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Nissan Frontier photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls Frontier Crew Cab Trucks

A manufacturing glitch affecting rear seat belts prompts a recall covering 1,319 2014 model-year trucks.

Parker Hannifin Hybrid System Qualifies for Texas Clean Fleet Program

The Texas Clean Fleet Program provides incentives for the purchasing of an alternative fuel or hybrid vehicle to owners of municipal fleets to replace diesel-powered vehicles.

Goodyear-FleetHQ Emergency Roadside Service truck. (Photo: Goodyear)

Goodyear-FleetHQ Emergency Service Hits 1 Million Milestone

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s 24/7 Emergency Roadside Service program recently helped its 1 millionth customer, Schneider National, return to service.

New rules say the blue-capped DEF tank can be replenished more often, allowing trucks to carry less fluid. Thus tanks could become smaller.

DEF Tanks May Get Smaller Under New EPA Rules

Under new rules approved by the EPA, vehicles could get smaller DEF tanks than now, because the special fluid is widely available and not as much of it must be carried aboard the vehicle.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Z71 Trim Confirmed for 2015 Tahoe, Suburban

General Motors will offer its Z71 trim level with the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs, providing greater off-road capability to the pickup trucks.

2015-MY Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban (PHOTO: General Motors)

2015 Tahoe, Suburban Add LTE Connectivity

General Motors is adding OnStar 4G LTE with a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging capability, and a hands-free lift-gate to the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban starting in October.

Photo courtesy of LCNGA.

S.C. Utility Begins Adding CNG Trucks

The Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority in South Carolina has begun replacing gasoline-powered Ford F-150 pickup trucks with bi-fuel F-150s as the utility plans to replace its entire fleet in six years, according to its general manager.

Photo via Propel Fuels

Biodiesel Producers Say Delay in Biofuel Mandate Harms Industry

After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air has added this diesel-electric hybrid Hino to its truck fleet.

Fleet Gets 14 MPG Hybrid Hino Truck

To reduce its carbon footprint and fuel expenses, this plumbing, heating and air company has started to integrate the hybrid Hino cab-over into its service truck fleet.

Utility Worker Beaten After Minor Fender Bender

A long-time employee of Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) was reportedly dragged out of his utility truck and assaulted by three individuals on Aug. 19 in Hartford after a minor car accident.

Bosch Establishes Scholarship/Grant Program with UTI

Robert Bosch LLC has established an education scholarship and employment grant program through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation with a gift of $50,000.

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CNG, LNG Sales Surge in Texas

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) are surging in Texas, as measured by sharp increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller's office.

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso Adds Idle Limit System to Canter Lineup

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that it has developed an Idle Limit System (ILS) option that can be applied to any of its 2012 through 2015 model-year FUSO Canter work trucks.

FedEx Drivers Are Employees Not Contractors, Court Rules

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled two classes of individuals working for FedEx Ground in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

NETS Releases Employer Driver Safety Toolkit

In advance of Drive Safely Work Week in early October, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) has released its 2014 Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) tool kit.

Donated Bucket Truck Aids in Guatemala Disaster Recovery

Minnkota Power Cooperative Inc. donated a bucket truck to the San Pedro Sacatepequez, San Marcos in Guatemala to help the municipal utility recover from the recent earthquake.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Improves F-150's Aerodynamic Efficiency

Ford engineers have implemented several improvements to the 2015 F-150 pickup truck that should improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle and improve fuel efficiency, according to Ford.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Equinox courtesy of GM.

GM Touts Equinox Compact SUV Sales

The Equinox has proven itself as a strong retail vehicle, and GM has also increased deliveries to fleets, while retaining its sales mix of just over 15 percent to fleets and 85 percent to retail buyers.

Truland Liquidation Brings Trucks, Vans to Online Auction

The liquidation of assets owned by bankrupt electrical contractor Truland Systems is under way, with vehicles in the first sale including vans, trucks, and bucket trucks.


Class 5-7 Order Volumes Climb Again

For the month of July, Class 5-7 net orders posted a gain, coming in at 15,834 units, about 10.5-percent higher than same time last year.

Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

2015 F-150s With Special Fleet Requirements to Arrive in February

Fleets who order special versions of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup truck can expect to receive their vehicles in February, following the arrival of more standard versions later this year.

2015-MY Ram 3500 (PHOTO: Chrysler)

Ram Boosts Torque on 2015 Heavy-Duty Models

Ram 3500 models will offer increased torque ratings of 865 lb.-ft. and an increased payload of 7,390 pounds, while maintaining a maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds.

Truck News: Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado and Ram Trucks

From aerodynamics and pricing to improved torque ratings, major OEMs last week rolled out some changes to their truck lineups.

Photo of 2014 Highlander assembly courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Expands Highlander Production

Toyota is investing $100 million into its Princeton, Ind., operation so it can boost production of the Highlander mid-size SUV by summer of 2016, the automaker has announced.

Photo of the 2015 Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Sets Pricing for 2015 Frontier Pickup

Nissan's 2015 Frontier mid-size pickup starts at $17,990 for the Frontier S King Cab 4x2 with an inline. The vehicle has arrived at dealer lots, Nissan has announced.

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