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2022 Press Coverage

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, was recognized as a Gold Globee® Winner in the 2021 Globee® Business Awards. Spireon was named Company of the Year in the Automotive, Transportation, Storage and Logistics category in recognition of its acquisition of LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery business, product innovation and white glove customer service.

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2021 Press Coverage

13th Annual 2021 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, was recognized as a Gold Globee® Winner in the 2021 Globee® Business Awards. Spireon was named Company of the Year in the Automotive, Transportation, Storage and Logistics category in recognition of its acquisition of LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery business, product innovation and white glove customer service.

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What It Takes to Transport the Capitol Christmas Tree

The tree, which was selected as the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, went on a 3,300-mile journey from its home in California to Washington, D.C. Cheney, Washington-based flatbed carrier System Transport was the fleet for the job. With a specially wrapped Kenworth T680 Next Generation tractor, System Transport hauled the tree on a cross-country tour, stopping in 17 communities along the way from Oct. 29 to Nov. 16. The trek culminated with the official tree lighting on the West Lawn in early December. One of the stops was at the Kenworth manufacturing plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, where the Next Gen was assembled, with a special event for plant employees. Spireon’s FleetLocate trailer management technology tracked the journey in real time.

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Top Workplaces 2021: See the list of Orange County’s winning companies

Top Workplaces assesses a company’s ‘organizational health.’ The research from Energage shows that the core elements of organizational health are what employees value most in the workplace and that organizations with high levels of organizational health outperform their peers. Employees want to align with the company’s vision, be challenged by a high-performance culture, and feel that they are valued and that their voices are heard. “During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”

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Supply Chain Issues Help Power Highly Competitive North American Mobile Asset Management Market

With supply chain issues dominating the news, Mobile Asset Management (MAM) solutions are gaining even more credibility and attention in the North American market. Each year, Frost & Sullivan examines the mobile asset management solution category, defining MAM as solutions that remotely locate, monitor, and manage moveable assets that are outside of a company’s four walls. The typical mobile asset management offering includes a wireless hardware tracking device that can be attached to the asset or packaging. Also included are multiple environmental sensors (monitoring temperature, tilt, humidity, etc.), application software, cellular data network service, and a web-based administrative portal.

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Spireon Introduces Live Tracking Platform for US Capitol Christmas Tree

“We are excited to see the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree off for another remarkable journey across our great country,” said Roni Taylor, SVP Strategy and Business Development of Spireon. “This time of year generates enthusiasm, a heightened sense of good will, and deep tradition. We are proud to support and celebrate the spirit of the season and the forests that bring us together.” A next generation of the industry’s first modular trailer tracking solution, Spireon’s FL Flex 2 telematics device was chosen because of its versatile functionality and ability to support a wide range of assets. Spireon is uniquely able to effectively manage and track any type of trailer from dry vans and refrigerated trailers to the specialty flatbed needed to ship oversized cargo like the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. By live tracking the tree’s journey with GPS, Spireon provides a means for local communities along the tree’s whistle stop route to line the streets and welcome the tree as it passes through.

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Getting A Sense Of Trailer Location, Cargo Status Solutions

There’s a cautionary tale told in whispers at fleet industry events of a fleet manager who was plagued by the problem of lost trailers. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t seem to keep track of his cargo carriers. Where were they? Were they loaded? Unloaded? Maintained? These are the questions he mumbled to himself as he walked his trailer yard late at night, a long list of serial numbers illegibly scrawled on the crumpled up piece of paper clutched in his hand, as fleet management madness took hold of his mind. No fleet manager wants to be that guy, but it happens more than most would admit. “The problem is extremely prevalent,” said John Krumheuer, president of transportation, Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company that provides visibility and insight from connected assets. “Shippers are busy packing merchandise and many are short-staffed. They don’t have the time or the resources to keep the trucking companies updated, in a timely manner, regarding when the trailer is loaded and ready for pickup or where the trailer is empty and ready to recover for a backhaul or another load.”

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Truck fleet saves $30K per month with trailer tracking system

In 2016, PTI sought help with its trailer tracking woes from Spireon, an Irvine, California-based provider of trackers and sensors that generate live data-capture information on vehicles, trailers, and other transportation assets. The company chose Spireon’s FleetLocate (FL) product, which provides both trailer tracking and cargo-sensing capabilities, for deployment on its fleet vehicles. The benefits began to add up immediately, since drivers no longer had to worry about whether or not a particular trailer was empty when they arrived to pick it up, the company reports.

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Best-in-Class Tecnology

Spireon, known as the Vehicle Intelligence Company, acquired the popular stolen vehicle recovery system, LoJack, in March, after LoJack announced plans to shutter its U.S. business. Next, Spireon updated the technology platform and rebranded its franchise dealer solution from Kahu to LoJack. The relaunch expands the LoJack offering to deliver proven lot management and service retention tools to dealerships, connected car features to consumers, and to bring LoJack stolen vehicle recovery coverage to both through Spireon’s strong GPS and cellular networks. Brian Skutta, president of automotive at Spireon, notes the brand redesign and technology rollout resonates with dealers. “The market was excited to see someone come in and steward the popular LoJack brand, which has a great reputation with dealers and c consumers,” he says. “We combined the expanded reach of GPS in locating cars with LoJack’s already deep law enforcement relationships and strong name recognition for a best-in-class solution.” 

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Spireon Launches Real-Time Tracking for 2021 US Capitol Christmas Tree

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, launched real-time tracking of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, available now through Nov. 19. It’s currently making its way from Six Rivers National Forest in California to Washington, D.C. Every year since 1970, the USDA Forest Service has provided a tree from one of our national forests to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. In partnership with the nonprofit Choose Outdoors, the tree can be tracked with Spireon’s FleetLocate® trailer management solution at www.capitoltreetracker.com.

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Spireon Launches Real-Time Tracking for 2021 US Capitol Christmas Tree

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, launched real-time tracking of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, available now through Nov. 19. It’s currently making its way from Six Rivers National Forest in California to Washington, D.C. Every year since 1970, the USDA Forest Service has provided a tree from one of our national forests to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. In partnership with the nonprofit Choose Outdoors, the tree can be tracked with Spireon’s FleetLocate® trailer management solution at www.capitoltreetracker.com.

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Capitol Christmas tree tour is trucking’s time to shine

For more than 50 years, a Christmas tree has adorned the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holiday season. Since 1970, the tree has been provided by a different national forest each year to create connections to and celebrate our national forests. This year, the Six Rivers National Forest in California, in partnership with nonprofit Choose Outdoors, will supply and bring “The People’s Tree” – an 84-foot tall White Fir – to 30 communities across our nation as it makes it way to the Capitol in Washington, D.C.For those who are not able to attend one of the 30 community events, TCA member company Spireon has done a great job tracking the tree during its 4,000-mile trek with www.capitoltreetracker.com, which provides real-time GPS location tracking of the tree.

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Spireon Upgrades Trailer Management

Spireon recently introduced the next generation of its FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate. The updated line of Flex devices provides flexibility with options that are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor, the company said. The enhanced IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space.

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Spireon Introduces the Next Generation of Its Modular Trailer Management Solution and IntelliScan Cargo Sensor

Spireon a vehicle intelligence company, is introducing the next generation of the FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate product line, timed with American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE). The updated line of Flex devices provides flexibility with options that are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The next generation IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer-floor space. 

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F3 demos: FreightTech highlights importance of useful data

Spireon provides near-real-time updates for trailer locations. Intelligent trailer management uses cargo sensors that provide quality data for users.
Check out the demo to see how trailer management could improve return on investment and optimize trailer fleets.

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Spireon Introduces Next Gen of Its Modular Trailer Management Solution & IntelliScan® Cargo Sensor

Spireon, the Vehicle Intelligence Company, is introducing the next generation of the FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate® product line, timed with American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE). The updated line of Flex devices provides ultimate flexibility with options that are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced next generation IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space.

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Spireon Introduces Next Gen of Its Modular Trailer Management Solution & IntelliScan® Cargo Sensor

Spireon, the Vehicle Intelligence Company, is introducing the next generation of the FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate® product line, timed with American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE). The updated line of Flex devices provides ultimate flexibility with options that are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced next generation IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space.

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Spireon Adds to FL Flex Suite, IntelliScan

Spireon is updating its FL Flex suite and IntelliScan cargo sensor under the FleetLocate product line. The changes offer more flexibility in the form of faster installations, more power options, wireless sensor capabilities, and an integrated cargo sensor. The next generation of the cargo sensor alone adds volumetric capabilities to offer insights into available space on a trailer floor. Flex suite includes a covert option with wireless sensors and new options for an integrated solar panel. Flex products can be paired with various wired and wireless sensor options including door sensor, PSI ATIS, PSI TPMS, and temperature probes, the company adds.

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Spireon Unveils Next Gen Trailer Management Solution, Cargo Sensor

Spireon is introducing the next generation of the FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate product line. The updated line of Flex devices provides ultimate flexibility with options that are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable and have an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced next generation IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space, the company says.

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Spireon Introduces Next Generation of Asset-Tracking Devices

Spireon has introduced the next generation of its FL Flex tracking devices and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate product line. The asset-tracking technology supplier said its updated line of Flex devices offers greater flexibility, including options that are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable and come with an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to monitor the amount of available trailer floor space. Spireon announced the new products Oct. 25 in conjunction with American Trucking Association’s Management Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.

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Spireon Highlights Trailer Tracking Suite, Cargo Sensor

The updated line of Flex devices are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The updated line of Flex devices are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced next-generation IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space.

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Spireon Introduces the Next generation of Its Modular Trailer management Solution and IntelliScan Cargo Sensor

The industry’s first modular trailer management solution expands to offer faster installation options, wireless sensor capabilities, and adds volumetric capabilities to the IntelliScan cargo sensor…“Our focus continues to be on innovation, and we keep our customers’ needs in mind as we are developing new solutions,” said Kevin Weiss Spireon CEO.  “We were the first to introduce a 99%-accurate IntelliScan cargo sensor, and now we’ve expanded on that technology, teaching it to solve more complex operational challenges for our customers.”

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Dealers Will Soon Have More Choices for Connected Car Services

Today, Connected Car services for dealers mostly rely on independent third parties, using aftermarket OBD2 plug-in devices for data collection. There are many capable providers offering these dealer-focused connected services. Some good examples of these include Spireon LoJack, Dealerware, and Geotab…The choices for connected services available to dealers will continue to evolve rapidly as more of these OEM-provided connections become available, and as new dealer-focused connected services develop.

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Actionable Intelligence Delivers Trailer Transparency

Spireon’s managed trailer service for fleets acts as a personal trailer management consultant, according to the company. The service assumes responsibility for a range of data-related administrative tasks, reports, and analyses that can help improve business operations…“Using Spireon, we can see where our trailers are, how long they’ve been there, and begin charging detention if they’ve been idle for longer than five days,” Pangle says. “We’d been missing out on a lot of money for detention charges because we weren’t sure where trailers were or how long they’d been there. But now, with Spireon reports, we now have a handle on things, and we’re seeing cost benefits now for all aspects of trailer use — from acquisition costs to improved utilization to helping our customers get more proactive about unloading trailers and getting them back into service faster.”

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The Installed Base of Active Cargo Tracking Units to Reach 29 Million by 2025

Berg Insight, the world’s leading IoT market research provider, today released a new market report covering the trailer and cargo container tracking market…Berg Insight ranks ORBCOMM as the largest vendor of tracking solutions for cargo loading units, having a significant installed base of trailers as well as containers. ORBCOMM is together with SkyBitz, Spireon, CalAmp, PowerFleet and Samsara the leading players on the North American trailer telematics market in terms of number of active units.

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Spireon Introduces Its Modular Trailer Management Solution and IntelliScan® Cargo Sensor

Spireon is introducing the next generation of the FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate® product line, timed with American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE). The updated line of Flex devices provides ultimate flexibility with options that are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced next-generation IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space…“Our focus continues to be on innovation, and we keep our customers’ needs in mind as we are developing new solutions,” said Kevin Weiss Spireon CEO.  “We were the first to introduce a 99%-accurate IntelliScan cargo sensor, and now we’ve expanded on that technology, teaching it to solve more complex operational challenges for our customers.”

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Spireon Updates Trailer Management Solution, Cargo Sensor

During the American Trucking Association’s Management Conference & Exhibition, Spireon announced it has expanded it trailer management solution to offer faster installation options and wireless sensor capabilities, as well as add volumetric capabilities to the IntelliScan cargo sensor. Spireon introduced the next generation of its FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate product line. The updated line of Flex devices provides ultimate flexibility with options that are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space.    

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Spireon Introduces the Next Generation of Its Modular Trailer Management Solution and IntelliScan Cargo Sensor

Spireon, the Vehicle Intelligence Company, is introducing the next generation of the FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate product line, timed with American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE). The updated line of Flex devices provides ultimate flexibility with options that are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced next generation IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space.

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Spireon Introduced the Next Gen of its Modular Trailer Management Solution and IntelliScan Cargo Sensor

The industry’s first modular trailer management solution expands to offer faster installation options, wireless sensor capabilities, and adds volumetric capabilities to the IntelliScan cargo sensor. Spireon, the Vehicle Intelligence Company, is introducing the next generation of the FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate product line. The updated line of Flex devices provides ultimate flexibility with options that are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced next generation IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space.

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Spireon Highlights Trailer Tracking Suite, Cargo Sensor

Spireon has introduced the next generation of the FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate product line. The range was featured at the telematics provider’s booth at this week’s American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition. The updated line of Flex devices are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced next generation IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space.

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Spireon Highlights Trailer Tracking Suite, Cargo Sensor

Spireon has introduced the next generation of the FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate product line. The range was featured at the telematics provider’s booth at this week’s American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition. The updated line of Flex devices are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced next generation IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space.

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US Telematics Firm Spireon Enters Indian Market

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced the launch of its subsidiary, Spireon Telematics India Pvt. Ltd. Located in India’s Silicon Valley and world’s fastest growing tech hub, Bengaluru, Spireon Telematics India will be led by technology veteran, Pranab Das, who will oversee a growing team that currently comprises 40 engineers. “Launching our operations in India represents a significant milestone for Spireon and reflects our commitment to leverage the highest caliber of engineering talent—both in the U.S. and abroad—with telematics and cloud expertise,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “With Pranab at the helm, this dedicated engineering hub is a critical part of our global success strategy to continue driving innovation and operational excellence. We’re excited to establish this technology center as part of Spireon’s growing connected vehicle ecosystem and contribute to the company’s leadership in IoT.”

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Spireon Launches its Subsidiary in India

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced the launch of its subsidiary, Spireon Telematics India Pvt. Ltd. Located in India’s Silicon Valley and world’s fastest growing tech hub, Bengaluru, Spireon Telematics India will be led by technology veteran, Pranab Das, who will oversee a growing team that currently comprises 40 engineers. “Launching our operations in India represents a significant milestone for Spireon and reflects our commitment to leverage the highest caliber of engineering talent—both in the U.S. and abroad—with telematics and cloud expertise,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “With Pranab at the helm, this dedicated engineering hub is a critical part of our global success strategy to continue driving innovation and operational excellence. We’re excited to establish this technology center as part of Spireon’s growing connected vehicle ecosystem and contribute to the company’s leadership in IoT.”

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Spireon Expands in India

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, announced the launch of its subsidiary, Spireon Telematics India Pvt. Ltd. Located in India’s Silicon Valley and the world’s fastest-growing tech hub, Bengaluru, Spireon Telematics India will be led by technology veteran, Pranab Das, who will oversee a growing team that currently comprises 40 engineers. “Launching our operations in India represents a significant milestone for Spireon and reflects our commitment to leverage the highest caliber of engineering talent both in the U.S. and abroad with telematics and cloud expertise. With Pranab at the helm, this dedicated engineering hub is a critical part of our global success strategy to continue driving innovation and operational excellence. We’re excited to establish this technology center as part of Spireon’s growing connected vehicle ecosystem and contribute to the company’s leadership in IoT,”  said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon.

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Spireon Expands in India and Appoints Pranab Das as Head Business Operations

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced the launch of its subsidiary, Spireon Telematics India Pvt. Ltd. Located in India’s Silicon Valley and world’s fastest growing tech hub, Bengaluru, Spireon Telematics India will be led by technology veteran, Pranab Das, who will oversee a growing team that currently comprises 40 engineers. “Launching our operations in India represents a significant milestone for Spireon and reflects our commitment to leverage the highest caliber of engineering talent—both in the U.S. and abroad—with telematics and cloud expertise,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “With Pranab at the helm, this dedicated engineering hub is a critical part of our global success strategy to continue driving innovation and operational excellence. We’re excited to establish this technology center as part of Spireon’s growing connected vehicle ecosystem and contribute to the company’s leadership in IoT.”

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Spireon Expands in India, appoints technology veteran to head business operations

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced the launch of its subsidiary, Spireon Telematics India Pvt. Ltd. Located in India’s Silicon Valley and world’s fastest growing tech hub, Bengaluru, Spireon Telematics India will be led by technology veteran, Pranab Das, who will oversee a growing team that currently comprises 40 engineers. “Launching our operations in India represents a significant milestone for Spireon and reflects our commitment to leverage the highest caliber of engineering talent—both in the U.S. and abroad—with telematics and cloud expertise,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “With Pranab at the helm, this dedicated engineering hub is a critical part of our global success strategy to continue driving innovation and operational excellence. We’re excited to establish this technology center as part of Spireon’s growing connected vehicle ecosystem and contribute to the company’s leadership in IoT.”

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Spireon Expands in India, appoints technology veteran to head business operations

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced the launch of its subsidiary, Spireon Telematics India Pvt. Ltd. Located in India’s Silicon Valley and world’s fastest growing tech hub, Bengaluru, Spireon Telematics India will be led by technology veteran, Pranab Das, who will oversee a growing team that currently comprises 40 engineers. “Launching our operations in India represents a significant milestone for Spireon and reflects our commitment to leverage the highest caliber of engineering talent—both in the U.S. and abroad—with telematics and cloud expertise,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “With Pranab at the helm, this dedicated engineering hub is a critical part of our global success strategy to continue driving innovation and operational excellence. We’re excited to establish this technology center as part of Spireon’s growing connected vehicle ecosystem and contribute to the company’s leadership in IoT.”

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Spireon Expands in India, appoints technology veteran to head business operations

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced the launch of its subsidiary, Spireon Telematics India Pvt. Ltd. Located in India’s Silicon Valley and world’s fastest growing tech hub, Bengaluru, Spireon Telematics India will be led by technology veteran, Pranab Das, who will oversee a growing team that currently comprises 40 engineers. “Launching our operations in India represents a significant milestone for Spireon and reflects our commitment to leverage the highest caliber of engineering talent—both in the U.S. and abroad—with telematics and cloud expertise,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “With Pranab at the helm, this dedicated engineering hub is a critical part of our global success strategy to continue driving innovation and operational excellence. We’re excited to establish this technology center as part of Spireon’s growing connected vehicle ecosystem and contribute to the company’s leadership in IoT.”

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Rise of the Smart Trailer

Advances in telematics and data analytics are redefining the technology-enabled freight trailer. The proliferation of inexpensive sensor tags, cameras and data collection hubs combined with real-time reporting and the transition to faster wireless networks have greatly enhanced trailer monitoring capabilities. These changes are driving a new generation of “smart” trailers that are gathering far more data and business intelligence than just a few years ago…As asset tracking has matured, trucking companies have gained access to a wealth of information that extends far beyond dots on a map. Nonetheless, real-time GPS trailer location remains the first priority, said Roni Taylor, senior vice president of strategy and business development at Spireon, the provider of FleetLocate tracking systems. Cargo tracking is another core capability. Spireon, for one, offers a laser- and camera-based cargo sensor that provides data on precisely when the trailer is loaded or unloaded — and available for return or pickup.

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Spireon Expands in India, appoints technology veteran to head business operations

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced the launch of its subsidiary, Spireon Telematics India Pvt. Ltd. Located in India’s Silicon Valley and world’s fastest growing tech hub, Bengaluru, Spireon Telematics India will be led by technology veteran, Pranab Das, who will oversee a growing team that currently comprises 40 engineers. “Launching our operations in India represents a significant milestone for Spireon and reflects our commitment to leverage the highest caliber of engineering talent—both in the U.S. and abroad—with telematics and cloud expertise,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “With Pranab at the helm, this dedicated engineering hub is a critical part of our global success strategy to continue driving innovation and operational excellence. We’re excited to establish this technology center as part of Spireon’s growing connected vehicle ecosystem and contribute to the company’s leadership in IoT.”

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Spireon Expands in India, Adds 40 Engineers

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced the launch of its subsidiary, Spireon Telematics India Pvt. Ltd. Located in India’s Silicon Valley and world’s fastest growing tech hub, Bengaluru, Spireon Telematics India will be led by technology veteran, Pranab Das, who will oversee a growing team that currently comprises 40 engineers. “Launching our operations in India represents a significant milestone for Spireon and reflects our commitment to leverage the highest caliber of engineering talent—both in the U.S. and abroad—with telematics and cloud expertise,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “With Pranab at the helm, this dedicated engineering hub is a critical part of our global success strategy to continue driving innovation and operational excellence. We’re excited to establish this technology center as part of Spireon’s growing connected vehicle ecosystem and contribute to the company’s leadership in IoT.”

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Spireon Expands in India, appoints technology veteran to head business operations

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced the launch of its subsidiary, Spireon Telematics India Pvt. Ltd. Located in India’s Silicon Valley and world’s fastest growing tech hub, Bengaluru, Spireon Telematics India will be led by technology veteran, Pranab Das, who will oversee a growing team that currently comprises 40 engineers. “Launching our operations in India represents a significant milestone for Spireon and reflects our commitment to leverage the highest caliber of engineering talent—both in the U.S. and abroad—with telematics and cloud expertise,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “With Pranab at the helm, this dedicated engineering hub is a critical part of our global success strategy to continue driving innovation and operational excellence. We’re excited to establish this technology center as part of Spireon’s growing connected vehicle ecosystem and contribute to the company’s leadership in IoT.”

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Spireon Expands Operations to India

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced the launch of its subsidiary, Spireon Telematics India Pvt. Ltd. Located in India’s Silicon Valley and world’s fastest growing tech hub, Bengaluru, Spireon Telematics India will be led by technology veteran, Pranab Das, who will oversee a growing team that currently comprises 40 engineers. “Launching our operations in India represents a significant milestone for Spireon and reflects our commitment to leverage the highest caliber of engineering talent—both in the U.S. and abroad—with telematics and cloud expertise,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “With Pranab at the helm, this dedicated engineering hub is a critical part of our global success strategy to continue driving innovation and operational excellence. We’re excited to establish this technology center as part of Spireon’s growing connected vehicle ecosystem and contribute to the company’s leadership in IoT.”

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How the main fleet is fighting labor and trailer challenges

Keeping supply on demand is a never-ending game for logistics providers. But the game is getting harder and harder. The supply chain faces major problems. Demand is skyrocketing, but supply is shrinking. Resource pressure has made trailer management even more difficult, as many people can do more with less effort. You need to increase the visibility of your trailer, but the most important thing is your expertise. “The best thing in the game is running at about 80% [trailer] Francis Roy, vice president of vHub, said: Freight Waves Note that previously, a significant portion of the North American trailer fleet remains unused at all times. “At least 20% of their fleet is unused. Sometimes the reason trailers aren’t used [carriers] Build your fleet based on peak season.“ Businesses are booming, primarily due to the rise of e-commerce, but labor shortages and tight capacity are creating atypical crises felt by large and small businesses. To make matters worse, new trailers are increasingly scarce, and rental and leasing options are no longer working. “Historically, the fleet thought,’just add a trailer or another body,’ but now it’s not that easy,” said Glenn Williams, vice president of product management and sales engineering at Spireon.

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Good Question – Readers Weigh In

What ’s the first thing you would do to address the truck driver shortage? Leverage technology to do more with less in order to reduce operational friction. I would optimize my drivers’ time and give them the ability to see what trailers are loaded/unloaded, exact pick-up locations, and trailer odometers for maintenance.
—John Krumheuer, President, Transportation, Spireon

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Are Dealers Ready for “Telematics Right to Repair?”

“Right to Repair” Significantly Expanded In the November, 2020 election, voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed a ballot initiative, Question 1, by an overwhelming margin (75% approved). Question 1 requires that OEM’s make diagnostic data collected remotely — through OEM telematics systems — available to individual vehicle owners and to independent repair shops. The 2020 initiative expands on a “Right to Repair” initiative passed in 2013. The original initiative required OEM’s to make diagnostic and repair data available to individual owners or independent repair shops. In 2013, this meant that OEM’s had to provide data access to diagnostic repair tools. 

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Estes Express Lines Partners with Spireon

Nation’s Largest Privately Owned Freight Carrier to Deploy Spireon Telematics on 40,000 Assets to Improve Driver Experience and Continuous Process Improvement. “Estes’ decision to adopt Spireon’s FleetLocate is rooted in our commitment to leverage innovative technology to continuously improve operational efficiency and service to our customers,” said Webb Estes, VP of Process Improvement. “Having evaluated several solutions, we selected Spireon because of its superior technology and unique approach to creating a long-term partnership. The Spireon team understood our pain points, talked us through our options, and showed us proof of our future ROI. Spireon’s solution will provide visibility into the location and status of all our assets, streamline operations, improve the driver experience, and ultimately allow us to deliver a superior experience to our customers.”

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Spireon creates Managed Services for trailers

Spireon now offers a Managed Services solution to help customers extend the value of its FleetLocate by optimizing trailer management. Pilot customers of the new offering experienced a return on investment of more than 200% on average in the first year, the company said. Recognizing the human touch is required to take full advantage of the benefits of trailer management systems, Spireon acts as a personal trailer management consultant, allowing carriers to spend more time managing their customers, drivers, and trucks, while Spireon handles their trailer management and drives the ROI. Spireon’s operations analysts assume responsibility for maintaining and anticipating the need for a range of data related administrative tasks, reports, and analyses to improve business operations and lower expenses.

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Spireon Says Managed Services Increases Trailer Management

Spireon now offers a managed services solution to help customers further extend the value of Spireon’s FleetLocate by optimizing trailer management. Pilot customers of the new offering experienced a return on investment of more than 200 percent on average in the first year. Recognizing the human touch is required to take full advantage of the benefits of trailer management systems, Spireon acts as a personal trailer management consultant, allowing carriers to spend more time managing their customers, drivers and trucks while Spireon handles their trailer management and drives the ROI. 

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For-Hire Truckload Carrier Saves $30K a Month with Spireon’s Trailer Management Solution

Investing in trailer tracking is a long-term commitment that requires the right partner to enhance your business. “Buying a telematics solution from a third-party technology provider that has the ability work on multiple trailer OEMs makes the most sense for fleets. Solutions exist from wire harness suppliers, but they only focus on their proprietary harness, which becomes a limiter for many fleets. As the trailer becomes smarter, with sensors being added to different components, the trailer tracker provider can start to serve as the communication gateway,” says Deppeler. After speaking with multiple telematics providers, Paper Transport ultimately decided to partner with Spireon. “With Spireon’s cargo sensing technology, I can feel confident that trailers are empty and ready when our drivers show up for pickup,” he adds.
Over the years, Spireon’s understanding of Paper Transport’s needs and combined partnership with Paper Transport has allowed us to improve cargo sensor to the 99% accuracy device it is today. The other key factor that led Paper Transport to choose Spireon over other telematics providers was the ability to integrate FleetLocate with their own APIs.

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June Trailer Orders Reach 11,000

U.S. trailer orders in June came in at 10,952 units, down from 13,441 a year earlier, ACT Research reported, marking the first year-over-year decline in net orders since May 2020. The order softness belied ongoing demand for trailers in a strong freight market. But supply chain shortages, uncertainty about next year’s pricing and labor availability persist — causing production to be less than robust.

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Estes Express first major LTL to deploy trailer tracking

Sales of trailer tracking and monitoring systems have been healthy among truckload carriers. This year has seen a record high with fleets upgrading to 4G and 5G devices with expanded functionality to avoid service disruptions from sunsetting 3G CDMA cellular networks. Use of the technology has been far less common in the less-than-truckload industry sector. Comparatively, LTL fleets operate trailer equipment in a tighter network with more terminal locations, but this doesn’t make assets any easier to manage. With rising demand from e-commerce, LTL carriers are under pressure to increase capacity. Some are turning to trailer tracking as a way to accomplish this and other needs.

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Momentum building to slash detention times

Telematics solutions provider Spireon leads the way for carriers to improve detention time. Findings from a recent Spireon white paper survey, conducted in conjunction with FreightWaves, found that about 40% of carriers reported losing more than $500 per trailer per week in detention costs. Even for a smaller carrier with just 15 trailers, that level of detention costs could lead to over $390,000 in lost revenue over the course of a year. Detention time spent at shipping and receiving facilities is draining the industry dry in terms of time and money.

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How Your Car Watches Everything You Do And Everywhere You Go

“Not all cars are equal,” LeMere told Forbes. “It’s tough to say blanket statements like all modern day cars record location data when you’re not using them because that’s not true… some do, some don’t. It could be in the infotainment system, it could be in the telematics module. It could even be in the brake light module… And there’s over 25GB of data per hour flowing around this [car] network, and the modules have to communicate with one another to make the car actually just work. It’s up to the individual developers of those modules what they choose to record.”

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CalAmp Posts Mixed Results; Shares Open 6% Lower

Shares of CalAmp Corp. (CAMP) opened 6% on Friday after the company reported mixed Q1 results, with lower-than-expected revenue growth due to global components shortages. CalAmp Corp is a connected intelligence company, helping businesses and people track, monitor, and recover vital assets with real-time visibility and insights.
The company reported adjusted earnings of $0.08 per share, a cent better than analysts’ expectations of $0.07 per share. However, revenues of $79.7 billion lagged the consensus estimate of $80.25 billion. The company reported earnings of $0.09 per share in the prior-year period.

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System Transport tapped to deliver Capitol Christmas tree this year

System Transport was selected as the hauler for this year’s tree at the recommendation of Kenworth Truck Company and based on industry reputation on the West Coast according to Bruce Ward, president of Choose Outdoors, the non-profit partner that assists the USDA Forest Service with coordinating the annual delivery.

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Spireon rebrands Kahu connected-car suite as LoJack

Spireon completed a technology platform update and rebranding of that franchised dealer solution from Kahu, to LoJack, which was the business the company acquired from CalAmp in March. Spireon highlighted in a news release that the relaunch significantly expands the LoJack offering, bringing “proven” lot management and service retention tools to dealerships and connected car features to consumers. In addition, LoJack stolen vehicle recovery coverage is now nationwide, utilizing Spireon’s GPS and cellular networks. “This brand redesign and technology rollout is significant for LoJack dealers. The expanded reach of GPS in locating cars combined with LoJack’s already deep law enforcement relationships and strong name recognition are now combined for a best-in-class solution,” said Brian Skutta, president of automotive at Spireon.

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Spireon relaunches the LoJack brand with improved technology and connected-car functionality

Spireon, the Vehicle Intelligence Company, completed a technology platform update and rebranding of its franchise dealer solution from Kahu, to LoJack™. The relaunch significantly expands the LoJack offering, bringing proven lot management and service retention tools to dealerships, and connected car features to consumers. In addition, LoJack stolen vehicle recovery coverage is now nationwide, utilizing Spireon’s strong GPS and cellular networks. “This brand redesign and technology rollout is significant for LoJack dealers. The expanded reach of GPS in locating cars combined with LoJack’s already deep law enforcement relationships and strong name recognition are now combined for a best-in-class solution,” said Brian Skutta, president of automotive at Spireon.

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LoJack is Back and More Connected Thanks to Spireonnd connected-car functionality

Spireon, the Vehicle Intelligence Company, completed a technology platform update and rebranding of its franchise dealer solution from Kahu, to LoJack™. The relaunch significantly expands the LoJack offering, bringing proven lot management and service retention tools to dealerships, and connected car features to consumers. In addition, LoJack stolen vehicle recovery coverage is now nationwide, utilizing Spireon’s strong GPS and cellular networks. “This brand redesign and technology rollout is significant for LoJack dealers. The expanded reach of GPS in locating cars combined with LoJack’s already deep law enforcement relationships and strong name recognition are now combined for a best-in-class solution,” said Brian Skutta, president of automotive at Spireon.

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Spireon Elevates Prem Hareesh to Chief Technology Officer

Vehicle Intelligence Company Spireon announced the promotion of Prem Hareesh to chief technology officer (CTO). Previously Spireon’s senior vice president of engineering, in his expanded role Hareesh will drive technology and product innovation across business units to benefit Spireon’s more than 20,000 customers and 4 million connected vehicles. As CTO, he will provide executive leadership for the design and management of new product development and support for all Spireon hardware, software and platform services.

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Spireon Elevates Elevates Internal Exec to CTO

Vehicle Intelligence Company Spireon announced the promotion of Prem Hareesh to chief technology officer (CTO). Previously Spireon’s senior vice president of engineering, in his expanded role Hareesh will drive technology and product innovation across business units to benefit Spireon’s more than 20,000 customers and 4 million connected vehicles. As CTO, he will provide executive leadership for the design and management of new product development and support for all Spireon hardware, software and platform services.

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT | Cargo Security

IntelliScan Image Capture and Retrieval: Spireon’s cargo sensing technology complements its Intelligent Trailer Management platform to provide actionable intelligence on trailer assets. The solution can detect cargo load shift before doors open. It minimizes cargo damage by detecting improper loading and also helps with the recovery of stolen cargo with timestamped documentation.

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Podcast: How Electric Trucks Will Change Your Fleet Management

Electric trucks are here. At this point, every major OEM either has trucks available for order or in development, but if you are interested in adding some of these models to your fleet, there is a lot of preparation that needs to be done ahead of time.

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The Landing is open for business

A long-awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held in a new building that has forever changed Dyersville’s riverfront and improved the economic strength of the downtown area. During a ceremony at The Landing, located just behind Textile Brewing Company, the Dyersville Economic Development Corp. along with the Dyersville Chamber of Commerce and several representatives from city government gathered to honor the countless people whose dedication made the day possible. The event included ribbon cuttings for Archiprop, Merit Construction, Spireon and Select Physical Therapy and was followed by small tours of the facility and several of the finished residential units above.

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CalAmp Unveils Supply Chain Visibility Solution for Refrigerated Vaccines and High-Value Shipments

CalAmp® (Nasdaq: CAMP), a connected intelligence company that helps people and businesses work smarter, today unveiled its new SC1302™ single-use smart tracking device that can monitor temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. The smart device provides granular visibility for the safe and efficient transport of COVID-19 vaccines and other pharmaceuticals and perishables, as well as various electronics and other high-value shipments. The new environmental sensor is commercially available, and first shipments are anticipated in the first half of 2021.

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CalAmp Appoints FedEx Ground CEO Henry J. Maier to its Board of Directors

CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, announced today that Henry J. Maier, president and CEO of FedEx Ground, will be appointed to its Board of Directors effective June 1, 2021.

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Auto Tech Company Wins Eligibility Challenge to Rival’s Patent

A Tennessee district court judge invalidated a patent covering an inventory management system, delivering a win to Procon Analytics LLC in a dispute with a rival automotive telematics company. Judge Jon McCalla in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee dismissed the case after finding Spireon Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 10,089,598 is invalid because it covers only an abstract idea. “The ’598 Patent is directed to tasks inherent to the business practice and process of vehicle inventory management that have been available as long as the existence of car dealerships,” McCalla wrote in a Tuesday…


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Connected Car Technology Drives Service Retention and Reduced Time to Purchase

In 2020, the automotive industry fell short of the forecasted 17.1 million new vehicles sold as the pandemic disrupted a five-year record of annual U.S. auto sales, resulting in a 15% decline year-over-year. The auto industry was expected to produce 700,000 fewer cars than planned for the first quarter of 2021, according to IHS Markit. In addition to reduced inventories, car dealerships also face a shift in consumer behavior. Many prospective buyers now expect digital shopping options, including extended test drives and home delivery. 


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Connected Car Technology Drives Service Retention and Reduced Time to Purchase

In 2020, the automotive industry fell short of the forecasted 17.1 million new vehicles sold as the pandemic disrupted a five-year record of annual U.S. auto sales, resulting in a 15% decline year-over-year. The auto industry was expected to produce 700,000 fewer cars than planned for the first quarter of 2021, according to IHS Markit. In addition to reduced inventories, car dealerships also face a shift in consumer behavior. Many prospective buyers now expect digital shopping options, including extended test drives and home delivery. 


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Connected Car Technology Drives Service Retention and Reduced Time to Purchase

In 2020, the automotive industry fell short of the forecasted 17.1 million new vehicles sold as the pandemic disrupted a five-year record of annual U.S. auto sales, resulting in a 15% decline year-over-year. The auto industry was expected to produce 700,000 fewer cars than planned for the first quarter of 2021, according to IHS Markit. In addition to reduced inventories, car dealerships also face a shift in consumer behavior. Many prospective buyers now expect digital shopping options, including extended test drives and home delivery. 


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2020 OC 500 – Kevin Weiss

“While 2020 has served up challenges to many industry sectors, I’m incredibly proud of the Spireon team’s continued focus and momentum in delivering connected vehicle technology to increase safety and productivity, boost profits and protect assets.” 


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Why Is A Connected Vehicle So Important?

Smart Cities, Smart Buildings and now Smart vehicles. In this episode, Laurie talks with Tom Robertson from Spireon about what our future in driving holds.


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Spireon Acquires CalAmp’s LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business

CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, and Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, announced that Spireon has acquired the LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business from CalAmp. The integration of the LoJack U.S. business bolsters Spireon’s position as a leading provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers, while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives. “Spireon’s decision to acquire the LoJack U.S. business reinforces our longstanding commitment to deliver 24×7 asset visibility and actionable insights that boost profits, protect assets and increase safety and productivity,” stated Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “The combination of LoJack’s brand equity with Spireon’s modern technology and award-winning customer service and support creates a powerful platform for continued innovation for current and future auto dealers and consumers.” 


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Spireon Acquires CalAmp’s LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business

CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, and Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, announced that Spireon has acquired the LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business from CalAmp. The integration of the LoJack U.S. business bolsters Spireon’s position as a leading provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers, while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives. “Spireon’s decision to acquire the LoJack U.S. business reinforces our longstanding commitment to deliver 24×7 asset visibility and actionable insights that boost profits, protect assets and increase safety and productivity,” stated Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “The combination of LoJack’s brand equity with Spireon’s modern technology and award-winning customer service and support creates a powerful platform for continued innovation for current and future auto dealers and consumers.” 


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Spireon Acquires CalAmp’s LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business

CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, and Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, announced that Spireon has acquired the LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business from CalAmp. The integration of the LoJack U.S. business bolsters Spireon’s position as a leading provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers, while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives. “Spireon’s decision to acquire the LoJack U.S. business reinforces our longstanding commitment to deliver 24×7 asset visibility and actionable insights that boost profits, protect assets and increase safety and productivity,” stated Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “The combination of LoJack’s brand equity with Spireon’s modern technology and award-winning customer service and support creates a powerful platform for continued innovation for current and future auto dealers and consumers.” 


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Spireon Acquires LoJack®

CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, and Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, announced that Spireon has acquired the LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business from CalAmp. The integration of the LoJack U.S. business bolsters Spireon’s position as a leading provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers, while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives. “Spireon’s decision to acquire the LoJack U.S. business reinforces our longstanding commitment to deliver 24×7 asset visibility and actionable insights that boost profits, protect assets and increase safety and productivity,” stated Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “The combination of LoJack’s brand equity with Spireon’s modern technology and award-winning customer service and support creates a powerful platform for continued innovation for current and future auto dealers and consumers.” 


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Spireon Acquires CalAmp’s LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business

CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, and Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, announced that Spireon has acquired the LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business from CalAmp. The integration of the LoJack U.S. business bolsters Spireon’s position as a leading provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers, while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives. “Spireon’s decision to acquire the LoJack U.S. business reinforces our longstanding commitment to deliver 24×7 asset visibility and actionable insights that boost profits, protect assets and increase safety and productivity,” stated Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “The combination of LoJack’s brand equity with Spireon’s modern technology and award-winning customer service and support creates a powerful platform for continued innovation for current and future auto dealers and consumers.” 


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FreightWaves Haul Of Fame: Tipping The Hat To The Irish!

Shamrock Trucking was founded in 2001 in Warminster, Pennsylvania, which is about 30 miles north of Philadelphia. It offers truckload, less-than-truckload and expedited transportation services and solutions. The company operates in the 48 contiguous states with dedicated divisions in the Northeast and Southeast. It provides irregular route, regional and brokered truckload transportation, as well as dedicated contract carriage. Shamrock Trucking’s fleet includes 50 tractors and 230 dry van trailers. They are equipped with OmniTracs and Spireon satellite systems.


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FreightWaves Haul Of Fame: Tipping The Hat To The Irish!

Shamrock Trucking was founded in 2001 in Warminster, Pennsylvania, which is about 30 miles north of Philadelphia. It offers truckload, less-than-truckload and expedited transportation services and solutions. The company operates in the 48 contiguous states with dedicated divisions in the Northeast and Southeast. It provides irregular route, regional and brokered truckload transportation, as well as dedicated contract carriage. Shamrock Trucking’s fleet includes 50 tractors and 230 dry van trailers. They are equipped with OmniTracs and Spireon satellite systems.


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Spireon Buys LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business From CalAmp

(RTTNews) – Spireon has acquired the LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery business from CalAmp (CAMP). CalAmp noted that the integration of the LoJack U.S. business bolsters Spireon’s position as the leading provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers, while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives.


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Spireon Acquires CalAmp’s US Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business For Undisclosed Sum

Vehicle intelligence company Spireon acquired technology solutions provider CalAmp Corp’s (NASDAQ: CAMP) LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The integration of the LoJack U.S. business boosted Spireon’s position as the provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives.


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Spireon Acquires CalAmp’s US Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business For Undisclosed Sum

Vehicle intelligence company Spireon acquired technology solutions provider CalAmp Corp’s (NASDAQ: CAMP) LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The integration of the LoJack U.S. business boosted Spireon’s position as the provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives.


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Spireon Acquires CalAmp’s US Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business For Undisclosed Sum

Vehicle intelligence company Spireon acquired technology solutions provider CalAmp Corp’s (NASDAQ: CAMP) LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The integration of the LoJack U.S. business boosted Spireon’s position as the provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives.


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Spireon Buys LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business From CalAmp

(RTTNews) – Spireon has acquired the LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery business from CalAmp (CAMP). CalAmp noted that the integration of the LoJack U.S. business bolsters Spireon’s position as the leading provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers, while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives. CalAmp said it will retain and continue to expand LoJack International, which operates as a subscription-based SaaS business, and CalAmp will also retain ownership of the LoJack patents and trademarks.


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Spireon acquires CalAmp’s stolen vehicle solution

Two technology providers familiar with independent and buy-here, pay-here dealerships just struck a deal. According to a news release posted on Tuesday, CalAmp and Spireon announced that Spireon has acquired the LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business from CalAmp. Executives said the integration of the LoJack U.S. business bolsters Spireon’s position as a leading provider of aftermarket telematics for dealers, while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives. “Spireon’s decision to acquire the LoJack U.S. business reinforces our longstanding commitment to deliver 24×7 asset visibility and actionable insights that boost profits, protect assets and increase safety and productivity,” Spireon chief executive officer Kevin Weiss said in the news release.


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Spireon Buys U.S. LoJack From CalAmp

Vehicle tracking company Spireon Inc. has acquired the LoJack U.S. stolen vehicle recovery business from CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), the two companies, both based in Irvine, said in a statement today. Financial details were not disclosed. “The integration of the LoJack U.S. business bolsters Spireon’s position as the leading provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers, while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives,” according to the statement.


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Spireon Acquires CalAmp’s US Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business For Undisclosed Sum

Vehicle intelligence company Spireon acquired technology solutions provider CalAmp Corp’s (NASDAQ: CAMP) LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The integration of the LoJack U.S. business boosted Spireon’s position as the provider of aftermarket telematics for automotive dealers while supporting CalAmp’s focus on its strategic global software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives.


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How Cargo Sensing Technology Helps Fleets Minimize Cargo Damage, Recover Stolen Cargo and Improve Detention Billing

As the technology continues to improve, fleets can use various reporting, dashboarding or alerting tools to visualize and interpret the data, which in turn, helps optimize operational efficiency. Inefficient cargo management kills profitability for truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL) and private fleets alike. At a time when fleets are working to recoup the losses associated with last year’s freight volume fluctuations, it’s vitally important to be equipped with cargo management tools that offer comprehensive, consistent visibility inside the trailer.


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Spireon Updates GoldStar Product

Spireon, a vehicle intelligence company, announced the launch of a new wireless version of GoldStar , the company’s award-winning vehicle tracking and collateral management solution for buy-here, pay-here dealers and auto lenders. The first wireless device for the top-rated GPS provider, the new GoldStar Wireless hardware can be self-installed and activated within minutes to facilitate crucial data collection, monitor default predictions, locate on demand, and, when necessary, streamline quick asset recoveries.


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Lot Management Done Right

Many companies claim they have a lot management solution, but a closer inspection reveals that it is not a solution built for dealers to manage their lot. The solutions being talked about are actually built for consumers and focused on consumer applications such as infotainment, safety and tracking their cars after purchase.  OnStar, Ford Sync, Lojack, Spireon, and others can help consumers find their car when they leave the mall, but how does that help dealers manage their operations?


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Spireon names president for combined portfolio

Spireon, a North American telematics provider, is combining its fleet and trailer products into a combined transportation portfolio that will be led by president John Krumheuer. Krumheuer joins the business with 20 years of experience in the sector, and has previously served as senior vice-president of sales for SmartDrive, and vice-president of sales and account management at PeopleNet.


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Spireon Appoints Executive

Spireon announced the unification of its fleet and trailer product offerings into a combined transportation portfolio and appointed John Krumheuer as its president. A veteran sales leader with over 20 years’ experience in transportation technology, including senior roles with telematics and fleet management platform providers, Krumheuer takes the reins at a pivotal time to expand the business and drive future growth. “John’s extensive knowledge of day-to-day fleet and trailer operations and wealth of experience problem solving on behalf of more than 3,500 clients throughout the course of his career make him a welcome addition to the Spireon executive team,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon.


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TravelCenters of America expands services with FleetLocate installation

Spireon and TravelCenters of America are collaborating to bring installation services for FleetLocate trailer telematics devices to TA Truck Service centers.
Professional drivers can now have new trailer telematics solutions installed, or have existing ones upgraded, while visiting one of more than 250 TA Truck Service centers nationwide, or when utilizing TA’s TechOn-SITE mobile maintenance crews.


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TravelCenters of America expands services with FleetLocate installation

Spireon and TravelCenters of America are collaborating to bring installation services for FleetLocate trailer telematics devices to TA Truck Service centers.
Professional drivers can now have new trailer telematics solutions installed, or have existing ones upgraded, while visiting one of more than 250 TA Truck Service centers nationwide, or when utilizing TA’s TechOn-SITE mobile maintenance crews.


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Trucking employment dipped in January – a first since April

TA expands telematics offerings with Spireon trailer telematics. TravelCenters of America is partnering with Spireon to bring installation services for FleetLocate trailer telematics devices to TA Truck Service centers. Truckers can now have new trailer telematics systems installed or have existing ones upgraded at TA Truck Service centers. Prior to this partnership, Spireon arranged for all installations to take place on-site at a carrier’s location. Now, carriers can also service their trailers while they are on the road.


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TA Truck Service expands telematics capabilities with Spireon FleetLocate devices

TA expands telematics offerings with Spireon trailer telematics. This collaboration will increase speed and efficiency for fleets to deploy or refresh trailer telematics solutions, and allow fleets to service their trailers while on the road. Spireon and TravelCenters of America Inc. are collaborating to bring installation services for FleetLocate trailer telematics devices to TA Truck Service centers. Professional drivers can now have new trailer telematics solutions installed, or have existing ones upgraded, while visiting one of over 250 TA Truck Service centers nationwide or when utilizing TA’s TechOn-SITE mobile maintenance crews. The collaboration increases the speed and efficiency at which carriers can deploy or refresh trailer telematics solutions. Prior to this partnership, Spireon arranged for all installations to take place on-site at a carrier’s location. Now, carriers can also service their trailers while they are on the road, ensuring the highest quality service and convenience with scheduling and expediting of any new deployment or equipment upgrade.


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TA Truck Service Can Install Spireon FleetLocate

Spireon and TravelCenters of America are collaborating to bring installation services for FleetLocate trailer telematics devices to TA Truck Service centers. Professional drivers can now have new trailer telematics solutions installed, or have existing ones upgraded, while visiting one of more than 250 TA Truck Service centers nationwide, or when using TA’s TechOn-Site mobile maintenance crews. The collaboration increases the speed and efficiency at which carriers can deploy or refresh trailer telematics solutions. Prior to this partnership, Spireon arranged for all installations to take place on-site at a carrier’s location. Now, carriers can also service their trailers while they are on the road.


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TA Truck Service Can Install Spireon FleetLocate

Spireon and TravelCenters of America are collaborating to bring installation services for FleetLocate trailer telematics devices to TA Truck Service centers. Professional drivers can now have new trailer telematics solutions installed, or have existing ones upgraded, while visiting one of more than 250 TA Truck Service centers nationwide, or when using TA’s TechOn-Site mobile maintenance crews. The collaboration increases the speed and efficiency at which carriers can deploy or refresh trailer telematics solutions. Prior to this partnership, Spireon arranged for all installations to take place on-site at a carrier’s location. Now, carriers can also service their trailers while they are on the road.


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TA Truck Service expands telematics capabilities by adding Spireon FleetLocate devices

Spireon and TravelCenters of America Inc. are collaborating to bring installation services for FleetLocate trailer telematics devices to TA Truck Service centers. Drivers can now have new trailer telematics solutions installed, or have existing ones upgraded, while visiting one of more than 250 TA Truck Service centers nationwide or when utilizing TA’s TechOn-Site mobile maintenance crews.


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TA Truck Service Can Install Spireon FleetLocate

Spireon and TravelCenters of America Inc. are collaborating to bring installation services for FleetLocate trailer telematics devices to TA Truck Service centers. Drivers can now have new trailer telematics solutions installed, or have existing ones upgraded, while visiting one of more than 250 TA Truck Service centers nationwide or when utilizing TA’s TechOn-Site mobile maintenance crews.


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TA Truck Service Expands Telematics Capabilities With Addition of Spireon FleetLocate Devices

Vehicle Intelligence Company, Spireon and TravelCenters of America Inc. are collaborating to bring installation services for FleetLocate trailer telematics devices to TA Truck Service centers. Professional drivers can now have new trailer telematics solutions installed, or have existing ones upgraded, while visiting one of over 250 TA Truck Service centers nationwide, or when utilizing TA’s TechOn-SITE mobile maintenance crews.


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TA Truck Service Expands Telematics Capabilities With Addition of Spireon FleetLocate Devices

TravelCenters of America Inc. and vehicle intelligence Company Spireonre are collaborating to bring installation services for FleetLocate® trailer telematics devices to TA Truck Service centers. Professional drivers can now have new trailer telematics solutions installed, or have existing ones upgraded, while visiting one of over 250 TA Truck Service centers nationwide or when utilizing TA’s TechOn-SITE mobile maintenance crews.


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TA Truck Service Centers now install Spireon telematics

A major truck stop chain has partnered with a vehicle intelligence company to install trailer telematics devices at its truck service centers. TravelCenters of America Inc. today announced it’s collaborating with Spireon to have new trailer telematics solutions installed, or have existing ones upgraded, while visiting one of over 250 TA Truck Service centers nationwide or when utilizing TA’s TechOn-SITE mobile maintenance crews.


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Spireon Introduces FL360 with Optional Dashcam to Streamline Fleet Operations

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, is announcing the availability of the new FL360™, a modular vehicle tracking hardware device, with the all new, optional FL Dashcam. The FL Dashcam is enabled by Surfsight, a solution of Lytx® – the global leader and pioneer in video telematics. This future-proof dual camera complements the advanced features and diagnostics of the new FL360 solution and existing FleetLocate™ offerings, with video evidence and vision-based artificial intelligence to take the optimization of fleet operations and risk management to a whole new level.


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Spireon Launches FL360 with Optional FL Dashcam to Streamline Fleet Operations

Spireon announced the availability of the new FL360™, a modular vehicle tracking hardware device with the all-new, optional FL Dashcam. Surfsight™, a solution of Lytx®, a global leader in video telematics, enables the FL Dashcam. This future-proof dual camera complements the advanced features and diagnostics of the new FL360 solution and existing FleetLocate™ offerings. Yet it adds video evidence and vision-based artificial intelligence to take fleet operations and risk management to a new level.
“There is a clear demand from our partners and the market for a consolidated single tracking device with integrated video,” says Reza Hemmati, vice president of product management for Spireon. “Having a single tracking device greatly simplifies the sales process, inventory management, and ongoing support for our partners. 


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Spireon Launches FL360 with Optional FL Dashcam to Streamline Fleet Operations

Spireon announced the availability of the new FL360™, a modular vehicle tracking hardware device with the all-new, optional FL Dashcam. Surfsight™, a solution of Lytx®, a global leader in video telematics, enables the FL Dashcam. This future-proof dual camera complements the advanced features and diagnostics of the new FL360 solution and existing FleetLocate™ offerings. Yet it adds video evidence and vision-based artificial intelligence to take fleet operations and risk management to a new level.
“There is a clear demand from our partners and the market for a consolidated single tracking device with integrated video,” says Reza Hemmati, vice president of product management for Spireon. “Having a single tracking device greatly simplifies the sales process, inventory management, and ongoing support for our partners. 


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Spireon Launches Tracking Hardware, Video-Based Solution

Spireon announced a new modular vehicle tracking hardware device that includes optional dash cam capabilities using Lytx technology, available for the FleetLocate tracking system. Spireon’s new FL360 vehicle tracking tool features the optional FL Dashcam, which is powered by Lytx’s Surfsight solution, the company said in a news release. The dual camera complements the advanced features and diagnostics of the new FL360 solution and existing FleetLocate offerings, with video evidence and vision-based artificial intelligence for optimized fleet operations and risk management.


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Spireon Launches Tracking Hardware, Video-Based Solution

Spireon announced a new modular vehicle tracking hardware device that includes optional dash cam capabilities using Lytx technology, available for the FleetLocate tracking system. Spireon’s new FL360 vehicle tracking tool features the optional FL Dashcam, which is powered by Lytx’s Surfsight solution, the company said in a news release. The dual camera complements the advanced features and diagnostics of the new FL360 solution and existing FleetLocate offerings, with video evidence and vision-based artificial intelligence for optimized fleet operations and risk management.


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Spireon Launches Tracking Hardware, Video-Based Solution

Spireon announced a new modular vehicle tracking hardware device that includes optional dash cam capabilities using Lytx technology, available for the FleetLocate tracking system. Spireon’s new FL360 vehicle tracking tool features the optional FL Dashcam, which is powered by Lytx’s Surfsight solution, the company said in a news release. The dual camera complements the advanced features and diagnostics of the new FL360 solution and existing FleetLocate offerings, with video evidence and vision-based artificial intelligence for optimized fleet operations and risk management.


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Spireon Launches Tracking Hardware, Video-Based Solution

Spireon announced a new modular vehicle tracking hardware device that includes optional dash cam capabilities using Lytx technology, available for the FleetLocate tracking system. Spireon’s new FL360 vehicle tracking tool features the optional FL Dashcam, which is powered by Lytx’s Surfsight solution, the company said in a news release. The dual camera complements the advanced features and diagnostics of the new FL360 solution and existing FleetLocate offerings, with video evidence and vision-based artificial intelligence for optimized fleet operations and risk management.


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Spireon Launches Tracking Hardware, Video-Based Solution

Spireon announced a new modular vehicle tracking hardware device that includes optional dash cam capabilities using Lytx technology, available for the FleetLocate tracking system. Spireon’s new FL360 vehicle tracking tool features the optional FL Dashcam, which is powered by Lytx’s Surfsight solution, the company said in a news release. The dual camera complements the advanced features and diagnostics of the new FL360 solution and existing FleetLocate offerings, with video evidence and vision-based artificial intelligence for optimized fleet operations and risk management.


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Spireon Launches Tracking Hardware, Video-Based Solution

Spireon announced a new modular vehicle tracking hardware device that includes optional dash cam capabilities using Lytx technology, available for the FleetLocate tracking system. Spireon’s new FL360 vehicle tracking tool features the optional FL Dashcam, which is powered by Lytx’s Surfsight solution, the company said in a news release. The dual camera complements the advanced features and diagnostics of the new FL360 solution and existing FleetLocate offerings, with video evidence and vision-based artificial intelligence for optimized fleet operations and risk management.


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Spireon launches FL360™ with optional FL Dashcam to streamline fleet operations

Spireon the Vehicle Intelligence Company, is announcing the availability of the new FL360™, a modular vehicle tracking hardware device, with the all new, optional FL Dashcam. The FL Dashcam is enabled by Surfsight™, a solution of Lytx® – the global leader and pioneer in video telematics. This future-proof dual camera complements the advanced features and diagnostics of the new FL360 solution and existing FleetLocate™ offerings, with video evidence and vision-based artificial intelligence to take the optimization of fleet operations and risk management to a whole new level. “There is a clear demand from our partners and the market for a consolidated single tracking device with integrated video,” said Reza Hemmati, Vice President of Product Management for Spireon. “Having a single tracking device greatly simplifies the sales process, inventory management, and ongoing support for our partners. The addition of video opens new possibilities for fleets and provides them with contextual data for their operational and driver coaching use cases. Additionally, the modular aspect of the product helps keep the cost down, so the solution can be provided at a competitive price point.”


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2020 Press Coverage

Spireon Introduces MyDealer 2.0 for Kahu

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, introduced MyDealer 2.0 for Kahu® with new features that enable dealerships to grow the customer/dealer relationship with individualized mobile experiences. This enhancement to the award-winning Kahu connected car solution increases consumer engagement through a high-value mobile app, putting vehicle maintenance and control directly into the customer’s hand. Customers can now receive tailored service reminders, schedule necessary service appointments and have visibility into their car’s maintenance needs and history all in one place—their mobile phone.

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Spireon Introduces MyDealer 2.0 for Kahu

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, introduced MyDealer 2.0 for Kahu® with new features that enable dealerships to grow the customer/dealer relationship with individualized mobile experiences. This enhancement to the award-winning Kahu connected car solution increases consumer engagement through a high-value mobile app, putting vehicle maintenance and control directly into the customer’s hand. Customers can now receive tailored service reminders, schedule necessary service appointments and have visibility into their car’s maintenance needs and history all in one place—their mobile phone.

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Spireon integrates with PSI TireView TPMS

Spireon has announced an integration of its FleetLocate trailer management solution with the Pressure Systems International (PSI) TireView tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The partnership builds upon Spireon’s Intelligent Trailer Management (ITM) platform to equip customers with actionable intelligence needed to maximize ROI, the company says. “Tire pressure monitoring systems help carriers extend tire life, reduce uneven wear from under-inflation, decrease maintenance costs and prevent tire-related CSA violations,” says Roni Taylor, senior vice president of strategy and business development, Spireon. “Spireon’s integration with PSI TireView TPMS is an important addition to the ITM platform as it gives customers a comprehensive view of tire health where they manage their entire trailer ecosystem—FleetLocate.”

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Spireon launches integration with P.S.I. TireView

Spireon, a vehicle intelligence company, launched an integration of its FleetLocate trailer management solution with the Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) TireView Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Timed with American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), the partnership builds upon Spireon’s Intelligent Trailer Management (ITM) platform to equip customers with actionable intelligence needed to maximize ROI.

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Older Cars Can Be Connected To The Internet, Too

For an added cost, there are a growing number of ways consumers can purchase a “connected” used car — that is, connected to the Internet via an aftermarket device installed in the car — even though it didn’t come from the factory that way. User benefits are similar to features that have become common on new cars, like a car-finder feature that reminds you where you parked your car, via an app downloaded to your mobile phone…“It’s a way for the consumer to keep a connection with the dealer,” and vice versa, said Brian Skutta, president of automotive for vendor Spireon Inc., Irvine, Calif., in a phone interview. The company recently announced a new generation of its MyDealer feature, in its Kahu consumer app.

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Today’s Pickup: Spireon integrates trailer management with TPMS from P.S.I.

“Tire pressure monitoring systems help carriers extend tire life, reduce uneven wear from under-inflation, decrease maintenance costs and prevent tire-related CSA violations,” said Roni Taylor, senior vice president of strategy and business development at Spireon. “Spireon’s integration with P.S.I. TireView TPMS is an important addition to the ITM platform as it gives customers a comprehensive view of tire health where they manage their entire trailer ecosystem — FleetLocate.”

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My Dealer 2.0: Placing car maintenance, control in the customer’s hand

Spireon president of automotive Brian Skutta says that in the area of connected car solutions, consumers consistently say that vehicle maintenance is a high priority. “MyDealer 2.0 delivers on this request as dealers are now able to support automated OEM and mileage specific service reminders, ease of scheduling and access to their car’s maintenance history, which enables convenient ownership over their vehicle’s service needs,” Skutta said in a news release.

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Spireon Launches Kahu Connect

Spireon announced Kahu Connect, the latest offering from Spireon’s Kahu® solution, a connected car solution truly designed for franchise dealers. Leveraging the strategic integrations with Cox Automotive’s HomeNet and Dealertrack DMS, CDK Global, and Reynolds and Reynolds, Kahu Connect offers dealerships the visibility needed for retail inventory management, a new dashboard for ease of access to actionable data and the ability to track down specific inventory for customers.

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Cargo Visibility Better Than Ever with New Tech

Meeting the consumer where they are at in their buying journey is expected today. From a dealer standpoint, you can’t afford not to go all-in on an omnichannel experience for your consumers.  We sat down with Brian Skutta, Spireon’s President of Automotive to discuss engagement through technology and it’s importance on your ability to acquire new customers. Creating a car search, discovery, and deal process that is technology-centric will provide you with a leg up on your competition.

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PSI’s TireView now features new website, telematics partnership

Pressure Systems International (PSI) recently debuted a new dedicated website for its TireView tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), which also recently integrated Spireon’s FleetLocate trailer management solution. The new TireView website, tireview.com, features general information about the benefits of tire pressure monitoring and how TireView’s technology delivers expanded tire management solutions for trucks, tractors and trailers.

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Spireon’s Service Reminders For Your Car, Via Phone

Never miss a maintenance and service check for your car, vehicle intelligence company Spireon of Irvine is ready to help keep your appointments on track. Spireon recently introduced MyDealer 2.0 for its Kahu GPS technology, providing automated vehicle maintenance and service reminders to customers, on behalf of their dealerships. Customers can now receive tailored service reminders and have visibility into their car’s maintenance needs and history all in one place – their mobile phone.

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Spireon Upgrades IntelliScan Cargo Imaging System

Spireon unveiled what it calls the next phase in the evolution of its proprietary IntelliScan cargo sensing technology, adding Image Capture and Retrieval capabilities to the system. According to the company, the introduction of Image and Capture Retrieval builds upon Spireon’s Intelligent Trailer Management smart trailer platform to provide actionable intelligence so carriers can maximize the return on investment of their trailer assets. The new technology will be demonstrated at the Truckload Carriers Association Truckload 2020 Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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Spireon offers fleets a live look at cargo inside trailers

Seeing is believing. And when it comes to cargo in a fleet’s trailer, knowing it is loaded and properly secured can increase efficiencies and improve ROI. Spireon Inc.’s FleetLocate system can now show a real-time image from inside a trailer with a click of a button. Vehicle intelligence company Spireon unveiled the next phase of its IntelliScan cargo-sensing technology with the release of Image Capture and Retrieval, which builds upon its Intelligent Trailer Management (ITM) platform. The new technology was released during the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Truckload 2020 Conference.

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Latest Spireon product will let customers see what’s in the trailer

Spireon is releasing an upgrade to its Intelligent Trailer Management (ITM) trailer tracking system that seems very basic on its face: It will let its carrier clients see the pictures the system takes. In an announcement timed to be released in conjunction with the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting in Kissimmee, Florida this week, Spireon announced a product it calls IntelliScan Cargo Image Capture and Retrieval. It is essentially the latest version of ITM and will allow Spireon customers to have the pictures that the ITM platform is now capturing downloaded to their Spireon dashboard. Roni Taylor, Spireon’s senior vice president for Strategy & Business Development, told FreightWaves in an interview from the floor of the TCA meeting that while the concept seemed simple, it’s been two years in the making.

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Spireon Releases IntelliScan Cargo Image Capture and Retrieval

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, unveiled the next phase in the evolution of its proprietary IntelliScan cargo sensing technology with the release of Image Capture and Retrieval. The introduction of Image and Capture Retrieval builds upon Spireon’s Intelligent Trailer Management (ITM) smart trailer platform to provide actionable intelligence so carriers can maximize the ROI of their trailer assets. The new technology will be demonstrated at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Truckload 2020 Conference.

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2019 Press Coverage

Cargo Visibility Better Than Ever with New Tech

Spireon’s new Advanced IntelliScan Platform is an enhanced version of its IntelliScan cargo sensing technology, which uses time-of-flight lasers and optical imaging technologies to deliver 99.9% cargo detection accuracy from inside a trailer. The new advanced platform goes beyond simple loaded/unloaded status to visualization of cargo and pinpointing when load status changes or damage has occurred. Volumetric analysis allows less-than-truckload carriers to maximize capacity.

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The Importance of Playing Up Technology

When it comes to technology, the automotive industry – both independent shops and dealerships – are relatively behind the times. However, today’s consumer is not and expects a certain level of convenience through technology. Whoever takes advantage of this – whether it be independents or dealerships – will have a competitive edge moving forward. Sunil Marolia shares his thoughts on how to use technology as a differentiator and where dealerships and independents each have an edge.

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Playing Up Tech

When it comes to technology, the automotive industry – both independent shops and dealerships – are relatively behind the times. However, today’s consumer is not and expects a certain level of convenience through technology. Whoever takes advantage of this – whether it be independents or dealerships – will have a competitive edge moving forward. Sunil Marolia shares his thoughts on how to use technology as a differentiator and where dealerships and independents each have an edge.

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Playing Up Tech

When it comes to technology, the automotive industry – both independent shops and dealerships – are relatively behind the times. However, today’s consumer is not and expects a certain level of convenience through technology. Whoever takes advantage of this – whether it be independents or dealerships – will have a competitive edge moving forward. Sunil Marolia shares his thoughts on how to use technology as a differentiator and where dealerships and independents each have an edge.

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Spireon enhances products to define ‘smart trailer’ tech

The term “smart trailer” is generically used to describe the latest advancements in trailer tracking systems for monitoring equipment and cargo. Market penetration of trailer tracking systems is under 30 percent, but the technology is getting renewed interest. Yet without the right approach to investing in the latest technology, fleets could find themselves with “volumes of data and lack the resources to properly analyze and identify what will result in actionable insights,” said Clem Driscoll with C.J. Driscoll & Associates.

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Spireon Introduces Intelligent Trailer Management Portfolio

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, unveiled Intelligent Trailer Management (ITM), the company’s new portfolio defining the industry term of “Smart Trailer,” timed with American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE). Building upon Spireon’s award-winning trailer management solutions, ITM brings a new generation of intelligent tools to carriers, helping to leverage the right data and provide actionable intelligence. “Today the term ‘Smart Trailer’ is broad, blurry, and leaves carriers unsure of how an investment in such systems would generate a clear return,” says Roni Taylor, senior vice president of strategy and business development at Spireon. “This is why we have defined Intelligent Trailer Management for the industry—a newly enhanced trailer platform that makes it easy for carriers to gather and use data to reduce cost and increase utilization.”

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Spireon Introduces Intelligent Trailer Management Portfolio

Spireon has unveiled Intelligent Trailer Management (ITM), which the company says builds upon its trailer management solutions to brings a new generation of intelligent tools to carriers. “With the number of trailer sensors and technology systems available today, most fleets could be inundated with volumes of data and lack the resources to properly analyze and identify what will result in actionable insights,” said Clem Driscoll of C.J. Driscoll & Associates, who recently published “Survey of Trucking Fleet Operator Interest in MRM Systems and Services 2019-2020,” with a focus on smart trailer technology.

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Spireon Outlines Vision for Intelligent Trailer Management

Asset-tracking provider Spireon has introduced Intelligent Trailer Management, the company’s next-generation portfolio of products and services. ITM incorporates the company’s core FleetLocate tracking systems and NSpire telematics platform, as well as expanded analytics tools to help fleet customers glean actionable information from the growing amount of data they are collecting. “The data has to be served up in a way that customers can absorb,” said Roni Taylor, senior vice president of strategy and business development at the technology firm. She described ITM as the next progression from the company’s longtime focus on providing “rich data” through more frequent reporting on the location and status of trailers.

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Spireon Introduces Intelligent Trailer Management Portfolio

Spireon unveiled Intelligent Trailer Management (ITM), the company’s new portfolio defining the industry term of “Smart Trailer,” timed with American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE). Building upon Spireon’s award-winning trailer management solutions, ITM brings a new generation of intelligent tools to carriers, helping to leverage the right data and provide actionable intelligence. “Today the term ‘Smart Trailer’ is broad, blurry and leaves carriers unsure of how an investment in such systems would generate a clear return,” said Roni Taylor, senior vice president of strategy and business development at Spireon. “This is why we have defined Intelligent Trailer Management for the industry – a newly enhanced trailer platform that makes it easy for carriers to gather and use data to reduce cost and increase utilization.”

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Spireon data shows nearly 28% improvement in recovering impounded vehicles

Spireon’s latest data showed its GPS solutions generated significant improvements when vehicles in the portfolios of buy-here, pay-here dealers end up in troubling place for operators — an impound lot. Spireon reported on Thursday that so far in 2019, significantly more used vehicles have been recovered expeditiously from impound lots than in 2018. This faster recovery time has resulted in an estimated average savings of $107 per vehicle impounded. Spireon data indicated that so far in 2019, 27.8% more vehicles were recovered from impound lots in less than a day. Meanwhile, vehicles accruing mounting fees in excess of one week to more than a month has improved by 27% since its 2018 findings. “Last year’s data was pulled during a period when impound lot recovery technology powered by GPS was still in its early stages and did not yet have a strong foothold among dealers,” Spireon senior director of product management Brian Deeley said in a news release. “However, since then, through gradual adoption and education, we are seeing the fruits of our labor pay off in the form of significant savings for both independent and BHPH dealers,” Deeley continued.

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Report: GPS Tracking Reduces Impound Costs

Vehicle intelligence provider Spireon has reported that in 2019, significantly more used vehicles have been recovered expeditiously from impound lots than in 2018. Analysts say faster recovery time has resulted in an estimated average savings of $107 per vehicle impounded. Spireon data indicates that in 2019, 27.8% more vehicles were recovered from impound lots in less than a day. Meanwhile, vehicles accruing mounting fees in excess of one week to more than a month has improved by 27% since its 2018 findings. “Last year’s data was pulled during a period when impound lot recovery technology powered by GPS was still in its early stages and did not yet have a strong foothold among dealers,” said Director of Product Management Brian Deeley Sr. “However, since then, through gradual adoption and education, we are seeing the fruits of our labor pay off in the form of significant savings for both independent and BHPH dealers.”

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3 Reasons Smartphones Are the Secret to Service Success

In today’s competitive marketplace, consumers have come to expect convenience and personalization from their favorite brands. To adapt to these preferences, dealers should take a page from the digital media playbook. You must find innovative ways to develop and maintain relationships with each unique customer. The key to this strategy is making engagement easier by placing the dealership directly in the palm of the consumer’s hand — via their mobile device. Mobile applications have become a key component of our everyday lives, and the car ownership experience should be no exception. Here are three ways dealer-branded mobile apps keep customers engaged with your service department

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Increasing Safety Through Telematics

Technology can provide actionable, immediate information to drivers to allow for personalized coaching opportunities. So now, you have the data. That’s great. But it’s what you do with it that’s important. That’s where driver coaching comes in. Reza Hemmati, VP of product management for Spireon, noted that while coaching is an integral part of a telematics safety program, it’s vital that it’s not punitive. “Drivers are in short supply and not easy to find. Given the introduction of new rigorous regulations such as hours-of-service and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), fleet managers can’t afford to alienate their driver base further,” he said. “However, this doesn’t mean fleet managers can’t monitor the drivers with the worst behavior and have a fact-based conversation with them, and convey how their driving behavior could be detrimental to their own safety. But, real change is best driven through an incentive-based system where drivers are engaged and have a reason to improve their behavior.”

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Spireon Announces Partnership with Snowflake

Vehicle intelligence company Spireon announced a partnership with Snowflake, a data warehouse built for the cloud, which combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud to support a “your data, no limits” approach to advanced analytics. “While Spireon’s NSpire platform is a powerhouse, it’s critical to our client community that our solutions stay affordable and approachable,” said Jason Penkethman, chief product and strategy officer at Spireon. “With Snowflake Secure Data Sharing, we maintain the ease of use our market demands, while opening doors to as much big data as they have an appetite for.”

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Spireon Partners with Snowflake

Spireon announced a strategic partnership with Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, which combines data warehousing, flexibility and the elasticity of the cloud to support a “your data, no limits” approach to advanced analytics. The partnership will support FleetLocate by Spireon, a fleet and asset intelligence solution, which is designed to translate data points so fleet and asset managers have the information they need to operate most safely, efficiently and profitably.

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Spireon Links Fleet Data With Data Warehouse Firm Snowflake

Irvine-based Spireon, a provider of fleet telematics and vehicle tracking and data, has linked with data warehousing provider Snowflake, the two said this morning. The two said the big data and data sharing partnership will allow clients of Spireon’s FleetLocate fleet and asset intelligence product with access to big data reporting. Financial details of the deal were not announced. According to the two, enterprise clients of the two have been looking to create custom queries and other reporting for their operations; the new data sharing deal allows those clients to use Snowflake to query and access information on assets and years of historical data.

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Spireon Announces Big Data Partnership with Snowflake

And specifically for Spireon’s enterprise trailer management clients, Snowflake makes the mountain of telematics data gathered from large trailer fleets mineable on the fly. Seeing that intel in tandem with their own datasets empowers fleets to manage their unique operations in a unique way. “While Spireon’s NSpire platform is a powerhouse, it’s critical to our client community that our solutions stay affordable and approachable,” said Jason Penkethman, chief product and strategy officer at Spireon. “With Snowflake Secure Data Sharing, we maintain the ease of use our market demands, while opening doors to as much big data as they have an appetite for.”

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Snowflake’s data warehouse bolsters Spireon’s FleetLocate

Vehicle intelligence company Spireon recently formed a partnership with Snowflake, which operates a cloud-based data warehouse, that it says will allow users of its FleetLocate solution to increase efficiency through near real-time insights. Snowflake’s data warehouse was built for the cloud, the company says, and combines “the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud” to support a “your data, no limits” approach to advanced analytics.

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Snowflake’s data warehouse bolsters Spireon’s FleetLocate

Vehicle intelligence company Spireon recently formed a partnership with Snowflake, which operates a cloud-based data warehouse, that it says will allow users of its FleetLocate solution to increase efficiency through near real-time insights. Snowflake’s data warehouse was built for the cloud, the company says, and combines “the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud” to support a “your data, no limits” approach to advanced analytics.

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Spireon Gets New Chief for Automotive Group

Connected vehicle tracking and intelligence company Spireon Inc. has a new chief for its realigned automotive segment. Brian Skutta will lead combined vehicle finance, Buy Here Pay Here, and lender and franchise dealership businesses to centralize Spireon’s ventures in Connected vehicles. Before joining Irvine-based Spireon, Skutta was executive vice president of dealer sales and service at TrueCar Inc.

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Promotional text messages boost service business, save dealers money by targeting likely customers

Text messages are becoming effective devices for dealership service departments to send customers discount coupons and notify them of other sales promotions. Advocates say such digital marketing enables dealers to boost service business while saving money by focusing on favored consumers. But detractors assert that marketing by text message cheapens an important communications channel and overlooks older customers who prefer more traditional marketing appeals.And while text couponing is a useful marketing option for service departments, some skeptics say it’s not about to replace traditional print advertising and mass mailings, especially among older customers.  “I don’t think mailings have gone away,” says Sunil Mariola, vice president of product management for Spireon Inc., which uses telematics to allow customers to schedule service appointments digitally. “The market is going through an adjustment, but the dealers aren’t that quick to change. It will take some time for management to come around to switching the way they do things. “It’s a case where the dealers and the consumers will need to learn and adapt. This is a people challenge, not a technology challenge.”

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Spireon announces the availability of GoldStar Connect in Spanish at NIADA 2019

Spireon, a vehicle intelligence company, announced at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s (NIADA) 2019 Expo and Convention that its GoldStar Connect solution is now available in Spanish. The GoldStar Connect app offers Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) dealers and lenders connected car features and benefits meant to increase customer loyalty and profitability. With the addition of the Spanish language option, Spanish-speaking consumers can now benefit from the app’s industry-leading GPS services and additional capabilities.

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