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  • FCA recalls HD pickups, chassis cabs over potential engine compartment fire

    FCA is recalling model year 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500-5500 chassis cabs with 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel engines over a water pump bearing that could potentially overheat and cause an engine compartment fire.

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  • Ford, Virginia Tech use van with driver in 'seat suit' to test autonomous signals

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  • Dissecting the trucking distress surrounding ELDs

    So I had the good fortune to chat with a good number trucking company personnel this week at the McLeod Software 2017 User Conference in Atlanta and none-too-surprisingly, electronic logging devices (ELDs) proved to be the “talk du jour” of the show.

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  • Baron introduces Weather API for fleets

    Baron has introduced its Baron Weather API for Fleet, a range of weather data that can be integrated into network fleet platforms. According to the company, the Baron Weather API was developed for fleet management tracking platforms, transportation management systems for pre-planning, and mobile driver applications.

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  • Omnitracs completes acquisition of Shaw Tracking

    The finalized agreement further solidifies Omnitracs' presence in Canada in preparation for new government regulations including ELDs.

    Omnitracs completed its acquisition of Shaw Tracking, a Shaw Communications subsidiary that provides fleet management solutions in Canada. This further expands Omnitracs’ customer base in North America, the company noted.

    Shaw Tracking will be integrated into the Omnitracs product and service portfolio. The combined organization is positioned to assist the Canadian market throughout an entire load lifecycle. Mike Ham will lead the organization as vice president and general manager of Omnitracs Canada.

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  • BlackBerry, Fleet Complete partner for tracking deal

    Fleet Complete to incorporate BlackBerry Radar into its fleet tracking solution for advanced trailer and cargo monitoring capabilities.

    BlackBerry and Fleet Complete announced today that they have entered into a reselling partnership that will expand Fleet Complete’s current fleet tracking and monitoring solution.

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  • ATA Truck Tonnage up 7.1% in August

    Economist: Hurricane prep work and higher port volume likely caused boost.

    American Trucking Assns.’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 7.1% in August, following a 0.5% gain during July. In August, the index equaled 149 (2000=100), up from 139.1 in July.

    Compared with August 2016, the SA index increased 8.2%. In July, the index rose 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same eight months in 2016, the index is up 2.1%.

    As part of this report, ATA also revised its July increase in the index upward to a 0.5% gain from the previously reported 0.1% increase.

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  • Demographics are changing truck driver management

    Fleet panel highlights the need to adjust to a younger and more inexperienced driver pool made up of more women and ethnic minorities.

    As the “traditional” make-up of the U.S. truck driver population is rapidly aging and heads for retirement new efforts must be made to attract younger and “non-traditional” candidates to the job of piloting commercial vehicles for a living, according to a panel of trucking executives at the McLeod Software 2017 User Conference in Atlanta this week.

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  • Massachusetts adds XL Hybrids tech to fleet

    XL Hybrids' XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System will be installed in 52 vehicles that serve five Massachusetts state agency fleets.

    The hybrid-electric vehicles will be used by the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation, Environmental Police, Department of Correction, Department of Developmental Services, and Department of Youth Services. The XL Hybrids upgrades were made possible by support from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

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  • More freight and more MPGs

    This past spring Reuters published an article with the following headline: U.S. Energy Information Administration Projects Diesel Fuel Consumption Increase on Growing Freight Transport Demand.

    The article stated that U.S. freight movements have been increasing which will boost the consumption of diesel fuel. It also said, “The tonnage of freight moved by road, rail, barge, pipeline and air cargo has been increasing year on year since October, after stagnating for much of 2015/16.”

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