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Isuzu Commerical Truck of America and Telogis have entered into an exclusive collaboration to develop connected vehicle products and services. Photo: Isuzu

Isuzu, Telogis Agree on Connected Vehicle Pact

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Telogis to improve the overall ownership experience for Isuzu customers.

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IMT Announces New Director of Sales

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that Tim Gerbus has joined IMT as director of sales.

Auto Truck Group Names National Sales Managers

The Auto Truck Group has announced new national sales and strategic account management positions.

Photo of 2008 Dodge RAM 1500 by NHTSA via Wikimedia Commons.

NHTSA Urges Immediate Repairs for Takata Air Bags

Defective air bag inflators pose a safety hazard in more than 7 million vehicles in the 2000-2008 model years, the federal agency warns.

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UPS Cuts PM Intervals in Half with Telematics

UPS has reduced the number of preventative maintenance inspections to 120,000 per year from 240,000 in the past five years by implementing a telematics system.

Transicold Enhances Warranty Coverage

The warranties for the hybrid Vector 8500 and Vector 8600MT units now include 48-month/8,000-hour major component coverage for the engine, generator and compressor.

Hino Trucks Marks 30 Years in U.S.

Hino Trucks is celebrating its 30-year milestone of doing business in the United States. Founded in 1984, the Toyota Group company assembles, sells, and services Class 5-7 commercial trucks in the United States.

Kenworth 270 cabover (Photo: Kenworth)

Kenworth Adds New Features to Medium-Duty Cabovers

Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers.

Photo of 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Daimler to Build Next-Gen Sprinter in North America

Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2015 Pathfinder Starts at $30,395

The starting price for Nissan's 2015 Pathfinder mid-size SUV increases $325 over the 2014 model to a starting price of $30,395 and arrives with added standard features.

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Class 5-7 Orders Up 15 Percent

While Class 5-7 orders are up 15 percent, the truck segment is down 4 percent year-over-year.

PHOTO: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso to Show New Canters

A seven-passenger FUSO Canter FE160 Crew Cab upfitted with an open landscape dovetail body and a Canter FE180 standard cab truck with a landscape dump body application will be on display at GIE+EXPO.

Mercury Insurance Offers Commercial Policies in 10 States

Mercury Insurance has expanded its commercial auto insurance coverage to business owners and fleet managers in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado (PHOTO: General Motors)

LEER Now Accepting Cap, Tonneau Orders

Fleet customers can begin ordering LEER caps and tonneaus for 2015 model Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks.

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Reading Truck Body, OEM Systems Partner on CNG Systems

Reading Truck Body, LLC and OEM Systems, LLC announce a strategic partnership that offers customers a one-stop solution in CNG systems for service trucks and fleets.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sniffing Out Brake Trouble

Fleet drivers are your first line of defense for unscheduled maintenance needs. Here's some advice to help them identify brake problems that require servicing.

Altec HiLine Celebrates Expansion

After 12 years in the Port of Duluth, Altec celebrated with an open house event, highlighting recent expansions.

HELP Inc. Names New Regional Director

HELP Inc., which provides PrePass weigh station bypass and other truck safety and efficiency services, announced the appointment of Terry Maple as the new regional director who will cover several northern and Midwestern states.

Photo of Jeep Wrangler courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler Recalling Jeep Wranglers for Fire Risk

The recall, expected to begin Dec. 5, affects 313,236 Jeep Wranglers at risk for an electrical short in the exterior heated power mirror.

Photo of the 2015 F-150's BoxLink cargo management system courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Cargo Management System to 2015 F-150

Ford is introducing a cargo management system and LED box lights on its 2015 F-150 pickup, as well as several new options.

Icom Opens Propane Autogas Technology, Training Center

Icom North America LLC has launched its new Icom Technology and Training Center, dedicated to development, integration, upfitting and training for its bi-fuel and mono-fuel liquid propane autogas injection systems.

Volvo Safety Technology Gives 360-Degree View

A decade from now, Volvo trucks will be scanning the environment around the vehicle and warning a driver when collisions are imminent. The Swedish company has developed new safety technology that scans the environment around a truck and analyzes that data.

Photo: Nissan

Nissan Announces Pricing for 2015 Armada

Nissan has announced pricing for the 2015 Nissan Armada full-size SUV, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Truck and Van News: Sprinter, F-150, CNG Transit, Kenworth T880

Among several OEM announcements recently, Daimler said that the next-generation Sprinter will built in North America and XL Hybrids gained CARB approval on several GM van models.

Two Major Utilities Sign Cross-Continent Mutual Aid Agreement

To better deploy employees and equipment in the face of major storms and natural disasters, two major utilities in California and Florida signed a mutual aid agreement for the first time.

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