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Workhorse Group to Begin Testing Delivery Drone

Workhorse Group Inc.

Workhorse Group Inc. said it won Federal Aviation Administration approval to test its unmanned aircraft system called HorseFly, which is designed to fly to and from the company’s electric delivery vehicle.

October 15, 2015
Business, Technology

Platoons of Autonomous Trucks, Driverless Buses to Shape Singapore's Future

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Singapore unveiled its public transport future, and it was a vision of passengers commuting in driverless buses along roads and freeways populated by platoons of autonomous trucks following a single driver.

October 13, 2015
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Railroads Seek Reprieve to Install PTC Systems

Efforts are being made in Washington to address the Dec. 31 deadline for U.S. freight railroads to comply with a federal mandate to finish installing the crash-avoidance technology known as positive train control.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
October 12, 2015
Business, Technology

McLeod Launches New Mobile App Connecting Drivers With Fleets’ TMS

McLeod Software

McLeod Software has taken another step to incorporate mobile devices into its offerings with the launch of a mobile application that carriers can provide to drivers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 12, 2015
Fuel, Business, Technology

Magtec to Offer Software Integration With Telematics Providers

Magtec Products Inc.

Magtec Products Inc. announced that it has formed a new venture to integrate its anti-theft and driver-management software with major global telematics providers.

October 8, 2015
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Says Report Supports CSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Oct. 8 released a report that the agency said confirms data used in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability’s safety measurement system is able to identify truck and bus companies involved in 90% of the more than 100,000 crashes each year.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2015
Business, Technology

McLeod Launches Carrier-Branded Mobile App for Drivers

McLeod Software

McLeod Software has launched a mobile application for drivers, its latest tool designed to boost productivity and improve driver retention for its fleet customers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 6, 2015
Fuel, Business, Technology

MiX Telematics Wins Fleet-Management Contract with Halliburton

MiX Telematics said it has entered into a multiyear agreement with Halliburton Co. to provide fleet management, safety and compliance services for the Houston-based energy service firm’s fleet of more than 15,000 vehicles.

October 5, 2015
Business, Technology

SkyBitz Acquires Petroleum Logistics Software Firm SMARTLogix

Trailer-tracking provider SkyBitz has acquired petroleum logistics software firm SMARTLogix. Terms were not disclosed.

October 5, 2015
Business, Technology

Omnitracs Unifies Businesses Under New Branding

Omnitracs has launched a new branding initiative that unifies its holdings under a common name, reflecting the technology supplier’s move to integrate the companies it acquired in recent years into its core business.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 29, 2015

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