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Pittsburgh Utility Announces EV Purchases

Duquesne Light Company announced its electric vehicles (EV) plan, including fleet conversion, education, and infrastructure.

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Utilities Send Reinforcements to Michigan

Jackson, Mich.-based Consumers Energy has been working since Wednesday to restore power, getting help from neighboring utility fleets.

Photo of 2017 Titan XD S Single Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan to Show Truck, Van Lineup at Work Truck Show

Nissan is bringing its full lineup of trucks and vans to the Work Truck Show that runs from March 15 to 17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Traffic in New York City Photo: U.S. DOT

House Committee to Eye State/Local Rollout of FAST Act

For its first hearing of the 115th Congress, the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will delve into how the most recent highway bill — the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act— is being implemented on the state and local level.

A BYD all-electric yard truck. The typical yard truck burns 2 to 4 gallons of diesel fuel per hour. Photo: CARB

Electric Trucks Start Arriving at Southern California Freight, Rail Yards

The State of California, San Bernardino Council of Governments. and partners at Daylight Transport and BYD Motors have announced the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission electric yard and service trucks in three disadvantaged communities in Southern California.

Texas-Based Mulholland Energy Expands Truck Fleet

More Texas and New Mexico business owners in the plumbing, utility and drilling industries will now benefit from the excavation and drilling support team at Mulholland Energy Services.

Photo of 2018 6500XD Low Cab Forward truck courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet to Offer Class 6 Cabover

Chevrolet is expanding its lineup of cabover trucks for 2018, by adding the 6500XD Class 6 Low Cab Forward truck to a lineup that already includes Class 3, 4, and 5 cabovers, Chevrolet has announced.

Photo of a Royal Truck Body with BOLT courtesy of BOLT

BOLT Lock Now Standard on Royal Truck Body Products

BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) is now the only lock used in handle assemblies on all Royal Truck Body models. The work truck body manufacturer has made BOLT standard across its entire product line.

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Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers has once again assigned a barely passing grade of “D+” to the nation’s overall infrastructure and an even more parsimonious “D” to our road network. Bridges, though, fared a bit better— scoring a “C+.”

Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange to Offer Networking, HDT Innovator Panel

There are a limited number of fleet spots still available for the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange, a new networking event that will bring together a select group of fleet executives -- including HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators -- and top industry suppliers.

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Efficient Drivetrains Unveils Plug-In Frieghtliner Utility Truck

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc., has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into the Freightliner platform.

Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Increase 8%

Sales of propane autogas-fueled vehicles increased 8% to 14,000 in 2016 compared to the year before, according to data from the Propane Education and Research Council.

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Small Pickups Showing Strongest Retained Value

Small pickups performed the best in February, according to Black Book, increasing their value by 0.2%. Vehicles in the small pickups segment include the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier, and Honda Ridgeline.

EMC Insurance Companies Chooses Octo Telematics

EMC Insurance Companies has chosen Octo as a fleet telematics partner for its commercial telematics program, Peak Fleet.

Because of the overwhelming interest, Alkane has decided to include the option of a clean diesel fuel engine in its Dominator Class 7-8 series trucks. (Photo: Alkane Truck Company)

Alkane Explores Partnership with Cummins

Alkane Truck Company is exploring a supply agreement with diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc., to offer clean diesel engine options for Alkane’s line of heavy-duty trucks and off-road vehicles.

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Workhorse Receives 2,000-Plus Letters of Intent

Workhorse Group Inc. announced it has received Letters of Intent from fleets totaling 2,150 of the Workhorse W-15 electric pickup trucks, from such companies as Duke Energy, Portland General Electric, the City of Orlando, Southern California Public Power Authority, and Clean Fuels Ohio.

The Mack Granite dump model. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Takes Upfitting Online with Body Builder Portal

Mack Trucks has introduced the Mack Body Builder Portal, which brings all of the company’s body-builder resources together in a single online location.

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Federal Grants Fund Green Tech Despite Uncertain Future

While U.S. Department of Energy grants are still funding electric vehicle and alternative fuel technologies, it is uncertain how the Trump administration could affect this funding in the future.

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Kenworth Offers All-Wheel Drive T880

Kenworth’s flagship construction truck, the T880, is now available in an all-wheel drive configuration installed at the factory to speed delivery time and reduce costs.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Launches Data Center

The Truck Data Center launched on March 1, 2017, with the introduction of new digital services from Mercedes-Benz Trucks: the service product Mercedes-Benz Uptime and the new FleetBoard Manager app.

Earnings Watch: Navistar Losses Nearly Double from Year Earlier

Navistar International Corp. on Tuesday announced its financial losses in the first quarter of 2017 nearly doubled from the same time a year ago due to lower truck volume and softer Class 8 truck sales.

Late last year, Motiv initially provided AmeriPride’s Vernon branch with 10 zero-emission step vans. The delivery vehicles feature up to 20% gradeability, 80 miles of range, and a 50% battery charge time of 2.5 hours. (Photo courtesy of Motiv)

AmeriPride Plans Record Electric Walk-in Van Order

After initially replacing 20% of its Vernon California fleet with electric delivery trucks, AmeriPride Services plans to add 20 additional walk-in vans equipped with the Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrain to the company’s California fleet.

Diesel Prices Inch Higher

Diesel prices in the U.S. have continued to move upward with a minor increase last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Calif. Public Utility to Purchase 500 Plug-In Pickups

The Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) has submitted a letter of intent to Workhorse Group for 500 W-15 plug-in electric pickup trucks.

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Morgan Launches NexGen Line of Truck Bodies

Truck and van body maker Morgan Corporation has launched its NexGen line of truck bodies for dry freight and refrigerated applications.

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