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Trucking operations benefit from trio of new Geotab partners

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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Geotab tracks commercial fleet activity in hurricane-struck region

Geotab tracks commercial fleet activity in hurricane-struck region

While disastrous flooding has caused closures on major roads, frontage lanes and exits during one of the nation's costliest disasters, Geotab is providing insight to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The global leader in smart transportation and telematics technology has launched a time-lapse map, which will be updated weekly, to track commercial fleet activity in Houston and surrounding cities.

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Connectivity and Collaboration Hit the Road for Large Infrastructure Jobs

Advances in software and cloud services, such as Leica iCON site and Leica ConX, provide operators with increased control and improved accuracy as well as a streamlined flow of digital data throughout the project.

Heavy construction has come a long way when it comes to grade control and measurement. Gone are the days when ensuring an excavation was progressing correctly involved a surveyor with a grade rod manually checking slopes throughout the project. 

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Detroit Connect portal available for all connected Western Star, Freightliner customers

Detroit Connect portal available for all connected Western Star, Freightliner customers

All Freightliner Trucks and Western Star customers with an active Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services subscription now have access to the Detroit Connect portal. The portal is a hub for new and future connectivity services such as Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service, for Detroit-powered fleets. With the introduction of the new Detroit Connect portal, fleets have access to a variety of vehicle performance data right at their fingertips to empower them to make the best decisions for their business.

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Electronic Logging Device offers drivers an app and telematics integrated with other software

Construction software developer HCSS announces the release of its new electronic logging solution to help construction companies meet the December 2017 deadline to become Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant. This mandate requires drivers who currently use Hours of Service (HOS) paper logbooks to switch to electronic logging with approved electronic logging devices (ELDs) by December 18, 2017. 

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Volvo to offer free ActiveCare Direct for one year on new purchases

Originally debuted at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 with a limited-time enrollment offer, ActiveCare Direct is now available free for one year on new purchases of a wide range of Volvo Construction Equipment models. With ActiveCare Direct, Volvo provides customers with 24/7/365 active machine monitoring, as well as monthly fleet utilization reports to allow customers to spend more time making informed fleet management decisions and less time sorting through data and alarm codes. When a machine requires attention, Volvo alerts the local dealer so they can respond quickly — and the customer's operation continues to run smoothly.

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Machine Health Monitoring Center

The John Deere Machine Health Monitoring Center is changing how the manufacturer and its dealers analyze data and proactively support customers through mainstream technology. A similarly named, but dealer-driven component of this service, is the Machine Monitoring Center. It was launched at CONEXPO where a simulated monitoring centre showed what John Deere dealers are doing everyday - monitoring machines and reacting and responding more efficiently to critical issues that can result in costly downtime.

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Advances in machine control and monitoring

Caterpillar's Command for Loading is a remote control system for the Cat 988K large wheel loader.

Telematics and machine control were discussed extensively as part of the technology focus at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. Here, we provide a look at some of the innovative approaches that manufacturers have taken to advance these important aspects of equipment management and operation.

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