Join Us as We Demo our Full Fleet Suite at MATS in Louisville, March 23-25

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We’re excited to announce we’ll be demonstrating our full suite of fleet solutions at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky March 23-25, 2017, booth # XX.

We invite you to come by and see how some of our newest features, like Return to Route and HOS Compliance, integrate with our best-in-class navigation software to create a management powerhouse sure to ramp up profitability, increase employee and customer satisfaction, and decrease downtime and mistakes.

Here’s what will be demonstrating at the show:

  • RoadMate RC9668 – Magellan’s 7”, IP67 ruggedized navigation device for truck and municipal fleet vehicles. Truck-specific map data from HERE is combined with our industry-leading routing engine to provide a robust navigation experience to all fleet drivers.

 

  • HOS Compliance – A FMCSA certified, ELD-compliant Hour of Service (HOS) solution integrated with Magellan Fleet Navigators.  Automated logging tools, reports, and alerts keep your drivers on track, on time, and in compliance.

 

  • Return to Route – A multi-stop route planning solution that ensures drivers never miss a single stop. Return to Route offers enhanced navigation that supports a broad range of telematics supplier protocols, and is optimized for the toughest Urban Canyon issues and associated metro challenges.

 

See you in Louisville!

Magellan, pioneer of consumer GPS, aims to revolutionize fleet navigation

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The original article is posted by The Municipal 

 

For 30 years, Magellan has been a proven and trusted GPS navigation provider. Widely regarded as the pioneer of consumer GPS navigation, the company is now putting its years of experience to work developing commercial solutions for the fleet market, helping solve logistical, compliance and operational challenges.

The company understands the need for flexible solutions that address very specific requirements by fleet type and industry. From route execution and management needs to new federal compliance regulations, Magellan has the knowledge and the expertise to develop essential solutions that integrate seamlessly with partner telematics programs.

Just in the last few years alone, the company has introduced several key fleet solutions set to modernize current day fleet challenges. Solutions like electronic logging devices/hours of service compliance; Return-to-Route, an intelligent execution and routing engine; and android-based truck navigation software are making fleets more efficient, better organized and creating cost savings. The company has been so instrumental in the fleet and automotive space it was awarded a “Best of CES 2017” TWICE Picks award from TWICE Magazine for its Return-to-Route intelligent routing and execution software, the only car technology company to win the honor at this year’s show.

“Magellan’s fleet application suite provides fleet managers everything they need to manage and organize driver routes efficiently — from ensuring drivers are compliant with the federally mandated electronic logging rules to making sure entities like cities and their waste/refuse collection fleets don’t miss a stop,” said Mark Perini, vice president of automotive and fleet solutions. “Magellan’s new product portfolio offers a modular suite of essential ingredients that best meet the needs of growing fleets, whether in the private or public sector.”

 

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If for some reason the driver waivers from the planned route, Magellan’s Return-to-Route brings the driver back to the point of deviation, enabling them to complete the route as required and ensuring they never miss a planned stop or route. (Photo provided)

 

Below are a few of the instrumental solutions Magellan provides commercial fleets:

  • Fleet and truck routing navigators: Make the most of long-haul or around-town trips with Magellan’s award-winning navigation solutions. Magellan’s RC9668 is a 7-inch, IP67 ruggedized android tablet that serves the needs of many different entities, such as long-haul and metro trucks, sanitation and recycling collection vehicles and even snowplows. Purpose-built for high-performance fleet navigation, the device is completely dust-proof, highly water resistant and both shake and drop resistant, offering robust and highly accurate GPS data when combined with Magellan Fleet Navigation software. Magellan Fleet Navigation software and truck maps deliver accurate and time-saving routing with turn-by-turn directions featuring enhanced GPS accuracy solving some of the worst urban canyon challenges. Audible and visual warnings for truck speed limits, weigh stations, toll booths and red light cameras ensure the safety of drivers. Magellan offers dedicated fleet customer support and software integration services to fleet service providers and fleet operators.

 

  • Return-to-Route: Magellan’s Return-to-Route is a route execution and management solution that keeps drivers of municipal fleet vehicles on track, never missing a single stop. The most accurate multi-stop route planning solution available, RTR supports a broad range of telematics supplier protocols and was designed for the toughest urban canyon GPS issues. The premise of the RTR solution is to ensure a driver follows a pre-defined route and stop sequence. If for some reason the driver waivers from the planned route, RTR brings the driver back to the point of deviation, enabling them to complete the route as required and ensuring they never miss a planned stop or route. By achieving this level of route execution and compliance, fleets reduce the need to send vehicles back into the field to complete missed stops or pickups, resulting in significant cost savings.

 

  • ELD/HOS compliance: Magellan’s HOS software is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration-compliant solution that can be integrated with Magellan Fleet Navigation services. Regardless of fleet size, Magellan will keep your drivers compliant. The HOS service comes standard with driver-vehicle inspection report functionality and optional International Fuel Tax Agreement fuel tax reporting service. Fleet managers using the Magellan solution are able to automate their HOS and fuel logs, staying compliant with regulations and eliminating unexpected fines and expenses. When paired with Magellan’s Fleet Navigation software, drivers get a premium experience that lets them toggle back and forth between HOS and navigation seamlessly within the same application. This feature increases safety with eyes on the road and not the tablet. Fleet managers also enjoy customizable truck routes and routing options for multiple drivers, along with route avoidance recommendations, plus speed limit indicators and warnings. All of these resources work together to bring fleets and drivers alike the most effective HOS and navigation solution available today.

 

The Magellan solutions portfolio represents an effective solution for today’s demanding commercial fleet requirements.

Problems are complex, solutions should be simple. Welcome to Magellan.

Fleet Thursday Update 06

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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

 Trump addressed public infrastructure funding, asking for $1 trillion bill

“In an address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, President Donald Trump asked legislators to produce and pass a $1 trillion spending package meant to “launch a national rebuilding”…”

Toyota to deliver 100 fuel cell buss in ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic

“Toyota Motor Corp. delivered the first fuel cell bus (FC bus) sold under the Toyota brand to the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government…”

SambaSafety acquires Vigillo, enhancing risk management and safety offering

““We are excited to add Vigillo to the growing number of companies that make up SambaSafety as we continue to define driver risk management (DRM) by adding to an already robust platform…”

 

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

Putting RFID tags in truck tires by Fleet Owner

“Michelin believes adding radio frequency identification or “RFID” tags in each of its truck tires will provide better tire life data to its fleet customers…”

Looking to the future of future truck technology by Fleet Owner

“Omnitracs CEO John Graham discussed emerging and future truck technologies and how the company is considering not only how they can be applied practically but working to ensure its products can meet more demanding needs and challenges going forward…”

 

And be sure not to miss this upcoming event in Las Vegas!

International Limousine, Charter & Tour Show 2017

Mar.13 –Mar.15, Las Vegas, NV, USA

“The International LCT Show is the biggest convention for limousine, charter and tour operators in the world…”

 

Thanks for reading, and see you again next Thursday!  

Fleet Thursday Update 05

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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

Peloton partners with Omnitracs to offer truck platooning technology

“Fleet management systems provider Omnitracs announced that it has partnered with Peloton Technology, a developer of connected and automated vehicle systems, to bring Peloton’s truck platooning technology to Omnitracs customers…”

Arizona DOT installed sensors on highway I-40 to measure icy road conditions

“Arizona is the latest state to install sensors along an interstate to help transportation officials detect when winter weather could deteriorate road conditions…”

UPS is testing package delivery by drones

“UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route…”

 

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

INRIX Global Traffic Scoreboard by INRIX

“The INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard is the largest study of its kind. We analyzed and ranked the impact of traffic congestion in 1,064 cities…”

Updated ELD Mandate Guidelines & FAQ by FMCSA

 

And be sure not to miss Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!

 Mobile World Congress

Feb.27 –Mar.2, Barcelona, Spain

“Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA…”

 

Thanks for reading, and see you again next Thursday!  

Fleet Thursday Update 04

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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!  

 

Fleet Thursday Update 03

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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

Texas begins to test out Autonomous Trucking

“The Southwest Research Institute (SRI) in San Antonio, Texas has begun testing an autonomous truck as part of the Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership…”

Pennsylvania finally permitted radar use for speed limit enforcement

“Speed radar use by local police in Pennsylvania and access to speed camera enforcement in work zones are among the issues getting attention at the statehouse…”

45,300 truck units sales in January, hits a thirteen-month high

“Preliminary Classes 5-8 data for January from ACT Research Co. indicate that industry net orders rose to a thirteen-month high in the month, at 45,300 units. That aggregate volume represents a 27% improvement compared to January 2016…”

 

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

5 trucking takeaways from Trump’s first two weeks by Commercial Carrier Journal

“A freshly inaugurated President Trump acted swiftly upon assuming the Oval Office to take broad strikes at federal regulation on private industry…”

Trucking data: Can you trust it? by Fleet Owner

“In ways large and small, data is quickly becoming the lifeblood of the trucking industry – whether we like that trend or not…”

And be sure not to miss this upcoming event in Phoenix:

American Traffic Safety Services Association 47th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo

Feb.10 –Feb.14, Phoenix, AZ

“ATSSA’s 47th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is the premier event for more than 3,000 roadway safety professionals and transportation officials from across the USA and around the globe…”

 

Thanks for reading, and see you again next Thursday!  

Fleet Thursday Update 02

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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

The effective date of Minimum Training Requirement rule was delayed with Trump’s memo

“Prompted by a Jan. 20 memorandum issued by President Trump, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a notice Feb. 1 officially delaying the effective date of a new rule establishing national truck driver training standards…”

California-based Foothill Transit recognized as “Platinum Level” for APTA Sustainability Commitment Program

“Foothill Transit and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority were recognized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for significant achievements in sustainability achievements…”

Truckload Carriers Association announces 2017 Top 20 Fleets to Drive

“Twenty fleets have been recognized by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge as the 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For…”

 

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

“How much do you really know about your drivers’ daily challenges?”  by Commercial Carrier Journal

“Consolidation among telematics providers in 2016 could create opportunity in 2017 for greater differentiation, increased connectivity, better pricing, and more standardization of features for fleets who add this technology…”

Saving time and money: What onboard telematics can do for you by Fleet Equipment

“According to Maria Sotra, vice president of marketing for Geotab, “Fleet managers are continuously searching for new ways to minimize operating expenses, manage total cost of ownership, and increase profitability…”

 

And be sure not to miss this upcoming event in Venice of America: 

Connected Transportation Solutions at IoT Evolution Expo

Feb.7 –Feb.10, Fort Lauderdale, FL

“Meet with the IoT ecosystem and worldwide business leaders and learn how to leverage the power of the IoT to transform and move your business forward…”

Thanks for reading, and see you again next Thursday!