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Caterpillar introduces new locator device for machine attachments and jobsite assets

Caterpillar has added the PL161 attachment locator to the Locator series of the Cat Product Link hardware product line. The PL161 locator is the most advanced OEM integrated technology solution for attachment tracking. With the ability to track location and utilization, users can know where their attachments are across all worksites, reduce the number of lost attachments, and plan for attachment maintenance and replacement.

Skyjack's ELEVATE off-highway telematics solution takes home LLEAP Award

Skyjack took home a Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Award last month. The OEM's off-highway telematics solution, ELEVATE, won in the category of OEM Features or Essential Components. The mobile first solution was launched in early 2018 and Skyjack says that it has since garnered attention from rental companies and associations worldwide.

Hyundai demos excavator with Trimble Ready option at Dimensions user conference

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will showcase a Trimble Ready Hyundai HX220L hydraulic excavator running the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform during the 2018 Trimble Dimensions User Conference, Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas. A Silver Sponsor at this year's event, Hyundai will host an exhibit at Booth 222 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian. The Trimble Ready Hyundai HX220L excavator with the Trimble Earthworks system will perform live outdoor demonstrations at the Trimble Dimensions Offsite Expo.

Mack, Trimble sign MOU to help change how freight is moved

Mack Trucks announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Trimble Transportation Enterprise (formerly TMW Systems), an industry-leading provider of transportation software solutions that help change the way freight is moved. Mack made the announcement during the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition Oct. 29 in Austin, Texas.

Ruckit reveals revolutionary trucking management software

Ruckit, Inc. introduces the construction industry's first collaborative logistics platform designed for bulk materials producers, trucking companies, and general contractors, specifically addressing the unique needs of the trillion-dollar bulk materials transportation industry. Ruckit's platform includes a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices that enables companies to efficiently dispatch, manage and track in real-time all trucks for a job, regardless of whether the truck is company-owned, leased-on or third-party. Its revolutionary bring-your-own-device platform approach requires no data plans or hardware in trucks to make them Ruckit-ready and delivers supply chain optimization to a fragmented construction industry, where 80 percent of the drivers are independent hired-haulers. 

Geotab expands driver and pedestrian safety work with partnerships

Geotab has announced two new partnerships with safety-focused associations:  Vision Zero Network and Together for Safer Roads. Amplifying Geotab's commitment to safer and more connected communities, both Vision Zero Network and Together for Safer Roads are dedicated to helping communities improve road safety and reduce traffic fatalities and injuries.

Geotab adds diagnostic support for Allison transmissions

Allison Transmission has collaborated with Geotab, a leading provider of telematics and fleet management solutions, to deliver transmission health information that can include prognostics to monitor various operating parameters, oil and filter life and diagnostic transmission information to fleets. This partnership is the first step on a journey to provide fleets with actionable information to support their fourth- and fifth-generation Allison transmissions.

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Trimble FieldMaster logs updated with Tap & Go Technology to improve driver experience with ELDs

Trimble has enhanced its Trimble FieldMaster Logs solution with Tap & Go technology. The new update addresses a major concern fleet and field service organizations face around driver login with existing Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). ELDs are mandated for compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hours of service (HOS) regulations and driver vehicle inspection requirements. 

New ALLU App, Transformer Series range to be on display at Hillhead 2018

Finland-based ALLU, Inc. is set to show the company's latest technological and product innovations at the upcoming Hillhead UK 2018 event, held from the 26th to 28th of June in Buxton, Derbyshire, England. The company recently introduced a new Mobile App, and will showcase their range of Transformer Series mounted buckets, which screen, crush, pulverize, aerate, blend, mix, separate, feed and load materials, in applications including quarrying, mining, contruction, soil, C&D, waste and organics recycling.

Trio of solutions added to Geotab Marketplace in advance of CONNECT 2018

Geotab, an award-winning leader in telematics technology, today announced the availability of three new partner solutions on the Geotab Marketplace. Launching in time for Geotab's CONNECT conference, solutions from Digital Matter, Optimum Fleet Health and MOVON join a growing portfolio of mobile apps, software Add-Ins and hardware Add-Ons that enable Geotab customers to customize their fleet management. 

Netarus camera systems go international at major equipment shows

HoistCam cameras from Netarus were recently featured at two international construction equipment shows, where show attendees were particularly interested in HoistCam Director enterprise fleet monitoring software. HoistCam Director enables construction owners and managers to remotely monitor an entire job site. By capturing data from integrated sensors, the software provides GPS recording, geofencing, and searchable archives of recordings.

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Perkins SmartCap earns Gold Edison Award for innovation

The Edison Awards, celebrating 31 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced that the Perkins SmartCap was voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the April 11 event at The Capitale in New York City. Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

​Momentum Fuel Technologies introduces GREENLYNC 2.0 - enhanced integrated electronics communication system

Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced GreenLync 2.0, an enhanced electronics communication system for its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.  Momentum utilizes the most advanced proprietary technologies to provide valuable real-time information to drivers, fleet managers and technicians to effectively manage, diagnose and service CNG vehicles.  GreenLync 2.0 technology provides drivers with information they've never had before, focusing on driver confidence and providing a more diesel-like experience.  Through collaboration with Cummins, the system is designed to reduce false occurrences of engine fault codes, and further, GreenLync 2.0 technology can integrate with telematics platforms to enable fleet managers to understand their vehicle performance and optimize fuel management. 

Construction companies plan investments in technology integration for fleets

If you are considering adding heavy iron and software to your fleet in the near future, you are keeping good company. A telematics benchmark report survey was conducted by Teletrac Navman, a telematics solutions provider, to identify construction telematics use around the globe, as well as to highlight best practices and common trends of professionals in construction, oil and gas, mining, aggregates and related industries. Of the 1,200 people surveyed, 88 percent identified themselves as part of the construction industry. Positions included owners, fleet managers, maintenance/equipment managers, site managers, general managers, operators and upper management. 

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Geotab surpasses one million subscribers

Geotab has announced it has surpassed one million subscribers, positioning the company as one of the fastest growing providers of telematics globally. Launching their subscriber-based solution in 2006, Geotab has seen an average of 116% annual subscriber growth over the last 10 years. "Early in 2017, we announced our company team goal to be the first fleet telematics company to achieve one million connected vehicles built on a single, open platform," says Neil Cawse, CEO, Geotab. "Together we have grown to support over 21,000 businesses, 300,000 users, and 1,000,000 vehicles around the world by focusing on sustainability, scalability, reliability and security."

Skyjack launches its Elevate solution: more than telematics

Skyjack is aiming to disrupt the telematics industry with its newest service: Elevate, a fully customized solution designed specifically for off-highway rental fleets. Launched at The 2018 Rental Show, Skyjack's Elevate solution leaves behind the legacy of on-road telematics and breaks down the barriers to adoption, by providing customers with a product that delivers actionable insights and measurable benefits. 

Fixing construction's productivity problem with technology a target for Volvo

The construction industry has had a troubled history with productivity. Even the smallest construction projects are multi-disciplined events that involve hundreds of individual actions. When scaled up to mega project size, managing the sequencing of man, machine and material so that the right things are done at the right time and place is a logistical headache that the industry has been grappling with for generations. Construction is improving - but its productivity improvements are far slower than the wider economy.

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Total Connectivity on the Job Site

It's not easy to manage a fleet of heavy and support equipment that stretches across many large jobsites across Canada. With hundreds of pieces of equipment and employees involved, tracking where units are, what servicing is needed, and so many more variables can be a monumental challenge.

Trucking operations benefit from trio of new Geotab partners

Geotab has announced the availability of new partner solutions on the Geotab Marketplace. Strategically selected to improve business and driver productivity while helping fleets with regulatory compliance requirements, Descartes MacroPoint, Welltrax by Vertrax and HighJump Prophesy Dispatch TMS join a growing portfolio of mobile apps, software Add-Ins and hardware Add-Ons that enable Geotab customers to customize their fleet management. 

Cat launches Connect for energy and transportation sectors

In the digital age, the world is transforming at a rapid pace, especially in industry with the deployment of the Industrial Internet of Things. That's the same for Caterpillar customers and the industries they serve.  Caterpillar is merging deep domain expertise with digital technologies to create solutions that help customers improve their business operations and better manage risk.

Volvo releases Compact Assist for Soil, providing real-time operator feedback for fast, accurate soil compaction

Compact Assist for Soil offers real-time guidance to the operator by displaying number of passes and Compaction Meter Value (CMV), showing operators the exact number of passes across the entire work area, as well as whether those areas have reached sufficient compaction. This real-time guidance ensures operators of any skill level will easily spot gaps in coverage and won't spend time on unnecessary passes once the soil is sufficiently compacted.

Geotab joins PROFIT 500 for 2017

Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Geotab No. 212 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean's magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Eaton and Geotab partner to boost uptime support

Power management company 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. 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.

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