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Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.

Used Truck Sales Fall but Are Trending Upward Overall

Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall, according to an ACT Research report.

California Toughens Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules

California is set to approve even tougher air-quality controls that would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, after the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 32 on Aug. 24.

FA-4 oils will be designated with yellow caps and coloring on the label. Photo: Chevron

Chevron Unveils New Delo 400 CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils

Chevron unveiled its new line of Delo 400 engine oils meeting the American Petroleum Institute’s new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oil specifications, offering improvements in fuel economy and engine protection.

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Cummins Adds 450-HP ISX12 Ratings

Cummins Inc. announced the availability of two new 450-hp ISX12 ratings for linehaul and regional-haul truck markets.

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N.Y. Municipality Acquires Largest Municipal Utility EV Fleet in State

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) partnered with Fairport Electric to create the largest municipal utility electric vehicle fleet in the state.

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PG&E Fleet Detects Gas Leaks

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) deployed their fleet of gas detection vehicles this week to patrol the Eureka and Santa Rosa (Calif.) areas for methane leaks.

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Five Wash. Utilities Receive Clean Energy Grants

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced last week that five utilities received $12.6 million in grants through the state's Clean Energy Fund. These funds will go toward a number of projects to demonstrate future applications of clean energy.

Photo of a hybrid line truck courtesy of Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Natural Gas Provider Saves $500,000 Annually

Electricity and natural gas provider Central Hudson Gas & Electric has achieved annualized savings of approximately $500,000 per year since implementing new fleet management software.

Know Your APU Weight Exemption Guidelines

Track Your Truck released an overview of auxiliary power units (APUs) weight exemption guidelines by state. Some states have enforcement policies in place, so plan before you travel.

NTEA Submits Comments for Proposed FET Regulations

NTEA The Association for the Work Truck Industry has submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service about their proposed regulations governing the Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy trucks, tractors, and trailers.

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Ford Recalls Transits for Fuel Injection Pumps

The recall covers more than 2,000 2015-2016 model-year vans equipped with 3.2-liter diesel engines.

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Omnitracs Launches Online Educational Hub for Fleet Managers

Omnitracs has launched FleetScience digital hub, a new educational website designed for fleet managers, providing resources for business best practices with an emphasis on technology.

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Atlanta Construction Company Names Director of Operational Support

Dan Daly was named director of operational support for BMC - Building Materials and Construction Services in Atlanta. He assumed these expanded responsibilities in February.

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Petro Names Regional Fleet Manager

Robert Edwards was named regional fleet manager at Petro Home Services. Edwards manages a fleet of 400 Class 8 trucks and light-duty vehicles in five operating locations.

A stronger U.S. economy, lower unemployment rates, and lower gas prices contributed to more miles driven in the first half of 2016.

Crash Fatalities Climb 9% in 2016’s First Half

If the trend continues, U.S. may see its deadliest driving year since 2007 and deadliest Labor Day since 2008, according to the National Safety Council.

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Nissan Appoints Light Commercial Vehicle Sales Director

Nissan Group has appointed Tiago Castro as director of light commercial vehicle sales and marketing in North America in a move that's effective on Sept. 1, the company announced.

Diesel Prices Increase For the First Time in Over 2 Months

The price of diesel fuel increased for the first time in over 2 months after slowly falling from a high of 2.43 in mid-June, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Peterbilt Offers Lighter Steer Axle/Suspension, Safety Tech on 579 and 567

Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.

Photo of the 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab 4x4 courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Embarks on 29-City Super Duty Tour

Ford is offering drivers across the United States an opportunity to test drive the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty.

Hino Trucks Recognizes Data Inc. for On-Time Delivery

Dana Incorporated announced that it was recognized by Hino Motors Manufacturing, Inc. for 100% on-time delivery at the annual Hino supplier conference in July.

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Rear View Safety Names Director of Sales

Rear View Safety, a seller and distributor of backup camera systems, announced that Jean-Paul (JP) Weaver has joined the company as Director of Sales.

Medium-Duty Orders 'Steady As She Goes' in July

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 increased 1% to 15,344 in July, while Class 8 orders declined 58% to 10,358, according to ACT Research.

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Emissions-Free Refrigeration Unit Project Gets $400K Grant

Renewable energy solutions company eNow has received a $400,000 grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to deploy its solar panel refrigeration solution in the area’s transportation networks.

Safety Tip: Yielding to First Responders

Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

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