Technology http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en PeopleNet to offer 4G LTE coverage for fleets http://fleetowner.com/technology/peoplenet-offer-4g-lte-coverage-fleets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NASHVILLE. PeopleNet announced it is the first fleet management provider to offer a connection to 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks, now available through its <a href="http://www.peoplenetonline.com/" target="_blank">PeopleNet ConnectedFleet platform</a>. The announcement was made at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) 2017 Annual Convention.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/peoplenet-offer-4g-lte-coverage-fleets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/peoplenet-offer-4g-lte-coverage-fleets#comments Fleet Management News Technology Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:38:00 +0000 214901 at http://fleetowner.com <p>&ldquo;Offering LTE connectivity gives organizations the ability to collect data from vehicles, drivers, and devices faster and more reliably than ever before.&quot; -PeopleNet&#39;s Eric Witty. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Autonomous trucks redux http://fleetowner.com/technology/autonomous-trucks-redux <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s always a thrill to discover that someone actually reads what you write. So I was happy to see comments on my recent blog on autonomous trucks. And I want to offer some additional thoughts on the subject.</p> <p>Innovation stems in part from an almost absolute faith that anything is possible.&nbsp; Engineered products for commercial use owe their origins to this faith. As do most other amazing things that get developed. If we didn&rsquo;t have people who thought the impossible was possible new things would never get invented.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/autonomous-trucks-redux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/autonomous-trucks-redux#comments News Technology Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:37:00 +0000 214891 at http://fleetowner.com Navistar unveils OnCommand Connection Telematics, Marketplace http://fleetowner.com/technology/navistar-unveils-oncommand-connection-telematics-marketplace <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> has launched a new telematics product, OnCommand Connection Telematics, that the company says includes hardware and applications supporting all makes and all models of Class 6-8 vehicles equipped with a J1939 or J1708 diagnostic port. </div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/navistar-unveils-oncommand-connection-telematics-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/navistar-unveils-oncommand-connection-telematics-marketplace#comments News Technology Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:53:00 +0000 214861 at http://fleetowner.com TomTom: Bridge is now ready for ELD http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-bridge-now-ready-eld <div class="field-deck"> TomTom Bridge ELD kit will provide professional truck drivers with necessary tools for electronic logging, company notes </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. TomTom and M2M DataSmart, wireless data service provider, announced a solution to improve the trucker data logging experience. The new <a href="http://www.tomtom.com/bridge" target="_blank">TomTom Bridge ELD Kit powered by M2M DataSmart</a> includes the TomTom Bridge, an in-truck toolbox with mount and power cable, a vehicle-specific connector, and a subscription to the Hours of Service app from M2M DataSmart.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-bridge-now-ready-eld" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-bridge-now-ready-eld#comments MATS News Technology Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:38:00 +0000 214741 at http://fleetowner.com <p>TomTom Bridge ELD Kit powered by M2M DataSmart showcased at MATS 2017.</p> Driver community ONE20 hits the road http://fleetowner.com/technology/driver-community-one20-hits-road <div class="field-deck"> DOT authority, ELD, energy shots among new initiatives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>LOUISVILLE. Continuing to push the marketing boundaries, ONE20, a rapidly growing app-based trucker community, is using the Mid-American Trucking Show here to promote new offerings ranging from ONE20-branded energy drinks to ELDs to a data-mined best and worst list—and even its newly authorized trucking company.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/driver-community-one20-hits-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/driver-community-one20-hits-road#comments News Technology Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:26:00 +0000 214701 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Sister company ONE20 Strong is launching a suite of energy shots specifically for truckers with &quot;trucking themed&quot; names such as: Overdrive (Orange), Accelerator (Berry), Diesel (Grape) and Hammerlane (Lemon-lime). (<em>Photo courtesy of ONE20</em>)</p> Fleet Complete acquires BigRoad http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleet-complete-acquires-bigroad <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a>Fleet Complete</a> announced its <a>acquisition of </a><a href="https://www.bigroad.com/" target="_blank">BigRoad</a>, a provider of hours-of-service (HOS) and regulatory compliance solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.</p> <p>Based in Waterloo&rsquo;s tech hub, also known as Canada&rsquo;s Silicon Valley, BigRoad was founded to address the new HOS regulations imposed on the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) industry. The company said it released one of the first mobile HOS applications, BigRoad Mobile App.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleet-complete-acquires-bigroad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleet-complete-acquires-bigroad#comments News Regulations Technology Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:04:00 +0000 214631 at http://fleetowner.com A foundation technology for autonomous trucks http://fleetowner.com/safety/foundation-technology-autonomous-trucks <div class="field-deck"> Bendix views Wingman Fusion as a "foundational technology" for self-driving trucks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. There are over 100,000 Bendix Wingman collision mitigation systems installed in trucks today, and if you count the company&rsquo;s older Vorad warning system, the number of forward collision warning systems on the road in trucks climbs to 240,000. Last year <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> made the Wingman Advanced system standard on its linehaul tractors, and at the Mid America Trucking Show this week both <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/peterbilt-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Peterbilt</a></span> announced that they were adding the system as standard equipment on their linehaul trucks.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/foundation-technology-autonomous-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/foundation-technology-autonomous-trucks#comments Equipment MATS News Safety Technology Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:58:00 +0000 214601 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Wingman Fusion combines camera and radar sensors to better identify potential collision risks, thus enabling even faster braking intervention while also preventing rollovers and stability events. (<em>Photo courtesy of Bendix</em>)</p> WellDoc, Healthy Trucking Association address diabetes http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/welldoc-healthy-trucking-association-address-diabetes <div class="field-deck"> WellDoc to unveil its consumer diabetes health app, BlueStar C, at Mid-America Trucking Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.WellDoc.com" target="_blank">WellDoc</a> and the <a href="http://www.HealthyTruck.org" target="_blank">Healthy Trucking Association of America</a> (HTAA) announced their partnership to help truckers living with diabetes. Additionally, WellDoc said it will unveil its <a href="https://www2.bluestardiabetes.com/" target="_blank">consumer diabetes health app</a>, BlueStar C, which is designed to aid individuals living with diabetes to manage their chronic condition.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/welldoc-healthy-trucking-association-address-diabetes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/welldoc-healthy-trucking-association-address-diabetes#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Technology Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:58:00 +0000 214511 at http://fleetowner.com TMW integrates driver recruiting tool with TMW.Suite http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/tmw-integrates-driver-recruiting-tool-tmwsuite <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>TMW Systems announced the integration of its <a href="tmwsystems.com" target="_blank">TMW.Suite transportation management solution</a> (TMS) with the <a href="truckright.com" target="_blank">TruckRight driver recruiting and retention system</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/tmw-integrates-driver-recruiting-tool-tmwsuite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/tmw-integrates-driver-recruiting-tool-tmwsuite#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:44:00 +0000 214501 at http://fleetowner.com FR8 rolls out heavy haul online marketplace http://fleetowner.com/technology/fr8-rolls-out-heavy-haul-online-marketplace <div class="field-deck"> Firm’s new service offers a patent-pending rate calculator for pricing oversized and overweight loads, which includes up-to-date state permit fees and escort costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Cloud-based freight service provider FR8 Revolution is rolling out a new &ldquo;heavy haul marketplace&rdquo; called &ldquo;<a href="http://www.fr8star.com/">FR8Star</a>&rdquo; that includes a patent-pending rate calculator for pricing oversized and overweight loads, including up-to-date state permit fees and escort costs.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/fr8-rolls-out-heavy-haul-online-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/fr8-rolls-out-heavy-haul-online-marketplace#comments News Technology Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:45:00 +0000 214491 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A truck and trailer weighing more than 80,000 lbs. or having a width of more than 102 in. would meet the federal definition of oversize/overweight freight. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p>