Hi there! Every Thursday, we at Magellan Fleet will hand-pick 3 of our favorite news stories and in-depth articles for you.

Enjoy, and feel free to leave us a comment with your thoughts about these latest developments in the fleet industry.


Top News

US : Road deaths in 2016 climbed 6 %

“Although 83% of drivers surveyed believe driving is a safety concern, a startling number say they are comfortable speeding (64%), texting either manually or through voice controls (47%), driving while impaired by marijuana (13%), or driving after they feel they’ve had too much alcohol (10%).…”

55,710 bridges in US are structurally compromised

“The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the 2016 National Bridge Inventory, which indicates that 55,710 bridges are structurally compromised…”

Omnitracs releases the updated version of Roadnet Anywhere

“Omnitracs announced the release of Roadnet Anywhere v4.4. The latest version of Roadnet Anywhere incorporates tools to quantify savings and analyze effectiveness of route optimization practices…”


We’ve also read a few other articles related to our industry that we think you’ll like:

Truck telematics are transitioning to forward-looking business intelligence solutions by Fleet Equipment

“Truck telematics are transitioning from historical data “analytics” to “business intelligence” platforms that not only gather data from what the truck has done, but also incorporate data outside of the truck…”

Supply chain trends trucking needs to watch by Fleet Owner

“Gary Brooks, chief marketing officer for Syncron – a cloud-based aftermarket “service optimization” firm – believes there are several major supply chain trends that are going to create lasting impact on the trucking industry in 2017…”

And be sure not to miss this upcoming event in the laid-back Palm Springs: 

American Moving & Storage Association 2017 Education Conference & Expo

Feb.26 –Mar.1, Palm Spring, CA

“AMSA’s annual conference will bring you the latest training and updates on how apps and technology continue to disrupt and enhance the moving experience for your customers, as well as the impact of recent government regulations on your business, plus so much more…”

Thanks for reading, and see you again next Thursday!