Research identifies flaws in 34-hour restart rule
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released findings of its assessment of the Regulatory Impact Analysis used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to justify changes to the Hours-of-Service 34-hour restart provision, which took effect July 1, 2013.
ATMC calls for National Excellence in Training Awards entries
The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) has issued a call for entries for its 2013 National Excellence in Training Awards. The annual National Excellence in Training Awards program honors outstanding or innovative training programs designed for service or support in the transportation industry.
Intermec research reveals new technology could cut P&D time
According to a recent survey of transport and logistics firms in six countries conducted by Intermec, managers around the world believe that arming their mobile workforce with new technology could cut both their pick-up times by 30% and delivery times by 29%.
Driver safety becomes top priority
Fleet managers participating in a GE Capital Fleet Services survey are now citing safety as their primary concern, replacing cost savings as a top priority.
Interstate Batteries wins CIO award
International Data Group’s CIO magazine has named Interstate Batteries as a recipient of the 2013 CIO 100.
MyDAT Trucker Services adds new features to app
Transcore DAT has released a new version of its free Android app, MyDAT Trucker Services. The update includes listings of trucker-friendly hotels from Hotels4Truckers, and heavy-duty parts and service locations from Find Truck Service.
Meritor chosen as standard by Vantage Trailers
Trailer components from Meritor, which are now standard equipment on all Vantage Trailers models, include MTA Top-Mount, MTA Low-Mount suspensions, lift kits, Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI, automatic slack adjusters and wheel-end components.
Babcox promotes Martin to publisher of Fleet Equipment
Babcox Media Inc. has promoted Dean Martin to Publisher of Fleet Equipment. A 17-year veteran of Babcox Media, Martin joined the company in 1996 as associate group publisher for the company’s Tech Group publications.
Redesigned Bee Line Site showcases Alignment Systems
Bee Line said its completely redesigned website is a resource for learning more about the company’s profitable, cost-saving systems. The site showcases wheel alignment systems, elevated solutions for HD alignment shops and axle and frame correction equipment for heavy-duty trucks and trailers.
NPTC announces safety award winners
The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has recognized fleet members who continue to elevate safety performance.
PeopleNet certifies Motorola handheld for fleet mobility apps
Motorola’s MC75A Mobile Computer is the first of a suite of handheld devices certified by PeopleNet as compatible with its fleet mobility applications.