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Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's Fuel Economy Now Leads Pickup Trucks

The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck has received the highest-ever highway fuel economy from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to data released Tuesday.

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With safety data such as speed and location flowing from nearby vehicles, vehicles can identify risks and provide drivers with warnings.

Feds: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Mandate In the Works

This technology is aimed at improving road safety by allowing vehicles to "talk" to each other to avoid crashes.

Video from CBS8.

Mother Killed By SDG&E Driver in Distracted Driving Case

In a second fatal accident in January 2014 involving a San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) driver, while the investigation continues, police have cited distracted driving as the likely cause of the accident.

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Video: Former SDG&E Driver Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Hit & Run Accident

The San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) driver involved in the Jan. 6 hit-and-run is no longer employed with the utility and was arraigned on Jan. 30. The family of the victim said they plan to sue.

All cab configurations of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 series are the first pickup trucks to receive the 5-star New Car Assessment Program Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the implementation of more rigorous requirements by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 2011 model year. (PHOTO: GM)

2014 Silverado and Sierra Light-Duty Trucks Earn Top Safety Ratings

The regular and double cab versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra1500 have received the highest possible 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

Pace Edwards SWITCHBLADE truck bed cover pictured.

Pace Edwards Changes to New Ordering System

Inventory and labeling systems have been converted in all their warehouse distributors’ locations and the single part number system is active and fully functioning.

Idaho Power Now Prohibits Driver Cell Phone Use

The safety standard was put in place in mid-January based on recommendations from employees following a series of safety meetings in fall 2013.

February J.J. Kane Auctions in Missouri, North Carolina

For February 2014, J.J. Kane will have two auctions that include utility and power line equipment, as well as construction equipment.

Miami Public Utilities Vehicle Stolen, Involved in High-Speed Chase

A City of Miami (Okla.) utility bucket truck was stolen from the Miami Utilities Operations Center on Jan. 22 and later used in a high-speed chase.

Search Continues for Suspects Involved in Comcast Driver Shooting

With the ongoing investigation for the shooting of the 45-year-old Comcast employee in the South Shore area of Chicago, drivers and fleet managers are reminded to keep personal safety in mind when operating in "high crime" areas. Read more for tips and best practices.

The Charlotte distributor so far has stretched two of the four Mickey four-bay units it purchased at an auction in Texas several years ago. (The rest of the fleet was purchased through Red Bull’s corporate program and are not Mickey units.)

Carolina Distributor Turns to Mickey Truck Bodies

A Charlotte, S.C. Red Bull distributer utilizes Mickey Truck Bodies four-bay units with plans to add more to its fleet in the future.

ARI Highlights Fleet Market Trends in 2014 Industry Outlook

ARI announced the release of its 2014 Industry Outlook, an annual publication that gives fleet managers tactical insight into the trends and opportunities that are expected to impact their fleet operations throughout the year.

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2015 Silverado and Sierra HD Get Heavier Payload, Towing Capacities

GM has released the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD lineup. The vehicles feature a number of updates over the previous model, including higher payload and towing capacities and alternative-fuel options.

Kenworth Names 2014 Parts Council

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2014 Kenworth Parts Council members. The council consists of leading parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada.

Hino Trucks recently donated a cab-over truck to Canadian Valley Technology Center, a vocational school located outside of Oklahoma City. As a result of the May 31, 2013 El Reno tornado, CV Tech lost several vehicles that were used as teaching tools in various repair-related programs. Three large diesel trucks were destroyed within the Diesel Technology shop on the east edge of CV Tech&amp;rsquo;s El Reno campus.<br />Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino Donates a Truck to Tech School in Tornado Ravaged Oklahoma

Hino Trucks recently donated a cab-over truck to Canadian Valley Technology Center, a vocational school located outside of Oklahoma City.

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New Chairman Takes the Reins at American Truck Dealers

Eric Jorgensen, president and CEO of JX Enterprises in Hartland, Wis., is the new chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD).

Study Identifies Heavy-Duty NGVs as Viable Path for Better Air Quality

The peer-reviewed "Pathways to Near-Zero-Emission Natural Gas Heavy Duty Vehicles" report, commission by SoCalGas, calls on California policymakers to enact policies and programs to encourage the development and commercialization of these ultra-low-emission motor vehicle technologies.

Final Western 5 Plow Giveaway Winner

Western Products announced the final winner of the WESTERN 5 Plow Giveaway, who received an all-new WESTERN MVP 3 V-plow.

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Obama: Natural Gas Is ‘Bridge Fuel’ for U.S.

President Obama urged the nation to shift more cars and trucks to natural gas as "the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change."

Photo by David Kligman.PG&amp;amp;E instructor Jerry Hall demonstrates a video game-like simulator that teaches employees how to safely operate large digging machinery.

PG&E Heavy-Equipment Training Simulators 'Paying Off'

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will continue to use 'game-like' simulators — similar to the military — after introducing it last summer citing that it's saving the company 'tens of thousands of dollars.'

Photos courtesy of Green Mountain Power.Since merging with another small utility less than two years ago, Green Mountain Power has been drastically reducing its fleet size.

How a Small Electric Utility Merged Fleets

Since merging with another small utility a year and a half ago, Green Mountain Power (GMP) underwent major changes to its fleet, from beefing up its pool vehicle program to analyzing truck purchasing, as well as other initiatives focused on lowering emissions and cutting out the fleet fat.

Bosch Nabs 8 of Ward's 10 Best Engines

Eight of this year's Ward's 10 Best Engines feature Bosch gasoline, diesel, or electric powertrain technologie. For the first time, the list includes three diesel engines.

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect Wagon courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2014 Transit Connect Van, Wagon Arrive

Ford is offering the 2014 Transit Connect as a panel-side cargo van and a passenger wagon it describes as a "spacious and fuel-efficient people mover."

Rush Enterprises, Inc. Acquires Assets of Dealership Groups

Rush Enterprises, Inc., announced that its subsidiaries have acquired certain assets of CIT, Inc., Mcgrenho L.L.C., and Indiana Mack Leasing, LLC; and the membership interests of Idealease of Chicago, LLC.

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