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KeepTruckin gets $18M in funding; plans to extend ELD telematics platform

KeepTruckin gets $18M in funding; plans to extend ELD telematics platform

Electronic logs and fleet telematics provider KeepTruckin is planning its next moves following an additional $18 million in Series B funding.

Konexial to launch integrated ELD and load matching platform

The My20 ELD product will bring load-matching opportunities to a driver’s mobile device with GoLoad.

Averitt Express deploys road-facing version of SmartDrive video system

Averitt selected SmartDrive Shield following a pilot program in which the company determined it was not yet ready for an integrated video-based coaching program.

Scout Logistics converts to Load Track platform; offers 24-hour quick pay to carriers that use

As of May 1st, 2017, all carriers that haul for Scout Logistics that use Load Track are qualified to receive free, 24-hour quick pay on loads.
Personal or business use? Tech helps fleets bring employee vehicle programs into compliance

Personal or business use? Tech helps fleets bring employee vehicle programs into compliance

Are you using the standard IRS mileage rate to reimburse employees for business miles? You might be paying too much.
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Swift Navigation develops GNSS receiver for transportation with pinpoint location accuracy

Swift Navigation develops GNSS receiver for transportation with pinpoint location accuracy

Automated parking, docking, yard management, platooning, autonomous driving and lane-level truck navigation are possible applications for the new technology.

Logistics arm of Werner Enterprises chooses MacroPoint for shipment tracking

Werner Enterprises will implement MacroPoint’s visibility platform for its North American logistics.
SmartDrive Systems adds multi-camera triggering, integration with McLeod Software

SmartDrive Systems adds multi-camera triggering, integration with McLeod Software

SmartDrive Systems added new multi-camera triggering capabilities based on high-risk maneuvers.
PeopleNet adds weather, media apps to Android version of ConnectedFleet platform

PeopleNet adds weather, media apps to Android version of ConnectedFleet platform

The new applications, myRoad and myMedia, give drivers information on road and weather conditions and allow the office to exchange multimedia files.
GreenRoad makes Drive smart mobility app available

GreenRoad makes Drive smart mobility app available

The new GreenRoad Drive smart mobility app effectively replaces the need for fleets to install hardware to have GreenRoad's technology-based driver safety system.
Air-Weigh develops touchscreen LoadMaxx trailer scale

Air-Weigh develops touchscreen LoadMaxx trailer scale

The updated LoadMaxx scale has an icon-based touch screen display with built-in LED alarm lights, dual-point calibration and high precision pressure sensor for accuracy.
3PL Choptank Transport chooses Load Track system from Trucker Tools

3PL Choptank Transport chooses Load Track system from Trucker Tools

Choptank Transport added Load Track to its freight tracking service options for more frequent location updates and precise tracking methods.
XTRA Lease to deploy SkyBitz trailer tracking system on 50,000 assets

XTRA Lease to deploy SkyBitz trailer tracking system on 50,000 assets

XTRA Lease is installing the SkyBitz GXT5000 solar-powered fleet management system on over 50,000 of its rental and leasing trailers.
Wherever drivers roam, part 2: companion mobile apps

Wherever drivers roam, part 2: companion mobile apps

The vast majority of truck drivers own smartphones, and are willing to use that technology to stay connected in ways make their workday easier.
Comdata develops mobile Comchek payments system for trucking

Comdata develops mobile Comchek payments system for trucking

With Comchek Mobile, funds can be transferred directly between parties by using IDs, in similar fashion to how funds are transferred using PayPal.