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Truck Platooning System Offers Fuel Savings Potential

Truck Platooning System Offers Fuel Savings Potential

Peloton Technology, Menlo Park, Calif., demonstrated its two-truck platooning system May 8 along a stretch of I-80 just east of Reno. The technology makes use of a forward collision avoidance system and vehicle-to-vehicle communication to allow two trucks to travel closer together than would normally be safe.

May 13, 2014

Safety Technologies: The New Frontier
Q&A: PeopleNet’s Brian McLaughlin

Q&A: PeopleNet’s Brian McLaughlin

PeopleNet's Brian McLaughlin talks about the company post-acquisition, telematics trends, the rate of technological change, the 'Internet of Things" and more.

May 6, 2014

Is Cloud Computing Right For You?

Is Cloud Computing Right For You?

Today, fleets have an alternative to on-site rooms full of computer servers – using a hosted environment for your computing needs, known as cloud computing. In the cloud computing environment, the servers are maintained by a third party (or maybe your enterprise software vendor) and fleets access applications and data via a web interface.

April 23, 2014

Upgrading Your Legacy IT System

A number of trucking companies – and thousands of other types of businesses for that matter – run their businesses on what would be considered a “legacy” IT system. Those old workhorse servers might still be getting the job done, but they could be holding your business back.

April 11, 2014

Carriers Caught Between Conflicting Agencies on Hiring

Carriers Caught Between Conflicting Agencies on Hiring

Carriers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to take steps to prevent high-risk individuals from driving their trucks. But an initiative of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may put a hamper on carriers’ efforts.

April 9, 2014

Food Safety Rules Could Create Headaches for Carriers

Food Safety Rules Could Create Headaches for Carriers

Fleets that haul food products should take a proactive approach with their food service clients to ensure a smooth implementation of rules governing the transport of foods under the Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law in 2011.

April 7, 2014

DEF Prices Continue to Rise

U.S. and Canadian bulk diesel exhaust fluid prices continued to rise in March, even as feedstock prices declined slightly, according to Integer Research's March DEF price tracker.

March 27, 2014

Dunn Selected TCA Chairman, Baylor Receives Past Chairmen's Award
Bison Transport, Paramount Freight Systems Named Best Fleets to Drive For

Bison Transport, Paramount Freight Systems Named Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba, was named the 2014 Best Overall Fleet to Drive for, company drivers, at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting March 25 while Paramount Freight System, Ft. Meyers, Fla., was named the 2014 Best Fleet Overall Fleet to Drive For, Owner Operators.

March 25, 2014

Rand McNally Devices to Integrate with Drivewyze PreClear Service

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Truckers and fleets using Rand McNally’s fleet management devices will be able to make use of Drivewyze’s PreClear scale bypass service under an agreement announced by the two companies on Monday at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.

March 24, 2014

Smart Drive Systems and Wabco Form Strategic Alliance

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Wabco and SmartDrive Systems announced they are forming a strategic partnership, which allows Wabco to expand its fleet management solutions to commercial vehicle fleets in North America. Integration between the two systems give fleets better data on driver behavior.

March 24, 2014

Pushing the Telematics Boundaries

Pushing the Telematics Boundaries

Most large fleets have extensive experience with telematics: GPS location and mobile communications systems that collect data and communicate it back to a server where the fleet can access the information. As the amount and kind of data has increased in recent years, fleets have adopted tools to make sense of all that information and use it across their operation.

February 12, 2014