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Safety Tip: Floor Mat Installation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides advice on how to ensure floor mats are installed properly and don't interfere with accelerator or brake pedal operation.

Zavcor Trucking Ltd. has reduced its accident frequencey rate by 75% through online training courses. (Photo courtesy of CarriersEdge)

Training Courses Improve Trucking Fleet's Safety

Cross border refrigerated and dry freight carrier, Zavcor, is reducing accident frequency, violation and management costs, and improving fuel efficiency with online training and compliance tools

Jasper Relocates Air and Fuel Department

The Air and Fuel Department of Jasper Engines & Transmissions have moved to a new location within the Wernsing Road remanufacturing facility.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls Titan XD Diesel Trucks for Fuel Gauge

The recall affects more than 12,000 2016-model year pickup trucks that are at a higher risk for running out of fuel.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

Ram's Tablet App Helps Fleets Configure Vans

Fiat-Chrysler's Ram Commercial has developed a mobile app for tablets that allows fleet and business customers to view possible upfits when purchasing one of the 14 configurations of the ProMaster cargo van.

Navistar Adds Collision Replacement Parts to Fleetrite Program

Navistar has introduced a new line of Fleetrite collision replacement products designed for a wide variety of heavy-duty truck applications.

Photo courtesy of Western Star.

Western Star to Add New Graphics Packages

The Western Star factory-installed Phantom 2 Graphics package features new, modular components for more customization options.

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Court Enjoins Overtime Rule Change, ATA Applauds Action

A federal judge has halted changes to federal overtime rules that would have taken effect on Dec. 1. Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction on Nov. 22 in a lawsuit brought by the National Retailer Federation along with Attorneys General of 21 states and over 50 business lobbies.

Parts and service at Kenworth of Effingham. Photo: Kenworth of Effingham

Illinois Kenworth Dealer Opens Full-Service Dealership

Kenworth of Effingham has opened a 21,000-square-foot full-service dealership, featuring a 12-bay service shop and a 2,200-square-foot parts department.

API has developed two visually different API Service Symbol Donuts so that consumers can distinguish between the two new categories of oils. Image: API

New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

GPS Insight Offers Mannequin Challenge Video

Telematics provider GPS Insight has added their contribution to the Mannequin Challenge, a viral video trend in which people remain frozen in action while a camera records their poses.

Diesel Prices Fall, Crude Oil Surges on Putin Remarks

The price of diesel fuel dropped by around two cents last week, the second straight week with declines of over a cent, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz Van Upfitter Program Now Underway

Mercedes-Benz's MasterSolutions upfitter program has launched for Metris and Sprinter vans to provide common equipment packages for fleets through a Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealer.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

GM Expanding Alt-Fuel Heavy-Duty Pickup Lineup

General Motors is expanding its lineup of heavy-duty pickups and vans fueled by compressed natural gas and propane autogas for the 2017 and 2018 model years, which will bring its alternative fuel lineup to more than 25 vehicles.

Safety Tip: Preparing for Winter Driving

The season's first major snowstorm pummeled parts of the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend, signaling the need to review winter driving safety tips again.

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Youngpeter Exits Fleet Role for Rollins' Orkin

Paul Youngpeter, CAFM, director of fleet for Rollins, Inc., has relinquished his fleet and other home office responsibilities following a promotion to assistant division vice president of the Southeast Division for Orkin in October.

Truck and Van News: 2017 Pricing and LA Auto Show Updates

More 2017 models were priced and automakers unveiled new models at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Photo via Flickr/Aarni Heiskanen

Utility Uses Helicopters to Build a Power Line

FirstEnergy crews used helicopters to build a power line over the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The electric utility employed a helicopter to get the job done as part of a 7-mile, $11 million transmission line upgrade.

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Cargo Transporters to Join Trucking Alliance as Group Expands in 2017

Cargo Transporters has accepted an invitation to join The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security in 2017. The carrier will be among a “small number of carriers” joining the Trucking Alliance next year, according to Trucking Alliance President Steve Williams.

Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Why Fleet Drivers Need to Buckle Up

Each year, U.S. employers spend billions on traffic accidents involving workers who didn’t wear a seat belt. And some workers are more likely to ditch the belt than others.

Photo via Flickr/Ian Muttoo

Smart Grid Expected to Cut Down on Fleet Use

Over the past year and a half, the Chattanooga Electric Power Board, Tenn., has worked to modernize its grid and improve efficiency with automation. With these upgrades, the electric utility will be able to restore power more quickly without needing to send out workers to search for the source of power outages.

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Tenn. Power Board Approves Bucket Truck Purchase

The Dyersburg Electric Power Board, Tenn., approved the purchase of a new 55-ft. bucket truck from Altec at a recent meeting.

Class 8 Orders Were Hurt by Cancellations

Net Class 8 orders were weak in October, driven by a high number of cancellations in the month, according to ACT Research.

Chevin, NAPA IBS Integration Boosts Parts Spending Visibility

Chevin Fleet Solutions announced that it has integrated its FleetWave software with the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) Integrated Business Solutions (IBS) point-of-sale system.

Comdata Expands Services for Smaller Fleets

Payment solutions company Comdata has expanded its fleet management offerings to improve support of smaller over-the-road fleets with the Comdata MyFleet Program.

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