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July 23, 2015 - Product News

GuardDog Connect Telematics in 25,000 Mack Trucks

Cresson, Texas-based 3 Star Daylighting recently took delivery of the 25,000th Mack truck model equipped with Mack GuardDog Connect. Photo via Mack

Mack Trucks has activated its GuardDog Connect integrated telematics solution in more than 25,000 models since the product launched in 2014.

Tags: Telematics, Mack Trucks, Diagnostics

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Invests in Telematics Provider Zonar

Daimler Trucks North America announced that it has become a minority investor in Zonar Systems as part of a long-term strategic partnership.

Tags: Telematics, Virtual Technician, Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America, Information Technology

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Wins TU-Automotive Connected Fleet Award

TU-Automotive recently named Mack Trucks its 2015 Commercial Vehicle Maker of the Year. Photo courtesy of Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks was awarded the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Maker of the Year Award by TU-Automotive at the TU-Automotive Detroit Awards ceremony in Novi, Mich.

Tags: Telematics, fleet management, Mack Trucks, Awards

June 5, 2015 - Industry News

Big Data Generated $93 Million in Trucking Last Year

Big data analytics generated $93.9 million in revenue in the trucking industry in 2014, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan, which projected that amount would grow to $1.6 billion by 2022.

Tags: Frost & Sullivan, Big Data, OEMs, Market Research, Telematics, Information Technology

May 26, 2015 - Product News

Webtech Wireless Signs $4.7M Fleet Contract

Photo via Webtech Wireless

Webtech Wireless has signed a $4.7 million contract with a major U.S. fleet customer for an upgrade to its Webtech Driver Center software.

Tags: Webtech Wireless, eLogs, Telematics

May 20, 2015 - Industry News

CarrierWeb Names New Head of U.S. Operations

Jim Gamache, the newly appointed president of CarrierWeb's U.S. operations. Photo: CarrierWeb

CarrierWeb has appointed James B. Gamache as president of its U.S. operations, taking over the role from R. Fenton-May.

Tags: Telematics, People, eLogs, CarrierWeb

May 8, 2015 - Industry News

OEM-Provided Telematics Platforms Could 'Disrupt' Industry

Matthew Pfaffenback, director of telematics, Daimler Trucks North America, speaks at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit. (Photo courtesy of Able Communications)

OEM powertrain integration will ultimately positively disrupt the telematics industry, according to Matthew Pfaffenback, director of telematics, Daimler Trucks North America, speaking at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit.

Tags: OEM, ALK Transportation Technology Summit, Telematics, Daimler Trucks North America, Diagnostics

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Quality Carriers Opts for PeopleNet Telematics for Bulk Fleet

Quality Carriers has integrated PeopleNet technology platforms into approximately 2,500 of its tank trucks.The company is a subsidiary of Quality Distribution, Inc., which is a provider of bulk transportation services in North America.

Tags: Telematics, PeopleNet, Bulk Tank

April 21, 2015 - Product News

NationaLease/Decisiv Deal Aims to Improve Uptime

NationaLease announced an agreement with Decisiv to provide its customers with fleet tracking and reporting capabilities. The maintenance platform will be called NationaLease Fleet 20/20.

Tags: Telematics, Maintenance Management, NationaLease, Decisiv

April 9, 2015 - Product News

Dossier Updated With Cloud Services

Dossier Systems has announced the release of Dossier v.6.4, the latest version of the software with cloud-based features.

Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Cloud-Based Technology, Dossier

March 30, 2015 - Industry News

OEMs Partner with PeopleNet and Omnitracs

PeopleNet and Omnitracs recently announced exclusive deals with original equipment manufacturers Peterbilt, Kenworth and Cummins to provide telematics and diagnostic tools for the companies.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Technology, Paccar, Peterbilt, PeopleNet, Omnitracs, Remote Diagnostics, Telematics, Connected Vehicle Technology

March 25, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Launches Diagnostics and Productivity Tools

The Nav+ HD system. Photo via Kenworth

Kenworth will begin offering Trucktech+ and Nav+ HD technology products designed to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity.

Tags: Telematics, Kenworth, Technology, Vehicle Diagnostics, Navigation System, MATS, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 24, 2015 - Product News

International’s OnCommand Truck Diagnostics Now Standard

International Truck announced improvements to its OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system at the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Telematics, Vehicle Diagnostics, Information Technology, International Trucks

March 16, 2015 - Product News

Mack's GuardDog Connect Monitors mDrive Transmissions

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks will be using its Mack GuardDog Connect integrated telematics system to monitor critical fault codes for trucks equipped with Mack mDrive automated manual transmissions.

Tags: Telematics, Technology, Mack Trucks, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive

March 3, 2015 - Product News

Ford Rolls Out Global Telogis-Powered Telematics Platform

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Telogis, Ford, Analytics, Fleet Metrics, Telematics, Information Technology

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Teletrac Merges with Navman Wireless

Teletrac and Navman Wireless have merged into a single telematics company, the two recently announced.

Tags: Telematics, Navman Wireless, Teletrac, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 20, 2015 - Product News

Knight Chooses Zonar Tablet for Telematics Platform

Photo courtesty of Zonar

Knight Transportation has chosen the Zonar 2020 Mobile Tablet as the new telematics platform for its fleet.

Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Knight Transportation, Tablets

February 10, 2015 - Industry News

Omnitracs User Conference Kicks Off With a Bang

John Graham, CEO Omnitracs LLC, welcomes attendees to the company's user conference which opened in Dallas Feb. 8. Photo by Jim Beach.

Omnitracs, LLC, hosted its first global user conference in the company’s new hometown, Dallas, Feb. 8-11, kicking off with a rousing drum line performance.

Tags: Telematics, Omnitracs, Routing, fleet management

January 12, 2015 - Industry News

Swift Deploys Telematics System on New Dry Van Trailers

Swift Transportation announced that it would partner with Spireon to bring GPS-based trailer tracking and management to dry van trailers added in 2015.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Spireon, Trailer Tracking, Swift Transportation, Trailers

December 18, 2014 - Industry News

E-log Vendors Busy Implementing HOS Changes

Vendors are busy updating their hours-of-service applications in  response to recently HOS rule changes. (Photo courtesy of Telogis)

The recently enacted change to drivers hours-of-service rules, scrapping parts of the restart provision adopted in July 2013, has prompted telematics and e-log providers to hustle out updates to their hours-of-service applications.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Compliance, E-logs, Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart

December 9, 2014 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo Open Joint Uptime Center

Customer Uptime agents take calls at the the joint Mack/Volvo Uptime Center recently opened in Greensboro, N.C. Photo by Jim Park.

The joint Mack and Volvo Uptime Center brings all of the companies' aftermarket experts under one roof, where the support people and their expertise can get immediately to work on a customer downtime problem.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Dealers, Telematics, Downtime

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 23, 2014 - Industry News

Isuzu, Telogis Agree on Connected Vehicle Pact

Isuzu Commerical Truck of America and Telogis have entered into an exclusive collaboration to develop connected vehicle products and services. Photo: Isuzu

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Telogis to improve the overall ownership experience for Isuzu customers.

Tags: Telogis, Connected Vehicle Technology, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Medium-Duty Trucks, Telematics

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 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

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