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Tablet built for rugged environments

June 27, 2018 by John Smith

Samsung’s rugged Galaxy Tab Active2 tablet is designed to offer computing power in hot or cold temperatures and wet environments. The unit is certified to MIL-STD-810, the military standard for durability in the face of excessive pressure, temperatures, vibrations and […]

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Amazon re-shaping ‘final mile’ and beyond

March 28, 2018 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Amazon — the bookseller that transformed into the world’s largest online retailer – has been transforming the way goods are trucked to market. And not just the freight that rolls through its distribution centers. Thank (or blame) the need for speed.

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Omnitracs One combines offerings

March 5, 2018 by John Smith

Omnitracs has found a new way to combine its best product offerings, under the umbrella of Omnitracs One. The new fleet management solution is intended to create one comprehensive offering for any fleet, from first mile to last ,with all […]

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Border can represent a technical divide

February 28, 2018 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marc Greco, manager of corporate solutions with Challenger Motor Freight, was direct when he summed up a comparison of Canadian and U.S. trucking operations. “We do things slightly differently,” he told a crowd at Omnitracs’ Outlook user conference in Nashville, Tenn.

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Electronic inspection trial expected this year

February 27, 2018 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Electronic roadside inspections are moving closer to reality thanks to mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) and inspection requirements defined by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

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Cyberattacks are a real threat to trucking: panel

February 27, 2018 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It can begin with someone surfing porn on a fleet tablet, clicking on the link in an email from someone who appears to be a trusted customer, or even using a poorly designed ELD. But no matter how a breach in fleet systems is created, the cybersecurity threats in trucking are all too real.

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Welcome to the land of ELD confusion

February 26, 2018 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The early days of enforcing a U.S. mandate for electronic logging devices (ELDs) have been marred by confusion over the workings of individual devices and more.

Kerri Wirachowsky, director of the roadside inspection program for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), refers to the example of one fleet that had installed Automatic On Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) last February.

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At first glance that device should be accepted, because it was installed before the mandate took hold on Dec. 18, and would be legal until Dec. 16, 2019. The problem is that the user hadn’t been able to reach the supplier to upload the related hours of service functions, she said during the Omnitracs Outlook user conference. That meant a ticket, and more frantic calls to the supplier.

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Trucking faces greatest change since deregulation: Greer

February 26, 2018 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ray Greer, the chief executive officer of Omnitracs, believes the trucking industry is undergoing its greatest period of change since deregulation.

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Omnitracs software update

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

The new Roadnet Anywhere v4.5 software update from Omnitracs gives fleet managers a new tool to view the status of their entire fleet in real time.

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Omnitracs offers eco-friendly tips ahead of Earth Day

April 20, 2017 by sehui

DALLAS, TX – Nations around the world will be celebrating Earth Day this Saturday and fleet management software provider, Omnitracs, has shared some tips on how fleet owners can take proactive steps to the environmental impact of their fleets.

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Route optimization improved

March 1, 2017 by Rolf Lockwood

Omnitracs’ Roadnet Anywhere v4.4 introduces new tools that illuminate potential and optimal savings

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Omnitracs, Peloton partner in platooning

February 17, 2017 by John Smith

DALLAS, TX/MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Omnitracs is partnering with Peloton Technology to bring platooning trucks to market – using Omnitracs routing and dynamic dispatching applications to support navigation, and calculating savings that can be realized through scheduled or ad-hoc platoons of trucks from different fleets.

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Roadnet Anywhere updated

February 15, 2017 by Rolf Lockwood

Omnitracs’ Roadnet Anywhere v4.4 introduces tools that illuminate potential, optimal savings through route optimization

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Dispatching to prevent the Zombie Apocalypse?

October 18, 2016 by John Smith

DALLAS, TX – Just in time for Halloween, or maybe the latest season of the Walking Dead, Omnitracs has launched the Zombie Dispatch game to illustrate ways fleets can become more efficient.

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Mack, Volvo Link Up With Omnitracs

July 20, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Both Mack and Volvo have expanded their telematics and fleet-management offerings with the addition of Omnitracs capabilities