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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

December 18 2017

Verizon Honors Truckers with Holiday Dinner and Concert

<p><em>Photo courtesy Verizon Telematics</em></p>

Verizon Telematics hosted a pop-up event on Dec. 14 at the Whiskey Pete’s Truck Stop in Primm, Nev., to bring holiday cheer and gratitude for truckers.

Tags: Telematics, ELDs, Christmas, Verizon, Drivers

December 04 2017

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

<p><em>One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.</em></p>

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

December 01 2017

Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

<p><em>Photo: Enterprise Truck Rental.</em></p>

Enterprise Truck Rental is now offering Enterprise Telematics. Powered by Geotab, the telematics solution provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Enterprise Holdings, ELD Mandate, ELDs

November 28 2017

Geotab Launches Roadside Service Solution

<p><em>Graphic courtesy of Geotab.</em></p>

Geotab is offering a service designed to reduce vehicle downtime via a comprehensive roadside assistance management solution.

Tags: Telematics, Roadside Assistance, Geotab

November 24 2017

Geotab Joins TRALA

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Geotab is the newest Associate Member of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), the nonprofit national trade association for the truck renting and leasing industry.

Tags: TRALA, Membership, Geotab

November 22 2017

Fleetmatics to Move to New Dublin HQ

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Fleetmatics/Verizon.</em></p>

Fleetmatics will relocate its employees to a new campus-style headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, by the middle of 2018, the Verizon company announced.

Tags: Telematics, Headquarters, Fleetmatics, Verizon

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 30 2017

Verizon Telematics Expands Offerings

<p><em>Andr&eacute;s&nbsp;Irlando, Verizon Telematics CEO, speaks at the 2017 Latitude conference. Photo courtesy of Verizon.</em></p>

Verizon Telematics has become the largest provider of built-in telematics and mobile applications for commercial vehicles and has moved closer to rebranding its product offerings for its customers, CEO Andrés Irlando told an audience gathered at the annual Latitude conference.

Tags: Telematics, Telogis, Fleetmatics, Verizon, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Events

October 24 2017

Telogis Introduces Workforce Management Solution

Telogis, a Verizon company, has introduced a workforce management solution called Telogis Workforce that's designed to improve the workflow of mobile workers, the company announced at its annual Latitude conference in Dana Point, Calif.

Tags: Telematics, Software, Telogis, Route Optimization, Workforce Management, Verizon

October 24 2017

Telogis Offers Telematics Through Ford SYNC

<p><em>Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.</em></p>

Commercial and fleet customers who purchase a Ford vehicle with SYNC Connect will be able to access Telogis telematics services through the vehicle, the telematics vendor announced at its Latitude conference.

Tags: Ford, Telematics, Ford F-150, Telogis

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

Geotab Registers ELD Solution with FMCSA

Geotab's electronic logging device (ELD) solution, Geotab Cloud ELD, is now registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the telematics provider announced.

Tags: Geotab, ELDs, FMCSA

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: Connected Car, Internet of Things, Workforce Management

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

September 08 2017

Commercial Fleet Activity Spiked Ahead of Irma

<p><em>Graphic of Hurricane Irma forecast via NOAA.</em></p>

The activity of the more than 33,000 commercial vehicles equipped with a Geotab telematics system increased 360% in the state from Aug. 23 to Sept. 6.

Tags: Geotab, Big Data, Hurricane Irma, Hurricanes

August 30 2017

Harvey Nearly Halts Commercial Fleet Activity in Houston

<p><strong>Photo of a flooded Houston on Aug. 27</strong><em>&nbsp;Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard.</em></p>

Heavy flooding from what is now Tropical Storm Harvey has disrupted commercial fleets in the Houston area, as corporations and fleet management companies have begun reaching out to their employees and fleet drivers to ensure their safety and assess damage to fleet vehicles.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricanes, Natural Disaster, American Red Cross, Element Fleet Management

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 22 2017

Fla. Contractor Increases Efficiency with Custom Telematics Feed

MasTec Advanced Technologies, a Coral Gables, Fla. telecommunications infrastructure company, has improved its visibility of fleet operations under a data partnership with ARI and Geotab, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: Geotab, ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Construction Fleets, Telematics, Big Data, Efficiency, Telecommunications Fleets

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 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

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