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August 14, 2014 - Industry News

Chesapeake Energy Lowers Fleet Accident Rate

File photo of CNG truck

Oklahoma City-based oil and gas producer Chesapeake Energy reduced its corporate fleet accident rate by almost one accident per million miles driven in 2013, according to the company.

Tags: Accident Management, Fleet Management Software, Chesapeake Energy, Energy Fleets

August 13, 2014 - Industry News

DHL Adds Telematics to U.S. Fleet

DHL is rolling out telematics to its U.S. fleet to help improve its operations and drivers' behavior. Photo: DHL

DHL pick-up and delivery vehicles in the U.S. recently got a technological upgrade. Telematics is rolling out throughout DHL's U.S. fleet of trucks and vans.

Tags: GPS, Technology, DHL

July 2, 2014 - Press Release

Telogis-Powered Telematics System On Board for Ford's Transit Tour

Telogis is showcasing the Ford Crew Chief factory telematics solution in each of Ford's 19-city "Truth About Transit" tour stops, Telogis announced.

Tags: telogis, Ford, Ford Transit

June 4, 2014 - Industry News

Telogis and Hino Partnership Offers Updated Telematics Platform

Photo courtesy of Hino Trucks.

By offering the Telogis-powered Hino INSIGHT 2.0 as a standard fit on certain Hino models, fleet managers could get it as a factory option rather than an aftermarket installation.

Tags: Telematics, Hino, telogis

May 29, 2014 - Industry News

GM Offers Extreme Weather Assistance Via OnStar

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors is providing Crisis Assist to all OnStar customers regardless of their subscription plan on the eve of the Atlantic hurricane season, the automaker announced.

Tags: OnStar, Natural Disaster, General Motors

May 9, 2014 - Press Release

Continental's In-Tire Sensors Read Tread Depth

Photo courtesy of Contintental.

Continental North America has developed an in-tire sensor system that detects changes in pressure for 2017 model-year vehicles equipped with direct tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) from the supplier.

Tags: Continental Tires, Tires, 2017-MY

April 29, 2014 - Press Release

Lytx and ARI Insurance Partner to Improve Driver Safety

Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), a global leader in delivering driver safety and compliance solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with ARI Insurance to provide ARI's transportation and commercial automobile clients with the DriveCam powered by Lytx driver safety management solution.

Tags: Driver Safety, ARI, Lytx

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Fueling Company Chooses Comdata for Card Processing Equipment

Quick Fuel recently purchased Comdata’s fuel site controller, known as SmartSight, for all of its retail locations and added Comdata’s SmartQ radio frequency identification (RFID)-based technology to offer an extra level of speed and security to the fuel transaction process.

Tags: Comdata, Quick Fuel, Payment Cards

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Fleetmatics Reports Driver Productivity Gains with Telematics

Graphic courtesy of Fleetmatics.

Fleetmatics Group has released a five-year telematics analysis that attempts to quantify the return on investment for fleets who have adopted its telematics products.

Tags: Idling, Fleetmatics, Driver Productivity, Route Optimization, Reducing Fuel Costs

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Rand McNally Releases HOS and Navigation Updates

TND760

Rand McNally has released a major new navigation and software update for its line of mobile fleet management devices, including the HD 100, TND 760, and TPC 7600.

Tags: Rand McNally, HOS, Mobile Fleet Management

April 15, 2014 - Press Release

Lewis Tree Service Turns to FleetLocate

Spireon, Inc., the industry's leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) and business intelligence solutions used by companies to maximize their mobile assets and workforce, has secured a new partnership with Lewis Tree Service the second largest provider of utility vegetation management services in North America.

Tags: Utilization, Vehicle Tracking, Spireon

April 14, 2014 - Press Release

TomTom Business Solutions Renamed

TomTom announced that its business unit dedicated to providing fleet management and vehicle telematics services has been renamed to TomTom Telematics.

Tags: WEBFLEET, TomTom Business Solutions, TomTom Telematics

April 9, 2014 - Press Release

Fleetmatics Offers Trio of Cloud-Based Fleet Management Products

Fleetmatics Group has released a new cloud-based fleet management platform and three new products including REVEAL, a highly-differentiated business-intelligence based fleet management solution for small-and-mid-sized businesses; REVEAL+, which extends REVEAL to larger enterprises; and WORK, a powerful field service management solution.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Fleetmatics, Cloud-Based Technology

April 3, 2014 - Press Release

Verizon Networkfleet Expands GPS Coverage with Satellite Integration

Verizon Networkfleet is now offering Networkfleet Satellite Coverage, an expanded communications capability that provides continuous connectivity for uninterrupted fleet management.

Tags: GPS, Vehicle Tracking, Verizon

March 27, 2014 - Press Release

AirIQ Enhances Reporting for Miles Traveled, Fuel Usage

AirIQ Inc. has enhanced its reporting software system to allow truck fleet drivers to better report miles traveled and fuel usage on a per truck and per-state basis.

Tags: AirIQ Inc., Fleet Management Software

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Report: Telematics to Dominate Non-Trucking Fleets By 2019

Telematics technologies and services, which were first adopted by the long-haul trucking industry, should reach 50 million vehicles in the coming five years, ABI Research predicts.

Tags: ABI Research, Trends, Refuse Fleets, public works, Service Fleets

March 12, 2014 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Introduces Asset Tracking for Equipment

Photo courtesy of GE Capital Fleet Services.

GE Capital Fleet Services will begin offering a telematics service designed to allow fleet managers to track trailers, forklifts, generators, and other equipment, the fleet management company has announced.

Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Heavy Equipment, Asset Tracking, Fleet Management Companies

March 5, 2014 - Press Release

Spireon’s FleetLocate Solution Now Available Through Sprint Network

Spireon and Sprint have partnered to provide Spireon’s FleetLocate-branded mobile resource management (MRM) solutions to fleet operators utilizing the Sprint network.

March 5, 2014 - Industry News

GM, Telogis Partner on Fleet Telematics

Following the announcement of GM and Telogis’ partnership to provide a fleet telematics solution on GM products (l-r) Paul Loewer, commercial product manager for GM; David Lohmeier, manager of new business for OnStar; Amy Hart Phillips, VP, OEM business for Telogis; Ed Peper, U.S. VP, Fleet & Commercial for GM; and Mark Wallin, VP product management for Telogis pose for posterity.

Telogis will integrate its location intelligence platform into General Motors' OnStar telematics system under a new partnership announced today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: OnStar, telogis, General Motors, Cloud-Based Technology, Work Truck Show

February 20, 2014 - Industry News

Webinar: Telematics Pushes Trucking Fleet's ROI

An upcoming Web seminar hosted by Bobit Business Media will address a trucking fleet's implementation of Spireon's FleetLocate telematics system.

Tags: Spireon, Webinar, GPS

January 16, 2014 - Industry News

HVAC Fleet Increases Productivity 15% with Integrated Tracking Solution

Of Conditioned Air's vehicle fleet, 90 percent are Ford F-150 models.

With the implementation of an integrated fleet tracking system, Conditioned Air, Inc. said it has increased its overall fleet productivity.

Tags: NexTraq, HVAC, fleet tracking system

January 15, 2014 - Press Release

Geotab Wins Top 20 Logistics Tech Award

Geotab, Inc. has been named one of the "20 most promising logistics technology consulting companies" by CIOReview, the company announced.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Geotab, Vehicle Tracking

January 9, 2014 - Industry News

Land O' Lakes Subsidiary Upgrades Fleet Management Software

Northwest Food Products Transportation (NFPT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Land O’ Lakes, has upgraded to Cadec’s PowerVue Enterprise solution.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Cadec

January 8, 2014 - Press Release

AmeriFleet Introduces Vehicle Tracking Apps

Atlanta-based AmeriFleet will introduce Android and iOS smartphone apps that allow users to get vehicle tracking and status updates on the fly, the company announced.

Tags: Amerifleet, Mobile Apps

December 12, 2013 - Press Release

Verizon Networkfleet Adds More Frequent Tracking Info

Verizon's Networkfleet telematics system is now offering Configurable Update Rates (CUR) in its GPS devices to provide more frequent location information on fleet vehicles and assets, the company announced.

Tags: Networkfleet, Vehicle Tracking, Verizon, GPS

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