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Fleet Sales Expected to Reach 18 Percent for January

Light-vehicle fleet sales in January are projected to total 204,000 units making up about 18 percent of the total vehicle sales for the month.

Image via Telogis Blog.

Telogis Providing Road Updates for Juno Storm

Telematics service provider Telogis is posting updates to its blog about road closures and routing exceptions relating to the Juno winter storm on the East Coast.

February Auctions in North Carolina, Ohio and Missouri

Equipment and vehicles from utilities will be auctioned in Ohio, Missouri and North Carolina in the month of February. The auctions will be held Feb. 12, 19 and 26.

Dayton's new website. via DaytonTruckTires.com

Bridgestone Unveils Dayton Commercial Tire Website

Bridgestone Commercial has designed and launched a new website for its Dayton line of commercial truck tires.

In 2014, the average price of a retreaded truck tire was $237.48. The average price of a new tire was $381.50. Graphic via MTD.

Replacement Truck Tire Demand Doubles

Compared with 2013, truck tire shipments in 2014 were up 1.6 million units, while the number of retreaded tires was up 800,000 units.

Will overhead catenary lines fuel electric/hybrid truck growth in some specialized applications?

Frost & Sullivan Offers Sunny Outlook for Electric, Hybrid Truck Market

Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.

GPS Insight and Cable TV Co-op Form Purchasing Contract

The National Cable Television Cooperative has entered a purchasing contract with GPS Insight, giving members pre-negotiated volume discount pricing, terms and conditions.

Average Diesel Cost Near 5-Year Low of Under $2.87

Fuel prices are showing no signs of throttling back from their large and recent declines that started months ago, with oil nearly hitting a six-year low on Monday.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sharing the Road With School Buses

Drivers need to be especially cautious and attentive when driving near a school bus, so they’re prepared to stop suddenly as the bus loads and unloads its passengers.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Low Gasoline Prices Causing Shift to Trucks, Dealers Say

Low gasoline prices and pent-up consumer demand should propel new car and light truck sales to an estimated 16.94 million in 2015, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Photo courtesy of Goodyear.

Goodyear's Kelly Edge Tires Suited for Cars, SUVs

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced the Kelly Edge A/S and Kelly Edge AT tires for passenger cars, compact SUVs, mid-size SUVs and all-terrain vehicles.

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Kenworth Wins ATD Truck of the Year Award

The American Truck Dealers (ATD) named the Kenworth T880 vocational truck with PACCAR MX-13 engine as the 2015 Truck of the Year.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM Introduces Silverado Midnight Edition Pickup

General Motors has introduced the 2015 Silverado 1500 Midnight special edition truck with monochrome appearance package that's being paired with the Z71 off-road truck, according to GM.

2015 Truck Dealer of the Year winner Scott McCandless, president of McCandless Truck Center.

Truck Dealer of the Year Named

Scott McCandless of McCandless Truck Center was named the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year Friday during the 52nd Annual American Truck Dealers Convention in San Francisco.

Photo of Nissan Pathfinder courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls Pathfinder, Rogue SUVs

Under-torqued fasteners might result in a brake caliper separating from the wheel assembly.

Photo courtesy of Eaton.

Eaton Debuts Automated Transmission

Power management company Eaton has expanded the company’s UltraShift PLUS automated transmission offerings with a new A-Ratio model specifically designed for a wide range of extreme performance applications.

Reading Truck Body Celebrating 60th Anniversary

Reading Truck Body, LLC, a manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, has announced the company has reached its milestone 60-year anniversary in 2015, and will being kicking off its' anniversary year at the NTEA Work Truck Show in March.

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UPS Lowers Financial Expectations

Trucking and parcel delivery giant UPS on Friday announced it expects fourth quarter 2014 earnings to be lower that earlier forecast.

Jennifer Tanner

Chevin Fleet Solutions Adds New Staff

Fleet management information software provider, Chevin Fleet Solutions, has recently announced the addition of Jennifer Tanner and Chris Linton as new staff members to support Chevin’s continuing growth.

Kenworth Names 2015 Dealer Council

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members.The council features leading executives from among the more than 360 Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.

Photo courtesy of Toyo.

Toyo Expands Open Country R/T Tire Sizes

Toyo Tire U.S.A. has added seven new sizes to its Open Country R/T tire line for light-duty trucks and other off-road vehicles, the company has announced.

Pilot teaser sketch courtesy of Honda.

Honda's Pilot Mid-Size SUV Redesigned for 2016

Honda will introduce a redesigned Pilot mid-size SUV for the 2016 model year at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 12 that will add new technology and advanced safety features.

PG&E Helped California Drivers Swap Gasoline for Natural Gas

The company’s natural gas fueling stations created carbon offsets equivalent to taking 1,500 gasoline-fueled vehicles off the road.

Allison Transmission to Mark Centenary Throughout 2015

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has announced that it will celebrate its centennial throughout 2015 with a variety of special events and activities.

"21st-century businesses need a 21st-century infrastructure." Photo: Whitehouse.gov video screen shot

Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Pay for Highway Bill

President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.

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