Today's Trucking

Orbcomm ELD speaking French, Spanish

October 24, 2019 by John Smith

Orbcomm’s electronic logging device (ELD) will now communicate with French Canadian and Spanish drivers in their native tongues.


The power of telematics is not limited to mega fleets

October 15, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Transport management systems (TMS) sort vehicle telematics data and offer it up in a fashion that’s readable and useable by its human masters. The benefits are not limited to mega fleets, either.


Volvo integrating Geotab ELD

October 8, 2019 by John Smith

Volvo Trucks North America is partnering with Geotab to integrate an electronic logging device (ELD) into Volvo trucks.


Mack adds Anthem fairing, ELD

October 8, 2019 by John Smith

Mack is adding an extended chassis fairing with integrated step to its Anthem, which the company says will improve fuel economy by an additional 0.5%.

Transflo Galaxy tablet

Transflo offering Samsung Galaxy Tab A

September 18, 2019 by John Smith

Transflo now offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab A eight-inch 32GB LTE tablet compatible with the Transflo Mobile+ app and all Transflo products and services, including an electronic logging device (ELD) for mobile platforms. 


Transflo bundles multiple features

August 23, 2019 by John Smith

Transflo Bundle+ is pulling together ELD compliance, weigh station bypass, fleet navigation, and unlimited scanning capabilities – taking advantage of the company’s T-Series telematics and a GPS-based tracking device from Geotab.


10 things to know about Canada’s ELD mandate

June 12, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Transport Canada has officially unveiled rules that will mandate ELDs (electronic logging devices), replacing long-established paper logbooks. Here are 10 key things you need to know:


‘ELDs are here to stay’

November 14, 2018 by John Smith

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are now the law in the U.S., and Canada is approaching ever closer to a mandate of its own.
Major device suppliers are meeting in Toronto this week to explore a uniquely Canadian approach to certifying the equipment.


Switchboard integrates Drivewyze into app

October 24, 2018 by John Smith

Switchboard is adding Drivewyze weigh station bypass capabilities to its Android-based ELD app. The latest Drivewyze PreClear app offers bypass opportunities at more than 700 weigh station sites in 43 states and provinces, as well as “heads-up” warnings for locations […]


ELD rollout not without problems

September 12, 2018 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The rollout of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the U.S. has not gone smoothly, according to Annette Sandberg, CEO of TransSafe Consulting. Speaking at the FTR Transportation Conference, Sandberg said “We have seen significant problems […]


Is your Truck Putting You to Sleep?

August 15, 2018 Jim Park

A ground-breaking bit of research from Australia has shown that low-frequency vibrations can make drivers drowsy. If this is true and the research is proven conclusive, it will call into question just about all we assume about truck crashes where the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Those drivers may in fact have been very drowsy but may not have been “fatigued” in an hours-of-service (HOS) context, the way that term is typically applied to “tired drivers.”


Axis TMS integrated into OnCommand Connection

July 30, 2018 by John Smith

OOC Technologies is partnering with Axis TMS to integrate its transportation management software with OnCommand Connection telematics. The integration will provide customers of both systems an enhanced ability to manage operations, dispatch and fleet movements. Axis will also serve as […]


PeopleNet unveils display

July 30, 2018 by John Smith

A new display unit from PeopleNet is boasting rugged features and access to third-party applications through the Android platform. The PeopleNet Display.5 (PD.5) gives customers the option to implement what the company is calling a ruggedized display designed specifically for […]


Still a place for AOBRDs, Isaac stresses

July 13, 2018 by John Smith

CHAMBLY, Que. – Isaac Instruments is reinforcing the benefits of automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) as Canada moves ever-closer to mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs).


More updates to HoS coming say ELD analysts

June 18, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, Ont. – Geotab trucking experts say more changes to Hours of Service (HoS) regulations in the United States are coming.

 “The only thing we can tell you with any certainty is that it will change and it is changing,” said Geotab associate VP, commercial vehicle solutions Scott Sutarik.