Truck Fleet Management Technology and Maintenance
Efficiency assurance: Getting independent verification of equipment performance claims

To verify performance claims, especially those about fuel efficiency, a growing number of fleets and suppliers are turning to FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group. The not-for-profit engineering and research center for the North American trucking industry is now a benchmark for testing services in both in Canada and United States, working in cooperation with Natural

PIT Equipment Evaluation
Building a fleet technology program one piece at a time might be a smart approach

There’s no doubt that on-board tracking, mobile communications and vehicle based systems can provide an immense amount of useable and useful information. It is possible, however, to lose value by taking on too much too fast. “For some segments of the market,” says L. T. “Chip” Powell, director of U.S. operations at Blue Tree Systems,

Mobile Technology Program Fleets
Rand McNally announces integration with Strategy Systems

Customer requests for the Rand McNally TND 760 mobile fleet management solution has led to integration with Strategy Live software from Strategy Systems. Strategy Live is a cloud-based software solution for trucking and freight brokerage operations. With the integration, Rand McNally’s TND 760 device will provide truck location, driver availability and other metrics to dispatch

Trucking Moves America Forward fundraising effort underway

A fundraising effort for an industry-wide movement, centered on creating a positive image with policymakers and the general public, has been launched by the Allied Committee for Transportation (ACT 1). The campaign, called Trucking Moves America, initially includes creative materials, messaging, and social media links focused on how trucking technology has a positive impact on

Comdata enhances FleetAdvance

Release Two of FleetAdvance has been announced by Comdata for its fleet fuel transaction solution. The new version, according to the company, adds an opportunity analytics analyzer to provide insight into potential fuel savings and to help make more informed purchasing decisions. Comdata FleetAdvance provides real-time transaction data. With the analytics platform, FleetAdvance customers can

Noregon Systems releases JPRO Commercial Fleet Diagnostics 2013 v3

The latest JPRO software from Noregon Systems includes PACCAR MX engine coverage among other new features for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles. The supplier of PC-based diagnostic solutions is now providing JPRO Commercial Fleet Diagnostics 2013 v3 online to current JPRO license holders with an active support agreement. There software has an auto-update feature, which prompts

Baldwin Filters hosts Baldwin University

Baldwin Filters recently welcomed distributors to Baldwin University, a three-day filtration seminar, at its headquarters in Kearney, Nebraska. Distributors from the United States, Canada, Australia, Morocco, South Africa and Israel joined Baldwin employees from the United States, Australia, Brazil and Germany to learn more about filtration and Baldwin in the marketplace. Also during the seminar

GE Capital Fleet Services launches on-site and mobile maintenance support

Truck and specialty equipment fleet customers of GE Capital Fleet Services, through an agreement with Amerit Fleet Solutions, a provider of contract vehicle maintenance, can now take advantage of two new nationwide offerings through GE’s TruckVantage fleet management service. TruckVantage’s On-site Maintenance program brings technicians into customer shops to provide on-site fleet maintenance and oversight.

Vigillo introduces Athena Big Data Business Intelligence platform

The Athena Big Data Business Intelligence platform has been introduced by Vigillo LLC. Named for the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena is an open source web-based solution accessible through all types of devices that provides interactive dashboards and a report deployment scheduler. The initial Athena platform will launch with 12 basic channels focused primarily on

Stressless management of registrations, licenses and permits

One of the most helpful things a good fleet management application can do is track your official fleet documents—registrations, licenses and permits—virtually anything that has an expiration date. “You might have used a spreadsheet to keep track of these things or maybe a big 4- by 5-ft. calendar like I used to keep on my

Stressless management of registrations, licenses and permits
Improving profitability within fleet repair facilities

Shops can improve their productivity and profitability if these utilize outside repair and refinish sources by inquiring if they provide such Express Scratch Repair (ESR) services. This improves the shop’s productivity by having dents, scratches and other imperfections repaired at the same time other services are performed. It also gets equipment back on the road that

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Safety first at Verst: Driver and equipment initiatives at Verst Group Logistics are resulting in impressive safety performance

“When it comes to safety, we are best served by addressing behaviors, focusing on avoiding and preventing risk,” says Christopher Cusick, vice president, transportation at Verst Group Logistics. “We don’t need to spend time teaching drivers how to drive trucks.” Verst Group, headquartered in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, Ohio, corridor, is taking a multi-faceted approach to

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