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  • Volvo cars and trucks to share traffic info

    May 7, 2018 9:16AM by Truck News

    GOTHEBURG, Sweden – Volvo trucks and cars in Europe are participating in a cloud-based service to share real-time traffic hazard information. Volvo’s Connected Safety was launched by Volvo Cars in 2016, and is now being rolled out in Volvo Trucks.

  • New data security conference coming from ATA

    April 10, 2018 5:39PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A new conference aimed at helping fleets protect themselves in the digital world is debuting in June, hosted by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council. TMC’s Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference was announced for

  • Truck-Lite releases Road Ready 2.0, adds partners

    March 7, 2018 12:42PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Truck-Lite has added a new SmartBridge Integrator (SBI) to its Road Ready trailer telematics system, which allows the system to integrate with existing trailer devices. The updated system was announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Spring

  • Omnitracs One announced during Outlook 2018

    February 27, 2018 2:08PM by Truck West

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Omnitracs announced a new product launch today, one it says combines the very best of all the company’s technology offerings. Kevin Haugh, chief product and strategy officer, unveiled Omnitracs One during the technology company’s Outlook 2018 conference

  • Let’s step things up and be more social

    February 26, 2018 7:52PM by Truck West

    Social media is here to stay, and trucking companies would benefit if utilized properly

  • Volvo says automation won’t displace drivers

    February 22, 2018 9:54AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) says its work towards automation will focus on safety and the driver, and it has created videos to highlight its efforts in this area. Volvo says the rapid advancement of automation can

  • Preparing for blockchain

    February 21, 2018 8:44AM by James Menzies

    Instantaneous payments. The end of customer disputes. The elimination of paperwork. How blockchain technology can revolutionize trucking.

  • Celadon Group releases enhanced tracking platform

    February 15, 2018 4:27PM by Elizabeth Bate

    INDIANAPOLIS, IND – Celadon Group is calling on users of its load-tracking platform CelaTrac to test its latest update. The online real time shipment-tracking platform began open beta-testing this week as it introduced enhancements including mobile optimization, the ability to

  • Custom app helping Daimler manage spot deliveries

    January 30, 2018 9:10AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) says a custom-built app has helped it and its carrier partners greatly improve the efficiency of transporting spot loads. The app was developed by Loadsmart. It offers a platform to help both

  • New Speedee software helps dispatchers

    January 22, 2018 4:16PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Speedee Transport has released a new software it says will maximize scheduling efficiency and minimize shipment. SpeedeeGo Trucking Dispatch comes with EDI integration capabilities, live GPS tracking, automated reporting, electronic signature capture, and real-time dispatch updates. Speedee,

  • Chinese firm buys Trucker Path

    January 2, 2018 8:48AM by Truck News

    BEIJING, China – Chinese firm Renren has announced it has agreed to buy 100% of Trucker Path, a social platform for the trucking industry in the U.S. and Canada. Renren operates a social networking service and internet finance business in

  • Blackberry Radar now available to Pana-Pacific customers

    December 18, 2017 6:00PM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – Blackberry Ltd. has partnered with Pana-Pacific to offer its asset tracking solution to more than 2,800 commercial dealers across North America. During the announcement, Philip Poulidis, senior vice-president and general manager of Blackberry Radar, said that although

  • OOIDA outlines concerns about autonomous vehicles

    October 5, 2017 8:47AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has outlined its concerns about autonomous vehicle technologies to lawmakers. Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation advanced legislation specific to passenger vehicles. A similar

  • Proposed app to aid tow industry practices

    September 27, 2017 3:56PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), Ontario Recovery Group (ORG), and government officials have proposed the release of a web app-based electronic call system for incidents on 400 series highways. The system would allow police and enforcement officials

  • Daimler addresses platooning, electric trucks at NACV opening

    September 25, 2017 12:39PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is testing truck platooning on its Madras, Ore., test track as well as public highways. The company addressed its platooning trials during a discussion to kick off the North American Commercial Vehicle