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November 02 2017

Terminix Implements Azuga Safety Tech in Fleet

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Azuga.</em></p>

Terminix Service Inc. has installed Azuga safety technology in over 300 fleet vehicles to improve fleet safety management and encourage safe driving behaviors.

Tags: Pest Control Fleets, Azuga, Safety, Telematics

October 19 2017

Survey: Fleets Investing in Technology to Cut Costs

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In a recent survey of the transportation industry by Teletrac Navman, 39% of fleets named reducing costs as a top business goal in 2017.

Tags: Operating Costs, Telematics, Fleet Management Software, Survey, ELDs, Teletrac Navman

October 19 2017

Omnitracs, Samsung Partner on ELD Solution

<p><em>Image courtesy of Samsung</em></p>

The partnership drives the creation of a fully-integrated joint solution, combining Samsung mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) and security solutions with Omnitracs’ XRS fleet management software to improve safety, data security, and productivity for U.S.-based fleets.

Tags: Omnitracs, ELDs, Samsung

October 10 2017

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

Tags: TRALA, ELD, ELD Mandate

October 04 2017

MetTel Offers Connected Workforce Management Product

<p><em>Photo courtesy of MetTel.</em></p>

New York City-based MetTel will offer a mobile workforce solution called Fleet Management Solutions to help companies and municipal governments connect their workforce and vehicle fleet assets to the internet.

Tags: Connected Car, Internet of Things, Workforce Management

August 29 2017

Kar Joins Fleet Complete as Chief Strategy Officer

<p><strong>Sandeep Kar</strong> <em>Photo: Fleet Complete</em></p>

Toronto-based telematics provider Fleet Complete has announced that Sandeep Kar, an industry expert and influencer, has joined the company as the chief strategy officer to spur the company’s advancement internationally.

Tags: Leadership, People, Internet of Things, Fleet Complete

August 24 2017

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available Through Zonar

<p><em>Image courtesy of Cummins</em></p>

Zonar and Cummins Inc. announced the availability of Cummins Connected Diagnostics to customers using Zonar's smart fleet management solution, delivering critical information to operations managers that can help optimize the performance of their fleets.

Tags: Telematics, Cummins, Vehicle Diagnostics, Zonar, Maintenance

August 14 2017

Element Introduces Connected Data Service

Element Fleet Management has introduced a vehicle data service known as Connected Data that delivers feeds such as odometer reporting, vehicle diagnostics and driver behavior data such as speeding and harsh braking, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: OnStar, Fleet Management Companies, Element Fleet Management

August 10 2017

3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

<p><em>Photo: FMCSA</em></p>

Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics, it was concern about how drivers might be impacted that compelled FMCSA to put “provisions in place to prevent issues of harassment, one of which is driver coercion.”

Tags: FMCSA, ELD Mandate, ELDs, Drivers

August 07 2017

ISE Adds Electronic Logging Solution to FMCSA ELD List

<p><em>Photo: ISE</em></p>

ISE announced that its eFleetSuite electronic logging device solution was self-certified and listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD online registry.

Tags: FMCSA, Trimble, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 03 2017

Cummins Launches Smartphone-Based ELD Solution

<p><em>Photo: Zed Connect</em></p>

Cummins has launched a new fleet software company called Zed Connect and announced its first product, Zed ELD – a smartphone based electronic logging solution.

Tags: Cummins, ELDs, ELD Mandate

July 27 2017

New Connectivity, Analytics Options Coming for Detroit-Powered Trucks

<p><strong>Daimler Trucks North America officials gathered in Yountvile, California, to update trucking reporters on the latest Detroit connectivity and analytics advances.</strong> <em>Photo: Deborah Lockridge</em></p>

Fleets of all sizes that are running Detroit powertrains are about to get access to several new tools that will make it easier to analyze the vast amount of data available from the truck – including not only engine fault code data, but also fuel efficiency and safety data.

Tags: Telematics, Detroit, Big Data, Data Analysis, Freightliner Cascadia, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner, Western Star

July 18 2017

Omnitracs Self-Certifies its ELD Solution

<p><em>Screenshot via Omnitracs</em></p>

Omnitracs has completed testing the Intelligent Vehicle Gateway electronic logging device solution that meets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD Mandate, which is scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 18, 2017.

Tags: Omnitracs, ELDs, ELD Mandate

July 13 2017

Navistar OnCommand Telematics Now Available for Purchase

<p><strong>Navistar announced availability of its OnCommand Connection Telematics solution at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.</strong> <em>Photo: Navistar</em></p>

Navistar has made its integrated OnCommand Connection Telematics solution available for purchase. It includes OnCommand Connection Telematics, Advanced Remote Diagnostics, and Electronic Driver Log.

Tags: Telematics, Navistar, ELDs, Remote Diagnostics, Navistar OnCommand

July 13 2017

Donlen Adds OnStar Feed to Telematics Product

Donlen's DriverPoint Telematics solution will now receive data from General Motors' OnStar system to improve efficiency, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: Telematics, Donlen

June 29 2017

GM, MapAnything Partner to Increase Fleet Productivity

<p><em>Photo courtesy of GM.</em></p>

General Motors will offer a connectivity service powered by MapAnything, Inc. that combines telematics fleet management and customer relationship management to fleets in a subscription service, GM has announced.

Tags: OnStar, Productivity, Customer Service, General Motors, Sales Fleets

June 12 2017

Orbcomm Buys Fleet Management Software Provider Inthinc

Orbcomm has acquired the assets of Salt Lake City-based Inthinc, a fleet management and driver safety solutions provider.

Tags: inthinc, Mergers & Acquisitions, ORBCOMM

June 12 2017

Azuga Names Safe Driving Award Recipients

In preparation for National Safety Month, Azuga, a global provider of connected vehicle and fleet technologies, announced its first Safe Driving Award recipients of 2017.

Tags: National Safety Council, Awards, Safe Driving, Azuga, National Safety Month

April 26 2017

Teletrac Navman's ELD Solution is FMCSA Compliant

<p><em>Image courtesy of Teletrac Navman.</em></p>

Teletrac Navman has announced its new Director ELD solution, which meets all currently published technical requirements of FMCSA's Electronic Logging Device mandate.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate, Teletrac Navman

April 18 2017

Teletrac Navman Partners with PTV Group

The integration through Teletrac Navman’s open API offers carriers a single interface to optimize the list of stops drivers need to complete in a given time period, taking into account vehicle dimensions, load capacity, road restrictions, hazardous materials, and other configurations that may affect the route.

Tags: Telematics, Safety & Compliance, ELD Mandate, Teletrac Navman, DIRECTOR

March 30 2017

How Telematics Data Overload Multiplies in Fleets With Several OEMs

<p><em>Graph courtesy of WEX.</em></p>

Fleet managers will find it exponentially more difficult to interpret and utilize telematics data the more variety of vehicle brands they add to their fleet, according to new data and analysis from WEX Inc.

Tags: Telematics, Data Overload, WEX

March 29 2017

Mixed Truck Fleet Focuses on Safety

<p><em>Photo courtesy of MiX Telematics and Archrock.&nbsp;</em></p>

Archrock, a U.S. provider of natural gas contract compression services, has selected MiX Telematics’ MiX Fleet Manager to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance in its mixed truck fleet.

Tags: Telematics, MiX Telematics, Safety, Oil & Gas Fleets, Mixed Truck Fleet

March 23 2017

Navistar Expands OnCommand Connect Capabilities

Navistar unveiled three new OnCommand Connect Telematics offerings at the Mid-America Truck Show, including its new, OnCommand Connection Telematics.

Tags: Telematics, Navistar, Navistar OnCommand

March 15 2017

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Lytx, First Responders, In-Vehicle Video, Telematics

March 08 2017

EMC Insurance Companies Chooses Octo Telematics

EMC Insurance Companies has chosen Octo as a fleet telematics partner for its commercial telematics program, Peak Fleet.

Tags: Telematics, EMC, Octo Telematics, ELDs

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