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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.

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Dispatching to prevent the Zombie Apocalypse?

October 18, 2016 by John Smith

DALLAS, TX – Just in time for Halloween, or maybe the latest season of the Walking Dead, Omnitracs has launched the Zombie Dispatch game to illustrate ways fleets can become more efficient.

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ELDs, cost controls top carrier and shipper agenda

October 14, 2016 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Telematics are increasingly being used to control costs, but shippers and carriers who spoke at the recent Surface Transportation Summit are recognizing that more challenges are on the horizon – especially when it comes to pending mandates for Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).

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Remote telematics hacking studied at University of Michigan

August 18, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

If you have read any of the headline stories about the trio of researchers from the University of Michigan who successfully hacked into the J1939 databus of a 2006-model-year truck, you might now believe that it’s discouragingly easy. While the researchers did manage to seize control of the truck’s throttle and engine brake controls, they used a laptop computer connected directly to the truck’s dataport (OBD port) to pull off their experiment.

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IN PRINT — ELDs Part 3: Inside the Black Boxes

August 11, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

If you’re prone to anxiety when facing a wide variety of choice, such as when you’re buying a pair of shoes or a candy bar, consider asking someone else in the fleet to spec’ an Electronic Logging Device (ELD). There are more than 25 suppliers in the space now; by this time next year that number is expected to swell fourfold.

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Made to Measure: Advances in telematics

August 11, 2016 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON — There was a time that trucks essentially disappeared into a black hole between fleet gates and customer loading docks. Nobody really knew where equipment was at any given point in time. The only person who knew a fault light was shining on the dash was the driver. Telemetry and telematics changed this dramatically, capturing and streaming data for drivers, vehicles, and operations teams alike.

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Mack, Volvo Link Up With Omnitracs

July 20, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Both Mack and Volvo have expanded their telematics and fleet-management offerings with the addition of Omnitracs capabilities

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Comprehensive Fleet Control

July 6, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

ISAAC’s telematics system pushes the right information to the right person in real time, provides an ELD answer too

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Cummins Adds Telematics

April 25, 2016 by Martin Smith

Fuel-efficiency improvements, a new ISX15 engine rating and Connected diagnostics were announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show

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Adopt ELDs ahead of mandate: Wright

April 21, 2016 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Bill Wright, the recently named president of PeopleNet Canada, describes the plans to mandate electronic logs as “exciting times”. In fact, he asks, why would anyone wait for a mandate?

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Bright sun could solve reefer challenge

April 1, 2016 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY – Fleets that are looking for new ways to ensure that freight stays cold may find help in an unlikely source. The power of the sun.

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Video Dash Cam Leader Lytx Acquired for $500M

February 18, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

SAN DIEGO, CA – Just days after reporting a record sales year, video dash cam and telematics leader Lytx has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR for more than $500 million.

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TerraPro Gets Telematics

February 3, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Mack now offers GuardDog Connect telematics as standard equipment on TerraPro models with the MP engine

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Teletrac, MeLeod Software Extend Partnership

December 17, 2015 by sehui

GARDEN GROVE, CA – A telematics provider and a trucking software company have extended their partnership into a new realm. By connecting the Teletrac Fleet Director Hours of Service (HOS) platform with McLeod Software’s LoadMaster, which manages transportation dispatching and accounting, fleet managers can quickly review drivers’ HOS statuses and create U.S.-compliant loads assignments, according to an announcement.

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Thermo King Purchases Telematics Provider

October 9, 2015 by sehui

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – A manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for trucking and a variety of other applications has purchased a developer of customized and integrated vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions.