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Tesla's Musk 'Dying to Build' Electric Pickup

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is promising to produce a battery-electric pickup truck in the near future as the latest entry in his growing lineup of vehicles that has begun to include more commercial models.

Work Truck's Top News of 2017

In the 2017 calendar-year, it's no surprise that our readers wanted to know about changes and exemptions to the ELD rule, which is now in effect, as well as updates to trucks and the addition of Uber Freight into the fleet world.

Video Safety Tip: Improving Sleep Habits

Drowsy driving prevention begins with getting enough sleep every night. Here's advice from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

1.4M Ram Trucks Recalled for Shifter Issue

The recall, limited to vehicles equipped with a shifter mounted on the steering column, covers 1.48 million Ram pickups and chassis cabs in the U.S.  

Photo: Accuride

Accuride Expands North American Distribution Network

Component supplier Accuride has announced a strategic expansion of its North American distribution network to provide targeted customer coverage in key regional markets.

Photo courtesy of Phoenix Motorcars.

Parking Services Company Launches EV Shuttle Bus at SoCal Airport.

Parking Concepts Inc. has launched the first battery-electric shuttle bus at the Ontario International Airport in Southern California with the deployment of a zero emissions utility shuttle from Phoenix Motorcars.

Home Depot Joins TRALA

The Home Depot is the newest member of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), the nonprofit national trade association that provides the unified and focused voice for the truck renting and leasing industry.

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Safety Tips for Winter Driving Conditions

Winter weather amplifies the danger of being stranded, broken down or involved in an accident, and not being properly prepared with basic travel needs such as food, blankets, and water can lead to life-threatening scenarios.


Daimler Trucks Names Asia Head

Daimler has named Hartmut Schick as the new head of Daimler Trucks Asia where he will oversee operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks and Bus Corporation and the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

Photo of the 2018 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices 2018 Titan, Titan XD Pickups

Nissan has set pricing for its 2018 pickup truck lineup that now includes five 1/2-ton Titan models, five Titan XD gasoline models, and five Titan XD diesel models.

TODCO Names Director of Sales

Joe Owen, president of TODCO, announced that Chris Mihalik has joined the TODCO team as director of sales. TODCO is the Transportation Division of the Overhead Door Corporation.

Summit Truck Group Partners with Fontaine Fifth Wheel

Summit Truck Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Fontaine Fifth Wheel that would position Fontaine as the preferred vendor for fifth wheels for all new, stock units ordered by Summit.

Photo: Prestolite Electric

IdlePro Heavy-Duty Alternator Now Standard on International HX

Prestolite Electric has been awarded standard position by Navistar on its International HX severe-duty vehicles.

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

Nikola anticipates offering its fully electric Nikola Two day-cab truck (pictured) for sale in the U.S. by 2021. Photo: Nikola

Wabco Invests $10 Million in Nikola Motor Company

Wabco Holdings has announced a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, manufacturer of the upcoming Nikola One and Nikola Two hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks.

A roundup of images from some of the top articles in 2017 covering upfitting, maintenance, spec'ing, and fuel.

Top 10 Work Truck Articles of 2017

The 2017 calendar-year brought about a whole lot of discussion revolving around the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, increased interest in truck maintenance and fueling, as well as in-depth discussions about service level agreements and full-service leases.

FedEx Quarterly Profit Jumps to $775 Million

Trucking and parcel delivery company FedEx Corp. released on Tuesday its fiscal second quarter numbers showing significant hikes in both earnings and revenue.

In 1992, Worcester donated remembrance wreaths to be placed on the graves of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. as a way to honor heroes during the holidays. Little did he imagine that 25 years later, the program would have expanded worldwide with an estimated 1.5 million volunteers arranging wreath-laying ceremonies in their hometowns.

Freightliner Trucks Deliver Wreaths Across America

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking Inc. and vice chairman of the American Trucking Association (ATA), has donated the use of patriotic, custom-painted Freightliner trucks and their drivers to volunteer with Wreaths Across America for five years.

UPS has placed the largest order so far for Tesla's upcoming electric truck. Photo: Tesla

UPS Orders 125 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

UPS has announced it has reserved 125 Tesla Semis, the new electric Class 8 truck that was recently unveiled by Elon Musk.

Navistar Returns to Profitability, Expects Strong 2018

Navistar International Corp. reported on Tuesday that it returned to profitability as it wrapped up its 2017 fiscal year and final quarter.

Photo via HighTechDad/Flickr.

IRS Raises Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The Internal Revenue Service has increased the business mileage reimbursement rate to 54.5 cents from 53.5 cents for 2018. The new rate will go into effect on Jan. 1.

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

Photo courtesy Verizon Telematics

Verizon Honors Truckers with Holiday Dinner and Concert

Verizon Telematics hosted a pop-up event on Dec. 14 at the Whiskey Pete’s Truck Stop in Primm, Nev., to bring holiday cheer and gratitude for truckers.


TBEI Lake Crystal Names New General Manager

Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI), a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation, announced Brett Hart has been named general manager of TBEI Lake Crystal.

Photo of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

2019 Silverado Airlifted Into Texas Speedway

Chevrolet revealed its 2019 Silverado by airlifting the large pickup into the Texas Motor Speedway on Dec. 14 for a select group of automotive publications that included Automotive Fleet.


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