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  • First Ministers find common ground on trucking issues

    December 8, 2018 8:39AM by John G. Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – There may be undeniable tensions on issues like carbon taxes, but Canada’s First Ministers have found some common ground on topics including wide base tires and electronic logging devices. “We have agreed to develop harmonized standards in

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    System monitors driver fatigue

    October 31, 2018 10:36AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Electronic logging devices are designed to track hours of service, but Trimble and Pulsar Informatics are using technology to actually monitor driver fatigue through Trimble’s Safety Analytics dashboard. Integrating Pulsar’s Trucking Fatigue Meter, the dashboard will incorporate hours of service

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    Drivewyze integrated into Switchboard app

    October 24, 2018 2:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Switchboard is adding Drivewyze weigh station bypass capabilities to its Android-based ELD app. The latest Drivewyze PreClear app offers bypass opportunities at more than 700 weigh station sites in 43 states and provinces, as well as “heads-up” warnings for locations

  • Alliance calls for third-party ELD certification

    October 11, 2018 10:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again stressing the need to have mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) certified by third parties, helping to ensure the devices can’t be compromised. The alliance says the final rule has been

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    Tire monitoring option added to ELD app

    October 5, 2018 11:36AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Blue Ink Technology (BIT) has introduced a new tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that works in conjunction with its electronic logging device app. Tire pressure is automatically added to a driver vehicle inspection report, based on thresholds set by the

  • Brake violations dominate Roadcheck results

    September 12, 2018 2:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams placed 21.6% of commercial vehicles out of service during Level 1 inspections completed for this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz run from June 5-7. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) event recorded 67,502 truck and

  • Alliance unveils pre-budget wish list

    August 14, 2018 12:51PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has submitted a series of pre-budget recommendations to the federal government — including a call to crack down on a driver payment scheme thought to evade taxes. The alliance has already been

  • Product Mobile and IT

    PeopleNet unveils new fixed-mount display

    July 26, 2018 4:21PM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A new display unit from PeopleNet is boasting rugged features and access to third-party applications through the Android platform. The PeopleNet Display.5 (PD.5) gives customers the option to implement what zthe company is calling a ruggedized display

  • Product Technology

    OnCommand Connection partners with Axis TMS to enhance offerings

    July 26, 2018 2:15PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – OOC Technologies is partnering with Axis TMS to integrate their transportation management software with OnCommand Connection telematics. The integration will provide customers of both systems an enhanced ability to manager operations, dispatch and fleet movements. Axis will

  • CTA lauds premiers calling for consistent ELD regulations

    July 25, 2018 1:44PM by elizabeth

    SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding Canada’s premiers on their efforts to reduce trade barriers and tackle issues important to trucking. The country’s first ministers discussed changing or standardizing provincial and territorial regulations in the

  • OOIDA ELD exemption request denied

    July 4, 2018 4:14PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Small-business truckers will continue to be subject to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the U.S. after an exemption request was denied by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA). The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

  • Alliance calls for ELD education period

    May 2, 2018 11:57AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is proposing a timeline of “graduated education” to help carriers and drivers prepare for mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs). While the timeline for a mandate has yet been set, since federal rules

  • Drivers without ELD face out of service violations

    April 2, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – Those driving trucks in the U.S. without electronic logging devices (ELDs) or grandfathered automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) will now risk 10 hours out of service. Soft enforcement of a related mandate, which began on Dec. 18,

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    Geotab, Garmin offer ELD bundle

    March 28, 2018 10:00AM by Truck News

    Geotab and Garmin have joined together to offer the Geotab Garmin ELD Bundle to track, manage, and share Records of Duty Status. Building on Geotab’s Cloud ELD offering, the bundle includes a Garmin Fleet 790 Android tablet with wi-fi, an

  • U.S. extends agricultural ELD waiver

    March 13, 2018 4:31PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agricultural haulers south of the border have been given another 90-day waiver from requirements for electronic logging devices (ELDs), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced. During the waiver period, the administration