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Detroit Connect expands truck data reporting capabilities

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the introduction of two new connectivity services into its Detroit Connect portfolio – Detroit Connect Direct and a wireless in-cab device connection. Exclusive to the new Freightliner Cascadia spec’d with Detroit engines, these new services will expand communication and reporting capabilities and provide deeper insights for customers, the company

Great Dane, Decisiv announce partnership

Great Dane has announced a strategic partnership with Decisiv. This collaboration was established to enhance service and maintenance event management through data transparency. “Great Dane has chosen Decisiv as a technology partner to enable system connectivity and complete visibility around service events,” said Dave Durand, vice president of aftermarket at Great Dane. “As part of

Schneider, SkyBitz partner on next generation trailer, container tracking system

Schneider and SkyBitz have partnered to implement Schneider’s third generation trailer and container tracking system. The new generation system will make use of the SkyBitz Falcon GXT5002C, a solar-powered, GPS-based asset management device that SkyBitz says improves asset utilization and cargo visibility. The Falcon GXT5002C provides reporting on several critical data points, including arrival and

Three ways to power trailer-tracking telematics devices

In this article, we’ll discuss three types of power sources that are available with today’s trailer tracking solutions, and how to select the one that maximizes a trailer pool’s ROI.

Continental introduces ContiPressureCheck Solo TPMS system

Continental has introduced ContiPressureCheck Solo, a new stand-alone tire pressure monitoring system for trailers. The solution is expected to be commercially available by the end of 2018. ContiPressureCheck Solo notifies the driver of tire pressure issues in real time while keeping the trailer system completely separate from the tractor, offering fleets a solution to reduce

A hammer doesn’t swing itself: The evolving role of people, technology in truck service

Conal Deedy sits in a dramatically lit conference room within the Volvo Trucks Customer Center. Spotlights shine on technology innovations past, present and future—from today’s over-the-air engine reprogramming to a rarely seen scale model of a Volvo concept truck. As Volvo Trucks’ director of connected vehicle services, Conal is Volvo’s foremost voice on all things

Chevin introduces FleetWave Core

Chevin Fleet Solutions has introduced FleetWave Core, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) package designed to support essential fleet, maintenance and compliance management responsibilities. FleetWave Core is a pre-configured version of the company’s FleetWave software. “Core is comprised of all the key tools and reports that most organizations will need to run an effective fleet operation, and

AxleTech and the coming expansion of electrified solutions

First came the electric trucks; both production models (Fuso eCanter) and concepts (Cummins, Telsa, Nikola and Kenworth). Now, the electrified components segment is charged with launch energy. At the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, electrified solutions took center stage with Hyliion’s HE Drive Axle taking home the Jim Winsor

Telectrac Navman introduces Director Weather, providing real-time view of hazardous road conditions

Teletrac Navman has integrated with Weather Telematics to provide Director Weather, a tool within the Teletrac Navman Director fleet management platform that delivers real-time weather-based road conditions and predictive weather intelligence. This information is delivered up to six hours in advance so dispatchers can be advised of delays and safety risks. “What’s different from other

Telectrac Navman Director Weather
Continental partners with Vodafone on Internet of Things technology for tire pressure monitoring

Continental has partnered with Vodafone to bring Internet of Things (IoT) technology to its ContiConnect digital tire monitoring program. ContiConnect uses Vodafone’s IoT SIM technology to collect tire pressure data for commercial vehicle fleets, every time the trucks return to the fleet terminal, and display it in a mobile-friendly web portal that can be accessed

TMW launches Points of Interest feature for FinalMile solution

TMW Systems announced a new feature for its TMW FinalMile DRTrack solution. The new Points of Interest (POI) feature enables users to identify and save physical locations not associated with an address on a map as POIs in DRTrack, a fleet tracking and reporting tool that works with DirectRoute. The new feature is designed to

Over-the-air reprogramming from a fleet’s perspective

During the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit, Volvo Trucks put Jason Plumlee, director of maintenance for Saia, center stage to talk about his experience with remote updates. “Unscheduled down time is very disruptive to our operation,” Plumlee said. “We dual-purpose our tractors, and so our opportunity for scheduled maintenance