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Charter to Merge with Time Warner, Acquiring Bright House Networks

Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable announced May 26 that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Charter to merge with Time Warner Cable.

Fleetmatics Introduces Truck Routing Optimization Tool

Fleetmatics Group PLC, a global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service, has introduced Fleetmatics Routist, an intelligent routing optimization solution for fleets.

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Webtech Wireless Signs $4.7M Fleet Contract

Webtech Wireless has signed a $4.7 million contract with a major U.S. fleet customer for an upgrade to its Webtech Driver Center software.

Diesel Moves Closer to $3, Sixth Straight Weekly Hike

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel continues moving closer to the $3 per gallon mark with it recording its sixth straight weekly increase, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Photo of Fort Wayne, Ind., truck plant courtesy of GM.

GM Investing $1.2B in Ind. Truck Plant

General Motors will invest $1.2 billion into its Fort Wayne, Ind., truck plant for upgrades and technology that will improve the plant's competitiveness in assembling light- and heavy-duty pickups.

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Highway Patch Bill Sent to President Obama

With a voice vote on Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved the two-month extension of the highway bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last Tuesday. The legislation now awaits the expected signature of President Obama.

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Morgan Olson Advances in USPS Next Gen Vehicle Selection

Morgan Olson has been notified by the USPS that its proposal has advanced the company to the next phase of the NGDV program. Morgan Olson is one of the 15 prequalified suppliers being considered for the NGDV acquisition program.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Funeral Processions

Here is some driving advice on what to do when encountering a funeral procession.

Photo courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Updates Tucson Fuel Cell SUV for 2016

Hyundai has added new features and exterior colors to its Tucson Fuel Cell for 2016 as it continues to offer the vehicle with a retail lease with the hope of possibly placing it in the hands of fleet users.

EV Charging Services Revenue to Total $11.3 Billion by 2023

According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from electric vehicle charging services is expected to total $11.3 billion from 2014 to 2023.

Fleet Safety Conference: Minimizing Risk and Liability

The second day of the Safety Fleet Conference will be full of sessions and panel discussions on risk management and liability.

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NHTSA Extends Strict Oversight of GM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decides to extend for another year its review of General Motors' decisions and communications about potential vehicle safety issues.

The first Tel-E-lect trucks utilized the truck’s differential to mechanically turn an auger, which was suspended from the end of an A-frame boom and was raised and lowered by the truck winch line to drill a hole. (Photo: Terex Utilities)

Terex Celebrates Digger Derrick's 70th Anniversary

Established in 1945 with the advent of the Tel-E-lect digger derrick, the company’s product line now includes the Terex Commander 4000, 5000 and 6000 digger derricks, as well as the Terex General 65, 80 and 95 models.

Halifax Installs First High-Power EV Charging Station

The new charging station, located at the Barrington Street Atlantic Superstore, has the capacity to charge an electric vehicle in one sixth the time it takes standard stations, according to Nova Scotia Power.

June Auctions in Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida

More than 1,200 pieces of equipment and vehicles from utilities and related companies will be sold off at JJ Kane auctions in Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida in the month of June.

Video: Ford F-150 Adds Pro Trailer Backup Assist

The technology allows drivers to steer a trailer instinctively by turning a knob left or right to indicate direction, and the truck controls the steering and limits vehicle speed.

Edison International Teams Up with Tesla for Battery Storage Projects

Edison International announced it has established commercial agreements with Tesla as part of its launch of a new line of Tesla Energy products.

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NAFA Urges USPS Against Mass Vehicle Purchase

The NAFA Fleet Management Association urged the U.S. Postal Service not to replace 180,000 new vehicles at the same time and implement better fleet management practices at a congressional hearing on May 21.

Element Financial Raising $2.5B for Acquisition

Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. will raise $2.5 billion Canadian ($2.05 billion) in corporate debt to fund an unidentified acquisition that must be completed by the end of the year.

Spartan Motors Names President of Specialty Chassis and Vehicles

Spartan Motors, Inc. has announced the promotion of Steve Guillaume to President of the Specialty Chassis and Vehicles (SCV) Business Unit.

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Cell Phones Linked to 27 Percent of Crashes

The estimate from the National Safety Council includes crashes involving drivers who were texting or talking on handheld or hands-free cell phones.

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70 Percent of Drivers Using Smartphones

A reported 70 percent of drivers use their smartphones while behind the wheel, according to a new study from AT&T.

Takata Airbag Recall May Include Some Commercial Trucks

Some commercial trucks may be among the vehicles in a massive recall of dangerously defective airbags, expected to be the largest recall in U.S. history.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

IMPCO Awarded GM Bi-Fuel CNG Cab Chassis Program

IMPCO Automotive has been awarded General Motors' bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) cab chassis program for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 model years, the alternative fuel system supplier announced.

Photo by Tom Berg

Navistar to Use Indiana Proving Grounds For Extensive Testing

The former Bosch, Bendix and Studebaker proving grounds near New Carlisle in northern Indiana is open for business under new ownership: Navistar Inc., which took it over as of April 1.

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