Truck News



  • International fleet service platform connects with all makes

    October 30, 2019 7:07AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar is preparing to offer greater insights into vehicle health through International 360, a communications platform to manage fleet service. The equipment that’s monitored doesn’t even have to carry the company’s well-recognized diamond. “International 360 enables all-makes

  • Maxion unveils lighter wheel, telematics system

    October 29, 2019 12:39PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Maxion Wheels has unveiled what it’s referring to as the “toughest and lightest” standard 22.5×8.25 commercial vehicle steel wheel that will be available beginning next year. Weighing in at 64 lb., it is lighter than its predecessor

  • Halo Connect tire system rolls out in November

    October 29, 2019 12:21PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Aperia Technologies is preparing for the full rollout of its Halo Connect tire system this November, giving fleets real-time insights into tire condition and related maintenance. The system was unveiled in March and has completed an initial

  • Geotab unveils accelerator for startups

    September 26, 2019 1:30PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Geotab has unveiled Torque Labs, a smart cities and transportation accelerator program designed to supply start-up businesses with funding, mentors, coaches, and access to Geotab resources. Innovations that emerge from the program will offer added value for

  • 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

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    Phillips Connect makes trailer tracking EZ

    September 10, 2019 8:05AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Phillips Connect Technologies’ new EZTrac and EZTrac Plus are being unveiled with the promise of “no-hassle asset tracking solutions” with a minimal install time, giving fleets a way to view a trailer or chassis in real time.

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    Transflo device tracks in near real time

    August 26, 2019 2:01PM by johng@newcom.ca

    The new Transflo Trailer Tracking device will integrate into the Transflo Mobile+ platform, tracking trailers, containers and other assets by GPS – offering insights into utilization, dwell time, and motion.

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    BlackBerry Radar added to Geotab marketplace

    August 26, 2019 10:18AM by johng@newcom.ca

    BlackBerry Radar, an asset-tracking solution, is the latest technology to become available through the Geotab marketplace – integrating the data through the MyGeotab software platform.

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    Trimble unveils two-channel DVR

    June 19, 2019 1:51PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Trimble’s new two-channel digital video recorder (DVR) will record high-definition video from up to two cameras as part of the company’s Video Intelligence system. Designed with smaller fleets and lighter-duty vehicles in mind, the DVR comes with accessory power cables,

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    Truck-Lite integrates Stemco wireless tech

    June 18, 2019 11:23AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Stemco’s wireless monitoring technology is now being integrated into Truck-Lite’s Road Ready telematics system through a second-generation SmartBridge Integrator. The integration means fleets will be able to access information about Stemco’s wireless products through Road Ready’s web portal, which will

  • Devine defines Top 10 legal issues of 2019

    June 13, 2019 9:51AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Heather Devine, a lawyer with Isaacs and Co., is advising truck fleets to take a closer look at everything from employment contracts to telematics data as they look to prepare themselves for the year ahead. Here

  • Drivers tend to double down on risky behavior, data shows

    April 30, 2019 1:01PM by johng@newcom.ca

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Telematics data from Lytx demonstrates that drivers who engage in one risky activity are often guilty of several risky behaviors at the same time. In 23% of the events the company scored, drivers were engaged in

  • Aperia brings machine learning to tires

    March 20, 2019 12:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Aperia Technologies’ new Halo Connect is using the power of machine learning to help fleets “virtually eliminate” unplanned tire-related downtime. The system builds on the company’s Halo tire inflator, incorporating a retrofittable sensor that feeds data into

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    SmartDrive, Geotab create data hub

    October 31, 2018 10:37AM by johng@newcom.ca

    SmartDrive and Geotab are collaborating in a system that will now combine video-based safety and transportation data and telematics – all through a single on-board data collection hub. Described as “one box that powers it all”, the system offers third-party

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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