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Omnitracs Self-Certifies its ELD Solution

Omnitracs has completed testing the Intelligent Vehicle Gateway electronic logging device solution that meets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD Mandate, which is scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 18, 2017.

Photo: FMCSA

Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that could end up delaying or repealing the electronic logging device mandate set to go into effect on Dec. 18.

Hot Shot’s Secret Releases Fleet Case Studies

Hot Shot's Secret, the leading brand for stiction elimination, announces three case studies with positive results for fleets.

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Geotab Brings J.J. Keller, TMW Software to Marketplace

Geotab has announced the launch of Driver DataSense from J.J. Keller & Associates and integrations to TMW Suite and TMW TruckMate from TMW Systems, through its online Marketplace.

Source: Diesel Technology Forum

Clean Diesel Trucks Make up 30% of Commercial Vehicles in U.S.

Clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems now make up on average 30% of all heavy-duty commercial vehicles in operation in the U.S. as a result of adoption by fleets over the past five years, according to a recent report commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.

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Safety Tip: Night Driving

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice to promote safer driving at night.

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GAO Slams FMSCA for Sluggish IT Effort

The watchdog agency of Congress has roundly criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for not yet modernizing its information technology systems and for failing to fully establish an “investment management framework” for IT.

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Small Pickups Show Low Depreciation, Value Gain

Over the past three months, two segments have shown unchanged value or an increase in overall value: Full-Size Pickups are unchanged, and Small Pickups have gained +0.2% in value.

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AEM Updates Digger Derrick Safety Manual

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Digger Derrick Safety Manual, which features information on lifting, pole setting, digging operation, calculating load capacities, and personnel platform safety.

J.D. Power Releases Utility Satisfaction Study

The study measures customer satisfaction with electric utility companies by examining six factors: power quality & reliability; price; billing & payment; corporate citizenship; communications; and customer service.

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Va. Utility Worker Dies from Electrocution

A lineman for the City of Danville, Va., was responding to a power outage in an elevated bucket truck when the accident occurred.

EEI Announced Business Diversity Award Recipients

Presented annually by the Edison Electric Institute, the awards recognize companies for their outstanding efforts in advancing purchasing opportunities for diverse suppliers within the electric power industry.

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Ameren Donates Bucket Truck

The 2006 Ford F-550 bucket truck is valued at $7,800, and will be the village’s only aerial truck.

FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online

One of the bugaboos to the quick adoption by fleets of electronic logging devices compliant to the new rule has been the question of how—or when— users can be certain that the mandated devices will be able to electronically transfer data files of records of duty status for review by law enforcement officials who use portable computers.

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PG&E Offers Rebates for CNG Use

Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Clean Fuel Rebate applies to customers who fill up at PG&E-owned CNG stations in Northern and Central California.

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Palfinger Names VP, Supply Chain Management for North America

Michael Loch has been appointed VP of Supply Chain Management, a new position to strengthen the strategic sourcing position of PALFINGER in Business Area North America.

New market trends, including the recent Amazon acquistion of Whole Foods, are creating opportunites for fleets willing to rethink pickup and last-mile delivery. Photo: Tiger Cool Express

How the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Change Trucking

Opportunities are on the horizon for fleets willing to embrace new market trends and rethink some aspects of their operations, according to logistics experts Tom Finkbiner and Ted Prince, founders of Tiger Cool Express.

Photo by Famartin/Wikimedia Commons.

Following Another Vehicle Leads to Risky Driving

A new study from Arizona State University concludes that drivers who follow another car to a destination are more likely to drive dangerously.

The 18,000 square foot facility is designed and equipped to manufacture Future Line’s rapidly expanding line of aluminum truck bodies. (Photo courtesy of Future Line)

Future Line Opens New Manufacturing Facility

Future Line Manufacturing, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has announced the opening of its latest manufacturing facility.

Navistar announced availability of its OnCommand Connection Telematics solution at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Photo: Navistar

Navistar OnCommand Telematics Now Available for Purchase

Navistar has made its integrated OnCommand Connection Telematics solution available for purchase. It includes OnCommand Connection Telematics, Advanced Remote Diagnostics, and Electronic Driver Log.

Donlen Adds OnStar Feed to Telematics Product

Donlen's DriverPoint Telematics solution will now receive data from General Motors' OnStar system to improve efficiency, the fleet management company announced.

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LeasePlan Names SVP of Operations

LeasePlan USA has hired Juan Perez as its senior vice president of operations, where he will oversee the teams that manage the lifecycle of vehicles, the fleet management company has announced.

Mercedes-Benz Sales Germany building, Berlin. Photo: Daimler.

Daimler Accused of Tampering with Diesel Emissions

Germany’s federal minister of transport is investigating whether Daimler's exhaust-gas treatment systems of certain diesel-powered cars and vans have been manipulated by illegal software that eliminates emission measurements taken during testing and on the road.

Photo of HUD courtesy of Sygic.

Sygic Truck Navigation App Reaches 1M Installs

More than 1 million users have downloaded the Sygic Truck Navigation app on Android to use the navigation platform that's designed for trucks.

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Beverage Distributor's Event Recorders Reducing Dents and Dings

Bellevue, Wash.-based Odom Corp. has added a video telematics system to its fleet of 354 beverage delivery trucks to nudge its drivers toward safer driving habits and improve its branding.

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