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Fleet Advantage Hires Business Development Exec

Fleet Advantage has added Trip O'Neil as senior vice president of business development to its leadership team, the fleet management company has announced.

Truck and Van News: Sprinter Recalls, Silverado Tow-Prep Package

Among the top stories in truck and van news, more than 2,000 Sprinter vans are being recalled due to overloading risk.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Platform Tilting Risk

The recall covers 465 utility truck aerial devices manufactured from June 18, 2008, to Sept. 28, 2015.

Photo: Mack

Mack Recalls Trucks For Driveshaft, Steering Issues

Mack Trucks is recalling certain Granite, LR Pinnacle, TerraPro and Titan trucks for a driveshaft issue and separately a steering shaft issue.

The 2015 Fleet Safety Award winner, Chad Fay of Centuri Construction Group, accepts the award from Pam Sederholm, executive director of AALA. Photo by Chris Wolski

Call for 2016 Fleet Safety Award Nominations

The organizers of the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Fleet Safety Award.

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy

TruStar to Build UPS CNG Fueling Stations

UPS has awarded a contract to TruStar Energy to build and maintain 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for the delivery company, TruStar has announced.

NTEA Presents 2016 Fleet Purchasing Outlook

NTEA released the 2016 Fleet Purchasing Outlook, which monitors and evaluates vocational fleet acquisition activity.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Overloading Risk

The tire pressure labels on 2,278 2015-2016-MY 2500 and 3500 vans contain inaccurate information, according to NHTSA.

Photo courtesy of Paragon Software Systems

Paragon’s Routing Software Updated With Improved Mapping

Paragon Software Systems has added new capabilities to its routing and scheduling solutions that brings in real world data about street-level mapping, road speeds, and truck attributes.

Video: Automatic Braking to Become Standard by 2022

The agreement means that this safety technology will become widely available on passenger cars and Class 1-2 trucks without a protracted regulatory process.

Photo: ampCNG

AmpCNG Acquires Full Control of 17 Fueling Stations

Compressed natural gas infrastructure provider ampCNG has announced that it now completely owns all of the 17 public access CNG fueling stations that were part of a joint venture between it and Trillium CNG.

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ECCO Safety Group Appoints New President

ECCO Safety Group, a world leader in safety and warning products, announced the appointment of Doug Phillips as president, ECCO Safety Group Americas.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Offers 1500 Model for Texas

FCA US will begin offering the 2016 Ram 1500 Yellow Rose of Texas, a half-ton pickup that will be sold only in that state starting in April.

Los Angeles Named Most Congested U.S. City

Los Angeles has been named the most congested city in the U.S., where drivers wasted an average of 81 hours per year stuck in gridlock, according to date from data-provider Inrix.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers 7 Trailer Cameras With 2017 Super Duty

Ford is offering a seven-camera system with its 2017 Super Duty trucks that gives a driver additional views around the side of the truck and behind the trailer, Ford has announced.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Silverado Adds Camera System, Tow-Prep Package

Fleets will be able to acquire a 2014-2016 model year Chevrolet Silverado with a new camera system for trailering and a fifth-wheel prep package.

Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Superior Plus Energy Services Joins Alliance AutoGas

Superior Plus Energy Services, the 13th largest propane marketer in the United States, recently became a member of Alliance AutoGas.

DOE's $12.5M to Improve Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award $12.5 million in grants and form a consortium to improve the operating efficiency of medium and heavy trucks, the agency has announced.

The UPS Rolling Laboratory appproach allows the company to determine which alternative fuel technolgies best fit a given operating environment. Source: UPS

UPS to Invest $100M in CNG Trucks and Infrastructure

UPS plans to invest $100 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, adding 12 new compressed natural gas fueling stations and 380 CNG trucks.

In 2015, Mercedes-Benz delivered some 28,600 units to customers in the U.S. - 11% more than in the previous year (25,800 units). (Photo: Mercedes-Benz)

3 Million Mercedes-Benz Sprinters Delivered in 20 Years

Since its launch in 1995, Mercedes-Benz vans delivered 3 million units to customers, with sales rising 4% in its 20th year and approximately 28,600 units delivered to the U.S.

Photo courtesy of GM.

California-Centric Chevrolet Colorado Introduced

General Motors is introducing a special edition Chevrolet Colorado aimed at California, where manufacturers sell more mid-size pickups that other markets.

Source: EIA

Diesel Prices Climb, Crude Prices May Stall

The average price of diesel fuel continued to climb last week as a rebound in the crude oil market put upward pressure on energy costs. However, the trend may reverse, as Iran has vowed not to freeze its oil production output at current levels.

Safety Video Tip: Adjusting to the Time Change

The beginning of Daylight Saving Time brings an increase in drowsy driving risk as motorists struggle with sleep debt. Here are some timely safety tips from AAA and the National Sleep Foundation you can pass along to fleet drivers.

MiX Telematics Helps Improve Oil & Gas Company Safety

MiX Journey Management is designed for fleet operators seeking an easy and automated way to keep their drivers, passengers, and cargo safe and secure while reducing business risk related to journeys.

One of the biggest additions to the new version of Roadnet Anywhere is the ability to create and optimize multi-day routes. (PHOTO: Roadnet Technologies)

Omnitracs Updates Roadnet Anywhere Platform

Updates to the Roadnet Anywhere platform consolidates views of routing, dispatching, proof of delivery, telematics, customer notifications, and business analytics into one place.





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