Technology

Electronic log mandate will be a game changer, say CCJ Market Movers panelists

Miles have dropped about 6 percent for the 40 percent of carriers who have adopted electronic logging devices, said Derek Leathers, president and COO of Werner Enterprises and one of ...

FetchDesk launches ‘self-brokering’ software for carriers

FetchDesk announced the launch of a new cloud-based platform to streamline communications between shippers, brokers and carriers. The company says its mobile-friendly software allows shippers to identify and self-broker qualified, accredited ...

FourKites creates free tracking service for freight brokers

FourKites, a provider of freight tracking technology, introduced FourKites CarrierLink, a free mobile app and tracking service for small to mid-size brokers. Four Kites is a cross-platform tracking service that aggregates data ...

Got a Class 8 long-nose? CCJ’s Reader Reviews needs your opinions

Do you operate a Freightliner Coronado or 122SD? What about International’s Lonestar or 9900i? Maybe Kenworth’s W900? And let’s not forget Peterbilt’s Model 389 or Western Star’s 4900. Whichever tractor ...

ICYMI: Commercial Vehicle Outlook Wrap-up

The 2015 Commercial Vehicle Outlook is in the books. The annual conference, hosted in Dallas by CCJ's parent company Randall-Reilly and the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, hosted hundreds of fleet ...

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What you can expect from FMCSA’s safety fitness rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rule that would allow the agency to assign absolute safety scores to carriers on a monthly basis has been…

Volvo announces expanded telematics capabilities

Volvo Trucks North America has expanded its Volvo’s ASIST web-based service communication platform developed to integrate with its Truck Diagnostics System (TDS).  The integration of TDS and ASIST complements Volvo’s Remote ...

PeopleNet recognizes customer innovations at user conference

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced the recipients of its 2015 Innovator of the Year Awards during its annual user conference, held Aug. 24-26. The ...

International to introduce industry-first Wi-Fi engine reprogramming

International Truck today announced it plans to offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines. The company has ...

Truck Tank winner receives funding for driver retention app

Max Farrell and Andrew Kirpalani, creators of the WorkHound app, won the first-ever Truck Tank competition at the Great American Trucking Show. The duo beat out nine other competitors to win ...

Meritor WABCO enhances OnGuard platform (with video)

Meritor WABCO unveiled Thursday OnGuardACTIVE, an active braking driver assist feature that triggers on stationary objects and serves as an add-on to the company's OnGuard platform. NHTSA estimates collisions with stationary objects ...

CV Outlook: Current innovations driving future evolutions in remote diagnostics, automated vehicles

Tomorrow's trucks will be equipped for wireless remote updating of spec's for specific operating conditions, such as crossing mountains, speakers said at a trucking conference Aug. 27. Further developments in that ...

Here in the real world: CV Outlook panel tackles applying technology in today’s industry

After discussions on smart wallpaper, buying goods by blinking and driverless trucks that self-diagnose and repair while on the road, the final panel at this year’s CV Outlook returned to ...

Evolving use of U.S. highways, increasing truck freight efficiency highlight CV Outlook panel on freight infrastructure

Increasing truck size and weight limits will boost the U.S. trucking industry’s productivity, reduce the number of truck-involved accidents each year and, most importantly, level the playing field between the ...

PeopleNet takes its new ‘ConnectedFleet’ platform to the Cloud

After a few PowerPoint slides and a description of how the new ConnectedDriver app works, Jim Lowell plugged his smartphone into the projector on stage. “I want to show you a ...