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Safety Tip: Diverging Diamond Interchanges

Recently as an attempt in the process of being able to reduce the crashes as well as traffic congestion, there are more states that are constructing diverging diamond interchanges. However with this being fairly new it leaves some drivers confused. These intersections help to move traffic in a more efficient and safe manner than traditional intersections.

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  • Several states, including Florida and Wisconsin, have recently scheduled events aimed at familiarizing the driving public with how diverging diamond interchanges work.
  • Diverging diamond interchanges help move traffic more efficiently and safely than traditional intersections.
  • DDIs make wrong-way entry onto freeway ramps much less likely.

“Diverging diamond interchanges help move traffic more efficiently and safely than traditional intersections, studies show. They dramatically cut the number of conflict points at which vehicles can collide. DDIs also make wrong-way entry onto freeway ramps much less likely.”

http://www.government-fleet.com/channel/safety-accident-management/news/story/2016/10/safety-tip-understanding-diverging-diamond-interchanges.aspx

TNCs Dealt Blow In Florida County

TNC first came to Hillsborough County, Fla a few years back. When they first showed up they had no idea that the West Florida Livery Association was going to do what they had done when it came to not allowing unregulated private transportation services to operate in the Tampa Bay region. This issue came to a head on September 15, when the Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission voted 5-2 to mandate new rules and regulations for TNC.

TNCs Dealt Blow In Florida County

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Ploger Transportation Pushes 10 Mpg With a Far-From-Typical Powertrain Spec

A new effective way of maximizing fuel economy with no performance penalty is known as what is called Right-sizing. Generally in freight drivers and owners tend to overestimate their duty cycles. Recently Ploger has added a new truck to service who’s specs include 30,000 miles with lifetime mpg standing at 8.5. A report from LinkeDrive shows 10.47 mpg with 2.43 percent idle time over 2,398 miles over a week.

Ploger Transportation Pushes 10 Mpg With a Far-From-Typical Powertrain Spec

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Six Technology Trends that will Change the Trajectory of Fleet Management

The advancement of Fleet technology and how it is helping Fleet management and workers in the Industry. Modern advancements are making the Fleet industry user friendly and and easier for everyone that is involved. From Growth opportunities to Social Media channels these 6 Technology trends are the future and beyond!

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  • A generational transition is occurring in the workforce that will result in more tech-savvy management
  • Disintermediation is a process that provides direct access to a product, service, or information without requiring a vehicle to travel from point A to point B.
  • The new workforce of digital natives will feel very comfortable with the next generation of business-focused social media.

“This new workforce and management will demand and accelerate adoption of technological solutions in fleet operations. I envision future generations of social media will become the new communication medium of choice.”

http://www.worktruckonline.com/blog/market-trends/story/2016/10/six-technology-trends-that-will-change-the-trajectory-of-fleet-management.aspx

Range Rover Td6 Diesel Review

The Range Rover Td6 Diesel has us scratching our heads. Who buys a Range Rover to save on gas? True, at 29 mpg, it’s a huge leap from the gas guzzling 19 mpg of the V-8 Range Rover. But there’s a trade-off: this diesel-run SUV has a feeble 254 hp compared to the V-8 Range Rover’s robust 510 hp. Off the road, this begins to show as it’s much less impressive than it’s gasoline-guzzling sibling. That’s said, it’s quiet, composed and full of quirky British charm.

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  • The 3.0L V-6 turbodiesel engine produces a modest 254 hp and a more impressive 440 lb-ft of torque. Best yet, it’s rated at up to 29 mpg on the highway.
  • With only 254 hp on tap you’re not going to be winning very many races, but the ample torque does ensure that you get off the line at the stoplight quicker than the other guy
  • Where the nasty supercharged V-8 Rover would power through and angrily claw its way out, the diesel Rover wheezed as it dug deeper holes.

“A tiny badge on the rear gate denotes that you have a Td6 model, but aside from that, it’s indiscernible to the average viewer as the noises it produces both inside and out are strikingly reminiscent of the standard direct-injection gasoline engines the Rover comes equipped with.”

http://www.trucktrend.com/truck-reviews/1609-range-rover-td6-diesel-review/

Report: Cadillac Offering Buyouts to 40 Percent of its Dealerships

A recent report from Automotive News is stating that Cadillac is offering to buy out four hundred small U.S. dealerships. The report also states that the conditions are that dealers who are willing to walk away from their franchises will receive between $100,000 and $180,000. However this buyout package is only being offered to dealerships that sold fewer than fifty new retail vehicles last year.

Report: Cadillac Offering Buyouts to 40 Percent of its Dealerships

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FMCSA issues final rule on windshield-mounted technologies

Vehicular safety regulations are set by the federal organization FMSCA. This September, FMSCA released a new ruling relating to mounting devices on windshields. The new ruling allows such device within any commercial motor vehicle. The devices are allowed to placed on the windshield, in the area where wipers pass. Importantly, any windshield-mounted devices must use vehicle safety technology.

FMCSA issues final rule on windshield-mounted technologies –VehicleServicePros.com/12260925 @FMCSA

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