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Motorola adds Symbol TC70 mobile touch computer to lineup

Motorola Solutions, Inc.  has released an enterprise-class mobile computer running the Android KitKat operating system. It says the new Symbol TC70 touch computer combines the ease of use of a smartphone with purpose-built durability, reliability and performance ...

Kenworth adds virtual driver coach option to T680, T880 models

Kenworth has introduced a Driver Performance Assistant option for new Kenworth T680 and T880 models specified with Paccar MX-13 engines and automated transmissions. “Competition breeds improved performance. Kenworth’s Driver Performance Assistant is a built-in virtual driver’s ...

An office without walls: dispatch software goes mobile

In September, the entire office staff of Sweetland Transport left Michigan to attend a networking event in Nashville. While they were gone, paychecks still had to be filled, loads dispatched, and communication lines kept open ...

Video evidence: the next wave of driver scoring

Using technology to score drivers started the moment the automobile replaced the horse-drawn wagon. By the early 1920s many fleets were using mechanical devices to record time and miles and compare drivers' performance with route ...

Pegasus TransTech updates mobile scanning app

With the release of a new upgrade for Transflo Mobile+, Pegasus TransTech says its mobile document scanning application offers more options for drivers and carriers. “We want our customers to know that we are listening, and the new ...

AT&T creates new bundle of fleet products, cargo tracking device

AT&T announced a new portfolio of fleet management products at the American Trucking Associations’ annual MC&E conference, held Oct 4-7 in San Diego. AT&T supplies the voice and data cellular network used by many telematics and ...

Magellan adds electronic logging to truck navigation device

During the American Trucking Associations’ annual MC&E conference, held Oct. 4-7 in San Diego, Magellan--a company long known for its consumer GPS navigation devices--announced an expansion of its fleet product portfolio. The company has developed an ...

Orbcomm expands M2M platform to intermodal chassis

Orbcomm has made a number of big investments in the past few years. It acquired two of the largest providers of cold-chain trailer tracking systems, StarTrak and Par Logistics, and has developed new hardware capable ...

U.S. Bank adds free “lookup” service for freight bill payments

U.S. Bank announced that more than 5,000 people from motor carriers have signed up to use a new Freight Bill Lookup application added to its Freight Payments service since introduction in May. Freight Bill Look ...

Velociti creates subscription model for tech deployment services

Fleets have a lot to consider when evaluating onboard computers and other mobile technologies, not the least of which is how to deploy a system to maximize return on investment. During the American Trucking Association's annual ...

Zonar to offer GreenRoad driver monitoring app

Zonar has completed an agreement with GreenRoad to offer its real-time driver feedback and driver behavior monitoring application on the Zonar 2020 mobile tablet. The integration is expected to be completed in early 2015, said ...

PeopleNet upgrades in-cab scanning with Pegasus TransTech

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced an upgrade to its in-cab scanning capabilities in partnership with Pegasus TransTech. When using scanning services remotely, drivers can now scan and transmit critical transportation documents ...

Drivewyze weigh station bypass now available on Rand McNally TND760

Drivewyze announced at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition, held in San Diego Oct. 4-8, that the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass application is now available on Rand McNally’s TND 760 mobile fleet ...

Omnitracs adds in-cab scanning and more safety alerts to MCP 50

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems, announced the availability of its In-Cab Scanning application on the Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50). Additionally, the Critical Event Reporting  (CER) applications on MCP50 now supports speeding alerts ...

SmartDrive adds 4-camera option to driver safety system

During the American Trucking Associations annual management conference, held in San Diego on Oct. 4-8, SmartDrive Systems, a provider of video-based driving performance systems, announced new camera configuration options to obtain a 360-degree view of ...