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FourKites creates free tracking service for freight brokers

FourKites, a provider of freight tracking technology, introduced FourKites CarrierLink, a free mobile app and tracking service for small to mid-size brokers. Four Kites is a cross-platform tracking service that aggregates data ...

Full Circle TMS selects MacroPoint as default load tracking system

MacroPoint, creators of patented freight tracking software designed to give 3rd party visibility into load status by tracking the location of a driver’s mobile phone, including flip phones, or existing ...

MiX Telematics adds driver scoring module to fleet platform

MiX Telematics, a provider of fleet and mobile asset management systems, has added a driver engagement platform to its MiX Fleet Manager and MiX SafeDrive applications. MyMiX provides professional drivers with ...

PeopleNet recognizes customer innovations at user conference

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced the recipients of its 2015 Innovator of the Year Awards during its annual user conference, held Aug. 24-26. The ...

Simon Companies hires Rigby as CFO/COO

The Simon Companies announced that Blake Rigby is the new chief financial and chief operating officer of its rapidly growing transportation, logistics and technology businesses. Rigby comes to The Simon Companies ...

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Omnitracs compiles resources, tools in new Professional Services suite

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems, announced a new Professional Services suite which it describes as a compilation of tools, resources and services aimed at better serving fleets. "Our streamlined Professional Services ...

Progressive Insurance creates programs for trucker health

Progressive Insurance has made September Trucker Health Awareness month. The insurer will be holding live health and fitness events for truckers, adding trucker health tools to its website, and holding ...

American Central Transport increases pay for drivers that use event recorders

American Central Transport (ACT) announced a $0.02 per mile raise for drivers, and is tying the pay increase to the use of video event recorders. ACT began installing the Lytx DriveCam ...

The connected vehicle: work together or go at it alone?

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a 3-part series on connected vehicle technologies. Part I explored remote diagnostics and other joint projects between telematics companies and vehicle manufacturers. Truck, ...

Celadon extends contract with Omnitracs for trailer tracking

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced that Celadon has extended its contract for Omnitracs’ TT210 trailer tracking technology by three years. Celadon has been an Omnitracs customer ...

Stay Metrics aims to reduce early driver turnover with new research, predictive tools

Stay Metrics, providers of a driver engagement and research platform that motor carriers use to increase retention and identify root causes of turnover, announced a new set of products to give ...

Telematics in the driver’s seat of connected vehicles

Telematics and vehicles have a close relationship. You might call it a marriage of expediency. The manufacturers of trucks, trailers, engines and major components want visibility of their product performance in ...

VDO RoadLog ELD device expands options for OBD II installation

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, a global supplier of systems and components to automobile and truck manufacturers, and Electronic Logging Device technology to fleets and drivers, has expanded its VDO RoadLog ...

Internet Truckstop Group hires sales exec Bill Vitti

Truckstop.com announced that Bill Vitti has joined the leadership team of Internet Truckstop Group as the company’s new Chief Sales Officer. Vitti will lead all company sales and serve on the ...

Remote diagnostics: fringe benefit or killer app?

Remote diagnostics surfaced in the late 1990s when telematics systems linked up with electronically controlled engines to transmit fault codes to the office. In theory, this new conduit would prevent breakdowns ...