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Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Rear Axles

The recall affects 65,760 pickup trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

NTSB investigators at scene of Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on May 12 that killed eight passengers and injured another 200. Photo: NTSB

Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure

The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn passing the measure into a game of political football.

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Bridgestone to Acquire 800 Pep Boys Stores

Bridgestone Americas is moving to acquire automotive parts retailer and service provider Pep Boys in an all-cash transaction valued at $835 million in share value, the company announced.

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Wabash Launches Line of Dry and Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Wabash is launching its first line of dry- and refrigerated-truck bodies for Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis, addressing re-urbanization and e-commerce trends.

Photo courtesy of City of Tampa.

Tampa Shifts Staffing to Reduce Overtime Costs

A staff shortage that resulted in rising overtime costs has led the City of Tampa's fleet management division to adjust the way it handles repair work, the city's interim fleet manager told Government Fleet.

Driving Dynamics Introduces Mobile Driving Simulator

Driving Dynamics Inc. has introduced its DrīvActiv system, a full-scale mobile simulator that will be available as part of the company's driver safety training curriculum by April 1.

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Ingersoll Rand Shuffles Fleet Roles

Ingersoll Rand has named Dean Dunton, PMP, its fleet and safety manager for North America in a promotion that gives him fleet management responsibilities. Previously, Dunton was senior fleet and safety specialist for Ingersoll Rand.

Video Safety Tip: Driving in Fog

AAA and the Texas Department of Insurance offer advice on how to drive safely in foggy conditions.

Photo of Integrated Brake Control system courtesy of ZF TRW.

New Brake Control Tech Set for 2018 Rollout

The Integrated Brake Control system from ZF TRW is designed to better support advanced safety functions in future vehicles and should arrive in a high-volume vehicle in 2018.

The city's main fleet shop was built in 1954. Photo via Google Street View

Wis. City Considers $30M Consolidated Fleet Shop

The City of Madison, Wis., Fleet Service Division is hoping to open a $30 million consolidated fleet repair facility to replace three of its aging shops.

Photo courtesy of Voyomotive.

Silicon Valley Company Offers Low-Cost Telematics Device

San Francisco-based Voyomotive plans to offer an OBD II controller that can provide an array of vehicle performance and diagnostics data to a user's smartphone as a lower-cost telematics solution.

Drivers participated in a test aimed at gauging mental distractions presented by new hands-free technologies. Photo courtesy of AAA.

Driver Distractions Extend 27 Seconds Beyond Act

New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concludes that drivers’ mental distractions can persist long after completing a task.

Photo of Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown viewing the Chevrolet Bolt concept car by Claudia Wong.

California Utilities Expand Green Fleets

California's largest utilities including San Diego Gas and Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison will beef up the number of plug-in electric vehicles in their fleets in the near term, the companies announced.

Neb. Worker Critically Injured After SUV Hits Bucket Truck

A roadside collision between an SUV and bucket truck lead to serious injuries for both employee and civilian.

PG&E Creates External Advisory Council to Improve Sustainability Efforts

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is making an effort to become more transparent in regards to corporate responsibility and sustainability by creating an external advisory council to keep things in check.

Will Massachusetts 'Move Over' for Utility Vehicles?

Massachusetts State Rep. Harold Naughton is trying to pass a new bill in an attempt to equally protect emergency and utility workers from danger.

House T&I Committee Chair Bill Shuster (left) and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio at markup of long-term highway bill on Oct. 22. Photo: House T&I Committee

House Committee Approves Long-Term Highway Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved its version of a long-term highway bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763).

Enterprise Fleet Invests $100M in Tech Upgrades

Enterprise Fleet Management has implemented a $100-million technology upgrade that includes greater use of tablets by sales staff and several new web-based fleet management tools.

KOBELCO Names Warranty Claims Assistant

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA announced the employment of Yasmille Gomez as warranty claims assistant.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

USPS Requests Vehicle Prototypes for Testing

The U.S. Postal Service has requested prototypes from 15 qualified suppliers for a purpose-built delivery vehicle that would replace its aging fleet of Long Life Vehicles (LLVs).

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Odyne's Hybrid System Receives CARB Exemption

Aftermarket hybrid system manufacturer, Odyne Systems, has received an exemption from the California Air Resources Board permitting the installation of the company’s hybrid systems on certain medium- and heavy-duty diesel powered vehicles.

Photo: Scotts LawnService

Reading Sets Up Lawn Care Truck Fleet

Reading Truck Body has been providing the upfit set-up for about a third of the Scotts LawnService fleet of Ford F-150 to F-450 trucks at its Louisville, Ky., site, Reading announced.

Trimble Acquires Swedish Workforce Software Provider

Trimble has acquired privately held PocketMobile, a Stockholm, Sweden-based provider of enterprise mobile workforce solutions for international customers in the areas of postal service and logistics, security, and field service, Trimble announced.

Photo courtesy of DHL.

DHL Express Receives Award for Green Initiatives

DHL Express has received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognizes the global delivery fleet as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

Advanced Disposal Expanding CNG Fleet, Fueling

Nationwide waste hauler Advanced Disposal is on track to increase its compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse collection fleet to 15% of its total fleet by the end of the year, and will add a new CNG fueling station under an agreement with TruStar Energy.

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