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Consumers Energy Hiring 160 New Gas Field Employees

By developing this dedicated work force, the company has been able to more quickly respond to requests for gas main installation due to an increase in municipal, commercial, industrial, residential and other large construction projects, allowing other Consumers Energy employees to concentrate on emergent work and other projects.

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EPA Tweaks Fuel Economy Testing for Automakers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is setting new guidelines for automakers conducting fuel economy testing in the wake of several automakers having to restate their mpg numbers.

Truck and Van News: 2016 CNG F-650 Truck, Hyundai Commercial Vans

In several OEM truck and van announcements including details on the 2016 CNG F-650 and Hyundai's potential launch of commercial vans in the U.S.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reporting a Drunk Driver

Here is some advice from both Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Average Diesel Price Increases for Third Straight Week to $2.90

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel has increased for the third straight week since hitting a five-year low early this month, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Cummins Details Diagnostic Application

Cummins Connected Solutions is an innovative group of products that utilize the connection of a Cummins electronic engine to a vehicle's on-board telematics system.

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Ford F-150 with Plow Prep Option Arrives

Ford is providing additional details about the snow plow prep option that's now available with the 2015 F-150 pickup.

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NHTSA Urged to Mandate Truck Crash Avoidance Technology

Highway-safety lobbies have petitioned the NHTSA to require forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems on all new trucks and buses rated at 10,000 pounds or more GVW.

Photo of 2016 F-650 by Chris Brown.

Landi Renzo to Offer CNG 2016 F-650 Truck

Landi Renzo USA plans to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 F-650 truck that will appear at NTEA's The Work Truck Show in early March.

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Auto Truck Group Names National Account Manager

In this role, Brian Black will support the company’s sales efforts related to truck equipment and upfitting services.

Road damage in Jamestown, Colo., caused by Boulder County flooding in September 2013. Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA via Wikimedia Commons.

Feds Provide $232.5M for Emergency Road Repairs

The funds from the Federal Highway Administration reimburse states for the repair of roads and bridges damaged by storms and other unexpected disasters.

Des Moines, Iowa-based Smokey D's BBQ has added several Chevrolet City Express cargo vans to its fleet to keep up with product demand. Photo: GM

Chevrolet City Express Finds its Place in Smaller Fleets

Launched in 2014, the all-new 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van has already found a place in businesses across the country and across segments. Small businesses, in particular, are adding the City Express to their fleets.

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Fuel-Saving Engine Calibration Software Offered for Transit Van

Derive Systems' engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit's 3.7-liter or and 3.5-liter engines, the company has announced. The software reduces fuel consumption by commercial fleets that use the full-size Transit van.

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QuickTrip Fuel Stations to Offer Comdata Card Discounts

Comdata Inc., has reached an agreement with QuikTrip Corporation to expand the reach of fuel discounts through the Comdata Fuel Consortium (CFC) network.

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Electric Truck Maker Developing Drone Deployment System

AMP Electric Vehicles' Workhorse E-Gen Truck features an extended-range electric drive, and a number of forward-thinking features, including a drone delivery system.

Truck Equipment Manufacturer Takes on Equity Partner

Industrial Opportunity Partners (IOP) has announced it has partnered with the current management team and owners of Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. in an investment to support a recapitalization of the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Diesel Rises for Second Straight Week to $2.86

Fuel prices continue to recover from their lowest levels in years, with both diesel and gasoline increasing over the past week, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures released on Tuesday.

Penske Adds Three Used-Truck Dealerships

Penske Used Trucks has doubled its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America, introducing centers in Dallas; metro Atlanta; and Ontario, Canada.

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Lightning Hybrids Debuts Hybrid Step Van

Lightning Hybrids, developer and manufacturer of hydraulic hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, will introduce the application of its first emission-reducing brake regeneration technology on a walk-in box truck.

Motion Industries to Acquire Miller Bearings

Motion Industries, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Miller Bearings, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Fla., in the first quarter of 2015.

Hyundai is targeting the European market with the new H350. Photo courtesy Hyundai Motor.

Hyundai Could Bring Commercial Van to U.S.

South Korean-based Hyundai announced it's making a big push in the commercial vehicle market, and published reports indicate it plans to introduce a van model into the U.S. market.

Kari Rihm recieving the Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award from Kenworth. Photo courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Announces Medium Duty Dealer of the Year

For the third time in four years, Kenworth named Rihm Kenworth the company’s Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada.

Photo of exising USPS vehicle via Wikimedia.

Postal Service Seeking Next-Gen Delivery Vehicle

The U.S. Postal Service will meet with automotive manufacturers in Washington, D.C., this week to field questions about its proposal to replace its aging delivery fleet with a next-generation vehicle, according to federal records.

Infographic: Tablet Use in Utilities

For field workers in the utility industry, this infographic provides insight on how tablets are used and where the industry is heading in using this mobile technology.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Entering a Freeway

Here is some safety advice, provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, on how to merge onto a major highway. It's a driving task that demands total focus.

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