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Category: Featured

Driving Dynamics Inks Deal to Offer DriveTech Safety Training in North America

Driving Dynamics Inks Deal to Offer DriveTech Safety Training in North America

| January 22, 2018

Driving Dynamics Inc., a provider of advanced performance driver safety training for fleet-based organizations, has signed an agreement with DriveTech International to join its global training partner network and for reseller rights in North America. DriveTech is the global driver safety management arm of Great Britain’s Automobile Association with a presence in over 95 countries and offering […]

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New Voice-Activated, In-Car Parking Reservations from SpotHero

New Voice-Activated, In-Car Parking Reservations from SpotHero

| January 22, 2018

SpotHero, a top North American parking reservation service, has launched a new integration that enables drivers to book parking with the Google Assistant using voice commands. Here’s how it works: With the Google Assistant’s recent integration into Android Auto, drivers with Android Auto will soon be able use SpotHero and the Google Assistant to find […]

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U.S. Chamber Tells President and Congress to Raise Gas Tax: For Real

U.S. Chamber Tells President and Congress to Raise Gas Tax: For Real

| January 19, 2018

In what may appear to be a real head-turner, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging President Trump and Congress to raise the federal gas tax. The rationale from the nation’s largest business lobby is that a 25 cent per gallon increase would help pay for infrastructure improvements to U.S. roads, bridges, airports and more. […]

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Class 8 Orders Ended 2017 at a 37-month High

Class 8 Orders Ended 2017 at a 37-month High

| January 19, 2018

North American Class 8 orders ended 2017 with a bang, rising to a 37-month high 37,500-plus units, according to ACT Research Co. (ACT). Strong orders since September have boosted Class 8 backlogs, setting the stage for a healthy uptick in Class 8 production in 2018. “The US market was the primary driver of December’s Class […]

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Hertz Equipment Rental Teamsters Ratify Three-Year Contract

Hertz Equipment Rental Teamsters Ratify Three-Year Contract

| January 19, 2018

Teamsters Local 174 members at Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. (HERC) voted overwhelmingly on January 13 to ratify a new 3-year agreement. Local 174 represents 26 heavy equipment rental truck drivers at the company. The new contract comes after several months of negotiating, and a unanimous strike authorization vote on December 16. The new agreement includes […]

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Is Distracted Driving Putting Your Fleet and Drivers at Risk?

Is Distracted Driving Putting Your Fleet and Drivers at Risk?

| January 18, 2018

If, like most fleets, safety is mission # 1, then it’s certainly worth asking a very pertinent follow-up question: If distracted driving is a contributing cause in 1 out of every 4 vehicle crashes, is there more that can be done to keep your people and your assets safe? The pros at Driving Dynamics have […]

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