Work Truck Exchange Returns to Arizona

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August 15, 2017
<p><strong>UPS says its new virtual reality training technology is realistic down to the finest details. </strong><em>Photo: UPS</em></p> UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.


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Work Truck Exchange Returns to Arizona

Work Truck magazine and sister publication Automotive Fleet will bring the Work Truck Exchange (WTX) to Phoenix from Nov. 6 to 8. The intimate meeting pairs a select group of fleet managers with industry suppliers.


Element Introduces Connected Data Service

Element Fleet Management has introduced a vehicle data service known as Connected Data that delivers feeds such as odometer reporting, vehicle diagnostics and driver behavior data such as speeding and harsh braking, the fleet management company announced.



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<p><em>Photo by Vince Taroc.</em></p> Gasoline Remains Flat at $2.35 Per Gallon

The nation's average price of regular unleaded stayed at $2.35 per gallon for the week ending Aug. 14 as a result of strong demand, high imports, and increasing production, according to AAA.



<p><strong>A more relaxed regulatory environment compared to other states has helped Arizona become a hotbed of autonomous vehicle testing. </strong><em>Photo: Truckinginfo.com</em></p> Autonomous Technology Heats Up in Arizona

Autonomous vehicle developers have apparently decided the Grand Canyon state is the ideal place to test out their new technology.


<p><em>Shown is one of Unilever&rsquo;s promotional vehicles modified and upfitted to hold three mini freezers to deliver ice cream to various corporate and community events.&nbsp;Photo courtesy of Unilever.</em></p> Unilever Drivers Turn Motors On, Mobile Phones Off

Two years ago, Unilever rolled out a policy — MOMO — meant to curb distracted driving. Since its implementation, the company has noticed a substantial fall in accident rates and collision claims in Canada and the U.S.


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