The developer, Poway, Calif.-based TransPower, offered us a drive of one of its 11 in-service Class 8 trucks last summer. We were bobtailing, but the results of the company’s five years of engineering testing were impressive.
Years ago I heard the story of Desmond Doss on the History Channel. He earned the Medal of Honor during World War II at Okinawa. He was also the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. His story is fascinating and now available as an audiobook on Audible.com: The Medic: Miracle on Hacksaw Ridge.
Interestingly, this book is narrated by Ronald Printz who is a former truck driver at Crete Carrier Corporation and, currently, works as the Safety-Recruiting Manager at Blue Water Trucking in Romeo, Michigan.
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The word is out from statehouses and state police barracks in states from Pennsylvania to Vermont that for safety’s sake, snow and ice should be cleared off trucks before they take to the roads.
Omnitracs has introduced the Intelligent Vehicle Gateway, a single, robust mobile device that it says will offer commercial fleets a unified platform for the efficient use of mobile apps and telematics.