Technology en Seven-state group unveils electric vehicle highway initiative <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Representatives from more than 30 states, gathered for the first meeting of the program called Ahead of the Curve: Innovation Governors. An initiative of National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, the meeting specifically focused on energy innovation at the state level.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology News Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:57:00 +0000 56941 at Navistar ending medium-duty 9/10-liter engine production by 2018 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Navistar announced it will cease all engine production at its plant in Melrose Park IL by the second quarter of fiscal 2018. The company will continue the facility&rsquo;s transformation into Navistar&rsquo;s technical center, including truck and engine testing and validation as well as used truck sales and reconditioning, continuing the process that started in 2010.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:26:00 +0000 56841 at DTNA’s new cloud-based, real-time tool built to evaluate truck performance <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Jones </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Taking the next step in telematics, Daimler Trucks North America will soon provide more vehicle data than ever before, along with a new service to &ldquo;pre-analyze&rdquo; and stream fleet-wide results measuring safety, uptime, fuel economy and performance&mdash;a suite of services designed to validate DTNA&rsquo;s own truck performance claims and ease the &ldquo;data overload&rdquo; for customers, according a trucking press event in Yountville CA.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:15:00 +0000 56831 at DTNA taking tests on platooning systems to US highways <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has been testing platooning systems on test tracks and select US highways, demonstrating how the new technology can improve fuel efficiency, driver productivity, convenience and safety. DTNA provided an update on the testing during the North American Commercial Vehicle Show September 25-28 in Atlanta GA.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology News Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:29:00 +0000 56661 at PeopleNet outlines enhanced features with McLeod software release <div class="node-body article-body"><p>PeopleNet (<a href="" title=""></a>), a Trimble Company, introduced five new features to streamline and improve the fleet manager and driver experience through its integration with McLeod Software. These features are included as part of the recent release of McLeod Software&rsquo;s LoadMaster&nbsp; Enterprise and PowerBroker management systems version 17.1.</p> <p>PeopleNet debuted these McLeod integration enhancements at the annual McLeod User Conference in Atlanta GA in mid-September.</p> <p>PeopleNet customers will now have access to new features, including:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology News Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:47:00 +0000 56621 at Nikola, Bosch develop the commercial vehicle powertrain for the electric longhaul truck <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Heavy-duty truck electrification is getting closer. By 2021, Nikola Motor Company will bring to market the Nikola One and Two, the first of a Class 8 hydrogen-electric truck lineup that will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 lbs/ft of torque--nearly double the horsepower of any semi-truck on the road--all with &ldquo;zero local emissions,&rdquo; as previously announced by Nikola.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Green Trends Technology News Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:27:00 +0000 56581 at EROAD integrates with McLeod Software <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EROAD, a global technology provider of fleet management, electronic tax reporting and ELD compliance solutions for the transportation industry, today announced real-time truck location and driver&rsquo;s Hours of Service (HOS) data from its ELD solution will be integrated with McLeod Software transportation management system&rsquo;s LoadMaster Symphony Mobile Communications and Dispatch modules. With the integration, LoadMaster users can better manage driver availability, plan routes, and improve visibility into ETA of in-progress dispatches.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:49:00 +0000 56551 at KeepTruckin, McLeod Software simplify driver-dispatch relations <div class="node-body article-body"><p>KeepTruckin is now integrated with McLeod Software, an advanced transportation management software for carriers, brokers, and shippers.</p> <p>KeepTruckin&rsquo;s singular focus is to deliver the easiest to use and most reliable electronic logging device and fleet management system for trucking companies. With the #1 rated ELD system for iPhone and Android, KeepTruckin has established itself as a leading vendor in the industry.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:47:00 +0000 56541 at Eaton partners with Geotab to bolster uptime support with IntelliConnect <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Eaton has added a host of features to its IntelliConnect suite of connected solutions to help fleet customers reduce truck-down situations and better prepare for preventative maintenance.</p> <p>IntelliConnect gives fleets advanced notice that a vehicle may be having an issue, and the new features are now available on the Geotab Marketplace as an integrated solution to help fleets better manage their assets.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:02:00 +0000 56361 at Interactive map shows impact of Hurricane Harvey on commercial traffic in Houston TX <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Telematics company Geotab has launched an interactive map showing the dramatic reduction in commercial fleet activity in Houston TX in the wake of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. The storm brought disastrous flooding that caused closures on major roads, frontage lanes, and exits during what is likely to become the costliest natural disaster in US history.</p> <p>Geotab, a global leader in smart transportation and telematics technology, launched a time-lapse map, which will be updated weekly, to track commercial fleet activity in Houston and surrounding cities.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology News Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:03:00 +0000 56131 at