GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – PennDOT hopes signs will guide trucks away from restricted route

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In an attempt to curb truckers from driving on the weight-restricted portion of Freedom Crider Road in Cranberry Township, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation (PennDOT) has erected 6-ft. tall “Traffic Alert” guidance signs at five locations along the state road. The signs steer commercial trucks onto an alternate truck route instead of continuing on Freedom…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Wingfoot Truck Care Center opens in Winslow, AZ

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Wingfoot Commercial Systems has opened a Wingfoot Truck Care Center in Winslow, AZ. The 10,400-sq.-ft. facility is the 42nd center to open. The facility, which employs 9, has three service bays – one for tire replacement and tire-related services, one for light mechanical work, and one with a full-length oil change pit that also serves…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Highway bill on hold

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Although a long-term, comprehensive surface transportation bill practically sailed through the U.S. Senate this week, prospects for similarly quick action by the U.S. House of Representatives either on the Senate bill or its own version of a highway bill have dimmed considerably from just over a week ago. Back on March 7, FleetOwner reported that…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – ACT Research: Truck-demand cycle peak moving to 2014

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ACT Research Co. (ACT) has announced it is shifting its long-term forecast for the commercial vehicle industry. “The cycle peak in 2013 has been adjusted downward,” according to the analysis and forecasting firm, “with stronger demand now stretching through 2014.”

 

Covert GPS Tracking – GPS Evidence: Getting to “Reasonable” after U.S. vs. Jones

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Most who will read this blog will know by now that the U.S. Supreme Courtmade its ruling in U.S. v. Jones, 565 U. S. ____ (2012)(No. 10–1259). Most will believe the press that the court announced sweeping rules requiring a warrant any time law enforcement uses a GPS to track a vehicle. Some, however, will realize like Professor Orin Kerr, that this was actually a very narrow ruling. The…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – FTR: “Good”recovery under way for trucking and manufacturing

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Noel Perry, senior consultant with FTR Associates and principal of research firm Transport Fundamentals, gave a very upbeat report on the state of the U.S. economy—including its positive impact on trucking—during a “State of the Freight” webinar hosted by FTR yesterday afternoon. According to Perry, the ongoing economic recovery in the U.S. has been “good”…

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