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Chevrolet to Offer Class 4/5 Silverados

Chevrolet will offer Class 4 and 5 versions of its Silverado for commercial users in fields such as construction, utility services, and first responders, the company announced at the Texas Auto Show.

Work Truck Show Registration Opens

Online registration and housing for The Work Truck Show 2018 are live at worktruckshow.com. North America’s largest work truck event is scheduled for March 6 to 9 at the Indiana Convention Center.

Eaton's Endurant 12-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Peterbilt, Kenworth Offer Eaton’s 12-Speed Endurant Transmission

Eaton’s recently released 12-Speed Endurant automated transmission, developed in a joint venture with Cummins, will be offered on major truck models from both Peterbilt and Kenworth.

Shell's T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend is one of the three Shell oils approved for Ford's Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification. Photo: Shell Rotella

Ford Approves Trio of Shell Oils for Diesel Trucks

Ford Motor Co. has approved three Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oils for its diesel-powered Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification, Shell has announced.

Photo of 1000/2000 Series transmission courtesy of Allison.

Allison Expands Fuel-Efficient Medium-Duty Transmission Tech

Allison Transmission has begun offering its xFE fuel-saving technology on two more of its medium-duty transmissions, including the 1000 Series and 2000 Series, the company has announced.

Photos courtesy of manufacturers.

September Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 25%

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 25.7% to 51,112 in September units with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Photo of SURUS courtesy of GM.

GM to Show Hydrogen-Powered Truck Chassis to Military Buyers

General Motors has developed a medium-duty chassis cab truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for commercial buyers that the company is also pitching to the U.S. military, the company announced.

Photo courtesy of Vactor

Vactor Showcases Vacuum Excavator Concept

Vactor offered a preview of its HXX vacuum excavator concept to gain feedback from customers and industry professionals at ICUEE in Louisville, Ky.

Versalift Debuts TruGuard 2.0 System for Aerial Lifts

Versalift introduced the TruGuard 2.0 system for aerial lifts, the STP-36 light cable placer unit, and the TMD-4000 series of heavy duty digger derricks.

Photo courtesy of DICA

DICA Introduces Cavity Pad Plus Outrigger Pads

DICA introduced Cavity Pad Plus Outrigger Pads, expanded to its ProStack Interlocking Cribbing kits, and announced it will begin offering model-specific owner’s manuals with all FireMax Crane Pad orders.

Graphic courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

A tow truck operator prepares to tow away a fire-damaged car from a California freeway. Automotive Fleet photo.

Safety Tip: Vehicle Fire Prevention and Response

State Farm offers advice on how to spot warning signs of vehicle fire risk, and the National Safety Council provides tips on what to do if a fire starts while you're driving.

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Shows New Aerial Devices, Auger Drills

Terex Utilities showcased its latest offerings at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo, including its Optima Series of aerial devices and redesigned A330 and A650 auger drills.

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

The recall covers 109 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Truck and Van News: Updates from NACV and the Texas Auto Show

Big announcements from the North American Commercial Vehicle Show and Texas Auto Show include expanded medium- and heavy-duty offerings, and more alternative duel options.

Bar's Products Acquires Hy-Per Lube Corp.

Bar's Products has purchased Hy-Per Lube Corp.'s lubricants business, and will continue to offer Hy-Per Lube brand additives alongside Bar's Leaks and Rislone.

Photo courtesy of HammerHead Trenchless

HammerHead Trenchless Introduces 22-Ton Cable Winch

The HydroGuide HG2200 comes standard with hydraulic leveling jacks, which allow the operator to adjust the grade of the machine via the wireless remote control.

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Express 2500 courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Express Van Adds Fleet-Oriented Options for 2018

Chevrolet will offer four new option packages with its 2018 Express full-size van based on feedback from fleet and other commercial purchasers, the company has announced.

Annette Sandberg Photo: TransSafe Consulting

Telogis Enlists Former FMCSA Administrator to Verify ELD

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Association Administrator Annette Sandberg has verified that the Telogis Electronic Logging Device will meet federally mandated requirements, Telogis announced.

Photo courtesy of MetTel.

MetTel Offers Connected Workforce Management Product

New York City-based MetTel will offer a mobile workforce solution called Fleet Management Solutions to help companies and municipal governments connect their workforce and vehicle fleet assets to the internet.

One of the mascot trucks by Tommy Pike Customs courtesy of Shell Lubricants.

Shell Wants to Make Pickup Truck Official Vehicle of America

To pay homage to the substantial role pickup trucks play in shaping our nation and working their way into all parts of our society, Shell is honoring the vehicle by leading a national Shell ROTELLA campaign, entitled Pickup Pride which may forever change the way Americans view the pickup truck.

Leading Transportation Strategist to Keynote Fleet Forward Conference

Dr. Stefan Heck will address how the fleet industry is leading the way regarding vehicle autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and sharing.

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Motiv to Deliver Electric Refuse Trucks by Early 2018

Motiv expects to deliver two fully electric refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles by early 2018, the company announced.

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Former CIA, NSA Director Hayden to Keynote Work Truck Show

General Michael Hayden, a retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will keynote the Work Truck Show 2018.

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