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How to (and how not to) use trucking telematics
Smart data management and application will help fleet managers maximize the functionality of their systems.
May 5, 2021
Experts say fleets should prioritize camera evidence for safety
Telematics, ELDs and event recorders help safety conscious Stewart Transport prioritize driver performance and safety.
April 18, 2021
Montgomery Transport cuts claims with image-based load securement app
An app that started out as a way to improve communication between drivers and management at flatbed carrier Montgomery Transport now helps drivers improve load securement and lower risk for themselves and their company.
April 1, 2021
US Transport's driver acquisition strategy pays off
The flight risk of drivers is high after an acquisition, but US Transport developed a communications strategy that has reduced turnover by 20% during the past year.
February 22, 2021
Driver scoring app is creepy but effective
The author and his family take on a driver monitoring program that has them a little creeped out and frustrated but also striving to keep their driving scores high.
January 27, 2021
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Find the right ELD for the right price in CCJ’s ELD buyers’ guide
Enforcement of the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate begins Monday, Dec. 18. Is your fleet ready? See an in-depth look at compliance, including comparing costs and features of the myriad of devices on the market, in CCJ’s in-depth guide.
November 30, 2017
ELD buyers’ guide: How factory-fit telematics systems work with ELDs
From CCJ’s in-depth guide to compliance with the ELD mandate: Most truck makers are not in the ELD business — at least not yet — but their investments in remote diagnostics and telematics can pay dividends for third-party ELD providers.
November 24, 2017
Analysis shows ELDs having no impact on rates
Analysis show that rate increases will have to come from increased demand, but so far demand in 2017 has been soft.
May 18, 2017
ISE Fleet Services, CalAmp partner to offer turnkey ELD system
ISE Fleet Services, a provider of FMCSA compliant Electric Logging Devices, announced a partnership with CalAmp to offer ISE’s eFleetSuite compliance application with CalAmp’s LMU-4200, a next-generation location and messaging unit, and MDT-7 Android-based mobile data terminal. This partnership provides fleet operators with a configurable end-to-end ELD to manage drivers’ hours-of-service and vehicle maintenance compliance. “We […]
October 26, 2015
The trucking technology tit-for-tat: Will trucking get anything in return for ever-increasing regs?
In return for working to meet all these new standards and rules set forth both in recent years and upcoming, the trucking industry has asked for virtually nothing in return from the federal government. That needs to change. Modest size and weight increases are an excellent place to start.
July 8, 2015
Magellan adds electronic logging to truck navigation device
Magellan has developed an Android GPS truck navigation device that includes electronic driver logs, the Magellan RoadMate RC9496T-LMB. The device connects to a desktop tool, the Magellan Fleet Manager. The new fleet offerings will be available in fourth quarter 2014.
October 8, 2014
Rand McNally makes E-Logs compliant for passenger carriers
TransCor America, a detainee/prisoner transportation company, is in the process of installing Rand McNally’s TND 760 throughout its organization for HOS compliance.
February 21, 2014
Video rundown: CCJ’s Top 10 stories of 2013
[youtube N9raW2nLxCc nolink] Click the video to watch CCJ’s year-end review of the top stories of 2013. For a more in-depth review, including links to original news articles and related content, see our Top 10 review here.
January 2, 2014
State trucking associations endorse J.J. Keller’s Encompass E-Logs
With industry-wide interest in electronic logs growing stronger, J.J. Keller announced that state trucking associations are endorsing its Encompass E-Log and fleet management system. Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Rhode Island are the most recent state trucking associations to endorse Encompass to their members, in addition to the 32 associations that have already done […]
December 6, 2013
Good drivers leaving in droves; new HOS hurting safety, carriers say
Recent changes in the hours-of-service rule have delivered yet another regulatory blow to the trucking industry’s overall operating efficiency and its ability to retain qualified drivers, a panel of fleet executives concluded this week. And, most critically, the changes could have a negative impact on truck safety.
October 24, 2013
Vnomics creates CORE system for driver coaching, vehicle analysis
At the 2013 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition, Vnomics Corp. announced that it has launched CORE, a fleet performance system designed to improve fuel economy, driver safety and operational efficiency. CORE combines two of Vnomics’ most distinct programs — individualized real-time driver coaching and comprehensive vehicle analysis — into a single offering […]
October 23, 2013
Omnitracs celebrates 25 years, 200k trucks using HOS software
Omnitracs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, announced its 25th anniversary. As announced on Aug. 23, 2013, a definitive agreement was entered into to sell Omnitracs to Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm. Closing of the acquisition is expected […]
October 17, 2013
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