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Demand for Renewable Fuel Up in California

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No matter the type of fleet, this Southern California distributor has found they all want the same thing: renewable, low-emission fuels.

CalAmp, CargoSense Provide Cloud-Based Cargo Monitoring

Telematics provider CalAmp has entered a partnership with cloud-software provider CargoSense to deliver critical telematics information on high-value, sensitive air cargo for one of the world's largest global airlines headquartered in the U.S.

Emkay, ADESA to Raise Funds for Diabetes

KAR Auction Services ADESA unit is partnering with fleet management company Emkay to raise $267,000 over six years to support JDRF, which funds type 1 diabetes research.

Infographic courtesy of Verizon Telematics.

Home Service Providers Must Be Tech Savvy: Verizon Telematics

Two out of three consumers won't use a home service professional again if they aren't technologically savvy, according to a new Verizon Telematics survey of 1,026 U.S. consumers.

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Driving Dynamics Names Marketing Director

Driving Dynamics Inc. has promoted Irena Dmitry into the role of director of marketing and communications, the fleet driver training company announced. She will report to Art Liggio, president and CEO.

Photo courtesy of Smack Innovations.

Smack Innovations Offers Safer Way to Drive and Stay Connected

Startup Smack Innovations has begun offering RITW SafeConnect, a distracted driving system that clamps onto a steering wheel and works through voice commands and a few buttons to access the user's phone and installed apps, keeping the driver connected without risk of distracted driving, according to the company.

Illustration courtesy of Verizon Telematics.

Super Bowl Cities Compete Using Fleet Tracking

Just in time for the Big Game this Sunday, Verizon Telematics has pitted Philadelphia and New England against each other in more ways than one. The company took a look at the two cities side by side to determine who takes the lead on the road and on the field.

Wheels Celebrates Anniversary of Maintenance Program

Wheels, Inc. has celebrated the 45th anniversary of its Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP), the Des Plaines, Ill.-based fleet management company announced.

NAFA Updates Fleet Management Training Websites

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) has improved two websites to provide education in subject matter such as asset management, professional development, and the necessary steps to becoming a green fleet.

Geotab Awarded NJPA Contract for Fleet Services

Geotab has been awarded a National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) four-year contract for the procurement of fleet management and related technology solutions, which offers streamlined purchasing for NJPA members.

Photo of a Fleetmaster Express Freightliner, courtesy of Lytx.

Fleetmaster Express Reduces Collisions with Lytx Camera Tech

Fleetmaster Express has significantly reduced the amount of collisions in its fleet following the implementation of the Lytx DriveCam video safety program.

Pennsylvania Vehicle Management Bureau Deploys CalAmp Tool

The partnership between Pennsylvania and CalAmp is intended to reduce costs and increase efficiency of the Commonwealth's Bureau of Vehicle Management.

Donlen Receives Top Workplace Recognition Award

Donlen was listed as one of the best and brightest companies to work for in the nation for the third year in a row by the National Association for Business Resources.

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LeasePlan USA Names Truck Sales VP

LeasePlan USA has today announced the appointment of Naeem Morris to its Truck and Equipment Division. In his role of truck sales vice president, Morris will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the LeasePlan truck division in the Midwest.

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VW America Names Senior VP of Sales

Volkswagen of America appointed Duncan Movassaghi as senior vice president, sales for the Volkswagen brand, effective Feb. 1, 2018.

Graphic courtesy of Trimble.

CalAmp Supplying Telematics for Trimble's Field Service Management System

CalAmp will supply Trimble with customized telematics tracking devices and systems management technology for its Field Service Management (FSM) vehicle and asset monitoring solutions, Trimble announced.

Photo courtesy of Azuga.

Azuga Launches Fleet Management App

Azuga has launched a smartphone app that provides several fleet management tools, including driver behavior monitoring, mobile timecard management, and GPS tracking.

U.S. Bank Voyager Partners with Fuel Distributor

U.S. Bank Voyager has formed a partnership with fuel distributor Pinnacle Petroleum, the bank has announced.

Ford Expands Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

Ford Motor Company Fund is investing more than $1.2 million for expanded disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico and collaborating with nonprofits to bring much-needed vehicles, supplies and services to hurricane-devastated communities on the island, according to the company.

Chevrolet, OnStar Help Kids Find Santa

Starting Dec. 24, you can follow the Santa's journey around the globe with the simple push of a button. And for each Santa location request in the U.S., a donation will be made to the American Red Cross.

Driving Dynamics Wins Award for DrivActiv Microlearning Library

Driving Dynamics Inc. has been named as a 2017 award recipient in the twenty-ninth annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) competition, the fleet driver training company announced.

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PARS Ross Replaces Langness as VP of Sales and Client Relations

PARS has named Teri Ross its new VP of sales and client relations following the retirement of Terry Langness, a fleet industry veteran who will end his tenure with the company by the end of January.

ComEd, which was named a Top Green Fleet by Chicago Area Clean Cities, provides service to approximately 4 million customers across northern Illinois, 70 percent of the state’s population. ComEd operates more than 1,750 trucks using biodiesel fuel. In 2016, ComEd used nearly 600,000 gallons of cleaner-burning biodiesel instead of regular diesel fuel. Photo courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

Chicago Area Clean Cities Recognizes Top Green Fleets for 2017

Winners for this year included commercial and government fleets such as FedEx Express and the City of Chicago.

Chevin Recaps Growth in 2017

Chevin recapped its growth in 2017, which was highlighted by a number of awards that waere bestowed to the company, which included the honor "Best Fleet Software Provider 2017."

Petroleum Solutions Partners with ChargePoint for EV Charging

Petroleum Solutions, Inc. (PSI) has partnered with ChargePoint to expand its offerings in the traditional fueling market for fleets by introducing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

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Merchants Names Regional Sales Manager

Greg Williams will focus on the Chicago, Saint Louis and Kansas City markets.

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