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December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

November 22, 2017 - Industry News

Fleetmatics to Move to New Dublin HQ

Photo courtesy of Fleetmatics/Verizon.

Fleetmatics will relocate its employees to a new campus-style headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, by the middle of 2018, the Verizon company announced.

Tags: Telematics, Headquarters, Fleetmatics, Verizon

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

LeasePlan to Offer MapAnything Apps for Fleet Telematics

Logo: LeasePlan

LeasePlan USA will roll out a telematics offering to fleets under a new partnership with geo-productivity software provider MapAnything that will offer integration of contact management, OnStar, and an electronic logging device application, according to the fleet management company.

Tags: Telematics, Productivity, Fleet Management Companies, LeasePlan, MapAnything, Mobile Apps

October 30, 2017 - Industry News

Verizon Telematics Expands Offerings

Andrés Irlando, Verizon Telematics CEO, speaks at the 2017 Latitude conference. Photo courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon Telematics has become the largest provider of built-in telematics and mobile applications for commercial vehicles and has moved closer to rebranding its product offerings for its customers, CEO Andrés Irlando told an audience gathered at the annual Latitude conference.

Tags: Telematics, Telogis, Fleetmatics, Verizon, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Events

October 24, 2017 - Product News

Telogis Introduces Workforce Management Solution

Telogis, a Verizon company, has introduced a workforce management solution called Telogis Workforce that's designed to improve the workflow of mobile workers, the company announced at its annual Latitude conference in Dana Point, Calif.

Tags: Telematics, Software, Telogis, Route Optimization, Workforce Management, Verizon

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

Telogis Offers Telematics Through Ford SYNC

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Commercial and fleet customers who purchase a Ford vehicle with SYNC Connect will be able to access Telogis telematics services through the vehicle, the telematics vendor announced at its Latitude conference.

Tags: Ford, Telematics, Ford F-150, Telogis

October 4, 2017 - Press Release

Telematics Provider Zubie Hires Former Fleet Exec

Udall

Telematics provider Zubie has hired Glenn Udall as its vice president of strategic partnerships and Chad Caswell as its chief technology officer. Udall held various fleet operations and procurement roles with Hertz.

Tags: Telematics, Hertz, Zubie, New Hire

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

Photo courtesy of T-Mobile.

T-Mobile will offer a cloud-based fleet management telematics system called SyncUP FLEET this fall under a partnership with Geotab, the wireless provider announced.

Tags: Geotab, T-Mobile, Cloud-Based Technology, OBDII Device, Telematics

September 8, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Activity Spiked Ahead of Irma

Graphic of Hurricane Irma forecast via NOAA.

The activity of the more than 33,000 commercial vehicles equipped with a Geotab telematics system increased 360% in the state from Aug. 23 to Sept. 6.

Tags: Geotab, Big Data, Hurricane Irma, Hurricanes

September 6, 2017 - Press Release

ITS Compliance Rebrands as Fleetworthy Solutions

ITS Compliance, a provider of cloud-based compliance services and solutions to the transportation industry, has rebranded to Fleetworthy Solutions, the company has announced.

Tags: Compliance, Cloud-Based Technology, Branding

August 30, 2017 - Industry News

Harvey Nearly Halts Commercial Fleet Activity in Houston

Photo of a flooded Houston on Aug. 27 Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard.

Heavy flooding from what is now Tropical Storm Harvey has disrupted commercial fleets in the Houston area, as corporations and fleet management companies have begun reaching out to their employees and fleet drivers to ensure their safety and assess damage to fleet vehicles.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricanes, Natural Disaster, American Red Cross, Element Fleet Management

August 14, 2017 - Product News

Element Introduces Connected Data Service

Element Fleet Management has introduced a vehicle data service known as Connected Data that delivers feeds such as odometer reporting, vehicle diagnostics and driver behavior data such as speeding and harsh braking, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: OnStar, Fleet Management Companies, Element Fleet Management

July 27, 2017 - Press Release

Azuga Partners with Allstate For Roadside Assistance

Stills from the Azuga FleetMobile app courtesy of Azuga.

Azuga will now offer roadside services for fleet clients of Signature Motor Club, which is an Allstate company.

Tags: Allstate, Vehicle Tracking, Azuga, Mobile Apps

July 13, 2017 - Product News

Donlen Adds OnStar Feed to Telematics Product

Donlen's DriverPoint Telematics solution will now receive data from General Motors' OnStar system to improve efficiency, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: Telematics, Donlen

July 11, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

Screenshot via Nauto.

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 14, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Moves into Telematics with NexTraq Acquisition

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

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

Tags: Michelin, FleetCor Technologies, NexTraq, Mergers & Acquisitions

April 26, 2017 - Product News

Telogis Spotlight Delivers Metrics to Workforce Managers

Courtesy of Telogis.

Launching in May, Telogis Spotlight will be a free for fleet managers, supervisors, and company executives.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Telogis, Mobile Apps, Telematics

April 25, 2017 - Product News

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

April 20, 2017 - Press Release

Fleetio Offers Vehicle Tracking Mobile App

Birmingham, Ala.-based Fleetio has introduced Fleetio Drive, a smartphone app that helps fleets track a vehicle's location and driver behavior, the company has announced.

Tags: Fleetio, Vehicle Tracking, Mobile Apps, Location-Based Services, Telematics

April 6, 2017 - Press Release

Geotab Opens Platform To Third-Party Telematics Devices

Geotab has launched its Third-Party Device plan, which allows customers to bring a third-party telematics device and enjoy the advanced notifications, reporting, dashboards, and data analytics offered by the MyGeotab software, according to the company.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Data Integration, Big Data

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

How Telematics Data Overload Multiplies in Fleets With Several OEMs

Graph courtesy of WEX.

Fleet managers will find it exponentially more difficult to interpret and utilize telematics data the more variety of vehicle brands they add to their fleet, according to new data and analysis from WEX Inc.

Tags: Telematics, Data Overload, WEX

March 15, 2017 - Press Release

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, LYTX, First Responders, In-Vehicle Video, Telematics

March 2, 2017 - Industry News

GM Fleet Partners with Spireon on Telematics Solution

Using General Motors’ OnStar hardware, Spireon will offer a customized version of its FleetLocate fleet management system to GM fleet customers starting in May 2017.

Tags: OnStar, Telematics, Telogis, General Motors, Spireon, Commercial Link

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

Azuga Gives Safe Driver, Fleet Manager Awards

Photo of Robert Workheiser (center) courtesy of Azuga.

Telematics provider Azuga has named Ralph Elliot of Custom Vehicle Outfitter as its driver of the year and Kirsten Ghaster of Ghaster Painting and Coatings as its fleet manager of the year, the company announced.

Tags: Awards, Azuga, Telematics, Safety, Rewards Program, Drivers

February 21, 2017 - Product News

Fleets Increasingly Adding Video Telematics From Lytx

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Lytx has increased subscriptions for its video-based telematics system by more than 25% in global markets in the past year since being acquired by private equity firm GTCR, the company announced.

Tags: Telematics, Video Event Recorders, LYTX, In-Vehicle Video, Safety

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