologies to deploy SmartDrive on 1,300-truck fleet

SmartDrive Systems announced that Houston-based FMC Technologies, a global provider of technology and services for the oil and gas industry, is in-process of deploying SmartDrive’s video-based safety program across its entire ...

Safety technology can pay for itself; drivers need education on tech ‘misconceptions,’ panelists say at CCJ Spring Symposium

As safety systems become more prevalent, so too do pressures on fleets to actively manage them. Learning to manage systems, as well as convince drivers to buy into new safety ...

Celadon shares customer service innovations at CCJ Spring Symposium

During a technology breakout session at the CCJ Spring Symposium on May 19, Marie Leapley from Celadon Trucking, the CCJ 2015 Innovator of the Year, showcased the methodology and tools the ...

BAM Worldwide intros specialty lending platform for carriers

BAM Worldwide announced the availability of a specialty asset-based lending platform for motor carriers called BAMwire, which is already being utilized by the freight brokerage and logistics industry. Slow-paying customers and slim ...

Volvo previews future fuel efficiency, connectivity improvements

New fuel efficiency improvements and vehicle connectivity changes are coming, according to Volvo Trucks North America, which shared its visions at its Volvo Trucks Business Symposium in Providence, R.I., this ...

High-tech driver recruiting, part III: lasting commitments

Editor's note: this is the third and final installment in the "high-tech driver recruiting" series. Part one looked at ways to fast-track driver applicants. Part two explored ways to engage drivers with online advertising. Every ...

First Advantage creates DOT Direct for online driver applications and screening

First Advantage Fleet Solutions, a technology-based fleet service provider specializing in driver compliance, fleet legalization, GPS telematics and risk management, released a new online employment application and screening product designed ...

High-tech driver recruiting, part II: online engagement

Editors note: this is the second installment of a three-part series on using advanced technology to recruit drivers. The first part covered software systems to speed the qualification of job applicants.  When looking ...