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December 14, 2017
<p><strong>FMCSA has granted a TRALA request to provide a 90-day waiver of the ELD rule to trucks rented for 30 days or less</strong>.</p> TRALA Scores 90-Day ELD Waiver for Short-Term Truck Rentals

A 90-day waiver from the electronic logging device mandate will soon be issued for carriers operating short-term rental trucks (defined as 30 days or less) by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.


<p><em>Photo: Getty Images</em></p> Strategies to Minimize Driver Distraction

One accident can make a huge impact on a company’s bottom line, which is why safety policies are critical. A major component of fleet safety is the challenge of distracted drivers.



<p><em>Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.</em></p> GM Moving Toward Carbon Fiber Pickup Beds

General Motors is considering carbon fiber for the beds of its next-generation Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks to better compete with Ford's F-Series pickups and meet future fuel-economy standards.


How Traction Control Works

A vehicle's traction control system restricts wheel spin when accelerating on slippery surfaces. But there are two specific situations when traction control isn't advantageous and should be turned off. For the full safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council.



<p><em>Photo: Tesla</em></p> PepsiCo Orders 100 Tesla Semis

PepsiCo is the latest large fleet to make a significant investment in the recently announced Tesla Semi electric heavy-duty truck, reportedly ordering 100 vehicles.


<p>On Saturday, each truck will carry approximately 4,700 wreaths. It takes 52 trucks to deliver 246,000 wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery alone! (Photo courtesy of Omnitracs)</p> Omnitracs Honors Veterans with Wreaths

For the eighth consecutive year, Omnitracs has pledged $25,000 towards the purchase of 2,500 wreaths to be laid on the graves of our nation’s veterans.


<p><em>Image courtesy of Chevrolet</em></p> Leveraging Big Data for Actionable Safety Intelligence

The ability to access or analyze big data, especially in real-time as it streams in, can have an enormous impact on fleet safety, particularly if it is used to predict the onset of an event or provide insight into how to transform a process or an operation.


<p><em>Photo: General Motors</em></p> How GM Can Help Fleets Overcome the Five Purchasing Pain Points

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Every fleet is different, but they have one thing in common, the need to address the five purchasing pain points of driver productivity, driver satisfaction, fleet efficiency, safety, and sustainability.

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Don't Underutilize the Expertise of Your Suppliers

For many managers responsible for vehicle operations, fleet management is often one of several job responsibilities. These managers acknowledge that it is difficult to stay on top of changes in vehicle design, powertrains, onboard safety technology, telematics capabilities, and regulatory changes that impact fleet operations. Despite this recognition, a common mistake made by many of these managers is underutilizing the subject-matter expertise of current and/or prospective suppliers.

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How to Stay Productive Over the Holidays

If you are like most people, staying productive around the holidays can be very difficult with more than usual on your mind. Here are a few ideas to help you remain productive during the holidays.

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