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April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Volvo Names Ohio Dealership North American Dealer of the Year

S&S Volvo dealer principal Todd Schaub (right of center) and wife Lynn Schaub (center) receive the award for the 2017 Volvo Trucks North American Dealer of the Year from (left to right) Bruce Kurtt, senior vice president of sales for Volvo Trucks North America, Chris Gossler, regional vice president northeast U.S. region and Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. Photo: Volvo

S&S Volvo, of Lima, Ohio, was honored for its outstanding performance in a number of key areas, including sales and support for other dealerships.

Tags: Telematics, American Truck Dealers, Volvo Trucks, Customer Service, Truck Dealer of the Year, Parts and Service, Truck Dealers

March 29, 2018 - Product News

Geotab, Garmin Offer ELD Bundle

The Geotab Garmin ELD bundle includes the Geotab Cloud ELD, Garmin Fleet 790 tablet, HD dash camera, LTE connectivity, vehicle charger, and suction cup mount. Photo: Garmin

Telematics provider Geotab has begun offering the Geotab Garmin ELD Bundle, which it says is a driver-friendly and durable solution for ELD compliance that helps fleets improve productivity, increase driver safety, and strengthen compliance.

Tags: ELDs, Geotab, Garmin, Telematics

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Mack Connect Offers Suite of Fleet Productivity Tools

Mack says its Experieince Managment approach reduced the time it took to address outstanding customer service issues by as much as 50%.

Mack has updated its Mack Connect suite of productivity management tools, which it highlighted during a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show, along with introducing an Anthem truck configurator tool and discussing customer experience surveys.

Tags: Telematics, Productivity, Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, MATS, Connected Vehicles

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ram to Offer Verizon Connect-Powered Factory Telematics

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Ram Commercial will offer a comprehensive telematics package from Verizon Connect on select Ram commercial vehicles as part of a partnership with the connected vehicle provider announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Telematics, Ram Truck, Verizon, Verizon Connect

March 6, 2018 - Product News

Volvo Announces Remote Powertrain Programming Capabilities

Remote Programming allows Volvo customers to perform over-the-air powertrain software and parameter updates anywhere in the U.S. and Canada where a cellular connection is available. Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo customers can now remotely update powertrain configurations on select engine and truck models.

Tags: Telematics, Volvo Trucks, TMC, Remote Updates

March 6, 2018 - Product News

Mack Announces Over The Air Remote Powertrain Updates

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates. Photo: Mack

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates.

Tags: Telematics, TMC, Mack Trucks, Remote Updates

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Peterson Introduces Pulse Intelligent Trailer System

Pulse brings not only controls and detects real-time status of vital trailer systems but also alerts drivers and fleet managers via wireless communications. Photos: Peterson

Peterson wants to make fleet trailers as smart as today’s technology-rich tractors, and it has introduced the PetersonPulse intelligent trailer system, bringing CAN-bus technology and telematics capability to trailers.

Tags: Telematics, TPMS, ATIS, Peterson Manufacturing, TMC

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Verizon Connect Combines Three Mobile Workforce Solutions

Photo courtesy of Verizon Connect.

Verizon Connect has launched as the integrated business entity that's the product of $5 billion in investments, including acquisitions of several connected vehicle providers, Verizon has announced.

Tags: Telematics, Branding, Verizon, Verizon Connect

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Dana Updates Rhombus TireAnalytics

Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 is a cloud-based platform that identifies and analyzes tire wear trends to predict maintenance issues that can be pre-emptively addressed to minimize downtime and establish optimal timeframes for scheduled replacement. Photo: Dana Incorporated

Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 is a cloud-based platform that identifies and analyzes tire wear trends to predict maintenance issues that can be pre-emptively addressed to minimize downtime and establish optimal timeframes for scheduled replacement.

Tags: Telematics, Tires, Mobile Apps, Dana Incorporated

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Phillips Offers Update on Ultimate Connected Smart Trailer

Phillips Connect Technologies provided the update today during a press conference held in conjunction with the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit. Photos: Jim Park

Phillips Connect Technologies provided the update today during a press conference held in conjunction with the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit.

Tags: Telematics, Trailers, TMC, Phillips Industries

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Rush Service Connect Now Allows Maintenance Tracking, Analysis

RushCare Service Connect now allows fleets to easily track maintenance costs.

Mega truck dealer group Rush Enterprises is doubling down on fleet uptime with its RushCare Service Connect communications platform, taking it beyond a tool for real-time communication between the dealers and fleet customers into a maintenance tracking and management system.

Tags: Maintenance, Telematics, Maintenance Costs, TMC, Rush Enterprises, VMRS

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

Omnitracs Celebrates Platform's 30th Anniversary

Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer, speaking in Nashville. Photo: Jim Beach

At its user group conference in Nashville, Omnitracs is marking the telematics platform’s debut in the trucking industry 30 years ago.

Tags: Omnitracs, Anniversaries, Telematics, Fleet Management Software

February 26, 2018 - Product News

AT&T Integrates Geotab Tracking Platform into Fleet Management Solution

AT&T's Fleet Managment solutions have integrated Geotab's fleet tracking platform. Photo: AT&T

AT&T has integrated Geotab’s fleet tracking platform with the company’s fleet software solutions portfolio to create a comprehensive fleet management platform for enterprise and government.

Tags: AT&T, Fleet Management Software, Geotab, Software Integration, Telematics

February 23, 2018 - Press Release

Geotab Surpasses 1M Subscribers

Graphic courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab has surpassed 1 million subscribers, which makes it one of the fastest growing global telematics providers. After launching its solution in 2006, Geotab has seen an average of 116% annual subscriber growth over the last 10 years, according to the company.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Internet of Things, Milestones

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

Omnitracs Taps Former BNSF Logistics President as CEO

Ray Greer

Omnitracs has appointed industry veteran Ray Greer its chief executive officer; he takes over for John Graham, who served as CEO since 2013.

Tags: Leadership, People, Omnitracs, Telematics, C-Suite, New Hire, BNSF

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Paragon Enhances Routing, Scheduling Software

Photo courtesy of Paragon

The update seeks to make it easier for U.S. fleet managers to adapt to the trend toward electric, natural-gas, and hybrid-powered delivery vehicles.

Tags: Sustainability, Fleet Management Software, Paragon Software Systems, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Routing, Telematics

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Photo of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Telematics, Global

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

Verizon Honors Truckers with Holiday Dinner and Concert

Photo courtesy Verizon Telematics

Verizon Telematics hosted a pop-up event on Dec. 14 at the Whiskey Pete’s Truck Stop in Primm, Nev., to bring holiday cheer and gratitude for truckers.

Tags: Telematics, ELDs, Christmas, Verizon, Drivers

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

Photo: Enterprise Truck Rental.

Enterprise Truck Rental is now offering Enterprise Telematics. Powered by Geotab, the telematics solution provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Enterprise Holdings, ELD Mandate, ELDs

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

LeasePlan to Offer MapAnything Apps for Fleet Telematics

Logo: LeasePlan

LeasePlan USA will roll out a telematics offering to fleets under a new partnership with geo-productivity software provider MapAnything that will offer integration of contact management, OnStar, and an electronic logging device application, according to the fleet management company.

Tags: Telematics, Productivity, Fleet Management Companies, LeasePlan, Mobile Apps

November 3, 2017 - Product News

Road Ready Telematics Available on Wabash Trailers

Photo: Truck-Lite

The Truck-Lite Road Ready smart trailer system is now available as an option on Wabash dry and refrigerated van trailers.

Tags: LED Lighting, Telematics, Truck-Lite, Wabash, Trailers

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Nominee Martinez Committed to ELD Rule

Martinez

President Trump’s nominee for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in Senate testimony that he will not delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate that starts to kick in on Dec. 18, less than seven weeks from now.

Tags: ELDs, ELD Mandate, FMCSA, Donald Trump, Telematics

October 30, 2017 - Industry News

Verizon Telematics Expands Offerings

Andrés Irlando, Verizon Telematics CEO, speaks at the 2017 Latitude conference. Photo courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon Telematics has become the largest provider of built-in telematics and mobile applications for commercial vehicles and has moved closer to rebranding its product offerings for its customers, CEO Andrés Irlando told an audience gathered at the annual Latitude conference.

Tags: Telematics, Telogis, Fleetmatics, Verizon, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Events

October 24, 2017 - Product News

PeopleNet Launches Four Products at MC&E

PeopleNet announced the debut of four products designed to improve fleet security, safety, and efficiency at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

Tags: Telematics, Vehicle Diagnostics, PeopleNet, Scanning, ATA MC&E, Backup Cameras

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

Telogis Offers Telematics Through Ford SYNC

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Commercial and fleet customers who purchase a Ford vehicle with SYNC Connect will be able to access Telogis telematics services through the vehicle, the telematics vendor announced at its Latitude conference.

Tags: Ford, Telematics, Ford F-150, Telogis, 2019-MY, 2020-MY

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