Technology en Working wearables are becoming a factor in the workplace <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When it comes to working wearables, the technology has outpaced the law, according to Tawny Alvarez of Verrill Dana, LLP, attorneys at law speaking at a recent NationaLease meeting.</p> <p>So exactly what are working wearables? The list includes:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IdeaXchange Driver Management News Technology Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:58:00 +0000 226971 at Webinar: ELDs and the short haul exemption <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Do your operations fall within 100 air miles and do your drivers start and return to the same location within 12 hours each day? If so, while the ELD short haul exemption may apply to your fleet, making that decision can be a lot more complicated than you may think.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Driver Logs HOS Regulations Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:12:00 +0000 226811 at MiX Asset Manager offers real-time tracking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MiX Telematics released its <a href="" target="_blank">MiX Asset Manager</a>, which gives truck fleets visibility into the location of all types of assets as they move around worksites and depots.</p> <p>MiX Asset Manager offers protection for mobile and fixed assets, such as vehicles, trailers, shipping containers and cargo, with or without a dedicated power source, the company noted. MiX said its Asset Manager provides an automatic, electronic registry of assets, with their status and locations so they can be:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Telematics TMS News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:54:00 +0000 226781 at Trucking warms to technology <div class="field-deck"> Proven ROI, federal requirements push fleets into electronic present and future </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Long considered a cautious industry when evaluating new technology, trucking's reputation may be changing. Executives with fleets and technology suppliers agreed there is more growing interest as costs fall and comfort levels rise.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Telematics News Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:37:00 +0000 226741 at KeepTruckin offers discount on ELDs to TQL carriers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Total Quality Logistics</a> is partnering with<a href="" target="_blank"> KeepTruckin</a> to provide a low-cost ELD solution for TQL-contracted carriers to help ensure compliance with the Electronic Logging Device mandate.</p> <p>Through the TQL-KeepTruckin ELD promotion, drivers receive a 20% discount on the KeepTruckin ELD, which puts the starting price at $16 per month. The KeepTruckin ELD comes with no upfront hardware costs, making it affordable for carriers of all sizes, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Logs HOS Regulations Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:12:00 +0000 226711 at Driving trucking improvements through data <div class="field-deck"> Data analysis can help reduce driver turnover, reduce the chance of freight claims, and improve profitability, fleets find. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mills Carter, director of analytics for <a href="">YellaWood</a> &ndash; a $1 billion lumber company &ndash; recently made an extremely straightforward case as to the value proper data analysis can offer trucking companies.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations News Technology Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:33:00 +0000 226701 at <p>&ldquo;Your goal is to generate actions and make choices based on correct facts.&rdquo; &mdash;Mauricio Paredes, vice president of information technology, <a href="">P&amp;S Transportation</a>. (<em>Photo: P&amp;S Transportation</em>)</p> Ford, Virginia Tech use van with driver in 'seat suit' to test autonomous signals <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Sitting in the driver's seat, you might wave a few fingers repeatedly — as in, "go ahead" — to let a pedestrian or cyclist know it's okay to cross in front of your car. But what if there's no driver and it's a self-driving car or truck?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous Vehicles HD Pickup & Van News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:15:00 +0000 226671 at Baron introduces Weather API for fleets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Baron has introduced its <a href="">Baron Weather API for Fleet</a>, a range of weather data that can be integrated into network fleet platforms. According to the company, the Baron Weather API was developed for fleet management tracking platforms, transportation management systems for pre-planning, and mobile driver applications.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Telematics TMS Driver Management News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:50:00 +0000 226651 at <p>With Baron&#39;s Weather API, fleets can plan routes ahead of time to avoid inclement weather, and get better situational awareness around storms. <strong><em>(Photo: Baron)</em></strong></p> Omnitracs completes acquisition of Shaw Tracking <div class="field-deck"> The finalized agreement further solidifies Omnitracs' presence in Canada in preparation for new government regulations including ELDs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Omnitracs completed its acquisition of Shaw Tracking, a Shaw Communications subsidiary that provides fleet management solutions in Canada. This further expands Omnitracs&rsquo; customer base in North America, the company noted.</p> <p>Shaw Tracking will be integrated into the Omnitracs product and service portfolio. The combined organization is positioned to assist the Canadian market throughout an entire load lifecycle. Mike Ham will lead the organization as vice president and general manager of Omnitracs Canada.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Logs TMS Regulations Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:40:00 +0000 226641 at BlackBerry, Fleet Complete partner for tracking deal <div class="field-byline"> Fleet Owner Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fleet Complete to incorporate BlackBerry Radar into its fleet tracking solution for advanced trailer and cargo monitoring capabilities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="">BlackBerry</a> and Fleet Complete announced today that they have entered into a reselling partnership that will expand Fleet Complete&rsquo;s current <a href="">fleet tracking and monitoring solution</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Telematics Trailers News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:30:00 +0000 226631 at