October 6, 2000 - Industry News
Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate (HELP) has approved a new pricing schedule that would benefit a range of fleets using the weigh station bypass service. Plans include:
• Plan I (Capped Pay-Per-Pass) is 99¢ per truck for
Cadec Systems Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Canadian Marconi Corp. for exclusive rights to develop and market a fleet management system.
The system will build a platform on SmartPower, which consists of electronic controls, software
Transport Software has developed the Driver’s Daily Log Tracker, designed to save time on log compliance efforts. The application makes no attempt to audit logs, but acts as an input and storage device for log auditors.
FieldWorks has enhanced its FW5000 Series of notebook computers to include a standard hardware interface to all diesel truck engines from such manufacturers as Navistar, Caterpillar, Cummins Engine Co. and Detroit Diesel. Servicing dealers can now
The AAA Map ’n Go 3.0 software is a comprehensive CD-ROM that can be used to plan business or personal trips. The software features more than 76,000 services available at Interstate exits, detailed road maps for
The Lightstone Group has developed a routing and scheduling software program which helps businesses maximize the time- and cost-efficiency of resources such as drivers and vehicles.
Lightstone’s Resources In Motion Management System (RIMMS) allows users to custom
TIP (Transport International Pool) has released an upgraded version of its Business Partners Program featuring an expanded internal database of trailer fleet information.
The original program consisted of Trailer Availability Manager, Rental Activity Manager and INtermodal Asset
Cummins Engine Co. has introduced two new information systems — RoadRelay 3.2 with InRoads 3.2 and Inform 2.0.
RoadRelay features in-cab software, a new version of InRoads office reporting software and an upgrade to the RoadRelay reprogramming
FleetAnalyzer is an electronic benchmarking database designed to help fleets reduce maintenance costs and increase productivity. Tool electronically extracts data from fleet management systems and pools data into an industry-wide database.
Users can use a PC application
Freightliner Corp. has enhanced its Fleet Assistant AS/400 vehicle maintenance software with an Enroute Road Repair module that permits tracking of truck repair costs while the vehicle is on the road.
The new module is designed to
Geotek Communications has introduced Mobile Manifest software, designed to track and implement all aspects of fleet management. Software helps fleets managers assign jobs, talk to drivers in real time and check vehicle status and location by
Synergistic Systems offers Version 2.0 of its Synergy Cross Dock Tracking System designed for less-than-truckload carriers.
The Windows95-based system tracks shipments from arrival at the terminal to loading and closing the outbound trailer. Synergy connects to mobile
YardMan 1, a turn-key, radio frequency identification yard management system, is designed for companies with fleet and yard/terminal operations.
The system, which includes hardware and software, monitors gated or open yards and can be operated independently or
The SkidWeigh Plus System is designed for weight verification of loads handled by a variety of vehicles and equipment.
The unit is said to be ten instruments in one with the capability to register load weight for
Ambest truckstops are now providing information to drivers and travelers through a poster network from Newport Communications.
Created especially for Ambest, the posters feature information about Ambest promotions and services such as Ambucks, PMBest and Freedom Warranty.
USF Holland’s linehaul drivers have won first place in the 1997 American Trucking Assn. National Truck Safety Contest.
The Holland, MI-based carrier competed in the General Commodities Less-Than-Truckload Linehaul competition for carriers driving more than 100 million
Cat Scale’s Weigh To Win sweepstakes is underway.
Drivers weighing on a Cat Scale will receive a chance to win a 1998 Freightliner Classic XL along with a game piece for such instant-win prizes as watches, caps,
Truckers driving on Interstate 90 across Snoqualmie Pass near Seattle now have help in determining how fast they can drive when it’s snowing.
It’s called Travel Aid, an intelligent transportation system designed to improve safety and reduce
A major international conference on truck sizes and weights and dimensions will be held in Australia.
The fifth International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions is scheduled for Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia, from
On Dec. 16-17, industrial/truck auctioneer Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will hold what it calls the first-ever video-link auction, with simultaneous participation from three cities.
Ritchie Bros. also claims the unreserved (no minimum selling prices) auction, to be held
Cart and Fleetline have announced George Cumbie and Thomas Grant as the Contractors of the Year.
Cumbie was named as Fleetline’s 1996 Contractor of the Year. In 1993, Cumbie contracted with Fleetline and has a perfect on-time
Roberts Express has announced the 1996 Safety Contractors of the Year. The 20 best of 1,400 contractors are honored for safe driving and customer service. The winners represent vehicles ranging from mini-vans to tractors.
The 1996 Safety
David L. Sharpe from Montpelier, IN, was honored for driving more than 2.5 million accident-free miles. Sharpe has driven for McCammon Trucking of Hartford City, IN, for 24 years.
Darrell McCammon, owner of McCammon Trucking said, "Dave
Mississippi has become the 12th state to join Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate (HELP) and will become the first Southern state to offer its PrePass weigh station bypass service.
The state believes the service will create more
The SVAC truck locking system, which allows fleets to determine the who, when and where a truck’s cargo door is opened, has been introduced by Intellikey Corp. and Flash Comm Inc.
SVAC, which stands for Site Verification
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