Amazon re-shaping ‘final mile’ and beyond
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Amazon -- the bookseller that transformed into the world’s largest online retailer – has been transforming the way goods are trucked to market. And not just the freight that rolls through its distribution centers. Thank (or blame) the need for speed.
Border can represent a technical divide
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marc Greco, manager of corporate solutions with Challenger Motor Freight, was direct when he summed up a comparison of Canadian and U.S. trucking operations. “We do things slightly differently,” he told a crowd at Omnitracs’ Outlook user conference in Nashville, Tenn.
Welcome to the land of ELD confusion
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The early days of enforcing a U.S. mandate for electronic logging devices (ELDs) have been marred by confusion over the workings of individual devices and more. Kerri Wirachowsky, director of the roadside inspection program for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), refers to the example of one fleet that had installed Automatic On Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) last February. Wirachowsky At first glance that device should be accepted, because it was installed before the mandate took hold on Dec. 18, and would be legal until Dec. 16, 2019. The problem is that the user hadn’t been able to reach the supplier to upload the related hours of service functions, she said during the Omnitracs Outlook user conference. That meant a ticket, and more frantic calls to the supplier.
Cyberattacks are a real threat to trucking: panel
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It can begin with someone surfing porn on a fleet tablet, clicking on the link in an email from someone who appears to be a trusted customer, or even using a poorly designed ELD. But no matter how a breach in fleet systems is created, the cybersecurity threats in trucking are all too real.
Omnitracs offers eco-friendly tips ahead of Earth Day
DALLAS, TX - Nations around the world will be celebrating Earth Day this Saturday and fleet management software provider, Omnitracs, has shared some tips on how fleet owners can take proactive steps to the environmental impact of their fleets.
Omnitracs, Peloton partner in platooning
DALLAS, TX/MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Omnitracs is partnering with Peloton Technology to bring platooning trucks to market - using Omnitracs routing and dynamic dispatching applications to support navigation, and calculating savings that can be realized through scheduled or ad-hoc platoons of trucks from different fleets.
Omnitracs Unveils Rebranding Effort
DALLAS - The fleet management technology provider Omnitracs LLC says it is rolling out new branding to better unify its different business units under one name. What operated before as independent business units; Roadnet, XRS, Sylectus, and Analytics; are now fully integrated flagship products within Omnitracs' broad range of offerings including: compliance, safety and security, productivity, telematics and tracking, transportation management system (TMS), planning and delivery, data and analytics, and professional services.
Mack, Volvo Trucks Ink Deal with Omnitracs
GREENSBORO, NC - Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America have reached an agreement with the fleet management services provider Omnitracs to develop new services for their customers. It covers future service options for Mack Fleet Management Services, expanding Mack's fleet management offerings, to provide customers with more choices to boost safety and lower costs through improved operational performance, according to the truck maker.
Former Shaw Boss Ham Now GM at Omnitracs
DALLAS -- Wireless technology veteran Michael Ham has been named by Omnitracs LLC as general manager and vice president of Omnitracs Canada. According to the provider of fleet management systems, Ham will oversee the rollout and integration of Omnitracs' technologies throughout the country.
Questions About Electronic Logging? Check This Out.
DALLAS -- As regulators move closer to requiring controversial electronic logging devices for most trucks operating in both U.S. and Canada, a new online resource is available to people who have questions about the devices and the rules. ELDfacts.com has been started by the fleet management services provider Omnitracs LLC, in anticipation of the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mandate slated for a September release. The regulations are expected to take effect sometime later.