Data Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Trailers have gotten smarter, but have fleets?

Where we’re at with trailer telematics.

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Where we’re at with ‘Right to Repair’ in the heavy-duty aftermarket

What truck data access and visibility means to the aftermarket.

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The biggest truck technology stories of 2022

Technology is changing the way all things operate. In the world of heavy-duty trucking operations, fleets are constantly looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. Now, technology is supporting processes that are automated, instantaneous and increasingly available to the trucking industry. With all of the developments, integrations, partnerships and product advancements, looking into technology progression

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Rand McNally expands its breakthrough vehicle telematics platform into new markets

Rand McNally, recently announced the expansion of its Rand Platform into additional field service markets. The API-first platform, which already counts Toyota, Avis, and Aramex as customers, has several new offerings tailored for field service customers, from small to large fleets, from construction companies to oil, gas, and mining operations. With a number of automated features that

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Paper Transport, Platform Science collaborate on driver experience

Platform Science, a connected vehicle platform, and Paper Transport, a for-hire truckload carrier and provider of brokerage services, recently announced a new collaboration to bring Platform Science’s innovative technology to Paper Transport’s entire fleet. Platform Science’s transportation solutions make it easier for fleets to develop, deploy, and manage mobile devices and applications on their vehicles.

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Truck driver workflow technology, detailed

Within the well-established ELD era, the next truck driver-focused technology mile marker seems to be planted firmly on the road to streamlining workflow beyond hours-of-service. At this year’s ATA MC&E, there was plenty of focus on how the driver interacts with the truck digitally–from digital vehicle inspection reports and logging lunch and break to integrating

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Dealing with medium-duty truck diagnostic differences

If both medium- and heavy-duty trucks roll into your bays on the regular, you’ve probably seen a difference in the way data is collected. Switching between different scan tools and service information can lead to a breakdown in communication. It takes the right type of equipment to get the information and data points you need

The reality of putting electric pickup trucks into your fleet

We’re all hyped about electrification possibilities, but the reality is a bit more sobering. Sure there’s a lot to consider in terms of application demand and infrastructure availability, but the commercial trucking industry is starting to answer those big questions that loomed a year or so ago when electric trucks were just starting to roll

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Verizon Connect Reveal is now available on GSA contracts

Government agencies are now able to purchase the Verizon Connect Reveal fleet management platform, through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program. Government agencies can now streamline processes, pricing and contracts by purchasing Verizon Connect Reveal on GSA contracts. Key benefits include pre-negotiated pricing, terms and conditions, reduced lead time required

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Peterbilt enhances SmartLINQ subscription process

Peterbilt announced enhancements to its SmartLINQ suite of connected services with a convenient new process for customers to manage their SmartLINQ subscription online through the PACCAR Solutions web portal. Using their existing PACCAR Solutions Portal access, customers can monitor, manage and renew their SmartLINQ subscriptions. Payments can now be made directly via credit card or ACH

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Geotab, Verizon Connect, Solera Fleet Solutions ABI Research’s telematics ranking

In its recent Commercial Telematics Competitive Ranking, global technology intelligence firm ABI Research found that Geotab remains the leader in overall rankings for the top global commercial telematics provider. For the third year in a row, Geotab secured first place overall and led in implementation. Since 2020, Geotab has grown its market share by around 40%, now

Road Ready introduces its next-gen connectivity platform

Road Ready unveiled its next-generation connectivity platform, Fus1on, an IoT solution optimized for cloud computing. Fus1on by Road Ready will serve as the new foundation for Road Ready connectivity solutions. The platform is designed to accept and integrate API feeds (a standardized approach that allows disparate apps to exchange data between one another at scale)

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