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    Orbcomm ELD now in French, Spanish

    October 24, 2019 8:53AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Orbcomm’s electronic logging device (ELD) will now communicate with French Canadian and Spanish drivers in their native tongues.

  • Ever-expanding Isaac Instruments opens new HQ

    September 18, 2019 1:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    SAINT-BRUNO-de-MONTARVILLE, Que. – Isaac Instruments is clearly in the midst of a growth mode, and a new 37,000-sq.ft building is just a sign of things to come. The business – one of Canada’s largest telemetry and telematics providers – has

  • Product Uncategorized

    Transflo adds Samsung Galaxy tablet

    September 18, 2019 10:00AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Transflo now offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab A eight-inch 32GB LTE tablet compatible with the Transflo Mobile+ app and all Transflo products and services, including an electronic logging device (ELD) for mobile platforms. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A uses the

  • Paid The Canadian ELD mandate explained

    May 3, 2019 9:10AM by Sponsored

    If you are a Canadian trucker or own a Canadian trucking company, you must prepare for the upcoming Canadian Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Canada will roll out the ELD mandate in June of this year, with full implementation set

  • CTA sees ‘no roadblocks’ to ELD rule

    April 21, 2019 10:42AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) believes it’s in the home stretch in a bid to see electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandated in Canada — and expects a final rule to be published this summer. The comments come

  • First Ministers find common ground on trucking issues

    December 8, 2018 8:39AM by John G. Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – There may be undeniable tensions on issues like carbon taxes, but Canada’s First Ministers have found some common ground on topics including wide base tires and electronic logging devices. “We have agreed to develop harmonized standards in

  • Product Uncategorized

    System monitors driver fatigue

    October 31, 2018 10:36AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Electronic logging devices are designed to track hours of service, but Trimble and Pulsar Informatics are using technology to actually monitor driver fatigue through Trimble’s Safety Analytics dashboard. Integrating Pulsar’s Trucking Fatigue Meter, the dashboard will incorporate hours of service

  • Product Uncategorized

    Drivewyze integrated into Switchboard app

    October 24, 2018 2:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Switchboard is adding Drivewyze weigh station bypass capabilities to its Android-based ELD app. The latest Drivewyze PreClear app offers bypass opportunities at more than 700 weigh station sites in 43 states and provinces, as well as “heads-up” warnings for locations

  • Alliance calls for third-party ELD certification

    October 11, 2018 10:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again stressing the need to have mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) certified by third parties, helping to ensure the devices can’t be compromised. The alliance says the final rule has been

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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

  • Brake violations dominate Roadcheck results

    September 12, 2018 2:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams placed 21.6% of commercial vehicles out of service during Level 1 inspections completed for this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz run from June 5-7. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) event recorded 67,502 truck and

  • Alliance unveils pre-budget wish list

    August 14, 2018 12:51PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has submitted a series of pre-budget recommendations to the federal government — including a call to crack down on a driver payment scheme thought to evade taxes. The alliance has already been

  • Product Mobile and IT

    PeopleNet unveils new fixed-mount display

    July 26, 2018 4:21PM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A new display unit from PeopleNet is boasting rugged features and access to third-party applications through the Android platform. The PeopleNet Display.5 (PD.5) gives customers the option to implement what zthe company is calling a ruggedized display

  • Product Technology

    OnCommand Connection partners with Axis TMS to enhance offerings

    July 26, 2018 2:15PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – OOC Technologies is partnering with Axis TMS to integrate their transportation management software with OnCommand Connection telematics. The integration will provide customers of both systems an enhanced ability to manager operations, dispatch and fleet movements. Axis will

  • CTA lauds premiers calling for consistent ELD regulations

    July 25, 2018 1:44PM by elizabeth

    SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding Canada’s premiers on their efforts to reduce trade barriers and tackle issues important to trucking. The country’s first ministers discussed changing or standardizing provincial and territorial regulations in the