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Mack offers video option, explores electrification

October 24, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Reports of hot Class 8 truck sales tend to focus on the on-highway market, but don’t think about trashing the opportunities being realized in the refuse segment. “It’s been a very strong year for the refuse market […]

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Mack taking orders for Lytx pre-wiring

October 24, 2018 by John Smith

Mack Trucks is now taking orders for the Lytx DriveCam and Lytx Video Services pre-wire option on LR, TerraPro and Granite models – making it possible to simply plug in a Lytx event recorder. The related feeds can be used […]

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Proof of Pick-up: Video telematics don’t miss a thing

July 27, 2018 by elizabeth

FONTANA, Calif. – Whether you’re a residential solid waste collector or you service businesses needing private pickup, you know it’s a call you’re going to get: the complaint that the trash was missed.

More than just a minor annoyance, dealing with the problem can be a hit to the bottom line with extra runs, lost productivity, or even discounts to make customers happy. And then there’s always that lingering question – was the pickup really missed, or did the customer miss putting the trash out?

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Smile? On-board cameras can offer in-cab insights

July 17, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — While dashboard cameras provide hours of entertainment on YouTube, they can serve a vital safety role as well. After all, one of your drivers could be featured in a YouTube video. The key is to be proactive. .

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Mack pre-wiring for Lytx

April 24, 2018 by John Smith

Mack refuse vehicles will soon be pre-wired for video telematics equipment from Lytx. The option of pre-wiring the Mack LR and TerraPro models for the Lytx DriveCam safety program and Lytx Video Services enhancement will first be offered this fall. […]

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Lytx RAIR updates

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

Lytx RAIR compliance services will see several updates ahead of the pending mandate for Electronic Logging Devices in the U.S.

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Lytx, DriveCam eliminating ‘blind spots’

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

Lytx Video Services are combining a cloud-connected event recorder and video cameras to offer fleet managers a view around trucks up to a week after an incident.

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Mack, Lytx exploring video for refuse trucks

October 27, 2017 by John Smith

NIAGARA FALLS, ON – Mack Trucks has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Lytx as it explores the potential of video feeds for refuse vehicles.

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Drivers looked up in awe during eclipse data shows

August 28, 2017 by elizabeth

SAN DIEGO, CA – Drivers’ eyes were looking toward the sky during the solar eclipse on August 21.
Video telematics company Lytx says its data suggests that, like the rest of North America, truck drivers were fixated on the first total solar eclipse visible from this area in 38 years, last Monday.

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Lytx: waste drivers’ drowsiness linked to football

August 23, 2017 by elizabeth

SAN DIEGO, CA – Sunday night football may be bringing the Monday morning blues to drivers.
A four-year data analysis by Lytx, a telematics provider, found incidents due to drowsiness increased by 53% for waste truck drivers from August to November, annually. For Mondays and Tuesdays that number rose to 78%.

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Lytx opens R&D site north of Toronto

July 17, 2017 by John Smith

MARKHAM, ON – Video telematics manufacturer Lytx has opened a new research and development facility just north of Toronto.

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Lytx enhances, expands video views

October 2, 2016 by John Smith

Lytx is enhancing its existing DriveCam video telematics platform and even introducing a new system that captures ongoing images from multiple cameras.

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Video Dash Cam Leader Lytx Acquired for $500M

February 18, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

SAN DIEGO, CA – Just days after reporting a record sales year, video dash cam and telematics leader Lytx has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR for more than $500 million.