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System senses distractions

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

SmartDrive’s new SmartSense is a new line of sensors designed to identify dangerous driving risks.

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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.

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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.

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Big data generating big returns

October 25, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – Data ranging from maintenance costs to video images is increasingly helping fleets to drive down the cost of everything from on-road repairs to collisions. And those who dig a little deeper can realize some of the biggest savings of all.

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Utility symposium explores power of trailer data

September 28, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – The power of telematics continues to advance, and there are still plenty of opportunities to be realized – especially when it comes to the rolling assets seen in a rearview mirror.

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Peel-and-stick smart trailer sensors

August 24, 2017 by John Smith

Truck-Lite’s new Road Ready trailer telematics system uses a solar-powered Master Control Unit to create smart trailers.

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Data Driven: ELD’s can open door to big data

August 21, 2017 by John Smith

If knowledge is power, then Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) could be the most powerful device on the truck. Sure, the device at its most basic is responsible only for monitoring hours of service, but the potential of networking and integrating data is impossible to ignore.
Why settle for simple electronic logging when it can serve as a total fleet management solution in a box?
A friend of mine drives for a 10-truck floral distribution company and makes regular runs from Ontario’s Niagara region to Chicago, Michigan, and western New Jersey. The picture he paints of his distribution manager would be amusing if it were not (most likely) true. The manager must be a fellow who grew up trucking in the ’60s, and still listens to eight-track tapes of Red Sovine and Dave Dudley. The routes are badly planned, trucks are frequently diverted en route, the vehicles are always breaking down, and all communication with drivers is done over the -telephone. And he doesn’t believe in ELDs. My friend says his boss will wait until the last possible moment to equip his fleet – and then only because he must.

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Updates to TMW.Suite Fuel Dispatch

August 15, 2017 by John Smith

TMW.Suite Fuel Dispatch, used by fuel delivery carriers and oilfield companies, now comes with three new features to streamline planning and dispatch operations.

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Geotab now supports CNG equipment

May 10, 2017 by John Smith

Geotab GO can now report on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel levels and temperatures on all Momentum Fuel Technologies CNG fuel tanks and systems.

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Driver-behavior monitor

May 2, 2017 by John Smith

Canada’s GPS Police has added driver behavior monitoring to its fleet management service, using eSafe from ERM Advanced Telematics.

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Teletrac Navman launches ELD solution

April 26, 2017 by sehui

GLENVIEW, IL – Teletrac Navman has announced the launch of its new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution called DIRECTOR, which meets all current technical requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ELD mandate.

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Omadi, TomTom join forces to improve towing experience

April 25, 2017 by sehui

SILICON SLOPES, UT – Towing software provider Omadi and telematics solution provider TomTom Telematics have announced they’ve joined forces in the U.S. to improve towing efficiencies. This alliance will enhance current integration by providing customers easy access to both the Omadi software platform and TomTom’s fleet management software TomTom WEBFLEET.

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The possibility — and limits — of remote diagnostics

April 19, 2017 by John Smith

MONTREAL, QC – Manufacturers are more closely connected to individual engines than ever before. Telematics make it possible to monitor fault codes in real time, inform vehicle owners of the problems, and even identify service locations that stock the required parts. Stephane Godbout, the president of SG Consulting, just wants more.

He understands the value of data, having worked for a fleet that adopted Detroit Technician in more than 500 trucks as early as 2012. “It was a lot of data to start out with,” Godbout recalled during the SCEF maintenance summit in Montreal. “We had to scale back because our people were swamped with data. They didn’t know what to do with it.”

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Penske unveils data platform

April 17, 2017 by John Smith

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing has unveiled a proprietary data platform — Penske Connected Fleet — that lets the company connect its systems to virtually any truck and engine configuration or telematics service provider.

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Telematics for legacy Volvos

April 7, 2017 by John Smith

Legacy Volvo trucks that are equipped with EPA 2010-or-newer Volvo engines will soon be able to leverage the power of telematics through a new partnership with Geotab.