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April 16, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Details 2019 Sprinter's Telematics Offering

Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz will offer eight factory telematics packages with its third-generation 2019 Sprinter that allow fleet managers to better track preventive maintenance, routing, and driver behavior with the full-size van, the company has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2019-MY

April 12, 2018 - Press Release

CalAmp Partners with TransUnion for Improved Vehicle Recovery

CalAmp is leveraging its stolen vehicle recovery system in a new partnership with TransUnion to help insurance carriers better manage risk, minimize replacement losses, and improve customer service.

Tags: Telematics, LoJack, CalAmp, Vehicle Recovery, Vehicle Theft

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

29% of Accidents Occur within 1 Minute of Max Speed

Photo of a car crash courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

A recent analysis of patterns in accident data finds that 29% of accidents happened within one minute of the driver reaching the maximum speed during their trip. The remaining 71% of accidents occurred within the first 10 minutes of reaching maximum speed.

Tags: Accidents, Geotab, Safety, Telematics, Research

April 5, 2018 - Product News

U.K. Telematics Provider Offers App-Based Product to U.S. Fleets

The Floow Limited, a telematics provider with officers in Detroit and the United Kingdom, has launched a telematics platform for commercial fleets that uses a driver's cellphone to allow insurance companies, fleet operators, and manufacturers to collect data about driver behavior.

Tags: Telematics, Insurance, Usage Based Insurance, Mobile Apps, Risk Management, Drivers

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Fleet Complete Developing Fleet Management Platform for GM Vehicles

Photo illustration courtesy of Fleet Complete.

Toronto-based telematics provider Fleet Complete will develop a connected fleet management software platform for OnStar-equipped General Motors vehicles under a new partnership with the manufacturer, the company has announced.

Tags: OnStar, Telematics, General Motors, Fleet Complete

March 29, 2018 - Industry News

Impact of Full ELD Enforcement: ‘A Firehose of Violations’

Everyone required to operate with an ELD will face “a firehose of violations” issued roadside by law enforcement, predicts Steve Bryan, president of Vigillo.

Not just the illegally unprepared may feel the shock starting April 1, when full enforcement of the electronic logging device rule kicks in. That’s because everyone required to operate with an ELD will face “a firehose of violations” issued roadside by law enforcement, predicts Steve Bryan, president of Vigillo.

Tags: FMCSA, Vigillo, ELD Mandate, TCA, ELDS

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 29, 2018 - Industry News

ELD Mandate: 10 Things You Need to Know as Full Enforcement Hits

Printing is one of several ways e-logs can be presented to enforcement officials during roadside inspections. Photo: Continental VDO

The "soft enforcement" period for the new electronic logs mandate is over as of April 1. Here are 10 things that can help you make sure you're legal.

Tags: U.S. DOT, Safety & Compliance, ELDS, ELD Mandate, Compliance

March 23, 2018 - Product News

Zubie Adds Driver Check-In Feature

Photo courtesy of Zubie.

Zubie has begun offering a Driver Check-In feature that allows fleet managers to track multiple drivers of a single fleet vehicle, the Bloomington, Minn. telematics vendor has announced.

Tags: Telematics, OBD-II Device, Zubie

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Nationwide Hires Commercial Telematics Director

Frey

Nationwide has hired Pete Frey as its commercial telematics director to develop and oversee a usage-based insurance program and connected business fleet platform, the insurer announced.

Tags: Telematics, Nationwide Insurance, New Hire, Zubie, Usage Based Insurance, Insurance

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Spending Bill Stretches ELD Exemption for Livestock Haulers

Updated: Livestock haulers will get a respite from complying with the electronic logging device rule thanks to the omnibus funding measure passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 23.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, EOBR, U.S. Congress, ELD Mandate

March 21, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Offers Wi-Fi, Connected Services on Older Vehicles

Photo of dealer technician installing FordPass SmartLink OBD-II device courtesy of Ford.

Ford is enabling owners of 2010 to 2017 model-year vehicles to add a Wi-Fi hotspot and telematics features through FordPass SmartLink, an OBD-II dongle available from dealers.

Tags: Wi-Fi, Ford, 2017-MY, 4G LTE, OBD-II Device

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Beverage Fleets on St. Patrick's Day Analyzed

Photo via Hongreddotbrewhouse/Wikimedia.

The demand for alcoholic beverages on St. Patrick's Day will keep distributors busy with these deliveries, and one telematics company has determined where the most demand could come from by analyzing its data.

Tags: Food and Beverage Fleets, Distributors, Verizon Connect

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

Least-Traveled Roads Named in Each State

Photo: Geotab

Alaska's Dalton Highway (State Route 11) has been named the most scenic and quiet route in the U.S., according to a new analysis from Geotab.

Tags: Alaska, Geotab, Traffic Congestion, Drivers, Safety

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

FMCSA, Teletrac Navman to Host ELD Q&A Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Teletrac Navman have announced a co-hosted webinar on top ELD industry questions taking place March 12.

Tags: FMCSA, Webinar, ELDS, ELD Mandate, Teletrac Navman

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 7, 2018 - Industry News

Verizon Connect Launches Field Service Product

Photo courtesy of Verizon Connect.

Mobile workforce solutions provider Verizon Connect announced the launch of Workforce, a new feature set designed specifically for the needs of fleet managers and fleet-based business owners. Workforce will make its industry debut at the Work Truck Show, which is being held this week in Indianapolis.

Tags: Telematics, Work Truck Show, Routing, Service Fleets, Verizon, Verizon Connect, Mobile Worker

March 6, 2018 - Press Release

Lytx Adds 300,000 Subscriptions in Three Years

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Lytx became the first company in the history of video telematics to sell 300,000 new subscriptions over a three-year period, reaching 500,000 total subscriptions, which is more than any other video telematics company in the world, according to the company.

Tags: Telematics, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video, Safety, Milestones

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

February 28, 2018 - Press Release

ELD Supplier FleetUp Raises $20M, Appoints CEO

FleetUp has raised $20 million in funding led by HUMAX, which has appointed as chief executive officer its corporate chief strategy officer and president of HUMAX Americas & China, Albert Son, the company announced.

Tags: ELDS, C-Suite, Equity Markets, New Hire, FleetUp

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Enforcement Kicks in for Real April 1

CVSA’s Kerri Wirachowsky speaking about ELD enforcement after the April 1 deadline. Photo: Jim Beach

Although the electronic logging device mandate went into effect in December, the full-enforcement of the rule – and all of its penalties – is fast approaching on April 1.

Tags: CVSA, Enforcement, Omnitracs, ELDS, ELD Mandate

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

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