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Top dealers know that meeting customer needs goes far beyond selling a good product.
Top Dealers Focus on Changing Customer Expecations
By Denise Rondini
Top dealers know that meeting customer needs goes far beyond selling a good product. and nobody knows this better than than the fleets nominated for the Truck Dealer of the Year.
Truck driver pay is rising at a record rate. Is it the answer to the driver shortage? 
Driver Dilemma: How Important is Pay?
By Deborah Lockridge
Truck driver pay is rising at a record rate. Is it the answer to the driver shortage? The second in a series on the driver shortage.
Technology providers are working on updates to onboard recording devices and other automated logging and auditing systems.
Handling the Fallout from the Restart Rollback
By Betty Weiland, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Technology providers are working on updates to onboard recording devices and other automated logging and auditing systems to cope with the 34-hour restart suspension.
Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor
Commentary: Fuel Economy is Two-Dimensional
By Rolf Lockwood
Fuel economy is really a two-sided matter and we should be striving to avoid zero mpg just as much as we aim for 10 mpg.
Sweetland Transport anticipates a growth rate of more than 150% this year over last.
Using Technology To Grow and Stay Competitive
By Jim Beach
Sweetland Transport is a small trucking company relying on new technology not only to survive but to continue growing.

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Photo courtesy of Ford.
Ford Rolls Out Global Telogis-Powered Telematics Platform
Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
CRST Acquires Pegasus Transportation
CRST International has acquired Kentucky-based Pegasus Transportation. CRST said the acquisition will allow it to expand its temperature-controlled operations footprint.
Teletrac Merges with Navman Wireless
Teletrac and Navman Wireless have merged into a single telematics company, the two recently announced.
FMCSA: ELD Final Rule Slated to Publish on Sept. 30
By David Cullen
The projected publication date for the final ELD rule has been updated to September 30th according the the FMCSA.
Photo: Andrzej Barabasz (Chepry) via Wikipedia
Reward Offered in Theft of Gold from Truck
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information in the theft of $4 million in gold Sunday evening from a truck on I-95 in North Carolina.
Transflo Mobile+ app for iPhone. 
Transflo Mobile+ 1.3 Allows Migration from Legacy App
Pegasus TransTech has updated the Transflo Mobile+ app with version 1.3 which includes load reconciliation and in-app migration from the legacy app, Transflo Mobile.
Economic Watch: Manufacturing Growth Continues, Construction Spending Slows
By Evan Lockridge
Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.
Photo: Revisorweb via Wikimedia Commons
Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Falls Slightly, GDP Revised Downward
By Evan Lockridge
U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.
Art by Annie Yu from Edison, New Jersey, the grand prize winner of the Kindergarten through second grade age group for the 2014 "Be Ready, Be Buckled" art contest."
FMCSA Extends Deadline for Student Art Contest
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending the submission deadline for the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest until March 16, 2015.
Transpo Leaders Urged to Pressure Congress On Highway Bill
By David Cullen
Lobbying by officials of State transportation departments can help get a long-term highway bill passed this year, say key U.S. Representatives and Senators at an annual Washington briefing presented by AASHTO.

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DumpTruckLoads.com Matches Loads with Trucks DumpTruckLoads.com is an online service allowing users to find trucks or loads in a single source. Both contractors and dump truck owners can become members, connecting the two sides.
McLeod, iGlobal Integrate Software with In-cab Scanning Billing and payroll documents are scanned and transmitted with iGlobal’s device, and payment for a delivered load can be made by Friday of the following week.
Photo courtesy Rush Truck Centers Rush, Decisiv to Link Service-Info Management Systems Integrating the RushCare communications management system with Decisiv's service platform will improve service, reduce waiting times and sharpen billing accuracy for truck and bus operators and leasing customers.
Enhanced Mapping Application Introduced Nashville-based BOLT, a provider of cloud-based dispatching applications, recently introduced BOLT Atlas, a mapping application that combines a fleet’s customer, dispatch and routing data with telematics, elog, navigation and other information.
Roadnet Insight Offers Business Intelligence As part of Omnitracs, LLC’s global user conference held Feb. 8 – 11 in Dallas, the company’s Roadnet Technologies business unit unveiled new products and enhancements, including a new business intelligence tool.
USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Reman Parts Gaining More Favor with Truck Operators
Remanufactured components are a smart price-point alternative for fleets of all sizes and vehicles of all ages given the current market economic conditions. Meritor examines this trend in a whitepaper.
Traffic Violations are on the Rise: How Fleets Can Prepare
Fuel, insurance, preventive maintenance and repairs are generally accepted as standard operating costs for fleets. What about vehicle-issued violations, such as parking, toll and photo enforcement tickets?

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