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DriveCam Launches New Web Interface for Fleet Managers and Supervisors

SAN DIEGO – DriveCam has introduced a new Web interface that makes it easier for fleet managers and supervisors to access expertly reviewed risky driving events.

From left are Mark Geyer and Dunn Lumber fleet manager, with the company’s new Kenworth medium duty hybrid truck for pickup and delivery application.

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Kenworth's First Medium-Duty Hybrid Truck Delivered

SEATTLE – Kenworth Truck Company and Dunn Lumber, two long-time Seattle-area companies, have teamed up to bring Kenworth's first medium-duty hybrid-electric truck into the U.S. market.

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FMCSA Eyes Lane Safety Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. federal trucking regulators are interested in new lane departure warning technology as a way to mitigate the rate of off-road accidents and rollovers on North American highways.

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Nobilas Launches Accident Management Platform ‘Nobilas Connect'

NORCROSS, GA – Nobilas Claims & Fleet Solutions has launched a new communication platform for the vehicle repair market. This IT platform connects all relevant parties in the vehicle accident management value chain. Through the Connect Communication Platform, Nobilas' insurance company clients benefit from instant availability of important data, enabling maximum process efficiency.

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Bill to Ban Retreads in Florida Dies

TALLAHASEE, FL – Florida Sen. Victor Crist's recently proposed bill to ban the use of retreaded tires by most trucks in Florida is now a dead issue, according to Harvey Brodsky, managing director of the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB). A required House companion bill was not forthcoming by the March deadline and this effectively tabled the Senate bill.

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Iteris Names 12 Commercial Truck Fleets that Adopt Lane Departure Warning Technology as Standard Feature

ANAHEIM, CA – Iteris, Inc.'s Lane Departure Warning (LDW) technology has been adopted as a standard feature by 12 commercial truck fleets across the country, several of which began installing the systems last year. The 12 fleets are located throughout the U.S. and Canada and range from LTLs to flat-bed carriers to regional short haul transportation companies.

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Department of Transportation Contests Criticisms of Truck Safety Record

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Public Affairs has issued a statement in response to two recent articles in the New York Times (“Making the Highways Less Safe,” the New York Times, 12/10/06; and “Loosening the Rules,” New York Times, 12/3/06).

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Truckers Vote Louisiana Roads the Nation's Worst

TUSCALOOSA, AL – Louisiana has the worst roads in the United States.

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Freightliner Completes Field Operational Test With U.S. DOT to Improve Vehicle Safety & Reliability

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner LLC has completed a three-year study with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) — a field-operational test of electronically controlled braking systems (ECBS) and other safety technologies. Conducted as part of the DOT's initiative to accelerate deployment of new safety technologies that reduce accidents and fatalities, the study's results will be used to improve truck safety systems' performance, reliability, durability, and maintainability.

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