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July 11 2017

Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

<p><em>Screenshot via Nauto.</em></p>

Toyota has invested in Nauto, a Palo Alto-based company that has developed a distracted driving system for commercial fleets that monitors drivers and the road environment to increase safe driving.

Tags: Toyota, Distracted Driving, Video Event Recorders, In-Car Video, Nauto

June 29 2017

GM, MapAnything Partner to Increase Fleet Productivity

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

General Motors will offer a connectivity service powered by MapAnything, Inc. that combines telematics fleet management and customer relationship management to fleets in a subscription service, GM has announced.

Tags: OnStar, Productivity, Customer Service, General Motors, Sales Fleets

June 19 2017

GPS Insight Awarded NJPA Contract

GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored telematics solutions for government fleets, announced it has been awarded a contract to provide its telematics solutions to government agencies by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Tags: Telematics, GPS Insight, NJPA, NJPA Contract, Cooperative Procurement

June 14 2017

Michelin Moves into Telematics with NexTraq Acquisition

<p><strong>Michelin's acquisition of NexTraq will enhance the company's solutions for driver safety, fuel management and enhancing fleet productivity.</strong> <em>Photo: Michelin</em></p>

Michelin has announced its pending acquisition of NexTraq, an Atlanta-based provider of commercial fleet communications systems.

Tags: FleetCor Technologies, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, NexTraq, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 23 2017

N.M. Reduces Fleet, Turns Off GPS Devices to Cut Costs

Faced with budget cuts, the State of New Mexico has cut 50 vehicles from its fleet and turned off all GPS units in its fleet vehicles

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Reduction, New Mexico

April 25 2017

WEX Adds Driver Messaging to ClearView Platform

WEX Inc. of South Portland, Maine, has introduced its next-generation platform as ClearView Advanced, which adds features that help fleet managers better identify drivers who purchase expensive gasoline and send them messages.

Tags: Telematics, NAFA Institute & Expo, WEX, Big Data, Fleet Management Software, Drivers

March 21 2017

Wyoming DOT Pilots Connected Vehicles

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Lear</em></p>

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is purchasing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure roadside units and on-board units for its connected vehicle pilot program.

Tags: Pilot Program, Connected Vehicle Technology, Lear, Wyoming DOT, Telematics

March 10 2017

W.Va. County Considers GPS Purchase

Fayette County (W.Va.) is considering purchasing GPS systems in its fleet vehicles shortly after the Sheriff’s Department added GPS and WiFi services to 20 of its vehicles.

Tags: Telematics, Procurement, Elected Leaders

March 07 2017

GPS Insight Wins Customer Service Awards

<p><em>Photo courtesy of GPS Insight</em></p>

GPS Insight won the People’s Choice Stevie Award for Favorite Customer Service, Bronze for Customer Service Department of the Year, and Bronze for Font-Line Customer Service Team of the Year.

Tags: Telematics, GPS Insight, Customer Service

February 28 2017

Mack Launches Wireless Software Updates

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

Mack Trucks has launched Over The Air, which lets customers update software wirelessly to minimize scheduling disruptions and increase efficiency and uptime. The company is also offering a 30-day trial of Mack Fleet Management services with Telogis Fleet.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, software, Telogis, Mack Trucks

February 24 2017

Spireon Grows Profit 150% in 2nd Half of 2016

During the second half of 2016, Spireon Inc. experienced solid revenue growth while increasing profitability by 150%, the company announced.

Tags: Telematics, Spireon

February 14 2017

Chevin Launches Fleetwave on Geotab Marketplace

Chevin Fleet Solutions announced that its enterprise-level software, FleetWave, is available via the Geotab Marketplace, a source for open IoT fleet management solutions.

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Management Software, Geotab, Internet of Things, Chevin

February 13 2017

GPS Insight Launches ELD Solution

<p><em>Photo courtesy of GPS Insight.</em></p>

GPS Insight announced the launch of its new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution, which bundles an Android tablet hardwired to a GPS tracking device.

Tags: Telematics, GPS Insight, Hours of Service, ELDs

February 01 2017

Azuga's Asset Tracker Enhances Real-Time Visibility

<p><em>Photo of Azuga Asset Tracker Hardware courtesy of Azuga.</em></p>

Azuga has launched Azuga Asset Tracker, a fleet solution designed to enhance customers’ real-time visibility of assets, which will improve operations, reduce risk, and lower costs.

Tags: Azuga, Asset Tracking, Construction Fleets, GPS Tracking

December 21 2016

Mich. City Adopts Automatic Vehicle Location System

The City of Ann Arbor, Mich., has adopted a geographic information system (GIS) to keep better track of its fleet.

Tags: Vehicle Tracking, AVL, Work Order Management, City Fleets

December 19 2016

Route4Me Adds Route Optimization to Geotab Marketplace

<p><em>Screenshot courtesy of Route4Me.</em></p>

Route4Me, Inc. has added its software application to the Geotab Marketplace to provide dynamic route sequencing and optimization software integrated with Geotab's real-time vehicle tracking platform.

Tags: Geotab, Route Optimization, Fleet Management Software

December 13 2016

Nebraska to Track All Plow Trucks

<p><em>Photo via&nbsp;Nebraska Dept. of Roads</em></p>

The Nebraska Department of Roads is outfitting all of its 697 plow trucks with tracking technology that also monitors the amount of brine and salt they spread.

Tags: Telematics, Nebraska, Snow Removal, Winter Equipment

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

November 21 2016

Md. County Upgrades Plow Tracking System

<p><em>Photo via Flickr/Will Merydith</em></p>

Howard County, Md., will spend $44,000 to launch a new snow plow tracking system to replace one the county has used for more than a decade.

Tags: Public Works, AVL, Snow Plow

November 17 2016

MyGeotab App Added to Google Play Store

Geotab's MyGeotab fleet management software app is now available in the Google Play Store, the telematics provider has announced.

Tags: Geotab, Google, Mobile Apps

November 08 2016

How Will Verizon Integrate Acquisitions?

<p><em>Logos courtesy of Verizon and Fleetmatics.</em></p>

With regulatory approvals now in the rear-view mirror, Verizon must now decide whether to merge its three telematics companies as separate business units or merge them into Verizon Telematics.

Tags: Telogis, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon Networkfleet

November 02 2016

Telogis Adds Optimization and Automation Features to MRM Platform

<p><em>Photo: Telogis</em></p>

Telogis is adding a number of extensions to its Telogis Mobile Resource Management software platform designed to optimize and automate processes.

Tags: MRM, Telogis

November 02 2016

John Deere Adds Telogis Telematics for Equipment

John Deere will offer a telematics and asset tracking system with its heavy equipment under a new partnership with Telogis announced at the Telogis Latitude Conference in Dana Point, Calif.

Tags: Telogis, John Deere, Heavy Equipment, Asset Tracking

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 19 2016

Magellan Rolls Out Trio of Fleet Management Solutions

GPS navigation vendor Magellan has rolled out three fleet management solutions, including a rugged navigation device, hours of service compliance solution, and routing solution aimed at municipal fleets.

Tags: Hours of Service, Routing, Magellan, ELDs, City Fleets, Fleet Technology Expo

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