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MiX Telematics Adds Houston Office

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has expanded its North American operations and opened an office in Houston.

PHOTO: Western Products

Western Donates Snowplow to Support Veterans

Western Products, manufacturer of WESTERN snow removal and ice control equipment, is donating a military-themed WIDE-OUT snowplow in support of the non-profit arm of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT).

Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

11 Kenworth Truck Models Recalled

A recall covering nearly 105,000 Kenworth trucks will address the potential for water leaks that can lead to wiper motor malfunction and raise the risk of an electrical short.

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Stellar Hires New National Accounts Sales Manager

Stellar Industries, Inc. announces Nelson Carlson as the newest addition to the team.

Photo courtesy of DIRECTV.

DIRECTV Adds Fleetmatics Solution to 6,200 Vehicles

Fleetmatics will help the satellite broadcaster enhance tracking, driver safety and on-time arrivals with its service fleet.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 courtesy of GM.

Diesel Chevrolet Colorado Arriving in Fall 2016

The Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine will arrive in the fall of 2016 as a 2016 model-year vehicle, General Motors has announced.

Photo of 2012-2015 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Compact Pickups Bolster May Depreciation

The average price of a used vehicle from the 2009 to 2013 model years fell 1.2 percent in May with several truck and van segments registering positive gains from April, according to Black Book.

Photo courtesy of VIA Motors.

VIA Motors Shipping Hybrid Silverado to Fleets

VIA Motors’ gasoline-electric hybrid Chevrolet Silverado is now being shipped to fleet customers after receiving emissions certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a company spokesperson said.

Illinois Utilities Aim to Create More Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers

Illinois utility leaders announced June 11 the formation of the Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council designed to grow business opportunities for diverse suppliers through closer collaboration, technical development and sharing of best practices.

Photo of 2016 Explorer courtesy of Ford.

2016 Ford Explorer Goes On Sale

Ford's 2016 Explorer mid-size SUV with the new 2.3-liter inline-4 EcoBoost has begun rolling off the assembly line in Chicago, the automaker has announced.

Graph courtesy of the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Vehicle Fuel Economy Rises 0.3 MPG in May

The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute conducted a study of vehicle fuel economy and emissions, from October 2007 to May 2015.

Photo of Toyota's dynamic radar cruise control technology courtesy of Toyota.

NTSB Calls for Mandatory Collision Avoidance Tech

A new report highlights evidence that such systems prevent or mitigate rear-end crashes, and criticizes the slow progress in making the technology widely available.

Photo of Ram 1500 Rebel courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Announces Pricing for 1500 Rebel, Laramie Limited

The 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel and Laramie Limited will retail for $43,985 and $51,870 when they go on sale in late June, Ram Truck has announced.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Texas CNG, LNG Sales Increase 78 Percent

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Texas have increased 78 percent over financial-year 2014 as measured by increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller’s office.

Photo courtesy of PERC.

Propane Autogas 2016 F-150 Shown at GFX

A 2016 Ford F-150 powered by propane autogas will be on display at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in Denver this week, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has announced.

Omnitracs Analytics Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Omnitracs Analytics is celebrating 10 years of providing predictive modeling and big data to road transport, and is offering a six-month no-cost trial of its custom Recruiting Model that helps pinpoint the most suited driver to hire.

Diesel Prices Decrease Slightly for Second Week

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped again this week, moving lower for the second time in more than a month.

National Truck Protection Releases New Coverage

National Truck Protection Inc. (NTP) has partnered with RoadsideMasters.com of Coconut Grove, Fla., to offer nationwide Commercial Vehicle Roadside Service on select NTP and ATP warranties.

The truck features software that helps prevent unsafe driving practices such as speeding. (Photos: Jason King, PG&E)

'Connected' Bucket Truck Details Released

Developed in partnership with Altec and Telogis, PG&E is combing an ePTO system with telematics and even digital license plate technology for this Class 5 bucket truck.

Tampa Electric Named 2015 Edison Award Winner

The 88th annual Edison Award, recognizing distinguished leadership, innovation and progress in advancing the electric power industry, was presented June 8 during the EEI Annual Convention in New Orleans.

Power2Serve is a 26-foot long truck, equipped with solar and diesel generators and a custom canopy, dispatched to locations in need of support. (Photo courtesy of NRG)

Utility Provides Mobile Power Support for Texas Flood Relief

The Power2Serve truck is set up to provide power and connectivity for a non-profit disaster relief organization of veterans, first responders and civilians coordinating clean-up, debris removal and volunteer management in Hays and Caldwell counties.

The 2014 Fleet Safety Awards ceremony.

Fleet Safety Conference Discount Ends June 12

The conference will be held July 13-15 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

Idle Free Recalls Electric Auxiliary Power Units

The recall affects 4,771 units at risk for detaching and creating road hazards, according to federal safety regulators.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: When Hailstorms Threaten

Though scientists are making progress in developing better ways to forecast extreme hailstorms, these destructive weather events can still take drivers by surprise. Here are some safety tips you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Video: NHTSA Shows Car That Detects Alcohol Impairment

A collaboration between the federal safety agency and an industry consortium is making strides in developing technology that can prevent drunk driving.  





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