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Truck Telematics: Putting the Driver at the Heart of the Matter

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Following our 2017 acquisition of truck telematics providers Blue Tree Systems and inthinc, ORBCOMM was recently featured in two Transport Topics articles focusing on the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate regulations from the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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ELDs: 5 Reasons Beyond Compliance for Solution Implementation

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It’s coming. Motor carriers who are currently required to maintain Records of Duty Status (RODS) have until December 18, 2017 to switch from paper to electronic logs to track of Hours of Service (HOS). With the compliance date only two

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Improve Driver Retention by Adding Technology to Your Trailer Operation

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Driver shortages and high turnover are some of the key challenges facing the trucking industry today. In 2014, the American Trucking Association (ATA) estimated a shortage of 30,000 drivers in the US, with the numbers expected to grow to a

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Asset Tracking Driving Better Business Decisions

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Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau recently authored a blog post on the US Department of Transportation’s site announcing a new proposed rule that will requires state transportation agencies to monitor the performance of highways and use the collected data to help

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Trucking Telematics Key to NTSB’s “Most Wanted” Driver Safety Improvements

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Matt Cole at CCJ put together a concise and informative roundup of the top recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board, of which six have an impact on the trucking industry. Several of these recommendations can be met with the

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IVMS (In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems) Keep Drivers Safe When Off the Beaten Path

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For anyone involved in vehicle tracking, driver safety, or managing equipment costs, IVMS is an acronym you’re likely to become a lot more familiar with in the coming year—that is, if you haven’t deployed an IVMS already. In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems

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New Backup Battery and Emergency Voice Keeps Drivers Safe and Connected

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In past posts, we’ve highlighted the advanced fleet management capabilities of the SkyWave IDP-782—ORBCOMM’s integrated, dual-mode communications terminal that delivers reliable connectivity to assets moving in and out of cellular range. Reliable, always-on communications via both cellular and satellite enables

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Tracking the Safety of Mining Workers in the Sub-Saharan Countryside

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Any company operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can tell you one thing with certainty – the country lacks some of the infrastructure that is needed for operating safely and efficiently. While it is a country with

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