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June 2017 Issue

Fleet Operations News

Fleetmatics Launches LogBook for iOS, A One-Stop Approach to Hours of Service (HOS) Management for Commercial Drivers

With the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate requiring commercial drivers to digitally manage their time behind the wheel (Hours of Service or HOS) just six short months away, the launch of LogBook for iOS by Fleetmatics, a Verizon company, puts HOS management in the palms of drivers’ hands. Fleetmatics LogBook manages drivers’ HOS by...

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Trillium CNG Opens CNG Location for Pennsylvania DOT in York

June 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on Trillium CNG Opens CNG Location for Pennsylvania DOT in York

Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and rabbittransit in York, Pennsylvania, welcomed the commonwealth’s newest public compressed natural gas (CNG) station at a ribbon cutting today. The new facility is the second public...

Penske Truck Leasing Agrees to Acquire Old Dominion Truck Leasing

June 14, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on Penske Truck Leasing Agrees to Acquire Old Dominion Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Richmond, Virginia-based Old Dominion Truck Leasing. Financial terms were not disclosed.   “Old Dominion Truck Leasing and Penske Truck Leasing customers will benefit from...

Vehicle Tracking Solutions Launches Enhanced ELD for Fleet Compliance with FMCSA Federal Mandate

June 7, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on Vehicle Tracking Solutions Launches Enhanced ELD for Fleet Compliance with FMCSA Federal Mandate

As of December 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will require all vehicle fleets to implement a federally approved electronic logging device (ELD) for capturing and reporting hours of service (HOS). It also mandates the phasing out...

FLEETCOR Announces New Head of North America Local Fuel Card Business

June 5, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Retail Operations NewsComments Off on FLEETCOR Announces New Head of North America Local Fuel Card Business

FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. announced that Ashley Thekkekara has been named head of the company’s newly created North America local fuel card business effective July 1, 2017.   Thekkekara is assuming the responsibility of...

Republic Services Further Reduces Carbon Emissions Through Increased Usage of RNG in Its Fleet

June 5, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Fuels & Supply News, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on Republic Services Further Reduces Carbon Emissions Through Increased Usage of RNG in Its Fleet

Republic Services, Inc. announced that the company will increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy. This enables Republic to reduce its fleet emissions by approximately...

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Acquires Orpak Systems

May 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Retail Operations News, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on Gilbarco Veeder-Root Acquires Orpak Systems

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Orpak Systems Limited, subject to customary conditions to closing. Headquartered in Bnei Brak, Israel, Orpak delivers extensive technology solutions to oil companies and commercial fleets....

New CarriersEdge Course Teaches Drivers How to Handle Accident Reporting Safely, Calmly, Professionally

May 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on New CarriersEdge Course Teaches Drivers How to Handle Accident Reporting Safely, Calmly, Professionally

CarriersEdge, a leading provider of training for the trucking industry, has added to its extensive list of courses a topic that drivers hope they’ll never need but will find hugely valuable if they do. That subject is accident reporting.  ...

Fuel Savings and Improved Air Quality Highlight Duke Energy’s Truck Stop Effort in North Carolina

May 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Retail Operations News, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on Fuel Savings and Improved Air Quality Highlight Duke Energy’s Truck Stop Effort in North Carolina

More than 25,000 gallons of truck fuel is projected to be saved annually as part of a $300,000 Duke Energy project to fund electrification at a North Carolina truck stop.   Big Boy’s Truck Stop, in the Johnston County town of Kenly, will soon have...

EFS Expands Relationship with Pilot Flying J

April 27, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management News, Fleet Operations NewsComments Off on EFS Expands Relationship with Pilot Flying J

EFS, a WEX Company and a leader in fleet payment solutions, announced that it has entered into a multi-year private label processing agreement with Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America.   Pilot Flying J’s proprietary...