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August 17, 2017
<p><em>Image of truck courtesy of PepsiCo</em></p> Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Food and Beverage

Complying with both vehicle and food safety regulations, keeping vehicles on the road with minimized downtime, and ensuring route efficiency are all ways food and beverage fleets are leveraging telematics solutions to help with their operations.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons</em></p> Trucker Tips for the 2017 Eclipse

Researchers are predicting up to 7.5 million people throughout the United States will travel up to 60 miles to experience the solar eclipse, which will cause a serious influx in regular traffic patterns.



<p><strong>According to J.D. Powers, the average sleeper tractor retailed last month was 74 months old, had 443,714 miles and sold for</strong> <strong>$47,728.</strong><em> Photo: Evan Lockridge</em></p> Used Truck Prices Hold Firm in July

J.D. Powers analysts found prices for used trucks remain high as volume levels dropped, while retail prices continue to hold steady as well.


Work Truck Exchange Returns to Arizona

Work Truck magazine and sister publication Automotive Fleet will bring the Work Truck Exchange (WTX) to Phoenix from Nov. 6 to 8. The intimate meeting pairs a select group of fleet managers with industry suppliers.



<p><strong>UPS says its new virtual reality training technology is realistic down to the finest details. </strong><em>Photo: UPS</em></p> UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.


7 Steps to Check Oil

A vehicle's engine is at risk for failure when the oil is low or dirty. This video demonstrates how to check the oil. Video courtesy of Allstate. For more maintenance advice, click here.


<p><em>The ICUEE show features hands-on demonstrations of utility and construction equiment both on the show floor and in the demo zone. (Photo: ICUEE)</em></p> All About ICUEE: 'The Demo Expo'

The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) is coming to Kentucky in October and promises to be the premier event for utility and contractor fleet professionals.


Element Introduces Connected Data Service

Element Fleet Management has introduced a vehicle data service known as Connected Data that delivers feeds such as odometer reporting, vehicle diagnostics and driver behavior data such as speeding and harsh braking, the fleet management company announced.


<p><em>Image courtesy of NHTSA.</em></p> Ram Truck Track Bars Recalled for Steering Loss Risk

Certain adjustable track bars, manufactured by Carli Suspension, are at risk for detaching from the axle.




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