Technology

CCJ Fall Symposium: using technology to recruit, retain drivers

Faced with a prolonged driver shortage, motor carriers are looking for new ways to gain an edge in recruiting and retention. On Thursday, Nov. 6, Steve Grover from Knight Transportation will ...

Mack announces new Telogis-based, scalable vehicle telematics package

Mack announced a major expansion package to its GuardDog Connect fleet telematics system Sept. 29. The company’s new Mack Fleet Management Services is a suite of software and technology offerings ...

TMW Systems creates new framework to support growth

At TMW Systems’ annual TransForum user conference and exhibition, David Wangler compared the fast-growing software company to a truckload carrier. In today’s world, a carrier needs transportation management software (TMS) and ...

Orbcomm launches service for next-gen OG2 satellites

Orbcomm, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) systems, announced that it has launched commercial service for its next-generation OG2 satellites. Orbcomm’s advanced OG2 satellites are providing both M2M messaging and Automatic ...

Omnitracs Analytics shares 5 tips for happy drivers

In support of Driver Appreciation Week, Omnitracs Analytics (formally FleetRisk Advisors) has put together a list of quick tips to help fleet managers foster long-lasting and trusting relationships with drivers, ...

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 ...