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GM Offers Built-In Telematics Solution

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Telematics has evolved into a full suite of services. GM has an OEM-provided solution that can fit fleets of all types and sizes.

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Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

PG&E Employee in Work Truck Among Victims in Shooting

Newly hired call center employee Zackary Randalls was on his first ride along in a PG&E truck when a man allegedly shot into the truck.

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Penske Launches Device-Neutral Connected Fleet Platform

Penske Truck Leasing has announced the rollout of its new connected fleet data platform, which allows it to connect its systems with virtually any truck and engine configuration or telematics service provider.

The chassis by itself weighs just 295 pounds while not sacrificing structural or torsional rigidity. The base ride height provides for 15.5 inches of ground clearance but will be adjustable using a self-leveling, four-wheel independent, hydro-pneumatic suspension within the 10 inches of wheel travel. (Photo courtesy of Bollinger Motors)

Bollinger Shows All-Electric Sport Utility Truck Chassis

Bollinger Motors revealed the first images of the actual chassis structure which will underpin its upcoming all-electric on and off-road sport/utility truck.

Daimler says a new logistics center in Gaffney, S.C., will boost a number of key business operations for FCCC. (Photo: DTNA)

Freightliner Custom Chassis Building $22M Logistics Facility

A new logistics facility is the centerpiece of a $22.7 million investment expected to affect a number of key business operations for FCCC.

Volvo's VNR 300 regional truck launched in Montreal on April 19, 2017. Photo by Jim Park

Volvo Unveils VNR Regional Tractor

Volvo Trucks North America Wednesday launched a new regional truck, the VNR, to address what it believes is tremendous growth potential in regional and short-haul markets. Volvo says this truck will meet the needs of beverage haulers, grocery distributors, fuel haulers and many others engaged in local, regional and short-haul service.

International RH Series regional-haul tractor. Photos: International Trucks

International Reveals RH Regional Tractor; Designed with Driver Input

International Truck has launched the RH Series, a new Class 8 regional- haul tractor that the OEM said was designed with driver input to help improve uptime, visibility, and fuel economy over similarly equipped models.

A 600-hp ROUSH-charged power plant allows for 0-60 times of 4.2 seconds. (Photo courtesy of ROUSH)

ROUSH Building the World’s Fastest Production Truck

The 2017 ROUSH Ford F-150 Nightmare is now being built at the ROUSH headquarters in Plymouth, Mich. A 600-hp ROUSH-charged powerplant allows for 0-60 times of 4.2 seconds.

Navistar Promotes Christman to President of Operations

Navistar International has promoted Phil Christman to president, operations, responsible for procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain.

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2017 Truck Fleet Innovators

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine have announced the 2017 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward-thinking in areas such as driver recruiting and retention, fuel economy, maintenance and more.

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NTEA's New Senior Director Shares Goals

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, appointed George Survant as senior director of fleet relations. Through this position, Survant hopes to strengthen the partnership between the fleet community and NTEA’s core membership.

Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national bakery products distributor and home to the iconic S. Rosen’s brand, selected Penske Truck Leasing to serve as its commercial truck fleet maintenance service provider for its 2013 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 bread delivery trucks operating in the Chicago-metro area. (Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech)

Food and Beverage Fleets Choose Propane Autogas

Food and beverage fleets are moving toward the use of propane autogas as a fuel source with increasing numbers. From such fleets as Bimbo Bakeries to Alpha Baking company, more and more fleets in the food and beverage vocation are seeing the benefits from this domestic alternative-fuel.

Photo of W-15 courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Releases PHEV Pickup Specs

The Workhorse Group's W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup should provide 80 miles of all-electric range and an equivalent of 75 miles per gallon when operating on electric power, the company has announced.

Photo of National American Equipment Upfitters' headquarters courtesy of Utility One Source

Utility One Source Acquires North American Equipment Upfitters

The addition of North American Equipment Upfitters marks the seventh acquisition under the Utility One Source brand since its formation in February 2015.

In the latest installment of “We Care,” the customer under the spotlight is Long Beach Container Terminal Corporation (LBCT), a leading provider of transportation and logistics services in and around Long Beach, Calif., the second busiest port in the United States.  (Image courtesy of Steril-Koni)

Stertil-Koni Uses Drone Videography for Lift Demo

Steril-Koni's new video takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes look at LBCT and its utilization of Stertil-Koni’s latest super heavy-duty mobile column lifts – the ST 1130 – which have a lifting capacity of 29,000 pounds per column, or 116,000 pounds for a set of four.

Natural Gas Truck Sales Facing Headwinds

The natural gas truck market had a strong start to 2017 but it faces increased competition from traditional fuels, electric, and hybrid-electric options.

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Vanair Names New Chief Procurement Officer

Vanair announced the addition of Greg Kelly as its chief procurement officer.

Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

The California Department of Transportation provides 11 tips to promote safety in work zones.

Teletrac Navman Partners with PTV Group

The integration through Teletrac Navman’s open API offers carriers a single interface to optimize the list of stops drivers need to complete in a given time period, taking into account vehicle dimensions, load capacity, road restrictions, hazardous materials, and other configurations that may affect the route.

Auto Truck Group Shipping Colorados with Ute Beds

Ute Ltd. and Auto Truck Group have come to an agreement to partner on the Ute Bed ship-thru program for Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Dealers should contact Ute Ltd. for details and purchase order.

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Fleet Manager of the Year Survant Joins NTEA

George Survant has joined the work truck association NTEA, and left his role as senior fleet director of Charter Communications, where he was honored as Professional Fleet Manager of the Year.

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Landi Renzo to Offer CNG 2018 F-150

Landi Renzo USA will offer a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2018 F-150 pickup, including multiple CNG tank configurations, the Torrance, Calif. vehicle modifier announced.

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Zonar to Take Asset Management Mobile

Zonar has announced the Ground Traffic Control FieldView fleet management application for Android to help customers locate and navigate assets on mapping applications like Google Maps.

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HDTX to Feature Interactive Fuel Efficiency Roundtables

Participants in next month’s Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange event will participate in a special roundtable discussion about fuel economy technologies, facilitated by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and HDT editors.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Gains Approval from California for Conversions

XL Hybrids has gained approval from the California Air Resources Board to sell a modified hybrid version of Ford's Transit cargo van to fleets in that state. The XL Hybrids Transit has also gained eligibility for a $2,500 state voucher to defray the cost to fleet purchasers.

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