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Top 10 Industrial IoT Articles of 2017

2017 was a big year in the world of industrial Internet of Things (IoT), with advances in hardware, sensors, software and analytics that are providing unprecedented visibility for fleet/equipment owners and operators. As a global leader in industrial IoT, M2M

Posted in 1. Transportation, 2. Heavy Equipment, 3. Maritime / AIS, 4. Oil & Gas / Utilities, 5. M2M/IoT Trends, 6. Networks Tagged with: , , , ,

The ELD Mandate is Here: Now What?

Today, December 18, 2017,  the FMCSA’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate deadline finally kicks in. Motor carriers who were required to maintain Records of Duty Status (RODS) before now had until today to switch from paper and logging software to electronic logging

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Heavy Equipment Fleet Analytics and ‘Deep Learning’ Take Predictive Maintenance to the Next Level

Recent headlines from the Wall Street Journal (The Big-Data Future Has Arrived) and Washington Post (Analytics puts midmarket companies in the big leagues) have illustrated that big data and analytics are in the mainstream.  This is all pretty heady stuff,

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Intermodal and IoT: 5 Reasons They are a Match Made in Heaven

As we prepare for the annual Intermodal Europe conference taking place this year in Amsterdam from 28-30 November, our thoughts turn to the current and future role of digitalisation and the Internet of Things (IoT) in fostering modal shift. According

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ELD News: FMSCA Says ELD Violations Will Not Impact CSA Scores Until April 2018

In a new development late yesterday, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officials announced a further relaxation to the full introduction to ELDs by stating that ELD violations will not count towards CSA scores until April 1, 2018. This will be implemented

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New in Satellite Tracking Technology: Introducing the Programmable ST 6100

The ST 6100 is the first in a series of new programmable satellite terminals by ORBCOMM that builds on the technical foundation of the award-winning IsatData Pro terminals, to bring customers IDP functionality along with some great new enhancements. The

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UNIT45 Pioneers Smart Containers for the New Silk Road

Intermodal innovator UNIT45 is helping big name shippers like HP and Friesland Campina to take advantage of the New Silk Road linking China and Europe with a new breed of 45ft temperature-controlled containers optimised for long-distance rail operations. And it

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AIS Service Providers: 3 Key Questions to Ask

Whether you’re using AIS data to track commodity shipments around the world, help the environment by detecting illegal fishing or bilge dumping, or to improve security and surveillance, all these diverse solutions require a complete picture of global maritime vessel

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Trailer Tracking Improves Turn Times and Revs Up Revenue for Christenson Transportation

Discover how high-value, time sensitive freight transporter Christenson implemented ORBCOMM’s trailer tracking solution to optimize tractor-to-trailer ratios, minimize unauthorized trailer use, improve customer visibility of shipments and drive up profitability… Christenson Transportation is a mid-size, family-owned truckload carrier based in

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ELD Mandate: 8 Keys to Success

The ELD mandate is fast approaching. On December 18, 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will require most fleets that are currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS) to record Hours of Service (HOS) using electronic

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