April 2018

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36 commercial carrier journal | april 2018 technology Paragon routing, scheduling software now supports sustainable vehicles P aragon Soware Systems announced enhancements to its routing and scheduling soware to address the potential challenges of planning routes for sustainable vehicles. More logistics operations are committed to low-emissions fuel-efficient technology, which oen comes at the cost of limited range. "Green fleets are on the radar of many logistics operations as they look to minimize their environmental impact by moving away from vehicles powered by petroleum and diesel while also contending with emissions-based restrictions in many urban areas," said William Salter, Paragon's chief executive officer. Paragon said transport planners now will be able to define the actual range of a sustainable truck or van because its routing and scheduling soware restricts the distance of any trip to the vehicle's maximum range. If any subsequent manual adjustments result in extra mileage beyond the vehicle's range, a warn- ing will alert the planner to the potential issue. "With a growing number of low-emissions zones in towns and cities, compa- nies that handle urban deliveries will face added sustainability challenges," said Phil Ingham, Paragon's support director. – Aaron Huff CalAmp, CargoSense team up to give shipments a voice T elematics provider CalAmp announced a part- nership with CargoSense to deliver telematics information on high-value sensitive air cargo. CargoSense, a Soware-as-a-Service company that provides logistics oversight for supply chain networks, said the CalAmp partnership will provide airline companies with real-time data and analyt- ics through reports on valuable shipments such as pharmaceuticals, wine, electronics, live freight and perishables that require specific environmental monitoring during transport. CalAmp's telematics gateway and iOn Tag smart sensors also can be used in trailers to monitor the condition of cargo during transit down to the pallet level. e devices are built to communicate with a trailer-tracking system to report incursions, temperature aberrations and cargo handling, giving shippers and logistics organizations the ability to determine how haulers handle freight and select carriers that meet specific criteria. "Being able to provide peace of mind and ensuring trust is imperative for customers shipping valuable goods," said Richard Kilmer, chief execu- tive officer of CargoSense. – Aaron Huff Paragon said the latest expansion of its software's capabilities will enable transport planners to better plan around limitations for sustainable vehicles. The CargoSense platform is engi- neered to ingest pre-, post- and in-flight data collected from CalAmp's telematics gateways and smart sensor tags. •, an online shipping platform, announced its self-service website now can connect less-than-truckload shippers with carriers by inputting shipment details and comparing rates from thousands of LTL carriers nationwide, saving users time and money. The online shipping marketplace specializes in working with small- to mid-sized businesses and individuals shipping larger-than-parcel items. • Verizon Telematics has rebranded as Veri- zon Connect, completing the integration of its connected vehicle division with two re- cently acquired fleet and mobile workforce management software companies. Former brands within Verizon's connected vehicle portfolio – including Verizon Telematics, Fleetmatics and Telogis – all have been rebranded as Verizon Connect. • DTN, an information services company, announced that is leveraging its expertise in the downstream oil and gas market to assist large consumers of fuel such as trucking fleets, mass transit, rail and waste. DTN said it can help organizations address industry challeng- es by offering real-time allocation updates, normalized data and cost savings for in-house fuel desks. • Instructional Technologies Inc., which pro- vides the Pro-Tread library of training courses for the transportation industry, is offering the Certified TAT Training Program from Truckers Against Trafficking as part of its unlimited client subscription service. After finishing, drivers are issued a certificate demonstrat- ing their knowledge of the issue and course completion. • AT&T integrated Geotab's fleet tracking platform with its Internet of Things fleet management portfolio to launch AT&T Fleet Management for Enterprise and AT&T Fleet Management for Government to help cus- tomers look holistically at vehicles, assets and mobile workers from a single analytics-based platform to track and reduce idling time, opti- mize routing, improve mileage and save fuel. • Trimble Co. announced that Crestwood Transportation, a Houston-based tanker hauler, will install PeopleNet's Mobile Gateway paired with PeopleNet's ConnectedTablets and in-cab ticket printing capabilities throughout its fleet. Trimble said Crestwood chose the PeopleNet products to improve the in-cab experience for drivers and create back-office efficiencies through an integration with the fleet's existing software from PeopleNet's sister company, TMW Systems. INBRIEF

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