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August 15, 2017
User Conference Highlights the Fast Pace of Change
<p><strong>Panel at PeopleNet presentation during the in.sight User Conference + Expo.</strong> <em>Photo: Trimble</em></p> Change and its quickening pace was an over-riding theme at Trimble’s in.sight user conference for TMW Systems and PeopleNet customers that kicked off Aug. 14 in Nashville.
ATA to California: Don't Mess With Trucking
<p><strong>ATA President and CEO Chris Spear.</strong> <em>Photo: Jim Beach</em></p> State governments, especially California, need to understand they can’t “mess with trucking,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, at the TMW Systems and Peoplenet in.site User Conference + Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.
ELD Mandate Leads ATRI's Top Trucking Issues List
<p><strong>Rebecca Brewster, president of ATRI, discusses recent research results at the in.sight user conference.</strong> <em>Photo: Jim Beach</em></p> The ELD mandate was the top industry issue on trucking fleets' minds last year, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual Top 10 list, as reported by ATRI's Rebecca Brewster at a user conference put on by TMW and PeopleNet.
PeopleNet and TMW Heads Talk On-Demand Economy at User Conference
<p><strong>Brian McLaughlin, president of PeopleNet addressing the opening session of the in.sight&nbsp;User Conference + Expo.</strong> <em>Photo: Jim Beach</em></p> The on-demand economy was the focus on day one of PeopleNet and TMW Systems' in.sight Conference, examining how transportation businesses must become increasingly interconnected to keep up with the market.
Trimble Creates Two Transportation Specific Divisions
<p><strong>David Wangler (left) and Brian McLaughlin will head the two new Trimble divisions.</strong> <em>Photo: Trimble</em></p> Trimble has created two divisions as part of its transportation segment, Trimble Transportation Mobility and Trimble Transportation Enterprise, to address the changing marketplace.
TMW Introduces TMT Predictive Maintenance Software
TMW Systems introduced a predictive maintenance application, TMT Predict.Fault Code, that helps fleets anticipate and address potential vehicle breakdowns and other unscheduled service needs before they occur.
PeopleNet Reveals Fleet Tech Developments at User Conference
PeopleNet announced several fleet-focused technology developments at this year’s in.sight User Conference + Expo, involving electronic logging devices, data analysis, hardware, and video intelligence.
TMW Updates Billing, Planning, Business Tools
TMW Systems announced several updated fleet software tools for managing billing, load planning, and business at the in.sight. User Conference + Expo hosted by PeopleNet and TMW in Nashville, Tennessee.
TruETA Tool Aimed at Helping Fleets Plan Better
<p><strong>Thom Albrecht discusses the disruption of ecommerce on the trucking industry during the in.sight User Conference + Expo.</strong> <em>Photo: Jim Beach</em></p> TMW Systems introduced TruETA, a trip planning and execution tool that calculates estimated time of arrival for each stop along a commercial truck’s route.
TMW Introduces Portfolio of Transportation-Focused Apps
TMW Systems has introduced a portfolio of 11 mobile apps for professionals at every level of a transportation business – from operations to drivers and vehicle maintenance personnel – to complete a wide range of business-critical activities from their Android- or iOS-based devices.
Got Questions
Q. I already have an APU. What do I need an inverter for?

A. An APU’s primary function is to take care of a truck’s heating and cooling systems. It has its own motor that charges the truck batteries and provides power for AC electronics. READ MORE

Got Questions
Q. During the course of the week, my drivers switch trucks several times. We’re using two different ELD solutions from different providers that are incompatible with each other, so there’s a high prob

A. It’s the responsibility of the fleet and the driver to make sure that all of the record of duty status (RODS) information required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), including hours of service (HOS) data, is available for review during a roadside inspection... READ MORE


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Bonus Blues: What Trucking Company Owners Can Learn About Sharing Success

When it comes to rewarding employees, both context and optics matter. A lot. Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a bit of a departure in his Truck Tech blog to write about how one successful business owner just lost a valued employee.

Risky Maneuver Breaks a Two-Rig Blockade

There is little more annoying than two big rigs driving side by side for miles on a freeway or Interstate road, keeping faster-moving cars from passing and oblivious to traffic building up behind them. Blog from Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg.

In L.A. Beware of Baxter Street's 32% Grade!

The grade's apex is unnerving, and can hang up long vehicles, like trucks and semis. Residents want Waze, which has directed traffic in this direction, to wave off this route.

How Fluorescent Dyes Benefit Technicians in the Automotive and Heavy Duty/Fleet Industries

Choosing an ELD Solution: What to Ask

Driver Incentives that Work

Cab Power Basics – What you need to know

Fighting Driver Fatigue and Distraction Across Fleets

4 Best Practices for an Effective Fleet Safety Program

Understanding Trailer Tire Pressure

2018 Fleet Management Buyer's Guide

Corporate Inertia: Overcoming Hurdles to Continuous MVR Monitoring

The ELD Rule: Time to Comply

What Law Enforcement is Looking for and How to Avoid Being Cited

Reducing Downtime With Diagnostic Connections

Falsely Accused and Not in the Wrong? Predict, Prepare, Protect


Shell Lubricants Eco-marathon Competition [Photos]
Freightliner's 122SD with a dump box. Shown is a typical Ontario configuration with an 88,000-lb GVW.
Truck World 2018 in Photos
With 2,595 pieces, including a very special replica of the Mack Bulldog hood ornament, it&rsquo;s the fifth-largest Lego Technic set. Photo: Mack Trucks
Building a 2,600-Lego Mack Anthem [Photos]

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2018 Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Contest [Photos]
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