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Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Recalled for Power Loss

The recall covers 889 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks in the 2016 model year.

Photo of 2017 F-350 STX courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Appearance Package for 2017 Trucks

Ford will offer the STX appearance package with its 2017 F-150 and Super Duty trucks that will slot between the XL work and XLT mid-level models, Ford has announced.

Power Utilities Taking Advantage of Analytics

Global revenue from utility analytics is expected to grow from $944.8 million in 2016 to $3.6 billion in 2025, according to a new report from Navigant Research. and CargoNet Partner to Stop Cargo Theft

Transportation management provider has partnered with CargoNet to help combat cargo theft in the trucking industry.

Photo of 2017 Super Duty truck courtesy of Ford.

Ford Ships 2017 Super Duty Trucks

Ford has begun shipping all configurations of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty trucks that will arrive with higher-strength frames and lighter-weight bodies, a company spokesman has confirmed.

Ford Transit equipped with an XL3 Hybrid system (Photo courtsey of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids Touts Ford Transit MPG Improvement

XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

Ford F-150 Raptor (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

Video: Ford F-150 Raptor Showcases Shock Absorbers

F-150 Raptor’s front and rear FOX shocks offer 44% more volume and increase overall suspension travel by approximately 15%.

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New Report Sounds Wakeup Call on Dangers of Drowsy Driving

A report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association on the “extreme danger posed by tired drivers” includes a new NHTSA estimate that pegs the annual societal cost of fatigue-related fatal and injury crashes at $109 billion— and that does not include property damage.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Depreciation in Most Segments Improves in July

Used vehicles from the 2011 to 2015 model years depreciated 1.5% in July, a slight improvement over June's 1.7% depreciation rate, reports Black Book.

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Can Big Trucks be Hacked?

Recent research proves it is possible to take partial control of some truck systems via direct connection to a truck's on-board diagnostic port, or data port. Whether or not remote control is possible remains to be proven.

Photo courtesy of Donlen.

Donlen Moves to New HQ

Donlen has moved into a new headquarters located about 7 miles north in Bannockburn, Ill., the fleet management company announced.

Average Diesel Prices Slide, Crude Oil Gains

The average price of diesel fuel in the United States fell again last week, dropping to levels last seen in mid-May, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo: Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold Develops Telematics System for Reefer Units

Carrier Transicold will offer a customized telematics solution for its transport refrigeration units to help fleets manage refrigerated assets remotely.

Safety Tip: Mountain Driving

Here's some mountain driving advice culled from the Colorado Driver Manual and the National Park Service.

Frito-Lay Fleet Reaches CNG Milestone

Frito-Lay's fleet of compressed natural gas-fueled trucks and vans have logged more than 100 million miles in the past five years, the PepsiCo division has announced.

Postal Fleet Services Leases 20 CNG Trucks from Ryder

Postal Fleet Services has signed a Ryder ChoiceLease Full Service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas heavy-duty trucks to support its mail-delivery operations in four states.

Spireon Touts 2016 First Half Growth

Spireon Inc. has achieved its 20th consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth, as the company added over 1 million new connected devices in the past year across its vehicle telematics segments.


Yokohama Tire Names Senior Director of Commercial Sales

Yokohama Tire Corporation has promoted Dan Funkhouser to senior director of commercial sales. His responsibilities will include all business segments in the commercial division.

Photo of 2016 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Increase 5.6% in July

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine automakers increased 5.6% to 49,464 in July with truck-based vehicles outpacing passenger cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Photo of Sprinter Worker courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Expands Sprinter Worker Lineup

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its Sprinter Worker lineup with additional chassis, engine, and body configurations geared toward the contracting, delivery and transportation service industries.

Photo of the Metris Worker courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker Cuts $3,000 from Price

Mercedes-Benz USA will offer a Metris Worker cargo van for about $3,000 less than its regular model as a more affordable option that's especially targeted at smaller fleets, the company has announced.

Natural Gas Fuel Approved to be Sold as DGE Standard

The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) has voted to approve the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard as a legally authorized method of sale for natural gas that is sold as fuel for vehicles.

Volvo and Mack Renew Decisiv Contract

Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have renewed their contracts with Decisiv, the provider of the ASIST tool that enables real-time communications between customers, dealers and service staff.

By the end of 2016, UPS will have invested more than $750 million in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations globally since 2009, including propane autogas vehicles. (Photo courtesy of UPS)

UPS Reaches Alternative Fuels Goal a Year Early

UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, the global delivery company announced.

Logos via Verizon and Fleetmatics.

Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Makes Telematics Giant

Verizon will control about 25% of the telematics market following its planned acquisitions of Fleetmatics and Telogis in moves that indicate steady growth ahead for fleet telematics use, a market expert said.

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