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October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Park My Truck App Helps Drivers Find Available Parking

Representatives from the FMCSA, ATA, ATRI and the truck stop group NATSO unveiled a new app designed to help truck drivers find available parking spaces. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking and travel plaza leaders have launched the smart phone application to help solve the parking shortage for professional drivers..

Tags: ATA, NATSO, Truck Parking, Mobile App

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Elects Kevin Burch its 72nd Chairman

Kevin Burch, new ATA chairman, addresses attendees at an awards luncheon. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations’ board of directors elected Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express from Dayton, Ohio as the federation’s 72nd chairman.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, People, American Trucking Associations

October 4, 2016 - Industry News

ATA’s Spear Slams Proposed Speed-Limiter Rule

Chris Spear speaking to the press on ATA's stance on proposed speed-limiter rule. Photo: David Cullen

The president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations has bluntly assessed as “dangerous” the key provisions of the proposed federal speed-limiter rule for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, ATA MC&E

October 4, 2016 - Product News

Volvo, Mack Sign Deal With Geotab for Connected Vehicle Services

Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have entered into a memorandum of understanding with telematics provider Geotab.

Tags: Geotab, Mack Trucks, Connected Vehicle Technology, Volvo Trucks North America

October 4, 2016 - Industry News

Continental Buys A Majority Stake in Zonar

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The Continental Corporation has acquired a majority stake in Zonar Systems, a company specializing in fleet management solutions for commercial vehicles.

Tags: telematics, Continental, Zonar, Mergers & Acquisitions

October 4, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Chief Spear Pushes Bold Agenda for Trucking

Chris Spear emphatically making a point in address to ATA members. Photo: Evan Lockridge

In a fast-paced and wide-ranging address, new American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear introduced himself to ATA members and asserted that under his stewardship, the industry’s biggest lobby will “get in the game” to advance an array of trucking’s interests in Washington D.C. and on the state level.

Tags: ATA, ATA MC&E

October 3, 2016 - Product News

Microsoft and AT&T Collaborate With Detroit Diesel on Detroit Connect

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Detroit Diesel announced collaborations with AT&T and Microsoft to deliver enhancements to its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services.

Tags: AT&T, Detroit Diesel, Microsoft, Connected Vehicle Technology, Daimler Trucks North America

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Looming ELD Mandate Tops Trucking Industry Concerns Survey

Rebecca Brewster (left), president and chief operating officer of ATRI along with Derek Leathers, ATRI board member and Werner Enterprises president and CEO, give details of ATRI's latest survey of the biggest issues concerning the trucking industry. Photo: Evan Lockridge

LAS VEGAS -- The American Transportation Research Institute unveiled its top industry issues report showing that the looming implementation of the ELD Mandate is the top concern of carriers and drivers.

Tags: ATA, ATRI, Industry Concerns, ATA MC&E, ELD Mandate

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Names 15 Member Class for LEAD Program

American Trucking Associations named its fourth class to the LEAD ATA industry leadership program and also announced the graduation of its third class during the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, PeopleNet, People, ATA MC&E

October 2, 2016 - Industry News

ATA’s Spear: Trucking Must “Take Seat at the Table” for Making Autonomous-Driving Policy

ATA president Chris Spear fielding reporters' queries on autonomous policymaking. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Because autonomous driving technologies offer “a lot of potential but also a lot of unknowns,” Chris Spear, ATA president, said trucking must “take our seat at the table with other industries to develop a [policy] framework without stymying innovation.

Tags: ATA MC&E, Autonomous Vehicles

October 2, 2016 - Industry News

Uncertainty Holding Back Growth, Says Economist at ATA MC&E

The economy and its effect on trucking was the topic of a general session on Sunday, hosted by American Trucking Associations' Chief Economist Bob Costello and his guest and analyst Diane Swonk, at the ATA's annual convention in Las Vegas. Photo: Evan Lockridge

LAS VEGAS -- There is a lot of uncertainty about where the economy is headed, but there is reason for hope that it and business conditions for trucking are slowing improving.

Tags: ATA MC&E, Economy

October 2, 2016 - Industry News

Lytx Releases “Client-Centric” Improvements to DriveCam Safety Program

Lytx Chairman &amp;amp; CEO Brandon Nixon describes new enhancements to the DriveCam video-based telematics safety program. Photo: Evan Lockridge<br />.

LAS VEGAS – Lytx announced new enhancements to its DriveCam video-based telematics safety program that Chairman and CEO Brandon Nixon said “will streamline workflow, capture even more unsafe driving behaviors, and make fleet tracking easier for fleet managers on the go.”

Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Lytx, ATA MC&E

October 2, 2016 - Industry News

Vigillo and J.J. Keller Reveal Data-Driven Driver Training Solution

Vigillo CEO Steven Bryan outlines new Prescriptive Analytics Solution developed in partnership with J.J. Keller. Photo: Evan Lockridge

LAS VEGAS -- Vigillo and J.J. Keller have partnered to launch a Prescriptive Analytics Solution that identifies unsafe behavior by truck drivers and then assigns training designed to address the issues.

Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, J.J. Keller, Vigillo, ATA MC&E

October 2, 2016 - Industry News

Velociti Rolls Out Monitoring and Maintenance for On-Board Technologies

Deryk Powell, Velociti president, details new monitoring and maintennace program for on-board technologies. Photo: Evan Lockridge

LAS VEGAS -- Velociti, a provider of technology deployment and support services, announced its new VelociCare program for post-deployment maintenance support of on-board technologies, including ELDs, at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Tags: ELDs, ATA MC&E, Velociti, On-Board Technology

October 1, 2016 - Industry News

Zonar Rolls Out Connect Tablet, Software for Fleets

LAS VEGAS – The fleet management technology company Zonar introduced what it says is the next generation tablet and software allowing commercial fleets to take greater control of their operations.

Tags: ATA MC&E, Zonar, ELDs, eDVIR, Tablets

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

Allison Transmission Names SVP of Global Marketing, Sales and Service

Allison Transmission has hired John Coll as senior vice president of global marketing, sales and service.

Tags: Sales, Allison Transmission, People, Marketing

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

GM Redesigns Duramax 6.6L for 2017 Silverado, Sierra

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GM has announced that a newly redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel will be offered on the 2017 Silverado HD and Sierra HD. The engine features a new air intake system and an enhanced oiling circuit.

Tags: Chevrolet, Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Silverado, 2017-MY, GMC Sierra

September 29, 2016 - Product News

Corcentric Launches E-payments

Corcentric, a provider of cloud-based financial process automation solutions, launched an e-payments solution to help customers further automate and digitize their payments processes.

Tags: Comdata, Cloud-Based Technology, Electronic Payments

September 29, 2016 - Product News

Convoy Offers Live-Streaming Video Platform

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Convoy Technologies' new Videomatics dashboard features live-video streaming, video playback and video search capabilities.

Tags: telematics, Video Event Recorders, Convoy Technologies

September 29, 2016 - Product News

Pegasus TransTech Partners With Geotab on ELD/Telematics Platform

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Pegasus TransTech introduced Transflo Telematics, offering a fleet management and electronic logging solution platform.

Tags: Geotab, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, telematics, Mobile Apps, Hours of Service, ELDs

September 29, 2016 - Product News

Lytx Offers Always-On Video Telematics With Unisyn Platform

Lytx has introduced the Unisyn platform, a video telematics platform that lets users see, understand and act on fleet and field operations safety and efficiency challenges.

Tags: telematics, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Hanjin Woes Boost West Coast Spot Market Truck Freight, Rates

As the West Coast feels ripple effects from the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co., nationally the number of loads on the spot truckload freight market fell 5% during the week ending Sept. 24 compared to the week before as truck capacity increased 3%, according to DAT Solutions, its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Port Trucking, Freight Rates

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

NACFE Report: Truck Platooning Could Save 4% in Fuel

Platooning is one of the steps toward autonomous trucking, but still requires drivers in all trucks, NACFE says.

The money thus conserved will pay back a $1,050 to $2,800 investment for necessary equipment in one to two years, it estimates.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fleet Efficiency, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Truck Platooning, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

September 28, 2016 - Product News

TMW Introduces Mobile Applications for Innovative IES

Photo: Jim Beach

Mobile apps designed for TMW Systems Innovation IES Access and Access Plus truck management systems were introduced at the PeopleNet TMW in.sight User Conference.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, Mobile Apps

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

PeopleNet and TMW Recognize Innovators at User Conference

PeopleNet and TMW Systems recognized the winners of their 2016 Innovator of the Year awards at their joint in.sight User Conference in Nashville Sept. 27.

Tags: PeopleNet, Awards, TMW Systems

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