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Wash. City Converts Service Fleet to Propane Autogas

The City of Redmond, Wash., has converted 10 of its service trucks to run on propane autogas. The fleet of pickup trucks and vans is primarily used for its parks, construction, and water departments.

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Medium-Duty Orders Fall 10% in October

Orders of classes 5 to 7 vehicles declined 10% in October, while heavy duty orders were flat, according to ACT Research.

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Over-Height Detection System Installed in NYC

The installation of a $4.8 million over-height vehicle detection system has been completed on two New York City parkways to prevent large trucks from hitting low-clearance bridges.

NHTSA Slates Public Meeting on Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.

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Workhorse Developing Plug-In Pickup

Workhorse Group Inc. hopes to begin production in 2018 on a plug-in hybrid light-duty pickup truck that the company says is designed for fleet usage.

Diesel Prices Fall Slightly, Crude Oil Up on OPEC, Election News

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly a cent and is still relatively flat over the past month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Peterbilt Adds PacLease Trucks to Red Oval Program

Peterbilt is expanding its Red Oval certified pre-owned truck program to include PacLease trucks with the complimentary Red Oval Assurance Warranty.

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Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Finalized

Verizon Communications has completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group to become the largest provider of telematics systems for commercial fleets, the company has announced.

The Andrus team, which serves 11 Western states and Texas, entered into a trial with the Lytx DriveCam video telematics program with it's 340-truck fleet.

DriveCam Video Helps Address Driver Complacency

When Andrus Transportation Services sought a way to safeguard its freight, its drivers, and the roads they travel while still maximizing their trucking assets, its leadership knew that video could be the powerful tool they needed.

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Public Utility Purchases New Trucks

The City of Grantville, Ga., had trouble finding utility trucks to meet its needs. But it needed replacement vehicles, which led to the city purchasing trucks from Colonia, Ill., over 800 miles away.

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Gas Utility Implements Network Information System

Athens Gas Department (Ala.) deployed Trimble's network information system to improve its overall operations. The system is designed specifically for energy utilities, and collects all asset data to create a comprehensive network model for support of engineering analysis.

Truck and Van News: 2017 Driver Assist Technologies

Ford and Peterbilt announced new driver assist systems for its new models and GM and Nissan announced more details for its 2017 packages.

Knapheide Inventory Now Searchable with Work Truck Solutions

Work Truck Solutions, an online platform for commercial truck inventory searches by body type and chassis, has partnered with Knapheide Manufacturing Company.

Safety Tip: Assembling a Winter Emergency Kit

It's time again to remind fleet drivers to make sure they have a fully stocked winter emergency kit in their vehicle. Here's some advice on what to include.

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Feds, 35 States Bolster EV Charging

The Obama administration will establish 48 national electric-vehicle charging networks on about 25,000 miles of highways in 35 states to increase adoption of electric vehicle usage, according to the White House.

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Depreciation Bites Harder in October, Black Book Says

Depreciation for 1- to 5-year-old vehicles saw a significant increase to 2.9% for October from the 2.3% September rate with passenger cars seeing greater weakness, according to Black Book.

Automakers Exceed EPA Fuel Economy Standards Again

Automakers beat U.S. fuel-economy standards for the 2015 model year for the fourth year in a row, reaching an average of 29.4 miles per gallon for passenger cars, which marked an all-time high, according to an annual report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Duke Energy Announces Executive Appointments

Duke Energy announced five executive appointments focused on strengthening the company's regulatory and economic development initiatives.

The ZH2 shares several components with the production Colorado, including the cab, doors, and roof. The standard Colorado production cab was moved back 125mm to accommodate 37-inch off-road tires. (Photo courtesy of General Motors)

Chevrolet Tests Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell Truck

The ZH2, powered by GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell technology, was unveiled to the auto industry at the 2016 SEMA show. In addition, Chevrolet recently developed new off-road test areas at General Motors’ Yuma, Ariz., Proving Ground.

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Omnitracs Expands Telematics Offering for More Fleet Types

Omnitracs is offering two new telematics solutions, Omnitracs Roadnet Telematics and Omnitracs XRS, expanding the types of fleets that can benefit from real-time asset tracking and data-based visibility.

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Calif. Public Utility Expands PHEV Fleet

Sacramento County's Municipal Utility District (Calif.) will expand its plug-in electric vehicle fleet to include 27 sedans, 21 trouble trucks with electrified buckets, and 16 electric lift trucks by the end of 2017.

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Ford Developing Evasive Steering, Wrong-Way Alert

Ford is developing several next-generation driver-assisting technologies, including evasive steering that can steer the vehicle away from a collision if the driver doesn't respond and an alert that recognizes when a driver is heading the wrong direction on a road.

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Noregon TripVision Added to Geotab Marketplace

Noregon’s recently released TripVision vehicle health monitoring solution for heavy-duty trucks has been made available on the Geotab Marketplace.

Colonial Pipeline Expected Back Online by Saturday

The Colonial Pipeline Co. hopes to bring a significant gasoline supply line back online by Saturday, less than a week after a blast that could reduce gasoline supply to the Southeast and Northeast, Reuters has reported.

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions Hosts Truck Event

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions held its first annual BYOB (Bring Your Own Business) Truck Event with food, prizes and a whole lot of trucks.

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