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Top dealers know that meeting customer needs goes far beyond selling a good product.
Top Dealers Focus on Changing Customer Expectations
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: Jim Park
West Coast Port Problems Cause Drop in Intermodal Rail Traffic
By Evan Lockridge
Intermodal rail traffic fell in February, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Graphic: DAT
Spot Freight Rates Recover Over Past Week
By Evan Lockridge
Rates on the spot freight market increased in all three major categories for the first time in weeks, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Change in nonfarm private employment. Graphic: ADP
Economic Watch: Job Gains Ease Last Month, Service Sector Expands
By Evan Lockridge
Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.
Photo courtesy of GM.
Chevrolet Offers Box-Delete Option on Colorado
General Motors is offering its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with a box-delete option so fleet managers can better configure the mid-size pickup for specific jobs, GM announced today at NTEA's Work Truck Show.
Some of Florida Power & Light's green vehicle fleet. Photo courtesy Florida Power & Light.
Green Strategy Discussions Kick Off Work Truck Show
By Tom Berg
Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.
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 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 courtesy of Reading Truck Body.
Reading Introduces Isuzu NPR With Tool-Pro Body
Reading Truck Body has introduced the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX work truck with Tool-Pro body. The truck is on display at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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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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