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Fuel Price Forecast Calls for Small Increases

The U.S. Energy Department this week revised its expectations for fuel prices this year, but they aren’t expected to go wildly higher.

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American Force Wheels Hires Back Sales Director

American Force Wheels, Inc., welcomes back long-­time industry veteran Sergio Enriquez to the team as sales director.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Batters 2017 F-150 Raptor in Desert Testing

The 2017 F-150 Raptor recently completed over 1,000 miles of testing.

Photo: Chris Wolski

WorkStar with 6.7L Cummins Enters Production

International Truck has started production on WorkStar vocational trucks equipped with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine.

Photo of International Durastar 4400 via Jason Lawrence/Flickr.

International Truck Offers Telematics Credit

International Truck has begun offering a hardware and service credit to fleet buyers who add an approved telematics system to their truck, the company has announced.

Photo: Westport

Westport Offers Dedicated Propane Autogas F-150

Westport Innovations will offer a dedicated propane autogas system for the 2016 Ford F-150 powered by the 5.0L V-8 engine, the company announced.

Photo of third-generation (current) Tundra courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota has announced fleet incentives for 14 of its 2016 model-year vehicles and is still determining the incentive for its Mirai fuel-cell sedan.

Source: EIA

Average Diesel Prices Down For 6th Week

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down slightly, continuing a six-week streak of decreases, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Fuso Canter E-Cell customer trials were completed in Portugal. Photo: Daimler

Electric Fuso Canter Trucks Complete Year-Long Trial

Daimler Trucks has concluded a one-year customer trial of its Mitsubishi Fuso Canter E-Cell battery-electric truck.

NTEA Member Verification Program's 10th Anniversary

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry acknowledges the Member Verification Program (MVP) for reaching its 10-year milestone and recognizes 18 organizations distinguishment as MVP companies during the quarter ending June 2015.

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Yokohama Appoints Director of Technical Service

Tom Kenny, a 33-year tire industry veteran, has taken over for Dan Guiney as Yokohama Tire Corporation's (YTC) director of technical service.

Ferrellgas Acquires Propane Advantage

Ferrellgas, one of the nation's top propane retailers, has acquired Propane Advantage, LLC.

ARI Introduces Dashboards for Fleet Management System

The fully-customizable dashboards are designed to improve analytic capabilities and usability by placing greater emphasis on data visualization, according to the fleet management company.

Photo via Scott Beale/Flickr.

Verizon Driver Charged with Distributing Marijuana

The county police had been tracking 48-year-old Ralph Castelli’s activities for the past year. During that time, police found that Castelli was using his company’s truck to make marijuana deliveries.

Photo of 2016 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan has announced fleet incentives for its 2016 model-year cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Allergies

Allergy-suffering fleet drivers need to discuss both their symptoms and driving needs with their physician, so the right treatment plan can take both issues into consideration.

Class 5-7 Orders Fall 3 Percent in June

Net orders of Class 5-7 vehicles fell 3 percent in June due to a "large hiccup" in truck ordering, according to ACT Research's president.

Photo via Flickr/Oregon DOT

Ore. Begins Per-Mile Road Use Charge Program

The State of Oregon on July 1 kicked off a new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program. This program charges volunteer users 1.5 cents per mile while driving in Oregon and allows them to receive credit on their bill for state gas tax paid at the pump.

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Buyers Products Appoints COO

Buyers Products has appointed Brian Smith as its chief operating officer.

July Auctions in Illinois and North Carolina

More than 2,000 pieces of equipment from utilities and related companies will be sold of at JJ Kane auctions on July 25 and 30

Ford produced its 100,000th Transit van in June. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Fall 2.1 Percent in June

Year-over-year sales of passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans and other light-duty vehicles to commercial fleets fell 2.1 percent to 52,445 units in June.

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How to Engage Leadership to Support Fleet Safety Programs

In a general session during the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference, Joseph McKillips, CSP, manager, Commercial Program Support, Global Environment, Health, Safety & Energy for Abbot, will outline how fleets can get senior management to support a fleet safety program.

Stemco Acquires Goodyear Air Springs Business

Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, completed its previously announced acquisition of the maker of Goodyear air springs, as well as Super Cushion and Spring Ride air springs, from ContiTech, a division of Continental Corporation.

Photo courtesy of North American Repower and Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

Security Firm Converts Armored Trucks to RNG PHEVs

A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.

CARB Approves $373M in Clean-Vehicle Grants

The California Air Resources Board has approved $373-million in grants to bolster alternative-fuel vehicles, including fleet-eligible rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles, the board announced.

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