GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – ‘American Trucking Trends’ tool to chart course for recovery

Calling it the “singularly most important guide to trucking facts and figures,” the 2012 edition of ATA American Trucking Trends by American Trucking Assns., is an indispensable tool for trucking companies, industry suppliers, logistics providers, analysts and public policy decision makers, according to Bill Graves, ATA president & CEO. The almanac of U.S. trucking produced…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Carriers re-adjusting for the long-term

A slow-growth economy, high fuel prices, and shifting freight patterns are leading many carriers large and small to readjust their long-term strategies so they are “balanced” better for the future. “What we’re seeing in the market is the continuing process of convergence,” Eric Starks, president of FTR Associates, explained to Fleet Owner. “It’s hard to…

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

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

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”

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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