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SambaSafety Partners with General Information Services

The NAPBS-accredited employment background screening company is partnering with SambaSafety to provide expanded criminal and driver monitoring offerings.

Fleetmatics Announces LogBook App to Meet ELD Mandate

Fleetmatics says its new LogBook for iOS is a one-stop approach to hours of service management and meeting the electronic logging device mandate that goes into effect in December.

FedEx Delivers Quarterly Profit of More Than $1 Billion

Parcel delivery and trucking company FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported it turned its finances around dramatically in the most recent quarter as it also wrapped up its fiscal year.

CVSA Brake Safety Day Scheduled for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that Brake Safety Day is taking place on Sept. 7 this year across North America.

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GM Names Northeast Region Director for Fleet Sales

General Motors Fleet has appointed Betsy Flegg as regional director for the Northeast region following the retirement of Jeff Hagg after a 33-year career, GM has announced.

Truck and Van News: Fleet Incentives and Additional Features

FCA, GM, and Nissan released their fleet incentives for the 2018 model-year, and several OEMs offered updates on their 2018 models.

Florida Public Utilities Earns Safety Achievement Award

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Florida Public Utilities Company, has earned a Safety Achievement Award from the American Gas Association for excellence in employee safety.

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Stellar Names Assistant Product Manager

Adam Oppermann has joined the Stellar team as an assistant product manager where he will be instrumental in helping plan, organize, and control new product development from conceptual stage thru the product lifecycle.

FirstEnergy Recognized for Emergency Response Efforts

FirstEnergy led a large-scale emergency effort that restored a majority of customers within 24 hours, and 98% within 48 hours. Overall, about 438,000 man-hours were worked, including replacing 500 utility poles, 200 transformers, and more than 30 miles of wire.

The grand prize Ram 2500 Power Wagon features modifications including a three-inch dual sport SC lifted suspension, a premium front off-road bumper, 17x8.5 Katla onyx black wheels, and front and rear differential covers. (Photo: Yokohama)

Yokohama 'Get Trucked Up' Sweepstakes

Yokohama Tire Corporation and Nitro Circus are asking: do you want to “Get Trucked Up?” It’s all part of the Yokohama Nitro Circus “Get Trucked Up Giveaway,” where the grand prize is a custom-built, 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4 featuring Yokohama’s all-new GEOLANDAR M/T G003 mud-terrain tires.

Safety Tip: When You Hear an Approaching Siren

Here’s driving-safety advice, provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, on how to respond to a siren coming from an approaching emergency vehicle.

Photo courtesy of State of Washington

Wash. Fleets Saved 20M Gallons of Petroleum in 2016

Western Washington Clean Cities partners and member fleets collectively saved 20.6 million gallons of petroleum last year through fleet efforts. The group recognized eight public-sector fleets and fleet professionals for their efforts.

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

Utility Contractor Cited After Electrocution Death

A KTI Utility Construction employee was preparing a worksite for utility pole installation when his bucket truck came in contact with the energized transmission line.

FCCC S2G Flatbed (propane autogas). Image: FCCC

Freightliner Custom Chassis Touts Fuel Agnosticism

As a company, FCCC is strategically fuel-agnostic, currently building products powered by a range of alternative fuels, including liquified propane gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) as well as traditional diesel and gasoline products.

Photo via Wikimedia/Ammodramus

Neb. Utility Expects to Save $50,000 on Insurance

Consolidating its insurance policies will increase the value of the Metropolitan Utilities District’s insured property while lowering premiums and fees.

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Debuts Optima TC 55 Aerial Device at EUFMC

The company showcased its latest features and introduced the Optima TC 55 aerial device, which features lower travel height, better ground access, and improved boom speeds.

Photo of 2017 Titan King Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices Titan King Cab Pickups

Nissan has begun selling Titan and Titan XD King Cab pickups for at least $33,745 and $34,755 respectively as the extended cab pickups complete a trio of cab configurations.

Photo of 2018 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

2018 Ford F-150 Engines Add Power, Efficiency

Ford is revamping its F-150 engine lineup for 2018 to offer a more efficient V-6 and more powerful V-8 in a lineup that will also include a diesel option for the first time, the company has announced.

In the long term, Cummins officials say electrification will come to every market segment it serves today in one form or another. Photo: Cummins

Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

Photo of Rogue Sport courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 16 of its 2018 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, including the new Rogue Sport subcompact SUV, the company has announced.

Spartan Motors celebrates it's newest facility opening. (PHOTO: Spartan Motors)

Spartan Motors Opens Flexible Manufacturing Facility

Spartan Specialty Vehicles celebrated the grand opening of its new, flexible manufacturing facility in Charlotte, Mich. The ceremony featured a tour of the facility and the plant’s production of the 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 cabover.

Michelin's long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a "wheel with no air." Photo: Michelin

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

Photo of Jeep Compass courtesy of FCA.

FCA Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced 2018 model-year fleet incentives for its Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram brands.

Michelin's acquisition of NexTraq will enhance the company's solutions for driver safety, fuel management and enhancing fleet productivity. Photo: Michelin

Michelin Moves into Telematics with NexTraq Acquisition

Michelin has announced its pending acquisition of NexTraq, an Atlanta-based provider of commercial fleet communications systems.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Tire Labels

The recall covers 1,257 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

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