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December 11, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Face-off: Two Sides of the Looming Mandate

Photo: FMCSA

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.

Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Mandate, ELDs

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

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

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.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

November 28, 2017 - Press Release

Geotab Launches Roadside Service Solution

Graphic courtesy of Geotab.

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

Tags: Telematics, Roadside Assistance, Geotab

November 27, 2017 - Press Release

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.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Service Fleets, Field Service

November 22, 2017 - Industry News

Fleetmatics to Move to New Dublin HQ

Photo courtesy of Fleetmatics/Verizon.

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

Tags: Telematics, Headquarters, Fleetmatics, Verizon

November 21, 2017 - Product News

Trimble Certifies ELD for Oil and Gas Services Fleets

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

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.

Tags: Trimble, ELDs, ELD Mandate, Oilfield Services

November 17, 2017 - Press Release

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.

Tags: Derive, Fuel Efficiency, New Hire

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

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

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

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.

Tags: SMS, Enforcement, ELDs, FMCSA, CSA, ELD Mandate, Citations

November 10, 2017 - Global News

Swedish Telematics Startup Automile Raises $34M

Photo: Automile

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

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Vehicle Tracking, Investment, Sweden, Telematics

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, MapAnything, Mobile Apps

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

More Than Half of Small Fleets Not ELD Compliant

Graphs courtesy CarrierLists

With less than six weeks until the Dec. 18 deadline for fleets to install mandatory electronic logging devices, it looks like there will still be a lot of smaller fleets who will be at risk for citations and fines – or who will give up on the industry altogether.

Tags: Drivers, ELDs, ELD Mandate

November 7, 2017 - Press Release

DonlenDriver Mobile App Adds Telematics Function

Donlen has added a telematics functionality to its mobile app offering, designed to improve safety and provide drivers with a way to view telematics data.

Tags: Telematics, Donlen, Fleet Management Companies, Mobile Apps, Safety

November 2, 2017 - Press Release

Terminix Implements Azuga Safety Tech in Fleet

Photo courtesy of Azuga.

Terminix Service Inc. has installed Azuga safety technology in over 300 fleet vehicles to improve fleet safety management and encourage safe driving behaviors.

Tags: Pest Control Fleets, Azuga, Safety, Telematics

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

Telogis Introduces Workforce Management Solution

Telogis, a Verizon company, has introduced a workforce management solution called Telogis Workforce that's designed to improve the workflow of mobile workers, the company announced at its annual Latitude conference in Dana Point, Calif.

Tags: Telematics, Software, Telogis, Route Optimization, Workforce Management, Verizon

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

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers

Having decided to grant part of a United Parcel Service request for a limited 5-year exemption from some provisions of the electronic logging device mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will now allow all motor carriers — not just UPS — and drivers to make use of two new temporary exemptions from the ELD rule.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, UPS, ELD Mandate, ELDs

October 19, 2017 - Industry News

Survey: Fleets Investing in Technology to Cut Costs

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In a recent survey of the transportation industry by Teletrac Navman, 39% of fleets named reducing costs as a top business goal in 2017.

Tags: Operating Costs, Telematics, Fleet Management Software, Survey, ELDs, Teletrac Navman

October 16, 2017 - Press Release

OnTerra Offers Route Planning Software Buying Guide

Photo courtesy of OnTerra.

OnTerra Systems has introduced a new, free route planning software buying guide for managers of small to mid-sized fleets.

Tags: OnTerra, Route Optimization, Telematics

October 16, 2017 - Product News

Geotab Registers ELD Solution with FMCSA

Geotab's electronic logging device (ELD) solution, Geotab Cloud ELD, is now registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the telematics provider announced.

Tags: Geotab, ELDs, FMCSA

October 10, 2017 - Product News

Fleetmatics Registers ELD as Self-Certified to Meet DOT Requiremenets

Fleetmatics, a Verizon Company, has registered its Fleetmatics Reveal LogBook Electronic Logging Device for Android with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: ELDs, Fleetmatics Logbook, Fleetmatics

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Truckers Take to the Streets to Protest ELD Rule

Screen shot, CBS Sacramento video

Truckers around the country -- including in the nation's capital -- gathered to protest the upcoming ELD mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

Tags: ELD Mandate, OOIDA, ELDs, Truck Drivers, California

October 4, 2017 - Product News

Telogis Enlists Former FMCSA Administrator to Verify ELD

Annette Sandberg Photo: TransSafe Consulting

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Association Administrator Annette Sandberg has verified that the Telogis Electronic Logging Device will meet federally mandated requirements, Telogis announced.

Tags: FMCSA, Certification, Hours of Service, ELDs, ELD Mandate

October 4, 2017 - Press Release

Telematics Provider Zubie Hires Former Fleet Exec

Udall

Telematics provider Zubie has hired Glenn Udall as its vice president of strategic partnerships and Chad Caswell as its chief technology officer. Udall held various fleet operations and procurement roles with Hertz.

Tags: Telematics, Hertz, Zubie, New Hire

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