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February 8, 2018

Idle-Reduction Benefits Extend Beyond Fuel Savings

Reducing unnecessary truck idling in your fleet has benefits that extend far beyond reduced fuel consumption.

February 7, 2018

How to Reduce Fuel Costs with Telematics

Telematics can help a fleet manager collect many useful types of data on a fleet of vehicles. Four companies share the strategies they implemented to reduce fuel spend.

February 5, 2018

Delvac 1 Heavy-Duty Engine Oils

The Mobil Delvac 1 synthetic heavy-duty diesel engine oil lineup includes three products that meet the American Petroleum Institute’s CK-4 or FA-4 specifications.

February 1, 2018

Argonne Lab Offers Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator

This online resource was created to provide state officials and fleet managers with an accurate tool to gauge emissions reductions across various medium- and heavy-duty vehicle project options affiliated with the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Settlement.

January 25, 2018

HDDA: Heavy Duty Announces New Strategic Plan

HDDA: Heavy Duty, a community of the Auto Care Association, announced during a press conference at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2018 their new strategic plan.

January 19, 2018

LED Fog and Driving Light Kits

Truck-Lite Co., LLC has added SAE-compliant LED fog light kits and an LED auxiliary driving light kit to its Truck-Lite by RIGID product offering.

January 19, 2018

PacLease Sees 30% Growth in 2017

PacLease finished 2017 with flying colors, adding 30% percent more medium- and heavy-duty trucks into its lease/rental fleet over 2016, while adding eight new locations to better serve its customers.

January 18, 2018

Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

North American Class 8 truck orders rose to a 37-month high in December, signaling a healthy market going into 2018.

January 3, 2018

Pickups Perform Well in Resale Market

While the end of 2017 brought a record decline in weekly depreciation for cars, volume-weighted, overall truck segment (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) values declined by 0.54% the last week of 2017, according to Black Book. This is in line with the average weekly adjustment of 0.57% over the previous four weeks.

December 5, 2017

Ford Upgrades Super Duty for 2018

Ford has made upgrades across the board for its 2018 Super Duty, and now claims best-in-class horsepower, torque, towing, and payload.

November 30, 2017

Mitchell 1 Updates to 2017-MY Data

Mitchell 1 has completed model-year 2017 updates to its labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures, and repair information for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

November 23, 2017

Houston Truck Driver Wins International ProStar

The sweepstakes, which was open to qualified truck drivers holding a CDL, celebrated the availability of OnCommand Connection Telematics.

November 13, 2017

TruckWings

XStream Trucking has launched TruckWings, an active-aero device that automatically deploys at highway speeds to deliver streamlined aerodynamics.

October 25, 2017

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches Electric Truck Brand E-Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation launched E-Fuso, a product brand exclusively dedicated to electric trucks and buses, and unveiled its all-electric heavy-duty truck concept.

September 21, 2017

California Passes Clean Air Bill with $895M in Vehicle Incentives

The Clean Air Initiative provides $895 million for incentive programs that cut emissions from diesel and other greenhouse gas producing pollutants.

August 25, 2017

Product Standards for Heavy-Duty Aftermarket in Development

This project was initiated to help independent HD distributors and their supplier community to communicate product and system attributes more effectively to provide a faster, more accurate experience for the end customer. Preliminary development is underway.

July 5, 2017

Truck Values Remain Stable

Volume-weighted, overall truck segment (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) values decreased by just 0.03% last week, better than the average decrease of 0.17% per week in the previous four weeks.

June 1, 2017

First Volvo VNR Regional Haul Models Take the Road

The first test drive included several different configurations of the new tractor and took place on inner city roads and highways, offering a comprehensive driving experience and a complete look at the versatility of the new VNR regional haul model.

May 15, 2017

High-Torque Starters

PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme 12V and 24V starters – engineered to provide starting power for 12.0L to 40.0L engines – include a host of features to help reduce operating and maintenance costs and increase vehicle uptime, including high-torque, high-power designs, planetary gear reduction, rotatable flanges, soft start relays, and more.

May 1, 2017

Demo Begins of BYD Electric Yard Truck

BYD, a manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the vast regional transportation infrastructure in the New York City area, will demo a battery-electric BYD Class 8 yard truck for the next several weeks.

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