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Langer Transport, headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., recently deployed Omnitracs’ MPC50 in-cab devices which include an electronic log applications, navigation and critical event reporting. 
What It's Like To Eliminate Paper Logs
By Jim Beach
Tank carrier Langer Transport tossed aside paper driver logs for good this January, opting to switch over to an automated hours-of-service application from Omnitracs LLC.
Fleets have been able to improve their CSA scores with automated driver logs and electronic driver vehicle inspection reports.
Technology Drives Down CSA Scores
By Jim Beach
When it comes to improving fleet operations, no matter the immediate issue at hand, technology, in all its forms, is becoming the “go-to” tool.
The Strati is a small electric car produced largely via 3D printing. How would that kind of change in manufacturing affect trucking companies that haul mostly auto parts to factories? Photo courtesy Local Motors.
How Will 3D Printing Affect Trucking?
By Deborah Lockridge
Business is booming, fuel prices are down. So it’s time to start thinking about the next threat to the industry: 3D printing.
Thinking Ahead.
The 2015 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators
By Deborah Lockridge and David Cullen
For Heavy Duty Trucking’s annual Truck Fleet Innovator awards, we look for fleet executives who are willing to change up the way they do things and who have a track record of leading their industries into new and sometimes uncharted waters.
Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
Commentary: Would You Drive for Your Fleet?
By Deborah Lockridge
Are you treating your drivers like employees?That may sound like an odd question. Unless you use owner-operators, of course your drivers are employees. But … do you really treat them like the rest of your employees?

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Internet Truckstop is Now Truckstop.com
Freight-matching load board company Internet Truckstop has rebranded as Truckstop.com, the company's CEO announced.
BestPass Says it Can Cut Number of Transponders Needed for Tolls
By Deborah Lockridge
A company that got its start as a way for New York State Motor Truck members to more easily manage their tolls says with a new transponder it will cover nearly all toll facilities nationwide by the end of the year and eliminate the need to have half a dozen transponders in a truck.
Volvo CEO Olof Persson keynoting HDMA Briefing at MATS. Photo: Deborah Lockridge
Technology's Promise Paying Off, Says Volvo Group CEO
By David Cullen
In his keynote address at the annual HDMA Briefing Breakfast here this morning, Persson sketched out the top trends in transportation regarding highway safety, environmental sustainability, and technology.
Flatbed Demand Picks Up in Spot Market
In a mixed week for the spot market, Flatbeds saw the only gain again continuing the trend in demand for the trailer type.
Wingman Fusion will be available on the International ProStar. Photo: International 
International First with New Bendix Advanced Safety System
By David Cullen
Navistar International Truck announced that beginning next month, the new Bendix Wingman Fusion integrated driver-safety system will be available on its International ProStar Class 8 truck models.
One of the 2,250 drop yards in Thermo King’s program is owned by the TK dealer in Kingman, Ariz., where 11 acres is devoted to parking. Regular customers include Artur Trucking, US Foods and local operators. Photo courtesy of Thermo Kiing
Thermo King Sets Up Network of Drop Yards
By Tom Berg
The yards can be used for a "nominal" fee by almost all truckers, whether or not they're TK customers.
HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators panel at the MATS Fleet Forum. Photo: Evan Lockridge
Drivers Key Focus of HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Panel
By Deborah Lockridge
Spontaneous applause broke out following an impassioned answer to a question by HDT Truck Fleet Innovator Steve Rush during a panel discussion Wednesday.
Photo of Amy Boerger by Evan Lockridge.
Cummins Appoints Engine Business Vice President
Cummins has appointed Amy Boerger as vice president of its North American Engine Business unit. Boerger was a finalist for the 2014 Most Influential Woman in Trucking.
More Powerful Radar in Wabco’s OnGuardActive
OnGuardActive uses a longer-range radar antenna to provide advanced warning of slow-moving vehicles and other obstructions and is effective in all seasons and all weather conditions, says Wabco.
A display showing the various safety technologies Bendix offers. Photo: David Cullen
Bendix Launches Wingman Fusion Driver Assistance System
Bendix has launched Wingman Fusion, the company’s new flagship driver assistance system that combines several safety technologies in a single package, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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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.
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.
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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