Penske rolls out ELD compliant app for rental trucks
READING, PA - With less than a month to go before the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate takes effect in the United States, Penske Truck Leasing has released a new application (app) for its commercial rental customers to help them be compliant when on the road.
Transtex acquires RM2J
MONTREAL, ON - Canadian aerodynamic solutions company Transtex announced the acquisition of fleet safety technology company RM2J, yesterday. The transaction, completed in July, represents a strategic opportunity for Transtex, the company said in a release. The acquired technologies will provide products that increase fuel savings while reducing speeds for improved security, Transtex said.
Kenworth, PACCAR, DAF join SuperTruck II
KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth and PACCAR, along with DAF Trucks NV, are forming a super team to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SuperTruck II program. The companies announced their collaboration to join in on the DOE project to develop freight-efficient technologies, this week. Other partners include Eaton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Mississippi State University, and AVL.
Fleet Complete wants to bring blockchain to trucking
TORONTO, ON - Blockchain technology is coming to trucking, and Canadian telematics company Fleet Complete is helping to usher it in. The company joined the recently formed consortium Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) as a service charter member. The group formed to promote the adoption, education, and development of a standard framework for blockchain in the trucking industry.
The Movement of Anything | Is the Trucking Industry Ready?
Recent technical advances in the transportation sector, such as anti-lock braking systems, lane divergence sensors, and especially the evolution in dash camera technology, have focused not only on enhancing the overall driving experience but also on making our roads safer than ever before.
Drivewyze is Frost & Sullivan’s company of the year
Frost & Sullivan has recognized Drivewyze as its company of the year. Chandramowli Kailasam, team leader at Frost & Sullivan's Global Commercial Vehicles Research, said in a July 18 release that the company "addressed the shortcomings of existing transponder-based weigh station bypass systems, which require high up-front costs and heavy infrastructure investment, with a nimbler and more cost-efficient weigh station bypass solution."
Manitoba panel tackles challenge of new tech
WINNIPEG, MB - Technology is often developed to make a process simpler, more efficient or safer, but staying up to date with the trucking industry's latest advancements can often leave carriers frustrated. As technology continues to rapidly develop, fleets have to educate themselves on new technological capabilities but also look deeper into what the technology will do for their company.
PIT Group Boosting U.S. Testing Presence
PHILADELPHIA, PA and MONTREAL, QC - A Canadian engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry announced at the 2015 American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition this week the opening of a U.S. office and a significant increase in its presence in the United States. Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) Group is opening an office in Atlanta, GA and is adding the U.S. as the location for road testing of its technology certification process known as Energotest. Using stringent SAE/TMC testing protocols, PIT Group will now hold two Energotest events in Canada and two in the U.S. each year. "PIT Group has become the benchmark for precise, verified and unbiased data on the return on investment fleets can expect from green technologies in Canada," said Yves Provencher, director of PIT Group. "With the continual need to improve competitiveness and the increase in environmental compliance restrictions, the demand for green technologies has never been stronger. Our U.S. office will enable us to offer the level of service and experience we've been providing Canadian fleets and that U.S. fleets expect."