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November 21 2016

GPS Insight Offers Mannequin Challenge Video

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's Carsharing Partnership Could Fit Fleets

<p><em>Graphic of Toyota's Mobility Services Platform courtesy of Toyota.</em></p>

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

Charlotte Airport Hires First-Ever Fleet Manager

<p><em>Kincaid</em></p>

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 Offers Always-On Video Telematics With Unisyn Platform

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, CalAmp Partner for Integrated Telematics Data

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

Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Rastrac.</em></p>

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

Sierra Wireless Acquires Calif. Telematics Provider

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 Launches Telematics System

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 Airport Expands Telematics

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Denver International Airport.</em></p>

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

Ala. City to Install GPS Tracking in its Fleet

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 Offers Integrated Telematics Through Omnitracs

<p><em>Photo: Mack Trucks</em></p>

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

San Francisco Telematics Expansion Exempts Police

<p><em>Photo of SFPD patrol car via Wikimedia.</em></p>

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

JDLink Estimator Tool Quantifies Telematics ROI

<p><em>Screencapture courtesy of John Deere</em></p>

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

Lytx Acquired By Private Equity Firm

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

San Diego's Vehicle Tracking System Delivering Data

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 Offers Standard Telematics on TerraPro With MP Engine

<p><em>Photo: Mack</em></p>

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

Texas City Approves $198K Telematics Purchase

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

GSA Awards AT&T Contract for Telematics

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

Lawmakers Question Wyoming’s Telematics Purchase

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 & Hitachi Launch Fuel Reimbursement Program

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

AEMP Releases New Text: Telematics for Fleet Managers

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

Silicon Valley Company Offers Low-Cost Telematics Device

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Voyomotive.</em></p>

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

La. Gubernatorial Candidates Aim to Reduce State Fleet

<p>Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons</p>

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 Releases Hours-of-Service Solution

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

GSA Continues Partnership with Fleet Management Solutions

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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