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NHTSA Wants to Boost Recall Completion Rates

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an initiative to improve what it calls "unacceptably low" recall completion rates for safety defects on vehicles.

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Tesla Co-Founder Targeting Refuse Trucks

A Tesla Motors co-founder hopes to bring green-vehicle innovation to refuse trucks, which can consume an average of 14,000 gallons of fuel per year, he said at an investor conference in Los Angeles.

Photo of H & H Sales Company office courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance Adds Propane Conversion Centers to Network

Alliance AutoGas has added H & H Sales Company, Inc. and Ashby’s Inc./Crenshaw Corporation of Richmond, Va. to its propane conversion center network, the company announced.

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Peterbilt, Kenworth Trucks Recalled Over Cruise Control Problem

Paccar is recalling 443 model year 2015-2016 Peterbilt 220 and Kenworth K300 trucks for a problem with the cruise control decrease button, according to the NHTSA.

ACDelco Training Help Techs Expand Skills

General Motors will launch the ACDelco Technician Training Excellence Recognition Program this summer with more than 500 hours of available training aligned to the core ASE categories.

Four JJ Keller Associates Achieve CTP Designation

Jesse Ball, Becky Brill, Jeffrey Ferrell, and Frances Crowley Yuronich have joined the ranks of the nation’s leading transportation professionals.

Mike Antich, editor and associate publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine, during last year's Fleet Safety Award ceremony.

Fleet Safety Award Nominations Deadline Extended

Nominations for the 2015 Fleet Safety Award will be accepted until May 1, and the award will be presented on July 15 at the Fleet Safety Conference.

Commercial Sales for Electric Trucks and Buses to Reach 805,000 by 2023

While growth is expected, most fleet managers are concerned with the ROI than with the technology and are targeting a payback term of less than three years, according to a report from Navigant Research.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Checking Tire Air Pressure

Here’s some tire preventive maintenance advice, provided by America’s Tire, you may want to pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Diesel Price Rises for Second Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the second straight week as oil prices also gained last week.

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Ford Adds Strobe Lighting to 2016 Super Duty Trucks

Ford will offer factory-installed strobe lighting on its 2016 F-Series Super Duty trucks for utility, road construction or municipal crews to enhance vehicle visibility, Ford has announced.

Mo. City Purchases Surplus Bucket Truck

Looking to avoid a $500,000 price tag, Hannibal Board of Public Works (BPW) acquired its latest bucket truck from a federal auction site for surplus equipment.

Snowstorm Accident Oddly Helps Utility Cover Cost of New Truck

The weather-related car accident that left a utility truck totaled is actually working out in the fleet's favor: the insurance money will now help buy two new vehicles.

Oak Ridge Electric Department is one of the latest to receive one the plug-in hybrid eletric bucket trucks through the grant.

Grant Helps Southeast Utility Fleets Acquire PHEV Trucks

The utilities have already rolled out several of the 53 trucks that have been slated for a U.S. Department of Energy grant distributed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Electric Power Research Institute.

Photo of 20,000th gasoline NPR cabover courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Reaches N-Series Cabover Sales Milestone

Isuzu Commercial Truck has reached a sales milestone for its gasoline-powered NPR cabovers, by producing number 20,000 earlier this week.

May Auctions in Ohio, Indiana, Massachusetts

Equipment and vehicles from utilities and related companies will be sold off at JJ Kane auctions in Ohio, Indiana and Massachusetts in the month of May. The auctions will be held May 9, 14 and 16.

Residents Shoot at DTE Worker with BB Gun

While working out of this bucket truck, a 60-year-old DTE contract employee was shot April 22 by a BB gun, according to several news sources.

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2015 F-150 SuperCab, Regular Cab Ace Crash Tests

The trucks’ newly released NHTSA scores come just one week after the Ford F-150 SuperCrew also drew the best-possible overall rating.

Azuga Reaches Milestone

Azuga, the cloud-based, rewards-driven, connected fleet and driver behavior solution, announced its 1,000-customer milestone.

The new mobile units feature a new portability set-up that allows dealers to remove the “auction in the box” unit from the vehicle and facilitate an auction anywhere there is demand. (PHOTO: Manheim)

Manheim Expands Mobile Auction Network

Manheim has added two new trucks to its fast-growing mobile auction network. The company also outlined plans to roll out up to eight additional mobile units later this year, bringing the total number in service to as many as 24 by year’s end.

CEI Appraisers Complete F-150 Aluminum Repair Course

Three CEI Group Inc. (CEI) appraisers have completed a one-day review of aluminum repairs on the 2015 F-150 pickup truck at Ford's corporate campus.

Freightliner Adds Yokohama Tires to Truck Ordering

Freightliner will begin offering Yokohama truck tires as part of the ordering process on its medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the tire maker has announced.

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso Displays Curb-Side Access Delivery Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is displaying its new Canter route delivery truck at this week's NAMA OneShow, a trade show for automatic merchandizers and the U.S. vending industry.

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2015 Ford F-150 Named Greenest Pickup

In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."

Omnicomm Releases Fleet Tracking Mobile App

Omnicomm has released a cloud-based mobile application for its Omnicomm Online that allows fleet owners to manage their fleet remotely and look at a variety of reports. The app is available for both iOS and Android platforms.

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