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Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

Enterprise Truck Rental is now offering Enterprise Telematics. Powered by Geotab, the telematics solution provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Taps Palmer as New Chief

Justin Palmer has been named president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, effective immediately, according to the company.

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GMC Blacks Out Yukon Denali for 2018

The package includes all of the options available on the Yukon Denali, along with black-painted 22-inch wheels with chrome inserts, polished exhaust tip, chrome mirror caps, premium carpeted floor mats, and an exclusive Onyx Black exterior paint.

Mitchell 1 Updates to 2017-MY Data

Mitchell 1 has completed model-year 2017 updates to its labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures, and repair information for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the electronic logging device rule set for Dec. 18 — less than 3 weeks away.

Image of 5700XE being loaded up with the Michigan state capital Christmas tree courtesy of Western Star.

Western Star 5700XE Delivers Tree to Mich. State Capital

The 2018 Western Star 5700XE, which was showcased at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in September, traveled from Atlanta to Stephenson, Mich., so a 61-foot white spruce Christmas Tree could be loaded onto a flatbed trailer and delivered to the Michigan state capital.

One of the electric trucks that are adding to the growth in future estimates is the Mitsubishi eCanter. (Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso)

Electric, Hybrid Trucks to Exceed 1.6 Million Units by 2027

The overall medium- and heavy-duty truck market is projected to continue its reliance on conventional diesel powertrain for the next decade, but hybrid and electric powertrains populations will increase, with volumes expected to grow from about 125,500 to 1.66 million from 2017 to 2027.

Graphic courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab Launches Roadside Service Solution

Geotab is offering a service designed to reduce vehicle downtime via a comprehensive roadside assistance management solution.


Automotive Lift Institute Re-elects Schanze Chairman

Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company from St. Joseph, Mo., was elected to a third term as chairman of the board of the trade association dedicated to vehicle lift safety.

LaTres Jarrett Photo: Bridgestone

Bridgestone Names New Bandag Marketing Director

Bridgestone Americas has named LaTres Jarrett as director, marketing for Bandag, the Bridgestone business dedicated to the research, development, and manufacturing of retreads.

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Wrong-Way Drivers

Each year, about 360 people in the U.S. die in wrong-way crashes. Here's advice on how to limit the risk.

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Ind. City Debates In-House Refuse Collection

Officials at the City of Lake Station, Ind., recently voted to keep refuse collection in house rather than outsource it. The aging fleet needs to be replaced, which may require a rate increase.

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Tesla Lists Electric Truck at $150K for Base Model

Tesla has posted the prices for its upcoming electric truck, the Tesla Semi, showing an expected price of $150,000 for the base model. A version with a longer range will start at $180,000.


Geotab Joins TRALA

Geotab is the newest Associate Member of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), the nonprofit national trade association for the truck renting and leasing industry.

Houston area driver Jim McCauley receives the keys to an International ProStar from Danny Thomas of Navistar as the winner of the OnCommand Connection Sweepstakes. (Photo courtesy of Navistar)

Houston Truck Driver Wins International ProStar

The sweepstakes, which was open to qualified truck drivers holding a CDL, celebrated the availability of OnCommand Connection Telematics.

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Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

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Fleetmatics to Move to New Dublin HQ

Fleetmatics will relocate its employees to a new campus-style headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, by the middle of 2018, the Verizon company announced.

Graphic courtesy of Spork Marketing.

Most Popular Truck Colors of 2017 Named

Common fleet colors of white and silver dominate the list of popular exterior paint colors for pickup trucks in 2017, according to a new survey.

Ryder operates a fleet of liquified natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty trucks and has now partnered with Clean Energy. (Image courtesy of Business Wire)

Ryder Expands Use of Natural Gas

Clean Energy will open a station in Georgetown to fuel the trucks that are expected to consume approximately 380,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of liquified natural gas each year.

Image of 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Mountain Concept courtesy of GMC

GMC Debuts Sierra All Mountain Concept

The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Mountain concept is a one-of-a-kind snow-climbing machine and adds enhanced capability and features through concept Mattracks technology and GMC Accessories.

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OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule

With the new electronic logging device mandate set to take effect in less than four weeks, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue a temporary but lengthy exemption to the new safety rule for “small-business truckers.”


Merchants Names Keegan CEO

Brendan Keegan will assume the role of chief executive for Merchants Fleet Management, after serving in an interim capacity since late September, after Glen Villano stepped down.

Trimble’s eDriver Logs are designed specifically for fleets in the oil and gas industry.

Trimble Certifies ELD for Oil and Gas Services Fleets

Trimble has self-certified its eDriver Logs solution for oil and gas services fleets to comply with the federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

A new Amazon app called Relay allows drivers enter cargo information, allowing them to check in with a QR code and get through the security gate. Photo: Amazon

Amazon App Helps Get Drivers In and Out of Warehouses Faster

The new app, called Relay, is Amazon's first attempt at automating the truck delivery process.

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Penske Offers Electronic Log App for Rented Trucks

Penske Truck Leasing has introduced free to its commercial customers the new Penske Driver app to provide truck drivers with “easy Hours of Service functionality” to meet the electronic logging device mandate as well as other productivity tools.


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