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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: Municipal Fleets, Hours of Service, Routing, Magellan, ELDs, 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>

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: Chevin Fleet Solutions, CalAmp, 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

August 15 2016

AT&T Launches Telematics Solution for Commercial Fleets

<p><em>Photo courtesy of AT&amp;T Partner Exchange.</em></p>

AT&T is rolling out a GPS-based fleet, asset and mobile workforce solution designed to help commercial fleets and other business customers track and manage vehicles, high-value assets, and mobile workers.

Tags: AT&T, AT&T Fleet Complete, Asset Tracking, Mobile Worker

August 04 2016

Spireon Touts 2016 First Half Growth

Spireon Inc. has achieved its 20th consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth, as the company added over 1 million new connected devices in the past year across its vehicle telematics segments.

Tags: Spireon

August 02 2016

Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Makes Telematics Giant

<p><em>Logos via Verizon and Fleetmatics.</em></p>

Verizon will control about 25% of the telematics market following its planned acquisitions of Fleetmatics and Telogis in moves that indicate steady growth ahead for fleet telematics use, a market expert said.

Tags: Verizon, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 01 2016

Verizon to Acquire Fleetmatics

<p><em>Logos courtesy of Fleetmatics and Verizon.</em></p>

Verizon Communications will acquire leading telematics provider Fleetmatics Group for $2.4 billion in a cash deal that will create a powerhouse telematics provider.

Tags: Verizon, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions

July 19 2016

Teletrac Navman Director Platform Aimed at Mid-Size Fleet Market

Teletrac Navman has launched a new global software platform, Teletrac Navman Director, for the 50- to 500-vehicle market. It tracks trucks and other assets, collects data for analytics, and provides real-time feedback to drivers.

Tags: telematics, Information Technology, Teletrac

July 19 2016

Gulick Trucking Partners with ORBCOMM

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that it has been selected by Gulick Trucking, Inc., to provide telematics solutions for its mixed fleet of dry van and refrigerated trailers

Tags: ORBCOMM, Guilick Trucking

June 30 2016

Chevin Adds Asset Tracking to FleetWave

This new capability collects telematics delivered data about an asset’s performance and usage from a secure and easily installed device plugged directly into the OBD-II or JBUS.

Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, Asset Tracking, Fleet Wave

June 23 2016

Verizon-Telogis Deal Creates Top Telematics Unit

Verizon's acquisition of Telogis would create the second-largest telematics company in the U.S. in a deal that brings together complementary businesses, a leading telematics consultant said.

Tags: Verizon, Telogis, LeasePlan, Mergers & Acquisitions

June 16 2016

Mack Offers Integrated Telematics Through Omnitracs

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

Mack Trucks has expanded its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics, providing real-time GPS location information as well as performance data.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, Omnitracs, telematics

May 10 2016

Navistar's OnCommand Connection Hits 200,000 VINs

Navistar, Inc. announced subscriptions to OnCommand Connection (OCC), the company's open architecture remote diagnostics system, have surpassed the 200,000 vehicle mark.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Navistar, Navistar OnCommand

April 25 2016

GPS Insight Integrates with Fleetio

<p>PHOTO: GPS Insight</p>

The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, GPS Insight, Fleetio, telematics

April 20 2016

Pavement Inspection Fleet to Add TomTom Bridge

<p><em>StreetScan is adding TomTom Bridge to its Nissan NV vans. Photo courtesy of StreetScan.&nbsp;</em></p>

StreetScan, a company that provides pavement inspection and management services, has announced that TomTom will be deploying its TomTom Bridge to the company's fleet of Nissan NV vans. The vans are used to help cities monitor, maintain and repair roads.

Tags: TomTom, Nissan NV, Full-Size Vans

April 12 2016

ORBCOMM to Provide Dry Van Fleet Telematics Solution

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that Brown Integrated Logistics (Brown), a Southeast dedicated and regional transportation services provider, has selected ORBCOMM to provide its solar-powered asset tracking solution for its dry van trailers.

Tags: Dry Vans, ORBCOMM, Brown Trucking Company

March 31 2016

GM Launches Vehicle Management Platform for Small Businesses

<p><em>Commercial Link logo. Courtesy of General Motors.</em></p>

Known as Commercial Link, General Motors has developed a new platform specifically designed for small businesses to access key vehicle information such as location, fuel level, miles driven, and maintenance needs.

Tags: OnStar, Preventive Maintenance, General Motors, Small Fleets, Mobile App, Commercial Link

March 30 2016

DPL Telematics Launches Plug-In OBDII GPS Tracking System

DPL Telematics, a provider of advanced asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, announced the release of internal backup battery and anti-tamper features for the next generation Trackall OBDII Vehicle Tracking System.

Tags: PTO, OBDII Device, Trackall

March 14 2016

MiX Telematics Helps Improve Oil & Gas Company Safety

MiX Journey Management is designed for fleet operators seeking an easy and automated way to keep their drivers, passengers, and cargo safe and secure while reducing business risk related to journeys.

Tags: MiX Telematics, Oil Fleets, Gas Fleets, Oil & Gas Fleets

March 11 2016

Innova Fleet Services Showcases Fleet Management System

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The Innova Fleet Services website contains detailed information about its fleet management system, which provides an affordable, efficient, and innovative way for managers to manage small- and medium-sized fleets.

Tags: Innova Fleet Services, ROI Calculator, Online Tool

February 23 2016

Telogis App Separates Personal Use from Business Mileage

<p><em>Screenshots via Telogis.</em></p>

Telogis has introduced Logbook, a mobile app that lets drivers track and organize miles driven for personal or business use, the telematics provider announced at Mobile World Congress on Feb. 23.

Tags: Personal Use, Telogis, Mobile Apps, Mileage Reports

February 18 2016

Lytx Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR is acquiring video-based telematics supplier Lytx, Inc. for more than $500 million in an all-cash transaction, according to a release.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Lytx, Private Equity