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NYC Mayor Mandates Sideguards for Refuse Trucks

New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that requires side guards on 10,000 city and private refuse trucks by 2024 to reduce deaths and serious injuries during collisions with passengers.

2016 GMC Sierra Apple CarPlay, photo courtesy of GM.

Buick, GMC Add Apple CarPlay to 2016 Vehicles

GMC adds Apple CarPlay capability to the 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra, and to Buick’s 2016 Regal and LaCrosse taking the iPhone features customers want to access while driving and putting them on the vehicle’s display with the brand's IntelliLink system.

From the left, Eileen Frack, DTNA's newly appointed general manager of human resources, David Carson, new president and CEO of FCCC, and former FCCC president and CEO Bob Harbin. Photos courtesy Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Names Freightliner Custom Chassis Head, HR Manager

David Carson is taking over as president and CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., following the retirement of Bob Harbin, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America has announced.

Photo courtesy of Quantum Fuel Systems.

Quantum Shipping 5,000 psi CNG Tanks

Quantum Fuel Systems has developed a 5,000 psi natural gas tank for the compressed natural gas (CNG) virtual pipeline market, and it has shipped the first 100 units of the tank to a foreign-based customer, the company announced.

Video: Video Tech Improves Visibility Around Trucks

The system, tested in Argentina, uses a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck to generate a live video image on the rear of the truck.

Glasman

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Replaces CEO

Jecka Glasman will succeed Todd Bloom as president and CEO for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) on July 1, the company has announced.

The Fleet Technology Expo is in Long Beach, Calif. on Aug. 24-26. Conveniently located in the midst of Southern California, Long Beach is nearby multiple SoCal attractions. Photo courtesy Long Beach Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Fleet Technology Expo Attendee Count Doubles

Compared to the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, fleet attendee count for the now renamed and expanded show has so far doubled in 2015.

Diesel Prices Down for Fourth Week in a Row

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped for the fourth straight week according to the weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Hydroplaning

Here's advice from both AAA and Consumer Reports on how to avoid, or recover from, hydroplaning.

The 2014 Fleet Safety Conference provided a lively forum for sharing industry best practices in safety and risk management.

Fleet Safety Conference Panel Explores Fleet Data Use

A panel discussion set for July 14 will provide practical tips on how to use fleet data to manage risk and increase safety.

SCOVEL

DOT Audit Criticizes Federal Safety Investigations

A newly released DOT audit report, ordered in the wake of GM’s ignition switch recalls, offers a disturbing assessment of NHTSA’s efforts to identify and investigate vehicle safety defects.

Photo courtesy of Adian Steel.

Adrian Steel Introduces Interior Van Ladder Rack

Adrian Steel has introduced its Interior Ladder Rack for full-size vans to provide a safe and efficient way to transport a step ladder between job sites, according to the company.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Vote for the 2015 Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees

Voting is now open for the inductees to the Fleet Hall of Fame, so be sure to cast your vote today.

Photo of 2011 Ram 3500 via Wikimedia.

Large Fleets Driving Strong Used Class 3-8 Sales

Overall, used GVW 3-8 transactions from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 accounted for 51.7 percent of total GVW 3-8 transactions in the U.S. market.

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 2500/3500 Trucks Increase Towing Capability

Ram Truck has increased the towing and payload capabilities of its 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups for 2016 through engine calibration, Ram has announced.

(Left to right) EEI President Tom Kuhn and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz sign an MOU on electric vehicle adoption. Photo courtesy of EEI.

EEI Teams Up With DOE to Accelerate EV Adoption

During EEI’s Annual Convention in New Orleans, DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz and EEI President Tom Kuhn signed a memorandum of understanding June 8 to take a variety of joint actions to accelerate the adoption of EVs.

Illustration courtesy of Diesel Technology Forum.

Clean Diesel Truck Share Tops 37 Percent

More than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines (MY-2007 or newer with near-zero particulate emissions), according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.

Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Supports Proposed Emissions Rules

NGVAmerica has commended EPA and NHTSA for its proposed new round of emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Feds Claim Phase 2 GHG Rules Will Cut Pollution and Save Money

The federal government’s top vehicle and clean-air regulators on June 19 formally announced their proposal for extending fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions rules, and predicted positive economic and health-benefit results.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 4500, 5500 Trucks Recalled for Speed Software

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1,771 Ram 4500 and 5500 cab chassis trucks in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

New Fast Charging Network Opened in Vermont

Green Mountain Power & NRG recently opened a new public electric vehicle charging station in Rutland to help electric vehicle owners save money and charge up more quickly.

Edmunds.com Names 2015 Best Retained Value Winners

Toyota vehicles were named as the Best Retained Value among automotive brands in 2015 in the non-luxury category, Edmunds.com has announced.

IMT Announces New Hires

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK) and top manufacturer of service vehicles, truck-mounted cranes, hydraulic loaders and air compressors, is pleased to announce three new hires.

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities.

Terex Hosts Annual Service School for Mechanics and Technicians

Terex Utilities held its annual Service School from June 9-11 in Watertown, S.D., hosting 71 people representing 38 utility companies.

MILLS

Fleet Advantage Expands Business Development Team

Fleet Advantage, a provider of truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management, has expanded its sales team with the addition of Jeff Mills, a 23-year veteran in the transportation and equipment finance industry.

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