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Business, Technology

Trimble Acquires Rail Technology Firm

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Trimble, the parent of several major suppliers of technology to the North American trucking industry, has acquired a rail technology firm. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
December 2, 2014
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

CVSA Joins Chorus Seeking Removal of CSA Scores

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has joined the call with a broad coalition of motor carriers for Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to remove from public view carriers’ online Compliance, Safety, Accountability program Safety Measurement System scores.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 24, 2014
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

Final ELD Rule Not Expected Til Late 2015, FMCSA Says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does not expect to publish its final rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices for carriers until Sept. 30, 2015, the agency said in its November significant rulemakings report.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 18, 2014
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

IFTA Might Replace Decals With an Electronic System

The International Fuel Tax Association said it is considering changing the organization’s credentials for commercial vehicles to a digital form and possibly eliminating its longstanding decals.

November 17, 2014
Business, Technology

Omnitracs Renames Predictive Analytics Unit, Promotes Croke to Lead Business

Omnitracs

Trucking technology supplier Omnitracs has renamed its predictive analytics business and promoted Dean Croke to vice president to lead the unit.

Transport Topics
November 14, 2014
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Few Drivers Harassed While Using Electronic Logging Devices, Survey Finds

Rand McNally

About 2% of truck drivers who use electronic logging devices have experienced a carrier interaction that they considered to be harassment and that they associated with the HOS-logging capabilities of the ELD, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration driver survey released Nov. 13.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2014
Business, Technology, Equipment

Drivewyze Adds Bypass Service in North Carolina

TruckPR

Drivewyze said North Carolina is the 30th state to offer its PreClear weigh-station bypass service.

Transport Topics
November 10, 2014
Business, Technology

J.B. Hunt Debuts Transportation Management Software

Screenshot from Google Play Store

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. debuted a transportation management software system it says is able to streamline shipment management across multiple transit types.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2014
Business, Technology

Trimble’s Third-Quarter Earnings Slide

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Transportation technology supplier Trimble Navigation Ltd. said third-quarter earnings fell from a year ago, due in large part to a legal judgment against the company and weaker-than-expected sales of its agricultural products.

Transport Topics
November 4, 2014
Business, Technology

Omnitracs Completes XRS Acquisition

XRS Corp.

Omnitracs has completed its previously announced acquisition of XRS Corp. for about $178 million.

Transport Topics
November 3, 2014

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