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A golf tournament is displayed on the EpicVue flat-screen TV inside a truck’s sleeper. The company offers its service based on three-year and five-year contracts. Photo via EpicVue
Attracting and Retaining Drivers with Satellite TV
By Jim Beach
Cargo Transporters recently started installing in-cab satellite TV systems in some of its trucks and the driver feedback has been encouraging.
Of Schneider National’s 13,000-plus drivers, more than 2,200 are owner-operators like Andy Mills, shown here. Photo: Schneider National
Driver Dilemma: In Search of Owner-Operators
By Deborah Lockridge
After a difficult recession caused many to give up trucking, owner-operators are on the rise again and fleets are doing all they can to recruit and retain them.
Kristi Webb, president and CEO of GE Capital Fleet Services
Why GE Decided to Sell Its Fleet Services Business
By Mike Antich
Although GE Capital Fleet Services has had strong annual revenue growth and a significant product development agenda, its upcoming sale is part of a larger strategic plan by its parent company to focus on its core industrial businesses.
Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
Commentary: Glimpses of the Future in Louisville
By Deborah Lockridge
With economists and truck makers predicting what truck sales will look like this year, hints of what products we might see announced next year, concept trucks and prototypes on display, the Mid-America Trucking Show is a glimpse of the future.
How Will the Next Highway Bill Get Funded?
By David Cullen
More attention is being paid this week to legislating infrastructure funding as the expiration date on the current MAP-21 highway bill looms ever closer - not that deadlines mean much on Capitol Hill.

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Port Truckers Strike Over Job Misclassification
By Steven Martinez
Hundreds of truckers from companies servicing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have walked off the job to protest what they say are unfair labor practices due to improper employee classification.
Economic Watch: Services Sector Growth Eases
By Evan Lockridge
Growth in the U.S. service sector during April eased from a seven-month high in March, according to the financial information services provider Markit, but numbers still point to strong start to the second quarter.
Image: Omnitracs
Omnitracs Launches ELD Information Site
By David Cullen
Omnitracs, LLC has launched an informational website on the upcoming electronic logging device mandate-- www.ELDfacts.com.
Economic Watch: Durable Goods Orders Increase, Key Indicator Down Again
By Evan Lockridge
Orders for big ticket, long lasting durable goods increased 4% in March, the biggest gain in eight months, but a key indicator of business investment fell for the second consecutive month.
Photo: Jim Park
ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix
By David Cullen
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
Covenant Transport Turns Finances Around
The holding company for trucking companies Covenant Transport and others moved to a profit from a loss in the first quarter of the year.
Photo by Evan Lockridge
Landstar Reports Record Revenue, Earnings
Landstar System reported record first quarter diluted earnings per share of 67 cents on record first quarter revenue of $762 million.
Image: FMCSA
FMCSA May Reward Carriers for Going Beyond Safety Regs
By David Cullen
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on its potential development of a program that would take into consideration a motor carrier’s “proactive voluntary implementation of state-of-the-art best practices and technologies” when evaluating the company’s safety program.
Photo by Evan Lockridge
Economic Watch: New Homes Sales Mixed, Manufacturing Slows
By Evan Lockridge
Sales of new homes in the U.S. during March fell the most in more than 18 months following three straight monthly gains, according to the Commerce Department.
Acquisition Costs Cut Into Forward Air Income
By Evan Lockridge
Freight transportation provider Forward Air Corp.'s first quarter profit fell more than 50% from a year earlier on 20% higher revenue.

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Navman’s Drive Apps Streamline Driver Workflow Navman Wireless released the Drive suite of applications combining fleet management, communication, navigation, dispatching, and documentation systems into a single interface.
Peterbilt’s SmartLinq Shows Fleet Health in Real-Time Peterbilt’s SmartLinq remote diagnostics system provides customers with real-time fleet health information to alert fleet managers to vehicle problems and help them manage service.
McLeod Upgrades Core Transportation Software McLeod Software is releasing version 15.1 of its LoadMaster, PowerBroker and LoadMaster LTL software products.
Cloud-Based In-Cab Video System Launched Convoy Technologies recently introduced its Videomatics video/telematics-based system to help improve driver safety and security.
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.
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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