Telematics
Opinion

Opinion: The Financial Case for Technology Investment

It’s no secret that technology is rapidly changing the business of trucking. Electronic logging devices, automation, electric power and advancements in telematics are or may soon affect the way transportation companies plan, execute, compete and succeed.

Sean Maharaj | Director, Transportation Logistics and Retail Practices, AArete
May 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Fleets Implementing Tracking Technology to Fairly Reward Fuel-Efficient Drivers

PeopleNet Device PeopleNet device and driver (PeopleNet)

Advances in tracking technology are enabling fleets to better assess driver performance and fairly reward them for fuel-efficient driving.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Investors, Fleets Back Video-Based Telematics

SmartDrive camera SmartDrive Systems

A pair of recent events helped underscore the key role video is playing in fleet operations: Lytx, a video telematics provider, received a $700 million capital infusion from private equity firms; and Penske Logistics launched a video-based safety program in 2,800 of its heavy-duty trucks in its North America operations using equipment from SmartDrive Systems.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Fleets Rely on In-House, Outside Expertise to Keep Onboard Technology Up and Running

A Velociti technician works on in-cab technology A Velociti technician installs an onboard computer in a truck cab. (Velociti)

The rapid expansion of onboard technology — electronic logging devices, telematics systems and in-cab video — brings with it the challenge of servicing this equipment. Ensuring that repairs are handled quickly is essential to maximizing utilization and staying compliant with the ELD mandate.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
March 16, 2018
Business, Technology

Verizon Launches Fleet Telematics Division

The spread of fleet telematics through the trucking industry expanded with the official launch of Verizon Connect. Telecom giant Verizon Communications has put under a single brand its fleet and mobile workforce management software products.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2018
Business, Technology

New Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer Outlines Vision for Telematics Company

Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — New Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer said the company will remain open to further acquisitions as it pursues new ways to convert the ever-growing amount of data collected by fleets into deeper business insights.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 1, 2018
Government, Technology

Geotab Surpasses 1 Million Subscribers

Telematics provider Geotab Inc. announced more than 1 million vehicles are subscribing to its fleet management service, which began in 2006.

Transport Topics
February 26, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fuel Economy in Focus

CFI's Bill Miller helps a driver find fuel economy CFI’s learning and development specialist, Bill Miller (left), discusses telematics data from an onboard computer with driver Mike Wallace. Fleets are finding opportunities to improve fuel economy by tracking vehicle and driver performance data. (CFI)

For many fleets, onboard telematics has become an indispensable tool in the never-ending quest to improve fuel economy.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
February 12, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Truckers Benefit From Weather Forecasting Technology

Truck in snow TT File Photo

Increasingly sophisticated weather forecasting applications are helping fleets and drivers navigate around adverse weather conditions that could pose safety risks or delay the movement of freight.

Jim Romeo | Special to Transport Topics
September 18, 2017
Technology, Autonomous, Opinion

Opinion: Four Disruptive Technology Trends in Trucking

When it comes to the trucking industry, we deal with a pace of change that has been constant for years: changing fuel costs, increased regulations, driver shortages, etc.

Victoria Kresge | Vice President, NationaLease
August 21, 2017

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