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ICUEE 2015 Hits Record Attendance

Registrants came from all 50 states, nine of the 10 Canadian provinces and more than 60 other countries worldwide.

Video Tip: Uncontrolled Intersections

Uncontrolled intersections lack any stop or yield signs or traffic lights – and they can be very dangerous places. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Fleet Automation Drives Up County’s Vehicle Utilization

The 15-vehicle motor pool at Charles County, Md., Department of Social Services (DSS) is utilized at maximum capacity on most days, often reaching 100%, as a result of implementing the web-based fleet management information system.

Photo courtesy of PGE Currents. The drivers and loaders operated five portable compressors, 32 tankers, and three vaporizers, according to the company.

PG&E Drivers Travel Over 100K Miles to Deliver LNG/CNG

In order to provide uninterrupted service during the several weeks it took to complete pipeline testing, PG&E used trailers to deliver LNG and CNG to the injection sites.

Photo courtesy of Dur-A-Lift.

Dur-A-Lift Updates Van Lift to E-Series Cutaway

Geared toward the utility and telecommunications industries, the DVS-29 is now outfitted on the Ford E-Series cutaway instead of the regular cargo van body.

DitchWitch Launches Web-Based Tooling Advisor

The new HDD Advisor includes the option to save drill string configurations for future reference and streamline ordering of replacement parts.

Thermo King Acquires Long-Time Telematics Partner

Temperature control products company, Thermo King, has acquired the its long-time vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions partner Celtrak.

Source: Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift Designs Application Guide

Rotary Lift has published a free Lift Application Guide to help customers choose the right lifts for their service facilities.

Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas Offers Law Enforcement Training

North Carolina sheriffs, officers, and fleet managers attended Alliance AutoGas's law enforcement alternative fuel training at the Research & Technology Center in Asheville to learn more about the merits of propane autogas conversion.

The 2016 Metris instrument cluster features indicators for Crosswind Assist and Attention Assist. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Metris Brings Attention Assist, Park Assist to Smaller Vans

Mercedes-Benz is bringing several new standard safety features in the smaller van segment with its 2016 Metris, in addition to giving commercial fleets flexibility in upfitting and capacities found only in some of the larger vans on the market.

Photo courtesy of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing.

Faulty Fire Extinguishers Recalled in Some McNeilus Mixers, Refuse Trucks

UPDATED -- More than 6,700 McNeilus trucks are equipped with Kidde fire extinguishers that may be defective.

Aeris, Isotrak Announce Fleet Telematics Partnership

Aeris has partnered with Isotrak Ltd. to provide improved cellular connectivity and data analytics for Isotrak fleet telematics customers in the U.S. and other global markets.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.

Fleet Sales Rise 9.6% in September

Sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers to commercial fleets ratcheted higher in September with a 9.6% increase to 48,063 units from the same period a year ago.

Daimler Covers Aftertreatment System with Warranty Options

Daimler Trucks North America has announced a warranty to cover the aftertreatment system on Detroit and Cummins engines available through its used-truck retail network, SelecTrucks.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley delivering an update on the ongoing flood emergency. Image via Facebook/Nikki Haley

DOT Issues $5 Million in Emergency Relief for South Carolina Roads

The Dept. of Transportation announced on Oct. 6 the “immediate availability” of $5 million in emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration to the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation to help repair roads and bridges damaged by the recent rain-driven flooding that has crippled the state.

Kenworth T880 with new box bumper option. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Adds New Options to Vocational Trucks

Kenworth has announced three new options, all aimed at the company’s lineup of vocational trucks-- a new transmission, a bumper and a fixed grille.

ATC Truck Covers Now Offering Rhino-Rack

In a partnership with Rhino-­Rack, ATC Truck Covers will offer track systems, quick release track mount systems, and cross bars to come installed on ATC truck caps, excluding the EXP.

Photo of the 2016 Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2016 Frontier Starts at $18,975

The 2016 Nissan Frontier pickup starts at $18,950 for the Frontier S King Cab 4x2 with an inline-4, 5-speed manual transmission, the automaker announced. While the Frontier S Crew Cab with a V-6, 6-speed manual transmission will be priced at $23,685.

Peterbilt Offers Certified Pre-Owned Trucks

Peterbilt’s Red Oval program offers a certified pre-owned trucks from throughout its dealer network and Paccar Financial Used truck Centers.

Courtesy of Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

EDI Offers CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. has developed a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck that can achieve 40 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg gasoline equivalent when in hybrid mode.

Photo of Halliburton pipe recover wireline truck via Wikipedia.

Halliburton Adding Telematics, Safety, and Compliance Solutions

Oil service provider Halliburton Co. will roll out a range of fleet management services under a multiple-year contract it signed with MiX Telematics over the next 12 to 18 months, the fleet management vendor announced.

A Cummins Westport ISL G engine. Photo: Cummins Westport

Cummins Westport's Near Zero Natural Gas Engine Certified

Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine has received Near Zero NOx emission certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.

NAFA Toughens Distracted Driving Policy

The NAFA Fleet Management Association has adopted a policy prohibiting the use of any electronic device while driving by its employees, contractors, and volunteers, the fleet management association has announced.


Navistar Selects Continental Tires as Standard Equipment for all Vehicles

Navistar, Inc. and Continental Tire the Americas, LLC have signed a Letter of Intent for a five-year supply agreement where Continental tires will be the standard tire offering on all International brand medium-duty, severe service, and heavy-duty trucks and all IC Bus brand school buses.

Diesel Prices Driven Up by Regional Increases

The price of diesel fuel increased last week, breaking a three-week streak of average price decreases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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