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Regional Oil Costs are Increasing the Price of Fuel

Regional Oil Costs are Increasing the Price of Fuel AAA’s weekly report on fuel costs shows that the national average gas price is up 3 cents from last week. To date, the national average for fuel costs has increased by 12 cents when compared to January, and an astonishing 38 cents compared to February of 2011. The low demand for …

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Top 5 Fleet Maintenance Trends

Top 5 Fleet Maintenance Trends Overall vehicle life expectancy continues to increase year over year, with modern automobiles lasting longer than ever before. This statement is proven by the fewer amount of warranty claims that occur compared to past years.  Additionally, OEM extended powertrain warranty coverage has assisted in reducing expensive repair costs for vehicles with higher mileage.  Also, with …

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DOT Issues New Distracted Driving Guidelines for In-Vehicle Technologies

Vehicle interior technologies are rapidly advancing with improved device integration, new comfort controls, and touch screens that resemble computer tablets. Prompted by these recent technology changes, the DOT has issued a set of guidelines targeted towards reducing distracted driving in relation to in-vehicle technology. With driver safety as their top concern, the DOT has made 5 recommendations to automakers: Reduce the …

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ATA Requests Hours of Service Review

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia may have to review the new Hours of Service regulations after the American Trucking Association filed a petition on Tuesday (February 14th, 2012).  The ATA is asking the court to take another look at the recently published final ruling which changed hours of service regulations for truck drivers. “We …

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Top Mobile Apps for Truck Drivers

Top Mobile Apps for Truck and Commercial Drivers Truck Drivers are reaping the benefits from the latest mobile applications.  Whether it’s finding cheap gas, a truck wash, planning routes, rest stops, or another convenience, truck drivers have easy access to whatever they desire right from their mobile phone. The Valor System has put together a top mobile application list for …

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Find Cheap Gas Prices With GasBuddy.com

Find Cheap Gas Prices With GasBuddy.com Fuel prices for 2012 are estimated to be higher than ever before, but Safety Track and GasBuddy.com want to help. GasBuddy.com is an interactive web-site that allows users to enter an address, city, or zip code to find current prices for all local gas stations. The gas station results are listed in order from …

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Three Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs in 2012

Three Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs in 2012 The price of oil has skyrocketed, and trends show no signs of improvement. In the past few years, we’ve seen the highest fuel prices in history, and an increasingly volatile oil industry. In fact, 2011 set the record for the largest fuel price in a given year (inflation-adjusted). Unfortunately, high gas prices will continue …

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