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Element Receives Supplier of the Year Award

Element Fleet Management has again been recognized as Supplier of the Year by Axalta, a paint and coating manufacturing company.

Photo of fuel station pump by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Remains Steady at $2.53 Per Gallon

The average national price of unleaded gasoline remained flat at $2.53 per gallon for the week ending March 12, even as demand increased from a week ago, according to AAA.

SmartDrive's In-Vehicle Video Business Growing

SmartDrive Systems reported 30% growth in its subscriptions with a 96% increase in straight-to-rollout deployments, the privately-held company announced in its business results and operating highlights for its fiscal year ending Dec. 31.

Dana Merges with UK Automotive Supplier

Dana Inc. has signed an agreement to merge with the Driveline division of UK-based automotive system supplier GKN plc to create Dana plc, a global provider of driveline systems, in a move that will position it for the vehicle electrification market.

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Minnesota Lays Groundwork for Autonomous Vehicles

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has formed a 15-member advisory council to make policy recommendations regarding traffic regulations, safety issues, and privacy concerns as they relate to rolling out self-driving vehicles in the state.

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How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect Fleets

President Donald Trump's executive order imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum may translate to higher prices to commercial fleets for vehicles and truck or van equipment, fleet management company experts said.

Courtesy of Copart.

Copart Acquires Finnish Salvage Auction AVK

Salvage auction specialist Copart has acquired Autovahinkokeskus Oy, a salvage auto auction company based in Finland, the company announced.

FMCSA, Teletrac Navman to Host ELD Q&A Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Teletrac Navman have announced a co-hosted webinar on top ELD industry questions taking place March 12.

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Vermont May Use Saliva Test for Drugged Driving

A bill that would allow Vermont police to take a saliva sample from drivers who appear drug impaired received preliminary approval by the state's House on March 1. If the bill passes in a second vote on the House floor, it will move to the Senate.

Ford Shows Intelligent Upfit Technology at Work Truck Show

Originally released with the 2017 Ford Super Duty, now available on the 2018 Super Duty, and slated for the 2019 model year, Ford will be demonstrating the capabilities of its Upfitter Interface Module (UIM) at its booth at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Video: How to Drive During an Earthquake

Earthquakes may not be common, but they can strike in every region of the country — and usually without warning. Drivers should know what to do if one hits when they're behind the wheel.

Research from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows that vehicle parts can bring in about 70% of the full cost of the car. Grapahic courtesy of NICB

Rising Parts Costs Drive Vehicle Thefts

Thefts of vehicles in the U.S. rose again last year by more than 4%, according to preliminary 2017 crime data from the FBI. Many of the vehicles that are recovered are missing wheels and rims or other key parts.

Bestpass Reaches Milestones for Commercial Fleet Customers

Bestpass recently surpassed 400,000 active transponders on the road, facilitating more than 200,000 seamless transactions each day for customers on the company's nationwide toll coverage network, the toll management provider announced.

Fresh off runs in Arizona and California, Waymo says it is ready to begin autonomous truck tests in Atlanta's heavy urban traffic conditions. Photo: Waymo

Waymo Begins Autonomous Truck Test Program in Atlanta

Google's autonomous technology division said in a recent blog post it will begin testing self-driving trucks hauling freight to Google data centers in and around Atlanta.

Photo of myBuick app courtesy of General Motors.

Buick Rolls Out Driver Coaching App

Buick will begin offering a new mobile app its pairing with its Buick Smart Driver driver monitoring service called myBuick that will allow retail drivers to monitor their driving habits in a similar way to commercial drivers.

Electric Tesla Semi Spotted on California Highways

A recent YouTube video showed footage of a Tesla Semi driving in broad daylight on a highway near Sacramento, Calif., and Tesla founder Elon Musk later confirmed that it had started testing the electric truck.

Photo via Merton Auto Body.

Drowsy Fleet Drivers May Increase Risk After Daylight Saving Time

Fleet drivers and other workers — particularly those already at a higher risk for drowsiness — may be particularly tired on Monday after the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, according to a new report from the National Safety Council.

Photo of new van flooring courtesy of Ranger Design.

Ranger Design Unveils Van Flooring and Shelves

Ranger Design showed its new line of shelving and flooring at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The company has also introduced an online configurator for its customers.

Knapheide's Aluminum Service Body Photo: Knapheide

Knapheide Unveils Two Aluminum Truck Bodies

Knapheide Manufacturing has introduced a new aluminum service body and aluminum platform body at the 2018 Work Truck Show.

Photo of U.S. Capitol via WallyG/Flickr.

Groups Pressure Senate Leaders to Halt Autonomous Car Bill

A coalition of 27 public interest groups is asking congressional leaders to reconsider legislation that would stimulate the development and deployment of self-driving vehicles.

Photo of 2019 Ford Ranger courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Brings 2019 Ranger to Indianapolis

When the Ford Ranger left the market in 2012, it left a hole in many hearts, and fleets. But, fleet managers can rejoice again as the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger is back and on display at The Work Truck Show 2018.

Photo courtesy of Donlen.

Donlen Offers Recall Management Tool

Donlen has released a recall management tool called Recall Insight that helps fleet professionals actively manage open recalls and work with their drivers to address recalls from manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company announced.

Weather Guard's Steel Truck Rack is designed for easy installation and can secure loads of up to 1,000 pounds. Photo: Weather Guard

Weather Guard Announces New Truck Racks and Accessories

Weather Guard has introduced a redesigned truck rack and a new collection of mounting kits at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of EPIC F59 chassis courtesy of Motiv.

Motiv to Supply Spartan Motors with Electrified Step Van Chassis

Spartan Motors has signed an agreement with Motiv Power Systems to supply battery-electric chassis products for Class 4-6 Utilimaster step vans for three years.

NAFA Names Finalists for Fleet Management Awards

NAFA Fleet Management Association has named finalists for its 2018 Fleet Excellence awards, which will be presented on April 24 at the Anaheim Convention Center during the association's annual Institute & Expo.

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