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April 16 2018

Mercedes-Benz Details 2019 Sprinter's Telematics Offering

<p><em>Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans by Paul Clinton.</em></p>

Mercedes-Benz will offer eight factory telematics packages with its third-generation 2019 Sprinter that allow fleet managers to better track preventive maintenance, routing, and driver behavior with the full-size van, the company has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2019-MY

April 04 2018

Penske Logistics Adds Video-Based Safety Program

<p>The foundation includes event-triggered onboard cameras from SmartDrive that face inside the truck cab, and outwards to the road, along with an ongoing driver safety coaching program. <em>(Photo courtesy of Penske)</em></p>

Penske Logistics is introducing the next generation of truck fleet safety technology through a video-based safety program in more than 2,800 of its heavy-duty trucks across the company’s North America operations.

Tags: Penske Logistics, SmartDrive, In-Vehicle Video, Safety

April 03 2018

Fleet Complete Developing Fleet Management Platform for GM Vehicles

<p><em>Photo illustration courtesy of Fleet Complete.</em></p>

Toronto-based telematics provider Fleet Complete will develop a connected fleet management software platform for OnStar-equipped General Motors vehicles under a new partnership with the manufacturer, the company has announced.

Tags: OnStar, Telematics, General Motors, Fleet Complete

March 22 2018

Mack Connect Offers Suite of Fleet Productivity Tools

<p><strong>Mack says its Experieince Managment approach reduced the time it took to address outstanding customer service issues by as much as 50%.</strong></p>

Mack has updated its Mack Connect suite of productivity management tools, which it highlighted during a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show, along with introducing an Anthem truck configurator tool and discussing customer experience surveys.

Tags: Telematics, Productivity, Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, MATS, Connected Vehicles

February 27 2018

ELD Mandate Enforcement Kicks in for Real April 1

<p><strong>CVSA&rsquo;s Kerri Wirachowsky speaking about ELD enforcement after the April 1 deadline.</strong> <em>Photo: Jim Beach</em></p>

Although the electronic logging device mandate went into effect in December, the full-enforcement of the rule – and all of its penalties – is fast approaching on April 1.

Tags: CVSA, Enforcement, Omnitracs, ELDs, ELD Mandate

February 27 2018

Omnitracs Celebrates Platform's 30th Anniversary

<p><strong>Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer, speaking in Nashville</strong>. <em>Photo: Jim Beach</em></p>

At its user group conference in Nashville, Omnitracs is marking the telematics platform’s debut in the trucking industry 30 years ago.

Tags: Omnitracs, Anniversaries, Telematics, Fleet Management Software

February 21 2018

Lytx Celebrates 20th Anniversary

To date, the company has analyzed more than 80 billion miles of driving data on behalf of more than 3,000 commercial and government fleet clients from around the world.

Tags: Anniversaries, Lytx, Telematics, In-Vehicle Video

January 23 2018

Pennsylvania Vehicle Management Bureau Deploys CalAmp Tool

The partnership between Pennsylvania and CalAmp is intended to reduce costs and increase efficiency of the Commonwealth's Bureau of Vehicle Management.

Tags: Pennsylvania, CalAmp, Telematics

January 04 2018

FleetUp Partners with Navistar on Vehicle Diagnostics Solution

<p><em>Image via FleetUp</em></p>

FleetUp, a provider of electronic logging device and hours of service compliance solutions, has partnered with Navistar International to create a comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and preventive maintenance solution.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Navistar, ELDs, Navistar OnCommand, Maintenance Management, FleetUp

December 20 2017

Top 10 Work Truck Articles of 2017

<p><em>A roundup of images from some of the top articles in 2017 covering upfitting, maintenance, spec'ing, and fuel.</em></p>

The 2017 calendar-year brought about a whole lot of discussion revolving around the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, increased interest in truck maintenance and fueling, as well as in-depth discussions about service level agreements and full-service leases.

Tags: Work Truck Magazine, Upfitting, Fuel Management, ELDs, Full-Service Leasing, Leasing, Telematics

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

<p><em>Creative Commons</em></p>

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: Internet of Things, Workforce Management, Connected Vehicles

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, Donlen FleetWeb

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