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Cass Freight Index Dips 1.5% in March from 2015 Level


Cass Information Systems’ freight index, based primarily on trucking, dipped 1.5% in March on a year-over-year basis, but gained 1.4% from February of this year.

April 18, 2016
Business, Technology

Omnitracs Launches Sylectus Mobile On Demand Feature

Fleet-management services provider Omnitracs said its Sylectus Mobile On Demand feature is now available.

April 18, 2016
Business, Technology

Cellcontrol, TomTom Partner to Reduce Distracted Driving

Cellcontrol, a provider of technology that prevents mobile device use while a vehicle is in motion, has teamed with navigation and mapping provider TomTom to reduce distracted driving among fleets.

April 18, 2016
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ELD Mandate Poses Special Challenge for Truck Leasing, Rental Operations


As the trucking industry prepares for the federal electronic logging mandate, carriers and equipment providers are grappling with one of the murkier aspects of the regulation — how to use the technology in lease and rental vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 18, 2016
Equipment, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tech Training, No-Water Batteries, Portable Lift Systems Among New Products

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The recent annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council included a spacious exhibit hall filled with vendors hoping to lure truck maintenance directors into making purchases for their shops back home.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 15, 2016
Equipment, Business, Fuel, Government, Technology, Safety

Leaf Spring Vs. Air Ride: Opinions Differ on Suspensions

Xtra Lease

Maryland-based Ramar Moving Systems hauls specialty items such as art, satellites and, once, a moon buggy.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
April 15, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 12: Motor Carrier Execs of the Roundtable

Mulero, Reiskin by Joseph Terry/TT

An April 13 roundtable of motor carrier industry stakeholders before a House subcommittee is intended to help policy leaders figure out the most appropriate approach for the implementation of trucking provisions in the 2015 FAST Act highway law. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2016
Business, Equipment, Technology

Cargomatic Slashes Workforce

Kessler via LinkedIn

Freight technology firm Cargomatic, which offers a mobile app that connects shippers and local truckers with available hauling capacity, confirmed that it recently laid off part of its workforce.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 11, 2016
Business, Technology

Wabco, Bendix Say Active Safety Tech Paving Way for Autonomous Systems

John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The continuing evolution of active safety and braking systems is helping to pave the way for more advanced autonomous driving technologies, executives with two key industry suppliers said here at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 11, 2016
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GE's Oil Business Seen Finding `Missing Piece' With Baker Hughes

Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News

General Electric Co. could become one of the top players in the oil services and equipment industry if it decides to bid for Baker Hughes Inc.

David Wethe and Rick Clough | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2016