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Safety at work zones and streamlined inspections at the Mexican border are involved in the Arizona programs.

Arizona to Test Work Zone Notification, Quicker Safety Inspections

The Arizona Department of Transportation will use federal funding next year to testing technology to improve commercial transportation safety and efficiency.

EPA Retains 2025 Emissions Targets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed leaving in place its emissions standards for light-duty vehicles through 2025 in a move that's expected to face opposition from automakers.

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GM Adds Southeast, West Fleet Sales Regions

General Motors is expanding its sales and service team for commercial and government fleets by appointing regional directors for the Southeast and West regions.

Since opening this CNG fueling station in Anderson, S.C., last year, Piedmont has reduced the price of its fuel to $1.37 per GGE. Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas

CNG Supplier Hopes to Spur Adoption in Southeast

Fuel supplier Piedmont Natural Gas hopes to expand compressed natural gas adoption with lowered fuel prices and contracts with government and commercial fleets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Chart courtesy of EPA.

EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.

Tobias Waldeck Photo: Daimler Truck Financial

Daimler Truck Financial Names U.S. VP of Sales, Marketing and Remarketing

Daimler Truck Financial has appointed Tobias Waldeck vice president of sales, marketing, and remarketing, effective immediately.

Image via Elainelchao.com.

Trump Picks Chao to Head DOT

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Elaine Chao to serve as secretary of transportation. She served as secretary of labor throughout President George W. Bush’s two terms and as deputy secretary of transportation under President George H. W. Bush.

Photo of AmeriPride fleet pf Ford F-59 hybrid-electric vehicles courtesy of XL Hybrids.

AmeriPride Adds Hybrid-Electric Ford F-59 Trucks

AmeriPride Services is taking delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks featuring XL Hybrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System by the end of this year.

HDT Launches the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange

HDT will be hosting the Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange, an intimate event that pairs a select group of innovators in the Class 8 market together with the suppliers, giving them an intimate environment in which to engage in discussions on topics that affect the entire industry.

ACDelco Launches New Technician Training

As part of its ongoing commitment to keeping independent aftermarket technicians abreast of the latest vehicle technologies, ACDelco is launching six new online seminars, with new diesel, collision, and eAssist training.

Diesel Prices Barely Changed Last Week

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. was nearly flat during the week of Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the EIA.

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2017 Fleet Safety Conference Seeks Presenters

The Fleet Safety Conference planning committee is looking for presenters for the 2017 show to fill out the conference schedule.

Safety Tip: Floor Mat Installation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides advice on how to ensure floor mats are installed properly and don't interfere with accelerator or brake pedal operation.

Zavcor Trucking Ltd. has reduced its accident frequencey rate by 75% through online training courses. (Photo courtesy of CarriersEdge)

Training Courses Improve Trucking Fleet's Safety

Cross border refrigerated and dry freight carrier, Zavcor, is reducing accident frequency, violation and management costs, and improving fuel efficiency with online training and compliance tools

Jasper Relocates Air and Fuel Department

The Air and Fuel Department of Jasper Engines & Transmissions have moved to a new location within the Wernsing Road remanufacturing facility.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls Titan XD Diesel Trucks for Fuel Gauge

The recall affects more than 12,000 2016-model year pickup trucks that are at a higher risk for running out of fuel.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

Ram's Tablet App Helps Fleets Configure Vans

Fiat-Chrysler's Ram Commercial has developed a mobile app for tablets that allows fleet and business customers to view possible upfits when purchasing one of the 14 configurations of the ProMaster cargo van.

Navistar Adds Collision Replacement Parts to Fleetrite Program

Navistar has introduced a new line of Fleetrite collision replacement products designed for a wide variety of heavy-duty truck applications.

Photo courtesy of Western Star.

Western Star to Add New Graphics Packages

The Western Star factory-installed Phantom 2 Graphics package features new, modular components for more customization options.

Image: USCourts.gov

Court Enjoins Overtime Rule Change, ATA Applauds Action

A federal judge has halted changes to federal overtime rules that would have taken effect on Dec. 1. Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction on Nov. 22 in a lawsuit brought by the National Retailer Federation along with Attorneys General of 21 states and over 50 business lobbies.

Parts and service at Kenworth of Effingham. Photo: Kenworth of Effingham

Illinois Kenworth Dealer Opens Full-Service Dealership

Kenworth of Effingham has opened a 21,000-square-foot full-service dealership, featuring a 12-bay service shop and a 2,200-square-foot parts department.

API has developed two visually different API Service Symbol Donuts so that consumers can distinguish between the two new categories of oils. Image: API

New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

GPS Insight Offers Mannequin Challenge Video

Telematics provider GPS Insight has added their contribution to the Mannequin Challenge, a viral video trend in which people remain frozen in action while a camera records their poses.

Diesel Prices Fall, Crude Oil Surges on Putin Remarks

The price of diesel fuel dropped by around two cents last week, the second straight week with declines of over a cent, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz Van Upfitter Program Now Underway

Mercedes-Benz's MasterSolutions upfitter program has launched for Metris and Sprinter vans to provide common equipment packages for fleets through a Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealer.





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