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Cummins diagnostics app now available through Geotab system

Geotab and Cummins announced that the Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management system. Geotab is among the first telematics providers to support Connected Diagnostics ...

Fleets say Comdata’s hotel network removes a ‘frustration point’ for drivers

FleetCor Technologies was already a fuel card provider when it bought Comdata from Ceridian in November, 2014, for the sum of $3.45 billion. It gained something new with Comdata — an ...

Going mobile: fleet cards becoming obsolete

Judging by the money it takes to acquire electronic payment providers, the technology has a bright future in the fleet market. As two examples, WEX purchased Electronic Funds Source (EFS) for ...

Omnitracs, Cummins gearing up for ‘over the air’ engine updates

Last August, John Graham sat down for coffee with Dr. Irwin Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm and the pioneer of satellite tracking and mobile communications in the trucking industry. The conversation lasted ...

Autonomous update: Obama, DOT call for $4B investment to ‘accelerate’ self-driving vehicle development

Following a bevy of major autonomous vehicle announcements last year, including the unveiling of the U.S.’ first road-legal Class 8 automated vehicle last May, I was left wondering, like many, ...

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New Frontier: The Changing Market of On-Highway Fleets

The last time you specified a new group of on-highway tractors did you start to ask yourself, “Where did all my choices go?” If you…

Tribe Express to equip 300-truck fleet with EpicVue satellite TVs

EpicVue, providers of an in-cab satellite TV package for the trucking industry, announced that Tribe Express is equipping its entire fleet with satellite TV to help retain drivers. After ordering 200 EpicVue ...

Omnitracs hires Brad Taylor to oversee data and Internet of Things offerings

Omnitracs has hired Brad Taylor to the role of vice president of data and Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions. Omnitracs develops a variety of mobile and cloud-based fleet management applications. In his ...

Watching the wheels: active tire pressure systems coming to drive axles

While tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) come standard in passenger vehicles, the aftermarket is the only storefront for heavy duty vehicles due to the unique challenges at play. Indeed, early attempts at making ...

HDA Truck Pride rolling out aftermarket telematics program

HDA Truck Pride announced Friday it has partnered with iMatics LLC on the commercial vehicle industry's first-ever aftermarket telematics program. The integrated platform delivers, according to Tina Alread, director of sales and ...

Study: ELD rule to increase sales of fleet GPS systems more than 20 percent

The number of GPS/wireless devices used to manage fleet equipment and mobile workers will expand from 8 million today to over 14 million by 2019, with annual hardware and service ...

Meritor Wabco releases update for Toolbox platform

Meritor Wabco has released an update for its PC-based diagnostic software, Toolbox. Stephen Hampson, president and general manager for Meritor Wabco, says Toolbox 12 includes expanded diagnostic capabilities and support for anti-lock ...

SmartDrive talks evolution of video, big data analytics with release of SmartIQ Suite

During his trucking career, safety expert Don Osterberg has seen how fleets use data to understand what is really happening. Some are more successful at it than others. On one occasion, ...

Omnitracs adds Driver Workflow 2.0 to its MCP50 in-cab platform

Omnitracs announced the availability of the Driver Workflow 2.0 application on its Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50). Driver Workflow 2.0 is application suite integration that enables direct access and data sharing to other ...

Peformance Food Group selects CarrierWeb for managing trucks and reefers

CarrierWeb announced that PFG Customized Distribution, a division of Performance Food Group Company (PFG), has selected its truck mobile communications and of reefer command and control systems. The CarrierWeb CarrierMate system will ...

Comedian Brian Regan joins lineup at Omnitracs’ user conference

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced that distinguished stand-up comedian Brian Regan will be the entertainer for the gala dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at its ...