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Trimble Acquires Swedish Workforce Software Provider

Trimble has acquired privately held PocketMobile, a Stockholm, Sweden-based provider of enterprise mobile workforce solutions for international customers in the areas of postal service and logistics, security, and field service, Trimble announced.

Photo courtesy of DHL.

DHL Express Receives Award for Green Initiatives

DHL Express has received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognizes the global delivery fleet as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

Advanced Disposal Expanding CNG Fleet, Fueling

Nationwide waste hauler Advanced Disposal is on track to increase its compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse collection fleet to 15% of its total fleet by the end of the year, and will add a new CNG fueling station under an agreement with TruStar Energy.

Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

Kenworth Offers Two-Hour Truck Repair Diagnosis

Kenworth is rolling out a service program for its trucks at certified dealers that would provide a full diagnostic analysis and repair estimate within two hours, the company announced at the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia.

Voting Opens for Fleet Car, Truck of the Year

Voting is open for the 12th annual Fleet Car and Truck of the Year award, sponsored by Automotive Fleet and Business Fleet magazines.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD chassis cab courtesy of GM.

Class 5-7 Orders Rise 8% in September

Orders of Class 5-7 vehicles rose 8% in September from a year ago and 18% from August at a time that typically sees lower numbers due to seasonal trends, reports ACT Research.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Ignition Locks

The recall covers more than 3,000 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Sierra vehicles.

Cooper Tire's Gary Schroeder by the Roadmaster display at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition. Photo: David Cullen

Cooper Announces Roadmaster Fleet Service Network

Cooper Tire and Rubber announced its Roadmaster Fleet Service Network that offers 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets.

Photo of U-Haul trucks courtesy of Wikimedia.

Chicago-Area Towing Companies Allegedly Gouged U-Haul

U-Haul has sued 14 Chicago-area towing companies and individuals for allegedly towing U-Haul trucks and trailers in order to charge the company "exorbitant and baseless fees" for the return of the equipment, U-Haul has announced.

SmartDrive Introduces Trio of Video Safety Systems

SmartDrive Systems has introduced its SmartChoice Program as a video-based safety program that provides fleets the freedom to choose the level of video protection that best aligns with their specific business priorities and needs, according to the San Diego-based company.

Rep. Bill Shuster addressing ATA meeting in Philadelphia on Oct. 19. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Shuster Maps Passage of Highway Bill

The Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure laid out the long and winding road ahead for passage of a multi-year highway bill by both chambers of Congress.

Yokohama Opens $300 Million Truck Tire Plant

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) officially opened its $300 million commercial truck tire facility in West Point, Miss.

WEX to Acquire Fuel Card Provider

WEX Inc. is moving to acquire Electronic Funds Source LLC (EFS) for $1.1 billion and 4 million shares of common stock that will be issued to investment funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, EFS’ current owner.

Weekly Diesel Prices Fall Once Again

After rising for two weeks in a row, the average price of diesel fuel dropped again, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.


Terex Corp. Names CEO, President

Garrison will succeed outgoing CEO Ronald M. DeFeo, who will continue to serve as executive chairman through Dec. 31.

Video Tip: 5 Driving Mistakes to Avoid

Driving expert William Van Tassel of AAA identifies five common mistakes drivers make and how these errors can be avoided.

CEI Talks Managing and Preventing Accidents at ATA Conference

The CEI Group will at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition showing ways that it helps vocational fleets prevent and manage accidents.

DOT Considers Mandating Crash Mitigation on Class 3-8 Trucks

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said it will consider requiring new trucks to be equipped with forward-collision-mitigation systems that incorporate automatic emergency braking.

Photo of Kristi Webb speaking at the Element Fleet Roundtable courtesy of Element.

Element Hosts 2015 Fleet Roundtable

Element Fleet Management gathered a record 300 customers and industry leaders to discuss fleet business trends, compliance and cost reduction strategies at the 18th annual Fleet Roundtable event, held Oct. 12-15 in Hunt Valley, Md.

Photo of Class 5 PHEV courtesy of PG&E.

PG&E to Invest $100M in EVs, PHEVs

Pacific Gas & Electric will invest $100 million to purchase battery-electric vehicles and gasoline-electric hybrids over the next five years to reduce fuel costs and lower emissions, the nation's largest utility announced Oct. 15.

Horsefly drone teams with E-Gen van, but roof support equipment can be installed on any walk-in van, Workhorse says. Photo: Workhorse Group

FAA Approves Testing of Workhorse Drone Delivery System

Workhorse Group says it has obtained permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Horsefly delivery drone, an eight-motor, eight-rotor “octocopter” designed to work with a specially equipped E-Gen electric walk-in van.

Trimble Adds Asset Tracking to Fleet Management Suite

Trimble has launched Trimble Asset Tracking, a flexible solution that offers complete visibility into the location and utilization of portable assets from a convenient portal, according to the company.

Rep. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee File Photo

House to Mark Up Highway Bill — At Last

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has finally scheduled a hearing to mark up its version of a long-term highway funding bill for Oct. 22 – seven days before the current short-term patch authorizing spending on transportation runs out.

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

GM, Telogis Ramping Up Factory Telematics Offering

Fleets have increasingly been opting for a factory-installed Telogis solution when purchasing General Motors vehicles, especially Chevrolet Silverado trucks, which will enter the 2016 model year with additional connectivity.

Photo courtesy of amp Trillium.

Public-Access CNG Station Opens in Jacksonville

Compressed natural gas fuel supplier ampCNG has opened a second public-access fuel station in Jacksonville, Fla., near the Port of Jacksonville at the GATE station along I-295, the company has announced.

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