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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

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

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

August 07 2017

Telogis Self-Certifies ELD Solution

<p><em>Image courtesy of Telogis.</em></p>

Verizon-owned Telogis has been included on a list of registered providers of Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solutions by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Tags: Telogis, Safety & Compliance, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 03 2017

Cummins Launches Smartphone-Based ELD Solution

<p><em>Photo: Zed Connect</em></p>

Cummins has launched a new fleet software company called Zed Connect and announced its first product, Zed ELD – a smartphone based electronic logging solution.

Tags: Cummins, ELDs, ELD Mandate

July 27 2017

New Connectivity, Analytics Options Coming for Detroit-Powered Trucks

<p><strong>Daimler Trucks North America officials gathered in Yountvile, California, to update trucking reporters on the latest Detroit connectivity and analytics advances.</strong> <em>Photo: Deborah Lockridge</em></p>

Fleets of all sizes that are running Detroit powertrains are about to get access to several new tools that will make it easier to analyze the vast amount of data available from the truck – including not only engine fault code data, but also fuel efficiency and safety data.

Tags: Telematics, Detroit, Big Data, Data Analysis, Freightliner Cascadia, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner, Western Star

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

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

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