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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.

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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.