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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 15 2017

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Lytx, First Responders, In-Vehicle Video, Telematics

March 15 2017

Mitsubishi Fuso Adds Telogis Telematics to Cabovers

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. will offer a Telogis-powered telematics system as standard equipment on all FUSO medium-duty, diesel cabover trucks, the manufacturer announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, Telogis, Work Truck Show, Telematics, Cabovers

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 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 21 2017

Azuga Gives Safe Driver, Fleet Manager Awards

<p><em>Photo of Robert Workheiser (center) courtesy of Azuga.</em></p>

Telematics provider Azuga has named Ralph Elliot of Custom Vehicle Outfitter as its driver of the year and Kirsten Ghaster of Ghaster Painting and Coatings as its fleet manager of the year, the company announced.

Tags: Awards, Azuga, Telematics, Safety, Rewards Program, Drivers

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 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 17 2017

Magellan's Return-to-Route Earns Tech Award

Magellan's Return-to-Route smart routing solution has been honored with a Best of CES 2017 TWICE Picks award in car technology, the company announced.

Tags: Magellan, Awards, Route Optimization

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 22 2016

LoadTrek, Fleetilla Announce Strategic Alliance

North American Dispatch Systems, the manufacturer of the LoadTrek, and Fleetilla LLC announced a strategic alliance to leverage each other’s capabilities to provide end-to-end solutions for a wide range of fleet management operations.

Tags: Strategic Alliance, LoadTrek

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 07 2016

Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Finalized

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

Verizon Communications has completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group to become the largest provider of telematics systems for commercial fleets, the company has announced.

Tags: Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon Networkfleet, Telogis

November 07 2016

DriveCam Video Helps Address Driver Complacency

<p>The Andrus team, which serves 11 Western states and <span class="xn-location">Texas</span>, entered into a trial with the Lytx DriveCam video telematics program with it's 340-truck fleet.</p>

When Andrus Transportation Services sought a way to safeguard its freight, its drivers, and the roads they travel while still maximizing their trucking assets, its leadership knew that video could be the powerful tool they needed.

Tags: DriveCam, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

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

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 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 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 05 2016

Decisiv Powers Kenworth TruckTech+

Decisiv, Inc., a provider of Service Relationship Management (SRM) solutions for commercial assets, announced that its software platform will power the Kenworth TruckTech+ Service Management System.

Tags: Kenworth, Decisiv, TruckTech+

October 04 2016

Continental Buys A Majority Stake in Zonar

<p><em>Illustration&nbsp;courtesy of Continental</em></p>

The Continental Corporation has acquired a majority stake in Zonar Systems, a company specializing in fleet management solutions for commercial vehicles.

Tags: Telematics, Continental, Zonar, Mergers & Acquisitions

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