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
Business, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Begins Selling Telematics Service

Navistar OnCommand Connection John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Navistar International Corp.’s OnCommand Connection Telematics product is available for purchase, as scheduled, after being introduced in March.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Telematics Providers Going Mobile to Expand Capabilities Outside of Cab


The mobile device revolution, started by the release of the first Apple iPhone 10 years ago this summer, has transformed the way fleets communicate with their drivers. For many years, fleet telematics relied solely on proprietary, fixed-mount units in the cab to serve as driver interfaces, but today many telematics vendors offer fleets the ability to communicate with their drivers through mobile devices, ranging from personal smartphones to proprietary tablets that can be easily removed from the cab.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
May 29, 2017
Fuel, Business, Technology

Engine Makers Emphasize the Power of Telematics Support for Customers

Joseph Terry/TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Engine makers, two of whom also build heavy-duty trucks, emphasized the powerful role of telematics in delivering customer support as they announced service-related features.

Roger W. Gilroy and Jonathan S. Reiskin | Staff Reporters
March 6, 2017
Fuel, Business, Technology

Teletrac Navman Launches New Unified Telematics Platform

Teletrac Inc. and Navman Wireless

Fleet-tracking companies Teletrac Inc. and Navman Wireless announced a new telematics platform that combines their two product lines into one offering for customers. 

Transport Topics
July 19, 2016
Fuel, Business, Technology

Geotab Introduces Rugged Telematics Device


Telematics provider Geotab introduced a telematics device, Go Rugged, intended for harsh outdoor environments and developed for fleets with industrial heavy-duty and service vehicles.

Transport Topics
June 30, 2016
Fuel, Business, Technology

Volvo, Mack Offer Telematics IT with Omnitracs

Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Group’s two North American truck making units, Mack and Volvo, said they are offering the option to link their remote diagnostic systems with communications services from Omnitracs with the goal of providing fleet managers with more information on safety and operations.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2016
Fuel, Business, Technology

Magtec to Offer Software Integration With Telematics Providers

Magtec Products Inc.

Magtec Products Inc. announced that it has formed a new venture to integrate its anti-theft and driver-management software with major global telematics providers.

Transport Topics
October 8, 2015