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October 23, 2015 - Industry News

Silicon Valley Company Offers Low-Cost Telematics Device

Photo courtesy of Voyomotive.

San Francisco-based Voyomotive plans to offer an OBD II controller that can provide an array of vehicle performance and diagnostics data to a user's smartphone as a lower-cost telematics solution.

Tags: Stop-Start, Vehicle Diagnostics, Crowdfunding Platform, OBDII Device, Silicon Valley

October 21, 2015 - Press Release

Trimble Acquires Swedish Workforce Software Provider

Trimble has acquired privately held PocketMobile, a Stockholm, Sweden-based provider of enterprise mobile workforce solutions for international customers in the areas of postal service and logistics, security, and field service, Trimble announced.

Tags: Trimble, Workforce Management, Software, Productivity

October 15, 2015 - Press Release

Trimble Adds Asset Tracking to Fleet Management Suite

Trimble has launched Trimble Asset Tracking, a flexible solution that offers complete visibility into the location and utilization of portable assets from a convenient portal, according to the company.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Trimble, Asset Tracking

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

GM, Telogis Ramping Up Factory Telematics Offering

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Fleets have increasingly been opting for a factory-installed Telogis solution when purchasing General Motors vehicles, especially Chevrolet Silverado trucks, which will enter the 2016 model year with additional connectivity.

Tags: telogis, General Motors, Chevrolet Silverado, Wireless Services

October 12, 2015 - Press Release

Magellan Integrates Nav with Position Logic's GPS Tracking

The RoadMate Commercial RC9496T-LMB, photo courtesy of Magellan.

Magellan announced the integration of its RoadMate RC9496T-LMB fleet navigation device with Position Logic's GPS tracking software solution.

Tags: Android, Magellan, RoadMate Commercial, Navigation System, Mobile Apps, Vehicle Tracking, GPS

October 9, 2015 - Industry News

Thermo King Acquires Long-Time Telematics Partner

Temperature control products company, Thermo King, has acquired the its long-time vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions partner Celtrak.

Tags: Telematics, Thermo King, Asset Tracking

October 6, 2015 - Industry News

Halliburton Adding Telematics, Safety, and Compliance Solutions

Photo of Halliburton pipe recover wireline truck via Wikipedia.

Oil service provider Halliburton Co. will roll out a range of fleet management services under a multiple-year contract it signed with MiX Telematics over the next 12 to 18 months, the fleet management vendor announced.

Tags: MiX Telematics, Energy Fleets, Halliburton, Compliance

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Geotab Acquires Its Largest Telematics Reseller

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Geotab has acquired Strategic Telecom Solutions, the largest reseller of its telematics products, in a deal announced Oct. 5.

Tags: Geotab, Small Fleets, Mid-Size Fleets

September 24, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Adds Android Auto to 2016 Models

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Spark equipped with Android Auto courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet will offer Android Auto compatibility via a software update on certain 2016 model year vehicles equipped with a MyLink infotainment system and 8-inch touch screen. Chevrolet dealers will provide the update in March.

Tags: Chevrolet, 2016-MY, Android Auto, Mobile Apps

September 11, 2015 - Product News

AT&T, Telogis Announce Global Telematics Partnership

AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie announces a partnership with Telogis. Photo courtesy of Telogis.

AT&T and Telogis have expanded an existing collaboration to provide widespread secure data access for Telogis' suite of fleet software and co-develop new connected services for vehicles around the globe.

Tags: AT&T, Fleet Management Software, telogis, Connected Car

September 10, 2015 - Press Release

Geotab Adds Fleetio's Odometer Updates

Data provider Fleetio and telematics vendor Geotab have launched a collaboration that provides customers from both companies with automated odometer updates, diagnostic trouble code (DTC) handling and fuel location exception reporting.

Tags: Geotab, Fleetio, Fleet Management Software

September 8, 2015 - Press Release

Thingtech Offering CalAmp-Powered Fleet Management Solution

Thingtech has selected the CalAmp Connect platform and fleet tracking devices to power its new fleet management solution, CalAmp has announced.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Cloud-Based Technology, CalAmp, Internet of Things

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

GPS Insight Releases Hours-of-Service Solution

GPS Insight announced the release of the new GPS Insight Hours of Service solution enabling organizations with a paperless Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant system.

Tags: FMCSA, GPS Insight, HOS, Big Data

August 28, 2015 - Press Release

Zonar, ATG Agree to Data-Sharing Deal

Telematics provider Zonar Systems has partnered with ATG Risk Solutions to offer risk management and underwriting programs to fleet customers through a clearinghouse.

Tags: Insurance, Zonar, ATG

August 27, 2015 - Press Release

Diesel Prices Spur Fleet Interest in Fuel Cost Reduction

Uncertainty over the direction in which diesel prices are heading is prompting fleet operators to explore on-board solutions, such as GreenRoad's driver behavior and fleet performance system, which minimize the impact on overall costs, according to the company.

Tags: GreenRoad

July 17, 2015 - Press Release

Daimler Trucks Becomes Minority Investor in Zonar

Daimler Trucks North America has become a minority investor in Zonar Systems - five years after the two companies partnered up to launch the Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system.

Tags: Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America

July 16, 2015 - Press Release

Geotab Deploys Software Development Channel

Geotab announced the launch of the Geotab DEV Channel, a video site that assists business software application developers in their use of Geotab's Software Development Kit (SDK).

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Geotab, Navistar

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

International Truck Offers Telematics Credit

Photo of International Durastar 4400 via Jason Lawrence/Flickr.

International Truck has begun offering a hardware and service credit to fleet buyers who add an approved telematics system to their truck, the company has announced.

Tags: International Trucks

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet to Offer Electronic Truck Compliance System

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Through a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. and Verizon Networkfleet, the new telematics offering will provide companies, including those with medium-duty fleets, with enhancements including electronic hours of service and driver vehicle inspection reports.

Tags: J.J. Keller, Hours of Service, GE Capital Fleet Services, Verizon

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Invests in Telematics Provider Zonar

Daimler Trucks North America announced that it has become a minority investor in Zonar Systems as part of a long-term strategic partnership.

Tags: Virtual Technician, Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America, Telematics, Information Technology

June 23, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Attendee Count Doubles

The Fleet Technology Expo is in Long Beach, Calif. on Aug. 24-26. Conveniently located in the midst of Southern California, Long Beach is nearby multiple SoCal attractions. Photo courtesy Long Beach Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Compared to the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, fleet attendee count for the now renamed and expanded show has so far doubled in 2015.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events, Bobit Business Media

June 15, 2015 - Industry News

Telematics Partnership Keeps Silverado Fleets Connected

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

Fleets equipped with the MY-2015 Chevrolet Silverado can stay more connected with their drivers and pickups thanks to a partnership with Telogis.

Tags: OnStar, telogis, Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors

June 12, 2015 - Press Release

MiX Telematics Adds Houston Office

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has expanded its North American operations and opened an office in Houston.

Tags: MiX Telematics, Office Expansion

June 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Donates Transit Vans to Red Cross Fleet

Photo of American Red Cross Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Company Fund has donated five Ford Transit vans to the American Red Cross to add to the company's fleet of more than 3,000 vans that support disaster relief.

Tags: Ford Transit, American Red Cross, Emergency Response Vehicles, Disaster Relief, Non-Profit Fleets

May 26, 2015 - Product News

Webtech Wireless Signs $4.7M Fleet Contract

Photo via Webtech Wireless

Webtech Wireless has signed a $4.7 million contract with a major U.S. fleet customer for an upgrade to its Webtech Driver Center software.

Tags: Webtech Wireless, eLogs, Telematics

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