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March 21, 2017
<p><em>Photo:</em></p> All About the ELD Mandate

From the basics regarding compliance to details regarding costs and benefits, everything the vocational truck fleet manager needs to know about the upcoming deadline for the ELD mandate is shared.

<p><em>Photo: Alkane Truck Company</em></p> Alkane to License Assembly Operations in North America

Alkane Truck Company, a South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced plans to establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the next three years.

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2017 Fleet Management Technology Report

This report is about the current state and experiences of the fleet management and Telematics marketplace. Find out what your peers are saying. Download your copy now!

<p><em>Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.</em></p> Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

<p><em>Image of Peterbilt Model 320 courtesy of Peterbilt.&nbsp;</em></p> Two Peterbilt Models Eligible for HVIP

The Peterbilt Models 520 and 320 equipped with the Cummins ISL-G Near Zero engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

<p><em>Keane</em></p> NTEA Names New President

At The Work Truck Show 2017, NTEA announced its new president, Adam Keane, as well as updated the Board’s Executive Committee and trustees.

<p>Alliance AutoGas technicians converted this F-150 to run on propane autogas.</p> 2017 Work Truck Show in Pictures

The 2017 Work Truck Show offers up an array of new trucks, engines, and other commercial vehicle announcements. The show runs from March 14 to 17 in Indianapolis. Read our coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, David Cullen, Lauren Fletcher, and courtesy of Blossman and NTEA.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Daimler Vans.</em></p> Daimler Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans

Two separate recalls involve 1,320 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Avoid Repeating Past Inefficiencies: Build the Truck to Match Today’s Application

I asked one fleet manager how he spec’ed replacement trucks for his fleet application. He related that many years earlier an OEM rep spec’ed out his trucks and he has been using the same formula ever since. While this may work in some cases, specifications should be defined by today’s fleet application to ensure the replacement truck is designed to accommodate current operational requirements rather than trying to make your operation conform to trucks spec’ed for yesteryear’s requirements.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Conduct an Efficiency Audit to Eliminate Waste in Your Fleet Budget

Reducing fleet costs is a constant, never-ending struggle for all fleet managers, especially since every aspect of fleet management revolves around money. In lieu of requesting additional budget dollars, one course of action is to stop the waste of existing dollars.It is estimated that, on average, 5-10% of a fleet’s annual budgeted dollars are wasted.


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2017 Special Report: Preparing for the ELD Mandate

Best Practices for Cybersecurity Management in Telematics

5 Steps to Optimizing Fleet Operations

5 Great Reasons to add Video Safety to your Fleet

The Impact of Mobile on Fleet

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