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Insurance data could put driver privacy at risk: Research

April 7, 2017 by John Smith

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL — Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have demonstrated that it’s possible to compromise a driver’s private information that has been stored in the cloud for insurance-based telematics, otherwise known as Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) programs. The programs […]

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Volvo, Geotab deal supports legacy trucks

April 5, 2017 by John Smith

GREENSBORO, NC – 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.

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Navistar telematics with ELD

March 28, 2017 by John Smith

Navistar has unveiled its new OnCommand Connection Telematics, including hardware and software to support all Class 6-8 trucks with J1939 or J1708 diagnostic ports. While the existing OnCommand Connection linked 300,000 vehicles, the new offering will be offered to those who have not used telematics in the past, the company says.

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PeopleNet answers the need for speed

March 28, 2017 by John Smith

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – PeopleNet is connecting its ConnectedFleet platform to 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks – and says it is the first fleet management provider to do so.

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Navistar expands telematics, offering ELD

March 27, 2017 by John Smith

LISLE, IL – Navistar has unveiled its new OnCommand Connection Telematics, including hardware and software to support all Class 6-8 trucks with J1939 or J1708 diagnostic ports.

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Telogis telematics to connect Fusos

March 15, 2017 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is turning to Telogis to offer standard telematics systems on all its medium-duty diesel cabover trucks.

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Mack, Volvo programming over the air

March 3, 2017 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, TN – Mack and Volvo Trucks have each unveiled over-the-air programming that seamlessly connects their respective vehicles to software upgrades and service support.

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Great Dane unveils coming trailer upgrades

March 3, 2017 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, TN — Great Dane has unveiled several pending product upgrades, including an antimicrobial trailer liner, stronger underride guards, and a smart trailer concept that will deliver information ranging from pre-trip inspections to on-road alerts.

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Phillips division to make electronic connections

February 27, 2017 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, TN — Phillips Industries has unveiled Phillips Connect Technology — a new division that will focus on connectivity.

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Truck-Lite entering telematics market

February 27, 2017 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, TN – Truck-Lite, a supplier long known for vehicle lighting and mirrors, is expanding its offerings to include telematics – and this new form of visibility will not be limited to lights alone.

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Vigillo acquired by SambaSafety

February 23, 2017 by sehui

PORTLAND, OR – SambaSafety, which specializes in managing driver risks, has acquired Vigillo, a company that provides real-time data to analyze driver and carrier performance.

“We are excited to add Vigillo to the growing number of companies that make up SambaSafety as we continue to define driver risk management by adding to an already robust platform. Our regulated customers will benefit by utilizing a single risk identification and mitigation dashboard combining both Motor Vehicle Record data and CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) data,” says Richard Crawford, chief executive officer of SambaSafety.

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Fleet management by phone

January 4, 2017 by Rolf Lockwood

The MyGeotab app allows fleet managers that are often off-site to manage their fleets from an internet-enabled mobile phone or tablet

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Telematics in the Mack LR

November 23, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Mack GuardDog Connect integrated telematics is now available and standard in all Mack-powered vehicles, including the LR model

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GuardDog Connect now standard on Mack LR

November 9, 2016 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Mack is bringing the power of telematics to refuse vehicles, introducing Mack GuardDog Connect as a standard offering in its LR low-entry cabover models with MP engines.

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The complete story on ELDs

October 25, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

Are you ready for Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)? Learn everything you need to know in this special section, drawing on our recent coverage of the regulations, technology, operational issues, telematics and more.