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

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 fleet of 1,300 ...

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 discussed how the company scores the customers and loads in its network.

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.

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

Trucking is first and foremost a people business, but technology is playing a larger role in helping to reduce turnover with a more seamless process for onboarding new drivers.

First Advantage creates DOT Direct for online driver applications and screening

First Advantage Fleet Solutions released a new online employment application and screening product designed for private and for-hire fleets.

High-tech driver recruiting, part II: online engagement

With so many trucking companies vying for drivers’ attention, engaging drivers online has become a competitive business.

Meritor-PSI: Automatic tire inflation system helps fuel economy, tire life, company says

The annual Meritor-Pressure Systems International Fleet Technology Event was held Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas.

High-tech driver recruiting, part I: speed dating

Fleets are using advanced technology to improve their driver recruiting efforts. In part one of this series, CCJ looks at how technology can be used to move driver applicants quickly ...

Economist: technology will save trucking industry from a capacity crisis

Trucking economist Noel Perry said that technology advancements in play by 2020 will save motor carriers and the transportation industry from the capacity crisis.

CIO panel: mobile apps key to recruiting, retaining younger drivers

A panel of fleet IT executives said that developing new mobile technology to attract, recruit and retain drivers is top priority.