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September 15, 2016

FTR Conference: Digital Disruptions and the Future of Trucking

INDIANAPOLIS -- Expect big changes over the years in the way trucking and supply chains are managed, including turning it upside down. That was one of the messages those attending the FTR Transportation Conference heard Thursday morning.

August 26, 2016

One20 Membership Offers Free Driver-Centric Benefits via App, Tablet

One20 is a new membership-based service that aims to help improve truck drivers’ lives on the road with the help of an app that delivers everything from product discounts and point-of-interest information to health coaching and electronic logs — for free.

August 18, 2016

FourKites Tracking Integrated With Oracle Transportation Management

The FourKites real-time load tracking platform is now available with Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Transportation Management version 6.3.0 and higher.

July 19, 2016

Teletrac Navman Director Platform Aimed at Mid-Size Fleet Market

Teletrac Navman has launched a new global software platform, Teletrac Navman Director, for the 50- to 500-vehicle market. It tracks trucks and other assets, collects data for analytics, and provides real-time feedback to drivers.

July 4, 2016

UShip Signs Exclusive Contract with DB Schenker to Automate Road Freight

Online shipping and freight automation provider uShip has partnered with Germany-based global logistics company DB Schenker to power an online trucking platform launching later this year in Europe.

June 27, 2016

McLeod's PowerBroker Integrates Truckstop.com Insurance Information

Truckstop.com and McLeod have announced the integration of a carrier monitoring interface with Truckstop.com’s OnBoarding and McLeod’s PowerBroker products.

June 2, 2016

Fleet Advantage Earns Technology Leadership Award

Fleet Advantage has been awarded the Technology Leadership Award for Fleet TCO Optimization Solutions in North America from industry research and consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan.

May 13, 2016

Q&A: Omnitracs' Brad Taylor Talks About Big Data and the Internet of Things

Why does Omnitracs need a vice president of Internet of Things Solutions? We talked to Brad Taylor to find out in this Q&A to learn more about the role of connectivity and big data in trucking and in everyday life.

April 15, 2016

Ryder’s Bill Dawson Wades into Modern ‘Sea of Data’

MISSISSAUGA, ON — More data is available to the trucking industry today than ever before in its history, to the point that data and maintenance have become integrally linked. But it will take time to figure out how to perfectly integrate this new sea of data into day-to-day business, says Bill Dawson, VP of maintenance operations and engineering for Ryder System Inc.

April 15, 2016

Paragon Updates PC*Miler Interface

In response to demand from clients that use its de facto mileage calculations for paying truck drivers, Paragon Software Systems has updated its system interface with ALK’s PC*Miler routing, mileage, and mapping software.

March 23, 2016

Commentary: Information Is King for Aftermarket Service Providers

The size of the truck parts and service aftermarket has grown to $107 billion and independent parts and service providers are stepping up their game to ensure they have the necessary skills, tools and technology to meet fleets’ needs.

March 17, 2016

Risk Management Solution Aimed at Oil and Gas Industry

MiX Telematics has launched MiX Journey Management, a risk management solution for U.S. oil and gas companies that is integrated with the company’s fleet management platform.

February 26, 2016

Rush Launches Vehicle Service Monitoring Platform

Rush Enterprises has launched RushCare Service Connect, a service communication system that provides customers with an online, on-demand view of the service process for vehicles in Rush Truck Centers service departments.

February 23, 2016

Element Hires IT Consultancy Firm

Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has hired Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a Santa Clara, Calif., global information technology firm.

February 22, 2016

How Changes in Retailing Are Driving Changes in Logistics

Consumer expectations for last-mile, same-day and home delivery have drastically changed, thanks to the likes of Amazon and department stores that offer same day delivery and in-store pick up. Deborah Lockridge explores the topic with Descartes' Chris Jones in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

February 22, 2016

Commentary: Bridging the Extremes

How do we make the latest technologies attractive to folks who don’t pull white vans down smooth highways?

February 19, 2016

Should You Own Your Software?

Most trucking software in daily use is provided by Software-as-a-Service subscription-based delivery model.

February 18, 2016

Trimble Adds ISE Applications to Field Service Management Solutions

Trimble has added ISE Fleet Service’s Android eFleetSuite compliance application to its field service management solution adding support for hours of service and DVIR.

February 11, 2016

UltraShipTMS Upgrades Driver Payroll Features

UltraShipTMS has released an upgrade to the truck driver payroll portion of its transportation management system platform.

February 11, 2016

Gauging Trucking’s Digital Disruptors

No fewer than five technology-based “disruptors” to freight transportation were identified in a recent survey of carrier/3PL/broker, shipper and trucking supplier executives conducted by Princeton Consulting.

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