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Diesel Prices Fall; U.S. Crude Production Slipped in 2016

The price of diesel fuel continued to slide last week, as the latest numbers from the Energy Department show a two-week trend of falling fuel prices.

SmartTruck Expands National Sales Team

SmartTruck announced the appointment of John Brown as vice president of Sales and Marketing.

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NTEA Names New President

At The Work Truck Show 2017, NTEA announced its new president, Adam Keane, as well as updated the Board’s Executive Committee and trustees.

Image of Peterbilt Model 320 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Two Peterbilt Models Eligible for HVIP

The Peterbilt Models 520 and 320 equipped with the Cummins ISL-G Near Zero engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

Jasper Names Manager of Process Control, Sales Support

Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced that Judah DeLorenzo has been named manager of Process Control and Sales Support.

Photo by Famartin/Wikimedia Commons.

Safety Tip: Merging onto the Freeway

Here’s some driving advice, provided by the Colorado Driver Handbook, on how to merge safely onto a freeway.

Image: White House Office of Management and Budget

Infrastructure Group Slams Trump on Erasing TIGER Grants

An infrastructure advocacy group questions the wisdom of eliminating federal TIGER grants for funding freight-related road projects.

Photo: Alkane Truck Company

Alkane to License Assembly Operations in North America

Alkane Truck Company, a South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced plans to establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the next three years.

Photo courtesy of Daimler Vans.

Daimler Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans

Two separate recalls involve 1,320 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

Photo: Freightliner Custom Chassis

Freightliner to Offer CNG-Equipped Stripped Chassis

Freightliner Custom Chassis, Clean Energy Fuels, and Green Alternative Systems have partnered to provide a compressed natural gas fuel system on FCCC’s CNG MT-45/55 chassis.

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Brings Uptime Solutions to Legacy Vehicles

Mack Trucks is bringing its telematics-driven uptime solutions to customers with older Mack vehicles, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo: UPS

UPS Invests More Than $90M In Natural Gas

UPS said it will invest more than $90 million in natural gas facilities and vehicles, including fueling stations, compressed natural gas trucks and liquefied natural gas vehicles.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Ram Commercial Enhances Truck, Van Upfitting

Ram Commercial introduced its Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator and Q Pro certification program to help dealers and auxiliary equipment providers set up its trucks and vans for commercial users at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles

Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo: Chris Brown

Fuso Adds Gasoline V-8 to FE Series Cabovers

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America premiered a new prototype V8 gasoline powertrain for the company’s FE Series medium-duty cabovers at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo by Chris Brown.

Mitsubishi Fuso Bringing Electric eCanter to U.S.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has introduced the eCanter battery-powered Class 4 truck, offering the first 50 units to a select group of customers by the end of the year on a two-year lease.

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

Detroit DD8 engine will launch with both engine and transmission power-take-off options required for many vocational applications. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Unveils Detroit DD8 Medium-Duty Diesel Engine

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine, aimed at vocational truck markets, at the NTEA’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Mitsubishi Fuso Adds Telogis Telematics to Cabovers

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. will offer a Telogis-powered telematics system as standard equipment on all FUSO medium-duty, diesel cabover trucks, the manufacturer announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of FTR cabovers courtesy of ICTA.

Isuzu Sets Production, Ordering for Class 6 Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America will begin production of its 2018 FTR Class 6 cabover in May and start taking orders for the medium-duty truck in April, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero engine

Cummins Improves MidRange Engine Lineup for 2017

Cummins announced improvements to its MidRange engine lineup for 2017 at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, including fuel economy improvements in the B6.7.

Photo of 2017 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Updates Transit Van for 2018

Ford added several new features and new optional equipment to its Transit full-size van for the 2018 model year, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of XL Hybrids E-350 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Electrification to Vehicle Modifier Program

Ford has expanded its Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that install electrified and hydraulic hybrid systems so those vehicles will retain the factory powertrain warranty.

Photo of (l. to r.) Ruppert, Fletcher, and Scholtes by Chris Brown.

Ford F-650/F-750 Again Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Ford's F-650 and F-750 vocational trucks have been named the 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award for the second consecutive year, Work Truck magazine announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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