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Stertil-Koni to Expand Manufacturing Facility

Stertil-Koni announced that its U.S. production facility has purchased a 4.5-acre parcel adjacent to its current manufacturing plant in Streator, Ill. The acquisition will enable Stertil ALM to further expand production of heavy-duty vehicle lifts.

General Motors shipped its new mid-size pickups in late 2014. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Tops Total Fleet Deliveries for 2014

General Motors sold the most fleet vehicles in 2014 on the strength of its daily rental fleet sales, while Ford delivered the most vehicles to commercial and government fleets amid a rising tide of vehicle sales to close out the year.

January Auctions in Texas and Pennsylvania

Utilities in Texas or Pennsylvania looking to expand or replace their existing fleets will have two opportunities in the month of January. The auctions will be held Jan. 29 and 31.

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Nissan Recalls 2015 Armadas for Transmission

The recall affects 194 vehicles with parking pawls that may not fully engage.

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Navistar Recalls International WorkStar for Headlights

Navistar is recalling 498 2013-2015 model-year International WorkStar trucks for faulty headlights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

(Clockwise from l. to r.) Mercedes Benz's 2014 Sprinter; Ford's 2015 F-150; Xantrex inverter/charger installed on a utility/work truck; and a  Ferrellgas driver

Top 10 Articles of 2014 on WorkTruckOnline.com

As 2014 comes to a close, take a look back at the 10 most-read articles on the Work Truck website.

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In Memoriam: Alex A. Piemonte Jr., 1931-2014

Al (Alex) Piemonte Jr. passed away on Dec. 24, 2014 at Lake Forest Hospital in Illinois. He was 83.

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Ford Debuts F-150 Ads In College Football Playoff

Ford will launch a comprehensive marketing campaign for its aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup during the first-ever college football playoff on New Year's Day with TV commercials, Web episodes, radio ads, event marketing, and a mobile device campaign.

Top 10 Utility Fleet Feature Articles in 2014

Providing more in-depth coverage of industry topics from safety and upfitting to what some of the major fleets are doing, here's the list of the top 10 articles that appeared in Utility Fleet eNews in 2014.

Top 10 Utility Fleet News Stories in 2014

Included here are the top 10 most popular news stories that appeared in Utility Fleet eNews for 2014.

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Hino Recalls Class 6 Trucks for Parking Brakes

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling 8,140 2005-2015 model-year ND8J, NE8J and NF8J trucks because their parking brakes may not function properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

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Terex Recalls Concrete Mixer Trucks for Steering

The action affects 553 front-discharge concrete mixer vehicles manufactured from Aug. 20, 2012, to Dec. 5, 2014.

Fuel Tax Hike Unlikely, Says Congressman Shuster

Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said that one of his 2015 priorities will be a highway bill – but he does not expect it to be funded by a fuel tax increase, the AP reported.

Feds Close Books on Auto Bailout

The U.S. government lost $9.26 billion in its financial rescue of the auto industry, and closed out its last investment earlier this month six years after initiating the plan.

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GMC Canyon Named Autoweek's Best Truck

The 2015 GMC Canyon was named Autoweek’s Best of the Best/Truck for 2015, GM announced. Editors praised the all-new mid-size truck for its design, utility, features, and "perfect size."

Altec is a leading provider of aerial devices. Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Boom Movement

Altec’s action affects 1,857 devices that may have a faulty hydraulic pressure transducer.

Diesel Ends 2014 at Lowest Price in 4 Years

The average price of on-highway diesel continued falling into final week of 2014, down significantly from its high for the year and hitting its lowest price since December 2010, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: 'Move Over' Law Compliance

Such laws require motorists to change lanes away from police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, tow trucks, and other emergency vehicles on the roadside so workers have the space they need to stay safe.

UPS says as e-commerce grows, return shipping services have become an essential part of the shopping experience. Photo: UPS

UPS Anticipates 4 Million Returns After Holidays

UPS expects to transport more than 4 million return packages in the United States by the end of the first full week of January, the company announced.

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Traffic Fatalities Fall 3 Percent in U.S.

Newly released data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals a 3.1-percent decrease from 2012 figures.

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December Bulk DEF Prices Reach 2014 High

December DEF prices will see some of the highest bulk DEF prices in 2014, according DEF Tracker. There has been large month-to-month increase in DEF prices for all modes of supply in December.

(Clockwise from l. to r.) Ford's 2016 F-650; Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience prototype vehicle; Michael Cerilli, Navistar International's VP of marketing, and Lauren Fletcher, Work Truck magazine's managing editor; and Peterbilt's Model 220

Top 10 News Stories of 2014 on WorkTruckOnline.com

As 2014 comes to a close, take a look back at the 10 most-read news stories on the Work Truck website.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.

OEMs to Sell 16.5M Light-Duty Vehicles

Vehicle manufacturers should sell 16.5 million light-duty vehicles in retail and fleet channels in 2014, which represents a 6 percent increase from 2013 amid the backdrop of an improving U.S. economy, according to Edmunds.com.

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Obama Approves Incentives for Alt Fuels, Bi-Fuel NGVs

President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

The Michelin Dealer Locator App: via Google Play Store.

Michelin Updates Dealer Locator App

Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app, offering drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information.

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