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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 of Ann Arbor

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, Snow Removal, Winter Equipment, State of Nebraska

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

September 29 2016

Spireon Launches Solar-Powered Trailer Tracking Product

Spireon Inc. announced its first solar-powered trailer and asset telematics solution, providing customers with a new way to gain location information and rich data around their trailers and assets.

Tags: Trailers, Spireon

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 26 2016

GPS Insight Ranked on Inc. 5000 List

Inc. magazine ranked GPS Insight number 3,668 with three-year sales growth of 85% on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Tags: GPS Insight, Recognition

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 17 2016

Ga. County Approves Vehicle Locators for Police

Chatham County (Ga.) Commissioners voted unanimously to place GPS locators in every vehicle of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's fleet.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Vehicle Tracking, Elected Leaders

August 15 2016

AT&T Launches Telematics Solution for Commercial Fleets

<p><em>Photo courtesy of AT&amp;T Partner Exchange.</em></p>

AT&T is rolling out a GPS-based fleet, asset and mobile workforce solution designed to help commercial fleets and other business customers track and manage vehicles, high-value assets, and mobile workers.

Tags: AT&T, AT&T Fleet Complete, Asset Tracking, Mobile Worker

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 04 2016

Spireon Touts 2016 First Half Growth

Spireon Inc. has achieved its 20th consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth, as the company added over 1 million new connected devices in the past year across its vehicle telematics segments.

Tags: Spireon

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

August 02 2016

Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Makes Telematics Giant

<p><em>Logos via Verizon and Fleetmatics.</em></p>

Verizon will control about 25% of the telematics market following its planned acquisitions of Fleetmatics and Telogis in moves that indicate steady growth ahead for fleet telematics use, a market expert said.

Tags: Verizon Networkfleet, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 01 2016

Verizon to Acquire Fleetmatics

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

Verizon Communications will acquire leading telematics provider Fleetmatics Group for $2.4 billion in a cash deal that will create a powerhouse telematics provider.

Tags: Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon Networkfleet

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 23 2016

Verizon-Telogis Deal Creates Top Telematics Unit

Verizon's acquisition of Telogis would create the second-largest telematics company in the U.S. in a deal that brings together complementary businesses, a leading telematics consultant said.

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

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