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Sygic Truck Navigation App Reaches 1M Installs

More than 1 million users have downloaded the Sygic Truck Navigation app on Android to use the navigation platform that's designed for trucks.

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Beverage Distributor's Event Recorders Reducing Dents and Dings

Bellevue, Wash.-based Odom Corp. has added a video telematics system to its fleet of 354 beverage delivery trucks to nudge its drivers toward safer driving habits and improve its branding.

Members of team "Slackers" from CIT Trucks of Rockford, Ill., during the Mack Masters Competition. Photos: Mack Trucks

Mack Names Winners of Mack Masters Competition

A team from truck dealer CIT Trucks in Rockford, Illinois, have proven themselves tops when it comes to their knowledge of Mack’s service systems and procedures, winning the biennial Mack Masters Competition.

Caesars Foundation donated its 60th van to Meals on Wheels America. Photo courtesy of Caesars Foundation.

Foundation Donates Delivery Van to Meals on Wheels

In an effort to help the more than 10 million seniors struggling with hunger and millions more living in isolation, the Caesars Foundation donated its 60th delivery vehicle to Meals on Wheels America.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank.

U.S. Bank Voyager Adds 53 Maintenance Locations

The U.S Bank Voyager Network added 53 new locations as a result of network merchant Monro Muffler Brake’s acquisition of Clark Tire Total Car Care Advantage in North Carolina and McGee Auto Service & Tires in Florida. The new locations now accept Voyager-branded cards for payment of fleet tire purchases and automotive service.

Michael Loizzo Photo: Modagrafics

Modagrafics Names VP of Sales

Modagrafics has named Michael Loizzo vice president of sales following a national search.

Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor used to demonstrate Daimler’s Highway Pilot Connect autonomous technology on German roads. Photo: David Cullen

Global Self-Driving Market Expected to Grow 40% by 2027

The global autonomous vehicle market revenue is expected to grow at a compound average growth rate of 39.6% over the next 10 years - resulting in a $126.8 billion market by 2027, according to Infoholic Research.

Enterprise Fleet Management Reboots Mobile App

Enterprise Fleet Management's new app allows fleet managers and drivers to identify and address issues, such as maintenance needs or opportunities to improve fleet efficiency in real-time.

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Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

Toyota has invested in Nauto, a Palo Alto-based company that has developed a distracted driving system for commercial fleets that monitors drivers and the road environment to increase safe driving.

Average diesel prices are forecast to rise only a little this year and into 2018. Graphic: U.S. DOE

Forecast Calls for Continued Low Oil, Fuel Prices

Lower than earlier forecast crude oil prices are expected to translate into continued low prices at the pumps for both diesel and gasoline, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.

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Auto Truck Group Hires Vocational Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group has hired Moza Fay as a vocational fleet sales manager, the upfitter has announced.

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TSA Workshop to Examine Security Threats at Fleet Safety Conference

The Transportation Security Administration will be providing a hands-on workshop focusing on transportation security at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Fiat Chrysler Building Ram 1500 Diesels Again

Fiat Chrysler has started assembling Ram 1500 pickups equipped with a diesel engine, even though the company must still resolve a dispute with regulators before it can sell the trucks, reports Automotive News.

Photo courtesy of City of Muscatine

Iowa City Repurposes Old Trucks

The City of Muscatine, Iowa, repurposed two old trucks to build a new dump truck. The completed vehicle was inspected by the Iowa Department Transportation and approved for over-the-road use.

Photo of U.S. Route 23 in Michigan by Doug Kerr of Albany, N.Y., via Wikimedia Commons.

Safety Tip: Enhancing Field of Vision

The Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles provides six tips on how to maximize field of vision while driving.

Photo: ERoad

FMCSA Takes Driver ELD Education on the Road

The FMCSA has announced a public education and outreach campaign to help commercial driver transition to electronic logging devices called the ELD Implementation Tour.

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Safe Fleet Names VP of Work Truck

Safe Fleet announced that work truck industry veteran, Craig Bonham, has joined Safe Fleet as the new Vice President of Work Truck effective July 1.

A Ryder technician performing a scheduled preventive maintenance checkup on a Ryder pre-owned vehicle. Photo: Business Wire

Ryder Offers Preventive Maintenance for Pre-Owned Vehicles

Ryder System has launched a preventive maintenance program available for its pre-owned vehicle purchases.

Truck Orders Fall for the Quarter, Up Big from Last Year

Truck orders in the heavy- and medium-duty segments fell in the second quarter of 2017, but are still much higher than they were a year ago, according to a report from ACT Research.

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Commercial Fleet Sales Surge in June

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufacturers bounced back in June after several months of declining sales, by increasing 14.6% from a year ago to 68,443 units, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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NTSB Hosting Driver Assistance Tech Roundtable at Fleet Safety Conference

The National Transportation Safety Board will host a roundtable at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference. To be discussed will be strategies for and challenges of advanced driver-assistance systems implementation in heavy-duty trucks and fleets.

Billy Stanley of Rush Truck Center - Houston raises the cup as the winner of Hino Truck's 2017 National Master Elite Service Skills Competition. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Texas Technician Wins Hino's Skills Competition

Hino Trucks honored a new master elite technician in its annual Service Skills Competition, now in its ninth year.

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Truck Values Remain Stable

Volume-weighted, overall truck segment (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) values decreased by just 0.03% last week, better than the average decrease of 0.17% per week in the previous four weeks.

Photo: Cummins Westport

Kenworth Offers ISL G Natural Gas Engine on T680, T880

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship and T880 and T880S vocational trucks are now available for order with the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural-gas engine.

Photo via Wikimedia/Jason Lawrence

Miss. County Faces Garbage Truck Shortage

Simpson County, Miss., has only three of its refuse trucks working after four trucks were disabled in June — two from lighting strikes.

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