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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: FleetCor Technologies, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, 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

May 23 2017

Ryder's NaviShare Platform Offers Visibility into Loads and Capacity

<p><em>Image via Ryder System</em></p>

Ryder System has launched a new cloud-based platform, called NaviShare, to provide real-time shipment visibility, predictive alerts, and exception handling, routing, and analytics.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Ryder System, Asset Tracking

May 10 2017

Geotab Offers Accurate Readings of Momentum CNG Fuel Tanks

Geotab has announced support of compressed natural gas fuel level and temperature on all Momentum Fuel Technologies CNG fueling tanks and systems.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, CNG, CNG Tanks

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

Zonar to Take Asset Management Mobile

<p><em>Photo: Zonar</em></p>

Zonar has announced the Ground Traffic Control FieldView fleet management application for Android to help customers locate and navigate assets on mapping applications like Google Maps.

Tags: Asset Management, Zonar, Asset Tracking, Mobile Apps

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 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 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

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