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Polaris Transportation drives into the ‘digital space’

July 31, 2019 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — For a quarter of a century, Polaris Transportation Group has been known as a carrier who specializes in the transportation of LTL between Canada and the U.S. They have positioned themselves as the “Cross Border Pros,” but […]

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Federal safety focus includes ELDs, autonomous tech

June 17, 2019 by John Smith

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Transport Canada’s Michael DeJong sees a transportation system undergoing a “major transformation” — and the federal government is looking for ways it can support the related technologies that can make a difference. Gains in automated technologies, […]

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Trucking firmly on BlackBerry’s radar

October 5, 2018 by John Smith

As transportation-related technologies like tracking systems, electronic logging devices and autonomous vehicles emerge, BlackBerry – yes, that Blackberry — is betting future success on the need for robust security.

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Transtex acquires RM2J

October 31, 2017 by elizabeth

MONTREAL, ON – Canadian aerodynamic solutions company Transtex announced the acquisition of fleet safety technology company RM2J, yesterday.
The transaction, completed in July, represents a strategic opportunity for Transtex, the company said in a release.
The acquired technologies will provide products that increase fuel savings while reducing speeds for improved security, Transtex said.

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Volvo’s vision automated, electrified, connected

September 19, 2017 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – Change is said to be one of the certainties in life, and Volvo Trucks is preparing for a future that is electrified, automated, and connected. But the company doesn’t expect fully autonomous or electric linehaul trucks anytime soon.
“It’s a time of revolution when it comes to engineering and technologies,” Chief Technology Officer Lars Stenqvist said during a media roundtable in Washington, DC. “This is the most fascinating and challenging era ever.”
While Volvo expects electric trucks to emerge, the company’s electrification strategy is focusing on applications like ports, urban centers, and construction rather than the open road.

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Why ISAAC Instruments “Owns” the Internet of Trucks

December 9, 2016 by Peter Carter

CHAMBLY, QC– You’ve probably heard about the Internet of Things — the phenomenon of interconnected machines working with other interconnected machines; e.g., your iPad giving you access to your home security system or further, instead of rooting around in the kitchen drawers for them, being able to Google your lost glasses. The brains at Chambly-based ISAAC Instruments now want to take that concept and apply it to your fleet; and that’s why they’ve applied for a patent on the phrase “Internet of Trucks.”

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Internet of Things conference to focus on transportation

May 25, 2016 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – An inaugural Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, M2M Summit is scheduled June 21 and 22 in Toronto, featuring several high-profile speakers from Canada’s transportation industry.