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Truck telematics are transitioning to forward-looking business intelligence solutions

  Truck telematics are transitioning from historical data “analytics” to “business intelligence” platforms that not only gather data from what the truck has done, but also incorporate data outside of the truck—everything from current and future road conditions and construction to predicted traffic and weather patterns—into a predictive and pervasive model that will tell you

A conversation with new Zonar CEO Ian McKerlich

Last year was a big one for Zonar. In October, Continental purchased a majority stake in the fleet management technology provider. Then in December, the company announced Ian McKerlich as the new chief executive officer as a part of a planned leadership transition. Fleet Equipment Editor Jason Morgan caught up with McKerlich to find out

Vnomics introduces True Fuel Score

Vnomics Corp. announced a new balanced driver scoring model for True Fuel, its standalone, OEM-agnostic fuel optimization solution. The new scoring model, “True Fuel Score,” includes distinct, normalized assessments of driver fuel efficiency in three key areas—engine control, speeding and idling—as well as a blended overall “True Fuel” score. True Fuel Score presents a composite

EROAD announces Max Speed Alert fleet management feature

EROAD has announced Max Speed Alert, a new feature of its fleet management solution that supports safe driving. “Max Speed Alert provides notifications of excessive speeding so safety and fleet managers can take swift action to protect drivers, the public, and their business,” said Gail Levario, vice president of strategy and market development at EROAD. “This

Why leveraging truck telematics leads to better fleet control

Telematics can best be described as a type of information technology that deals with the long-distance transmission of computerized information; it gives fleet managers a way to keep their “eyes” on trucks and cargo on the road. Over the last several years the technology has become a key component for more comprehensive fleet management and

Technology solutions for a streamlined food service supply chain

Before food lands on a grocery store shelf, a kitchen counter or a restaurant table, it embarks on a journey that may span thousands of miles while changing hands multiple times. Fleets involved in transporting food throughout this supply chain journey have one common goal: ensuring that products are moved safely and efficiently. Fortunately, a

Connected truck service management: Cutting downtime for service and repairs

For fleets and service providers, connected vehicles are bringing about new challenges as well as opportunities to enhance service management and improve uptime. “When we can provide real-time information about an issue and the severity
of the issue detected, it provides actionable information to the fleet manager,” says Conal Deedy, director of connected vehicle services for

How truck manufacturers are making vehicle connectivity a value proposition

Uptime, fuel efficiency and safety remain top goals for fleets as they strive to make better, more informed decisions that will have a positive impact on their operations. “As they look for the insight needed to achieve those goals,” begins Greg Treinen, sales and marketing manager of connectivity at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), “fleets

Saving time and money: What onboard telematics can do for you

According to Maria Sotra, vice president of marketing for Geotab, “Fleet managers are continuously searching for new ways to minimize operating expenses, manage total cost of ownership, and increase profitability. Geotab’s open platform fleet management solution enables businesses of all sizes to make significant improvements in the areas of safety, productivity, regulatory compliance, fleet optimization

Dana introduces aftermarket e-commerce website

Dana Inc. has introduced an e-commerce platform that streamlines the identification process of the company’s automotive and commercial-vehicle replacement parts portfolio and connects service technicians around the world with Dana’s aftermarket parts distributors. The platform will allow users to search for and accurately identify replacement parts, locate a qualified distributor, and request quotes. For aftermarket distributors, it combines

MyGeotab app now available for iOS

Geotab has announced the release of an Apple iOS compatible version of the MyGeotab app. The MyGeotab app makes it easier for fleets to manage productivity, safety and vehicle status even when they’re on the go, according to the company. Now, fleet managers can quickly and easily see the data they need in a format they are

ARI introduces Vendor Locator

ARI has introduced its Vendor Locator, which allows users to search ARI’s vendor database by name, type, profile and services offered. It also allows a user to limit the search to a specific mile/km radius up to 25 miles/km from a specific location. This can help both fleet managers and drivers in finding  the right vendor quickly and

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