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Ford Recalls F-150 and 3 Other Models for Seats

The recall, tied to defective attaching bolts, covers more than 94,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles in the U.S.  

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Work Truck Solutions Adds to Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Work Truck Solutions, Inc., announced the appointment of David Thawley as an independent director of the firm, effective immediately.

A handful of FSC attendees were selected to find the above IEDs, which were hidden on two vehicles. Photos: Jim Park

TSA Demonstrates Vehicle Explosives Detection

A team of experts from the Transportation Security Administration offered both classroom and hands-on presentations on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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Arrow Truck Sales Donates Volvo VNL to Women In Trucking

Arrow Truck Sales of Kansas City, Mo., has announced that it will donate a 2014 Volvo VNL 670 to the Women In Trucking Association for its 2018 Truck Giveaway.

The recall covers more than 40,000 GM cars and trucks. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags, Seat Belts

A software update that was part of a previous recall might have been incomplete, affecting more than 40,000 cars and trucks.

Timeline courtesy of Ford.

Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Work Trucks

Ford is celebrating the centennial of its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Model TT, which eventually led to the company producing many iconic work trucks, including the F-Series that has been the best-selling truck lineup for 35 years.

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Azuga Partners with AllState on Roadside Assistance

Roadside breakdowns can ruin anyone's day. For companies that rely on their fleet service, problems on the road can present business and safety risks as well. Azuga has teamed up with Signature Motor Club, an Allstate company, to provide emergency roadside services for its fleet clients.

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Truck Tire Supplier to Open North American Headquarters

TP Commercial Solutions has announced that its new headquarters in San Diego, Calif., will be opened on Sept. 1 as part of the truck tire supplier's expansion in the North American market.

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Crane Industry Services Expands NCCER Offerings in Northeast

New England Crane School in New Hampshire and Cranes101 in Massachusetts are now approved as NCCER Accredited Training and Assessment Centers (ATS/AAC), under the sponsorship and support of Crane Industry Services.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM to Launch Collision Certification Program

Set to debut in early 2018, the program will establish a comprehensive set of standards for collision repair of GM vehicles.

Paccar Reports ‘Strong’ Q2 Revenues and Profits

Paccar, parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, has announced that for the second quarter of 2017, it achieved net sales and financial services revenues of $4.70 billion-- compared to $4.41 billion in the same period a year ago.

Photo of E-450 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers More 2018-MY Incentives

Ford has added fleet incentives for 11 additional 2018 model-year vehicles, including its E-450 cutaway and stripped chassis van, as well as its police lineup.

Photo of 2018 Ridgeline Sport courtesy of Honda.

Honda Ridgeline Returns for 2018 with Few Tweaks

Honda's 2018 Ridgeline adds $155 to its base price and will offer a few minor tweaks including a streamlined trim walk from 12 to nine and new exterior colors, Honda has announced.

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ALK’s CoPilot Truck Navigation Joins Geotab Marketplace

Geotab has announced that ALK’s CoPilot Truck navigation is now available on the Geotab Marketplace.

Safety Tip: Spotting Signs of Misaligned Wheels

Pep Boys and CNET provide advice on how to recognize symptoms of wheel misalignment.

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Texas Utility Starts Drone Pilot Program

The pilot program will cost $35,000 and is expected to take about a week to complete. Video from the drone will be analyzed to identify loose connections, leaking oil, rust and deterioration, and any hot spots.

Photo:Jim Park.

Kenworth: Vocational Truck Market to Stay Strong Through End of 2017

The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, according to Kenworth. And going into the second half of the year, the OEM sees the underlying economic fundamentals as equally promising.

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Driving Dynamics Acquires Element's CTS Training Unit

Driving Dynamics has acquired the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) from Element Fleet Management in a deal that will expand its own fleet driver training and preserve the fleet management company's safety offering to its own clients, Driving Dynamics has announced.

Altec Recognized at White House Made in America Event

Leading manufacturers from around the country were invited to participate in the event, which highlighted a U.S.-made product from each of the 50 states. Altec showcased an Altec AN67 Aerial Device.

Photo: Double Coin/CMA

Double Coin Opens New Tire Plant

Double Coin and CMA has opened a new manufacturing facility in Thailand that will produce truck, bus, industrial, and off-road tires for the North American market.

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IMT Names New Sales Team Members

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), a manufacturer of service vehicles, truck-mounted cranes, hydraulic loaders, and air compressors, announced two new hires for its sales team.

Photo of 2017 Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

EPA Certifies AGA's Natural Gas System for 2018 GM Trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency has certified AGA Systems' bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas fueling system for General Motors' 2018 lineup of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500, 3500, and 4500 trucks.

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Mobile Truck Washer Fleet Clean Enters St. Louis

Mobile truck washer Fleet Clean USA is expanding into the St. Louis market next week and hopes to enter several other southern and Midwest markets by the end of the year, including Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, San Antonio, Jacksonville, and Birmingham, Ala.

Photo: Paccar Financial

Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension Act of 2017, which seeks to extend the current initial implementation date for the ELD mandate.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

California's Climate Change Deal May Increase Fuel Prices

California's Legislature has voted to extend the state's cap-and-trade program through 2030, which could result in an increase to the gasoline tax and would codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) into law.

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