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FleetPride Acquires Charlebois Truck Parts Locations

FleetPride, Inc., an independent distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired the assets of Charlebois Truck Parts locations in the Vermont and New York markets.

Daimler Unveils Pedestrian, Cyclist Avoidance in Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

Utilimaster Showcases Hybrid Electric Technology at EUFMC

Spartan Delivery and Service Vehicles showcased an innovative walk-in van specifically designed for underground utility maintenance, featuring hybrid electric auxiliary power, at the 2016 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC).

Patrick Kaufman, lead systems engineer for EDI, demonstrates the exportable power capacity on the EDI/PG&E Class-5 utility work truck. (Photo: PG&E)

PG&E Hosted Electric Vehicle Showcase

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hosted an electric vehicle (EV) event showcasing current models from a wide range of automotive manufacturers as part of the utility’s efforts to encourage its employees to adopt EVs

One of the 16 Class 5 medium-duty service trucks. (PHOTO: BYD)

California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks

The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.

Video Safety Tip: Driving Near Bicyclists

Summer is here and that means sharing the road with more bicycles. Here's some advice to help drivers coexist with cyclists more safely and peacefully.

Photo: Truckworx Kenworth

Truckworx Kenworth Opens New Dealership in Alabama

Truckworx Kenworth has relocated its full-service facility in Montgomery, Ala., into a new $6 million, 39,000-square-foot building with 21 service bays, including three bays dedicated for washing and conditioning trucks.

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Offers Integrated Telematics Through Omnitracs

Mack Trucks has expanded its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics, providing real-time GPS location information as well as performance data.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

2017 F-150 Adds Gauge Display for 10-Speed

Ford is adding a numbered display for its new 10-speed transmission in the 2017 F-150's instrument cluster for faster gearing recognition.

Compact pickups like the Chevrolet Colorado increased 14.6% in wholesale value compared to last May. Photo courtesy of GM.

Trucks Keep Yearly Wholesale Values Up

In May, average wholesale values fell relative to April, though they remain up on a year-over-year basis largely because of the price strength of trucks, according to ADESA.

Insured Tailgate Theft Declines 6%

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports today that insured tailgate thefts declined 6% in 2015, reversing a consecutive five-year escalating theft trend.

The Classic II Service Body (PHOTO: Reading Truck Body)

Reading Truck Body Taking Orders for Classic II, SL Service Bodies

After recently enhancing its two key product lines, Reading Truck Body LLC is now actively taking orders and shipping its updated models of the flagship Classic II and SL service body lines to its customers.

Class 8 Trucks Auction Volume Steady, Double-Digit Depreciation

Class 8 auction volume has remained steady, and well behind the inflated numbers of the second half of 2015.

Virtual Technician’s 200,000th Installation, 5th Anniversary

Five years after its launch, Detroit has marked the 200,000th installation of its Detroit Connect Virtual Technician integrated remote diagnostic system hardware.

Photo by Michael Hicks via Wikimedia Commons.

DriverFirst Aims to Design Internationals ‘Drivers Want to Drive’

International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed from the driver’s perspective.

the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich. The truck rolled off the line on Friday, June 10, 2016. (PHOTO: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

Isuzu Celebrates 30,000th N-Series Truck

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich.

Average Diesel Prices Hit $2.43

The average price of both on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline continued to rise last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo courtesy of HLDI.

Hail Damage Claims for Vehicles Spiking

Insurers made increasingly higher payouts for hail damage to vehicles in three of the four years ending with 2014 than in the earlier three years of a seven-year study completed by the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Video Safety Tip: Driving After Dark

Here's some nighttime driving advice from the National Safety Council and Drivers Education of America.

Photo of RAV4 Limited Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Offers 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial and government fleets.

Penske Opens Calif. Leasing and Maintenance Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance facility in Mira Loma, Calif.

Photo courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon Launches Fleet Management for Small Businesses

With Expressfleet, business owners can gain a complete view of a fleet’s performance, keep vehicles on the road, monitor unsafe driving behavior, reduce fuel usage and improve the efficiency of drivers and technicians.

: McNeilus has announced that it is now the exclusive distributor of Perkins automated containers, offering customers another option for residential front loader collection routes. (PHOTO: McNeilus)

McNeilus Exclusive Distributor of Perkins Automated Containers

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., is now the exclusive distributor of Perkins automated containers.

Bestway Service Station in Georgetown, Ky. (PHOTO: ANG)

American Natural Gas Opens Public CNG Station in Ky.

American Natural Gas (ANG), a distributor of alternative motor fuels, announced the opening of the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Georgetown, Ky.

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

Navistar to Build GM's Cutaway Vans

Navistar, Inc. has reached an agreement with General Motors to manufacture GM's Express and Savana cutaway vans at its Springfield, Ohio, plant starting in the first half of 2017.

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