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CalAmp Acquires Synovia for $50M

CalAmp Acquires Synovia for $50M

CalAmp has acquired Synovia Solutions from a private investment firm for $50 million as the Irvine, Calif.-based telematics hardware provider continues to expand into subscription services.

April 15, 2019

Lytx Rebrands Video Telematics Solutions

Lytx Rebrands Video Telematics Solutions

Lytx has relaunched its video telematics-based solutions into four offerings that help provide visibility, safety, and efficiency to the fleets who use them, according to the company.

March 14, 2019

Feds Validate Cybersecurity of Geotab Device

Feds Validate Cybersecurity of Geotab Device

Geotab's plug-in, connected telematics device has received validation under a federal cryptography standard that requires it to meet four levels of security to protect the transfer of data from the vehicle module, the telematics provider announced.

February 21, 2019

Future Telematics Will Come From the Factory: Verizon Connect

Future Telematics Will Come From the Factory: Verizon Connect

Vehicle tracking and other commercial connected-vehicle technologies will eventually be purchased when a fleet manager orders the vehicle from the manucturer and will come equipped with the vehicle rather than be added as an aftermarket solution, Verizon Connect's chief executive said at the annual Latitude conference.

October 24, 2018

Geotab Embraces Disruptive Technology Trends

Geotab Embraces Disruptive Technology Trends

Geotab's leaders have positioned the company to welcome technology mega-trends that will reshape the landscape for commercial telematics in the coming years such as connected vehicles, electrification, smart cities, and data-driven analysis, co-founder Colin Sutherland told attendees of Geotab Connect earlier this month.

June 19, 2018

Geotab Acquires EV Telematics Company

Geotab Acquires EV Telematics Company

Geotab has acquired FleetCarma, a Canadian telematics company that specializes in the management of electrified vehicles, the telematics provider announced at its Geotab Connect conference in Toronto today.

June 12, 2018

2019 Ram 1500 Goes on Sale

The 2019 Ram 1500, which is entering its 15th generation, will include a combination of three engines and three powertrains, including a 5.7L V-8, V-8 mild hybrid, 3.6L V-6 mild hybrid, and 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel.

April 20, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Details 2019 Sprinter's Telematics Offering

Mercedes-Benz will offer eight factory telematics packages with its third-generation 2019 Sprinter that allow fleet managers to better track preventive maintenance, routing, and driver behavior with the full-size van, the company has announced.

April 16, 2018

Medium-Duty Orders Fall 1.1% in 2016

Medium-Duty Orders Fall 1.1% in 2016

Orders of classes 5 to 7 vehicles declined 1.1% in 2016 after a strong December finish and have outpaced heavy-duty truck orders in part due to pent-up demand from government fleet purchasers, according to ACT Research.

January 10, 2017

Have Pickup Sales Peaked?

Have Pickup Sales Peaked?

Ford's decision to idle production of its F-150 pickup this week has followed several months of slowing demand in retail and fleet channels and may point to a larger trend in pickup sales.

October 20, 2016

USPS Awards $37.4M for Next-Gen Vehicle Prototypes

USPS Awards $37.4M for Next-Gen Vehicle Prototypes

The U.S. Postal Service has awarded $37.4 million in contracts to six vendors to provide 50 prototypes of a next-generation delivery vehicle that will be tested in various climates and locales.

September 21, 2016

USPS Adds Another 3,000 Ram ProMaster Vans

USPS Adds Another 3,000 Ram ProMaster Vans

FCA has started delivering another 3,339 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service in a second order that follows a 9,113-vehicle order last year.

September 8, 2016

Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Makes Telematics Giant

Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Makes Telematics Giant

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.

August 2, 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.

June 23, 2016

Diesel Truck Residual Values Rise With Mileage

Diesel Truck Residual Values Rise With Mileage

Diesel-powered pickup trucks sell for more than 30% of their gasoline counterparts after three years of fleet usage and return greater value with higher odometer readings, according to data from ADESA.

May 19, 2016

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