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Telogis Adds Mobile Apps to Boost Fleet Productivity

Telogis has released six new mobile apps and redesigned two existing ones to enhance fleet productivity and optimize a company's mobile workforce. The telematics vendor announced the new products at its annual Telogis Latitude conference.


CEI Names Senior Director of Sales

The CEI Group has promoted Ken Latzko to senior director of sales to lead field sales and sales support teams for the fleet driver management company, CEI has announced.

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UPS Deploys Electric Step Vans in Texas

UPS has begun using 18 battery-electric delivery trucks in the Houston-Galveston area of Texas and projects a savings of 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years with the move, the parcel company has announced.

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Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch

Just a day before current funding was set to expire, the Senate on Oct. 28 approved by voice vote the short highway-bill extension that had been passed by the House a day earlier.

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California EV Market Seeing Explosive Growth

About 40% of U.S. battery-electric vehicles now travel on California roads, and the state's EV charging network has reached 20,000 chargers, according to a report from the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA).

Continental Expands Retreading Network in Las Vegas

Continental Tire the Americas has partnered with Las Vegas-based tire dealer CMC Tire to offer retread service to the area through a new facility.

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Ford Recalls E-Series for Trailer Braking

The recall affects 72 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America.

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Delaware Grants to Expand Alternative Fuel Station Network

Delaware will offer $1.4 million in grants to businesses and fleet owners based in the state to increase their use of alternative-fueled vehicles by expanding the state’s network of alternative fueling stations.

The House has passed a highway patch that will last until Nov. 20. Senate is expected to follow suit this week .Photo: David Cullen

House Approves Highway-Bill Patch

Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.

Photo of Jon Pritchett at the ground-breaking ceremony courtesy of Nextran.

Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

Hino Trucks vocational truck lineup. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Hino Trucks Offering Standard Telematics in 2017

Hino has expanded its Insight factory telematics platform under a partnership with Telogis, and will offer the telematics, remote diagnostics, and case management as standard equipment on its 2017 model-year medium-duty trucks.


Element Fleet Signs Telematics Deal with Telogis

Element Fleet Management has signed a strategic global agreement that brings Telogis' connected vehicle technologies and mobile apps to the fleet management company's commercial fleet customers.

Telogis Updates Apple-Based Mobile Apps for Fleets

Telogis has revamped its iOS mobile apps for Apple devices to improve the user experience through gamification, truck-specific navigation, and greater Hours of Service compliance, the telematics company announced today at its Telogis Latitude business conference.

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Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Rear Axles

The recall affects 65,760 pickup trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

NTSB investigators at scene of Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on May 12 that killed eight passengers and injured another 200. Photo: NTSB

Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure

The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn passing the measure into a game of political football.

Photo of Pep Boys store in Farmington Hills, Mich., via Wikimedia.

Bridgestone to Acquire 800 Pep Boys Stores

Bridgestone Americas is moving to acquire automotive parts retailer and service provider Pep Boys in an all-cash transaction valued at $835 million in share value, the company announced.

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Wabash Launches Line of Dry and Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Wabash is launching its first line of dry- and refrigerated-truck bodies for Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis, addressing re-urbanization and e-commerce trends.

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Tampa Shifts Staffing to Reduce Overtime Costs

A staff shortage that resulted in rising overtime costs has led the City of Tampa's fleet management division to adjust the way it handles repair work, the city's interim fleet manager told Government Fleet.

Driving Dynamics Introduces Mobile Driving Simulator

Driving Dynamics Inc. has introduced its DrīvActiv system, a full-scale mobile simulator that will be available as part of the company's driver safety training curriculum by April 1.


Ingersoll Rand Shuffles Fleet Roles

Ingersoll Rand has named Dean Dunton, PMP, its fleet and safety manager for North America in a promotion that gives him fleet management responsibilities. Previously, Dunton was senior fleet and safety specialist for Ingersoll Rand.

Video Safety Tip: Driving in Fog

AAA and the Texas Department of Insurance offer advice on how to drive safely in foggy conditions.

Photo of Integrated Brake Control system courtesy of ZF TRW.

New Brake Control Tech Set for 2018 Rollout

The Integrated Brake Control system from ZF TRW is designed to better support advanced safety functions in future vehicles and should arrive in a high-volume vehicle in 2018.

The city's main fleet shop was built in 1954. Photo via Google Street View

Wis. City Considers $30M Consolidated Fleet Shop

The City of Madison, Wis., Fleet Service Division is hoping to open a $30 million consolidated fleet repair facility to replace three of its aging shops.

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Silicon Valley Company Offers Low-Cost Telematics Device

San Francisco-based Voyomotive plans to offer an OBD II controller that can provide an array of vehicle performance and diagnostics data to a user's smartphone as a lower-cost telematics solution.

Drivers participated in a test aimed at gauging mental distractions presented by new hands-free technologies. Photo courtesy of AAA.

Driver Distractions Extend 27 Seconds Beyond Act

New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concludes that drivers’ mental distractions can persist long after completing a task.

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