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!  

Fleet Thursday Update 01

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Hi there!

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

Top News

City of Los Angeles unveils new members of Electric Bus Fleet

 “Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled a new 35-foot zero-emission, pure      electric bus that will become part of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s LADOT Transit fleet…”

Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan formed coalition to focus on autonomous vehicles

“Transportation agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan have formed the Smart Belt Coalition that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives…”

Denso partnered with CDTi and boost Sales staffs to expand heavy-duty business

Automotive parts powerhouse Denso is expanding its presence in the heavy-duty aftermarket, by bolstering its sales staff seven-fold and introducing new products…”

Few other articles related to our industry that we think you’ll like:

2017 Fleet Management Trends: Telematics by Automotive Fleet

“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…”

2017 Top 100 Truck Bottleneck List by ATRI

“The metrics that generate from ATRI’S ongoing truck bottleneck analysis quantify the impact of traffic congestion on truck-borne freight at 250 specific locations…”

And be sure not to miss this upcoming event in sunny San Diego:

DISTRIBUTECH 

Jan.31 –Feb.2, San Diego, CA

Thanks for reading & see you next week!

MAGELLAN’S RETURN-TO-ROUTE NAMED “BEST OF CES 2017” FOR CAR TECH BY TWICE MAGAZINE

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San Dimas, CA, January 17, 2017 – Magellan®, a leader in GPS navigation, announced today their Return-to-Route smart routing solution has been honored with a “Best of CES 2017” TWICE Picks Award in Car Technology. In its third year, the TWICE Picks award recipients are selected by TWICE Magazine editors based on the impact the winning products are expected to have at retail and in the marketplace. Magellan was the only company honored with a TWICE Picks award in car technology this year.

Magellan’s Return-to-Route keeps drivers of municipal fleet vehicles on track, on time, and never missing a single stop. The multi-stop route planning solution, with enhanced navigation, supports a broad range of telematics supplier protocols, and is optimized for the toughest Urban Canyon issues and associated metro challenges.  All of these features are maximized through a unique Return–to-Route algorithm which brings the driver back to the point of deviation, enabling the driver to never miss a planned stop or route. Fleet Managers using Magellan’s Return-to-Route find greater efficiencies, tighter profits, and increased customer satisfaction.

“The TWICE Picks Awards are the answer for anyone who wants to know about the most exciting, game-changing products at CES 2017,” said Ed Hecht, TWICE publisher/VP. “Our winners are chosen using deep perspective by some of the most experienced editors in the business. Each of the winning products demonstrated rich innovation and is expected to positively disrupt the tech market. We offer congratulations to the winners and all the nominees —standing out above the crowd at CES is an accomplishment in itself.”

“We’re honored to receive this prestigious designation from TWICE Magazine in car technology and look forward to rolling out additional features and exciting product updates like Return-to-Route this year. Stay tuned,” stated Mark Perini, vice president of Magellan’s automotive business.

For more information on Magellan’s navigation products, please visit www.magellangps.com.

Magellan Navigation App Debuts In SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia System For 2017 Models

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Magellan®, a leader in GPS navigation, announced that its Magellan Navi navigation app for connected cars is now available in select 2017 SUBARU models, including the Impreza and BRZ, via the SUBARU STARLINK™ multimedia system. Magellan Navi brings powerful GPS satellite navigation features, the latest maps and routing accuracy by seamlessly connecting the smartphone app to the car’s infotainment display.  Magellan Navi is a featured app in the SUBARU STARLINK app, which can be downloaded on the Apple App Store and Google Play beginning today.

Magellan Navi connects to the car’s head-unit display via Bluetooth or USB to deliver a voice-guided full navigation experience with lane guidance, millions of Points of Interest (POI) and more. A simplified, easy-to-use interface is designed to promote distraction-free driving.

“Working together with a well-respected manufacturer like Subaru to bring best-in-class navigation solutions to their drivers is an honor,” commented Pierre Parent, president of Magellan. “As a GPS industry pioneer, Magellan’s navigation and routing engines have been developed and proven through years of R&D and testing.  We’re excited to be entering this new era of connected cars.”

“The excitement of the Magellan partnership, and the advanced technology, is that it allows us to leverage the SUBARU STARLINK infotainment system to essentially deliver a powerful navigation system to drivers who do not have an onboard navigation option,” said Anthony Landamia, Manager, Infotainment Products for Subaru.

For more information on Magellan’s navigation products, please visit www.magellangps.com.

Top 7 connected navigation & smart mobility news – 2016/08

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Here comes the era of driverless car?

At the end of each month, we handpick and summarize 7 most critical and exciting stories in the industry. Also check the hyperlink to the original article to read more, enjoy and have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

  • Amazon teamed up with Hyundai, to provide remote control on Genesis G80 & G90 models through Amazon Echo’s voice command. Alexa, please start up my car!
  • Verizon to acquire Fleetmatics for $2.4 billion dollars and becomes one of the most powerful telematics players in the industry.
  • Rastrac partners with Magellan to provide GPS tracking, truck navigation and FMCSA electronic logging device (ELD) – compliant HOS service for fleets and individual truckers.