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August 16, 2017 - Product News

TMW Adds Real-Time Freight Tracking to TMS Solutions

Fleets using TMW Systems’ Innovative IES, Access, or AccessPlus transportation management solutions can now extend real-time order and shipping information to their customers with the IES Freight Tracker portal, an integrated customer service and dispatch.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, TMS, Asset Tracking

August 16, 2017 - Product News

TMW Expands Engage Series Bid Management Platform Functionality

TMW Systems announced new functionality for users of the company’s Engage Series bid management platform that allows for tracking and analysis of shipper commitments.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, Shippers, Brokers

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

CFI Names Orr Senior VP of Sales and Operations

Photo: CFI

Gregg Orr has been appointed senior vice president, sales and operations, for North American truckload carrier CFI, the company announced.

Tags: Leadership, People, Marketing, CFI

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

PeopleNet, TMW Recognize Innovative Fleets at User Conference

Vitesse Transport Corporation won Innovator of the Year in PeopleNet’s Canadian Fleets category. Pictured from left to right are: Alecia Jarosh (PeopleNet), Gino Acrobati (Vitesse), Domenic Santini (Vitesse), Michael Scalzo (Vitesse, and Rick Ochsendorf (PeopleNet). Photo: Trimble

PeopleNet and TMW Systems announced the winners of their 2017 Innovator of the Year awards, recognizing companies that have best leveraged technology to innovate.

Tags: Trimble, PeopleNet, Awards, TMW Systems

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

Data Fuels TMW's Predictive Maintenance Software

The new TMT predictive maintenance system uses the PeopleNet Mobile Gateway. Photo: PeopleNet

TMT's new Predict.Fault Code is a maintenance application designed to predict engine and aftertreatment component failures up to three days in advance. HDT's Jim Beach digs deeper with this report from the TMW/PeopleNet user conference.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, TMW Systems, Predictive Analytics, Maintenance, Software

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Projects

According to the White House, President Trump’s Executive Order will make the environmental and permitting processes needed for major infrastructure projects more efficient and effective. Photo: ATA

According to the White House, regulatory red tape routinely holds up major infrastructure projects for years at significant cost to the economy.

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. DOT, Donald Trump, Elaine Chao

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

FourKites Recognized by Frost & Sullivan

Helping to plug the holes in freight visibility for shippers and 3PLs earned FourKites, Chicago, the 2017 North American Dynamic Supply Chain Tracking Solutions Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan.

Tags: Frost & Sullivan, 3PL, Awards, FourKites

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

Used Truck Prices Hold Firm in July

According to J.D. Powers, the average sleeper tractor retailed last month was 74 months old, had 443,714 miles and sold for $47,728. Photo: Evan Lockridge

J.D. Powers analysts found prices for used trucks remain high as volume levels dropped, while retail prices continue to hold steady as well.

Tags: J.D. Power, Class 8, Used Vehicle Sales, Used Vehicle Values

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Revenue Hit $676.2 Billion Last Year

American Trucking Associations has released the ATA American Trucking Trends 2017 annual compendium of data on the trucking industry, revealing trucking’s place as the leading mode of freight transportation.

Tags: ATA, Revenues, Industry Trends

August 15, 2017 - Product News

Drivewyze Bypass Service Debuts in North Dakota

Photo: Drivewyze

The Drivewyze weigh station bypass service is now being offered in North Dakota at 21 permanent and mobile sites, the company announced.

Tags: Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh Stations, Weigh-Station Bypass, North Dakota

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

TMW Introduces TMT Predictive Maintenance Software

TMW Systems introduced a predictive maintenance application, TMT Predict.Fault Code, that helps fleets anticipate and address potential vehicle breakdowns and other unscheduled service needs before they occur.

Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, Predictive Analytics

August 15, 2017 - Product News

TMW Updates Billing, Planning, Business Tools

TMW Systems announced several updated fleet software tools for managing billing, load planning, and business at the in.sight. User Conference + Expo hosted by PeopleNet and TMW in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, 3PL, TMW Systems, Events, Dedicated Fleets, Billing

August 15, 2017 - Product News

TruETA Tool Aimed at Helping Fleets Plan Better

Thom Albrecht discusses the disruption of ecommerce on the trucking industry during the in.sight User Conference + Expo. Photo: Jim Beach

TMW Systems introduced TruETA, a trip planning and execution tool that calculates estimated time of arrival for each stop along a commercial truck’s route.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Trimble, TMW Systems, Fleet Planning, Schedule

August 15, 2017 - Product News

TMW Introduces Portfolio of Transportation-Focused Apps

TMW Systems has introduced a portfolio of 11 mobile apps for professionals at every level of a transportation business – from operations to drivers and vehicle maintenance personnel – to complete a wide range of business-critical activities from their Android- or iOS-based devices.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, Mobile Apps

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Leads ATRI's Top Trucking Issues List

Rebecca Brewster, president of ATRI, discusses recent research results at the in.sight user conference. Photo: Jim Beach

The ELD mandate was the top industry issue on trucking fleets' minds last year, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual Top 10 list, as reported by ATRI's Rebecca Brewster at a user conference put on by TMW and PeopleNet.

Tags: ATRI, Events, Industry Concerns, ELD Mandate

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

ATA to California: Don't Mess With Trucking

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. Photo: Jim Beach

State governments, especially California, need to understand they can’t “mess with trucking,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, at the TMW Systems and Peoplenet in.site User Conference + Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tags: Regulations, ATA, California, Driver Shortage, Autonomous Vehicles

August 15, 2017 - Product News

PeopleNet Reveals Fleet Tech Developments at User Conference

PeopleNet announced several fleet-focused technology developments at this year’s in.sight User Conference + Expo, involving electronic logging devices, data analysis, hardware, and video intelligence.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, PeopleNet, ELDs, Samsung, In-Vehicle Video, Data Analysis, Analytics

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Gains Push GDP Hopes Higher

One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy shifted into high gear in July, posting its biggest gain in seven months, according to a new Commerce Department report.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, GDP, Gross Domestic Product

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS says its new virtual reality training technology is realistic down to the finest details. Photo: UPS

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

Tags: Driver Safety, UPS, Driver Training, UPS Freight, Virtual Technology, Drivers, Safety

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Trimble Creates Two Transportation Specific Divisions

David Wangler (left) and Brian McLaughlin will head the two new Trimble divisions. Photo: Trimble

Trimble has created two divisions as part of its transportation segment, Trimble Transportation Mobility and Trimble Transportation Enterprise, to address the changing marketplace.

Tags: Leadership, Fleet Management Software, Trimble, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, People

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

PeopleNet and TMW Heads Talk On-Demand Economy at User Conference

Brian McLaughlin, president of PeopleNet addressing the opening session of the in.sight User Conference + Expo. Photo: Jim Beach

The on-demand economy was the focus on day one of PeopleNet and TMW Systems' in.sight Conference, examining how transportation businesses must become increasingly interconnected to keep up with the market.

Tags: E-commerce, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Events, On-Demand

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Fuel Calculator Compares Diesel to the Alternatives

Screenshot via ACT Research

ACT Research’s Truck Fuel Calculator now covers operating cost comparisons between diesel, natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell and electric drive train options to help fleets compare and determine the best fit for the application.

Tags: Diesel, ACT Research, Alternative Fuels, Online Tool

August 14, 2017 - Product News

Downsped SmartAdvantage Powertrain Offers Improved Fuel Economy

Photo: Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies

The Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture has added a new downsped overdrive model to its range of Eaton and Cummins SmartAdvantage Powertrains.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Diesel Engines, Powertrain, Fuel Economy, Downspeeding

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Hit With $30.8 Million Judgment in ProStar/MaxxForce Lawsuit

A jury has awarded $30.8 million to Milan Supply Chain Solutions in its suit against Navistar Inc. Photo courtesy Milan Supply Chain Solutions

Navistar Inc. disputes allegations that it didn’t thoroughly test its MaxxForce EGR engines – allegations that surfaced in a lawsuit where a jury last week awarded $30.8 million in damages – including testimony about the engine program by former executive Jim Hebe that the company "did not test s**t".

Tags: Emissions, Diesel Engines, Navistar, SCR, MaxxForce, EGR

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Appointee Sworn In as NTSB Chairman

Robert L. Sumwalt III (left) sworn in as the National Transportation Safety Board’s 14th Chairman during a brief ceremony held at NTSB headquarters on August 10, 2017. NTSB Board Member Bella T. Dinh-Zarr (center) NTSB Acting Managing Director Dennis Jones (right). Photo: NTSB

Robert L. Sumwalt III was sworn in as the National Transportation Safety Board’s 14th chairman for a two-year term following his nomination by President Donald Trump.

Tags: Highway Safety, Leadership, NTSB, People, Donald Trump

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