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    Remote programming for all Volvo GHG17 engines

    October 17, 2018 9:28AM by johng@newcom.ca

    All Volvo trucks with GHG 2017 engines and factory-installed connectivity hardware are now eligible for software and parameter updates through Volvo’s Remote programming. Remote programming takes less than 20 minutes, the company says. Several parameter packages now allow truck owners

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    Mack updates over-the-air options

    October 17, 2018 9:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Mack Trucks has expanded its over-the-air software and vehicle parameter capabilities, offering more updates for those with 2017 GHG Mack engines and factory-installed hardware. Mack Over the Air was launched in February 2017 with updates for powertrain components and vehicle

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    Synergize integrates LoadDocs

    October 9, 2018 3:26PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Synergize, a document management solution from Microdea, is now integrating Vector’s LoadDocs mobile workflow and proof of deposit capture application. The end result will help transportation companies better capture and manage documents, speed up back-office processes, and get paid faster,

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    T880 stars in video series

    October 9, 2018 10:33AM by johng@newcom.ca

    T880 vocational trucks are the star of a new Body Builder Academy Training video series from Kenworth. The six videos focus on connectivity with Kenworth chassis systems, PTO functions, integrating electronics between the body and truck, and optimizing the driver

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    Tire monitoring option added to ELD app

    October 5, 2018 11:36AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Blue Ink Technology (BIT) has introduced a new tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that works in conjunction with its electronic logging device app. Tire pressure is automatically added to a driver vehicle inspection report, based on thresholds set by the

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    Intermodal Dash added to FTR’s Intelcast

    October 1, 2018 4:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    FTR’s new Intermodal Dash, recently added the company’s Intelcast platform, offers users new insights into the intermodal marketplace. Intelcast, which builds on FTR’s Freightcast model for forecasting freight demand, lets subscribers adjust data variables and view results immediately. The resulting

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    Geotab’s app locks your smartphone — for a reason

    September 24, 2018 10:17AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Geotab is fighting distracted driving with a new SafeRide app in the Geotab Marketplace, locking out phones and their screens when someone is driving. Incoming alerts are muted as well. The option was revealed along with Geotab’s Both Sides of

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    BigRoad app offers personalized touch

    September 24, 2018 10:06AM by johng@newcom.ca

    BigRoad Freight is now offering users access to personalized load boards, load searching and truck posting within the BigRoad app. The new load board – dubbed BigRoad Freight 2.0 — includes a curated list of the top 10 loads, personalized

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    Isaac integrates Drivewyze PreClear

    September 21, 2018 11:57AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Isaac Instruments has integrated the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service, which supports more than 700 weigh stations and inspection sites stretching across the U.S. and into Alberta. Drivers will now receive an alert on their Isaac tablets, indicating whether

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    Driver referral app launches Nov. 1

    September 21, 2018 9:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NAL Insurance is launching a new app for its fleet clients, managing the payments for driver referrals. The Benefits App offers one-touch referrals via text message and email. Once a referral is made, the details are sent to a fleet’s

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    Trimble updates, enhances offerings

    September 11, 2018 1:49PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Trimble Transportation has unveiled a host of updates and enhancements to its tech offerings, all released during its in.sight User Conference. Fuel TMS and TMW Go! Fuel The Fuel TMS module has been enhanced for those who carry bulk fuel,

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    Rugged tablets for rugged workplaces

    September 5, 2018 9:57AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MobileDemand’s new xTablet T1540 is designed for the workplace, with an Intel Quad Core Z8350 processors, Microsoft Windows 10, and a rugged construction. Weighing in at about 2.5 lb., the unit comes with a hand strap and briefcase-style handle, and

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    Say hello to BlueParrot

    August 23, 2018 9:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    BlueParrott has unveiled a voice-controlled over-the-head headset, promising a hands-free Bluetooth user experience that offers access to Google Assistant or Siri without touching a button. All users need to do is say, “Hello BlueParrott” to begin the process. The B550-XT

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    Forward Thinking updates FleetCam

    August 7, 2018 4:13PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Forward Thinking Systems’ FleetCam 2.0 supports up to four camera angles per vehicle, with recent updates including improved livestreaming and historical video downloads so users don’t need to pull vehicles off the road to access footage. Video is streamed and

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    Online cannabis course launched

    August 7, 2018 10:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    The Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association (NSTSA) has unveiled a new online course covering cannabis and workplace safety, as employers prepare for the legalization of recreational marijuana. The content covers issues including impairment, duty to accommodate, employer obligations, employee rights