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Category: General Update

State of New York to Pay $44.4 Million to Truckers

State of New York to Pay $44.4 Million to Truckers

| April 27, 2017

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which represents professional and small-business truckers, wrapped up a class action lawsuit against New York’s Department of Taxation and Finance on April 19, 2017. The state’s Supreme Court – which is the state’s trial court – ordered that New York pay a total of $44,429,473 for an unconstitutional registration and […]

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Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Close First Quarter of 2017 with Third Sequential Increase

Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Close First Quarter of 2017 with Third Sequential Increase

| April 27, 2017

Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes continued to show strength in the closing month of the first quarter, increasing month-over-month with a third sequential double-digit rise, according to ACT Research. Total volumes also showed improvement in long-term comparisons, up year-over-year when compared to last March, and year-to-date compared to the first three months […]

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Nexar Launches Machine-Vision Based Insurance Telematics Solution

Nexar Launches Machine-Vision Based Insurance Telematics Solution

| April 26, 2017

Nexar, a leader in vehicle-to-vehicle networking for preventing road collisions and enabling autonomous mobility, has announced its vision-based Telematics solution which will leverage smartphone and cameras in automobiles to decrease accidents, better price auto insurance risk, and deter fraud. Here’s why it’s so important: Insurance companies today are searching for an affordable and connected telematics […]

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Penske Truck Leasing Unveils Mobile App

Penske Truck Leasing Unveils Mobile App

| April 26, 2017

Penske Truck Leasing has introduced a free mobile app called “Penske Fleet.™ It is designed to help Penske’s customers to: View real-time fuel prices. Penske’s customers may view current company fuel prices in local markets and costs for third-party fueling locations across the United States. Review a detailed 90-day history of vehicle maintenance services performed. […]

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Natural Gas Class 8 Retail Sales Start Strong in 2017

Natural Gas Class 8 Retail Sales Start Strong in 2017

| April 26, 2017

U.S. and Canadian natural gas heavy duty retail sales had a healthy start to 2017, boosted mostly from refuse fleets, transit, and school bus operators, according to ACT Research. “The best January in the past three years set up the positive year-to-date February performance,” said Steve Tam, ACT’s Vice President. He continued, “Among truckers, it […]

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Earth Day Tips for Fleets to Reduce Environmental Impact

Earth Day Tips for Fleets to Reduce Environmental Impact

| April 21, 2017

To help celebrate Earth Day, telematics fleet routing leader Omnitracs has shared some tips on how fleets owners can take proactive steps to reduce the environmental impact of their fleets.   Monitor consistently – Use a tire pressure monitoring system to keep your tires at the proper operating inflation pressure. Not only will this ensure […]

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