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Increased Gas Prices Again…

Gas Prices Increase Again Across U.S. Due to Tighter Supplies Despite a recent streak of falling gasoline prices, and predictions of future lower prices, they’re on the way up again, with the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline hitting $3.58 on Monday, May 13, according to AAA’s most recent Fuel Gauge Report. This price is 6 cents up …

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Benefits of Real-Time Trailer Tracking

Real-Time GPS Trailer Tracking gives you the ability to know the location and routes of your drivers by a detailed color map, which gives you satellite imagery and needed addresses. With online reports you are able to see the mileage of your vehicles and each stop and move your trailers are making. Some other benefits of Real-Time GPS Trailer Tracking …

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Benefits of Fleet Tracking

How GPS Tracking Can Help Your Company Use digital GPS fleet tracking to see where your vehicles are every minute on your PC screen. Get instant alerts on your email or phone. Set geofences, speed limits and more. Lower your fuel costs and increase productivity. Our easy‐to‐use web interface let’s managers have all their critical fleet information with the click …

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New Ways to Calculate Fuel Excise Taxes

EIA Says States Using New Ways to Calculate Fuel Excise Taxes The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released an analysis of state gasoline taxes in the U.S. The organization said declining gasoline tax revenues, which pay for roads and infrastructure, are leading government entities to create variable rate taxes and other methods of calculating excise taxes for fuel purchases. EIA …

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New Electric Bus Manufacturing Facility in Cali

BYD Building Electric Bus Manufacturing Facility in California BYD, a Chinese firm specializing in rechargeable batteries, vehicle manufacturing, and green energy technologies, will build two manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, Calif. One will focus on electric bus manufacturing. The other will focus on iron-phosphate battery manufacturing. These are the company’s first U.S. facilities. They will be operated by BYD Motors Inc, …

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Gas Prices at 3-Year Springtime Low

Gas Prices Hit Three-Year Springtime Low In AAA’s latest Monthly Gas Price Report, the outlook for prices is good for businesses that own a vehicle fleet, with the company predicting that gas prices will fall somewhere between $3.20 and $3.40 for the average summer price. The company said that during the next few weeks, the average national price could rise …

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New Safety Alert Seat

The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra arrives this summer with available advanced active safety features never before offered to full-size pickup truck owners, including Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, General Motors said. With the Safety Alert Seat, Sierra drivers get feedback transmitted as a vibration through the surface of the seat bottom cushion. When the Lane Departure Warning system’s camera detects the Sierra …

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Gas Prices Rise in Midwest

Gas Prices Are Generally Stable Except in the Midwest The latest Fuel Gauge Report from AAA says the national average price of gas has risen sharply in the Midwest due to supply concerns caused by heavy rainstorms in the region, but nationwide, prices in 43 states and D.C. are lower than a week ago. The national average price for a …

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Driver Fatigue a Huge Factor in Crashes

20 Percent of Car Crashes Caused by Driver Fatigue A 100-car naturalistic driving study, conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, has concluded that fatigue is a cause of 20% of crashes, rather than the 2-3% previously estimated. Previous estimates were based on surveys, simulator studies and test tracks. What’s more, 18- to 20-year-olds account for significantly more fatigue-related crashes …

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Ford and GM Join Together

Ford and GM to Jointly Develop New Nine- and 10-Speed Automatic Transmissions Ford and General Motors have signed an agreement to jointly develop next-generation 9- and 10-speed transmissions that both companies said will improve vehicle performance and fuel economy. The automakers said they plan to build front- and rear-wheel-drive variants of these transmissions. “Engineering teams from GM and Ford have …

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