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2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM Requests Exemption to Avoid Silverado, Sierra Recall

An electronic glitch can affect the instrument cluster when the driver uses steering-wheel controls to select songs from an external device. But the momentary problem poses no safety risk, GM says.

City of Marion Debates Lease vs. Own for New Bucket Truck

The Marion City Council ended up approving a lease-lease agreement with Altec Capital for a new truck that would cost the City $86,157 over a five-year period. At the end of five years, the City has the option to purchase the vehicle for its fair market value cost or enter a new lease for a new truck.

Dave Doolin

Former NESCO Regional Manager Joins Utility Fleet Team

Dave Doolin was appointed Feb. 8 to the position of division manager – rental & outside sales at Utility Fleet. Doolin’s career spans nearly 20 years in the utility construction equipment industry, including serving as a regional manager at NESCO Rentals.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

Fuel Economy Up 10% on GM's 2015 Large SUVs

General Motors has raised the fuel economy on its lineup of large SUVs by at least 10 percent on the highway for the 2015 model-year, the automaker announced.

A 2013 Nissan Frontier pickup truck.

Nissan Recalling Frontier Trucks to Address Fire Risk

A circuit breaker installed improperly may create an electrical short that could lead to a fire, NHTSA warns.

Truck News: Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Ford F-150, Freightliner S2G, Chevy Silverado HD

Catch up on some of the latest truck news, from Ford announcing its new aluminum body on the 2015 F-150 to General Motors' new CNG-capable Silverado HD models.

Follow Us for Live Work Truck Show Coverage

Work Truck magazine will be tweeting live coverage from The Work Truck Show, being held March 5-7 in Indianapolis.

Donlen Named Top Outsourcing Provider

Donlen announced today that they have been selected by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) in the Leader category for The 2014 Global Outsourcing 100 service providers listing.

President Obama announced new truck fuel-economy standards at the Safeway Distribution Center in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Truckers Speak Out Against Obama's Fuel Economy Rules

The nation's largest group of medium- and heavy-duty truck drivers criticized President Obama's new fuel-economy rules, which they said would put the price of new trucks out of reach of many truckers.

Screenshot via Clean Fuels Ohio.

Ohio Considers $16M Gas Vehicle Conversion Fund

Ohio lawmakers are considering setting up a $16 million vehicle conversion fund for commercial fleet operators to convert fleet vehicles to run on natural gas or propane autogas.

Navistar To Consolidate Engine Manufacturing

Navistar International Corp. will move mid-range engine manufacturing from its Huntsville, Ala., plant to Melrose Park, Ill. The company will continue to build its 13.0L engine at its Huntsville plant.

(L-R) Robert Woodall, Peterbilt director of sales and marketing; Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR VP; Jeff Vanthournout, Allstate Peterbilt president; Don Larson, Allstate Peterbilt dealer principal; and Peyton Harrell, Peterbilt director of dealer development. (PHOTO: PETERBILT)

Peterbilt Names 2013 Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year

Allstate Peterbilt – South Saint Paul was named the 2013 Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year by Peterbilt Motors Company during the company’s annual Dealer Meeting.

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Concern About Possible Natural Gas Measurement Changes for Vehicles

A group dedicated to the development of a market for natural gas powered vehicles has issued a call to action over possible changes in the way compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas are priced and sold.

Photo of MY-2014 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ship-Thru Facility for Ford Transit and F-150 to Open in KC

Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) has announced a new ship-thru location in Kansas City, Mo., for the Ford Transit and F-150.

10,000th Hino Truck Delivered to Penske Truck Leasing

Hino Trucks recently held a ceremony to commemorate the delivery of the 10,000th Hino truck to Penske Truck Leasing.

GM Plans Aluminum Pickup Trucks for 2018

General Motors is moving toward producing an aluminum-bodied pickup truck by late 2018, after securing supply contracts with Alcoa Inc. and Novelis Inc.

SoCal Fleet Seminar Scheduled for April

A fleet management seminar sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and led by a fleet specialist has been scheduled for April 16-17 in Southern California.

Webinar: Telematics Pushes Trucking Fleet's ROI

An upcoming Web seminar hosted by Bobit Business Media will address a trucking fleet's implementation of Spireon's FleetLocate telematics system.


United Road Names Anderson COO

As COO, a newly created position, Anderson will be responsible for daily operations of United Road, a diversified provider of vehicle transport and logistics with more than 10,000 customers across the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

2015 Ford Expedition Gets V-6 EcoBoost

The 2015 Ford Expedition large SUV will arrive with a new 3.5L direct-injected twin-turbo V-6 EcoBoost engine, the automaker announced Tuesday.

Photo courtesy of Via Motors.

Former GM Exec Named Chairman of Via Motors Board

Bob Lutz, who spearheaded General Motors' development of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, has been named chairman of the board of Via Motors.

ATDynamics Hires Auto Research Center Director

ATDynamics, a global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, announced that Fritz Marinko, formerly Director of Auto Research Center, will be joining ATDynamics in a newly created position as VP of Special Accounts and a member of the executive team.

Photo via Ramberg Media Images/Flickr.

Obama Energy Trust Would Fund Alternative Vehicle Technologies

President Barack Obama has proposed setting up a federal energy security trust to fund development of alternative vehicle development by repealing subsidies to the oil and gas industry.


Obama Orders Higher Fuel Standards for Trucks

President Barack Obama will direct federal agencies on February 18 to develop higher fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks over the next two years by March of 2016.

Legislation Restoring Federal Biodiesel Incentives Introduced

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.

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