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Spartan Motors Partners with Ranger Design

Ranger and Spartan Motors will offer a portfolio of work-truck solutions with original equipment manufacturer Ship-Thru availability.

DEKRA Insight Releases Safety Guide Based on Utility Assessments

The guide includes specific examples, including one instance where a utility company's linemen paid more attention to the company's policy on truck safety than they did to personal safety.

Auto Truck Group Shipping Colorados with Ute Beds

Ute Ltd. and Auto Truck Group have come to an agreement to partner on the Ute Bed ship-thru program for Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Dealers should contact Ute Ltd. for details and purchase order.

Stellar Acquires American Crane and Truck Tires International

Stellar plans to incorporate the operations of both companies with their current production capabilities as well as to selectively refurbish used service truck equipment.

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Vanair Names New Chief Procurement Officer

Vanair announced the addition of Greg Kelly as its chief procurement officer.

SmartDrive Provides Insight on Distracted Driving

The data analysis clearly demonstrates that the most distracted drivers are less safe overall, commit significantly more fundamental driving errors, and drive faster than the speed limit compared to all other drivers.

Navistar Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Fleet Charge

Navistar announced the 30th anniversary of its Fleet Charge program — Navistar’s private label purchasing card program.

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Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with Launch of Built for Better

Bandag is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign called Built for Better, which will unite the Bandag brand globally and position retreads as a sustainable business solution for fleet customers of any size.

Mountain Tarp Names Regional Sales Managers

Mountain Tarp, a Wastequip brand, announced John Tortorella and Robert Williams, as its new regional sales managers.

Altec Announces Price Adjustments for 2017

Altec has announced an average price increase of one percent on all models, effective June 2017.

Monroe Truck Equipment Acquires Trailer and Equipment Manufacturer

Monroe will now have seven facilities throughout the Midwest, spanning more than 550,000 square feet and approximately 800 employees.

Photo of National American Equipment Upfitters' headquarters courtesy of Utility One Source

Utility One Source Acquires North American Equipment Upfitters

The addition of North American Equipment Upfitters marks the seventh acquisition under the Utility One Source brand since its formation in February 2015.

Geotab Opens Platform To Third-Party Telematics Devices

Geotab has launched its Third-Party Device plan, which allows customers to bring a third-party telematics device and enjoy the advanced notifications, reporting, dashboards, and data analytics offered by the MyGeotab software, according to the company.

Hino Trucks Adds Dealer Certification Program

Hino Trucks introduced the latest group of dealers that have been selected as “Certified Ultimate," Hino’s dealer excellence program.

Photo courtesy of Palfinger

PALFINGER Names PAL Pro Mechanic's Truck Distributor

Omaha Standard Palfinger announced that Aspen Equipment has become an authorized sales and service provider for the PALFINGER line of PAL Pro Mechanics Bodies and PSC Service Cranes in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

IronPlanet Updates allEquip Format

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, debuted its next generation allEquip fixed and negotiated pricing format.

Chevin Releases Event Engine Tool

A new events engine tool in the latest update of Chevin’s fleet and asset management software, FleetWave, allows operations to rapidly design and automate alerts, reminders, and other messages that are sent to their workers.

PALFINGER Names Regional Sales Manager

PALFINGER announced the appointment of Keith Ball as regional sales manager - South Central for Omaha Standard Palfinger.

EUFMC Announces Speaker Lineup

The lineup of speakers and educational sessions for the 2017 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference have been announced.

Omaha Public Utility Adopts Mapping Software

Offline access to data in the enterprise GIS will ensure MUD’s field crews can access essential engineering and location information in the event of emergency, and in network dead zones, while reducing cellular data costs.

Screenshot of ARI WatchList courtesy of ARI.

ARI Launches Fleet Monitoring Tool

ARI WatchList notifies a fleet manager of critical events as they happen and allows such events to be monitored in a newsfeed format.

eDriving Fleet Offers Driver Training Program

Driver training provider eDriving Fleet will offer its RoadRisk Plus driving training and risk reduction program to a variety of fleets in late 2017, the company has announced.

SmartTruck Expands National Sales Team

SmartTruck announced the appointment of John Brown as vice president of Sales and Marketing.

Jasper Names Manager of Process Control, Sales Support

Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced that Judah DeLorenzo has been named manager of Process Control and Sales Support.

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

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