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Economy Improving, But Challenges Abound

Economy Improving, But Challenges Abound

There are a number of positives for the U.S. economy and for trucking going forward, but a number of “headwinds” remain. That according to John Larkin, managing director of the investment firm Stifel, Nicolaus & Company.

September 14, 2015

PeopleNet Announces New Integrations

PeopleNet Announces New Integrations

PeopleNet announced new Road Call integration features between its fleet management system and TMW’s TNT Fleet Maintenance software that automates the way drivers alert fleet managers and maintenance personnel of breakdowns.

September 15, 2015

New Technologies Will Create Challenges for Transportation

New Technologies Will Create Challenges for Transportation

Technological changes can happen very quickly and if companies are not prepared to recognize and embrace these changes, they could end up going out of business as the new technologies make their products or services obsolete.

September 15, 2015

SkyBitz Enhances TMW TruckMate Integration

SkyBitz Enhances TMW TruckMate Integration

SkyBitz and TMW Systems announced enhanced integration between SkyBitz’s asset management and TMW’s TruckMate transportation management system during TMW’s user conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 14-16.

September 16, 2015

Regulatory Climate Explored at Zonar Conference

Regulatory Climate Explored at Zonar Conference

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a number of proposed rules scheduled for this summer, including establishing a drug and alcohol database, mandatory speed limiters and prohibiting driver coercion. However, proposals on electronic logs, entry-level driver training and safety fitness probably won't be unveiled as scheduled, according to a panel discussion May 15 during Zonar's inaugural user's conference.

May 16, 2013

PeopleNet Software Fully Integrated with Intermec Handheld Devices

PeopleNet announced this week that its mobile communication system is now fully integrated with commercial-grade rugged-handheld devices. Intermec devices can now run PeopleNet's software and the company will soon be integrated with Motorola rugged devices

August 8, 2012

Technology to the Rescue

Dispatch and routing systems, fuel purchasing applications and other solutions are proving their fuel-saving worth.

June 1, 2008

What It's Like To Eliminate Paper Logs

What It's Like To Eliminate Paper Logs

Tank carrier Langer Transport tossed aside paper driver logs for good this January, opting to switch over to an automated hours-of-service application from Omnitracs LLC.

March 24, 2015

9 Ways You Can Use Technology to Cut Fuel Use

9 Ways You Can Use Technology to Cut Fuel Use

Whether you’re looking to improve mpg or reduce overall fuel use and cost, automated routing and dispatching systems, telematics, in-cab nav, analytics and other systems improve efficiencies, reduce unproductive miles and monitor drivers and equipment.

June 22, 2016

Pushing the Technology Envelope in Trucking

Pushing the Technology Envelope in Trucking

Mark Botticelli, executive vice president, Technology, PeopleNet, described how some wearable devices such as virtual reality goggles or a smart arm band could aid drivers.

August 16, 2017

Minding the Fleet

In the beginning, fleet management software mostly meant applications that tied together a carrier's accounting and dispatch functions. Today, such products encompass a number of operational activities and integrate with a wide range of technologies

June 10, 2009

Integration is the Name of the Game

ORLANDO, Fla. - News from TMW System's Transforum 2012 User Conference this week included a number of new integrations between TMW's products and other technology providers

September 25, 2012

Trailer Economy

Five long days of testing showed trailer aerodynamics and wide-base single tires are best bets to save fuel.

June 1, 2008