technology

Startup company targeting owner-operators with electric Class 8 truck

The Nikola One's operational cost per mile is expected to be somewhere between 20-30 cents per mile, roughly half of most diesel-powered semis, but its purchase price is expected to range from $350,000 to $415,000, depending on options.

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Cummins’ Connected Diagnostics system now available on DriverTech on-board computers

The integration will allow drivers to see urgent engine system faults on the DT4000 system and provides actionable information with Cummins recommendations.

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CoPilot Truck GPS app available for free on Android for two weeks

The in-app purchase of an annual subscription is $69.99 (30 percent off) for a limited time.

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Truckstop.com announces new LoadPay system, gives owner-ops greater control over load payments

Truckstop.com unveiled March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., a new system, LoadPay, that it says will give owner-operators greater control in how they receive payments from brokers and allow them to avoid factoring services to receive their payment.

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CAT Scale adds Comdata as payment option in Weigh My Truck app

Drivers can now use their Comdata cards to pay at a CAT scale using the Weigh My Truck app.

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USA Truck installs driver coaching app on fleet trucks, ties app to driver pay

USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile app in its trucks and adding it to the company's pay-for-performance program to encourage drivers to stay more fuel efficient.

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Video monitor co. Lytx acquired for $500M after record year in 2015

After roughly 50 percent growth in subscriptions in 2015, Lytx has been acquired by a private investment firm for about $500 million.

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Omnitracs announces future partnership with Cummins for ‘over the air’ engine updates

Omnitracs, at its annual outlook conference, unveiled its new Intelligent Vehicle Gateway, a new Windows mobile platform that expands on the capabilities of the Mobile Computing Platform line that Omnitracs inherited from Qualcomm.

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SmartDrive SmartIQ suite: ‘Game changer’ in driver and fleet data, company says

SmartDrive, known for its dual driver-/road-facing camera systems, takes performance indicators to new levels with its new SmartIQ suite.

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Nevada DOT hosts workshop on automated vehicle public policy

The Nevada DOT hosted an automated vehicle public policy workshop in Las Vegas on Jan. 5 to standardize as many regulations as possible across the country on insurance and operational issues.

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