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J.J. Keller Offers ELD Mandate Seminars to Educate Fleets

J.J. Keller & Associates will be holding a series of seminars in 2016 aimed at educating fleets on the recently finalized ELD rule.

Video Safety Tip: Driving in a Downpour

The California Office of Traffic Safety offers advice on what adjustments drivers need to take during rainy conditions.

Suburban Propane Acquires Southern Florida Company

A nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products, Suburban Propane announced it has acquired the assets of Propane USA.

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Global NGV Sales to Grow to 3.9 Million by 2025

Growth in adoption of natural gas vehicles has been slower than previously anticipated, mostly due to drops in oil prices, as well as lower costs and increased capacity of batteries for electrified vehicles.

LINE-X Holds Auction for Veteran Charity

LINE-X showed its continued commitment to U.S. veterans by donating $50,000 to UCLA Operation Mend

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Advanced Disposal Begins CNG-Powered Waste Management in Ga.

Advanced Disposal began providing weekly garbage and yard waste service to over 25,000 homes within the Macon-Bibb, Ga. city limits on Jan. 4, utilizing 95-gallon carts and automated collection vehicles for the garbage collection, including 13 trucks fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG).

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Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls Trucks for Fuel Return Hoses

The action covers nearly 9,500 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 trucks in the 2012-2015 model years.

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Hino Adds Service and Repair Tracking to Telematics Package

Hino Trucks has partnered with service relationship management solutions provider Decisiv to enable communication and collaboration between fleets and dealers for service and repair events on Hino trucks.

The new Norton, Mass. location of Penske Truck Leasing. Photo: Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Opens Massachusetts Rental, Leasing, Maintenance Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has announced the opening of a new 14,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Norton, Mass.

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EPA Approves Blossman's LPG-Powered Truck Engines

Alliance Autogas has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce bi-fuel propane-autogas versions of vehicles powered by Ford's 6.8L V-10 and General Motors' 6.0L V-8 spark-ignited engines.

Fyda Freightliner Expanding Dealership Network to Zanesville, Ohio

Fyda Freightliner, Inc. announced that construction of its newest full-service truck dealership is well underway.

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Fleet Sales See Modest Increase in 2015

Sales of commercial vehicles from nine manufacturers increased 2.3% to 629,270 units in 2015 to finish another solid year despite a December swoon.

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Greenkraft CNG-Propane System Earns EPA-CARB Certification

Greenkraft’s custom fuel system for a 6.0L engine running compressed natural gas or propane has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

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AT&T's 4G LTE to Connect 10M Ford Vehicles by 2020

Ford and AT&T will bring high-speed connectivity to more than 10 million vehicles via Ford's new connected-vehicle technology SYNC Connect in the next five years.

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Ford Pairs Drone Delivery System With F-150

Ford has developed a drone delivery system that could be deployed from the rear of an F-150 truck that could be used for emergency response or commercial uses in agriculture, forestry, construction, bridge inspection or other surveying work.

Trucks Cited for Size/Weight During Safe Driver Week

Vehicle size and weight violations topped the list of the most common warnings and citations given during CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week late last year.

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Iowa Utility Cuts Idling With Altec PTO System

Midwest electrical power provider MidAmerican Energy has begun rolling out bucket trucks that reduce idling by using a large battery pack that operated the boom and other vehicle features, the utility announced.

Video Safety Tip: Don’t Crowd the Plow

The North Dakota Department of Transportation offers advice on how to share the road safely with snow plow trucks.

KOBELCO Construction Machinery, KOBELCO Cranes to Merge

Kobe Steel, Ltd. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, KOBELCO Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and KOBELCO Cranes Co., Ltd., have announced plans to merge the two businesses under KOBELCO Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. effective April 1, 2016.

Diesel Prices Fall to End the Year

The price of on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline dropped slightly in the last week of 2015, capping off a year marked by falling energy prices.

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Silverado, Sierra Pickups Recalled for Air Bags

The recall, which affects just 90 2016-MY trucks, will let dealers fix a problem related to the air bag sensing and diagnostic module.

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Toyota, Ford Challenge Apple-Google Car Screens

Toyota has adopted Ford's SmartDeviceLink (SDL) platform that provides an alternative to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to integrate smartphones with their vehicles.

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Cummins Engine Lineup Gains 2017 GHG Certification

Cummins has received EPA certification for its lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines meeting current and 2017 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards.

Top 5 Utility Fleet News Stories in 2015

In 2015, the top read news stories in Utility Fleet News serve as a good reminder on the importance of safety, from driver practices to keeping workers safe on the side of the road.

Click on each story below to look back at the top articles in 2015.

Top 5 Utility Fleet Articles in 2015

The top 5 features in 2015 in the Utility Fleet newsletter include bucket truck spec'ing, maintenance management, alternative fuel safety and other efficiency tactics.





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