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Omnitracs Launches Online Educational Hub for Fleet Managers

Omnitracs has launched FleetScience digital hub, a new educational website designed for fleet managers, providing resources for business best practices with an emphasis on technology.


Atlanta Construction Company Names Director of Operational Support

Dan Daly was named director of operational support for BMC - Building Materials and Construction Services in Atlanta. He assumed these expanded responsibilities in February.


Petro Names Regional Fleet Manager

Robert Edwards was named regional fleet manager at Petro Home Services. Edwards manages a fleet of 400 Class 8 trucks and light-duty vehicles in five operating locations.

A stronger U.S. economy, lower unemployment rates, and lower gas prices contributed to more miles driven in the first half of 2016.

Crash Fatalities Climb 9% in 2016’s First Half

If the trend continues, U.S. may see its deadliest driving year since 2007 and deadliest Labor Day since 2008, according to the National Safety Council.

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Nissan Appoints Light Commercial Vehicle Sales Director

Nissan Group has appointed Tiago Castro as director of light commercial vehicle sales and marketing in North America in a move that's effective on Sept. 1, the company announced.

Diesel Prices Increase For the First Time in Over 2 Months

The price of diesel fuel increased for the first time in over 2 months after slowly falling from a high of 2.43 in mid-June, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Peterbilt Offers Lighter Steer Axle/Suspension, Safety Tech on 579 and 567

Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.

Photo of the 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab 4x4 courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Embarks on 29-City Super Duty Tour

Ford is offering drivers across the United States an opportunity to test drive the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty.

Hino Trucks Recognizes Data Inc. for On-Time Delivery

Dana Incorporated announced that it was recognized by Hino Motors Manufacturing, Inc. for 100% on-time delivery at the annual Hino supplier conference in July.


Rear View Safety Names Director of Sales

Rear View Safety, a seller and distributor of backup camera systems, announced that Jean-Paul (JP) Weaver has joined the company as Director of Sales.

Medium-Duty Orders 'Steady As She Goes' in July

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 increased 1% to 15,344 in July, while Class 8 orders declined 58% to 10,358, according to ACT Research.

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Emissions-Free Refrigeration Unit Project Gets $400K Grant

Renewable energy solutions company eNow has received a $400,000 grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to deploy its solar panel refrigeration solution in the area’s transportation networks.

Safety Tip: Yielding to First Responders

Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

CEI Adds Driver Self-Reporting Feature

CEI has enhanced its DriverCare fleet driver safety and risk management application to make it easier for fleets to administer a driver violation self-reporting requirement.

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Omnitracs Links In-Cab Video to Critical Event Recording, Electronic Logs

Omnitracs says its new Critical Event Video is a fully integrated in-cab video solution that ties into the company’s Critical Event Reporting as well as into its electronic logging technology to help protect driver privacy.

The first Freightliner SuperTruck achieved a 115% freight efficiency improvement, hit 50.2% brake thermal efficiency (the goal was 50%), and achieved 12.2 mpg in real-world operation. Photo by Stephane Babcock.

DOE Commits $137M to Advance Fuel-Efficient Tech

The Energy Department is announcing up to $137 million in investments for two programs designed to develop next-generation fuel-efficiency technologies in commercial and passenger vehicles, including more funding for SuperTruck II.

Catherine Walker is a hand's on educator. She works for Urban Gree Lab, a 30-foot mobile classroom in Nashville and the city's only nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and well being of people through sustainability (photo courtesy of Nissan).

Video: Nissan, Urban Labs Drive Sustainability

Thanks to its founding partner, Nissan, Urban Green Lab is able to move its 30-foot mobile classroom around Middle Tennessee.

EarthCruiser FX (Photo courtesy of EarthCruiser)

EarthCruiser Celebrates Third Anniversary

Celebrating its third anniversary, EarthCruiser was originally designed to meet the needs for an overland expedition vehicle that could go anywhere.

[Left to right] Ryan Deleon, 1st Place Overall; Duke Fancher, Vice President of Service Operations; Nathan Holden, 2nd Place Overall; and Jonathan Metz, 3rd Place Overall Photo: Summit Holdings

Summit Truck Group Technicians Compete in Skills Contest

Summit Holdings recently held its 4th annual Summit Truck Group Technician Rodeo, pitting the company’s top technicians against each other in a skills competition.

Illustration by herlitz_pbs, used under Creative Commons license.

Final Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 Regs Unveiled

The federal government released highly anticipated "Phase 2" greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules for medium and heavy-duty vehicles Tuesday, which in some ways go further than the original proposal unveiled last year.

Altec Recalls Aerial Device, Digger Derrick Trucks

These trucks have a hydraulic motor whose shaft may fail, resulting in unexpected movement of the winch or the capstan.

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Fleetio Launches Mobile Vehicle Inspections

Fleetio has begun offering a Web-based software module that provides an alternative to paper-based vehicle inspections for fleets, the company has announced.

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ARI 's Fleet Health Tool Identifies Higher-Cost Vehicles

ARI has begun offering the Fleet Health Card, an analytical tool that helps fleet managers identify problematic vehicles that have the biggest impact on cost and reliability.

Orange EV's all-new Class 8 pure-electric terminal truck. (Photo courtesy of Orange EV.)

Orange EV Launches Class 8 Electric Truck

Orange EV, a manufacturer of electrification solutions for industrial fleets, is now accepting orders for its all-new T-Series pure-electric terminal truck.

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Zubie Adds Wi-Fi to Telematics Solution

Zubie has added on-board Wi-Fi powered by Verizon's 4G LTE network to its business fleet and analytics solution, the telematics provider announced.

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