Today's Trucking

Productive tech has transformed trucking

October 15, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Imagine today, with the breakneck pace of our lives, having to wait until a driver arrived at a truck stop, parked, and waited to use the payphone before you knew the truck was empty. Imagine, too, the driver’s frustration at hearing dispatch say, “Call me back in half an hour.” Life was different in days gone by.


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 […]


Second generation of MirrorCam released

April 30, 2018 by John Smith

PeopleNet’s hood-mounted MirrorCam is a spot mirror with a built-in camera that offers added perspective around a truck’s blindspots. The second generation of the tool is part of the company’s Video Intelligence platform that draws on forward-, side-, and rear-facing […]


PeopleNet ready for expedited ELD mandate: Wright

April 23, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The president of PeopleNet Canada says his company is ready for a Canadian mandate of electronic logging devices (ELDs), even if a rollout is expedited.


Protect onboard video from cyber threats

April 6, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, Ont. — Connected objects are increasingly becoming a part of our business, our vehicles, and our lives. With that comes an increased potential to be hacked. Knowing who handles your data, and where they’re located, is one step in making […]


Drivewyze PreClear for PeopleNet Android

March 26, 2018 by John Smith

PeopleNet is making the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass app available on the PeopleNet Android platform. Drivewyze offers bypass opportunities in Alberta and almost 700 locations in the U.S. And the app will now be pre-loaded on PeopleNet Android devices […]


Top 10 of 17 — PeopleNet’s wireless backup camera

December 19, 2017 by John Smith

PeopleNet has unveiled a wireless trailer backup camera that automatically pairs with any PeopleNet Video Intelligence ­receiver in the cab. Since it’s powered by the Antilock Braking System, there’s no battery to charge.


PeopleNet connecting, reporting, scanning

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

PeopleNet has unveiled a suite of new products ranging from a connected gateway, to real-time reports on vehicle health, and a tool for scanning documents.


Wireless backup camera

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

PeopleNet is using some advanced technology to offer a better view of the space behind you – with a wireless trailer backup camera that automatically pairs with any PeopleNet Video Intelligence receiver in the cab.


IN PRINT — The Clock is Ticking: Consumer demands transform trucking

October 3, 2017 by elizabeth

Seventeen years ago, Tom Hanks stood in a shipping yard and lamented that 87 hours was an eternity. Castaway was on the big screen, and the Hollywood superstar was playing a time-obsessed operations manager for a world-wide shipping company. Shouting that “the cosmos [were] created in less time. Wars have been fought and nations toppled in 87 hours. Fortunes made and squandered,” Hanks was forecasting the future of the supply chain.

From 87 hours to just 24 or less, time is running out for goods that take more than a day to get to consumers, and trucking is undergoing massive changes, all thanks to a store that sells just about everything: Amazon.


Streamlined McLeod experience

September 22, 2017 by John Smith

PeopleNet has added five new features to streamline experiences with McLeod Software. They’re included in the recently released LoadMaster Enterprise and PowerBroker management systems – version 17.1.


Trimble announces new transportation divisions

August 15, 2017 by elizabeth

NASHVILLE, TN – Trimble has created two new divisions as part of its transportation segment. The company made the announcement August 14 as part of day one of the In.Sight User Conference and Expo 2017, hosted by Trimble companies TMW Systems and PeopleNet. Presidents Brian McLaughlin and David Wangler are heading up the new divisions, while also keeping their old titles.


PeopleNet names new Sr. VP of trucks

August 10, 2017 by elizabeth

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – PeopleNet has appointed a new senior vice president and general manager of their truck division.
The company announced that Bryan Coyne is moving into the role from his current position as vice president of national accounts.


Shark to speak at PeopleNet/TMW conference

May 15, 2017 by John Smith

CLEVELAND, OH – Robert Herjavec, the Canadian entrepreneur behind the Herjavec Group and one of the judges on ABC’s Shark Tank, will speak during the second annual in.sight user conference and expo hosted by PeopleNet and TMW Systems.


PeopleNet answers the need for speed

March 28, 2017 by John Smith

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – PeopleNet is connecting its ConnectedFleet platform to 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks – and says it is the first fleet management provider to do so.