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Daimler Unveils New Oregon Proving Grounds

Daimler Trucks North America has officially opened its High Desert Proving Grounds, representing a $18.7-million investment that will put the company’s trucks through their paces – including connected, platooning and autonomous vehicles of the future.

GPS Leaves Family Stranded

An Oregon family traveling to California got stranded on a remote snow-covered mountain road earlier this month after relying on GPS navigation. Their ordeal underscores the risks associated with using navigation systems and apps during harsh winter weather. Video courtesy of ABC News. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Ore. Offers $6M for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will provide up to $6 million in state tax credits for fleets that replace at least two existing fleet vehicles with new or converted vehicles powered by alternative fuels.

A Distracted Driving Epidemic

This video from KEZI 9 News in Oregon highlights police efforts to combat the widespread problem of distracted driving. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Ore. Begins Per-Mile Road Use Charge Program

The State of Oregon on July 1 kicked off a new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program. This program charges volunteer users 1.5 cents per mile while driving in Oregon and allows them to receive credit on their bill for state gas tax paid at the pump.

Fleet Vehicles Go Higher Tech

As new in-car technologies trickle into public fleets, they’re changing the way fleet managers handle purchasing, maintenance, and driver training.

Propane Switch Saves Ore. Agency $25,000

Less than a year and a half after converting its 10 patrol vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas, the Polk County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office reports that it has saved $25,000 in fuel cost.