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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 […]

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FleetCam update offers easy video access

August 7, 2018 by John Smith

Forward Thinking Systems’ FleetCam 2.0 supports up to four camera angles per vehicle, with recent updates including improved livestreaming and historical video downloads so users don’t need to pull vehicles off the road to access footage. Video is streamed and […]

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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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Will in-cab cameras survive privacy challenges?

July 17, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Canada has a lot of workplace privacy legislation on the books, some of which can be applied to driver-facing cameras. Some jurisdictions seem favorably disposed to the video monitoring of operators (drivers) in safety-sensitive positions, while others suggest cameras might be OK, as long as no other reasonable mechanism exists to achieve the same results.

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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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CrashBoxx reconstructs collisions

June 1, 2018 by John Smith

CrashBoxx accident reconstruction capabilities will now be embedded in all compatible CalAmp telematics devices. When a collision occurs, an automatic push notification is sent in real time to CalAmp Telematics Service Provider (TSP) administrators, providing information about the relative location, […]

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Video: Fuel for thought, and action

April 25, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Some of the most important factors behind spec’ing decisions are those that promise better fuel economy. A panel of experts at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit (CFMS) discussed how claims should be weighed, and steps that will deliver a return on investments.

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Will the future include one SIM to rule them all?

April 18, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The future of connected trucks lies in integration and reducing the number of entry points into a truck, according to industry experts.

Speaking on a morning panel about data and “the internet of trucks” at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit, Ric Bedard of Cetaris said some of his projects involved more than 400 connection and integration points because each technology manufacturer has its own proprietary system.

That disjointed technology leads to problems ranging from a flood of data that is almost unusable, to introducing more access points for potential cybersecurity attacks.

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Fleet Complete’s video Vision

April 5, 2018 by John Smith

Fleet Complete Vision is combining telematics technology and mobile video in an offering that fully integrates with the Fleet Complete platform.