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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 […]

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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. .