Technology
Government, Business, Technology

PennDOT Finds $50 Million in Savings Through Next Generation Initiative

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has identified more than $50 million in savings through its Next Generation initiative to modernize operations, Gov. Tom Corbett (R) said in a statement.

Transport Topics
January 22, 2013
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Rules on Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse, E-Logging Near Release, FMCSA Says

WASHINGTON — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials said they are planning to release at least five new proposed or final rules in 2013, including a supplemental proposed electronic logging device rule and a proposed drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule by the end of March.

January 21, 2013
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

U.S. Rules Spur E-Log Use, According to Fleets, Vendors

Pressure from federal safety regulations and the latest transportation bill is pushing more carriers to make the switch from paper driver logs to electronic logging through in-cab systems, according to fleets and vendors.

January 14, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letters: EOBR ‘Opinion,’ CSA Scores, HOS Rules

Both ATA and TCA support mandating devices that simply record hours-of-service status, but they do not support requiring fleets to purchase multifunction fleet management systems, which typically cost far more.

January 11, 2013
Government, Business, Technology

Illinois Cellphone Ban for Commercial Drivers Takes Effect

Commercial drivers in Illinois are banned from using hand held cellphones while driving, as of this month, the Illinois Department of Transportation said.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2013
Business, Technology

Comdata Expands Cardless Payment Options

Comdata Corp. announced it expanded its cardless payment options with a new point-of-sale platform called Smart Solutions.

Transport Topics
January 7, 2013
Business, Technology

Trimble Acquires ALK Technologies, Adding to Truck Software Holdings

Trimble Navigation Ltd. last week said it has purchased navigation software provider ALK Technologies Inc., continuing its aggressive expansion in the trucking technology field.

January 7, 2013
Business, Technology

Trimble Acquires ALK Technologies

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Trimble Navigation Ltd. said it has acquired navigation technology company ALK Technologies. No terms were disclosed.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2013
Government, Business, Technology

N.C.'s Quick Pass to Be Compatible With E-ZPass

North Carolina’s Quick Pass toll collection system and the multistate E-ZPass system will become compatible Thursday, when users of both transponders will be able to pay tolls in both systems, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority announced.

Transport Topics
January 2, 2013
Business, Technology

Major Deals Reshape Tech Landscape; Companies Prep for EOBR Mandate

Major acquisitions, the upcoming electronic onboard recorder mandate and a move toward mobility platforms were among the year’s biggest developments in trucking’s technology arena.

December 24, 2012

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