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Mountain Tarp Expands Service Area

Mountain Tarp, a Wastequip brand, and manufacturer of tarping solutions, announces the opening of its newest installation and repair facility in San Antonio, Texas.

Supreme Closes Shuttle Bus Sale

A small gain on the sale is anticipated to be recorded in the first quarter period ending March 29, 2014.

Chart courtesy of UMTRI.

New Light-Duty Fuel Economy Rises to 25.4 MPG

The average fuel economy of new light-duty vehicles sold in March rose to 25.4 miles per gallon to reach its highest level is more than seven years, according to University of Michigan researchers.

Video: Feds Launch First-Ever Distracted Driving Ad Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation is launching its first-ever national advertising campaign to bring greater awareness of the hazards of distracted driving starting April 7.

Photo via Wikimedia.

250 UPS Drivers Fired In Union Dispute

UPS has dismissed 250 drivers in Queens, New York, after they walked off the job for 90 minutes in support of a long-time employee and union activist, who was fired by the parcel delivery service.

Odyne Hybrid System Endorsed for Allison 3000 and 4000 Series

Allison Transmission, Inc. has globally endorsed the use of 3000 and 4000 Series transmissions with the Odyne hybrid system as the exclusively-approved PTO-based hybrid system.

Verizon Networkfleet Expands GPS Coverage with Satellite Integration

Verizon Networkfleet is now offering Networkfleet Satellite Coverage, an expanded communications capability that provides continuous connectivity for uninterrupted fleet management.

Diesel Prices Continue to Edge Downward

The national average for the price of diesel fuel continued its downward trend by 1.3 cents to $3.975 for the week of March 31.

Photo of 2013 C/V courtesy of Ram Trucks.

Ram to Eventually Phase Out Cargo Van

Ram Trucks will offer the Ram Cargo Van alongside the ProMaster full-size van during the initial roll-out of the ProMaster and phase out its commercial minivan at a future date, a Ram spokesman said.

Ram 'Black Package' Added to Heavy-Duty Pickup

On the heels of an overwhelming response for the Ram 1500 Black Express package, the automaker announced it is now also offering the package for the Ram Heavy Duty (2500 and 3500 SRW).

Isuzu Joins Diesel Technology Forum

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) has announced that Isuzu Manufacturing Services America, a medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle and diesel engine producer, has joined the Forum.

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers 1.9% APR Financing

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that during its Spring Forward Sales Event, it will offer 1.9 percent APR financing with 90-day delayed first payment on its 2014 and 2015 model year Canter FE Series commercial trucks.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

GM to Retire Express/Savana 1500 Vans

General Motors will cease production of its Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana 1500 full-size vans after the 2014 model year as the automaker turns its attention to more fuel-efficient models.

States Going After Those Who Evade Tolls

Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have agreed to crack down on those who blow through toll booths, while a federal deadline is drawing closer mandating toll agencies have technology in place to work together, which will likely help toll collections efforts, according to Stateline.com.

Fleet Orders 670 Utilimaster Reach Vans

Utilimaster, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., has announced it has received a fleet order for 670 of its Reach commercial van.

International Truck Highlights Technologies That Advance the Industry

Navistar, Inc. today addressed advancements in technology that help maximize vehicle uptime while offering customers more options and control.

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Barra to Tell Congress GM Doing 'Right Thing' On Recalls

During testimony before a congressional committee, General Motors' CEO Mary Barra will apologize to those affected by several high-profile recalls and say the automaker "will do the right thing."

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

GM Recalling Nearly a Half-Million Trucks, SUVs to Remedy Fire Risk

General Motors is recalling nearly 500,000 2014 and 2015 model-year trucks and SUVs, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Photo courtesy of Ram Trucks.

Ram Revises ProMaster Cargo Volume

Ram Trucks will adjust the stated cargo volume for its ProMaster van so it complies with U.S. specifications rather than the European specifications of its Fiat counterpart.

Accident Watch: AT&T Truck Rear-Ends Family SUV; Georgia Power Truck Flips Over in Intersection Crash

Recent accidents involving utility vehicles include an AT&T truck rear-ending a family of five, a Georgia Power truck that flipped over after being hit at an intersection, and an Xfinity truck that crashed into a front-end loader tractor.

April Heavy-Equipment Auctions in Missouri and Massachusetts

Utilities in Missouri, and Massachusetts looking to expand or replace their existing fleets will have two more auctions to choose from in April.

Left-Right: Todd Bloom, FUSO CEO; Michele Royals - Sales Manager, Don Schure - Dealer Principal, Don Schure, Jr. - Service Manager at D & S Truck Center, Hodgkins, Ill.

Mitsubishi Fuso Taps Top Dealers in North America

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA), Logan Township, NJ, has announced its 2013 North American Dealer of the Year awards.

Image via DOE

DOE Eases Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchasing Mandate

The U.S. Department of Energy has made it easier for state and utility fleets to comply with alt-fuel vehicle purchasing mandates by giving them credit for hybrid vehicles, alt-fuel fueling infrastructure, alt-fuel non-road equipment, and emerging technologies.

Photo of Ford E-450 cutaway courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

Linen Supplier Expands Alt-Fuel Fleet

Mission Linen has announced that is has more than quintupled the number of alternative fuel vehicles in its fleet.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-150 V-6 Sales Exceed V-8 Trucks

Sales of V-6 engines with Ford's F-150 pickup trucks this year have surpassed V-8 engines at a level not seen since the late 1960s, according to the automaker.





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