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Video Safety Tip: What Flashing Yellow Arrows Mean

Flashing yellow left-turn arrow signals are becoming more commonplace throughout the U.S., but some drivers are still unfamiliar with them. Here's advice on how to respond.

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Cummins Filtration Revamps Website Search Tool

Cummins Filtration has launched a new website with a faster search tool to make it easier to find Fleetguard filtration solutions for diesel engines, transmissions and industrial applications.

Source: FTR

Trucking Conditions Falter in Weaker Economic Environment

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index fell by nearly 50% in March as a weak economy during the first quarter of 2016 negatively impacted the freight market.

Photo of 2017 F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 4x4 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Releases 2017 Super Duty Pricing

Ford has begun taking orders for its 2017 Super Duty trucks, which go on sale in the fall following a revamp that lightens the load with aluminum body panels and brings new standard features to the stalwart work trucks.

Chart: ACT Research Co. LLC

ACT: Class 8 Supply Still Running High

The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for those trucks, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index released by ACT Research Co. LLC.

Western Start Trucks' new Extreme Duty MBT-40 configured as a 70-metric-ton tractor. Photo by Jim Park

Western Star Debuts Extreme Duty Off-Road 'Transformer'

Western Star Trucks has just unveiled an extreme heavy-duty off-road chassis that could make owning multiple single-purpose trucks obsolete. The MBT-40 Transformer can pick up an drop truck bodies the way trash trucks pickup and drop roll-off containers.

Photo courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic's $117K to Fund Boise EV Fleet

Republic Services of Idaho presented the City of Boise, Idaho, with a check for $117,000 to launch the city’s first electric-vehicle fleet.

Fleet Advantage Adds to Business Development Team

Fleet Advantage announced the addition of Mike O'Hare to the company's Business Development team.

On May 11 the propane autogas Ford F-150 visited the State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Tour Heads East

Alliance AutoGas is headed into the second half of its 5,300-plus mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip with a converted propane autogas Ford F-150 trailering a propane autogas mower.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan to Take 34% Controlling Stake in Mitsubishi

Nissan Motor Co. will acquire 34% of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. for 237 billion yen ($2.17 billion) in a deal that makes Nissan the leading investor in the struggling automaker.

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

National ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Launches

The 2016 safety campaign kicks off in Chicago, with federal and state officials coming together to promote greater seat belt use on America’s roads.

Lyon-Lincoln Electric Co-op operates two Fereightliner M2 106 digger derrick trucks for its utility fleet operations. (PHOTO: Freightliner)

Lyon-Lincoln Electric Co-Op Relies on Freightliner

Being a rural cooperative, their work is about 50/50 on the road and in tough jobsite conditions, such as muddy fields, where the truck’s four-wheel drive is a huge asset.

Chart showing vehicle categories courtesy of BofA.

GM Replacing 88% of Lineup By 2020

General Motors should gain market share by replacing 88% of its light-duty lineup by 2020, while Volkswagen and Korean automakers are relying too heavily on cars with consumer demand shifting toward SUVs and trucks, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst.

National Truck Protection Adds Custom Claims Service

National Truck Protection Co., Inc. (NTP), a provider of extended service contracts to the trucking industry, announced the introduction of a new Custom Claims Administration Service.

Photo of CNG refuse truck courtesy of Waste Industries.

Waste Industries Invests $7M in CNG Vehicles, Fueling

Waste Industries will add 22 refuse and service trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to its fleet at its Wilmington, N.C. facility, and unveil the vehicles at a May 12 event.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Expands San Antonio Fleet, Adds CNG Tractors

UPS is expanding its San Antonio, Texas, package processing facility in a move that will add 150 more delivery vehicles and 40 Class 8 tractors powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

International Offers Over-the-Air Programming for Cummins Engines

International Truck will be the first OEM to offer over-the-air truck programming for Cummins engines, allowing fleets to update engine control modules with a secure Wi-Fi connection.

Truck Safety Coalition Honors Industry Leaders for Safety Commitment

The Truck Safety Coalition has honored three trucking industry leaders for their commitment and dedication to fleet safety.

Feds Predict Higher Fuel Price Increases

Federal officials have raised their expectations for diesel and gasoline prices this year and are predicting even larger hikes coming for 2017, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Photo via Border International Facebook Page

Michelin Opens El Paso Retread Facility

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has opened a new Oliver Rubber retread facility in El Paso, Texas, called Border Recapping.

Medium-Duty Orders Remain Strong

Orders of medium-duty vehicles remained strong in April, even though they fell 10% from a March peak and came in 12% higher than a year ago, according to ACT Research.

Navistar's OnCommand Connection Hits 200,000 VINs

Navistar, Inc. announced subscriptions to OnCommand Connection (OCC), the company's open architecture remote diagnostics system, have surpassed the 200,000 vehicle mark.

A custom-built slide-in camper simulator to test the truck's roll stability when its center of gravity is raised. (PHOTO: Ford Motor Co.)

Video: Ford Puts Super Duty to the Test

Watch Ford engineers put Super Duty through its paces at Arizona Proving Grounds, subjecting the truck to low- and high-speed lane changes, and slalom runs.

The Ford F-150 leaves Asheville, heading on to Oklahoma City. (PHOTO: Alliance Autogas)

Alliance Autogas Ride Hits Oklahoma City

The Alliance AutoGas converted Ford F-150 is halfway through its 5,500-mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride.”

Photo of 2017 Ridgeline courtesy of Honda.

Honda Releases 2017 Ridgeline Pricing, Fuel Economy

Honda has released full specifications for its 2017 Ridgeline mid-size pickup, including pricing, fuel economy, and capacities for towing and payload.

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