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Global Congestion Costing Commercial Drivers

The cost of traffic congestion increased in 2016 to an average of $1,400 for U.S. drivers, as congestion worsened in Los Angeles, which has become the most congested city in the world, according to the Inrix Traffic Scorecard.

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Azuga Gives Safe Driver, Fleet Manager Awards

Telematics provider Azuga has named Ralph Elliot of Custom Vehicle Outfitter as its driver of the year and Kirsten Ghaster of Ghaster Painting and Coatings as its fleet manager of the year, the company announced.

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Fleets Increasingly Adding Video Telematics From Lytx

Lytx has increased subscriptions for its video-based telematics system by more than 25% in global markets in the past year since being acquired by private equity firm GTCR, the company announced.

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Navistar President and CEO Named Board Chairman

Following Navistar International’s annual shareholder meeting on Feb. 14, the board of directors has elected company president and CEO Troy A. Clarke as its chairman.

Truck Orders Reflect Rebounding Market

Class 8 truck orders hit a 13-month high in January at 22,188 units, rebounding from poor 2016 numbers for the second and third quarter, according to ACT Research.

Mickey Truck Bodies Announces Expansion Plans

The new facility, which is expected to be operational in July 2017, will house a total of 15 bays for liftgate installations and chassis preparation.

Safety Tip: Taking the Risk Out of Your Turns

Sloppy turning habits are common but greatly increase crash risk. Here's advice from Michigan and California on how to execute safer turns.

SmartDrive Announces 94% Growth In 2016

The company has also reported a growth of almost 400 percent over the past three years.

(l. to r.) Ron Mawaka, Jr. , Claude Nolty, Ron Mawaka Sr., Myron Zadony, Scott Mawaka.

Fleet Response Purchased by Founder's Son

Scott Mawaka has acquired Cleveland-based Fleet Response from his father and other investors so the company can remain a privately-held family-run business.

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Honda Ridgeline Earns Top Safety Ratings

The pickup truck, already an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winner, draws a five-star overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

ARI Touts Driver Safety Program

ARI's North American Driver Safety Program now includes 44 modules — courses designed to correct a specific driving flaw, like hard braking.

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Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Fall While Flatbeds Keep Climbing

The flatbed market continued to be the brightest of the three major spot truckload sectors last week, according to new numbers released by DAT Solutions, based on activity from its load boards.

Ranger Design Donates to Montreal Hospital

Ranger Design has donated $100,000 to the Montreal Neurological Institute to help the hospital launch its Neuro-Palliative Care program, the upfitter has announced.

Stellar Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase ACI

Stellar Industries, Inc. announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to purchase the assets of American Crane, Incorporated (ACI) and Tire Trucks International (TTI).

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PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated, combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.

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Estimated 2016 Road Deaths Climb 6%

The National Safety Council recommends eight policy actions to reverse the disturbing trend.

Todco Holds 'Oldest Door' Contest to Mark 60th Anniversary

Todco is celebrating its 60th anniversary of manufacturing dry freight and insulated roll-up doors, dry freight swing doors, walk ramps, and aftermarket parts.

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Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

Spartan Sets Up Van Upfitting Near Transit Plant

Spartan Motors' fleet upfitting division has opened a new assembly facility in Kansas City to provide fleets with tailored upfits of cargo vans and other fleet vehicles in close proximity to Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant that produces the Transit full-size van.

Chevin Launches Fleetwave on Geotab Marketplace

Chevin Fleet Solutions announced that its enterprise-level software, FleetWave, is available via the Geotab Marketplace, a source for open IoT fleet management solutions.

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Workhorse Touts Efficiency of Electric Delivery Trucks

Workhorse Group has announced that its medium-duty electric trucks are up to six times more efficient than comparable gasoline- or diesel-powered models.

Automakers Ask Trump to Reopen Fuel Economy Review

The chief executives of 18 automakers have asked President Donald Trump to revisit fuel economy regulations through 2025 that were finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, reports Bloomberg.

Diesel Prices Rise for First Time in a Month

Diesel prices increased for the first time in four weeks, but overall have remained nearly flat during the same period of time.

Safety Tip: Driving in Thick Fog

Here's advice from AAA and Ford on how to drive in heavy fog conditions.

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