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  • 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

  • Volvo’s tech guru shares vision of the future

    September 19, 2017 8:20AM by James Menzies

    Connectivity, electro-mobility, and automation will reshape transportation industry

  • Canadian fleets honored by PeopleNet, TMW Systems

    August 15, 2017 11:42AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Several Canadian fleets were recognized as innovators by PeopleNet and TMW Systems, at their joint in.sight user conference. PeopleNet recognized Vitesse Transport, which has developed three systems that leverage PeopleNet technology, to improve visibility into asset utilization

  • Drivewyze’s bypass service available in North Dakota

    August 15, 2017 8:00AM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Canadian trucking software company Drivewyze will be expanding its weigh station bypass service to North Dakota, marking the first time the program will be offered in the state. The Drivewyze PreClear program provides weigh station bypass opportunities

  • Descartes buys MacroPoint

    August 15, 2017 7:05AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – Descartes Systems Group announced today it has acquired MacroPoint, a provider of truck tracking and predictive freight capacity data content. “Consumers expect to see the location and progress of shipments from the point of order to delivery,”

  • PeopleNet, TMW execs talk on-demand economy

    August 14, 2017 11:52AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The on-demand economy is here, and transportation businesses must become increasingly interconnected to keep pace with an ever-changing market. This was the message delivered to a large audience of fleet professionals, third-party logistics providers, freight brokers and

  • Disrupting the disruptors

    July 27, 2017 5:20PM by James Menzies

    Detroit looks to differentiate itself through greater, more practical connectivity