Today's Trucking

The power of telematics is not limited to mega fleets

October 15, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Transport management systems (TMS) sort vehicle telematics data and offer it up in a fashion that’s readable and useable by its human masters. The benefits are not limited to mega fleets, either.

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Meet 10 trucking Pioneers of Change

September 25, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — The one constant in life is change. Today’s Trucking has profiled 10 Canadians who challenge the status quo in the trucking industry.

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Purkeys Aware keeps drivers connected

September 18, 2019 by John Smith

Purkeys’ new Aware Audio Interrupter is designed to help keep eyes on the road and hands upon the wheel. The device automatically reads text-based messages and features a solid-state amplifier to strengthen its voice quality and amplitude – helping to ensure messages can be clearly heard, even over highway noise.


Phillips EZTrac makes it easy to track

September 10, 2019 by John Smith

Phillips Connect Technologies’ new EZTrac and EZTrac Plus are being unveiled with the promise of “no-hassle asset tracking solutions” with a minimal install time, giving fleets a way to view a trailer or chassis in real time.


Transflo tracking trailers with new TT600

August 26, 2019 by John Smith

The new Transflo Trailer Tracking device will integrate into the Transflo Mobile+ platform, tracking trailers, containers and other assets by GPS – offering insights into utilization, dwell time, and motion.


Transflo bundles multiple features

August 23, 2019 by John Smith

Transflo Bundle+ is pulling together ELD compliance, weigh station bypass, fleet navigation, and unlimited scanning capabilities – taking advantage of the company’s T-Series telematics and a GPS-based tracking device from Geotab.

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Mack using data to refine maintenance intervals

August 15, 2019 by John Smith

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Mack Trucks’ GuardDog Connect system can now offer further insights into maintenance intervals, using a new Dynamic Maintenance program that will better match the tasks to specific duty cycles.

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Opinion: Fleets must embrace a digital transformation

July 10, 2019 Mike McCarron

It should be no surprise to anyone that big tech companies are set on disrupting the fragmented trucking sector. There is certainly room to improve.


Opinion: Truck telematics data offers just part of the answer

July 5, 2019 John G. Smith

Truck drivers who dismiss ELDs and telematics tools as “electronic babysitters” should not be dismissed out of hand. There are human factors to consider.


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, […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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.


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.