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A key to Omnitracs new software platform is that it is “hardware agnostic.” Users can run the software on whichever kind of device best suits their needs. Photos: Jim Beach


Omnitracs Pursues a Software Focus with New Trucking Fleet Platform

Omnitracs’ new computing platform, Omnitracs One, is the latest reflection of the trend by technology providers to move from closed, proprietary systems – those in which their software runs on their proprietary hardware – to open systems.

Daimler Trucks has a 'Baby 8' eActros electric truck in fleet testing in Europe; is an e-Cascadia next? Photo: Mercedes-Benz


Daimler Pumping R&D into Electric Trucks, Connectivity, Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America chief Roger Nielsen talked to reporters recently about the company's investments and initiatives in technology such as connectivity, electric trucks, autonomous trucks, advanced driver assistance systems, platooning, and predictive maintenance.

Will increasing freight demand and truck sales lead to an excess of truck capacity in the near future? Source: DAT


Analysis: Could History Repeat Itself With Truck Capacity?

When you look back just four years ago to 2014, a lot of heavy-trucks were sold. Freight demand had suddenly increased, and everyone was trying to move more cargo. But when 2015 rolled around, things weren’t as rosy.

A new generation of wheel sensors may soon be transmitting surprising new types of operational information via tire telematics to fleet managers. Photo: Maxion


Tire Telematics: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Sensors in tires and other wheel-end components are ready to move beyond optimizing tire management programs in some very surprising ways.

Photo: Ad Meskens / Wikimedia Commons


HDT's Salute to President's Day

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is recognizing President's Day by presenting some of our most viewed features, blogs and videos.

ELD data is highlighting "problems with the 14-hour clock and its inability to stop when taking a break and the ongoing detention problem," says TCA's David Heller.


Electronic Log Data May Help Drive Hours-of-Service Reform

For truckers, it’s the Holy Grail of regulatory reform. Who would not want to see the Hours of Service rules more closely reflect the real world of driving trucks?

Studies by PIT Group show that providing refresher training and coaching via in-vehicle technology is needed to maintain and improve driver performance over time. Photo: Pit Group


With Driver Training, Talk is Not Cheap

How you communicate with and train drivers can pay dividends in safe and efficient operations and in lower turnover.

New to the 2017 top inbound list were Colorado and Alabama, while Massachusetts and Wisconsin were new to the outbound list. Source: United Van Lines’ 41st Annual National Movers Study


Analysis: Moving Trends Could Shift Freight Patterns

Shifting populations in the U.S. could mean a change where you deliver freight, finds Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.


Generational Differences Present Challenges for Employers

With three generations currently in the workplace, practices that help you motivate one generation may not work on another.

Randy Guillot says truckers need more choice in intermodal chassis. Photo: Triple G Express


Q&A: Triple G Express' Randy Guillot on Intermodal Chassis and Trucker Choice

Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express and Southeastern Motor Freight, recently gave us his take on how a growing lack of choice and competition in the chassis pool environment is impacting intermodal motor carriers.

Driver Incentives that Work
The right driver incentives can have a powerful impact on safety. Learn from safety leaders at three organizations how to engage drivers with rewards and incentives that work. Optimize your own program with remedies for 6 common challenges.

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