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March 23 2017

Navistar Expands OnCommand Connect Capabilities

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

Tags: Telematics, Navistar, Navistar OnCommand

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

February 28 2017

Mack Launches Wireless Software Updates

<p><em>Photo: Mack Trucks</em></p>

Mack Trucks has launched Over The Air, which lets customers update software wirelessly to minimize scheduling disruptions and increase efficiency and uptime. The company is also offering a 30-day trial of Mack Fleet Management services with Telogis Fleet.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Software, Telogis, Mack Trucks

February 28 2017

FMCSA’s DeLorenzo: Move to ELDs Benefits Everyone

<p><strong>FMCSA's DeLorenzo</strong>. <em>Photo: Stephane Babcock</em></p>

As Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, sees it, there are positive reasons why all motor carriers need to be conscious of the upcoming electronic logging device mandate deadline of December 18, 2017.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Omnitracs, Alcohol Testing, ELDs, Compliance

February 27 2017

Cummins to Offer Engine Maintenance Notifications

<p><strong>Cummins' new Guidanz telematics system features a 9-pin J1939 interface that downloads engine fault codes directly to a smartphone or similar mobile device.</strong></p>

Cummins announced its new Connected Adviser telematics system at TMC's Annual Meeting in Nashville, which allows customers to receive information analyzed by engine experts at Cummins, making it easier for fleet managers to make service decisions about the vehicles in their fleets.

Tags: Telematics, Cummins, Downtime, Technology & Maintenance Council, Diesel Engines

February 14 2017

Chevin Launches Fleetwave on Geotab Marketplace

Chevin Fleet Solutions announced that its enterprise-level software, FleetWave, is available via the Geotab Marketplace, a source for open IoT fleet management solutions.

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Management Software, Geotab, Internet of Things, Chevin

February 13 2017

GPS Insight Launches ELD Solution

<p><em>Photo courtesy of GPS Insight.</em></p>

GPS Insight announced the launch of its new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution, which bundles an Android tablet hardwired to a GPS tracking device.

Tags: Telematics, GPS Insight, Hours of Service, ELDs

February 01 2017

Azuga's Asset Tracker Enhances Real-Time Visibility

<p><em>Photo of Azuga Asset Tracker Hardware courtesy of Azuga.</em></p>

Azuga has launched Azuga Asset Tracker, a fleet solution designed to enhance customers’ real-time visibility of assets, which will improve operations, reduce risk, and lower costs.

Tags: Azuga, Asset Tracking, Construction Fleets, GPS Tracking

January 27 2017

GPS-Tracked Workers Give Feedback

<p><em>Photo via Wikipedia.</em></p>

Company employees familiar with GPS tracking maintain a more positive attitude about the telematics technology than those who use it for the first time, according to the findings of a new survey from TSheets.

Tags: Driver Behavior, Vehicle Tracking, Employee Morale

January 10 2017

Omnitracs Releases Virtual Load View App

Omnitracs has added a mobile application to its Virtual Load View solution, providing access to real-time load tracking data when an Omnitracs unit is not available.

Tags: Freight, Shippers, Brokers, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking

December 19 2016

Route4Me Adds Route Optimization to Geotab Marketplace

<p><em>Screenshot courtesy of Route4Me.</em></p>

Route4Me, Inc. has added its software application to the Geotab Marketplace to provide dynamic route sequencing and optimization software integrated with Geotab's real-time vehicle tracking platform.

Tags: Geotab, Route Optimization, Fleet Management Software

December 08 2016

FourKites Platform Available on Geotab Marketplace

<p><em>Photo: FourKites</em></p>

FourKites, a real-time tracking platform provider, has announced that its platform is available on the Geotab Marketplace.

Tags: Geotab, Asset Tracking, FourKites

December 07 2016

WorkWave Expands Telematics Offering with GPS Heroes Acquisition

Field service software provider WorkWave has acquired Hawaii-based GPS Heroes, a GPS and telematics company that serves small and medium-sized businesses.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Cloud-Based Technology, WorkWave, MRM

November 21 2016

GPS Insight Offers Mannequin Challenge Video

Telematics provider GPS Insight has added their contribution to the Mannequin Challenge, a viral video trend in which people remain frozen in action while a camera records their poses.

Tags: GPS Insight, Social Media

November 04 2016

Omnitracs Expands Telematics Offering for More Fleet Types

<p><em>Image via Omnitracs</em></p>

Omnitracs is offering two new telematics solutions, Omnitracs Roadnet Telematics and Omnitracs XRS, expanding the types of fleets that can benefit from real-time asset tracking and data-based visibility.

Tags: Telematics, Omnitracs, Small Fleets, Short-Haul

November 02 2016

Telogis Adds Optimization and Automation Features to MRM Platform

<p><em>Photo: Telogis</em></p>

Telogis is adding a number of extensions to its Telogis Mobile Resource Management software platform designed to optimize and automate processes.

Tags: MRM, Telogis

November 02 2016

John Deere Adds Telogis Telematics for Equipment

John Deere will offer a telematics and asset tracking system with its heavy equipment under a new partnership with Telogis announced at the Telogis Latitude Conference in Dana Point, Calif.

Tags: Telogis, John Deere, Heavy Equipment, Asset Tracking

October 28 2016

Caravan Transport Leverages BlackBerry Radar

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

BlackBerry Limited, a global software provider, announced its end-to-end asset tracking solution, BlackBerry Radar, has been deployed with Caravan Transport Group Inc.

Tags: Radar, BlackBerry Limited, BlackBerry Radar, Caravan Transport

October 27 2016

Paragon Updates Routing and Scheduling Software

<p><em>Photo: Paragon Software Systems</em></p>

Paragon Software launched the latest version of its advanced transport solution, with a number of improvements to the Planning and Paragon Live modules.

Tags: Tracking, Routing, Paragon Software Systems

October 19 2016

Magellan Rolls Out Trio of Fleet Management Solutions

GPS navigation vendor Magellan has rolled out three fleet management solutions, including a rugged navigation device, hours of service compliance solution, and routing solution aimed at municipal fleets.

Tags: Hours of Service, Routing, Magellan, ELDs, City Fleets, Fleet Technology Expo

October 10 2016

ARI VehicleDowntimeView Tracks Repair Times

ARI has developed VehicleDowntimeView, technology that uses GPS monitoring and telematics data to measure how long a vehicle is out of service and provide data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Maintenance Costs, Software, ARI, Downtime, Repair Costs, Technology, Telematics

October 02 2016

Lytx Releases “Client-Centric” Improvements to DriveCam Safety Program

<p><strong>Lytx</strong><em>&nbsp;</em><strong>Chairman &amp; CEO Brandon Nixon describes&nbsp;new enhancements to the DriveCam&nbsp;video-based telematics safety program. </strong><em>Photo: Evan Lockridge</em></p>
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LAS VEGAS – Lytx announced new enhancements to its DriveCam video-based telematics safety program that Chairman and CEO Brandon Nixon said “will streamline workflow, capture even more unsafe driving behaviors, and make fleet tracking easier for fleet managers on the go.”

Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Lytx, ATA MC&E

September 14 2016

Chevin, CalAmp Partner for Integrated Telematics Data

Chevin Fleet Solutions has adopted CalAmp’s telematics services for its fleet asset management software. This partnership allows Chevin to seamlessly integrate telematics data with its software.

Tags: CalAmp, Chevin, Big Data

August 25 2016

Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

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

Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.

Tags: Rastrac, Magellan, ELDs, Hours of Service, Vehicle Tracking, Mapping

August 24 2016

Omnitracs Launches Online Educational Hub for Fleet Managers

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

Omnitracs has launched FleetScience digital hub, a new educational website designed for fleet managers, providing resources for business best practices with an emphasis on technology.

Tags: Online Tool, Fleet Managers, Omnitracs, Training & Education

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