November 21 2016
Telematics provider GPS Insight has added their contribution to the Mannequin Challenge, a viral video trend in which people remain frozen in action while a camera records their poses.
Tags: GPS Insight, Social Media
October 31 2016
Toyota has formed a partnership with carsharing provider Getaround that could eventually find a place in commercial or government fleets that manage a portion of their vehicles as an in-house rental fleet.
Tags: Toyota, Carsharing, Getaround, Connected Car
October 25 2016
Scott Kincaid was recently named Charlotte Douglas (N.C.) International Airport’s first ever fleet manager to oversee fleet growth. He started on Aug. 1.
Tags: New Hire, Airports, City of Charlotte
September 29 2016
Lytx has introduced the Unisyn platform, a video telematics platform that lets users see, understand and act on fleet and field operations safety and efficiency challenges.
Tags: telematics, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video
September 14 2016
Chevin Fleet Solutions has adopted CalAmp’s telematics services for its fleet asset management software. This partnership allows Chevin to seamlessly integrate telematics data with its software.
Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, CalAmp, Big Data
August 25 2016
Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.
Tags: Rastrac, Magellan, ELDs, Hours of Service, Vehicle Tracking, Mapping
August 12 2016
Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Sierra Wireless has acquired fleet telematics provider GenX Mobile Inc. in a cash deal for $7.8 million, the company has announced.
Tags: Sierra Wireless, Mergers & Acquisitions
August 03 2016
Takeuchi-US has launched a new telematics system, Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM). TFM hardware comes standard on select excavators and track loaders in the Takeuchi lineup.
Tags: telematics, Fleet Management Software
July 04 2016
Denver International Airport is expanding its use of telematics this year in an initiative that would double the number of units equipped with the technology.
Tags: Grant Funding, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Snow Removal, Utilization, Airports
July 01 2016
The City of Daleville is considering adopting telematics to boost efficiency and productivity. Daleville's city council and water board have approved a trial period to test GPS tracking.
Tags: Vehicle Tracking, Elected Leaders, Fuel Management
June 16 2016
Mack Trucks has expanded its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics, providing real-time GPS location information as well as performance data.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, Omnitracs, telematics
June 07 2016
The City and County of San Francisco will equip nearly 7,600 fleet vehicles with a telematics system following preliminary approval from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that includes an exemption for police and fire vehicles following union objections.
Tags: City of San Francisco, Labor Unions, Elected Leaders, USA Fleet Solutions
March 08 2016
The new JDLink return on investment (ROI) estimator by John Deere is designed to quantify the value of keeping machines connected using JDLink telematics.
Tags: Off-Road Equipment, John Deere, Return On Investment
February 18 2016
Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR is acquiring video-based telematics supplier Lytx, Inc. for more than $500 million in an all-cash transaction, according to a release.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Lytx, Private Equity
February 10 2016
The City of San Diego has implemented CalAmp's vehicle tracking system GovOutlook across its fleet of approximately 4,000 vehicles to increase efficiency and productivity, the company has announced.
Tags: City of San Diego, CalAmp, Vehicle Tracking
February 02 2016
Mack’s integrated diagnostics and telematics product quickly diagnoses problems and automatically schedules dealer repairs, and confirms that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.
Tags: Mack Trucks, On-Board Diagnostic System, Mack TerraPro, Connected Diagnostics, telematics
December 21 2015
The City of San Angelo's (Texas) council has approved a $198,000 fleet telematics purchase, which includes initial hardware costs and an annual subscription of more than $131,000.
Tags: Networkfleet, Vehicle Repairs, Fuel Costs
December 11 2015
AT&T was awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) from the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Fleet Management to offer telematics to federal agencies.
Tags: AT&T, Federal Fleet, GSA Contracts
December 09 2015
Wyoming lawmakers are asking why a state agency is purchasing GPS units for 1,600 vehicles without first consulting them.
Tags: Networkfleet, Fuel Efficiency, Fleet Budget, State of Wyoming
December 07 2015
John Deere and Hitachi have launched a Fuel Advantage Program that aims to reward lower fuel consumption, provides quarterly reports to help operators improve fuel efficiency, and incentivize users to work closely with their dealers.
Tags: Off-Road Equipment, Fuel Efficiency, John Deere
November 23 2015
The Association of Equipment Management Professionals Education Foundation (AEMPF) has released a how-to book for fleets seeking the correct methods to integrate and adopt telematics into their fleet operations.
Tags: Association of Equipment Management Professionals, Software Integration, AEMP
October 23 2015
San Francisco-based Voyomotive plans to offer an OBD II controller that can provide an array of vehicle performance and diagnostics data to a user's smartphone as a lower-cost telematics solution.
Tags: Stop-Start, Vehicle Diagnostics, Crowdfunding Platform, OBDII Device, Silicon Valley
September 09 2015
Several Louisiana gubernatorial candidates have made state fleet reduction a focal point of their campaign platforms.
Tags: State Fleet, Fleet Reduction, Elected Leaders, Louisiana
September 04 2015
GPS Insight announced the release of the new GPS Insight Hours of Service solution enabling organizations with a paperless Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant system.
Tags: FMCSA, GPS Insight, HOS, Big Data
August 24 2015
The General Services Administration (GSA) has extended its contract with Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), a division of GPS software developer Teletrac, for five more years.
Tags: GSA, Fleet Management Software, Navman Wireless, FMS, Vehicle Tracking, Teletrac, gps tracking, Asset Tracking
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