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Business, Technology

iTECH: Fleets See Greater Productivity, Profits From Refrigerated Trailer Tracking

When Stevens Transport Inc. went looking for a tracking system for its refrigerated trailers, at the top of its wish list was technology that not only would send a report about problems with the reefer but also would allow the company to take care of the trouble on the fly.

October 25, 2011
Business, Technology

Eaton Posts Record 3Q Earnings Per Share

Truck and auto components maker Eaton Corp. said Monday it posted record third-quarter earnings per share, up 37% from last year.

October 24, 2011
Business, Technology

New Xata Corp. Software Allows Fleets to Pair Compliance, Productivity Apps

Xata Corp. has unveiled a product called ComplianceConnect that allows fleet managers to add the compliance component of driver productivity software without paying extra costs.

October 24, 2011
Business, Technology

Fleets Focus on Emissions, SmartWay’s Bynum Says

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The new federal rule designed to reduce truck greenhouse-gas emissions by 10% or more starting in 2014 effectively is forcing manufacturers to focus on selling advanced pollution-reduction equipment to fleets that today don’t have the technology such as auxiliary power units, a government official said.

October 24, 2011
Business, Technology

Recruiters Must Mull Generational Differences When Seeking New Drivers, MCE Is Told

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Successful recruiters must communicate with truck-driver applicants in a fashion consistent with his or her preferred technology method, which is often different based on age.

October 24, 2011
Business, Technology

Rand McNally Launches New Lower-Cost EOBR

Less than three months after announcing it would introduce a low-cost, in-cab electronic onboard recorder, Rand McNally Co. said it was rolling out the TND 760 Fleet Edition.

October 24, 2011
Business, Technology

Meritor, Takata Set Deal to Market Safety Systems

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems and Takata Corp.’s U.S. subsidiary, TK Holdings, have signed a letter of intent to market and distribute two of Takata’s products in North America.

October 24, 2011
Business, Technology

Georgia County Orders CNG Trucks

DeKalb County, Ga., has ordered 24 Freightliner compressed natural gas trucks, which it will use for sanitation and maintenance, said Freightliner, a division of Daimler Trucks North America.

October 24, 2011
Business, Technology

iTECH: Fleets Boost Spending on Technology Upgrades

With freight and revenue rebounding, some motor carrier executives are dusting off their checkbooks and making significant information technology purchases, fleet and technology company officials have said.

October 18, 2011
Business, Technology

Pilot Flying J to Sell Shorepower’s Products

Pilot Flying J said it plans to offer Shorepower Technologies truck stop electrification products at five truck stops in California and one in Texas.

October 17, 2011

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