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October 19, 2017 - Industry News

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 - Industry News

Omnitracs, Samsung Partner on ELD Solution

Image courtesy of Samsung

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 - Product News

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 16, 2017 - Industry News

Smithfield Foods Reduces Accidents with SmartDrive

Photo courtesy of Smithfield and SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems announced that Smithfield Foods, Inc. has deployed the SmartDrive video-based safety program across its entire fleet of nearly 600 Armour and Eckrich branded refrigerated box trucks following a competitive review and pilot program.

Tags: Accident Management, SmartDrive Systems, Food and Beverage Fleets, Smithfield Foods

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

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 10, 2017 - Product News

Fleetmatics Registers ELD as Self-Certified to Meet DOT Requiremenets

Fleetmatics, a Verizon Company, has registered its Fleetmatics Reveal LogBook Electronic Logging Device for Android with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: ELDs, Fleetmatics Logbook, Fleetmatics

October 10, 2017 - Product News

Teletrac Navman Integrates Supply Chain Software into ELD

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, has announced the integration of the company’s Prophesy Dispatch TMS, a trucking software solution for truckload carriers, brokers, and private fleets, and Teletrac Navman's Director fleet management solution.

Tags: ELDs, HighJump Software, Teletrac Navman

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Truckers Take to the Streets to Protest ELD Rule

Screen shot, CBS Sacramento video

Truckers around the country -- including in the nation's capital -- gathered to protest the upcoming ELD mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

Tags: ELD Mandate, OOIDA, ELDs, Truck Drivers, California

October 4, 2017 - Product News

Telogis Enlists Former FMCSA Administrator to Verify ELD

Annette Sandberg Photo: TransSafe Consulting

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Association Administrator Annette Sandberg has verified that the Telogis Electronic Logging Device will meet federally mandated requirements, Telogis announced.

Tags: FMCSA, Certification, Hours of Service, ELDs, ELD Mandate

October 4, 2017 - Product News

MetTel Offers Connected Workforce Management Product

Photo courtesy of MetTel.

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 27, 2017 - Industry News

Data From Vehicle Tracking Devices Leaked

Kromtech Security Center also discovered 339 log files containing maintenance records, pictures, and more through improperly configured Amazon S3 cloud storage. Photo: Pixabay

Kromtech Security Center discovered a cache of about 540,000 exposed records from vehicle tracking devices. The discovered records contained user information such as email addresses, passwords, license plate numbers, and VINs.

Tags: Telematics, GPS, Security, Tracking, Data Security

September 26, 2017 - Press Release

Azuga Offers ELD Mandate Solution

Photo courtesy of Azuga

Azuga has launched and electronic logging device (ELD) solution that provides commercial fleets with compliance solution for the upcoming ELD mandate, and also helps boost fleet visibility and operational efficiency.

Tags: Azuga, ELDs, ELD Mandate

September 25, 2017 - Product News

TomTom Launches Flexible Bridge Hub Solution

Photo: TomTom

TomTom has launched the TomTom Bridge Hub in North America, announcing pre-order availability of the connected mobility and electronic logging device compatibility solution.

Tags: TomTom, Connected Vehicle Technology, Navigation, Mobility, ELDs, ELD Mandate, NACV Show

September 20, 2017 - Industry News

J.J. Keller Program Lets Fleets Reserve ELDs

Photo: J.J. Keller

With some industry observers worrying about whether the supply of electronic logging devices will meet the demand as we near the Dec. 17 deadline to install the mandatory devices, J.J. Keller & Associates announced it will make the transition earlier for fleets who want to wait until closer to the deadline.

Tags: J.J. Keller, Safety & Compliance, ELDs, ELD Mandate

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

Photo courtesy of T-Mobile.

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 11, 2017 - Product News

Lytx Moves Production of Video Recorders to U.S. From China

Lytx is investing $50 Million in the Logansport factory. Photo: Lytx

Lytx will begin producing its video event recorders in Logansport, Indiana, in March in a shift from the company's prior operations on mainland China, the company announced.

Tags: Lytx, Video Event Recorders, In-Vehicle Video, Manufacturing

September 8, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Activity Spiked Ahead of Irma

Graphic of Hurricane Irma forecast via NOAA.

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

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

House Rejects One of Two Anti-ELD Measures

Photo: J.J. Keller

Late in the evening of Sept. 6, the amendment sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)-- which sought to prevent funding of the electronic logging device rule for almost one year-- was voted down on the House floor, 246-173.

Tags: FMCSA, ELD Mandate, ELDs, OOIDA, U.S. Congress, Proposed Legislation

August 30, 2017 - Industry News

Harvey Nearly Halts Commercial Fleet Activity in Houston

Photo of a flooded Houston on Aug. 27 Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard.

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 - Industry News

Kar Joins Fleet Complete as Chief Strategy Officer

Sandeep Kar Photo: Fleet Complete

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 28, 2017 - Press Release

Geotab Offers Guardian's Driver Safety App

Image courtesy of Geotab

Guardian is the latest Add-In application in the Marketplace, which launched in 2015 as a complement to the MyGeotab platform.

Tags: Geotab, Guardian, Drivers, Safety, Mobile Apps

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available Through Zonar

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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 23, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Solution Available for Agriculture Industry

Razor Tracking, a provider of fleet management solutions for the agriculture industry, announced it now has a turnkey electronic log solution to help fleets meet the upcoming FMCSA ELD mandate surrounding hours of service (HOS).

Tags: ELDs, Agricultural Fleets, ELD Mandate

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

HDT and Fleetmatics Partner on ELD Webinar

Countdown to ELD: Getting Your Burning Questions Answered is an opportunity for companies and industry experts to discuss common compliance concerns and confusion about the upcoming ELD mandate.

Tags: Fleetmatics, Webinar, Safety & Compliance, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 22, 2017 - Industry News

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

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