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Category: Driver Stuff

Parking Reservation Platform for 3rd-Party Services, Including Fleets, Launched

Parking Reservation Platform for 3rd-Party Services, Including Fleets, Launched

| February 15, 2017

SpotHero, a leading parking reservation service with an extensive network of connected garages, lots, and valets, has launched the SpotHero Parking Developer Platform to provide parking reservation functionality to websites, apps and cars with connected or autonomous capabilities.  The service enables drivers to reserve affordable off-street parking nationwide via its website and mobile app. With the SpotHero Parking […]

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EpicVue Satellite TV Package Pre-wired in New Kenworth Sleepers

EpicVue Satellite TV Package Pre-wired in New Kenworth Sleepers

| January 27, 2017

To help promote driver retention and recruitment, new Kenworth T680 76-inch sleepers are now available with a Kenworth factory-installed, in-cab satellite TV pre-wire option to support EpicVue satellite television subscription service. EpicVue is a provider of premium in-cab satellite TV packaged exclusively for the trucking industry and available for fleets with 20 or more vehicles. […]

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EROAD Sponsors Truckers Against Trafficking

EROAD Sponsors Truckers Against Trafficking

| December 22, 2016

Leading transportation technology and services company, EROAD, headquartered in Portland will become a sponsor of Truckers Against Trafficking to support the important role truck drivers play in reporting crime on our nation’s highways. “In our ongoing efforts to give back to our community, we are becoming a sponsor of Truckers Against Trafficking,” said Gail Levario, vice […]

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Radar Collision Avoidance System Now On Select Kenworth Trucks

Radar Collision Avoidance System Now On Select Kenworth Trucks

| December 16, 2016

Kenworth has announced that a radar-based collision mitigation system, the Bendix Wingman Advanced, which delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions is is now available for order as an option for Kenworth T270 and T370 medium duty trucks. So get this: Using a radar sensor mounted to […]

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How Road Fatalities Were Reduced in Pennsylvania

How Road Fatalities Were Reduced in Pennsylvania

| November 30, 2016

In what might be a good model for how to reduce traffic accidents on holiday weekends in other locations, the Pennsylvania State Police reported that it investigated 931 crashes during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27, 2016 and the results show a decrease of 8.1 percent compared to the 1,013 crashes investigated during the Thanksgiving holiday driving period […]

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Ride-sharing Concept Comes to Small Package Shipping

Ride-sharing Concept Comes to Small Package Shipping

| November 29, 2016

If it works for people, then why not for packages?  In a new twist on ride-sharing, sending packages around Southern Ontario just became a lot more personal with the introduction of RoadWages, an online shipping portal that connects customers directly with available drivers.  This somewhat novel approach attempts to eliminate the middleman process of shipping and claims […]

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Kenworth T880 Reconfigured for HD Fleet Applications

Kenworth T880 Reconfigured for HD Fleet Applications

| September 20, 2016

Kenworth has expanded its T880 with a set-forward front axle configuration and named the truck the T880S. It is designed for fleet and truck operators in ready-mix, dump and mobile crane applications where every incremental pound of payload delivered contributes directly to the bottom line, and excellent maneuverability and visibility are valued. The bumper setting […]

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New Predictive Modeling System from Omnitracs Designed to Mitigate Truck Driver Turnover

New Predictive Modeling System from Omnitracs Designed to Mitigate Truck Driver Turnover

| September 12, 2016

Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has announced Omnitracs ELD Driver Retention Model, a predictive modeling solution that allows companies to identify and retain truck drivers who are most likely to voluntarily leave their jobs The stakes are high, in 2015, industry-wide driver turnover reached 95 percent. […]

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Trucks Roll Big with $9.5 Billion Annual Spend on Safety

Trucks Roll Big with $9.5 Billion Annual Spend on Safety

| June 30, 2016

When people talk about truck safety, one of the industry leading trade groups wants them to know that according to its research, the trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety annually. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the $9.5 billion annual figure breaks down over four broad categories: On-board Technology: Collision avoidance […]

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Beyond Pay, Perks Attract Commercial Drivers New Study Shows

Beyond Pay, Perks Attract Commercial Drivers New Study Shows

| June 30, 2016

A new study in the volatile world of driver recruitment and retention shows that beyond pay, perks matter. Here’s the scoop: EpicVue, providers of premium in-cab satellite TV packaged exclusively for the trucking industry, has announced the results of a recent survey of drivers at the WorkForce Builders Conference (WFBCON) sponsored by the Truckload Carriers […]

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