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PG&E Emphasizes Safety for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is encouraging the public to drive phone-free during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April.

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Utility One Source Acquires North American Equipment Upfitters

The addition of North American Equipment Upfitters marks the seventh acquisition under the Utility One Source brand since its formation in February 2015.

Congestion in California. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

California Strikes Deal with Truckers to Hike Fuel Tax

A bill to raise fuel taxes that could bring in $5.2 billion a year has advanced through the California legislature and needs only to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown before going into effect.

Geotab Opens Platform To Third-Party Telematics Devices

Geotab has launched its Third-Party Device plan, which allows customers to bring a third-party telematics device and enjoy the advanced notifications, reporting, dashboards, and data analytics offered by the MyGeotab software, according to the company.

Knapheide will begin XLP PHEV upfits on Ford F-150’s in its Kansas City, Mo., facility starting in fourth quarter 2017. (Photo courtesy of XL Hybrid)

XL Hybrids Names Knapheide Ship-Thru Installer of PHEV Pickups

XL Hybrids, Inc. announced that The Knapheide Manufacturing Company will become a ship-thru installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) upfits on Ford F-150 pickup trucks.

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Georgia DOT Plans to Reopen I-85 by June 15

Georgia’s Department of Transportation is aiming to complete rebuilding of the stretch of I-85 that collapsed last week — slicing one of the main arteries through metropolitan Atlanta — by June 15, which would be roughly 10 weeks since the collapse.

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Public Meeting to Discuss ELD Technical Specifications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will hold a public meeting May 9 to discuss technical specifications for electronic logging devices that are scheduled to become mandatory for trucking fleets this December.

Penske Truck Leasing Forms Onboard Tech Consulting Group

The group was created as a value-added service to help Penske’s customers address the proliferation of technology choices and questions fleet operators have about selecting, evaluating, implementing, and using onboard systems.

Hino Trucks Adds Dealer Certification Program

Hino Trucks introduced the latest group of dealers that have been selected as “Certified Ultimate," Hino’s dealer excellence program.

Photo of Ford F-250 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-250 for Unintended Movement

The safety compliance recall covers more than 48,000 2017-model year pickup trucks in the U.S.

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500

Fleet Sales Decline 13% in March

Sales of vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government fleets declined 13.1% to 279,063 in March and remain negative for the first quarter in the three segments, according to Automotive Fleet data and the Detroit Three.

Diesel Prices Increase to Start the Month

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. increased for the first time in a month, ending a streak of three straight weeks of price drops, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo.

EPA Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG Medium-Duty Ford Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi's Renzo's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of six medium-duty Ford trucks from the 2017 model year.

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PALFINGER Names PAL Pro Mechanic's Truck Distributor

Omaha Standard Palfinger announced that Aspen Equipment has become an authorized sales and service provider for the PALFINGER line of PAL Pro Mechanics Bodies and PSC Service Cranes in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils on Store Shelves Now, API Says

The organization has licensed about 400 CK-4 oils and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by marketers, making the robust new classifications available to operators of new and older diesels.

Guus Stoelinga has left his role as LeasePlan N.V.'s chief financial and risk officer.

LeasePlan Sets Strategic Direction, Reports 2016 Results

LeasePlan N.V. increased revenue, net profit, and the number of vehicles it manages in 2016 with factors such as small and medium fleet leasing, retail leasing, and "low single-digit growth" with corporate clients, the company announced.

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Apex Capital Partners With KeepTruckin to Offer ELD Solution

Freight factoring provider Apex Capital has partnered with KeepTruckin to help its customers comply with the upcoming ELD mandate.

TMW.Suite, TruckMate Software Now Integrates With Geotab

TMW Systems has integrated its TMW.Suite and TruckMate transportation management software with Geotab, giving users access to more dispatch, driver messaging and hours of service features.

Write Policies to Avoid Distracted Driving, Omnitracs Says

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, so Omnitracs came up with suggestions for fleet managers to help drivers stay focused on driving:

I-85 Collapse Causing Traffic Nightmare in Atlanta

The collapse of a section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta caused by a fire has shut down all lanes of the important Atlanta artery, bringing traffic delays in the area to critical levels.

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Renewable Fuel Boosts Diesel's Dominance, Tech Forum Says

Alan Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum also cited data showing that in emissions-sensitive southern California, more particulates come from brake dust and tire wear than from heavy diesel trucks.

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Calif. Governor's Fuel Tax Would Fund Infrastructure

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed raising gasoline taxes and vehicle fees to raise $5 billion per year to repair the state's crumbling streets, highways, and bridges.

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Trump Staffers Discuss NAFTA With MEMA

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association took part in a meeting with White House staff during which it sought information on possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Graphic courtesy of GHSA.

2016 Pedestrian Deaths Projected to Shatter Records

Preliminary estimates released by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicate an 11% surge in pedestrian road fatalities last year compared to 2015.

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