Volvo owners using the Volvo Asist service management platform can now access essential case information through the new Volvo Asist mobile app. Volvo Asist is a web-based tool that allows customers to monitor vehicle status, receive electronic estimates, approve repairs, issue purchase orders, and communicate directly with Volvo Trucks’ North American dealer network. “The Asist
Fleet Complete and Phillips Connect Technologies have announced a strategic partnership that will connect Phillips’ TrailerNet system with Fleet Complete’s cloud-based Connvex platform. According to the companies, this integration will equip fleets, OEMs, and suppliers with immediate and actionable visibility into all smart components on their trailers. Utilizing the advanced Connvex platform, Phillips Connect Technologies
Among the many telematics platforms available to fleet managers today are several that are dedicated specifically to trailers, and trailer tracking in particular. So why is investing in telematics for trailer tracking worth it for fleets? And what can these telematics platforms do for them? FE asked around. “Telematics platforms provide valuable information on trailers’
The cost of unplanned service for your trucks can add up in a hurry. You may have found yourself thinking: My fleet would be much better off if I could have known in advance that this would happen. That brings us to today’s topic: predictive maintenance.
One notable advantage of trucking technology is the opportunity to level the playing field between large and small fleets. You might be familiar with the story of the Moneyball Oakland A’s (of book and movie fame), who overcame significant disadvantages in resources compared to their MLB competition by taking advantage of the data available to
TireStamp Inc. has launched a new dashboard that provides users of the company’s TireVigil cloud TPMS monitoring system with information about the savings they are achieving. The calculations are based on the fleets’ own tire maintenance performance data and costs. This dashboard complements the existing Maintenance Dashboard that visually summarizes a fleet’s tire maintenance performance
Noregon announced the launch of the JPRO Certification program. The program is now available for technicians to increase their skillset and earn official certification for JPRO, Noregon’s diagnostic and repair solution. According to Noregon, the certification program offers seven content modules, with each module focusing on a major aspect of JPRO’s functionality. Each module includes
Magellan announced it has released the iOS version of its Electronic Logging Device (ELD). The FMCSA-compliant ELD is now available in both iOS and Android versions. “Our research shows a large portion of owner-operators use iOS mobile devices,” said Mark Perini, vice president of fleet business for Magellan. “It is important to us that we
Detroit Connect Remote Updates are now available for the new Freightliner Cascadia spec’d with Detroit engines. With Remote Updates, fleets can now make over-the-air engine parameter changes on one or more trucks and download Detroit Diesel Electronic Control (DDEC) reports without having to physically touch the vehicle. “Our goal is to help trucks stay on
Morey, an electronics and telematics manufacturing company, launched its MC-4 and MC-4+ devices, designed to log and store diagnostic, power and locational data for single and mixed fleets. The MC-4 is designed to connect backend operations with fleet assets. Compatible with any Class 1-8 vehicles, the device allows fleet managers to better understand their vehicles and
Chevin Fleet Solutions has unveiled a new data collection app, FleetWave Forms. According to Chevin, FleetWave Forms is a flexible tool allows users to custom-build data collection forms, and is built to replace manual or paper-based data collection form using mobile phones or tablets. Chevin’s form building software allows system administrators to create customized data
Continental announced that its VDO RoadLog ELD platform has successfully completed data transfer testing with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The VDO RoadLog ELD confirmed compliance with ELD mandate regulations by effectively demonstrating its ability to transfer data to an authorized enforcement official’s PC via a wireless internet connection and locally via USB 2.0.