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July 17, 2017 - Industry News

GAO Slams FMSCA for Sluggish IT Effort

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The watchdog agency of Congress has roundly criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for not yet modernizing its information technology systems and for failing to fully establish an “investment management framework” for IT.

Tags: FMCSA, GAO, Unified Registration System, Safety & Compliance, Information Technology

July 7, 2017 - Industry News

TMW Executive Recognized as Data Visionary

Timothy Leonard Photo: TMW Systems

Timothy Leonard, executive vice president, operations and technology for TMW Systems, was recently recognized as a 2017 “Data Visionary” in the Americas Data Heroes Awards program.

Tags: Information Technology, Awards, TMW Systems, Big Data

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

New Booking and Dispatch Platform Designed for Heavy Haul/Open Deck Carriers

With a focus on heavy haul and open deck, FR8Star offers a marketplace where carriers can bid on loads, book directly with shippers, and manage their fleet, all in one free cloud-based platform.

Tags: Information Technology, Heavy Haul, FR8 Revolution

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

DB Schenker Buys Stake in Online Freight-Matching Company uShip

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Global logistics company DB Schenker reportedly is taking a $25 million stake in U.S.-based uShip, which uses online technology to match freight shippers and carriers.

Tags: Information Technology, uShip, Global, Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics, Uber for Trucking

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking-Futures Exchange Startup TransVix Sets up Shop in Chattanooga

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TransVix LLC, a startup aimed at launching the first futures exchange based on trucking capacity, has moved its headquarters from Fort Worth to Chattanooga, Tenn., to leverage the city’s emerging reputation as an entrepreneurial hive and transportation hub.

Tags: TransVix, Information Technology, Tennessee

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Driver Recruiting Company Tenstreet Receives ‘Significant Investment’

Tenstreet, a web-based provider of driver recruiting software and workflow solutions, has received what it calls a significant investment from Spectrum Equity, a growth equity firm.

Tags: Recruiting, Investment, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention, Information Technology

October 7, 2016 - Product News

Rand McNally Launches Next Generation E-Log and Fleet Management Device

The DC 200 comes in both matte silver and champagne gold colors. The light on top changes color to indicate different functions. Green means it's connected to the app. Blue indicates an over-the-air software update is happening. It flashes red and green when booting up. Photo: Deborah Lockridge.

Rand McNally unveiled a sleek, new electronic logging and fleet management device with cellular connectivity designed for small- and medium-sized fleets using Android smartphones or tablets.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Rand McNally, ELDs, ATA MC&E

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

FTR Conference: Digital Disruptions and the Future of Trucking

Steve Sashihara, CEO of Princeton Consultants, talks about digital disruption at FTR's annual conference. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: Information Technology, FTR, Autonomous Vehicles, Freight Uberization, Drones

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Information Technology, ELDs, Tablets, Mobile Apps, One20

August 18, 2016 - Product News

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.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Asset Tracking, FourKites, Information Technology

July 19, 2016 - Product News

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.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Teletrac

July 4, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Information Technology, uShip, Global, Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics

June 27, 2016 - Product News

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.

Tags: McLeod Software, PowerBroker, Truckstop.com, Software Integration, Information Technology

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Information Technology, Frost & Sullivan, Fleet Advantage, Awards, Analytics

April 15, 2016 - Industry News

Paragon Updates PC*Miler Interface

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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.

Tags: Paragon Software Systems, PC*Miler, Information Technology, Software Integration

March 17, 2016 - Product News

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.

Tags: Risk Management, Fleet Management Software, MiX Telematics, Information Technology

February 26, 2016 - Product News

Rush Launches Vehicle Service Monitoring Platform

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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.

Tags: Information Technology, Vehicle Repairs, Rush Enterprises, Parts and Service

February 23, 2016 - Industry News

Element Hires IT Consultancy Firm

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

Tags: Information Technology, Fleet Management Companies, Consultants, Element Fleet Management

February 18, 2016 - Product News

Trimble Adds ISE Applications to Field Service Management Solutions

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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.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Trimble, DVIR, HOS, Information Technology

February 11, 2016 - Product News

UltraShipTMS Upgrades Driver Payroll Features

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

Tags: Shippers, TMS, Private Fleets, Driver Pay, UltraShip, Information Technology

February 11, 2016 - Industry News

Gauging Trucking’s Digital Disruptors

Respondents to an industry survey expect the most likely disruptor of the freight transportation market over the next few years will be Big Data.

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.

Tags: Stifel Nicolaus, Big Data, Autonomous Vehicles, Freight Uberization, Drones, Information Technology, Future Trucks, Truck Platooning, Internet of Things

February 1, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Launches Sylectus Truckload TMS

Omnitracs launched the Sylectus Truckload TMS, what it calls "a highly flexible, fully capable" transportation management system tailored to the truckload industry that is accessible from anywhere.

Tags: Information Technology, Omnitracs

December 21, 2015 - Product News

SkyBitz Offers Fleet Management Solutions For Delivery Fleets

Telematics provider SkyBitz has added a fleet management solution for sales, service and delivery vehicles with the launch of SkyBitz Local Fleets.

Tags: Telematics, SkyBitz, Delivery Fleets, Service Fleets, Information Technology

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Truckstop.com Conference Offers Industry Insight, Product Announcements

Truckstop.com's first user conference, a three-day event in Dallas, Texas, balanced keynote speeches by industry experts, educational breakouts, and a handful of product announcements.

Tags: Information Technology, Events, Truckstop.com

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Omnitracs Planning Second Annual User Conference

Omnitracs has announced the breakout track and session lineup for its second annual user conference — Omnitracs Outlook 2016: Innovation for the Road Ahead — which will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2016, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Tags: Information Technology, Events, Omnitracs

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