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Business, Technology

PeopleNet to Be Acquired by Trimble

PeopleNet Communications, which makes integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for the trucking industry, will be acquired by technology firm Trimble Navigation.

July 21, 2011
Business, Technology

E&MU: GPS Helps Guide First Responders

When lives hang in the balance, the route to an emergency must be clear — and clearly communicated — to first responders. For firefighters and emergency medical technicians responding to such calls, getting lost isn’t an option. That’s where computer-aided dispatch systems come in. They incorporate Global Positioning System devices, digital maps and routing software to calculate the fastest route.

July 7, 2011
Business, Technology

ALK Offers Enhanced PC Miler

ALK Technologies Inc. said it has released its PC Miler 25 product line with new features, such as estimated arrival and departure times, to help users’ compliance with delivery schedules.

July 5, 2011
Business, Technology

LightSquared Says Network Won’t Jam GPS

Despite LightSquared Subsidiary LLC promising major changes to its nascent broadband network, truckers and technology companies said they are not convinced the revamped system won’t jam Global Positioning System devices critical to freight operations.

July 4, 2011
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, Safety, Technology

iTECH: Roadside Electronics Track Vehicle Registration Data

Technology that can detect from the roadside whether a vehicle is current on its registration and insurance has been launched successfully on a small island nation and could be expanded to save North American cargo fleets some time on the road and in the back office.

June 13, 2011
Business, Technology

Brown Trucking to Use SkyBitz

SkyBitz said its GLS trailer tracking system has been selected by regional dedicated carrier Brown Trucking to enhance the truckload carrier’s asset management.

June 6, 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
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Insurers Applaud EOBRs, Demur on Premium Cuts

Insurance executives said they strongly support electronic logging but that use of the devices by truckers will not automatically lower fleets’ coverage expenses because carriers’ overall safety records dictate rates.

June 6, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Fleets’ EOBR Use Spurs Poaching by Competitors, Executives Say

BALTIMORE — Fleets that adopt electronic logging devices are encountering challenges from competitors who don’t use them and who poach their drivers and customers, three carrier officials said last week.

May 30, 2011