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Time Warner Cable Stockholders Approve Merger With Comcast

More than 99 percent of votes were cast in favor of the deal.

This gasoline 6.2L V-8 is offered with Ford's Super Duty lineup.

Uptick in Spec'ing Gasoline Engines for Medium-Duty Trucks

Managers of Class 3-6 truck fleets are increasingly looking at gasoline engines when spec'ing new models for their fleets, according to a recent industry survey by Work Truck magazine.

Chart via EPA.

Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High

Light-duty 2013 model-year vehicles reached an all-time high in fuel economy with an average of 24.1 mpg as a result of technologies such as gasoline direct injection engines, turbochargers, and advanced transmissions, according to the EPA.

Photo courtesy of Omix-ADA.

Omix-ADA Recalls Floor Mats for Trucks, SUVs

The aftermarket floor mats might shift forward and interfere with accelerator pedals.

Photo courtesy of LEAM Drilling.

Oil Service Fleet Adds Bi-Fuel CNG Trucks

Louisiana-based LEAM Drilling has added several bi-fuel compressed natural gas vehicles to its Pegasus NGV Trucking fleet that delivers oil field equipment to directional and horizontal drilling sites in Oklahoma and Texas.

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Traverse courtesy of GM.

Used-Vehicle Depreciation Peaks in September

Used vehicles sold at auctions logged their highest depreciation this year in September, as 2009-2013 car and truck models fell 1.7 percent in value.

A screenshot from PG&E's corporate sustainbility report and website.

Fleet Helps Drive PG&E Corporate Sustainability

PG&E recently released it 2014 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, highlighting its progress and commitment to sustainability, including a breakdown of its fleet operations.

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 (PHOTO: General Motors)

GMC Sierra Clocks Fastest 2014 Truck Order-to-Delivery

The GMC Sierra truck lineup logged the fastest order-to-delivery (OTD) time among trucks in the 2014 model-year, averaging 55 days, a one-day improvement over 2013 figures.

Florida's NGV Incentive Program Fuels Job Growth

Florida's $4.7 million in rebates to fund construction of natural gas vehicle fueling stations has created 1,820 jobs and $68 million in wages since it went into effect on Jan. 1, according to the Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (FNGVC).

Photo of 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan courtesy of Chrysler.

Dodge Grand Caravan Earns Top Van OTD for 2014-MY

Chrysler's Dodge Grand Caravan minivan logged the fastest order-to-delivery time among vans in the 2014 model-year, averaging 55 days from when an order was placed to when the vehicle arrived at a dealer's lot.

FedEx Ground says since 2011, it has only contracted with incorporated businesses that treat their drivers as employees. Photo: FedEx Ground

Kansas Court Rules FedEx Drivers Are Employees

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a group of about 500 drivers working for FedEx Ground had been misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

Cleveland Utilities Reminds Drivers to 'Move Over'

Cleveland Utilities is ramping up its efforts to keep workers safe. The utility recently added “move over” bumper stickers to its fleet, as a visual reminder to drivers on top of the flashing lights, cones, and signs.

Fresh off the trails of the rugged Alaskan terrain, Nissan's "Project Titan" makes its public debut at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. The one-off Nissan Titan PRO-4X will be on display for fans through Sunday, October 19 inside the Centennial Building located inside Gate 2.  (PHOTO: Nissan)

Nissan's Project Titan Returns Home

The crowd-sourced 2014 Nissan Titan and its Wounded Warrior Project Alumni pilots are welcomed home at the State Fair of Texas.

Photo of Ram ProMaster courtesy of Chrysler Group.

Chrysler Recalls Ram ProMaster Vans

The vans were assembled with head restraints that may exceed the allowable gap between an occupant’s head and the restraint.

Medium-Duty Engines Coming from Detroit

SAN DIEGO -- Daimler Trucks North America announced that it will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016, and that itss entire product line-up, including vehicles equipped with the DD5 and DD8, will meet GHG17 standards early.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Hail Storms

Here is some advice on what steps drivers can take to stay safe and protect their vehicle in a major hail storm.

Photo of 2014 Outback courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru Outback Showed Fastest Fleet Car OTD for 2014-MY

The Subaru Outback earned the distinction of having the fastest order-to-delivery (OTD) time in the 2014 model-year, averaging 43 days from the time an Outback order was placed with the OEM to when the vehicle was delivered to a dealer.

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls; Manufacturing, Construction Slows

Both the trucking industry and the overall economy added jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down below 6% for the first time since July 2008 and hitting its lowest level in six years.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado debuted last November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet.

Air Bag Defect Halts Sale of Colorado, Canyon Pickups

General Motors tells its dealers they must fix the problem before selling any more 2015-MY Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks. A formal safety recall is imminent.

September Class 5-7 medium-duty truck order volume was up 9 percent year-over-year. (PHOTO of F-650, FORD MOTOR CO.

Demand Up for Class 5-7 Trucks in September

Demand for Class 5-7 medium-duty trucks was up 3 percent in September versus August, and up 9 percent over same time last year.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Chassis-Control System

The automaker’s 70th recall of this year includes 2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks.

Photo courtesy of Peterbilt.

Dana Spicer Axle Now Compatible With Peterbilt Trucks

The Dana Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem drive axle is now available on Peterbilt's model 348 medium-duty and 320 vocational trucks.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-650/F-750 Trucks for Stalling

The problem is linked to defective fuel filters for the Cummins-manufactured engines.

Photo of Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalling Tacoma Trucks

Due to get begin Nov. 28, the recall will address the risk of a fuel tank leak.

Voting Opens for Fleet Car and Truck of the Year

Voting for the 11th annual Automotive Fleet Fleet Car and Truck of the Year awards is open. The ballot closes Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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