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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 16 2017

Smithfield Foods Reduces Accidents with SmartDrive

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Smithfield and SmartDrive</em></p>

SmartDrive Systems announced that Smithfield Foods, Inc. has deployed the SmartDrive video-based safety program across its entire fleet of nearly 600 Armour and Eckrich branded refrigerated box trucks following a competitive review and pilot program.

Tags: Accident Management, SmartDrive Systems, Food and Beverage Fleets, Smithfield Foods

October 10 2017

Teletrac Navman Integrates Supply Chain Software into ELD

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, has announced the integration of the company’s Prophesy Dispatch TMS, a trucking software solution for truckload carriers, brokers, and private fleets, and Teletrac Navman's Director fleet management solution.

Tags: ELDs, HighJump Software, Teletrac Navman

September 27 2017

Data From Vehicle Tracking Devices Leaked

<p>Kromtech Security Center also discovered 339 log files containing maintenance records, pictures, and more through improperly configured Amazon S3 cloud storage. Photo: Pixabay</p>

Kromtech Security Center discovered a cache of about 540,000 exposed records from vehicle tracking devices. The discovered records contained user information such as email addresses, passwords, license plate numbers, and VINs.

Tags: Telematics, GPS, Security, Tracking, Data Security

September 25 2017

TomTom Launches Flexible Bridge Hub Solution

<p><em>Photo: TomTom</em></p>

TomTom has launched the TomTom Bridge Hub in North America, announcing pre-order availability of the connected mobility and electronic logging device compatibility solution.

Tags: TomTom, Connected Vehicle Technology, Navigation, Mobility, ELDs, ELD Mandate, NACV Show

September 20 2017

J.J. Keller Program Lets Fleets Reserve ELDs

<p><em>Photo: J.J. Keller</em></p>

With some industry observers worrying about whether the supply of electronic logging devices will meet the demand as we near the Dec. 17 deadline to install the mandatory devices, J.J. Keller & Associates announced it will make the transition earlier for fleets who want to wait until closer to the deadline.

Tags: J.J. Keller, Safety & Compliance, ELDs, ELD Mandate

September 11 2017

T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

<p><em>Photo courtesy of T-Mobile.</em></p>

T-Mobile will offer a cloud-based fleet management telematics system called SyncUP FLEET this fall under a partnership with Geotab, the wireless provider announced.

Tags: Geotab, T-Mobile, Cloud-Based Technology, OBDII Device, Telematics

August 23 2017

ELD Solution Available for Agriculture Industry

Razor Tracking, a provider of fleet management solutions for the agriculture industry, announced it now has a turnkey electronic log solution to help fleets meet the upcoming FMCSA ELD mandate surrounding hours of service (HOS).

Tags: ELDs, Agricultural Fleets, ELD Mandate

August 23 2017

HDT and Fleetmatics Partner on ELD Webinar

Countdown to ELD: Getting Your Burning Questions Answered is an opportunity for companies and industry experts to discuss common compliance concerns and confusion about the upcoming ELD mandate.

Tags: Fleetmatics, Webinar, Safety & Compliance, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 21 2017

Magellan Self-Certifies its ELD Solution

<p><em>Photo: Magellan</em></p>

GPS navigation firm Magellan has announced self-certifying its electronic logging device tracking solution in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration guidelines.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Magellan, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 14 2017

Geotab Marketplace Adds Wyzelink's Field Worker Productivity Tool

Wyzelink Systems' workflow-automation application, WyzeTask, is now available in the Geotab Marketplace for the MyGeotab platform, the telematics provider has announced.

Tags: Productivity, Geotab, Service Fleets, MRM, Mobile Apps

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

July 24 2017

ALK’s CoPilot Truck Navigation Joins Geotab Marketplace

<p><em>Photo via ALK</em></p>

Geotab has announced that ALK’s CoPilot Truck navigation is now available on the Geotab Marketplace.

Tags: ALK Technologies, Fleet Management Software, Geotab, Navigation

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

July 11 2017

Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

<p><em>Screenshot via Nauto.</em></p>

Toyota has invested in Nauto, a Palo Alto-based company that has developed a distracted driving system for commercial fleets that monitors drivers and the road environment to increase safe driving.

Tags: Toyota, Distracted Driving, Video Event Recorders, In-Car Video, Nauto

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 14 2017

Michelin Moves into Telematics with NexTraq Acquisition

<p><strong>Michelin's acquisition of NexTraq will enhance the company's solutions for driver safety, fuel management and enhancing fleet productivity.</strong> <em>Photo: Michelin</em></p>

Michelin has announced its pending acquisition of NexTraq, an Atlanta-based provider of commercial fleet communications systems.

Tags: Michelin, FleetCor Technologies, NexTraq, Mergers & Acquisitions

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

June 08 2017

Roadnet Anywhere Update Offers Advanced Fleet Overview Options

<p><em>Image: Omnitracs</em></p>

Omnitracs announced the availability of Roadnet Anywhere version 4.5, incorporating advanced vehicle overview features to allow fleet managers to view the status of their entire fleet while also improving workflow on the ground.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Omnitracs, Roadnet Anywhere

June 06 2017

FMCSA to Hold Live ELD Q&A Sessions in July

<p><em>Image via FMCSA</em></p>

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that in July, it will hold two live question-and-answer sessions about electronic logging devices.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, Q&A, ELD Mandate

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