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Video Tip: Managing Driving Space

Here are some safety tips from AAA on how to manage your driving space to avoid collisions. You may want to pass along the advice to fleet drivers.

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N.M. County Fleet Employee Arrested for Embezzlement

The Santa Fe County (N.M.) Sheriff’s Office has arrested the Santa Fe County Public Works Department fleet service manager after he confessed to stealing tires from the county and selling the stolen merchandise.

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AT&T Completes DirecTV Acquisition

AT&T has completed its acquisition of DirecTV, making it the largest pay TV provider in the world with 26 million customers in the U.S. and more than 191 million in Latin America, according to AT&T.

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EnLink Midstream Names Fleet Specialist

Lisa Kneggs has been named fleet specialist for EnLink Midstream headquartered in Dallas. She assumed this position in January.

Alt Fuel Excise Tax to Be Based on Energy Equivalent

A provision allowing liquefied natural gas and propane autogas to be taxed equally with diesel fuel by energy content was passed as part of the three-month highway bill patch.

August Auctions in Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, New York and Kentucky

More than 1,700 pieces of equipment and vehicles will be sold off at JJ Kane auctions in Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, New York, and Kentucky in the month of August. The auctions will be held Aug. 27.

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GM's OnStar Hacked, Volt Engine Started

A hacker has found a security vulnerability in General Motors' OnStar mobile app that allowed him to locate a Chevrolet Volt, unlock the vehicle, and start its engine.

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UPS Ramping Up Renewable Diesel Use

UPS has signed agreements with three suppliers for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years as part of its goal to significantly reduce emissions by 2020.

Senate Approves House’s 3-Month Highway Bill

The Senate passed its massive and contentious long-term highway bill and then approved the three-month extension of federal highway funding passed earlier by the House. The $8 billion patch, which runs out on October 29, has been sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill.

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Republic Adds 17 CNG Refuse Trucks in Denver

Republic Services has added 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area, the waste management company announced.

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New York City Ranked Worst for Drivers

Due to heavy traffic and poor road conditions, New York took last place in a ranking of the best and worst U.S. cities for drivers. Two Texas cities (Lubbock and Corpus Christi) took the top spots as the most driver-friendly.

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Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.

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Hino Trucks Expands Preventive Service Plan

Hino Trucks will begin offering its preventive service care program HinoCare on its conventional, non-cabover medium-duty models, including the 238, 258, 268, and 338.

Minn. Company Designs EV Utility Truck

Minnesota-based Universal Tactical Systems has designed a battery-electric medium-duty truck with the capability to be equipped with a bucket and swing arm for use by electric utility workers.

Goodyear Commercial Expands Tire & Service Network

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is expanding its Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network with the opening of three Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.

House Passes Short-Term Highway Extension

The House late Wednesday passed a short-term extension to keep federal highway funding going until October 29, right before members left on August recess, leaving the Senate to deal with before the looming Friday deadline.

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Average Age of Vehicles Reaches 11.5 Years

The average age of light-duty vehicles in U.S. roads has reached 11.5 years, which reached a high point since IHS Automotive began tracking the data, the analytics firm has announced.

NES Rentals Holding IPAF Training Course in August

This training course is part of IPAF’s coordinated effort of broadening the base of new instructors trained and new training centers delivering training.

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13 Corporations Agree to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.

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ServiceMaster Chooses WEX for Fleet Payments

ServiceMaster will roll out WEX fuel cards, payment services, and analytics solutions to its fleet of 6,600 service vehicles to improve the efficiency of its fleet operations, WEX Inc. has announced.

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Penske Opens CNG Maintenance-Capable Alabama Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster, Ala., that offers maintenance for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, among other services.

House, Senate to Move on Short-Term Highway Bill

It looks like Congress is going to kick the can down the road again when it comes to highway funding after what looked like a game of "chicken" in recent days.

Peterbilt Technician Institute Graduates 100-Plus Students

The Peterbilt Technician Institute reached a milestone, graduating more than 100 students through the program and into service technician careers throughout the Peterbilt dealer network.

Eaton Beefs Up Transmission Reman Offerings

Eaton is introducing the Rebuilder Bulk Pack line of transmission components with several new Fuller transmission parts for aftermarket rebuilders.

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Ford Transit Backup Camera System Released

Rear View Safety has released its Ford Third Brake Light backup camera system for the 2015 Transit van that comes with features designed to protect pedestrians as well as drivers.

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