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Orbcomm’s ST 9100 telematics device designed for work in remote areas
Orbcomm's ST 9100 telematics device connects to cellular networks and low-latency satellite communications, allowing for monitoring in remote areas.
November 23, 2020
DPL offers “affordable, quick installing” construction equipment telematics on month-to-month contract
The new AssetCommand Max Tracking System from DPL Telematics is an affordable fleet tracking system with a quick install and advanced features. Details here.
November 13, 2020
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Ahern Rentals lobs patent infringement charges against EquipmentShare in latest round of disputes
Ahern Rentals is claiming rival EquipmentShare has infringed on a patent it purchased in September, the latest in a series of disputes between the companies that include allegations of employee poaching and misappropriating trade secrets. At the heart of Ahern’s newest complaint is U.S. Patent No. 9,193,330, referred to as the ‘330 patent. The patent was […]
October 22, 2020
Bobcat launches Owner Portal website for quick remote machine monitoring
With Bobcat’s Machine IQ wireless communication system generating heaps of useful data on machines in the field, the company has launched a new online dashboard for viewing it all. Located at my.bobcat.com, the Bobcat Owner Portal website gives machine owners and fleet managers easy and quick access to machine location, operating hours, fuel level and […]
October 3, 2019
Mack intros connected vehicle service for improved maintenance planning
Mack Trucks has introduced a connected vehicle service focused on proactive vehicle maintenance planning and fleet operations efficiency. Mack’s dynamic maintenance service further expands the partnership with Noregon, an IoT company specializing in connected vehicle solutions. Mack’s unique approach utilizes the Noregon platform to enhance the dealer user interface and brings the decision-making process closer […]
August 20, 2019
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Volvo launches Haul Assist real-time load monitoring for articulated haulers
Volvo has launched Haul Assist, a load monitoring system for its articulated haulers. The system can operate in Project Mode or Trip Meter Mode. Details here.
June 25, 2019
Deere drops price of telematics subscription
Deere's telematics system subscription structure is changing and will now cost less to make the construction equipment solution more affordable.
June 14, 2019
Deere dealers can now actively monitor your machines to prevent maintenance issues
Both Connected Support and the Machine Health Monitoring Center from Deere will remotely monitor machines and diagnose current or pending issues. More here.
May 21, 2019
Cat PL161 device enables attachment tracking by smartphone, tablet
Now contractors and fleet managers can keep up with their buckets, grapples and other construction equipment attachments quickly and efficiently.
April 12, 2019
Genie Lift Connect telematics offers mixed-fleet solution
Genie‘s Lift Connect telematics program, available in early 2019 in North America, will offer actionable aerial lift machine information to users no matter which brands are in their mobile elevated work platform fleet, according to the company. Featuring dashboards and alert notifications, the Genie Lift Connect program provides fleet managers “with tools to maximize efficiency […]
February 13, 2019
There will be 4.9M construction machines with OEM telematics by 2022, report says
Could construction equipment OEM telematics systems reach an estimated 4.9 million units by 2022? Berg Insight believes it will. Learn more on Equipment World.
January 1, 2019
Cat eRoutes allows contractors to track and coordinate asphalt paving trucks, plants and pavers
Caterpillar's eRoutes allows contractors visibility to asphalt production process to help eliminate paver stops. Learn more about how the system works here.
December 3, 2018
Volvo CE says ActiveCare Direct service takes “the noise out of telematics data”
Almost all of the customers who had a year of the service for free have re-enrolled in the company’s ActiveCare Direct fee-based subscription service. More here.
June 1, 2018
Machine learning, better telematics will spur biggest changes construction has seen in decades
In today's technology-driven world, see how technological advancements can help create safer, more efficient work environments in the construction industry.
May 18, 2018
Goodyear’s new app-based OTR tire gauge, real-time monitoring system create custom reports, track costs
By Marcia Gruver Doyle and Tom Jackson Managing tires on a fleet of equipment is a tough task, but these round rubber assets will cost you big bucks without good record keeping. Most tire manufacturers have tire management software for record keeping, but Goodyear has gone one step further with an enhanced version of its […]
May 3, 2018
Ammann’s ServiceLink provides key compactor data on the go
Ammann says its new ServiceLink mobile monitor for smaller compactors is designed to give accurate fleet data, such as battery status, usage and maintenance intervals. Available through Ammann’s U.S. distributors, ServiceLink data can be accessed through the free Ammann Service App or its Service Portal, giving fleet managers and others machine data on the go. […]
April 23, 2018
Continental ContiConnect automatically displays truck tire pressure, eliminating manual inspections
Tire maker Continental’s new ContiConnect system automatically gauges tire pressure and temperature data every time trucks return to the fleet terminal. Sensors placed in the tires send tire-pressure data through Vodafone Internet of things (IoT) SIM technology, and the results are displayed on a web portal that can be viewed from anywhere, by phone, tablet […]
April 20, 2018
Cat partners with Minetec to expand capabilities of MineStar telematics service
Caterpillar has entered into an agreement with Australian company Minetec to develop underground hard rock mining technology. Cat says the goal of the partnership is to “deliver best-in-class site solutions for mining customers.” The company says the resulting technology will be integrated solutions offered as part of Cat’s MineStar platform. MineStar provides telematics, data analysis, […]
March 1, 2018
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Large and in Charge: This CTL Sets the New Standard For Kubota
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Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
2021 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The latest Fleet Trends Report shows that fleets continued to leverage technology to build resilience and improve their business performance.