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December 8, 2014 - Product News

NationaLease Releases Emergency Road Service App

NationaLease App for Android: via Google Play Store.

NationaLease released its Emergency Road Service Mobile App which gives drivers access to the service through smartphones and tablets. The app was created in a matter of weeks using the Snappii Mobility Platform which requires no code produce apps.

Tags: Information Technology, NationaLease, Mobile App

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Risk Advisors Renamed Omnitracs Analytics, New VP Named

According to the company the new business name “more accurately describes the business unit's core mission of developing a broad set of analytics offerings, clearly positioning the business as an essential component of Omnitracs' enterprise-wide suite of solutions for transportation and logistics.”

Tags: Information Technology, People, Omnitracs

November 11, 2014 - Product News

PreClear Bypass Service Available in North Carolina

Drivewyze announced that its PreClear bypass service was added in North Carolina making it the 30th state offering the mobile weigh station bypass service.

Tags: Information Technology, North Carolina, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh Stations

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

New Transportation Management Tool from J.B. Hunt

Credit: J.B. Hunt Facebook page.

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has rolled out a new self-service freight transportation management tool for customers using either desktop or mobile devices.

Tags: Information Technology, J.B. Hunt, Fleets

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Omnitracs Completes XRS Acquisition

Photo via Omnitracs.

Omnitracs completed its $178 million acquisition of fleet management software company XRS, the company announced. The company began the acquisition process in September.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, XRS, Mergers & Acquisitions, Omnitracs

October 29, 2014 - Product News

Telogis Introduces Fleet Analytics Tools at Latitude Event

Graphic courtesy of Telogis.

Telogis released several new tools for the company’s fleet analytics software at the Telogis Latitude event in Dana Point, Calif. These new tools included the Telogis For Field Service extension, the Dynamic Response Suite, and Telogis Sites.

Tags: Navigation System, Information Technology, Telogis, Vehicle Tracking, Industry Event

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Comments on ELD Registration Plan

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration took a step toward the pending electronic logging mandate with a notice about registering the devices log manufacturers will bring to market.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, Regulations, Hours of Service, Information Technology, Safety & Compliance, Drivers

October 20, 2014 - Product News

Teletrac Partners With Samsung for Drive App

Teletrac is partnering with Samsung Electronics America to host its fleet tracking and telematics software on the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet.

Tags: Information Technology, Fleet Management Software, Android, Teletrac, Samsung

September 29, 2014 - Product News

Mack, Telogis Activate New Compliance, Navigation Services Using Telemetry

Drivers can get continually updated road condition information through Telogis Navigation.

The new services enhance operations, reduce costs and increase safety for customers, and eliminate the need for aftermarket hardware purchases and installation costs for Macks built recently.

Tags: Telematics, Navigation System, Telogis, Mack Trucks, Safety & Compliance, Information Technology

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

TMW's Wangler Talks Trucking Changes

TMW Systems president David Wangler addresses attendees at the company's Transforum user conference in Nashville. Photo: Jim Beach

More than 1,900 trucking company executives, driver managers, dispatchers, IT managers and other personnel were on hand for TMW Systems’ Transforum 2014, the company’s annual user conference.

Tags: TMW Systems, Information Technology, Mobile Apps, Events

September 16, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Launches Premium Certified Used Truck Program

The Volvo Used Truck Search: via Volvo Trucks.

The new Volvo Premium Certified truck program inspects and reconditions used Volvo trucks for resale.

Tags: Information Technology, Volvo Trucks, Used Trucks, Truck Warranty

September 15, 2014 - Industry News

McLeod Software CEO Highlights Connected Concept

To be successful in the future, trucking companies, 3PLs and brokers need to run connected companies where data flows freely within their company and without. Tom McLeod, founder and CEO of McLeod Software, discussed this topic with customers attending the company’s annual user conference in Washington, D.C. Sept. 14-16, a concept McLeod called “the connected enterprise.”

Tags: Information Technology, McLeod Software

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

FTR, Internet Truckstop Team up for Analysis of 'Big Data' from Load Transactions

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

FTR and Internet Truckstop announced a new strategic partnership to bring FTR's analysis and forecasting skills to bear on the "big data" collected by the freight-matching technology provider.

Tags: Information Technology, Internet Truckstop, FTR, Spot Freight, Big Data

September 2, 2014 - Industry News

Omnitracs to Acquire XRS in $178 Million Deal

XRS allows users to operate the system on a wide variety of mobile devices, such as this Motorola smartphone.

Omnitracs, the original pioneer of tracking and communications in the trucking industry, announced it's buying XRS Corp., which led the industry in going to a mobile platform using the bring-your-own-device strategy.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Vehicle Tracking, XRS, Smartphones, Mergers & Acquisitions, Omnitracs

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Researchers Working to Bring Road Signs into Vehicles

Photo: VTTI

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are in the early stages of an idea to move stop and yield signs from the side of the road into the car itself, where a dashboard screen will automatically alert the driver of what actions to take, if any.

Tags: Safety, Information Technology, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Connected Vehicle Technology

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

PeopleNet Celebrates 20 Years, Looks to the Future

Famed ESPN sportscaster Dick Vitale closed out the 2014 PeopleNet User Conference opening session. Photo: Stephane Babcock

ESPN sportscaster Dick Vitale closed out the conference's opening session, which was filled with looking back on the company's 20-year history and looking forward to what it has to offer clients now and in the near future.

Tags: Conference, Video Event Recorders, PeopleNet, Events, Information Technology

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Trimble Invests in Shipping Software Provider 3GTMS

A strategic alliance between Trimble Navigation Limited and 3GTMS Inc. will help TMW customers manage complex 3PL challenges.

Tags: Fleet Management, Information Technology, Trimble, 3PL, TMW Systems

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

New Subscription Service Offers Trucking Company, Shipper Information

Photo via Data Driven Shipping

Data Driven Shipping has launched a subscription service for finding and downloading trucking company and shipper information online.

Tags: Online Tool, Data Driven Shipping, Information Technology, Shippers

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

Omnitracs To Hold Outlook User Conference in 2015

Photo via Omnitracs.com

Omnitracs announced the fleet management software and telematics company's first joint user conference, called Omnitracs Outlook 2015.

Tags: Roadnet Technologies, Sylectus, Omnitracs, Information Technology, Events

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

Drivewyze Nearing 400 Locations with Weigh Station Bypass Service

The Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has been added in Georgia, making it the 26th state to offer the mobile-based truck weigh station bypass service.

Tags: Information Technology, Drivewyze, Weigh Stations

August 1, 2014 - Industry News

Vikas Jain Moves to Zonar from Omnitracs

Vikas Jain appointed as COO of Zonar. Photo: Zonar

Vikas Jain, formerly an executive with Omnitracs, has been named the new chief operating officer for Zonar.

Tags: Zonar, People, Omnitracs, Vikas Jain, Telematics, Information Technology

July 22, 2014 - Industry News

Former Omnitracs Executive Norm Ellis Named I.D. Systems COO

Ellis will be responsible for I.D. Systems' operations, including sales, marketing, customer service, implementation and support for the company’s wireless machine-to-machine asset management systems.

Tags: Information Technology, I.D. Systems, People

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

Orbcomm Launches First Phase of New Generation of Satellites

Orbcomm this week successfully launched six next generation OG2 telecommunication satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, to provide faster data systems to customers and increasing the company’s overall network capacity for customers in trucking and other fields it serves.

Tags: Information Technology, Orbcomm

July 11, 2014 - Industry News

Two Companies Team Up for Independent Contractor Insurance Enrollment, Management

EBE Technologies, a developer of enterprise business process management applications for the transportation industry, has partnered with TrueNorth Companies, a risk management solutions provider to the transportation industry, to create OverDrive.

Tags: Drivers, Insurance, Information Technology, Independent Contractors

July 10, 2014 - Industry News

Electronic Signatures Now Allowed on Driver Logging Programs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revised its guidance regarding hours of service logging software programs on laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones, to allow for digital driver signatures.

Tags: FMCSA, Information Technology, Hours of Service

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