Technology
Business, Technology

NHTSA Focuses Study on Truck Cab Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is engaged in “aggressive research” on technological advances to prevent accidents and fatalities by boosting the safety of truck cabs.

September 5, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Appeals Court Throws Out EOBR Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic onboard recorder 2010 final rule for motor carriers with significant hours-of-service violations does not protect truck drivers from potential harassment by their employers, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Transport Topics
August 29, 2011
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
Business, Technology

Two New Low-Cost EOBRs Ready to Enter In-Cab Device Market

Rand McNally Co. has elbowed its way onto the EOBR scene by unveiling a new in-cab communication device it calls the TND 760 Fleet Edition and sells for $799, while cab-communications giant Qualcomm Inc. said it will meet that price with a new model to be introduced later this year.

August 29, 2011
Business, Technology

PeopleNet Users to See Few Changes After Purchase by Trimble, Officials Say

BOCA RATON, Fla. — PeopleNet officials here emphasized repeatedly that their customers will see few, if any, changes resulting from their company’s recent acquisition by Trimble Navigation Ltd.

August 29, 2011
Business, Technology

GPS Insight Unveils Fleet-Tracking Interface

GPS Insight LLC has unveiled a new GPS fleet-tracking dashboard interface.

August 29, 2011
Business, Technology

PeopleNet Executives Brief Customers, Outline Updated Back-Office Package

BOCA RATON, Fla. — PeopleNet’s short-term plans for new products, services and upgrades are not likely to change as a result of its recent acquisition by Trimble Navigation Ltd., executives told customers.

Transport Topics
August 29, 2011
Business, Technology

iTECH: Cloud-Based Services for Mobile Devices Can Help Sales Forces

PHOENIX — Sales personnel can spend more time at shippers’ offices while staying connected to carrier headquarters with cloud-based services designed for BlackBerrys, smart phones and iPads, according to presentations made here by two less-than-truckload carriers.

Transport Topics
August 22, 2011
Business, Technology

Vigillo Debuts Inspection Accuracy Web App

Vigillo LLC, a software pro­vider of fleet safety information, has released a new product known as Inspection Management System, or IMS, to aid fleets in assessing the accuracy of roadside inspections.

Transport Topics
August 22, 2011
Business, Technology

McLeod, Multi Service Collaborate On Fuel Management Data System

Multi Service Corp. and McLeod Software are partnering to create a fleet fuel management data system.

Transport Topics
August 22, 2011
Business, Technology

BlackBern Partners Buys Cadec Global

Cadec Global Inc., a provider of in-cab computer services, has been acquired by investment firm BlackBern Partners, New York.

Transport Topics
August 22, 2011

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