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Penske has ordered more than 2,000 commercial semi-trucks from Freightliner, Volvo, and Navistar with the new spec. (Photo courtesy of Penske)

Penske Adds Standard Tech, Safety System to Rental Fleet

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet.

Photo courtesy of the North American International Auto Show

Truck and Van News: From the North American International Auto Show and More

The North American International Auto Show kicked off in Detroit this week, with many automakers unveiling new and updated models. Key announcements include new pickup trucks from Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, and Honda.

Photo of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy via Chesapeake Bay Program/Flickr.

EPA Maintains Fuel Economy Standards Through 2025

The EPA expects that automakers will raise fuel economy 10 mpg higher than the current fleet average by model year 2025.

Photo: Evan Lockridge

DOT Report Reveals $926 Billion Infrastructure Need

The nation’s highway and transit systems need to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog, according to a new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure commissioned by the Department of Transportation.

Safety Tip: Jump-Starting the Right Way

AAA provides advice on how to safely jump-start a dead vehicle battery.

Reading Truck Group Acquires Caseco

Reading Truck Group announced that it acquired substantially all of the assets of Caseco Manufacturing, Inc. Caseco, a current Reading distributor, is a regional manufacturer and upfitter of service utility truck bodies and service crane bodies, with four facilities located in Oklahoma and Missouri.

Photo courtesy of Terex

Terex HyPower IM Expands Economical Green Fleet Options for Electric Co-Ops

Terex Utilities will feature its latest innovation in the HyPower Hybrid System for aerial devices at the TechAdvantage 2017, Feb. 26-March 1.

OOIDA Denied Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has been denied a rehearing of a court decision in its lawsuit against the federal electronic logging device mandate, OODIA announced on Jan. 12.

Work Truck Show to Feature 100+ Exhibitors

More than 100 exhibiting companies have already announced plans to highlight new products at The Work Truck Show 2017.

Photo of a Fairbank Natural Gas truck via Flickr/Mike Cornwall

Alaska Gas Utilities Merge Operations

Interior Gas Utility (AK) voted to purchase Pentex, parent company of Fairbanks Natural Gas, from the state at a recent board meeting. With this purchase, the public utility will take over natural gas operations and add the natural gas utility's assets to its fleet.

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel courtesy of FCA.

EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

The U.S. EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years.

Wheels Names Midway Upfit Supplier of the Year

Wheels, Inc. has recognized Midway Specialty Vehicles as the recipient of its inaugural Upfit Supplier of the Year award for superior performance, exemplary service and innovation, the fleet management company announced.

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Mike Albert Fleet Taps Outsider as President

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, a provider of fleet management solutions, has named Jeff Hart as president of the fleet management company (FMC).

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

CARB Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG E-450

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has certified Landi Renzo to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2017 model year Ford E-450 cutaway van, which now makes it legal to convert the vehicle to CNG in the U.S.

Last Chance to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Time is running out if you have yet to cast your ballot for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award! Be sure your voice is heard for this prestigious award.

New Group Advocates for Modern Transportation Infrastructure Solutions

A group of American shippers, carriers and retailers have launched the Americans for Modern Transportation coalition, advocating for improved transportation infrastructure and policy that will reflect the needs of modern businesses and consumers.

Artist rendering courtesy of Onboard Dynamics

SoCalGas to Demonstrate Mobile CNG Refueling

Southern California Gas Co. will fund the demonstration and testing of a new mobile natural gas compressor from Onboard Dynamics that can be used to refuel compressed natural gas vehicles regardless of location.

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Auto Truck Group Hires Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group has hired Nicole Einbinder as a fleet sales manager, the upfitter has announced.

Logo: Armie Bautista

Medium-Duty Orders Fall 1.1% in 2016

Orders of classes 5 to 7 vehicles declined 1.1% in 2016 after a strong December finish and have outpaced heavy-duty truck orders in part due to pent-up demand from government fleet purchasers, according to ACT Research.

Omnitracs Releases Virtual Load View App

Omnitracs has added a mobile application to its Virtual Load View solution, providing access to real-time load tracking data when an Omnitracs unit is not available.

Spicer S140 Series Axle Image: Dana

Navistar, Dana Agree to Multi-Year Sales Agreement

Navistar and Dana have entered into a multi-year commercial sales agreement for driveline components for on-highway, delivery, bus, and vocational vehicles.

All new Elliott Equipment Company BoomTruck cranes will come standard with a two-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime structural warranty. (Photo courtesy of Elliott Equipment)

Warranty Extended on Elliott BoomTruck Cranes

Elliott Equipment Company announced that all new Elliott Equipment Company BoomTruck cranes will come standard with a two-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime structural warranty.

Photo of Clarity Fuel Cell courtesy of Honda.

Honda Prepping Hybrid Pickup Truck

Honda will launch a new hybrid vehicle in 2018 and plans to eventually offer a hybrid pickup truck, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Image: Ford.

Ford Reviving Ranger Pickup for 2019

Ford will bring the Ranger mid-size pickup truck back to the North American market for the 2019 model year and the Bronco midsize SUV to global markets for the 2020 model year, the OEM announced at the Detroit auto show.

Diesel Prices Start 2017 With Another Increase

In the first week of the year, diesel prices continued to rise, extending a 6-week streak of increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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