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Spireon introduces FleetLocate FL Flex
Industry’s first modular trailer tracker designed for mixed fleets. New FL Flex offers continuous battery life, tamper alerts and broad customization in a small footprint device

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, has released the industry’s first modular trailer tracking solution, FL Flex, the latest in its FleetLocate product line. Spireon’s FL Flex enables a mixed fleet to deploy a single, small footprint device across its full range of trailers, and then customize the unit to meet the specific needs of each asset. By configuring FL Flex with options such as door, cargo, temperature and other trailer sensors, as well as solar panels to maximize up-time, fleets can streamline and accelerate the deployment of mission-critical asset management capabilities across their business.

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Spireon introduces modular trailer tracker designed for mixed fleets

Trailer tracking solutions have traditionally been an issue for mixed fleets that require custom data depending on the application the trailer is used in. Spireon is hoping to solve that problem with its new FL Flex modular trailer tracking solution.
Part of its FleetLocate product line, FL Flex allows a fleet, such as a rental operation, to purchase and deploy a single type of unit and then customize that unit to match the needs of a specific asset. FL Flex can record data from door, cargo, temperature and other settings and can be equipped with solar panels to maximize uptime. “Premier Trailer Leasing believes in outfitting its trailers with the best technology. FL Flex’s modular design and long life supports many configurations, including solar, giving us actionable real-time trailer data that our customers demand,” said Jim AuBuchon, CEO of Premier Trailer Leasing.

FL Flex is small, making it easy hide the company said, and incudes tamper detection capabilities to deliver real-time alerts when any attempt is made to remove or disconnect the GPS device. Its battery can be recharged through a roof- or nose-mounted solar panel for continuous power through the expected 10-year lifecycle of the battery.

“In an industry muddled with disparate, bulky and unreliable tracking devices, it was time to completely rethink the next generation of trailer telematics, and finally address the pains of tampering, dead batteries, and trying to retrofit these units in the field,” said Richard Gruenhagen, CTO at Spireon. “We designed FL Flex to be more compact, more power efficient, and more reliable than any other tracker on the market, with the flexibility to easily customize each unit based on the needs of the business and the characteristics of the trailer, or other mobile asset.” A variety of configurable sensors for FL Flex will be rolled out throughout 2018.

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Spireon introduces modular trailer tracker designed for mixed fleets

Spireon released a modular trailer tracking solution, FL Flex, the latest in its FleetLocate product line. Spireon’s FL Flex enables a mixed fleet to deploy a single, small footprint device across its full range of trailers, and then customize the unit to meet the specific needs of each asset. By configuring FL Flex with options such as door, cargo, temperature and other trailer sensors, as well as solar panels to maximize uptime, fleets can streamline and accelerate the deployment of mission-critical asset management capabilities across their business.

“In an industry muddled with disparate, bulky and unreliable tracking devices, it was time to completely rethink the next generation of trailer telematics, and finally address the pains of tampering, dead batteries, and trying to retrofit these units in the field,” said Richard Gruenhagen, Chief Technology Officer at Spireon. “We designed FL Flex to be more compact, more power efficient, and more reliable than any other tracker on the market, with the flexibility to easily customize each unit based on the needs of the business and the characteristics of the trailer, or other mobile asset.”

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Comcar Industries adopts FleetLocate

Comcar Industries Inc has adopted Spireon Inc’s FleetLocate trailer management solution for its diverse fleet of refrigerated and dry vans, bulk, flatbed and chemical trailers. Comcar is installing FleetLocate in its entire fleet to optimize trailer utilization and operational efficiency.

“We required a technology solution which would meet the needs of each of our four subsidiaries and provide us centralized visibility to our entire operation,” said Michael Ryan, CEO of Comcar Industries. “Spireon not only offers the functionality and flexibility we were looking for, but the company also provides a hands-on support team to assist us in developing solutions and achieving our business goals.”

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Spireon Debuts First Modular Trailer Tracker for Mixed Fleets

Spireon’s FL Flex enables a mixed fleet to deploy a single, small footprint device across its full range of trailers, and then customize the unit to meet the specific needs of each asset. By configuring FL Flex with options such as door, cargo, temperature and other trailer sensors, as well as solar panels to maximize up-time, fleets can streamline and accelerate the deployment of mission-critical asset management capabilities across their business.

“In an industry muddled with disparate, bulky and unreliable tracking devices, it was time to completely rethink the next generation of trailer telematics, and finally address the pains of tampering, dead batteries, and trying to retrofit these units in the field,” said Richard Gruenhagen, Chief Technology Officer at Spireon. “We designed FL Flex to be more compact, more power efficient, and more reliable than any other tracker on the market, with the flexibility to easily customize each unit based on the needs of the business and the characteristics of the trailer, or other mobile asset.”

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Travelers are rethinking rental cars. Here’s why.
Renting a car when you land at a vacation destination isn’t necessarily the best — and definitely not the only — choice anymore.

What if car sharing could be scaled up — way up? That’s the idea behind a concept called Drive On Demand, introduced earlier by Spireon, a company that develops fleet-tracking software. The concept is simple: Imagine if your car dealership got into the rental business.

“Picture this,” says Jason Penkethman, chief product officer at Spireon. “A consumer visits a name-brand car dealership, downloads that dealer’s mobile app, peruses a list of available cars — including all colors and trim-levels offered — selects a specific vehicle from the list, specifies the time frame and other rental terms, uses the vehicle GPS to immediately locate the vehicle on a mobile map, walks over, unlocks the door using the mobile app and drives away.”

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Fuel Economy in Focus
Fleets Save at the Pump With Telematics Data, Driver Coaching

Several telematics systems, including FleetLocate from Spireon Inc., monitor vehicle health diagnostics, another key factor for fuel consumption. For example, knowing the status of a vehicle’s tire pressure and alerting managers when the tires are low can improve fuel economy, said Reza Hemmati, director of product management at Spireon. FleetLocate also gives fleets visibility into asset location and traffic data, which helps with dispatching and reducing a vehicle’s total time and number of miles on the road, Hemmati said.

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Electronic Logging Mandate Presents Opportunity to Boost Fuel Efficiency, Technology Vendors Say

Reza Hemmati, director of product management at trucking technology supplier Spireon, said the ELD mandate is bringing telematics to many fleets that otherwise would not have explored or adopted such technology. “As a result, fleet managers are for the first time introduced to other benefits of an engine-connected telematics solution such as asset visibility, driver safety and fuel efficiency,” he said.

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Idle-Reduction Benefits Extend Beyond Fuel
Savings

“In addition to wasted fuel and unnecessary pollution of the environment, a 2012 AAA study indicated that the cost of owning and operating a vehicle has increased 1.9% since 2011, and excessive idling contributes to that. However, regarding fuel, the same AAA study indicated costs have gone up 14.8%. In an industry where fleet optimization can be the difference between profit and loss, the proper monitoring tool can make or break business operations,” said Reza Hemmati, director of product management for Spireon.

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The many faces of change in the evolving retail auto industry

And a few days ago, I spoke with the folks from Spireon, the makers of the Kahu platform, which was launched as a fleet management tool. Now, the firm has identified a new use for Kahu in the car-sharing sphere – as a tool to facilitate car-sharing of a dealership’s inventory. This new application would create convenience for the consumer, allowing an easy way to locate and “check out” a car on the dealer’s lot. The same connected car software would allow the dealer to monitor the vehicle’s status using Kahu’s diagnostics, plus provide some risk protection since Kahu could tell them if the vehicle was in an accident, etc. The idea is still pretty new – Spireon is looking for a partner to provide a way to commercialize this use of the technology. But, it shows how quickly things are moving in that space. It seems like only last year – wait, it was only last year – that I wrote about Kahu as a service-reminder and theft- prevention tool.

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Travelers are rethinking rental cars — here’s why

What if ride sharing could be scaled up — way up? That is the idea behind a concept called Drive On Demand, introduced earlier by Spireon, a company that develops fleet tracking software for nearly 4 million vehicles in North America. The concept is simple: Imagine if your car dealership got into the rental business. “Picture this,” says Jason Penkethman, chief product officer at Spireon. “A consumer visits a name-brand car dealership, downloads that dealer’s mobile app, peruses a list of available cars — including all colors and trim-levels offered, selects a specific vehicle from the list, specifies the time frame and other rental terms, uses the vehicle GPS to immediately locate the vehicle on a mobile map, walks over, unlocks the door using the mobile app and drives away.” That would be interesting. Drive On Demand is not available yet, so there are no test dealerships or drivers I could ask about their experience. If Spireon’s idea catches on, it could extend a traveler’s options considerably.

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Spireon Shows Vehicle Subscription Concept

Spireon Inc. is demonstrating a vehicle subscription concept it is dubbing Drive On Demand at the International Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Calling it a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) technology, the company says the new solution will allow new car dealers to select specific vehicles in their inventory to offer to consumers via a monthly subscription model instead of the traditional purchase or lease. Drive On Demand is built on Spireon’s connected vehicle solution, Kahu, which it launched nearly a year ago, and on SmartDeviceLink (SDL), its open source platform for connected vehicles.

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CES 2018: Announcements, gizmos and gadgets

Spireon showcased its Kahu solution at CES to demonstrate its Mobility-as-a- Service capabilities. The car-sharing service, Drive on Demand, would allow dealers to offer an affordable alternative to purchasing or leasing vehicles, according to the company.
“Dealerships are facing pressure from shrinking margins, difficulty differentiating themselves from competitors and the increasing popularity of rideshare services,” said Jason Penkethman, chief product officer at Spireon. “The Drive On Demand concept introduces a compelling new consumer experience that can create new revenue streams for dealers and allow them to attract a wider customer base, which is critically important as consumer expectations and preferences evolve.”

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Spireon Demos Dealer Subscription Service at CES

Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, will demonstrate new Mobility as a Service (MaaS) capabilities with its Kahu® solution at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas, Jan. 9-12, 2018. Drive On Demand is built using Kahu, a solution the provider describes as the industry’s first connected car solution specifically designed for dealers, and SmartDeviceLink (SDL), an open source platform for car connectivity. By extending Kahu with the vehicle data exposed by SDL, Spireon will show a unique MaaS capability that leverages in-vehicle telematics to create a convenient and secure vehicle subscription service for consumers, according to Jason Penkethman, the company’s chief product officer.

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Spireon Demonstrates Mobility as a Service Capabilities with Kahu at CES 2018

Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, will demonstrate new Mobility as a Service (MaaS) capabilities with its Kahu® solution at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas, Jan. 9-12, 2018. The demo features an innovative car-sharing service, which Spireon calls Drive On DemandTM, that would allow dealers to offer customers an affordable and secure alternative to purchasing or leasing vehicles. With Drive On Demand, new car dealerships could leverage their vehicle assets to offer a monthly subscription that allows consumers to drive any car made available to them from a dealership’s inventory. Additionally, the service would allow consumers who may be considering a vehicle purchase to drive the vehicle for much longer than a typical test drive, and experience different models and trim levels before committing. At CES, Spireon will demonstrate how consumers could use Drive On Demand to search, reserve and locate dealer rental vehicles, and even unlock the doors to access the vehicle, all through the Kahu mobile app.

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Spireon Demos Dealer Subscription Service at CES

Vehicle intelligence provider Spireon Inc. will demonstrate new mobility- as-a-service (MaaS) capabilities with its Kahu solution at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which starts today and runs through Jan. 12. The demo features Drive on Demand, a new carsharing service designed to allow dealers to offer customers an affordable and secure alternative to purchasing or leasing vehicles.

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Mobility on Demand Car Sharing Solutions Meets Demands for Car Dealers’ Short-Term Leasing or Long Test Drives

Spireon announced new Mobility as a Service (MaaS) capabilities with its Kahu solution at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The company is demonstrating features an innovative car-sharing service, which Spireon calls Drive On Demand that would allow dealers to offer customers an affordable and secure alternative to purchasing or leasing vehicles. Drive On Demand is built using Kahu, the industry’s first connected car solution specifically designed for dealers, and SmartDeviceLink an open source platform for car connectivity.By extending Kahu with the vehicle data exposed by SDL, will show a unique MaaS capability that leverages in-vehicle telematics to create a convenient and secure vehicle subscription service for consumers.

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MaaS demo suggests subscription-based car access is edging closer
Spireon’s MaaS demo uses an open source platform which will supply customers with an innovative alternative to purchasing or leasing cars from dealerships.

The demo of Kahu will feature the innovative car-sharing service, Drive On Demand, which will offer customers an affordable and secure alternative to purchasing or leasing vehicles from dealers. Spireon will demonstrate how consumers could use Drive On Demand to search, reserve and locate dealer rental vehicles and even unlock the doors to access the vehicle, all through the Kahu mobile app.

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Fleets go green – and get green – with GPS

Fleets looking to take their operations to the next level look to GPS solutions for the obvious benefits — driver/vehicle location tracking, driver behavior monitoring, improved efficiency — and some that are not so obvious, such as making a positive impact on the environment. “Going green” can be an arduous task, requiring constant calculations and adjustments to ensure that a fleet’s reduced environmental impact doesn’t negatively affect normal operations. Fortunately, GPS fleet management solutions have come a long way and go far beyond simple geolocation.

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Comcar Industries installing Spireon FleetLocate in diverse trailer fleet
Comcar Industries is installing Spireon’s FleetLocate trailer management system in its entire fleet of dry/refrigerated vans, bulk, flatbed and chemical trailers.

“We required a technology solution which would meet the needs of each of our four subsidiaries and provide us centralized visibility to our entire operation,” said Michael Ryan, CEO of Comcar Industries….“FleetLocate allows us to see all assets company-wide or break down views by service offering. We expect the visibility within all of our business units, combined with the actionable insights provided in FleetLocate reports, to position us to significantly improve our operational efficiency and service to our customers,”added Ryan.

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Comcar adopts Spireon’s FleetLocate to maximize trailer utilization
Transportation and logistics leader Comcar Industries gains full visibility and increased efficiency using trailer tracking by Spireon

Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, today announced that Comcar Industries,
Inc., a leader in the transportation and logistics industry with four subsidiary business units, has adopted Spireon’s FleetLocate® trailer management solution for their diverse fleet of dry/refrigerated vans, bulk, flatbed and chemical trailers. Comcar is installing FleetLocate in its entire fleet to optimize trailer utilization and operational efficiency for their customers.

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Spireon Adds New Monitoring and Workflow Features to GoldStar to Reduce Costs and Complexity in Vehicle Finance
Introduces GoldStar Enterprise for auto lenders and large multi-branch dealers, along with new, nationwide Impound Lot database

Spireon, a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced the latest enhancements to their GoldStarTM GPS solution for the vehicle finance industry.
New GoldStar Enterprise adds enhanced workflow automation for lenders, credit unions and large Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) dealerships with multiple locations. The company also added a new, nationwide Impound Lot database, prebuilt into the platform, and available for both GoldStar Pro and GoldStar Enterprise customers.

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In Brief: Spireon Announced that J.Grady Randolph adopted its FleetLocate asset management for 700 trailers

Spireon announced that J. Grady Randolph, a flatbed fleet specializing in pre-stressed concrete, adopted its FleetLocate asset management system for its 700 trailers to identify and reallocate units not in use, avoiding the capital expense of buying new equipment. In addition, Randolph’s maintenance team can receive instant alerts when a trailer is ready for service, and drivers and dispatchers quickly can locate trailers in the yard or at a customer location.

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7 truck technologies you need (and why)

Trailer tracking can also eliminate guesswork when it comes to maintenance, which is a benefit Spireon Inc. points to with its FleetLocate asset management solution. Today’s systems can attach maintenance data and records to a trailer, allowing the fleet to visualize what’s been serviced and what hasn’t and make better, more consistent maintenance and inspection plans. Fleets can also make informed equipment purchasing decisions when they have good visibility and utilization of their trailers.

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Fleets Take Do-It-Yourself Approach to Solar-Panel Installation

Spireon offers a solar option for its FleetLocate system. Untethered installation takes less than 15 minutes, and tethered installation takes about 30 minutes, said Roni Taylor, vice president of industry relations for the company. Installation is available via a bracketless nose mount or bracketed roof mount. “All you need is a ladder and screw drill gun,” Taylor said.

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Fleets, Tech Vendors Parsing Data to Improve Driver Coaching, Safety

Dean Croke, vice president of product management for Spireon Inc., a trailer-tracking provider, has created models that can predict accidents and which drivers are going to quit.
“Trailer data is useful in predicting human behavior. The number of loads on a trailer can speak to how stressed a driver is,” he said. “The number of deliveries a driver does in a trip relates to their likelihood to go or stay.”

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Spireon Upgrades GoldStar Offerings

Spireon, Inc. announced the latest enhancements to its GoldStar GPS solution for the vehicle finance industry. New GoldStar Enterprise adds enhanced workflow automation for lenders, credit unions, and large buy-here, pay-here dealerships with multiple locations. The company also added a new, nationwide Impound Lot database, prebuilt into the platform, and available for both GoldStar Pro and GoldStar Enterprise customers.

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Spireon Wins Award

Spireon Inc. announced its Kahu connected car solution has been named New Product of the Year in the automotive enterprise category of Business Intelligence Group’s 2017 BIG Awards for Business.

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Best practices for an effective ELD rollout

For many fleets, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate presents a new variable in the
regulatory landscape that must be carefully navigated. Following the best practices below will help fleet managers identify the most common mistakes and pitfalls that may result in a fine, expensive roadside delays or even worse, a business shutdown.

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Spireon Launches GoldStar Enterprise

“Our objective with GoldStar is to provide early warning signs of potential defaults, allowing dealers and lenders to engage early and help customers stay in their vehicles and stay on payment schedules,” said Reggie Ponsford, Spireon’s senior vice president of sales for automotive solutions. “Proactively communicating with customers based on GoldStar’s predictive analytics has resulted in significant cost savings for our customers, and in many cases, allowed them to collect three to four more payments per loan on average.”

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Spireon Launches GoldStar Enterprise

Connected vehicle intelligence solutions provider Spireon Inc. announced the latest enhancements to its GoldStar GPS solution for the vehicle finance industry. GoldStar Enterprise adds enhanced workflow automation for lenders, credit unions and large buy here, pay here (BHPH) dealerships with multiple locations. The company also added a new, nationwide Impound Lot database, prebuilt into the platform, and available for both GoldStar Pro and GoldStar Enterprise customers.

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4 new enhancements to Spireon’s GPS solution

Spireon rolled out four enhancements to its GoldStar GPS solution on Wednesday designed to help mitigate risk and enhance repossession and recovery activities of large buy-here, pay-here dealerships and finance companies that originate contracts with subprime customers.
The company also added a new, nationwide impound lot database, prebuilt into the platform, and available for both GoldStar Pro and GoldStar Enterprise customers.

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Solar Solutions – Fleets Harness Sun’s Energy to Meet Growing Power Needs

A growing number of fleets are turning to an alternative energy source — the sun — to help meet the growing demand for power on board their trucks. Spireon, a trailer tracking provider based in Irvine, Calif., offers a solar option for its FleetLocate system. “This is particularly useful for assets with no access to external power sources, or assets which sit idle for long periods of time,” said Roni Taylor, vice president of industry relations for the technology vendor.

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Transportation solution helps fleets comply with FMCSA mandate

Spireon Inc., Irvine, Calif., announced a new FleetLocate Compliance solution designed to help fleets of all sizes comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which will take effect Dec. 18. Powered by Gorilla Safety, Houston, Texas, FleetLocate Compliance makes it easy for fleet managers to oversee driver hours in accordance with the new regulatory requirements. FleetLocate offers flexible configuration options to accommodate mixed fleets of different vehicle types, such as trucks that need to track hours of service (HOS) and vans or cars that don’t. FleetLocate can also utilize data from onboard telematics, as well as sensor data from trailers, containers and other mobile assets, giving fleet managers complete visibility over their entire fleet with one simple, affordable application.

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Kahu by Spireon Wins 2017 BIG Award for Business
Auto industry’s first connected car solution for dealerships named New Product of the Year

Spireon, Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced its Kahu® connected car solution has been named New Product of the Year in the automotive enterprise category of Business Intelligence Group’s 2017 BIG Awards for Business. The BIG Awards annual program was launched in 2012 to recognize companies, products, and people that are leading their respective industries.

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2017 Fleet Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Silverado 1500

General Motors also has three fleet telematics solutions for fleets to consider: including Telogis Fleet for GM, Spireon’s FleetLocate, and GM’s proprietary Commercial Link tool. All offer web-based fleet management solutions to monitor vehicle and driver performance and use GM’s OnStar in-vehicle hardware.

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Spireon Launches FleetLocate Compliance ELD Solution

Spireon, Inc. announced a new FleetLocate Compliance solution designed to help fleets comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which will take effect on Dec. 18. Powered by Gorilla Safety, FleetLocate offers flexible configuration options to accommodate mixed fleets of different vehicle types, such as trucks that need to track hours of service (HOS) and vans or cars that don’t, according to Spireon. FleetLocate can also utilize data from onboard telematics, such as GM OnStar, as well as sensor data from trailers, containers and other mobile assets, giving fleet managers complete visibility over their entire fleet, the company said.

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Spireon’s FleetLocate Wins Best in Biz Award for 2017

Leading fleet management software recognized for Enterprise Service of the Year in seventh annual business awards program. Spireon, Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, announced the company’s
FleetLocate® solution earned the silver award for Enterprise Service of the Year in the 2017 Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

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Special Section: ELD Buyer’s Guide

Since FMCSA’s late 2015 release of its final rule for using electronic logging devices, there’s been a rising swell of ELD development. Customers can choose from hardware and software options offered by dozens of vendors, some of them new to the trucking industry. CCJ’s ELD Buyer’s Guide details specs on 64 systems with a wide variety of features. See how they work, what they can do besides logs, and how to evaluate them.

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New products designed to ease ELD Mandate compliance

To get ready for the December 18 federal electronics logging device mandate, companies have been releasing new software and ELDs to help the construction industry comply. Here is a sampling of those products.

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CCJ and Overdrive – 2017 ELD Buyer’s guide

Factory fit telematics work with ELD partners – Check out the 2017 ELD Buyer’s Guide

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Spireon launches FleetLocate Compliance ELD

Spireon announced a new FleetLocate Compliance solution designed to help fleets of all sizes comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which will take effect Dec. 18, 2017. Powered by Gorilla Safety, FleetLocate Compliance makes it easy for fleet managers to oversee driver hours in accordance with the new regulatory requirements, according to the company.

“Many ELD compliance solutions available today are complex and costly—making them difficult for small to mid-sized companies to implement,” said Jason Penkethman, chief product officer at Spireon. “With FleetLocate Compliance, we can help these fleets comply with the ELD mandate, without breaking the bank or unnecessarily burdening
managers’ time. Our current FleetLocate customers will see the new Compliance capabilities fully integrated with their existing system, minimizing the disruptions and learning curve that a disparate ELD solution would introduce.”

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Spireon Launches ELD Solution: FleetLocate Compliance

“Many ELD compliance solutions available today are complex and costly—making them difficult for small to mid-sized companies to implement,” said Jason Penkethman, chief product officer at Spireon. “With FleetLocate Compliance, we can help these fleets comply with the ELD mandate, without breaking the bank or unnecessarily burdening managers’ time. Our current FleetLocate customers will see the new Compliance capabilities fully integrated with their existing system, minimizing the disruptions and learning curve that a disparate ELD solution would introduce.” FleetLocate offers flexible configuration options to accommodate mixed fleets of different vehicle types, such as trucks that need to track hours of service (HOS) and vans or cars that don’t. FleetLocate can also utilize data from onboard telematics, such as GM OnStar, as well as sensor data from trailers, containers and other mobile assets, giving fleet managers complete visibility over their entire fleet with one simple, affordable application.

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How To Create A Reseller Agreement

While reseller agreements can be effective in driving growth, they can easily go off the rails. Success requires quite a bit of strategy and planning. Take a look at Spireon, which is a top developer of connected vehicle intelligence solutions. The company has gotten lots of traction by striking reseller agreements with car dealers across the nation to sell its product, Kahu.

“When selecting a potential partner,” said Kevin Weiss, who is the CEO of Spireon, “it is important to recognize that both companies must complement each other in a way that not only creates revenue opportunities, but also presents other compelling reasons to do business together. This has been the case with our dealer strategy. Even before a resale, our Kahu product enhances the dealer’s ability to manage their inventory and improves both operational and sales efficiency. We then create additional revenue opportunities from the resale of Kahu to the consumer for Stolen Vehicle Recovery and other connected car services. After the sale, Kahu helps to keep the dealers connected to their customers by providing visibility into the actual mileage and health of their cars. By offering a full lifecycle of value to our reseller partner, our product fundamentally changes the way they do business and drives them to adopt our product as an integral part of their own business strategy and tactics.”

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One With Everything
The latest hardware and software packages for fleet management and telematics

Spireon recently announced a new partnership with General Motors, whereby Spireon customers who operate GM fleet vehicles are now able to leverage the onboard GM OnStar system as the data delivery mechanism to drive the Spireon FleetLocate fleet management system, notes Belinda Rueffer, director of product marketing. “That eliminates the need for aftermarket telematics devices and makes adoption of state-of-the-art fleet technology a breeze by removing headaches related to hardware installation or vehicle downtime,” she says. In addition to FleetLocate Connected by OnStar, Spireon’s solutions now include an array of features from GPS vehicle tracking to fully-compliant Hours of Service, DVIR, and IFTA reporting solutions.

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Trailer data is influencing fleet operational decisions

“Trailers have never really been focused on much because years ago they weren’t that expensive,” Dean Croke, vice president of data products at Spireon, tells FreightWaves. Croke noted that new federal food rules from FMSA and the addition of liftgates on more trailers due to increasing regional and last-mile demands from e-commerce are changing that. “There is more focus on the trailer now, mostly because of the cost.”

Spireon, which provides GPS fleet tracking systems and trailer management systems among other solutions, has been collecting trailer data for a number of years. Roni Taylor, vice president of industry relations, says the Spireon system pings the trailer every 10 minutes, and the data collected goes far beyond simple location data. In addition to GPS location, Spireon can collect data on trailer movement, speed and mileage with optional data including power on/off (synched with tractor), trailer temperature, door open and close, and whether the trailer is loaded and open.

Savvy fleets are now using the data collected to track mileage on trailers, leading to more effective preventive maintenance schedules that don’t result in unnecessary work.

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Trailer Telematics

“Maximizing your trailer utilization is a key to maximizing your business,” says Roni Taylor, vice president of industry relations at Spireon. “Spireon’s FleetLocate As- set and Trailer Intelligence provides the powerful trailer management platform you need to optimize utili- zation and performance across the entire life of your trailers. You’ll be able to do more with the trailers you already have, reducing the need to purchase additional trailers to meet customer demand. “Trailer visibility is the key bene t to improving overall trailer utilization,” Taylor says. “For example, automating yard checks eliminates the need for time-consuming, error-prone manual yard checks that result in inaccurate and quickly outdated trailer counts. Optimizing trailer pools can redirect inactive trailers and assets to customers’ sites with higher demand and revenue potential, and make sure you have the right trailers and assets at the right location at the right time.”

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ELDs offer many benefits, but eliminating driver fatigue isn’t one of them

In its simplest form, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is designed to replace paper logbooks to better track drivers’ Record of Duty Status (RODS) and ensure compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) requirements. In theory, these rules help improve driver safety and reduce fatigue, while also making the compliance verification process more efficient. It’s a great theory, but as discussed below, fleet managers can’t expect the rule to eliminate driver fatigue.

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How to Optimize Utilization of 700 Flatbed Trailers

Spireon, Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, has announced that J. Grady Randolph, Inc., one of the largest flatbed fleets specializing in prestressed concrete in the U.S., has adopted the company’s FleetLocate asset management solution in order to optimize utilization of its 700 trailers.

“With Spireon, we felt like we weren’t just buying a trailer tracking solution—we’re partnering with experienced industry professionals who understand our business and the challenges we face, and offer support and guidance to maximize the return on our investment,” said Ted Payne, Director of Operations at J. Grady Randolph. “FleetLocate gives us the actionable insights needed to run an efficient and profitable company.”

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J. Grady Randolph selects Spireon for flatbed tracking

Spireon announced that J. Grady Randolph, one of the largest flatbed fleets specializing in pre-stressed concrete, has adopted the company’s FleetLocate asset management system for its 700 trailers.

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Spireon Donates $100,000 to NIADA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund –
NIADA National Corporate Partner makes major financial commitment to assist the dealer community affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Spireon Inc., a Diamond-level NIADA National Corporate Partner and leading provider of GPS solutions with GoldStar and other connected vehicle products, will contribute $100,000 to the NIADA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund to assist members of the automotive community in their recovery from the devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Spireon donates $100K to NIADA for hurricane relief; IIADA names dealer of the year

NIADA announced Tuesday that Spireon will contribute $100,000 to the NIADA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund to help members of the automotive community recover from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The association said Spireon chose to give to the NIADA Foundation Disaster Relief Fund because it was the quickest way to contribute to the customers and the communities the company serves.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the folks whose lives have been impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” Spireon chief executive officer Kevin Weiss said in a news release. “We know the road has not been easy over the past few weeks, and we know the recovery efforts will continue for months to come. We are incredibly thankful for the support our customers have shown us over the years and feel very fortunate to be in a position to give back to these impacted communities,” he continued.

Spireon will use its NSpire platform to provide data to customers to help them get their businesses running and assess next steps in wake of the storms, according to Weiss.

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Spireon Donates $100,000 to NIADA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund

Spireon Inc., a Diamond-level NIADA National Corporate Partner and leading provider of GPS solutions with GoldStar and other connected vehicle products, will contribute $100,000 to the NIADA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund to assist members of the automotive community in their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Spireon, a longtime NIADA partner, said it selected the NIADA Foundation Disaster Relief Fund for its commitment to directly contribute to its customers and the communities they serve because it was the quickest way to help in the recovery.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the folks whose lives have been impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” Spireon CEO Kevin Weiss said. “We know the road has not been easy over the past few weeks and we know the recovery efforts will continue for months to come. “We are incredibly thankful for the support our customers have shown us over the years and feel very fortunate to be in a position to give back to these impacted communities.” In addition, Weiss said Spireon will use its NSpire platform to provide the data its customers need to help get their businesses up and running, creating reports to help identify assets potentially at risk from the storms and assist dealers in assessing the next steps for their business.

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KPIs: Fleet Managers Watch Key Performers Indicators to Make Data-Driven Decisions, Improve Operations

Dean Croke, vice president of product management for Spireon, another trailer tracking firm, said trailer mileage data can help fleets conduct maintenance at the ideal intervals and help them monitor the number of turns or loads per week.Trailer information also could help “right-size” trailer pools for a dedicated fleet.
“The leasing company can go to their customer and say, ‘We’re leasing you 127 trailers for this distribution center, but we think you’re not using all 127. We may change your contract to 120, so we’re getting our trailers back and reducing your cost,” said Roni Taylor, vice president of industry relations for Spireon.
Ultimately, having solid data can help fleets reduce the guesswork of managing their operations.

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Spireon to serve as corporate partner of ATA

“Spireon is committed to providing industry leading solutions for the transportation industry, and is proud to serve as a Corporate Partner of the American Trucking Associations,” said Roni Taylor, Vice President of Industry Relations at Spireon. “The ATA’s robust partner and member community is a rich environment for Spireon to collaborate with the industry’s best and continue to advance our unique data analytics and real-time visualization to help fleets improve their operational efficiencies.”

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How Fleets are Using Solar Power –
Solar panels have moved off building rooftops and onto trucks, tractors, and trailers.

Solar power for trailer tracking is something customers asked for, says Roni Taylor, vice president of industry relations for Spireon. “So now the industry has come to a point where solar panels are small enough and strong enough to conveniently harness the energy from the sun.” Using the same polycrystalline technology used in traffic lights and streetlights, she says, the solar panels constantly provide a trickle charge to the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries — even on overcast days. And it doesn’t cost any more than the non-solar version. “We add a secondary level of recharge so you can tie into the tractor power as well,” she explains. The solar option “is particularly good for fleets who drop trailers for an extended period of time and for leasing companies,” Taylor says, noting that customer Premier Trailer Leasing is switching to Spireon’s solar tracking product.

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Fleet Owner ELD Product Guide

FleetLocate Compliance, which is designed to sync with GPS data to provide an ELD solution, combines the functionality of the company’s FleetLocate Standard and Advanced products, adds compliant capability to track hours of service and enable drivers to monitor and manage drive, rest and sleep hours. FleetLocate Compliance is accessed by drivers via an in-cab tablet that plugs into the vehicles OBDII port.

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Predictive Analytics – Leveraging data for fleet maintenance, operations, customer service, driver safety and retention

Trailers are entering into the predictive maintenance picture, Dean Croke, vice president of data products for Spireon, a provider of trailer tracking and monitoring technology, says an analysis he is developing shows it is possible to predict – with a high degree of probability – which trailers will have roadside failures before they get dispatched.

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September Q&A: Mobile Marketing Provides a Constant Customer Connection

In this month’s Q&A feature, Dealer Marketing asked the following three industry leaders: Sunil Marolia, vice president of product management for Spireon’s connected car division, Alexi Venneri, co-founder and CEO of Digital Air Strike, and Greg Geodakyan, chief product officer for Client Command, to discuss what dealers are doing right and wrong in terms of mobile, and identify areas that may be slipping through the cracks. They explain how mobile done well creates a constant connection with customers, driving new sales while building loyalty and repeat business.

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Spireon Claims Another Honor For Customer Service

“Spireon gets to add another honor to its mantle.
The company recently received the prestigious Gold award for customer service in the 2017 Golden Bridge Awards; a program that encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services.

The win marks the second award that Spireon has earned so far this year for exceptional customer service. In May, Spireon won the Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year in the 15th annual American Business Awards.

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Spireon Shows Continued Growth and Operational Gains in First-Half 2017

“Spireon experienced solid revenue growth in several business segments during the first six months of the year, most notably in its new car business unit, which achieved 19% revenue growth over the same period in 2016. This uptick is largely credited to the company’s successful January 2017 launch of Kahu, the first connected car solution specifically designed for dealers.

Product shipments to new car dealerships increased 61% compared to the first half of 2016, and 25 new franchise car dealers adopted Kahu in the first half of 2017, including expansion deals with two of the top 10 dealer groups in the nation.

Similarly, Spireon continued to capture market share in the vehicle finance segment, with more than 3,200 new customers signed in 1H ’17, and product shipments of the company’s GoldStar GPS solution up 18% versus the same period in 2016.”

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Spireon Sees Strong Half

“Spireon, Inc. announced key business metrics and achievements for the first half of 2017.
The company’s NSpire platform now processes more than 500 million data events per month, and
achieved a 99.99 percent uptime from Jan. 1 through June 30.
Spireon experienced solid revenue growth in several business segments during the first six months of the
year, most notably in its new-car business unit, which achieved 19 percent revenue growth over the same
period in 2016. This uptick is largely credited to the company’s successful January launch of Kahu, a
connected car solution specifically designed for dealers.”

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Food Standards, Emission Regulations Affect Load Flexibility for Refrigerated Fleets

“Sharp Transportation, based in Wellsville, Utah, runs about 30 reefers nationwide, and the integration of a Spireon telematics package with McLeod management software gives Kevin Boydstun, the operations manager, a single portal through which he can see the condition of each reefer.

“I can, at a glance, see what my trailer pool actually looks like,” he said. “With the full integration, we’re not having to slip back and forth with different websites to get the information we need.”

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The Connected Car

“The connected-car evolution has been happening for a number of years, but we’re still in the beginning stages,” said Jason Penkethman, chief product officer for Spireon. “The OEMs obviously have their connected-vehicle strategy, so they’ve served as kind of an enabler of this technology. But no one has created value for the dealerships. So Spireon is looking at making them part of this whole connected-car era.”

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Do You Know Where Your Cars Are?

“Some systems offer lot management functions to automatically read fuel, odometer, and vehicle trouble codes,” says Brian Deeley, director, product manager for the vehicle finance group at Spireon, a telematics provider.

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Optimizing onboard data-driven systems to mitigate downtime

“Typically, fleet operators look at maintenance in three ways: time-based, distance based, or engine-hour-based,” said Dean Croke, vice president of data products at Spireon.

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New Nevada law greatly impacts GPS & starter interrupt usage

“The use of starter interrupt devices (SIDs) and GPS devices has enabled dealers and lenders to extend credit to consumers who have difficulty obtaining credit, potentially enabling them to repair poor credit ratings”, said Reggie Ponsford, senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s automotive solutions group.

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Logistics Firm RJ & Sons Selects Spireon’s FleetLocate to Manage Fleet of Specialized Trailers

Spireon’s FleetLocate trailer management system has helped improve not only trailer visibility but has reduced the idle time of our trailers, resulting in significant cost savings

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RJ & Sons selects Spireon’s FleetLocate to manage international fleet operations

With our unique 99.9 percent performance guarantee, we’re proud to offer the industry’s most reliable and scalable solution to our customers

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Safety, Profits and Productivity — The Many Benefits of ELDs for construction fleets

Improving safety by reducing fatigue- related incidents requires driver monitoring systems, scorecards and the analytics to help pinpoint problem areas.

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11 Innovators in Telematics

Dean Croke, vice president of data products, Spireon…more than 20 years in fleet telematics

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Driving Fixed Ops Solutions

Kevin Weiss, Spireon’s CEO, who’s committed to “giving dealers the tools they need to benefit from the connected care revolution.”

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Connected Car News: Cohda, Cadillac, AGC, Procon Analytics, Innoviz, Kalray, NextInput, Spireon, Crocus, 5G AA, CSA, Bosch & Sony,”

Spireon announced the latest version of its GoldStar GPS solution for the vehicle finance industry, offering dealers and lenders an easy and efficient approach to mitigate risk while sustaining growth.

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Cargo Theft Spikes on Memorial Day Weekend, But the Scourge Is Year-Round

“Traffic is higher than almost any other weekend, so thieves think they can go undercover,” said Roni Taylor, vice president of industry relations for Spireon

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Spireon Unveils Enhanced GoldStar GPS Solution for Dealers and Lenders at NABD Conference

Redesigned with new user interface, new mobile app, one-step recovery link and new hardware, Spireon delivers simplicity with power in new GoldStar

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SPIREON UNVEILS ENHANCED GOLDSTAR GPS SOLUTION FOR AUTO DEALERS AND LENDERS

Redesigned with new user interface, new mobile app, one-step recovery link and new hardware, Spireon delivers simplicity with power in new GoldStar

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6 enhanced features of Spireon’s GoldStar GPS solution

The new GoldStar GPS solution includes several key updates and features…

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Spireon Unveils Improvements

The new GoldStar GPS solution includes several key updates and features, including a redesigned user interface, a new mobile app and improved wireless reception.

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Spieon Now Offers Fleet Management Solution by OnStar

Spireon recently released its FleetLocate Connected by OnStar fleet management solution for properly equipped GM vehicles.

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Spireon leverages OnStar connectivity for fleet telematics

Spireon released its FleetLocate Connected by OnStar fleet management solution for properly equipped GM vehicles.

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Spireon Names Burden SVP of Sales

Spireon Inc. announced the appointment of Bob Burden as senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s fleet division.

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Spireon’s Fleet Management Solution Connected by OnStar Now Available

Industry’s largest aftermarket telematics provider uses OnStar connectivity to deliver insights to GM Fleet customers

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Spireon appoints new senior vice president of sales for fleet division

Bob Burden to expand footprint of FleetLocate asset management solution among small and medium-sized businesses, reseller and channel markets

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Spireon’s Fleet Management Connects with OnStar

Spireon has released its FleetLocate Connected by OnStar fleet management solution for properly equipped GM vehicles.

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Spireon’s Fleet Management Solution Connected by OnStar Now Available

Industry’s largest aftermarket telematics provider uses OnStar connectivity to deliver insights to GM Fleet customers

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Spireon Hires Telematics Vet

Spireon Inc. announced the appointment of Bob Burden as senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s fleet division.

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Spireon Appoints Bob Burden SVP of Sales for Fleet Devision

Spireon, a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions, has appointed Bob Burden as senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s Fleet Division.

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Why BHPH impresses Spireon CEO

Through features like Spireon’s Recovery Link, 78 percent of customers using GoldStar have been able to finance customers with lower credit scores, and 84 percent have reported reduced delinquencies…

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Real estate briefly: Walker & Dunlop refinances $190M portfolio with O.C. properties

Spireon restructured its customer service department in early 2016 to enable representatives to develop more specialized expertise with specific products

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Covering all bases: GM adds a Class 6 medium-duty model

At the beginning of March, the company announced that it would add Spireon to its roster of telematics service providers

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Spireon honored

Spireon awarded the Silver Stevie Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year

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Auto Dealer Today: Innovations

Auto Dealer Today dives into the many offerings and benefits of the dealer’s connected car solution, Kahu, in their April 2017 print edition. Learn how Kahu can provide streamlined lot management while delivering a new F&I profit center.

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CCJ ELD Buyers’ Guide

Spireon’s web-based FleetLocate management systems monitor vehicle and driver performance

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GM’s Spireon

DETROIT — In March, General Motors announced a partnership with Spireon to provide a telematics solution to GM Fleet customers. Spireon, the largest aftermarket telematics provider with 3.75 million active U.S. subscribers, offers web-based fleet management solutions to monitor vehicle and driver performance.  

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Complying with Food Safety Modernization Act regulations

All U.S. shippers, carriers, loaders and receivers who engage in “transportation operations” of food must follow the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Demystifying the Food Safety Modernization Act

In September 2016, large producers and shippers of both human and animal food were required to come into compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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GM Fleet Expands Connectivity Leadership With Spireon

DETROIT — General Motors Fleet is expanding its suite of industry-leading driver connectivity and fleet management solutions by adding Spireon to its telematics service provider roster.

Using the embedded OnStar 4G LTE hardware in the vehicles, Spireon will offer a customized version of its FleetLocate tool that will allow fleet operators to better manage their Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, beginning May 2017.

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Digital Toolboxes Benefit Dealers, Tech Execs Say

As cars become increasingly connected, dealerships need ways to benefit from all the information those vehicles are generating. Companies are launching products that allow dealers to do just that, and to boost service-lane income in the process.

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Spireon’s Kahu tech aims to increase service retention

CARY, N.C. – At the NADA Convention & Expo, Spireon introduced its latest connected car solution — Kahu — the first connected car solution specifically designed for dealerships, according to the California company.

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Kahu by Spireon Transforms Any Car Into a Connected Car, Provides New Revenue Stream for Car Dealers

Irvine, CA – Spireon Inc., the nation’s largest and most trusted aftermarket Connected Vehicle company with over 2.5 million connected vehicles on the road, recently debuted Kahu, a new service sold exclusively through used car dealers to offer customers a simple way to link their vehicle to their smartphone and interact with their car after purchasing.

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NADA 2017 Vendor Insights – Spireon

We interviewed many vendors during NADA 2017 to hear what they think is ahead for the auto industry. Check out our interview with Spireon.

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Spireon Launches Kahu Connected Car Solution at NADA

IRVINE, Calif. — Aftermarket telematics solutions provider Spireon Inc. has announced the launch of Kahu, the company’s latest connected car solution, at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans.

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Spireon launches connected car add-on for dealers

IRVINE, Calif. – Spireon recently introduced its latest connected car solution — Kahu — a smart add-on designed to provide dealers streamlined inventory and lot management that also offers car buyers modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service.

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Spireon Launches Kahu Connected Car Solution at NADA

IRVINE, Calif. — Aftermarket telematics solutions provider Spireon Inc. has announced the launch of Kahu, the company’s latest connected car solution, at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans.

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Spireon unveils connected car solution for dealerships

Spireon Inc., an aftermarket telematics company for risk management and business optimization, will introduce its latest connected car solution, Kahu. Kahu is designed for dealers, providing streamlined lot management while delivering a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center by offering consumers a modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service, Spireon said.

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NADA Connected Car Tech News: Dealer AI, Tracking, Research, DRM, CRM & Lot Management

For NADA there are many new services and news announcements. There is software that could be more intelligent than dealers. There are also studies about the car buying process and new services for dealers. Companies making announcements include Conversica, automotiveMasterMind, VinSolutions, Dealertrack, Cox Automotive, DealerRater and Spireon.

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Spireon Unveils Kahu, the First Connected Car Solution Specifically Designed for Dealerships

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spireon Inc., the leader in aftermarket telematics solutions for risk management and business optimization, will introduce its latest connected car solution – Kahu™ – at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans. Kahu is designed for dealers, providing streamlined lot management while delivering a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center by offering consumers a modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service. Additionally, Kahu empowers dealers to grow service retention with car buyers by providing accurate vehicle data for proactive maintenance reminders that can improve vehicle health and keep vehicles within warranty.

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NADA 2017: Technology

Jason Penkethman, Chief Product Officer at Spireon, spoke about how dealers are gaining greater ability to communicate with their customers.

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Spireon Unveils Kahu at NADA 2017

IRVINE, Calif. — Spireon Inc., the leader in aftermarket telematics solutions for risk management and business optimization, will introduce its latest connected car solution – Kahu™ – at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans. Kahu is designed for dealers, providing streamlined lot management while delivering a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center by offering consumers a modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service. Additionally, Kahu empowers dealers to grow service retention with car buyers by providing accurate vehicle data for proactive maintenance reminders that can improve vehicle health and keep vehicles within warranty.

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Spireon’s Kahu Provides New Revenue Stream for Dealers

IRVINE, Calif. (AUTO DEALER TODAY)— Spireon Inc., an aftermarket telematics company with more than 2.5 million connected vehicles on the road, announced the release of Kahu, a new service sold exclusively through used-car dealers that allows customers to link their vehicles to their smartphones.

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Spireon’s Kahu Provides New Revenue Stream for Dealers

IRVINE, Calif. (FI-MAGAZINE)— Spireon Inc., the Kahu service includes a device that connects with the car’s location and trip data once installed. It then relays all of that information to a user’s smartphone app. The Kahu app then displays real-time vehicle information, providing users with access to theft recovery services, driving alerts and more.

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Spireon Acquires Phoenix-based Inilex

IRVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS JOURNALS)— Irvine, California-based Spireon acquired Inilex Inc., which provides GPS-connected theft recovery device Skylink.

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Spireon Becomes the Largest Aftermarket Telematics Company

IRVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS JOURNALS)— Spireon recently notched several milestones, not only in terms of subscriber counts but also in what that subscriber count meant—the firm is now the largest aftermarket vehicle telematics company around.

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The ‘Bottom Line’ of Spireon’s Acquisition of Inilex

IRVINE, Calif. (SUBPRIME NEWS)— Spireon chief marketing officer Shawn Hansen gave dealers and subprime finance companies what he called the “bottom line” about the potential benefits of the company acquiring Inilex.

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Werner Enterprises to Deploy Spireon Solution

(FLEETOWNER)— Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises will deploy Spireon’s Fleet, Asset & Trailer Intelligence solution, Spireon said. The deployment program includes outfitting all new dry van trailers, as well as an aggressive retrofit program for existing trailers, this year.

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Spireon debuts connected vehicle solution for used-car dealers

IRVINE, Calif. (AUTO REMARKETING) – Spireon Inc., best known for its vehicle-tracking solutions, has debuted its new service provided exclusively through used-vehicle dealers, called Kahu, which allows customers a way to link their vehicle to their smartphone and track its whereabouts.

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Spireon Wins a “Battle of the Platforms” at M2M Evolution Conference

(FLEETOWNER)— Spireon carried the day against other competing M2M (Machine to Machine) technology providers in their category in an event called the “Battle of the Platforms” held at the annual M2M Evolution conference taking place in Miami, FL from January 29 to February 3.

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Spireon: Converting Big Data Into Actionable Insight

As businesses adopt monitoring strategies for their mobile assets, and in the process generate massive amounts of data,
they are turning to machine-to-machine (M2M) solution providers to help them capture, control and extract this information for improved performance.
And mining the right data in an increasingly mobile business landscape provides companies with an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage.

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