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Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities.

Terex Hosts Annual Service School for Mechanics and Technicians

Terex Utilities held its annual Service School from June 9-11 in Watertown, S.D., hosting 71 people representing 38 utility companies.

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Fleet Advantage Expands Business Development Team

Fleet Advantage, a provider of truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management, has expanded its sales team with the addition of Jeff Mills, a 23-year veteran in the transportation and equipment finance industry.

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Terex Recalls Early-Model Tree Trimmer Trucks

Terex South Dakota is calling back 48 2002-MY Hi-Ranger XT55 and XT60 tree trimmer trucks because their lower booms might crack and fail.

Street Smart Service by McNeilus introduced a new Technical Support Center hotline to provide access to a team of technical product experts and parts support services. Photo courtesy of McNeilus

McNeilus Rolls Out Technical Support Center Hotline

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing’s Street Smart Service announced the new Technical Support Center hotline for the company's refuse trucks and mixers

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8 of 10 Drivers Exceed Window-Sticker MPG

Eight out of 10 drivers attained better fuel economy than the posted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating, according to a new AAA study of data collected from FuelEconomy.gov.

Chart courtesy of J.D. Power.

J.D. Power Releases 2015 Initial Quality Study

Korean automotive nameplates showed a significant improvement in quality while Japanese brands fell below the industry average for the first time in 29 years, according to the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

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Autocar Recalls Xpeditor, Xpert and XSpotter Trucks

The manufacturer is issuing two separate recalls covering a total of 5,286 trucks.

Photo of Cummins Westport ISL G engine courtesy of Cummins.

Mack Recalls MRU, LEU and LR6 Trucks

The action, which affects 2,124 Mack trucks with Cummins Westport ISL gas engines, will address an engine cooling issue that increases the risk of fire.

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board.

Feds Offer $100M in Biofuel Fueling Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $100 million in grants to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to support and expand biofuel infrastructure, according to a press release from the USDA.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

FCA US Completes 2016-MY Local Fleet Previews

FCA US wrapped up its 26-city fleet road show that provided fleet managers around the country a hands-on experience with 2016 model year vehicles.

Photo courtesy of CarMD.

States Ranked by Vehicle Repair Costs

CarMD has published its annual state-by-state ranking of repair bills that follow a check-engine light. Read our report to find out the states at the top and bottom of the list.

Price of Diesel Dips to $2.87 Per Gallon

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the third straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

MARSH

Marsh Retires from Stellar Industries

While at Stellar, Marsh worked to secure additional distribution across the country for the Stellar Industries mechanics service truck products and has established and developed relationships with key contacts within large fleet accounts, particularly with the propane industry.

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What Do Marijuana Laws Mean for Fleet Safety Policy?

The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference, set for July 13-15, includes a session examining what impact state marijuana laws should have on fleet safety policies.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Engine Overheating

Both the Florida Department of Transportation and Esurance provide advice on how to respond to engine overheating.

Photo cabover family courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Re-Enters Low-Cab Forward Market

In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu and badged as Chevrolets.

Photo of Dodge Sprinter van by IFCAR via Wikimedia. (Photo shot at 2008 Washington Auto Show.)

Freightliner, Dodge Sprinter Vans Join Takata Recall

More than 40,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans need new passenger-side frontal air bags because the existing ones have defective inflators.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

Telematics Partnership Keeps Silverado Fleets Connected

Fleets equipped with the MY-2015 Chevrolet Silverado can stay more connected with their drivers and pickups thanks to a partnership with Telogis.

Truck and Van News: FCA Fleet Previews, Propane F-150, Diesel Chevrolet Colorado

Recent automaker news includes the rollout of a new diesel-powered Chevrolet Colorado among other alt-fuel vehicles pickups such as a propane Ford F-150.

Screenshot via of YouTube.

Sterling Bullet 4500 and 5500 Trucks Recalled

The action affects 2,564 2008-2009-MY trucks that need new driver’s-side frontal air bags, as part of the expanded Takata air bag inflator recall.

Photo of F-150 model courtesy of Ford.

Ford Allows 3D Printable Models of Vehicles

Ford customers and enthusiasts can now download digital images for Ford vehicles at the first-ever, automaker-authorized one-stop online store for 3D-printable vehicle files.

The Yokohama 101ZL Photo courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Offers Yokohama Tires on New Trucks

Kenworth is offering a selection of all-position Yokohama tires for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty conventional trucks.

FedEx says its contractors no longer operate under the model challenged in this case. Photo: FedEx

FedEx Settles Independent Contractor Suit for $228 Million

FedEx Ground reached an agreement with plaintiffs in an independent contractor lawsuit to settle for $228 million.

GMC Savana (Photo: Auto Truck Group)

Auto Truck Group Offers Expanded Van Upfit Info

To support expanded upfit production of commercial vans in St. Louis and Kansas City locations, Auto Truck now offers detailed information on van equipment and accessories from Weather Guard.

MiX Telematics Adds Houston Office

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has expanded its North American operations and opened an office in Houston.

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