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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.
Denise Rondini, Aftermarket Editor. 
Commentary: It's All About the Brakes
By Denise Rondini
Everybody talks about the importance of properly operating brakes, but, unfortunately, the talk doesn't always translate into action.
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.
A very large percentage of all CSA violations are almost entirely and easily preventable. Others may require more diligence and oversight, but they are still manageable.
Strategies For Staying On Top of CSA
By Jim Park
A very large percentage of all CSA violations are almost entirely and easily preventable. Others may require more diligence and oversight, but they are still manageable.

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Photo: FMCSA
FMCSA Begins Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has begun notifying select truck and bus companies to submit drug and alcohol testing program results for its annual survey.
Photo: Evan Lockridge
Ohio Lawmakers Scrap Highway Speed Limit Increase
Ohio Lawmakers scrapped a proposal to raise highway speed limits to 75 mph that was opposed by the trucking industry, according to a report from Cleveland.com.
Goodyear Names 2015 Highway Hero
It was not an easy choice when it came to choosing this year’s 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero, as all three finalists risked their lives to save others.
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.
FMCSA Under Pressure to Change CSA Scoring
The ATA urged the FMCSA to make common sense changes to the CSA scoring following re-introduced legislation from Congress addressing the same issue.
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.
Photo via HNI Blog
63 Tickets Issued in Massive Michigan Pile-up
Police have issued 63 tickets to drivers involved in a 193-vehicle pile-up in January on Interstate 94 in Michigan, according to a report on MLive.com, most for the same violation.
FMCSA Details How It Will Conduct Restart Study
By David Cullen
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted a plan for how it will conduct the “naturalistic study” of the operational, safety, health and fatigue impacts of the hours-of-service restart provisions that Congress has mandated it to conduct.
Photo via Pixabay
Bill Aims to Give Hair-Testing Equal Footing
By David Cullen
Bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress today that would allow the Department of Transportation to recognize hair testing as an alternative option to give companies greater flexibility when conducting drug and alcohol testing.

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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.
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.
Multi-Capable Jensen HD Bluetooth Radio Coming in May The radio that integrates with a truck’s electrical system and can be Bluetooth-linked to smart phones, which then are operated by the radio.
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.
Pre-Employment Screening Added to iiX Background Checks Pre-employment Screening Program records are now available as part of iiX’s suite of commercial driver background checks. The records provide employers with a quick way to screen driver safety profiles.

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