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Global Sign & Awning Grows Bucket Truck Business

Beacon Funding is recognizing Global Sign & Awning for utilizing boom truck financing to advance its business growth.

Safety Tip: Parking on a Hill

Here's advice from both the California DMV and Esurance on how to safely park on a sloped street.

ARI Names Director of Sales

ARI has added several associates to its sales organization to support its strategic vision and continued growth, including appointing Craig Pierce as director of sales, the fleet management company has announced.

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UPS Awarded DOE Funding for Emissions, Electric Vehicle Research

UPS has been awarded two Department of Energy grants that will enable the company to conduct research aimed at reducing emissions and revolutionizing the charging process for electric trucks.

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NETS Offers Safety Campaign Toolkit

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety is helping employers gear up for the Drive Safely Work Week campaign in early October.

Chevin, CalAmp Partner for Integrated Telematics Data

Chevin Fleet Solutions has adopted CalAmp’s telematics services for its fleet asset management software. This partnership allows Chevin to seamlessly integrate telematics data with its software.

World Data Corp. Introduces Vehicle Data Delivery Tool

World Data Corp. has introduced its DATASYNC Application Programming Interface (API) data delivery system. The new tool allows companies to integrate World Data information into new or existing applications so it can be seamlessly presented to users, according to the company.

Diesel Prices Stay Mostly Flat for Third Week Straight

The price of diesel fuel dropped less than a cent last week and has remained relatively unchanged for the past three weeks, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Ford Gives Autonomous Vehicle Update

Ford Motor Co. plans to sell a fully autonomous car to the public by the middle of the 2020 decade, after it plans to supply a fully autonomous vehicle to ride-hailing companies, the company told Automotive Fleet.

Photo of Siphiwe Baleka, the "fittest truck driver in America, courtesy of Baleka.

Progressive Partners with 'Fittest Trucker in America'

Through a newly formed partnership with Siphiwe Baleka, the "fittest truck driver in America," and healthy living tips and tricks on Progressive's TruckerTerritory.com, Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance is expanding its commitment to truckers in the third year of its wellness initiative.

Clore Automotive Asks: What's in Your Garage?

The new promotion provides the opportunity for professional and consumer end users to redeem for a Prepaid VISA Card with the purchase of select Booster PAC, Jump-N-Carry, and SOLAR battery service equipment SKUs between October 1 and December 31, 2016.

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Geotab, J.J. Keller Partner on Telematics, ELD Solution

Geotab and J.J. Keller & Associates are teaming up to offer a solution combining Geotab telematics and J.J. Keller’s electronic logs.

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Omnitracs Tool Identifies Drivers Most Likely To Leave

Omnitracs says its new ELD Driver Retention Model can analyze the data provided by electronic logs to help predict which truck drivers are most likely to quit, helping fleets pinpoint retention efforts.

Safety Tip: Driving Near Rail Crossings

September is National Rail Safety Month, so now is a good time to review some driving safety advice concerning railroad crossings.

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EDI, First Priority GreenFleet Partner to Produce Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative-fuel commercial vehicles.

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GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags

The U.S. recall, tied to a software defect, covers 3.64 million vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

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New FAA Rule Allows Utilities to Expand Drone Use

A new rule from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that went into effect in late August is enabling more utility companies to consider unmanned aircraft systems to improve operations.

Terex Provides Hands-On Training

More than 30 people from five countries attended Terex Utilities’ 38th annual Hands On Training seminar, which included demonstrations of aerial lifts, digger derricks, and auger drills.

Photo of 2012 Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA.

Car Depreciation Accelerates in August, Trucks Steady

Rising car depreciation put a drag on used vehicle sales, which fell in value significantly more sharply in August compared to July and August from a year ago, according to Black Book.

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NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center Director to Address Fleet Technology Expo

Tim Johnson, director of NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet Technology Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., to open the event at the opening breakfast on Tuesday, October 18.

Truck and Van News: New Vehicle Details for 2017 and Beyond

A number of companies have announced new details for their 2017 models, including the GMC Canyon and Ram ProMaster. Mercedes-Benz also unveiled a new concept cargo van in Germany.

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Pacific Gas & Electric Proposes 7,600 EV Charging Stations

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to install 7,600 electric vehicle charging stations.

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USPS Adds Another 3,000 Ram ProMaster Vans

FCA has started delivering another 3,339 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service in a second order that follows a 9,113-vehicle order last year.

Photo of Isuzu N-Series cabover by Paul Clinton.

Medium-Duty Orders Rebound in August

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Class 5 to 7 increased 10% to 16,900 in August and rebounded to a three-month high, according to ACT Research.

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Mercedes-Benz Shows Future Vision of Cargo Vans

Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.

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