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Top 5 Questions on DOT Crashes

CMV crashes capture the nation’s attention and perpetuate the stereotype that commercial trucks cause or are involved in more fatal accidents than others. To mitigate risk and shatter this misconception, your team should be familiar with what is required of them and how a crash affects the motor carrier.

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Fla. Utilities Gear Up for Hurricane Irma

With 6.2 million utility customers without power as of Monday morning, utilities across the State of Florida have prepared their fleets to minimize damage and respond in a timely manner.

Stefan Pies, Henning O. Bruns, Bob Riley, and Joel Demelza break ground on a new logistics center at the Cleveland, N.C. Truck Plant. (Photo courtesy of DTNA)

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DTNA Breaks Ground on Logistics Center

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) broke ground, paving the way for a modern logistics center at its Cleveland, N.C. truck manufacturing plant.

A member of the Oregon National Guard firefighting team assigned to the Horse Prairie Fire, near Camas Valley, Ore.  Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Van Mourik / 173rd Fighter Wing/ Public Affairs

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Wildfires Bring States of Emergency in the West

Certain federal motor carrier regulations have been suspended in some Western states due to large wildfires, as governors have declared officials states of emergency in Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, and the Dakotas.

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Florida Braces for Hurricane Irma’s Impact

Hurricane Irma, already one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever develop in the Atlantic, will likely make landfall on the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. In preparation, state and federal agencies are already declaring an emergency on the ground.

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) has introduced an amendment that would defund the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. Photo: Office of Rep. Gary Palmer

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Transportation Group Opposes De-Funding Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

A large group representing manufacturers, transportation associations, and clean air and health advocates sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing a proposed amendment to the House Interior-EPA appropriations bill that would remove all funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

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TRALA Truck Purchases Increase

Members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) purchased 29% of all Class 2-7 commercial trucks in the U.S. and purchased more than 23% of all Class 8 tractors in 2016, according to a new industry survey.

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Navistar Rebounds with $37 Million Quarterly Profit

Navistar International Corp. on Sept. 6 that it rolled back into the black during its fiscal third quarter with a profit of $37 million, although it would have been higher had it not been involved in litigation over its earlier model engines.

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Tips for Reducing Truck Acquisition Costs

One of the easiest ways a fleet manager can reduce truck acquisition costs is not over-spec’ing for fleet needs. But, there are a few out-of-the-box ways of thinking to further reduce costs.

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Best Buy Promotes Senior Fleet Analyst

Scott Hanna has been named analyst, material handling equipment – supply chain engineering for Best Buy in Richfield, Minn.

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Reducing Fleet Spend Using Fleet Management Software

See how Cox Communications captures its complex and disparate fleet and operational data across its divisions and operating companies and then extrapolates real-time information, resulting in leveraged acquisition costs and a reduced fleet spend.

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Fleet Management Buyer's Guide: Fall 2017
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Why a Utilization Analysis Matters to Your Fleet
A utilization analysis of your fleet can do so much more than just help you determine if it’s time to replace a vehicle. In this whitepaper, Element's Strategic Consulting team identifies 5 ways a utilization analysis can add value to your organization – from minimizing vehicle downtime to reducing costs.
Automating Common or Tedious Fleet Management Tasks
Automating common or tedious fleet management tasks is the next best thing to being on call 24/7. It doesn’t take you out of the equation. Rather, automating helps you cut costs without error and oversights… without having to make every call.
Fleet Challenges Presented by the Complex Network of Tolls
How tolls impact fleets and the entire enterprise.
The Impact of Mobile on Fleet
Five ways you should be using mobile technology to improve your fleet.
Make Sure Your Fleet Is Ready for the Next Storm
A fleet’s emergency preparedness is critical to protect drivers and minimize losses.

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