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GCR launches Commercial Truck Tire Finder

GCR Tires & Service, a commercial tire and service network operated by Bridgestone Americas, announced the launch of its Commercial Truck Tire Finder, a digital tool that allows customers to quickly find products that meet their tire needs. The GCR Commercial Truck Tire Finder provides users with both product-specific and guided search options. The guided

What fleets need to know as we march toward full ELD Mandate compliance

If you haven’t already, it’s time to start looking for an ELD solution now. Here are three things to consider when shopping around for an ELD.

Digital paperwork and the ELD Mandate

According to Brian Belcher, co-founder of LoadDocs, a mobile application that integrates with most major ELDs to streamline supporting documents while achieving full compliance, the FMCSA makes it clear that supporting documents are needed to validate On-Duty Not Driving (ODND) time and broadly verify HOS compliance for audits. “The silver lining here is the mandate

Conquering Paperwork with ELDs
Janam to launch rugged smartphone

Janam Technologies has launched the XT100 rugged touch computer. According to the company, the XT100 packs the power and performance of an industrial rugged mobile computer in a slim smartphone design and is built to survive demanding work environments. Features of the XT100 highlighted by the company include: Support for the Android 6 operating system; A

Penske Truck Leasing digitizes truck fleet preventive maintenance processes

Penske Truck Leasing announced that it has implemented fully digital and voice-directed truck fleet preventive maintenance processes for its fleet of more than 266,000 vehicles. According to Penske, this digital preventive maintenance approach improves accuracy and consistency while also reducing and eliminating paperwork, and ensuring documentation and compliance with regulations. “Our approach uniquely positions Penske

Three steps to ELD implementation on the eve of out-of-service enforcement

The Dec. 18, 2017, effective date for the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has come and gone, but fleets are beginning to realize that it didn’t mark the end of the ELD saga—it was the beginning of a new ELD era. The next mile marker on the road toward the mandatory use deadline is April

Is predictive maintenance a reality? What’s your prediction?

In February 2017, I checked in with a few telematics and remote diagnostic providers to get a handle on predictive maintenance and asked the question: Is predictive modeling able to reliably impact fleet maintenance costs? The answer was, “not quite.” Cut to September when Navistar announced its OnCommand Connection Live Action Plans, a feature that

Volvo Trucks outlines engine remote programming vision

Volvo Trucks put its focus on Remote Programming as the next major innovation to drive vehicle uptime during the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. First introduced in 2017 for model year 2018 Volvo trucks with Volvo’s factory-installed connectivity hardware, Remote Programming allows Volvo customers to perform

Mack details GuardDog Connect improvements, expands Mack Over the Air

Mack Trucks has fully launched Mack Over the Air, a remote service that enables customers to update software remotely without disrupting their schedules. Mack originally announced Over the Air in September of 2016, and thus far has made it available to 20 customers and about 3,500 vehicles. Mack says that so far the average time for

Verizon Connect introduces Workforce fleet management solution

Verizon Connect has introduced Workforce, a fleet management solution that the company says can help operations and fleet managers plan, monitor, dispatch, capture form data from the field, and communicate with customers. Workforce is available in three plans: Essential, Enhanced and Ultimate, which are designed for customers based on different levels of need. The Workforce

Ram and Verizon Connect partner on factory-installed telematics solution

Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) and Verizon Connect announced a partnership in which Verizon Connect will provide a factory-installed telematics solution for Ram commercial vehicles. The solution will be called Ram Telematics powered by Verizon Connect. Verizon Telematics and its associated companies recently rebranded as Verizon Connect; you can read more about that here. Verizon Connect

Verizon rebrands its telematics offerings as Verizon Connect

Verizon has announced the integration of all of its telematics offerings under one new brand, Verizon Connect. Former brands within Verizon’s connected vehicle portfolio including Verizon Telematics, Fleetmatics and Telogis have all been rebranded as Verizon Connect. Fleets with vehicles that have Verizon Telematics, Telogis and Fleetmatics solutions will now be able to view all

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