Telematics

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September 12, 2017

C.H. Robinson Offers Transflo Telematics to Carrier Network

Third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson has entered into an agreement with telematics company Transflo to supply telematics for its carrier network.

September 11, 2017

T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

T-Mobile will offer a cloud-based fleet management telematics system called SyncUP FLEET this fall under a partnership with Geotab, the wireless provider announced.

September 7, 2017

Blue Tree’s Anticipation Feature Tracks Braking Efficiency

Blue Tree Systems introduced a new feature called Anticipation, which tracks and measures the gap between acceleration and brake usage in normal driving.

September 1, 2017

Christopher Burruss, Former TCA President, Joins Blue Tree Systems

Transportation telematics provider Blue Tree Systems has appointed Christopher Burruss, former president of the Truckload Carriers Association, to its North American sales team.

August 30, 2017

Harvey Nearly Halts Commercial Fleet Activity in Houston

Heavy flooding from what is now Tropical Storm Harvey has disrupted commercial fleets in the Houston area, as corporations and fleet management companies have begun reaching out to their employees and fleet drivers to ensure their safety and assess damage to fleet vehicles.

August 24, 2017

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available Through Zonar

Zonar and Cummins Inc. announced the availability of Cummins Connected Diagnostics to customers using Zonar's smart fleet management solution, delivering critical information to operations managers that can help optimize the performance of their fleets.

August 21, 2017

Truck-Lite Offers Trailer Telematics Through Road Ready

Truck-Lite has released product for the Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication designed for trailer telematics.

August 9, 2017

Solar Power for Your Truck or Trailer Refrigeration Unit

Transport refrigeration system batteries are increasingly being tapped to power additional electronics such as telematics devices, fuel-level sensors, interior trailer lighting and other accessories. But that means batteries can go dead faster than ever. Solar power to the rescue.

July 28, 2017

Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Local Delivery

Route planning and optimization, scheduling, and complete visibility into a local delivery fleet are just some of the industry-specific benefits of a telematics solution.

July 27, 2017

New Connectivity, Analytics Options Coming for Detroit-Powered Trucks

Fleets of all sizes that are running Detroit powertrains are about to get access to several new tools that will make it easier to analyze the vast amount of data available from the truck – including not only engine fault code data, but also fuel efficiency and safety data.

July 13, 2017

Navistar OnCommand Telematics Now Available for Purchase

Navistar has made its integrated OnCommand Connection Telematics solution available for purchase. It includes OnCommand Connection Telematics, Advanced Remote Diagnostics, and Electronic Driver Log.

July 6, 2017

Phillips Connect Technologies Names Bill Ellis Managing Director

William Ellis has been named the managing director of Phillips Connect Technologies, a division of Phillips Industries that specializes in plug and play connectivity.

June 27, 2017

How Nine Energy Service is Coaching Drivers With In-Cab Video

Nine Energy Service decided it would go beyond the ELD mandate requirements, and is adding in-cab video to its telematics strategy. The oilfield fleet's Brett Quigley writes about its decision and how it's implementing the technology.

June 16, 2017

Kroger Cuts Collision Rate in Half with Video Telematics

The Kroger Co. has begun rolling out video telematics to its fleet of more than 1,200 tractor-trailers, and has already seen a significant reduction in collisions, handheld phone use, and unbelted drivers.

June 13, 2017

OnTerra Systems Updates Route Planning Software

OnTerra Systems and Bing Maps have introduced a new version of its RouteSavvy route planning software based on Bing Maps Version 8 that significantly increases the performance of this route planning tool designed for small to mid-sized fleets, according to the company.

June 9, 2017

Q. Can this device be installed on older trucks, specifically 1991 & 1999 Freightliners?

A. Installation varies by make, model, and year. The 1991 would require a 3 wire install as it utilizes a mechanical engine. A 3 wire install is an installation where we...

May 22, 2017

Noregon Launches Scalable Data Analytics Service

Noregon has announced the debut of its scalable Data Analytics service to help businesses turn raw data into usable information for improving operations.

May 10, 2017

Geotab Offers Accurate Readings of Momentum CNG Fuel Tanks

Geotab has announced support of compressed natural gas fuel level and temperature on all Momentum Fuel Technologies CNG fueling tanks and systems.

May 9, 2017

Mack Offers LR Model in 4x2 Configuration

Mack Trucks' low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack LR, is now being offered in a 4x2 configuration as a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection.

May 2, 2017

Q. What will happen during a roadside inspection when I have an ELD instead of a paper log?

A. Drivers are not the only ones who will have to adjust to ELDs. Law enforcement officials will need to be trained as well. Given the variety of automated onboard recording devices...

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