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ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

Photo courtesy Verizon Telematics

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Verizon Honors Truckers with Holiday Dinner and Concert

Verizon Telematics hosted a pop-up event on Dec. 14 at the Whiskey Pete’s Truck Stop in Primm, Nev., to bring holiday cheer and gratitude for truckers.

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TBEI Lake Crystal Names New General Manager

Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI), a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation, announced Brett Hart has been named general manager of TBEI Lake Crystal.

Image of LoadMaster courtesy of LTA Manufacturing

Products

LoadMaster In-Bed Cargo System

LTA Manufacturing, LLC, now offers the LoadMaster series of in-bed sliding tray cargo management systems, including the LoadMaster Composite (CP) Bed System, LoadMaster SD (Standard Duty), and LoadMaster HD (Heavy Duty).

Photo of smoke from the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, Calif., via California National Guard/Flickr

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Calif. Utility Equipment Investigated for Connection to Fires

Southern California Edison (SCE) is under investigation for its connection to recent fires in the state. Six fires began earlier this month as seasonal Santa Ana winds picked up, affecting nearly 264,000 acres across five counties in the region.

On Saturday, each truck will carry approximately 4,700 wreaths. It takes 52 trucks to deliver 246,000 wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery alone! (Photo courtesy of Omnitracs)

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Omnitracs Honors Veterans with Wreaths

For the eighth consecutive year, Omnitracs has pledged $25,000 towards the purchase of 2,500 wreaths to be laid on the graves of our nation’s veterans.

Photo: Tesla

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PepsiCo Orders 100 Tesla Semis

PepsiCo is the latest large fleet to make a significant investment in the recently announced Tesla Semi electric heavy-duty truck, reportedly ordering 100 vehicles.

FMCSA has granted a TRALA request to provide a 90-day waiver of the ELD rule to trucks rented for 30 days or less.

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TRALA Scores 90-Day ELD Waiver for Short-Term Truck Rentals

A 90-day waiver from the electronic logging device mandate will soon be issued for carriers operating short-term rental trucks (defined as 30 days or less) by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

ReadyRefresh’s additional Ford F-650/750 delivery trucks are each equipped with a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system that provides 55 usable gallons of fuel. (Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech)

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Propane Autogas Fuels ReadyRefresh Delivery Trucks

Environmental stewardship is driving Nestlé Waters North America’s deployment of more than 400 additional medium-duty ReadyRefresh by Nestlé beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas.

Snap-on offers a number of tools that fits any toolbox and budget. (Image courtesy of Snap-on).

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Holiday Gift Guide for Fleet Managers, Drivers

Whether you are looking for a gift for your favorite truck fleet manager boss, co-worker, or family member, or your favorite truck driver, there are plenty of possible gifts that would make anyone happy. Here is a collection of just a few useful and fun ideas to help inspire you to find the perfect gift for the truck fleet manager you have in mind.

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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.

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Special Edition: Strategic Insights 2018 Outlook
Throughout 2017, our team of Strategic Consultants shared some note-worthy trends they were uncovering for our customers, and provided actionable insights against these trends. This infographic provides an overview of the themes that surfaced in 2017, coupled with trends Element is watching in 2018.
Buyer’s Guide: Finding the Right FMC Partner
Finding the Right FMC Partner
Optimization: Turning Fleet Data Into Action
It’s common for managers of a growing fleet to experience operational redundancies, spiraling workloads and higher costs.
Corporate Inertia: Overcoming Hurdles to Continuous MVR Monitoring
Driver behavior is the biggest source of fleet liability. Still, the benefits of a strong continuous MVR monitoring program are not always fully recognized and can encounter obstacles on the road to implementation.
Putting Data in the Driver’s Seat
With the explosion of data in fleet operations, learn how to move beyond ‘capture and collect’ to drive outcomes – impact decisions, improve operations, and control costs.
Fleet Challenges Presented by the Complex Network of Tolls
How tolls impact fleets and the entire enterprise.

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