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Getting advance warning about heavy rain, high winds, and other severe weather not only keeps freight on time and drivers safe, but can prove vital in crash reconstruction efforts.

Any fleet knows that bad weather can torpedo delivery times while putting cargo, equipment, and the lives of truck drivers at risk. That’s why there’s been a push in recent years to plug real-time weather information into trucking telematics so routes can be adjusted in case heavy rain, blizzards, and other inclement conditions make certain roadways too dangerous to traverse.

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Source:: http://fleetowner.com/technology/qa-weather-based-telematics-and-trucking

Lack of federal guidelines may complicate FMCSA decision.

A number of trucking industry groups and motor carriers expressed support for using hair samples instead of urine when testing for drugs during pre-employment screenings of truck drivers. But in comments filed with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made public this week, other groups and individuals questioned the reliability and fairness of testing hair.

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Source:: http://fleetowner.com/regulations/request-hair-testing-drug-screening-draws-mixed-reactions

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Real-time alerts on driver behavior, vehicle health and efficiency of daily routes can be accessed on one simple dashboard, company says.

Fleet managers, supervisors and company executives can now get quick visibility into key metrics and information about their mobile workforce from anywhere using the new Telogis Spotlight mobile app from Telogis, A Verizon Company. Starting in May, Telogis Spotlight will be available as a free, complementary companion app to the Telogis Fleet solution.

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Source:: http://fleetowner.com/technology/telogis-spotlight-app-offers-mobile-workforce-managers-easy-access-key-metrics

CALGARY, Alta. – Canadian Tire and Canadian Pacific (CP) unloaded its 60-ft. container in Calgary today (April 26), marking the maiden voyage for the intermodal trailer in Alberta. Canadian Tire said the container – seven feet larger than the standard… …Read the rest of this story

Source:: http://www.trucknews.com/equipment/canadian-tire-cp-unveil-60-ft-container-calgary/1003078421/