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Top 10 of 17 — Truck-Lite’s smart trailer system

December 19, 2017 by John Smith

Truck-Lite’s new Road Ready telematics system can create smarter trailers. Its Master Control Unit monitors and transmits data from a series of customizable sensors, and is powered by a solar panel rather than power from the tractor.

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ELD waiver for short-term U.S. rentals

December 13, 2017 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — A 90-day waiver from the Electronic Logging Device mandate will soon be issued for carriers operating short-term rental trucks (defined as 30 days or less) by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

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Half unprepared for ELD mandate: Survey

December 11, 2017 by John Smith

PHOENIX, AZ – With only a week to go before Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) are mandated in the U.S., a new survey is showing that almost half of the affected truckers are unprepared.

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Video and sensors combined

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

Zonar Coach is a video-based coaching system that captures video and combines it with G-sensor data that detects an event. The end result offers real-time instructions to drivers to help prevent accidents, improve efficiency, and remain compliant, the company says.

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Roadside Resume adds SpeedGuage

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

SpeedGauge has become the latest partner in Vigillo’s Roadside Resume system that measures, safety, compliance, and motor carrier safety performance.

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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.