WestJet Cargo & SmartKargo
WestJet Cargo and SmartKargo have launched their air cargo management platform. The partnership will provide a digital solution for WestJet Cargo’ customers, in advance of the upcoming arrival of its dedicated freighters. The solution interfaces seamlessly with the airline’s other systems, as well as third-party providers via application programming interfaces (API).
GPS Insight & Certified Tracking Solutions
GPS Insight has bought Certified Tracking Solutions. Certified Tracking Solutions offers fleet management solutions and support to fleet operators across Canada and the United States though its Titan GPS brand. This acquisition expands the reach of GPS Insight into Canada and adds a new suite of tools, including a new ELD solution already certified in advance of the Canadian ELD mandate, specialty tracking and management solutions, and Bluetooth asset tracking. The acquisition also leverages existing partner relationships with Bell, Rogers and several OEMs—including integration to large OEMs like Caterpillar, Komatsu, John Deere and GM.
Ryder System & Dotcom Distribution
Ryder System, Inc. has acquired Dotcom Distribution, a provider of omnichannel fulfillment and distribution services for retail and e-commerce brands specializing in health, beauty and cosmetics, and fashion and apparel. With the acquisition, Ryder increases its footprint with the addition of a 400,000-square-foot multiclient fulfillment facility in Edison, New Jersey. Dotcom Distribution’s founder and CEO Maria Haggerty and approximately 100 full-time employees, join Ryder.
Hexagon Agility, a subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, has received orders from a major heavy-duty fleet in North America for renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel systems. The orders represent an estimated value of US$27.1 million. Deliveries of the fuel systems are scheduled to start Q1 2023.
Volvo Trucks & Amazon
Volvo Trucks will deliver fully electric heavy-duty trucks to Amazon in Germany by year end. The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometres annually, fuelled with electricity instead of diesel. Volvo Trucks started the series production in September this year. For Amazon, the trucks will replace their diesel counterparts and play a key role in electrification initiatives through its transportation chain.