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Public Meeting to Discuss ELD Technical Specifications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will hold a public meeting May 9 to discuss technical specifications for electronic logging devices that are scheduled to become mandatory for trucking fleets this December.

Penske Truck Leasing Forms Onboard Tech Consulting Group

The group was created as a value-added service to help Penske’s customers address the proliferation of technology choices and questions fleet operators have about selecting, evaluating, implementing, and using onboard systems.

Hino Trucks Adds Dealer Certification Program

Hino Trucks introduced the latest group of dealers that have been selected as “Certified Ultimate," Hino’s dealer excellence program.

Photo of Ford F-250 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-250 for Unintended Movement

The safety compliance recall covers more than 48,000 2017-model year pickup trucks in the U.S.

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500

Fleet Sales Decline 13% in March

Sales of vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government fleets declined 13.1% to 279,063 in March and remain negative for the first quarter in the three segments, according to Automotive Fleet data and the Detroit Three.

Diesel Prices Increase to Start the Month

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. increased for the first time in a month, ending a streak of three straight weeks of price drops, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo.

EPA Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG Medium-Duty Ford Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi's Renzo's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of six medium-duty Ford trucks from the 2017 model year.

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PALFINGER Names PAL Pro Mechanic's Truck Distributor

Omaha Standard Palfinger announced that Aspen Equipment has become an authorized sales and service provider for the PALFINGER line of PAL Pro Mechanics Bodies and PSC Service Cranes in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils on Store Shelves Now, API Says

The organization has licensed about 400 CK-4 oils and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by marketers, making the robust new classifications available to operators of new and older diesels.

Guus Stoelinga has left his role as LeasePlan N.V.'s chief financial and risk officer.

LeasePlan Sets Strategic Direction, Reports 2016 Results

LeasePlan N.V. increased revenue, net profit, and the number of vehicles it manages in 2016 with factors such as small and medium fleet leasing, retail leasing, and "low single-digit growth" with corporate clients, the company announced.

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Apex Capital Partners With KeepTruckin to Offer ELD Solution

Freight factoring provider Apex Capital has partnered with KeepTruckin to help its customers comply with the upcoming ELD mandate.

TMW.Suite, TruckMate Software Now Integrates With Geotab

TMW Systems has integrated its TMW.Suite and TruckMate transportation management software with Geotab, giving users access to more dispatch, driver messaging and hours of service features.

Write Policies to Avoid Distracted Driving, Omnitracs Says

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, so Omnitracs came up with suggestions for fleet managers to help drivers stay focused on driving:

I-85 Collapse Causing Traffic Nightmare in Atlanta

The collapse of a section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta caused by a fire has shut down all lanes of the important Atlanta artery, bringing traffic delays in the area to critical levels.

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Renewable Fuel Boosts Diesel's Dominance, Tech Forum Says

Alan Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum also cited data showing that in emissions-sensitive southern California, more particulates come from brake dust and tire wear than from heavy diesel trucks.

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Calif. Governor's Fuel Tax Would Fund Infrastructure

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed raising gasoline taxes and vehicle fees to raise $5 billion per year to repair the state's crumbling streets, highways, and bridges.

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Trump Staffers Discuss NAFTA With MEMA

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association took part in a meeting with White House staff during which it sought information on possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Graphic courtesy of GHSA.

2016 Pedestrian Deaths Projected to Shatter Records

Preliminary estimates released by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicate an 11% surge in pedestrian road fatalities last year compared to 2015.

Orange EV's terminal truck. (Photo courtesy of Orange EV).

Rail Management Services Goes Electric

Rail Management Services (RMS) has placed a follow-on order for nine additional Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks. The trucks are being worked into onsite fleets to supplement and replace RMS's diesel trucks.

Graph courtesy of WEX.

How Telematics Data Overload Multiplies in Fleets With Several OEMs

Fleet managers will find it exponentially more difficult to interpret and utilize telematics data the more variety of vehicle brands they add to their fleet, according to new data and analysis from WEX Inc.

Photo of Ford F-450 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-450, F-550 Trucks for Driveshaft

The recall affects 548 2017-model year F-450 and F-550 trucks in North America.

IronPlanet Updates allEquip Format

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, debuted its next generation allEquip fixed and negotiated pricing format.

Photo courtesy of MiX Telematics and Archrock.

Mixed Truck Fleet Focuses on Safety

Archrock, a U.S. provider of natural gas contract compression services, has selected MiX Telematics’ MiX Fleet Manager to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance in its mixed truck fleet.

Screenshot of Accident Dashboard courtesy of ARI.

ARI Offers Accident Data Feed

ARI has added the Accident Dashboard to its insights portal that allows fleet managers to see the cost of accidents, as well as identifying trends and patterns.

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