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The new solution creates a data cube that’s accessible via Microsoft Excel and automatically updated with fresh fleet data. (Photo: MiX Telematics)

MiX Telematics Adds Data Feature to Telematics Platform

MiX Telematics has added free feature to its MiX Fleet Manager solution called MiX Insight Agility that creates a data cube that’s accessible via Microsoft Excel and automatically updated with fresh fleet data, the telematics provider has announced.

Safety Tip: Back-to-School Driving Advice

Here are some timely tips from the National Safety Council that you can share with fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Photo of 2017 F-250 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum courtesy of Ford.

Ford Increases Super Duty Fuel Tank Capacity

Ford's gasoline and diesel 2017 Super Duty trucks will come equipped with a 48-gallon fuel tank that provides a 22% increase over the outgoing diesel models and 37% increase over the gasoline models.

Photo of Ram 2500 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 2500, 3500 Truck Recall Tied to Steering

The recall is limited to just 64 Ram 2500 trucks and Ram 3500 trucks and cab chassis in the 2015 model year.

Photo: International Truck

International Offers 4-Year Powertrain Warranty for DuraStar

International Truck is now offering the Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package, a 4-year, unlimited-mile coverage term on certain models of its DuraStar medium-duty truck.

Recently, SCE took delivery of two lithium-ion-battery-equipped troubleman trucks, so named because they are used by troublemen, experts who are dispatched to investigate the causes of power outages. And, 22 more are on the way, according to the utility. (Photo: Southern California Edison).

Battery-Powered Trucks a 'Big Lift' for Calif. Utility

Southern California Edison is investing in a new generation of environmentally friendly service trucks whose overhead lifts are powered by the same kind of batteries used in plug-in electric cars, according to the utility.

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Colorado Improves V-6 for 2017

The Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup will offer a more efficient V-6 engine and transmission for the 2017 model year, Chevrolet has announced.

Image: FMCSA

DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule

Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank.

TravelCenters of America Begin Accepting U.S. Bank Fleet Card

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands and Minit Mart convenience stores, is expanding its relationship with U.S. Bank by accepting a new single Voyager Fleet Card at its truck stop and convenience store locations.

Photo courtesy of Rastrac.

Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.

Used Truck Sales Fall but Are Trending Upward Overall

Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall, according to an ACT Research report.

California Toughens Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules

California is set to approve even tougher air-quality controls that would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, after the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 32 on Aug. 24.

FA-4 oils will be designated with yellow caps and coloring on the label. Photo: Chevron

Chevron Unveils New Delo 400 CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils

Chevron unveiled its new line of Delo 400 engine oils meeting the American Petroleum Institute’s new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oil specifications, offering improvements in fuel economy and engine protection.

Photo of ISX12 engine courtesy of Cummins.

Cummins Adds 450-HP ISX12 Ratings

Cummins Inc. announced the availability of two new 450-hp ISX12 ratings for linehaul and regional-haul truck markets.

Photo courtesy of New York Power Authority.

N.Y. Municipality Acquires Largest Municipal Utility EV Fleet in State

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) partnered with Fairport Electric to create the largest municipal utility electric vehicle fleet in the state.

Photo courtesy of PG&E

PG&E Fleet Detects Gas Leaks

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) deployed their fleet of gas detection vehicles this week to patrol the Eureka and Santa Rosa (Calif.) areas for methane leaks.

Photo via Flickr / Mountain/ \Ash

Five Wash. Utilities Receive Clean Energy Grants

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced last week that five utilities received $12.6 million in grants through the state's Clean Energy Fund. These funds will go toward a number of projects to demonstrate future applications of clean energy.

Photo of a hybrid line truck courtesy of Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Natural Gas Provider Saves $500,000 Annually

Electricity and natural gas provider Central Hudson Gas & Electric has achieved annualized savings of approximately $500,000 per year since implementing new fleet management software.

Know Your APU Weight Exemption Guidelines

Track Your Truck released an overview of auxiliary power units (APUs) weight exemption guidelines by state. Some states have enforcement policies in place, so plan before you travel.

NTEA Submits Comments for Proposed FET Regulations

NTEA The Association for the Work Truck Industry has submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service about their proposed regulations governing the Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy trucks, tractors, and trailers.

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Transits for Fuel Injection Pumps

The recall covers more than 2,000 2015-2016 model-year vans equipped with 3.2-liter diesel engines.

Screenshot via Omnitracs

Omnitracs Launches Online Educational Hub for Fleet Managers

Omnitracs has launched FleetScience digital hub, a new educational website designed for fleet managers, providing resources for business best practices with an emphasis on technology.

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Atlanta Construction Company Names Director of Operational Support

Dan Daly was named director of operational support for BMC - Building Materials and Construction Services in Atlanta. He assumed these expanded responsibilities in February.

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Petro Names Regional Fleet Manager

Robert Edwards was named regional fleet manager at Petro Home Services. Edwards manages a fleet of 400 Class 8 trucks and light-duty vehicles in five operating locations.

A stronger U.S. economy, lower unemployment rates, and lower gas prices contributed to more miles driven in the first half of 2016.

Crash Fatalities Climb 9% in 2016’s First Half

If the trend continues, U.S. may see its deadliest driving year since 2007 and deadliest Labor Day since 2008, according to the National Safety Council.





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