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Watch: Silicon Valley panel on trucking tech

Shoaib Makani, CEO of e-log and fleet management software provider KeepTruckin, and heavy-haul marketplace Fr8Star's CEO, Matt Kropp, spoke in the first trucking-technology forum at Fr8Star's San Francisco headquarters.

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Honeywell’s ‘Connected’ tech for drivers, fleets, shippers

Honeywell's Connected Driver Solution offers a new platform to "replace paper and disjointed systems with one integrated system," the company says, "built to simplify the driver's job."

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Rand McNally’s new multifunction tablet combines GPS, dashcam and more in one package

Rand McNally's new dashboard device combines truck-specific navigation, an on-board SiriusXM radio, voice assistance, a built-in dashcam and hands-free calling and texting.

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Drivewyze road-safety alerts come to Penn. turnpike

Weigh-station bypass service Drivewyze is rolling out a rollover-zone and other safety-notifications feature to its PreClear product later this year after a pilot test. Pennsylvania Turnpike is the latest jurisdiction/route to participate to enable safety alerts along routes.

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McLeod Software integrates with Trucker Path’s Truckloads load board

The companies say the integration will be mutually beneficial for their respective users, as more freight will be posted to the Truckloads system for carriers, and more carriers will be able to see the postings from McLeod users.

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NASTC to begin offering PrePass to members

The NASTC PrePass program is available to NASTC members not enrolled in PrePass in the last six months with less than 100 power unites. Fleets must also meet minimum safety score requirements to qualify.

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AppWeigh Bluetooth scale sensors allow scale-free truck weighing

A standard truck and trailer combination would need just two sensors – on the drive axles and the trailer axles.

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New autonomous trucking tech startup looking at taking drivers out of trucks

San Francisco-based Starsky Robotics' system uses software, front- and side-facing radar and camera systems for autonomous highway driving like other autonomous companies, such as Otto and Embark, but it also puts drivers in an office where they can remotely control the truck from a terminal to its delivery destination.

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Truck platooning developer Peloton adds ELD maker Omnitracs as partner, plans roll out this year

Peloton's technology synchronizes braking and acceleration between pairs of trucks through vehicle-to-vehicle communications and radar-based collision avoidance systems. As part of the Omnitracs partnership, Peloton will help to roll out automated vehicle technology to fleets using Omnitracs, beginning with two-truck platooning.

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Omnitracs updates Roadnet Anywhere app, adds route optimization features

Omnitracs says comparing the actual routes with the optimal routes can give more insights for routing decisions.

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