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August 15, 2017 - Product News

TruETA Tool Aimed at Helping Fleets Plan Better

Thom Albrecht discusses the disruption of ecommerce on the trucking industry during the in.sight User Conference + Expo. Photo: Jim Beach

TMW Systems introduced TruETA, a trip planning and execution tool that calculates estimated time of arrival for each stop along a commercial truck’s route.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Trimble, TMW Systems, Fleet Planning, Schedule

August 15, 2017 - Product News

TMW Introduces Portfolio of Transportation-Focused Apps

TMW Systems has introduced a portfolio of 11 mobile apps for professionals at every level of a transportation business – from operations to drivers and vehicle maintenance personnel – to complete a wide range of business-critical activities from their Android- or iOS-based devices.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, Mobile Apps

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Leads ATRI's Top Trucking Issues List

Rebecca Brewster, president of ATRI, discusses recent research results at the in.sight user conference. Photo: Jim Beach

The ELD mandate was the top industry issue on trucking fleets' minds last year, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual Top 10 list, as reported by ATRI's Rebecca Brewster at a user conference put on by TMW and PeopleNet.

Tags: ATRI, Events, Industry Concerns, ELD Mandate

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

ATA to California: Don't Mess With Trucking

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. Photo: Jim Beach

State governments, especially California, need to understand they can’t “mess with trucking,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, at the TMW Systems and Peoplenet in.site User Conference + Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tags: Regulations, ATA, California, Driver Shortage, Autonomous Vehicles

August 15, 2017 - Product News

PeopleNet Reveals Fleet Tech Developments at User Conference

PeopleNet announced several fleet-focused technology developments at this year’s in.sight User Conference + Expo, involving electronic logging devices, data analysis, hardware, and video intelligence.

Tags: ELDs, Samsung, In-Vehicle Video, Data Analysis, Fleet Management Software, PeopleNet, Analytics

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Gains Push GDP Hopes Higher

One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy shifted into high gear in July, posting its biggest gain in seven months, according to a new Commerce Department report.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, GDP, Gross Domestic Product

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS says its new virtual reality training technology is realistic down to the finest details. Photo: UPS

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

Tags: Driver Safety, UPS, Driver Training, UPS Freight, Virtual Technology, Drivers, Safety

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Trimble Creates Two Transportation Specific Divisions

David Wangler (left) and Brian McLaughlin will head the two new Trimble divisions. Photo: Trimble

Trimble has created two divisions as part of its transportation segment, Trimble Transportation Mobility and Trimble Transportation Enterprise, to address the changing marketplace.

Tags: Leadership, Fleet Management Software, Trimble, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, People

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

PeopleNet and TMW Heads Talk On-Demand Economy at User Conference

Brian McLaughlin, president of PeopleNet addressing the opening session of the in.sight User Conference + Expo. Photo: Jim Beach

The on-demand economy was the focus on day one of PeopleNet and TMW Systems' in.sight Conference, examining how transportation businesses must become increasingly interconnected to keep up with the market.

Tags: E-commerce, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Events, On-Demand

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Talks to Revamp NAFTA Slated to Begin This Week

Trucking and logistics interests are keeping a close eye on talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement begin this week – particularly those involved in the automotive industry.

Tags: Mexico, NAFTA, Donald Trump, Economic Conditions

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

Imports Expected to Hit New Monthly, Annual Records

Boosted by continuing retail sales growth, August is expected to be the busiest month on record for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports and 2017 is on track to set a new annual high, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Friday by the trade group the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the consulting firm Hackett Associates.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Containers, Port Trucking

August 10, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Slates Summertime Road Show Regional Forums

With no fanfare and nearly as little publicity, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun holding day-long regional forums to discuss how to improve the highway safety performance of commercial vehicles.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Enforcement, ELDs, CSA, Safety

August 10, 2017 - Industry News

3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

Photo: FMCSA

Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics, it was concern about how drivers might be impacted that compelled FMCSA to put “provisions in place to prevent issues of harassment, one of which is driver coercion.”

Tags: FMCSA, ELD Mandate, ELDs, Drivers

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

ATRI: What Makes Younger Drivers Safe?

Photo via ATRI

The American Transportation Research Institute released the phase one findings of its research into whether safe younger drivers can be identified through certain characteristics, in hopes of developing an assessment tool that will make it easier for companies to hire younger drivers in face of a truck driver shortage.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Younger Drivers

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Daseke Reports Second Straight Loss Since Going Public

One of the largest owners of flatbed and specialized trucking services providers moved from a profit to a loss in the second quarter of the year while reporting its second straight quarterly loss since becoming a publicly traded company early in 2017.

Tags: Fleet Earnings, Daseke Inc.

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Movements Remain High Despite Trucking Decline

Freight Transportation Services Index, June 2012 - June 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

After hitting a new record high in May, a measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry declined in June, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

PIT Group Assesses Real-World Platooning Operations

The PIT Group is working with Volvo and other interested parties to evaluate potential platooning operations in North America. Photo: PIT Group

Canada's PIT engineering research group is overseeing a month-long series of truck platoon tests in order to evaluate how the new technology will perform in real-world fleet operations.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles, PIT Group, Canada, Active Safety Systems, Volvo Trucks

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Rebound, Freight Volume Unusually High

We’re supposed to be in the dog days of summer but spot market truckload freight volumes are still higher than any month except June while August had a stronger start than any month in more than a year and a half, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Wabash National to Buy Truck Body Maker Supreme

Photo: Wabash National

Impact that rising tide of e-commerce shipping is having on the need for more “final mile” deliveries cited as driving factor behind acquisition.

Tags: Wabash National, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trailers, Truck Bodies

August 8, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Wants Your Top Green Fleets Nominations

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions for its 2017 Top Green Fleets.

Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

August 8, 2017 - Global News

Are European Truck Makers Poised for Big Gains in China?

Helping fuel a strong drive toward European trucks is a new emphasis on total ownership costs, the Bain study found. Photo: Scania

A new report from Bain Insights indicates that 20% of Chinese fleets plan to upgrade to European-built trucks within three years.

Tags: China, Global, TCO, Scania, Joint Venture

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Freight Growth up Nearly 38% Since End of Great Recession

Freight TSI modal data, January 2000-December 2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Newly released U.S. Transportation Department figures show all but one of the major freight modes have grown since the end of the Great Recession, with trucking posting the second-highest increase.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight Index

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Moving Toward Dropping Diabetic Exemption Requirement

Image: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration is seeking public comment on whether it should eliminate the requirement that drivers with insulin-treated diabetes seek a formal exemption from the agency to be allowed to operate a commercial vehicle.

Tags: FMCSA, Diabetes, Drivers, Driver Health

August 7, 2017 - Product News

ISE Adds Electronic Logging Solution to FMCSA ELD List

Photo: ISE

ISE announced that its eFleetSuite electronic logging device solution was self-certified and listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD online registry.

Tags: FMCSA, Trimble, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 7, 2017 - Product News

Telogis Self-Certifies ELD Solution

Image courtesy of Telogis.

Verizon-owned Telogis has been included on a list of registered providers of Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solutions by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Tags: Telogis, Safety & Compliance, ELDs, ELD Mandate

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