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ELD Face-off: Two Sides of the Looming Mandate

With just a week to go until the much-debated electronic logging device rule kicks in on Dec. 18, HDT asked top officials of two trucking associations that have been outspoken in their support or criticism of the far-reaching mandate to weigh in on several key aspects.

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

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Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Geotab Launches Roadside Service Solution

Geotab is offering a service designed to reduce vehicle downtime via a comprehensive roadside assistance management solution.

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Geotab Adds Fleet365 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 to Marketplace

Fleet365 brings Geotab data into Dynamics 365 to provide an integrated fleet management solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365 field services customers.

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Fleetmatics to Move to New Dublin HQ

Fleetmatics will relocate its employees to a new campus-style headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, by the middle of 2018, the Verizon company announced.

Trimble’s eDriver Logs are designed specifically for fleets in the oil and gas industry.

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Trimble Certifies ELD for Oil and Gas Services Fleets

Trimble has self-certified its eDriver Logs solution for oil and gas services fleets to comply with the federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

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Derive Hires Executives to Grow Fleet Business

Derive Systems has hired Erica Fine as director of strategic sales for enterprise and Bob Bowe as senior director of business development to lead fleet sales and strategy, the company announced.

Derek Barrs, Florida’s chief of commercial vehicle enforcement, asked for a show of hands among the state enforcement people in the room if they were ready for the ELD mandate. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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ELD Violations Won't Count Against CSA Scores During Transition Period

Federal officials have taken another step to make the transition to mandatory electronic devices less painful. If drivers are cited at roadside for not complying with the ELD rule come the Dec. 18 deadline, the citation will be a “no points cite” that will not affect the Safety Measurement System that feeds into CSA scores – until April 1.

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Swedish Telematics Startup Automile Raises $34M

Automile has developed a vehicle tracker that allows customers to collect data on mileage, trips, and routes.

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LeasePlan to Offer MapAnything Apps for Fleet Telematics

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.

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