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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.

Screenshot via Neste YouTube

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.

Photo of Gov. Jerry Brown via Wikimedia.

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.

Photo via WhiteHouse.gov

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.

Orange EV's terminal truck. (Photo courtesy of Orange EV).

Rail Management Services Goes Electric

Rail Management Services (RMS) has placed a follow-on order for nine additional Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks. The trucks are being worked into onsite fleets to supplement and replace RMS's diesel trucks.

Graph courtesy of WEX.

How Telematics Data Overload Multiplies in Fleets With Several OEMs

Fleet managers will find it exponentially more difficult to interpret and utilize telematics data the more variety of vehicle brands they add to their fleet, according to new data and analysis from WEX Inc.

Photo of Ford F-450 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-450, F-550 Trucks for Driveshaft

The recall affects 548 2017-model year F-450 and F-550 trucks in North America.

IronPlanet Updates allEquip Format

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, debuted its next generation allEquip fixed and negotiated pricing format.

Photo courtesy of MiX Telematics and Archrock.

Mixed Truck Fleet Focuses on Safety

Archrock, a U.S. provider of natural gas contract compression services, has selected MiX Telematics’ MiX Fleet Manager to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance in its mixed truck fleet.

Screenshot of Accident Dashboard courtesy of ARI.

ARI Offers Accident Data Feed

ARI has added the Accident Dashboard to its insights portal that allows fleet managers to see the cost of accidents, as well as identifying trends and patterns.

Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec Recall Tied to Idle Mitigation Systems

The recall covers 335 aerial devices and service body trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Modified Vehicles for Stalling

The recall, already in progress, covers 434 trucks and vans equipped with propane conversion kits.

Used Truck Sales See Bump Compared to 2016

Used Class 8 truck sales volumes in February were higher overall than in 2016 and they improved for a second consecutive month, according to an ACT Research Report.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.

Chevin Releases Event Engine Tool

A new events engine tool in the latest update of Chevin’s fleet and asset management software, FleetWave, allows operations to rapidly design and automate alerts, reminders, and other messages that are sent to their workers.

Diesel Prices Hit Lowest Point Since Mid-December

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell again last week, bringing the price to its lowest level since Mid-December when the average price was $2.49 per gallon.

ATA Announces Leadership Shakeup at TMC

Robert Braswell has been named acting executive director of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council, replacing Carl Kirk who has left the organization.

6.6L Duramax Diesel engine being placed in chassis at engine set for GM’s Heavy Duty pickups. General Motors Flint Assembly/UAW Local 598 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo: General Motors)

GM Has Built 2M Duramax Diesel Engines

General Motors, DMAX, Ltd., and I.U.E.-CWA Local 755 employees celebrated the build of the 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine.

Truck and Van News: Announcements from the Work Truck Show

OEMs made major announcements at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, including new vehicles, upfitting options, and additional features.

Minn. City Targets Costs in Utility Fleet Review

One of the study's main recommendations was to improve the way it tracks total cost of ownership (TCO) for vehicles and equipment.

PALFINGER Names Regional Sales Manager

PALFINGER announced the appointment of Keith Ball as regional sales manager - South Central for Omaha Standard Palfinger.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Loose Bolts

About 97,000 trucks are at risk for loss of vehicle control and diminished braking performance.

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