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Omnitracs partners with PrePass Safety Alliance on integrated solution

Omnitracs and the PrePass Safety Alliance announced a new partnership that allow fleets to bypass weigh stations through the Omnitracs One platform. Weigh station bypass information will be available with all other fleet activity, on a converged platform, the companies say. Per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, preliminary inspections cost a fleet five minutes

Omnitracs publishes data on distracted truck driving

Omnitracs has published new data on distracted driving in the trucking industry. These insights come from aggregated and anonymized data from the SmartDrive advanced video-based analytics platform. According to Omnitracs, the data analysis clearly demonstrates that the most distracted drivers are less safe overall, commit significantly more fundamental driving errors and drive faster than the

Omnitracs unveils new logo

Following the 2020 acquisition of SmartDrive, Omnitracs has recently launched a rebrand, including a new logo. According to the company, The new logo is a shutter made up of six “z” figures in the shape of an “O” to encompass the company’s focus on workflow, compliance, safety, productivity, data analytics, and routing and dispatching. For

Omnitracs, ERoad partner to address inconsistencies in commercial vehicle inspections

Omnitracs and ERoad, a transportation technology services company, have announced the completion of a newly updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Inspection Bulletin on U.S. Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). Omnitracs, in partnership with ERoad, identified a need to revamp the current Inspection Bulletin on U.S. Electronic Logging Devices that was penned in 2017, concurrent with

Navistar adds new partnerships with telematics, fleet management providers

Navistar International Corp. has announced Gateway Integrations, a collection of software integrations with telematics and fleet management providers. Navistar says Gateway Integrations are designed to reduce fleet costs, simplify data transmission and streamline access to fleet management and compliance solutions by using Navistar’s factory-installed telematics device as a gateway to streamline software solutions without the

Omnitracs announces intent to acquire SmartDrive

Omnitracs, LLC and SmartDrive have entered into a definitive agreement for Omnitracs to acquire SmartDrive. “By integrating SmartDrive’s unparalleled transportation intelligence platform, video safety hardware and risk analysis service offering with the Omnitracs One platform, we can deliver a converged solution built on AI and ML that redefines the future of commercial transportation today. Real-time

Why outdated mobile technology is causing truck driver dissatisfaction

The inherent success of the trucking industry relies heavily on the technology that the driver is using. While transportation adopted mobile technology early in comparison to many other industries, today these tools are outdated and ineffective, making the drivers’ job harder instead of easier. Many companies have significant “technical debt” that’s accumulated over a long

Omnitracs names new chief customer officer

Omnitracs, LLC has appointed Pam Marion as chief customer officer. In this role, the company says Marion will lead the customer success and support organization and will oversee all customer initiatives including migrations and implementations, support and technical operations, as well as other large programs. Prior to joining Omnitracs, Marion served as chief customer success

Omnitracs, McLeod Software extend partership

Omnitracs, LLC has announced an integration with McLeod Software. The integration with the McLeod LoadMaster transportation management system (TMS) will enhance the interoperability of the Omnitracs One platform, the company says. The company says the Omnitracs One platform was designed with a flexible, open API ecosystem that ensures that customers have access to capabilities and

Spotting trends in truck data and making short-term decisions

Using data is all about action; making better decisions faster. And speed is of the essence as market shifts happen quickly during the Coronavirus pandemic. There are plenty of variables in play, but you have an edge—data! (Of course you’re hearing that from this data-obsessed FE editor.) I get it, it’s hard to parse through

Spotting trends truck data making short-term decisions Omnitracs
How data can influence your best drivers to stick around

Every morning you grab your cup of coffee and scroll through your telematics dashboards, soaking up the fresh data and deciding how to put it to use today. Here’s something to consider: Every bit of data you have on your fleet can be relevant to driver retention and recruitment. Your drivers are concerned about the

How data relates to driver retention

Data has more to do with driver retention than you might first think. In fact, there are lots of ways you can use your data to influence your best drivers to stick around. ELDs, data and driver retention ELDs can be a huge boon to driver safety, route optimization, driver recognition and overall communication, says