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Image of Kenworth diesel-electric hybrid truck, the first used in a service application, which was introduced at the World of Concrete. Photo courtesy of Kenworth

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Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Field Service

Telematics can help field service fleets with dispatching, asset and personnel productivity, customer satisfaction, and more.

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Hybrid Wheel Loader

With funding provided by the California Energy Commission, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has demonstrated a hybrid wheel loader, a piece of equipment widely used in the construction, refuse, and agricultural industries, that achieved a 50 % improvement in fuel efficiency.

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Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension Act of 2017, which seeks to extend the current initial implementation date for the ELD mandate.

Products

LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Spring Suspension

The LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus air spring suspension line from Air Lift Company offers the same benefits of the company’s other Air Lift load support products but features upgraded components.

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Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that could end up delaying or repealing the electronic logging device mandate set to go into effect on Dec. 18.

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GAO Slams FMSCA for Sluggish IT Effort

The watchdog agency of Congress has roundly criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for not yet modernizing its information technology systems and for failing to fully establish an “investment management framework” for IT.

Source: Dumpster Diaper

Products

Dumpster Diaper

The Dumpster Diaper’s easy-on/easy-off tarping system is shaped to specifically cover and wrap around the rear lower tailgate portion of the truck and cleverly attaches to the vehicles with a series of magnets sewn into the edges that can readily attach to vehicles.

Products

Bobcat 200 Air Pak

The Bobcat 200 Air Pak can provide compressed air, electrical power and welding capabilities — all while the work truck’s engine is turned off — and uses less fuel than any work truck’s engine, delivering savings on fuel costs.

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FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online

One of the bugaboos to the quick adoption by fleets of electronic logging devices compliant to the new rule has been the question of how—or when— users can be certain that the mandated devices will be able to electronically transfer data files of records of duty status for review by law enforcement officials who use portable computers.

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Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Construction

Construction fleets differ from other vocational fleets due to the types of equipment utilized, the heavier wear-and-tear put on assets, and vehicle/personnel use and planning based on site needs.

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Case Study: The Drive To Compete

In the late 1990s, the Arizona Department of Transportation managed over 12,000 government vehicles statewide, tracking every detail and every dollar with an outdated and inefficient DOS-based PC application. See what steps they took to become one of the most competitively managed fleets in the U.S.

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Why it Pays to Separate Parts From Labor
Fleets are under increasing pressure to lower costs. Vehicle Maintenance offers untapped potential for savings, specifically by separating parts from labor. This simple change could save fleets 35% or more.
Why Switching to an FMC Doesn't Mean Relinquishing Control
In this whitepaper, Element Fleet Management examines some of the myths surrounding Fleet Management Company (FMC) partnerships, describes the work required of a fleet manager before and during the transition, and offers advice for managing your company’s relationship with your FMC.
The Path to ELD Compliance
As the deadline for ELD Compliance fast approaches, professional drivers and fleet managers are seeking clarification on whether or not the new law applies to their operations and, if so, how to transition to the new technology.
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Technology has led to rapid innovation in payment tools and methods. However, it has also created more opportunities for criminals to commit fraud.
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