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UPS Lowered Accident Rate 1% in 2017

UPS lowered the frequency of accidents in its 119,000-vehicle delivery fleet in 2017 by 1% to 8.95 accidents per 100,000 hours of driving as it progresses toward its goal of reaching a rate of 8.75 accidents by 2020, the parcel delivery operator announced in its annual sustainability report.

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Battery Powered HVAC Available for New Cascadia Models

A battery powered HVAC system is now available as a factory-installed option for new Freightliner Cascadia truck models.

Wilson Electronics Offers In-Vehicle Cell Signal Booster

Wilson Electronics has launched a 4G in-vehicle cell phone signal booster for commercial vehicles called the weBoost Drive Sleek OTR.

States with Safest Fleet Drivers Ranked

Fleet drivers in North Dakota with Verizon Connect telematics systems showed the safest driving behavior over a two-year period, while those in Utah were the most dangerous, according to aggregated data from the telematics provider.

House Being Lobbied by 42 Groups to Pass Younger Trucker Bill

No less than 42 trade associations are urging House transportation leaders to back a bill that would create a training pathway for truck drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to be able to operate in interstate commerce.

Geotab Marketplace Adds Three Telematics Solutions

Geotab has added three mobile apps for asset tracking, preventive maintenance, and driver behavior to its Marketplace platform, the Toronto-based telematics provider has announced.

Truck Drivers on Strike in Iran Over Low Wages

Truck drivers in several Iran provinces are on strike over low wages, a movement which first began in May.

TA Seeks Nominations for Truck Driver Citizenship Award

TravelCenters of America is looking for truck drivers who have positively represented the profession for its annual Citizen Drivers honor.

Trucking Group to Challenge California Supreme Court's Independent Contractor Ruling

The Western States Trucking Association plans to challenge a California Supreme Court ruling that it says will effectively end the use of trucking owner-operators in the state.

Of Course Trucking Should Pay for Parking

Nobody likes having to pay for something that once came free, but we now face a crisis-level shortage of truck parking spaces in this country. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the days of free parking are over, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his blog.