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February 23, 2017
UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck
<p><em>Photo: UPS</em></p> UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

Omnitracs Partners with Peloton on Truck Platooning Product
<p><em>Photo: Peloton</em></p> Omnitracs and Peloton Technology announced a partnership that will bring Peloton’s truck platooning technology to Omnitracs fleet management solutions customers.

SambaSafety Acquires Vigillo
<p><strong>Steve Bryan, Vigillo CEO </strong><em>Photo: Evan Lockridge</em></p> SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, enhancing the company’s driver risk management platform for U.S. Department of Transportation regulated fleets.

PeopleNet Names Vice President of Product Management
<p><strong>Eric Witty</strong> <em>Photo: PeopleNet</em></p> PeopleNet has appointed Eric Witty to the role of vice president of product management, overseeing product lines and setting the product vision and direction for the company.

SmartDrive Announces 94% Growth In 2016
The company has also reported a growth of almost 400 percent over the past three years.

Fleets Increasingly Adding Video Telematics From Lytx
<p><em>Photo courtesy of Lytx.</em></p> Lytx has increased subscriptions for its video-based telematics system by more than 25% in global markets in the past year since being acquired by private equity firm GTCR, the company announced.

Dashboard Mount Designed for ELDs, Smart Devices
Arkon is offering heavy-duty dashboard and windshield mounts that are designed for portable electronic logging devices, tablets, or smartphones.

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