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October 19, 2017

Texas Auto Writers Award F-150 Truck of Texas

The 2018 Ford F-150 and Toyota Tacoma have earned top awards at the Texas Auto Writers Association's (TAWA) Truck Rodeo as trucks of Texas, where manufacturers sell one of five pickups.

September 1, 2017

FMCSA Suspends Rules in 26 States to Help Fuel, Supplies Flow after Harvey

To aid in the effort to bring supplies and fuel to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the State of Texas have lifted several trucking regulations to cut down on red tape and smooth the flow of goods.

August 29, 2017

Harvey Damage Raises Fuel Prices, Lowers Oil Prices

As a result of the flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, fuel prices are rising across the country – but curiously, crude oil prices have dropped at the same time.

August 27, 2017

Harvey Causing Historic Flooding in South Texas

With the National Weather Service calling Hurricane Harvey "unprecedented" and "beyond anything experienced," hundreds of highways are closed, trucking is already mobilizing relief, and at least one trucker was among the thousands who had to be rescued over the weekend.

June 6, 2017

Texas Texting Ban Takes Effect in September

After a decade of failed legislative attempts, the state finally has a law on the books that prohibits texting while driving.

February 3, 2017

Texas Fuel Provider Adds Beaumont Location

Texas fuel and lubricant provider O'Rourke Petroleum has expanded its operations in southeast Texas by adding a facility and seven delivery trucks in Beaumont, the company announced.

October 21, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

October 6, 2016

2016 Texas State Fair Vehicles

Ahead of the Sept. 30 opening of the State Fair of Texas, which includes a large display of vehicles from major automakers, OEMs presented automotive journalists debuts of new vehicles, Texas-specific vehicles, and updates on existing products. Photos by Chris Wolski.

October 6, 2016

Chevrolet Silverado HD's 6.6L Duramax Diesel

During a media event leading up to the 2016 State Fair of Texas, GM unveiled its redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel, which will be offered on the 2017 Silverado HD. Journalists had an opportunity to preview the engine in the 2017 Silverado HD to test its towing and road handling capability at the Texas Motor Speedway. Photos: Chris Wolski

May 10, 2016

Michelin Opens El Paso Retread Facility

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has opened a new Oliver Rubber retread facility in El Paso, Texas, called Border Recapping.

March 16, 2016

Ram Offers 1500 Model for Texas

FCA US will begin offering the 2016 Ram 1500 Yellow Rose of Texas, a half-ton pickup that will be sold only in that state starting in April.

December 25, 2015

Texas to Provide $37.8M in Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

The Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program provides grants to encourage fleets that operate heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicles to repower them with a natural gas engine or replace them with a natural gas vehicle.

October 26, 2015

Video Safety Tip: Driving in Fog

AAA and the Texas Department of Insurance offer advice on how to drive safely in foggy conditions.

September 25, 2015

Nissan Shows 2016 Titan XD at Texas State Fair

Nissan kicked off its biggest presence ever at the world famous State Fair of Texas with a special showing of the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup.

September 1, 2015

Texas Awarding $2.5M in Emission Reduction Grants

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is offering $2.5 million in grant funding for public and private fleets to improve vehicle efficiency. Fleets with operations in the 10-county Dallas-Fort Worth ozone non-attainment area can apply.

June 9, 2015

Texas CNG, LNG Sales Increase 78 Percent

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Texas have increased 78 percent over financial-year 2014 as measured by increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller’s office.

May 26, 2015

Flooding in Texas

Heavy rains and flooding have shut down some highways and stranded thousands in Texas. Here's a report from NBC News.

May 18, 2015

VNG Adds 99-Cent Gallon CNG in Texas

VNG.Co, LLC has added compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling at a Valero-branded gasoline station in Houston and a Shell-branded gasoline station in Euless, outside of Dallas.

May 11, 2015

Tornado Devastates Texas Town on Mother's Day

Here is an ABC News report on the tornado damage in Van, Texas. For fleet safety tips on how to respond to a tornado threat, click here.

August 29, 2014

Parker Hannifin Hybrid System Qualifies for Texas Clean Fleet Program

The Texas Clean Fleet Program provides incentives for the purchasing of an alternative fuel or hybrid vehicle to owners of municipal fleets to replace diesel-powered vehicles.

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