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Two-channel video recorder from Trimble

June 19, 2019 by John Smith

Trimble’s new two-channel digital video recorder (DVR) will record high-definition video from up to two cameras as part of the company’s Video Intelligence system. Designed with smaller fleets and lighter-duty vehicles in mind, the DVR comes with accessory power cables, […]

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Truck-Lite’s Road Ready integrates Stemco data

June 18, 2019 by John Smith

Stemco’s wireless monitoring technology is now being integrated into Truck-Lite’s Road Ready telematics system through a second-generation SmartBridge Integrator. The integration means fleets will be able to access information about Stemco’s wireless products through Road Ready’s web portal, which will […]

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Fleet safety gains driven by telematics data

June 18, 2019 by John Smith

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The John Deere fleet already has an impressive safety record. Its trophy case includes no fewer than seven annual private fleet safety honors from the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC). But there’s always room to improve. The data doesn’t lie.

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GoCam heads to Geotab Marketplace

May 29, 2019 by John Smith

SmartWitness’ video telematics system, GoCam, has become the latest addition to the Geotab Marketplace. Through GoCam, fleets can monitor driver behavior in real time using up to four camera channel inputs – providing what the company describes as an undeniable […]

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Boost driver performance with in-cab coaching systems

May 14, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Truck driver actions play a significant role when it comes to boosting fuel economy, and today’s in-truck coaching tools can ensure they make the best decisions. The insights also go well beyond MPG alone.

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Uber Freight bypasses Canada in international expansion

April 3, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Uber Freight is coming. To Europe. The load matching service proved it has international expansion plans, but it bypassed Canada along the way.

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New mounting options for Truck-Lite’s Road Ready

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

Truck-Lite has unveiled an updated master control unit for its Road Ready trailer telematics system, creating new options for those who want to use the system on chassis, flatbeds and more. The new unit measures just 13.25 x 5.5 inches, with […]

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Noregon enhances TripVision, J-Pro

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

Noregon has unveiled an enhanced version of its TripVision system, offering a fleet management tool that delivers a snapshot of vehicle health, safety and performance. Known as TripVision Uptime, it offers bi-directional controls like the ability to modify maximum road […]

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PSI unveils tractor tire pressure monitor

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

Pressure Systems International (PSI) is adding a tire pressure monitoring system to its platform, giving it the ability to measure tractor tire pressures, temperatures, and eventually wheel-end temperatures. The new offering can be coupled with PSI’s existing automatic tire inflation […]

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Donaldson device tracks filter condition

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

Donaldson Company has released its new Filter Minder to monitor engine air filters by tapping into existing telematics systems. It means filter changes can be based on actual condition rather than being set on scheduled maintenance intervals alone. Through the […]

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Aperia’s machine learning to guide tire maintenance

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

Aperia Technologies’ new Halo Connect is using the power of machine learning to help fleets “virtually eliminate” unplanned tire-related downtime. The system builds on the company’s Halo tire inflator, incorporating a retrofittable sensor that feeds data into Aperia’s analytics platform. […]

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Smart trailers delivering loads of data with their freight

March 21, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – The same trailers that haul freight are increasingly expected to deliver data in the course of their journeys. But there are still technical challenges to overcome.

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Benefits of GIS are not limited to the biggest fleets: Rafiq

February 22, 2019 by John Smith

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Major carriers such as UPS, FedEx and DHL are using geographic information systems (GIS) to monitor locations in real time and analyze any related risks. But the benefits may not be limited to the biggest fleets on […]

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Electrics, electronics and e-commerce transforming the aftermarket

January 29, 2019 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The repair and upkeep of Canada’s Class 6-8 trucks and trailers is no small matter. Analysts at MacKay and Company say the business is worth $4 billion a year and growing. And it’s being radically transformed before our eyes.

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SmartDrive, Geotab hub combines video and telematics

October 31, 2018 by John Smith

SmartDrive and Geotab are collaborating in a system that will now combine video-based safety and transportation data and telematics – all through a single on-board data collection hub. Described as “one box that powers it all”, the system offers third-party […]