ELDs
Opinion

Opinion: Opportunities Abound After Momentous Year

Just over a year ago, I delivered my first State of the Industry address at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas — four months after taking over as president and CEO of ATA. Then as now, I am honored to lead this prestigious organization.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 18, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: Our Industry, Front and Center

If you have a copy of the Oct. 16 extra-large issue of Transport Topics, there’s a decent chance you’re attending American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando since that is the special edition that is distributed at the event. Either that, or you’re a regular subscriber. In either case, we’re grateful for your interest in being up-to-date on what’s going on in the trucking industry. And there’s a lot going on.

Transport Topics
October 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Agency, Industry Prepared for Upcoming ELD Mandate

ATLANTA — A delay in the upcoming mandate on electronic logging devices for carriers is highly unlikely to occur, federal regulators and stakeholders said at the Connected Fleets USA conference Sept. 26.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: ELDs, Market Changes Require Fleets to Review How They Pay Drivers

One trend over the past several years is “activity-based pay," which compensates drivers for required tasks other than driving, such as waiting to be loaded, loading or unloading trailers, washing trucks, or documenting their deliveries, to name a few.

Jerry Robertson | Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, BOLT System
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: King Sisyphus, Driver Manager

A parallel can be drawn between Greek mythology and the predicament trucking managers face in recruiting and retaining drivers.

Transport Topics
September 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

ELDs, ‘Internet of Trucks’ Featured at NACV

ELD discussion featured at Atlanta conference Teletrac Inc.

Federal regulators and experts continue to update carriers and drivers on requisite steps moving forward prior to the mandate for electronic logging devices.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Omnitracs Acquires Assets of Shaw Tracking

Omnitracs has acquired the assets of Shaw Tracking, its longtime distribution partner in Canada, company officials announced Sept. 19.

Transport Topics
September 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Technology, ELDs Present Opportunities for 3PLs to Grow, Voltmann Says

TIA's Voltmann at McLeod TIA's Robert Voltmann at the McLeod conference. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

Embracing technology is the next natural step in the evolution of third-party logistic companies, according to Robert Voltmann, president of the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELD Education Must Apply to All Employees, Industry Reps Say

HOS panel at McLeod conference Industry leaders Harris (left), Quinn (center) and Davis at McLeod. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Preparation for the electronic logging device mandate requires educating people at all levels of a trucking company, according to industry leaders who have adopted the systems over the past few years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

McLeod Urges Fleets to Practice Visibility, Caution as ELD Mandate Looms

Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — The inspections that will accompany electronic logging device mandate enforcement will require heightened visibility and vigilance among carriers, according to Tom McLeod, chief executive officer of McLeod Software.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2017

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