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Peterbilt Hits Million-Truck Milestone

Peterbilt announced the production of its 1 millionth vehicle. The Model 567 Heritage rolled off the assembly line at the company’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility.

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LeasePlan USA Appoints Two Executives to Leadership Team

LeasePlan USA has appointed two executives to its leadership team: Greg Buckland, who will serve as the company’s new chief information officer, and Matt Patterson, who was named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Work Truck Show Announces Multiple Vehicle Reveals

Four of North America’s leading truck manufacturers have announced they will unveil new vehicles at The Work Truck Show 2018: Chevrolet, Ford, Hino, and International.

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Magellan Deploys Return to Route Across all NYC Salt Spreading Vehicles

As the first of the winter snow storms move into the Eastern Seaboard, Magellan is announcing that its Return to Route navigation solution has been selected by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for deployment across its entire fleet of salt spreading vehicles, which include the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island.

Paccar's Innovation Booth at CES. Photo: Peterbilt

Truck Technology Takes the Stage at the Consumer Electronics Show

For the first time, truck manufacturers are showing off their latest technological advancements at one of the most influential technology shows on the planet in Las Vegas this week.

U.S. crude oil production is projected to hit record highs, but that won't stop diesel prices from rising. Photo: ConocoPhillips

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Expected to Jump Less This Year

The outlook for national average on-highway diesel prices is for them to be higher this year and in 2019 than they were last year and in 2016, but they should at least be fairly stable during this time, according to the latest Short Term Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Department.

Terex Utilities Announces Network of Electric Utility Contractors

Terex Utilities announced an expanded relationship with Utility One Source, which complements its existing network of distribution and rental partners offering comprehensive services to electric utilities.

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NHTSA Launches Safety Campaign for Super Bowl Sunday

Companies can download for free safety campaign materials reminding employees to plan ahead for a safe ride home if they drink during game-day festivities.

Kenworth's Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680 day cab at the Port of Seattle. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Shows Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680 at CES

Kenworth showed a zero-emissions T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell as part of its Paccar Innovations booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Image of 411 electric utility vehicle courtesy of AEV Technologies.

AEV Technologies Unveils Electric Truck

AEV Technologies, Inc., designer and manufacturer of compact, emissions-free vehicles for urban commercial markets, unveiled its new assembled in the U.S.A., all-electric vehicle lineup at CES Las Vegas.

Video Safety Tip: Vehicle Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

AAA explains which eight vehicle noises signal trouble that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet to Unveil Class 4/5 Silverado

Chevrolet will reveal its all-new Silverado Class 4 and 5 chassis cab trucks at The Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis.

Image of converted Ford F-150 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Gets Latest CARB Approval

XL Hybrids has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State of California.

Photo of diesel-powered 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

Ford's first diesel-powered 2018 F-150 pickup can deliver an EPA-rated 30 mpg in highway driving, which would put it among the most fuel-efficient pickups available when it goes on sale in the spring.

European-model Mercedes-Benz Vito electric van. The Vito is sold on this side of the Atlantic as the Metris. Photo: Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Reports Record Van Sales; Teases Rollout of Next Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced it set a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the 40,000-vehicles sold mark. The division also again gave a taste of what its next-generation Sprinter will offer.

Kinedyne Certified by Women's Business Council

Kinedyne LLC, a business specializing in the design, manufacture, and distribution of cargo securement products to the transportation industry for nearly 50 years, announced national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women President’s Educational Organization-NY.

Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High in December

Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are expected to total 58,800 units in December, hitting a 3-month high to end the year, according to early numbers from ACT Research.

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FleetUp Partners with Navistar on Vehicle Diagnostics Solution

FleetUp, a provider of electronic logging device and hours of service compliance solutions, has partnered with Navistar International to create a comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and preventive maintenance solution.

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Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.

Jasper Acquires North Carolina Branch Location

Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced the acquisition of Jasper Engines & Transmissions of Greensboro, N.C., which originally opened in 1986 as an independent distributorship, selling Jasper products to customers in North Carolina and southern Virginia.

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Michelin, Sumitomo Strike Commercial Tire Deal

Michelin North America Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) have agreed to combine their respective North American replacement tire distribution and related service operations in a 50-50 joint venture.

Courtesy of Black Book

Pickups Perform Well in Resale Market

While the end of 2017 brought a record decline in weekly depreciation for cars, volume-weighted, overall truck segment (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) values declined by 0.54% the last week of 2017, according to Black Book. This is in line with the average weekly adjustment of 0.57% over the previous four weeks.

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) Photo: Evan Lockridge

House Transpo Chair Shuster Not Running in 2018

Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has announced that he will not seek reelection this year.

Photo: UPS

Online Retailers Averaged 1 Million Returns in December

UPS is expecting a record 1.4 million returns on Jan. 3 after averaging more than 1 million returns every day before Christmas in December.

Photo of Toyota Tundra courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Pickups, Other Models for Overloading Risk

The recall covers multiple models, including Tacoma and Tundra pickups, RAV4 and Highlander SUVs and Sienna minivans.

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