GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – TCA webinar explores the ‘Art and Science of Fuel Efficiency’

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Trucking company executives are invited to learn strategies that could save their companies between 2 and 4 cents per gallon of fuel in a Truckload Carriers Assn. webinar, the Art and Science of Fuel Efficiency, to be held April 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The program is designed specifically for carriers with…

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Covert GPS Tracking – Proposed “Mobile Device Privacy Act” Legislation

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Rep. Edward Markey [D-MA-7] has prepared draft legislation of the “Mobile Device Privacy Act” relative to last year’s disclosure of geolocation of cellphones by the company Carrier IQ to communication carriers, telephone equipment manufactures, and operating systems manufacturers like Apple and Google. In a follow-up  last  week, The Washington Post writes: “The push for legislation comes after it…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Medical examiner final rule viewed as “good first step”

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Many in trucking believe the long-awaited final rule issued this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) establishing a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) represents “a good first step” in an effort to create standards for the practitioners that medically certify truck drivers for work. Yet it also creates burdensome paperwork issues for drivers…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Trucking exec. calls for Congressional oversight on toll authorities

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The chief financial officer for Cherry Hill, NJ-based National Freight Inc. (NFI) warned a Senate committee that rapidly increasing and excessive highway tolls are a threat to both consumers and the trucking industry and called for Congressional oversight of tolling authorities that serve interstate traffic. Stating that his trucking company paid $14 million in tolls…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – TCA webinar offers keys to growth & profitability

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The Truckload Carriers Assn. is holding a webinar titled “Growth and Profitability: Driving a Culture of Success in Your Business,” to be held April 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar is designed to help fleet executives, human resources and recruiting directors and sales and operations managers develop a growth-oriented culture in…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (Trends)

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Gasoline Release Date: April 16, 2012   |   Diesel Fuel Release Date: April 16, 2012    U.S. Regular Gasoline Prices*  (dollars per gallon) Change from 04/02/12 04/09/12 04/16/12 week ago year ago U.S. 3.941 3.939 3.922  -0.017  0.078 East Coast (PADD1) 3.911 3.949 3.928  -0.021  0.127 New England (PADD1A) 3.897 3.968 3.990  0.022  0.127 Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.924…

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