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Paragon’s Routing Software Updated With Improved Mapping

Paragon Software Systems has added new capabilities to its routing and scheduling solutions that brings in real world data about street-level mapping, road speeds, and truck attributes.

Video: Automatic Braking to Become Standard by 2022

The agreement means that this safety technology will become widely available on passenger cars and Class 1-2 trucks without a protracted regulatory process.

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AmpCNG Acquires Full Control of 17 Fueling Stations

Compressed natural gas infrastructure provider ampCNG has announced that it now completely owns all of the 17 public access CNG fueling stations that were part of a joint venture between it and Trillium CNG.

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ECCO Safety Group Appoints New President

ECCO Safety Group, a world leader in safety and warning products, announced the appointment of Doug Phillips as president, ECCO Safety Group Americas.

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Ram Offers 1500 Model for Texas

FCA US will begin offering the 2016 Ram 1500 Yellow Rose of Texas, a half-ton pickup that will be sold only in that state starting in April.

Los Angeles Named Most Congested U.S. City

Los Angeles has been named the most congested city in the U.S., where drivers wasted an average of 81 hours per year stuck in gridlock, according to data-provider Inrix.

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Ford Offers 7 Trailer Cameras With 2017 Super Duty

Ford is offering a seven-camera system with its 2017 Super Duty trucks that gives a driver additional views around the side of the truck and behind the trailer, Ford has announced.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Silverado Adds Camera System, Tow-Prep Package

Fleets will be able to acquire a 2014-2016 model year Chevrolet Silverado with a new camera system for trailering and a fifth-wheel prep package.

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Superior Plus Energy Services Joins Alliance AutoGas

Superior Plus Energy Services, the 13th largest propane marketer in the United States, recently became a member of Alliance AutoGas.

DOE's $12.5M to Improve Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award $12.5 million in grants and form a consortium to improve the operating efficiency of medium and heavy trucks, the agency has announced.

The UPS Rolling Laboratory appproach allows the company to determine which alternative fuel technolgies best fit a given operating environment. Source: UPS

UPS to Invest $100M in CNG Trucks and Infrastructure

UPS plans to invest $100 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, adding 12 new compressed natural gas fueling stations and 380 CNG trucks.

In 2015, Mercedes-Benz delivered some 28,600 units to customers in the U.S. - 11% more than in the previous year (25,800 units). (Photo: Mercedes-Benz)

3 Million Mercedes-Benz Sprinters Delivered in 20 Years

Since its launch in 1995, Mercedes-Benz vans delivered 3 million units to customers, with sales rising 4% in its 20th year and approximately 28,600 units delivered to the U.S.

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California-Centric Chevrolet Colorado Introduced

General Motors is introducing a special edition Chevrolet Colorado aimed at California, where manufacturers sell more mid-size pickups that other markets.

Source: EIA

Diesel Prices Climb, Crude Prices May Stall

The average price of diesel fuel continued to climb last week as a rebound in the crude oil market put upward pressure on energy costs. However, the trend may reverse, as Iran has vowed not to freeze its oil production output at current levels.

Safety Video Tip: Adjusting to the Time Change

The beginning of Daylight Saving Time brings an increase in drowsy driving risk as motorists struggle with sleep debt. Here are some timely safety tips from AAA and the National Sleep Foundation you can pass along to fleet drivers.

MiX Telematics Helps Improve Oil & Gas Company Safety

MiX Journey Management is designed for fleet operators seeking an easy and automated way to keep their drivers, passengers, and cargo safe and secure while reducing business risk related to journeys.

One of the biggest additions to the new version of Roadnet Anywhere is the ability to create and optimize multi-day routes. (PHOTO: Roadnet Technologies)

Omnitracs Updates Roadnet Anywhere Platform

Updates to the Roadnet Anywhere platform consolidates views of routing, dispatching, proof of delivery, telematics, customer notifications, and business analytics into one place.

Photo of 2017 Highlander courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Highlander Refreshed for 2017

Toyota will show a significantly refreshed Highlander mid-size SUV for the 2017 model year at the New York International Auto Show later this month.

Terex to Conduct Digger Derrick Certification

The Terex Utilities Service Department is holding the 2016 NCCCO Digger Derrick Certification Program in August.

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Innova Fleet Services Showcases Fleet Management System

The Innova Fleet Services website contains detailed information about its fleet management system, which provides an affordable, efficient, and innovative way for managers to manage small- and medium-sized fleets.

Used medium-duty trucks, such as the diesel N-Series, are experiencing overall resale declines. (PHOTO: Isuzu.)

Used Medium-Duty Truck Values Inch Lower

Used medium-duty truck models (model-years 2005-2012) experienced a 1% resale value decline in February, and resale values for trucks model-year 2013-2014 dropped 0.9%.

Work Truck Solutions Approved for GM Reimbursement Program

Work Truck Solutions has been selected as a turnkey program provider for GM’s commercial in-market (iMR) program. Inclusion in the co-op program enables GM dealers to be reimbursed 50% for both the Work Truck Solutions core online inventory solution, as well as additional marketing services.

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VMAC Names New VP of Marketing, Sales

VMAC announced the addition of Gordon Duval to its senior management team in the role of vice president, marketing and sales.

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NM, NJ Top Commercial Driving Incident List

Fleetmatics has released a report that includes an analysis of the driving behavior of fleets across the U.S. New Mexico and New Jersey were included in the list of top 10 states with the most severe driving incidents.

The Green Award recognizes the product at the Show that best improves work truck fuel utilization, as determined by a panel of trade media editors and truck fleet managers. (PHOTO: PR Newswire)

Altec Wins Work Truck Show Green Award

Altec Inc. won The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for its JEMS 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid-electric system.

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