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United Rentals Brings Autonomous Driving Technology to Rental Branches

United Rentals

United Rentals Inc. has teamed up with California-based 5D Robotics Inc. to develop systems that can move equipment, such as scissor lifts, autonomously within the yard while avoiding objects and people.

December 17, 2015
Business, Technology

SkyBitz Launches Business Unit to Track Delivery Vehicles

Trailer-tracking provider SkyBitz is broadening the scope of its business to include telematics services for local delivery vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 17, 2015
Business, Technology

Travis Graham Named Champion at Tech Skills Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO — Travis Graham, a 24-year-old technician who works at Rush Truck Center in Orlando, Florida, was named All-Around Champion and heavy-duty division Grand Champion at the company’s “Tech Skills Rodeo” here.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 16, 2015
Business, Technology

Former Con-way, Coyote Executive Tommy Barnes Joins Project 44

Tommy Barnes, president, Project 44

Trucking industry veteran Tommy Barnes has been named president of Project 44, a Chicago-based transportation technology startup that enables shippers and carriers to exchange data on freight rates and service through a secure Internet connection.

December 15, 2015
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

OOIDA Sues FMCSA Over ELD Mandate

PeopleNet

A day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released its final rule on the use of electronic logs for all trucks built since 2000, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed suit against the agency.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
December 15, 2015
Business, Technology

Consumer Drones Must Be Registered, Starting Dec. 21

Owners of consumer drones will have to begin registering with the U.S. government starting next week under a policy issued in time for the expected holiday buying rush.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2015
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

US Issues Final ELD Rule

PeopleNet

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week announced its long-awaited final rule that will require carriers to use electronic logging devices to record drivers’ hours of service.

Eric Miller and Seth Clevenger | Staff Reporters
December 14, 2015
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ELD VIDEO: ATA's Rob Abbott, Megan Bush Provide Overview

ATA safety policy experts Rob Abbott and Megan Bush explain the key components of the new electronic logging device rule mandated by FMCSA on Dec. 10 in this three-minute video.

December 11, 2015
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ELD Rule to Boost Technology Adoption

Mike Roemer Photography, Inc.

The federal rule requiring carriers to use electronic logging devices will dramatically accelerate the industry’s adoption of onboard technology, resulting in a market where some carriers will focus only on basic compliance while others will look for additional features to improve efficiency, suppliers and analysts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 11, 2015
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Announces Final ELD Rule

PeopleNet

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 10 announced its long-awaited final rule requiring that interstate drivers use electronic recording devices intended to enforce hours-of-service regulations, and reduce driver fatigue and paperwork for motor carriers and drivers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 10, 2015

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