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January 20, 2017 - Press Release

Ford to Auction One-of-a-Kind F-150 Raptor for Charity

Ford Motor Company will auction an all-new one-of-a-kind 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for charity at the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event, in Scottsdale, Ariz.(Photo: Ford Motor Co.)

The winning bidder of Lot No. 3004 – selling at no reserve – will become the owner of the last 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor produced and get to choose from a unique one-of-one Raptor color. The all-new Raptor incorporates years of Ford performance and engineering to deliver the ultimate high-performance off-road truck.

Tags: Auction, Charity, Barrett-Jackson, Ford Motor Company, Ford F-150 Raptor

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Appoints Senior Manager of Fleet Operations

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Michael Daniels was promoted to senior manager fleet operations at Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).

Tags: PG&E, Promotions, Utility Fleets

January 18, 2017 - Industry News

Trump's EPA Pick Questions Emissions Regs

Photo of Scott Pruitt via Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's choice to lead the EPA, questioned emissions regs during a Jan. 18 hearing and said he disagrees with giving California power to impose stricter standards.

Tags: Emissions, EPA, Donald Trump

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

GM Invests $1B in U.S. Manufacturing

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors is investing $1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations and will move production of axles for its pickup trucks from Mexico, the company announced on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Tags: Donald Trump, General Motors, Vehicle Manufacturing

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

Penske Adds Standard Tech, Safety System to Rental Fleet

Penske has ordered more than 2,000 commercial semi-trucks from Freightliner, Volvo, and Navistar with the new spec. (Photo courtesy of Penske)

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet.

Tags: Class 8, Penske, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Truck Rental, Collision Avoidance Technology

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

DOT Report Reveals $926 Billion Infrastructure Need

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The nation’s highway and transit systems need to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog, according to a new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure commissioned by the Department of Transportation.

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. Department of Transportation, Infrastructure Funding

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Last Chance to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Time is running out if you have yet to cast your ballot for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award! Be sure your voice is heard for this prestigious award.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Awards, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

New Group Advocates for Modern Transportation Infrastructure Solutions

A group of American shippers, carriers and retailers have launched the Americans for Modern Transportation coalition, advocating for improved transportation infrastructure and policy that will reflect the needs of modern businesses and consumers.

Tags: Infrastructure, E-commerce, Infrastructure Funding

January 6, 2017 - Industry News

ERoad Taps Ellis to be New President

Norm Ellis Photo courtesy of EROAD

Fleet management technology provider ERoad has named industry veteran Norm Ellis as the company's president.

Tags: Leadership, People, ELDs, ELD Mandate, ERoad

January 6, 2017 - Industry News

Bridgestone Developing SuperTire for Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck II Project

Super-low-rolling-resistance tires will still have to meet customer expectations for mileage and retreadability.<br />Photo by Jim Park

Rather than go with an off-the-shelf tire, the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck II team is bringing Bridgestone on board to develop an ultra-low rolling resistance tire. The goal is a 30% reduction in rolling-resistance which equates to a 6% improvement in fuel economy.

Tags: Cummins, Peterbilt, Fuel Efficiency, Bridgestone, SuperTruck, Low Rolling Resistance Tires

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Element Purchases The CEI Group

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Element Fleet Management Corp. has purchased fleet safety and accident management provider The CEI Group, the company announced.

January 5, 2017 - Press Release

H.K. Truck Center Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, H.K. Truck Center sheds light on the motivation behind their commitment to their customers, sharing the story behind their company’s start.

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Braces for Biggest Return Day of the Year

Photo: UPS

With the holiday season now finished, UPS is bracing for National Returns Day on Jan. 5, when return packages sent back to retailers are projected to hit their peak.

Tags: UPS, Delivery Fleets

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Sells More than 26M F-Series Trucks

Image courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford is celebrating a major milestone as F-Series now reigns as the top-selling truck in the country for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 years, selling more than 26 million F-Series trucks since January 1977.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-Series, Large Pickups, Truck Sales

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Best in 2 Years, Construction Highest in 10 Years

Manufacturing in the U.S. ended 2016 on a high note, hitting its best level since 2014, according to two new reports, while separate data reveals construction spending in the country hit its highest level in a little more than a decade.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Seeks to Accurately Count Women in Trucking

FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling and professional driver Stephanie Klang. Photo via Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association has created the WIT Index in an effort to more accurately track the number of women working in the trucking industry.

Tags: Women in Trucking Association, Women in Trucking, National Transportation Institute, Women Drivers

January 3, 2017 - Press Release

Raybestos Unveils New Website

Screen capture of Raybestos.com courtesy of Raybestos

Raybestos launched a new website at www.raybestos.com. The new website outlines the complete Raybestos product line offering and features the latest news

Tags: New Website, Raybestos

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Worldwide Annual Electric Truck Sales May Reach 332,000 by 2026

Photo of Frito-Lay electric truck charging at Clipper Creek charging station, courtesy of Clipper Creek

Global annual electrified powertrain medium- and heavy-duty truck sales are expected to grow from about 31,000 vehicles in 2016 to nearly 332,000 by 2026.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Navigant Research, Electric Trucks

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Two Weeks Left to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, time is running out! There are fewer than two weeks left to be sure your vote is included for this prestigious award.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Awards, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award

December 30, 2016 - Press Release

Hawaii Utilities Hope to Boost EV Adoption

Eight key organizations have agreed to collaborate on electrification of ground transportation in Hawaii as an essential part of achieving the state’s clean energy goals.

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Is Amazon Planning a Flying Warehouse?

Photo: Amazon

An Amazon patent filing surfaced on Dec. 28 describing an airborne fulfillment center for the company’s drone delivery system, according to a report by CNBC.

Tags: Amazon.com, Patents, Commercial Drones, Drones, Last Mile Delivery

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Powers Heaviest Rose Parade Float with Lucy Pet Products

Photo courtesy of Ford

The record-breaking float, powered by a 6.8L V-10 engine, is more than 125 feet long and 137,000 pounds.

Tags: Ford

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Work Truck's Top 10 Articles in 2016

The 2016 calendar-year brought about more new-vehicle launches, an increased interest in upfitting and truck spec'ing, continued concerns about controlling fuel costs, and new technology and features on trucks than ever before.

Tags: Upfitting, Isuzu, Ram Truck, Ford, Truck Specs

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Utility Employees Found Using Fleet Vehicles for Personal Use

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Several San Diego utility workers used fleet vehicles for personal use, according to a new report from the City Auditor's office. The investigation began after the Office of the City Auditor received two anonymous reports that a Public Utilities Department employee was using a city vehicle for personal purposes.

Tags: Personal Use, Take-Home Vehicles, Audit, San Diego Public Utilities Department

December 26, 2016 - Industry News

Pacific Gas and Electric Names Senior Manager, Fleet Engineering

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Keshav Sondhi was named senior manager - fleet engineering for Pacific Gas and Electric Company in Davis, Calif.

Tags: New Hire, FedEx, PG&E, Utility Fleets

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