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World Data Corp. Introduces Vehicle Data Delivery Tool

World Data Corp. has introduced its DATASYNC Application Programming Interface (API) data delivery system. The new tool allows companies to integrate World Data information into new or existing applications so it can be seamlessly presented to users, according to the company.

Diesel Prices Stay Mostly Flat for Third Week Straight

The price of diesel fuel dropped less than a cent last week and has remained relatively unchanged for the past three weeks, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo by Mike Antich.

Ford Gives Autonomous Vehicle Update

Ford Motor Co. plans to sell a fully autonomous car to the public by the middle of the 2020 decade, after it plans to supply a fully autonomous vehicle to ride-hailing companies, the company told Automotive Fleet.

Photo of Siphiwe Baleka, the "fittest truck driver in America, courtesy of Baleka.

Progressive Partners with 'Fittest Trucker in America'

Through a newly formed partnership with Siphiwe Baleka, the "fittest truck driver in America," and healthy living tips and tricks on Progressive's, Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance is expanding its commitment to truckers in the third year of its wellness initiative.

Clore Automotive Asks: What's in Your Garage?

The new promotion provides the opportunity for professional and consumer end users to redeem for a Prepaid VISA Card with the purchase of select Booster PAC, Jump-N-Carry, and SOLAR battery service equipment SKUs between October 1 and December 31, 2016.


Geotab, J.J. Keller Partner on Telematics, ELD Solution

Geotab and J.J. Keller & Associates are teaming up to offer a solution combining Geotab telematics and J.J. Keller’s electronic logs.

Graph via Omnitracs

Omnitracs Tool Identifies Drivers Most Likely To Leave

Omnitracs says its new ELD Driver Retention Model can analyze the data provided by electronic logs to help predict which truck drivers are most likely to quit, helping fleets pinpoint retention efforts.

Safety Tip: Driving Near Rail Crossings

September is National Rail Safety Month, so now is a good time to review some driving safety advice concerning railroad crossings.

Photo via Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

EDI, First Priority GreenFleet Partner to Produce Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative-fuel commercial vehicles.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is among the recalled models. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags

The U.S. recall, tied to a software defect, covers 3.64 million vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

Photo via Flickr/Budi Nusyirwan.

New FAA Rule Allows Utilities to Expand Drone Use

A new rule from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that went into effect in late August is enabling more utility companies to consider unmanned aircraft systems to improve operations.

Terex Provides Hands-On Training

More than 30 people from five countries attended Terex Utilities’ 38th annual Hands On Training seminar, which included demonstrations of aerial lifts, digger derricks, and auger drills.

Photo of 2012 Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA.

Car Depreciation Accelerates in August, Trucks Steady

Rising car depreciation put a drag on used vehicle sales, which fell in value significantly more sharply in August compared to July and August from a year ago, according to Black Book.


NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center Director to Address Fleet Technology Expo

Tim Johnson, director of NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet Technology Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., to open the event at the opening breakfast on Tuesday, October 18.

Truck and Van News: New Vehicle Details for 2017 and Beyond

A number of companies have announced new details for their 2017 models, including the GMC Canyon and Ram ProMaster. Mercedes-Benz also unveiled a new concept cargo van in Germany.

Photo via Wikimedia

Pacific Gas & Electric Proposes 7,600 EV Charging Stations

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to install 7,600 electric vehicle charging stations.

Photo courtesy of USPS.

USPS Adds Another 3,000 Ram ProMaster Vans

FCA has started delivering another 3,339 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service in a second order that follows a 9,113-vehicle order last year.

Photo of Isuzu N-Series cabover by Paul Clinton.

Medium-Duty Orders Rebound in August

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Class 5 to 7 increased 10% to 16,900 in August and rebounded to a three-month high, according to ACT Research.

Graphic courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz Shows Future Vision of Cargo Vans

Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.

NAFA Gives Affiliate Members Voting Powers

The NAFA Fleet Management Association has given affiliate members the ability to vote and serve on its national board, the association announced.

Map indicates location of 18 infrastucture projects awarded FASTLANE grants for FY 2016. Image: U.S. DOT

DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.


NTEA's Fleet Relations Director Joins Chicago Clean Cities Board

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) has elected Chris Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to its executive board.

Photo courtesy of FPL

Utility Fleet Helps Restore Power After Hurricane

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) was able to announce that service restoration is complete for customers who were affected by Hurricane Hermine, in line with its pre-storm commitment to restore power to the majority of affected customers within 24 hours of the storm's passing.

Photo via Wikimedia.

New-Vehicle MPG Falls in August

The average fuel economy of vehicles sold in August fell 0.1 mpg to 25.3 mpg from July, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Keyes, Hammes Retire from Navistar Board

Navistar International Corporation announced that James Keyes and Michael Hammes will be retiring from the company's Board of Directors.

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