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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.

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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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Propel Expands Renewable Diesel in California

Propel Fuels has made its Diesel HPR renewable diesel fuel available at a fueling station in Hayward, Calif., the fuel retailer announced.

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TruStar Opens CNG Station for Connecticut Refuse Fleet

TruStar Energy has opened a large, time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station designed and built for privately held refuse hauler All Waste Inc. in Hartford, Conn., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

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Report: Digger Derrick Operating Costs Grow by 81% Over 10-Year Cycle

Utilimarc’s newly released digger derrick report collected data from more than 50 of its utility and municipal fleet benchmarking clients and their active digger derricks.

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FCA US Names Fleet Chief for North America

FCA US has appointed Reid Bigland to oversee North American fleet sales, shifting that responsibility from Timothy Kuniskis, who moves into a role overseeing passenger car sales for the company's brands.

Save the Date: 2016 Fleet Technology Expo

The Fleet Technology Expo will take place from Oct. 17-19, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Geotab Acquires Its Largest Telematics Reseller

Geotab has acquired Strategic Telecom Solutions, the largest reseller of its telematics products, in a deal announced Oct. 5.

Truck and Van News: Ford Recalls, Silverado Updates, and Metris Van Upfitting

Recent headlines include Ford recalls, Silverado Updates and Peterbilt pre-owned truck program.

Peterbilt Showcases Vocational Truck Lineup

Peterbilt Motors Company hosted a three-day vocational event in Texas, where it showcased the versatility of its product lineup, demonstrated new technologies, and discussed market outlooks and trends.

Video Tip: When Flash Floods Strike

AAA offers driver safety tips for emergency lash-flooding conditions.

Photo of 2016 Metris cargo van by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz Revamps Van Upfitting Program

Mercedes-Benz has reformatted its van upfitting program ahead of the launch of the 2016 Metris mid-size van, which has begun arriving at dealer lots.

Fatality rate from road crashes per population, 2013. Source: UMTRI.

Study Compares State Crash Fatality Rates

Montana, Mississippi and North Dakota have the highest fatality rates from road crashes per 100,000 people, researchers found.

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Waste Management Opens CNG Facility in Louisiana

Waste Management has opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet facility in Walker, La., the company announced. The new CNG facility will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area.

30 Entities Form Clean Fuels Michigan

Nearly 30 companies and organizations in Michigan have announced the formation of Clean Fuels Michigan. The nonprofit coalition seeks to advance policies for alternative-fuel vehicles, such as electric, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen fuel cell models.

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Orange EV Expands Operations

Orange EV will expand its operations to meet growing demand for its electric vehicles, the terminal truck manufacturer announced.

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Driver Work-Related Deaths Escalate

Driver and sales workers experienced the highest fatal work injury rates in 2014, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Coca-Cola hybrid delivery van, photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Expand Fleet Efficiency Efforts

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo continue to find new ways to reduce their reliance on high-carbon fuels, improve their fleets' fuel efficiency, and maintain a level of transparency with the reporting of this information.

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PG&E's Calif. EV Charger Plan Rejected

The California Public Utilities Commission has turned down Pacific Gas & Electric's (PG&E) $654-million proposal to construct 25,100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Northern and Central California, reported the San Jose Mercury News.

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Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Unexpected Braking

The recall, covering 33,481 pickups in the U.S., will address a potential braking problem tied to the adaptive cruise control radar.

The jointly engineered Class 4/5 trucks will be built in Navistar's Springfield, OH, assembly plant, starting in 2018. Photo: Dept. of Labor

Navistar Details Medium-Duty Deal with GM

The Class 4/5 trucks that will be jointly developed by Navistar and General Motors will provide opportunities for both OEMs “to gain share in markets that we have not participated in for a number of years,” said Navistar's Bill Kozek.

The Chevrolet Kodiak (and similar GMC TopKick) was produced from 1980 to 2009. Photo by Ildar Sagdejev, licensed under GFDL via Commons

GM, Navistar Collaborate on Class 4/5 Trucks

General Motors is back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with a just-announced long-term agreement with Navistar.





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