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Wildfires Bring States of Emergency in the West

Certain federal motor carrier regulations have been suspended in some Western states due to large wildfires, as governors have declared officials states of emergency in Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, and the Dakotas.

Daimler Unveils New Oregon Proving Grounds

Daimler Trucks North America has officially opened its High Desert Proving Grounds, representing a $18.7-million investment that will put the company’s trucks through their paces – including connected, platooning and autonomous vehicles of the future.

GPS Leaves Family Stranded

An Oregon family traveling to California got stranded on a remote snow-covered mountain road earlier this month after relying on GPS navigation. Their ordeal underscores the risks associated with using navigation systems and apps during harsh winter weather. Video courtesy of ABC News. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

A Distracted Driving Epidemic

This video from KEZI 9 News in Oregon highlights police efforts to combat the widespread problem of distracted driving. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

West Coast States Launch EV Initiative

The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington and the premier of British Columbia have partnered with fleets in West Coast states to launch a new initiative intended to accelerate adoption of zero-emission vehicles in public and private fleets, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced.

Ore. Begins Per-Mile Road Use Charge Program

The State of Oregon on July 1 kicked off a new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program. This program charges volunteer users 1.5 cents per mile while driving in Oregon and allows them to receive credit on their bill for state gas tax paid at the pump.