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Rep. Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Photo: speaker.gov

Paul Ryan: Highway Bill Takes Backseat to Tax Reform

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, has strongly indicated that there’s no way around applying another short-term patch to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent.

Photo courtesy of Clean Fuels Ohio.

Ohio Bill Would Set Up Alt-Fuel Incentives

Ohio State Representatives Sean O’Brien and Dave Hall have reintroduced bipartisan legislation to incentivize alternative fuel use in the state, the lawmakers announced.

Photo of Hino 338 courtesy of Hino Motor Sales.

Hino Recalling Multiple Medium-Duty Models

In nearly 2,000 trucks, a front axle U-bolt may have been over-torqued – a problem that can eventually lead to steering control loss.

Photo of Lansing Delta Township assembly plant courtesy of GM.

GM Investing $5.4B in Plants to Expand Production

General Motors will invest $5.4 billion over three years to improve its U.S. plants, including spending $783.5 million in three Michigan facilities, GM has announced.

Penske Truck Leasing Named to Elite 100 List

Penske Truck Leasing is once again a member of the annual InformationWeek Elite 100 list, placing No. 79. For 16 straight years, the company has graced the InformationWeek 500 rankings, which highlights leading business technology innovators in the United States.

Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

Vincentric Analyzes 2015 F-150 TCO

The jury is still out on total cost of ownership (TCO) for the 2015 F-150; however, fleet owners should not expect a high cost-to-own increase from the 2014 to 2015 F-150 models, according to Vincentric.

Photo courtesy of Kum & Go.

Kum & Go to Offer E-15 Fueling in 7 States

Kum & Go has opened an E-15 fueling station in Windsor Heights, Iowa, and plans to make the ethanol fuel blend available at more than 65 stores in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota over the next two years, the convenience store chain announced.

Photo of 2014 Ford Focus courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Five Popular Fleet Models for Fuel Pump

Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module in Ford Transit Connect, Focus, Edge, Escape and Fiesta vehicles.

Daimler's Mt. Holly, N.C. truck manufacturing plant Photo via Daimler

Daimler Ramps Up Plans for N.C. Plant

Daimler Trucks North America announced plans to increase production and employment at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.

Photo courtesy of NHTSA

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.

Photo via Peterbilt

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.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

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.

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