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How to put telematics to work for your fleet

How quickly has GPS tracking, also known as telematics, adoption for commercial trucks advanced? Back in 2003, The U.S. Mobile Resource Management Systems Market Study estimated that less than 5% of U.S. fleet vehicles were equipped with telematics. Fast-forward to the 2016 study and that percentage has grown to approximately 30% equipped with telematics devices.

How quickly has GPS tracking, also known as telematics, adoption for commercial trucks advanced? Back in 2003, The U.S. Mobile Resource Management Systems Market Study estimated that less than 5% of U.S. fleet vehicles were equipped with telematics. Fast-forward to the 2016 study and that percentage has grown to approximately 30% equipped with telematics devices. That significant growth shows no signs of slowing down, as truck software technology continues to be integrated with increasingly sophisticated hardware.

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Watch Fleet Equipment’s On the Road webseries

Fleet Equipment is turning on its out-of-office messages, setting voice mails and hitting the road, cameras in tow, to talk to the industry’s best and brightest equipment manufacturers and bring you an inside look at trucking’s latest and greatest. We’re calling it Fleet Equipment’s On the Road, a video web series that follows our truck traveling

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Are you ready for the ELD mandate? This infographic might help

Omnitracs LLC has created an educational infographic, entitled “ELD Benefits Beyond Compliance,” to provide fleet managers and drivers with pivotal information about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) highly-anticipated electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate. In advance of the mandate publish date, the easy-to-read infographic sheds light on benefits of the pending government regulation, while

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Minimizer releases Slick Plate

Minimizer‘s new Slick Plate promises to get rid of grease. Made of poly plastic, the newest maintenance line product, the Slick Plate, removes the need for grease and prolongs the life of the fifth wheel. Less friction also makes for easier handling and maneuverability, the company explained. Related Articles – Big data is a BIG deal

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Kenworth Truck Co. announced that factory-installed Bendix ADB22X front and rear air disc brakes are now available for new Kenworth T370 medium-duty conventional trucks. Related Articles – CMA launches New Double Coin Tires mobile app – Bridgestone launches all-position steer radial – Mack delivers Capitol Christmas tree “Fleets and truck operators purchasing new Kenworth T370s can

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CMA launches New Double Coin Tires mobile app

Double Coin Tires and CMA, tire manufacturer and marketer, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Double Coin Tires mobile application available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones. Related Articles – Bendix offers tips for collision mitigation technology on slick roads – Lightning eMotors launches fleet planner, configuration tool – Trimble to acquire

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Bridgestone launches all-position steer radial

Designed for severe service and on-highway applications, the R244 All-Position Steer Radial Tire from Bridgestone Commercial Solutions was developed to meet the demands of dump truck and concrete mixer applications with trucks that spend a higher percentage of time in on-highway use. The tire’s wide base ribbed steer pattern, the company noted, performs in both

Mack delivers Capitol Christmas tree

After a journey of more than 5,000 miles, a Mack Pinnacle delivered the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree to the U.S. Capitol. The tree traveled from the Colville National Forest in the state of Washington to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, making stops in communities across the country. The 88-ft. Engelmann Spruce was hand-selected