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Electric Vehicle Fleet Expands in Singapore 

Electric Vehicle Fleet Expands in Singapore 

| August 11, 2017

Electric bus leader BYD is helping Singapore migrate to cleaner transportation with the delivery of new 100% electric vehicles recently.  To commemorate Singapore celebrating 52 years of independence, BYD set their sights on the future by unveiling a new bus that can comfortably transport travelers up to 250 kilometers on a single charge. “We are […]

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Can MIT Solve Your Fleet’s Next Problem?

Can MIT Solve Your Fleet’s Next Problem?

| August 11, 2017

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Jo Craven McGinty caught our attention. Here’s what the story told us: The Boston Public School system held a contest to design a more efficient way to operate its school bus fleet and save money in the process. Sounds good, right? The stakes are high. As […]

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ELD Device Market Heats Up as VisTracks Supports Pacific Track

ELD Device Market Heats Up as VisTracks Supports Pacific Track

| August 2, 2017

VisTracks, a provider of of FMCSA-certified Hours of Service (HOS), DVIR, and IFTA applications, has announced support for ELD hardware provider Pacific Track’s ELD device. This support is in addition to several other devices currently support by VisTracks. The addition of Pacific Track allows VisTracks’ resellers to obtain a high quality ELD product for their […]

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FourKites Partners with 3GTMS to Enhance Transport Tracking

FourKites Partners with 3GTMS to Enhance Transport Tracking

| August 2, 2017

FourKites, a company providing real-time tracking across transportation modes and digital platforms, has announced a partnership with 3GTMS, a leading provider of Tier 1 transportation management software (TMS). The goal is to to enhance processes for third-party logistics (3PLs) providers and shippers by incorporating FourKites’ freight visibility platform with 3GTMS’software into a unified offering. Here […]

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Fleets Expand Use of Solar to Charge Batteries in Trucks and Trailers

Fleets Expand Use of Solar to Charge Batteries in Trucks and Trailers

| July 28, 2017

Solar and other green technologies are increasingly important energy sources in the heavy-duty trucking industry. With the latest advances, fleets can now take advantage of solar equipment to charge batteries in both trucks and trailers. These solar solutions are particularly useful during long summer days. By working closely with clients and trucking industry leaders, Purkeys […]

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LA Metro Expands Electric Bus Orders

LA Metro Expands Electric Bus Orders

| July 28, 2017

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Los Angeles Metro, one of the largest transportation systems in the United States, voted  to award a contract for 60 40-foot all-electric buses to local manufacturer BYD. According to BYD, this is among the largest single contracts for electric buses in US history, and will directly lead to […]

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Wisconsin Employees Agree to Have Microchips Implanted: For Real

Wisconsin Employees Agree to Have Microchips Implanted: For Real

| July 27, 2017

This is for real: a Wisconsin-based company, Three Square Market, has offered its employees to have a tiny microchip implanted into their hands. It’s actually a small radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip. Cost:$300. So what does it do? It allows employees to open doors, log in to computers and even buy snacks and lunch. How convenient. […]

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Use of Bolt-on Hybrid Technology Broadens

Use of Bolt-on Hybrid Technology Broadens

| July 24, 2017

With a goal of saving fuel — particularly for stop-start commercial vehicles, such as delivery vans and urban transit buses — leading universities, municipalities and national parks are among the latest fleet customers to deploy bolt-on hybrid technology. On leader in fleet electrification, XL Hybrids, has recently announced that leading fleets are tapping its XL3 […]

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No Hands! Lyft to Advance New Self-Driving Division

No Hands! Lyft to Advance New Self-Driving Division

| July 24, 2017

Ride-sharing juggernaut Lyft has launched a new self-driving division and reportedly will develop its own autonomous ride-hailing technology. The company expects to expands hiring for the new division and press reports note that it has signed a lease for 50,000-square-feet on the first floor of a Palo Alto facility. There, it intends to build several […]

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Together for Safer Roads Names David Braunstein As President

Together for Safer Roads Names David Braunstein As President

| July 20, 2017

Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of global private sector companies, announced that David Braunstein will join TSR as presiden. Braunstein is a seasoned business leader with deep global and emerging technologies experience within the private sector. Braunstein brings more than 20 years of corporate experience to TSR. Previously, he served as industry innovation […]

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