GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Canada to adopt U.S. heavy vehicle emissions regs

Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent announced last week that Canada will fully align with the U.S. regulations for new on-road heavy-duty vehicle and engine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2014 and later model years, drawing support from the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Assn. This aligned approach is the most effective way to reduce heavy-duty vehicle GHG…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Missouri campaign to encourage safe driving

The Missouri Dept. of Transportation has launched a Big Trucks Campaign, which will run until May 6. The campaign is designed to remind all motorists to drive safely around commercial motor vehicles. In turn, the MoDOT program aims to remind truck drivers to obey traffic laws, use their seat belts, slow down and pay attention,…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Veolia deploys CNG trucks in Indiana

Veolia ES Solid Waste, the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America, has deployed a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks in Evansville, IN. The trucks will service the Vanderburgh County area. During a ceremony at Veolia’s Evansville facility, the company also unveiled a CNG fueling station. The facility will operate 20…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – State Farm to sponsor New Jersey safety patrols

State Farm Insurance won the bid to sponsor the New Jersey DOT highway Safety Service Patrol, enabling NJDOT to have the patrols on state and Interstate highways seven days a week, according to a report by Newsroom New Jersey. State Farm will provide NJDOT $1.8 million annually for three years, with two annual renewal options…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – School bus fleet fined $90,000 for idling violations

Durham School Services, the U.S. student transportation division of National Express Corp.,must reduce idling from its school bus fleet of 13,900 buses operating in 30 states, pay a $90,000 penalty and perform environmental projects valued at $348,000 as a result of an EPA New England enforcement action to address excessive school bus idling.The action, announced…

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