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Business, Technology

Qualcomm’s 2Q Profit Grows

Qualcomm Inc.’s profit gained 29% in the second quarter, it said.

April 21, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Seeks Additional Comment on EOBR Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking additional public comment on its proposed mandatory electronic onboard recorders rule to help the agency ensure that motor carriers do not use the technology to harass or violate the privacy of truck drivers.

April 19, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

NPTC Board Backs Electronic Logging

CINCINNATI — The National Private Truck Council’s board of directors voted to support a federal proposal to require use of electronic logging devices to monitor driver compliance with hours-of-service rules.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 18, 2011
Business, Technology

iTECH: Solutions for Container Tracking

For fleets that never get near the water, maritime community jargon like “heavy metal,” “cans” and “boxes” could easily be mistaken for slang terms for a music style, headphones, or minivan designs.

April 11, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ATA Endorses Electronic Logs to Check Driver Hours of Service

American Trucking Associations last week endorsed a federal proposal that trucking companies use electronic logging devices to monitor driver compliance with the hours-of-service rule.

April 11, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letters: EOBRs and Waiting, Load Securement

To improve our scores with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, many of us have worked diligently to put electronic onboard recorders in our trucks.

April 4, 2011
Fuel, Business, Technology

WebTech Wireless Narrows Fourth-Quarter Loss

WebTech Wireless, a supplier of GPS location-based and fleet telematics services, reported a loss of C$3.55 million for the fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss of C$7.26 million a year earlier.

March 28, 2011
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Xata Corp. Becomes a SkyBitz Reseller

Telematics and mobile communications provider Xata Corp., Eden Prairie, Minn., now resells trailer-tracking systems made by SkyBitz, the companies announced March 9.

March 22, 2011
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Washington State Supreme Court Ruling Locks in Lower Tax Rate for OmniTracs

Purchasers of Qualcomm Inc.’s OmniTracs system in Washington state dodged a tax hit following a March 10 decision about the legal classification of that system by the Washington Supreme Court.

March 21, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Letters to the Editor

Letters: EOBR Bombshell, Megaloads, Detention Times

Just so I can get this straight, now: We are allowing Mexican trucks to come into the United States as cross-border operations — almost a done deal. Then, FMCSA is going to pay for EOBRs to be placed in those Mexican trucks to do business in the United States, while requiring U.S. fleets to purchase EOBRs with company money?

March 21, 2011