XRS

ELD, fleet management system maker Omnitracs buying competitor XRS for $178M

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced Sept. 2 that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation for $178 million.

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XRS update automates IFTA

Electronic-log and in-vehicle communications software developer XRS' latest software release debuted Sunday, June 22. The new features and enhancements include the debut of XRS Trip Management, automated IFTA filing, upgrades to FLX Forms editing and overall improvements to system performance.

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ELD mandate: Independents’ final straw?

An Overdrive survey shows between 50 and 70 percent of respondents threatening to exit the industry over the electronic-log mandate -- the highest percentages are among independents/small fleets.

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XRS inks Samsung partnership

 XRS is working with Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), to develop an integrated mobile device and software package designed specifically for the trucking industry. The company announced the collaboration during its annual XRS User Event (XUE) in Minneapolis last week. The partnership will bring together XRS compliance and performance tools with Samsung Mobile’s mobile devices. The collaboration will allow drivers to receive select Samsung Mobile devices preloaded with XRS software available for download. The integrated solution ...

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‘Wireless Roadside Inspection’ inches closer to reality

Mobile communications technology stands to transform the way truck inspections take place, with big implications for the CSA program and owner-operator businesses.

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‘e-Inspection’ technology demonstrated in Maryland

Deployed by the Drivewyze bypass service provider with technology partners, hopes for so-called electronic inspections are that they'd ultimately by accepted by FMCSA as credit on a carrier's CSA profile.

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Owner-operators leading new Drivewyze sign-ups

The Drivewyze PreClear weigh-station bypassing service is operational at 218 sites in 15 states across the nation, with the I-81 corridor well-covered.

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Owning your data: Trend toward usage-based insurance pricing

If 10n2 and other companies' predictions come to fruition, it might not be long before it's possible to utilize real-time operational data to negotiate rates with your insurance company.

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Smartphone-based bypass service integrates with Fleet Control

The Drivewyze PreClear bypass service is now offered with DecisionPoint Systems' Fleet Control trucking management suite.

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