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Average Diesel, Gasoline Costs Expected to Remain Low

A new fuel price forecast from the U.S. Energy Department shows little change from expectations a month ago for the price of diesel, but the outlook for gasoline has moved a little higher.

Photo: Women In Trucking

200 Drivers Honored in Salute to Women Behind the Wheel

Women In Trucking honored nearly 200 female professional drivers with its 7th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

ORBCOMM to Provide Dry Van Fleet Telematics Solution

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that Brown Integrated Logistics (Brown), a Southeast dedicated and regional transportation services provider, has selected ORBCOMM to provide its solar-powered asset tracking solution for its dry van trailers.

WEX App Provides Access to Driver Fuel Accounts

WEX Inc. has announced the launch of Fleet SmartHub, an app designed to give fleets mobile access to their drivers’ fuel accounts to help improve business efficiencies, reduce late fees, gain operational insights, and control unauthorized driver spending, according to the company.

DHL Express' drivers will be taking part in a Safe Driving Rodeo from April 4 to Sept. 30 operating in Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, similar to the European version shown here. Photo: DHL Express

DHL Drivers Compete in Safe Driving Rodeo

DHL Express has begun its first Safe Driving Rodeo competition that puts 180 of its U.S. couriers to the test for 112 workdays to promote DHL’s safety culture by having drivers engage in friendly head-to-head competition.

Photo of F-150 SuperCrew courtesy of Ford.

F-150 SuperCrew, SuperCab Draw Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the 2016 Ford F-150 pickup a Top Safety Pick for SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations.

Diesel Prices Rise Again After Brief Drop

A decline in the price of diesel fuel was not meant to last, as prices once again increased only a week after the first drop in a month and a half.

Photo by Fredlyfish4 via Wikimedia Commons.

Fleet Safety Tip: Resisting the Urge to Speed

Speeding is one of the most widespread and dangerous habits among drivers -- and it's a major cause of road deaths.

Shell Launches Program on Diesel Engine Oil Specifications

With the new engine oils slated to be available by December 1, 2016, Shell Lubricants will continue to provide information both on the road and online about the new engine oils with a new Shell Rotella Road Show rig.

Carrier Transicold's 10-Year Anniversary of Vector Trailer Platform

Carrier Transicold celebrated the 10th anniversary of the debut of its hybrid diesel-electric Vector trailer refrigeration platform in North America at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show.

DOT Forms Safety-Grant Allocation Panel

In accordance with a provision of the FAST Act highway bill, the Department of Transportation has formed the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Formula Working Group.

SmartTruck Names Director of National Accounts

SmartTruck, a provider of fuel-saving trailer aerodynamics for the trucking industry, announced the appointment of Ron Pope as Director of National Accounts.

PHOTO: Utility One Source

Utility One Source Introduces Call-in Center, Service Network

Utility One Source plans to introduce the equipment rental industry’s first proprietary aftermarket call-in center, a comprehensive service network in which all rental customers will be able to call in 24/7.

Electric Utility Fleet Managers to Meet in June

More than 100 fleet professionals are registered for the 63rd annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference to be held June 5-8.

N.J. DPW Bucket Truck Catches Fire

A bucket truck caught fire in Livingston, N.J., due to a downed wire, which nearly injured an Essex County, N.J., Department of Public Works (DPW) employee after a spring storm.

Cummins-Led Team to Build Plug-in Hybrid Class 6 Truck

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Ford Fleet Care Replaces Quality Fleet Care Billing Tool

Ford Fleet Care replaced Quality Fleet Care as the company's consolidated parts and service billing tool on April 1, according to Ford.

Photo of Nissan Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls V-6 Frontier Trucks for Fire Risk

The recall, set to begin this month, will permit dealers to inspect and, if needed, re-position the starter motor wire harness.

Photo via International Truck

International Offers Side Roll Protection on ProStar

International Truck will now offer IMMI’s RollTek seat with side-roll protection as an option for the ProStar truck.

Photo courtesy of Roush CleanTech

Roush CleanTech Offers Propane Fuel System for Ford F-750

The system meets a demand for heavier chassis for autogas-fueled bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, and larger tank setters and box trucks.

ABRY Partners Secure Majority Stake in SambaSafety

SambaSafety has entered into a definitive agreement with ABRY Partners, a private equity firm, that will lead to a reorganization of the company.

Courtesy of Vincentric.

Vincentric Names Winners of Best Value Awards

For the 2016 Vincentric Best Value in America awards, Honda and Lexus took the award for passenger cars and luxury cars, Subaru and Volvo earned top honors in the SUV/crossover categories, and Ford took the top spot for the best value brand for trucks.

Montana-Dakota Utilities Given Annual Safety in Motion Honor

Preco Electronics, a provider of heavy-duty vehicle collision mitigation, announced Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.’s Fleet Maintenance and Repair Specialist, Kim Hodges, as the recipient of the 2015 Safety in Motion Award.

Class 8 Demand Weak in March, Medium-Duty On the Rise

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall once again in March, down as much as 12% compared to February, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

Final FDA Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule differs in numerous ways from the agency's original proposal.

FDA Reveals Final Rule for Hauling Food Safely

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Feb. 5 that it has finalized a rule that will require certain shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail vehicle, and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of that food.





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