Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA: Sunset of 3G Networks Could Impact ELD Tech Specifications

ELD inspection during Road Check event An officer conducts an ELD inspection during a Road Check event. Drivers are urged ask their ELD provider about its plan for upgrading or replacing a device to one that will be supported after the 3G sunset. (TT File Photo)

Federal trucking regulators are warning truckers that mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks as early as next year to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2021
Government, Technology

Saia Posts Record Revenue in Q3

Saia truck Johns Creek, Ga.-based Saia expects to have 176 terminals open by the end of this year, up from 169 at the end of 2020. (Saia LTL Freight via Facebook)

Strong freight demand helped less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. report record third-quarter revenue, profits and operating ratio.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

3G Cellular Network Sunsetting Raises Concerns in Trucking

5G cellular tower Fleet owners operating on 3G networks need to replace or upgrade their devices or run the risk of falling behind once those networks sunset. (Getty Images)

While the timing is expected to vary, many wireless cellular providers plan to phase out or “sunset” their remaining 2G and existing 3G networks early next year, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2021
Business, Technology

Two Senators Call for Closer Review of Next-Generation Cellular Network

Two U.S. senators called for greater regulatory scrutiny of a proposed next-generation cellular network that, some critics contend, could interfere with or even block GPS signals.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 25, 2011