Business, Technology

iTECH: Cracking Down on Fuel Card Fraud

Statistics on just how much money is lost annually to fraudulent fuel sales are elusive — neither the U.S. Department of Energy nor its Energy Information Administration maintains such records — but the industry is aware that it’s going on.

June 20, 2011
Business, Technology

Technology, Business Changes Altering System for Buying and Selling Transportation Services

New technology and a changing business environment are having a profound effect on the way transportation services are bought and sold.

June 6, 2011
Business, Technology

Fleets Upgrading Communications Systems Create Secondary Market for Bargain Hunters

Equipment upgrades, fleet failures and tuck-in acquisitions have created an inventory of used mobile communications units, and bargain-seeking carriers looking for small batches of these systems have created sustainable demand for secondhand units, several tech executives have said.

May 23, 2011
Business, Technology

TMC Fall Meeting Set for September

The role of engine oil in fuel efficiency, maintenance challenges for intermodal operations, disaster recovery planning, and coatings for corrosion protection are among the topics on the wide-ranging agenda for the fall meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations.

May 16, 2011
Business, Technology

ALK Previews PC Miler 25 at Tech Summit

PRINCETON, N.J. — ALK Technologies is preparing to launch version 25 of its PC Miler truck-routing software, the company said May 5 at its annual technology summit here.

Dan Leone | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2011
Business, Technology

Intermec’s Loss Widens; CEO Departs

Intermec said its first-quarter loss widened on higher costs and that CEO Patrick Byrne has left the company.

May 4, 2011
Business, Technology

iTECH: Solutions for Container Tracking

For fleets that never get near the water, maritime community jargon like “heavy metal,” “cans” and “boxes” could easily be mistaken for slang terms for a music style, headphones, or minivan designs.

April 11, 2011
Business, Technology

iTECH: Document Imaging Goes Mobile

Electronic commerce is a term associated most readily with consumer-oriented retail sales tools such as, and the like, but the electronic transaction of commerce has been de rigueur for the trucking industry for years.

February 14, 2011
Business, Technology

Officers Lack Technology for EOBR Plan, TMC Says

TAMPA, Fla. — Less than a month after the federal government proposed replacing nearly all driver logbooks with electronic onboard recorders, technology companies here said that smooth enforcement will be impossible until law enforcement agencies adopt more technology.

February 14, 2011
Business, Technology

Manufacturers Reply to Stringent Rules with Technology, as Truck Sales Rise

As the most stringent emission rules yet took effect in 2010, manufacturers brought their latest emissions technology to U.S. buyers against a backdrop of recovering truck sales and continuing contention about which type of pollution control best serves the industry.

December 29, 2010