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Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

2018 F-150 Adds Power, Payload Capability

Ford has boosted the power and efficiency of its F-150 engines for the 2018 model year with improvements that increase payload, towing capability, and fuel economy, Ford has announced.

J.B. Poindexter Acquires Masterack

Masterack LLC, maintains its corporate headquarters in Decatur, Ga., a manufacturing plant in Social Circle, Ga., and five company-owned installation facilities across the United States. It will operate as an independent business unit within JBPCO.

Hino Motors Manufacturing in Williamstown, W. Va., celebrated 10 years of manufacturing. (Photo: Hino)

Hino Celebrates 10 Years in West Virginia

Hino Motors Manufacturing facility in Williamstown, W. Va., celebrated 10 years of medium-duty truck production. This 245,000 square-foot location produces Hino’s Class 6 & 7 conventional body style trucks.

Photo of 2017 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls Titan Pickups for Seat Belts

The recall, set to get under way Sept. 26, covers more than 44,000 crew cab trucks in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

Photo of 2017 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

Auto Truck Group Begins Transit Connect Ship-Thru

The Auto Truck Group will begin using its New Jersey facility to offer ship-through services for the Transit Connect compact van under a new agreement with Ford, the upfitter has announced.

Photo: Wabash National

Wabash National to Buy Truck Body Maker Supreme

Impact that rising tide of e-commerce shipping is having on the need for more “final mile” deliveries cited as driving factor behind acquisition.

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Medium-Duty Truck Values Stumble This Summer

As the summer season continues, one trend is emerging for medium-duty trucks — declining auction prices, according to Black Book’s August Specialty Markets report.

Photo of Chevrolet's Low Cab Forward trucks courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Adds Fleet Options for 2018-MY

Chevrolet is rolling out an array of new vehicle options for its fleet customers for the 2018 model year on a trio of utility vehicles, cars, and its low cab forward trucks, the company told Automotive Fleet.com.

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Food Transporter Group Launches Food Safety Compliance Tool

American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference has launched an online self-assessment tool to help fleets stay compliant with new Food Safety Modernization Act rules for food handling and safety.

Photo: ISE

ISE Adds Electronic Logging Solution to FMCSA ELD List

ISE announced that its eFleetSuite electronic logging device solution was self-certified and listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD online registry.

Image courtesy of Telogis.

Telogis Self-Certifies ELD Solution

Verizon-owned Telogis has been included on a list of registered providers of Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solutions by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Photo courtesy of DICA

DICA to Introduce New Outrigger Pads, Product Updates at ICUEE

DICA will introduce Cavity Pad Plus outrigger pads and reveal design updates to ProStack interlocking cribbing at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE), to be held Oct. 3-5 in Louisville, Ky.

Photo by Lan56/Wikimedia Commons.

Safety Tip: Driving Near Schools

AAA offers driving safety reminders for the new school year.

Image courtesy of Diesel Technology Forum

State Truck Fleet Benefits from Clean Diesel

The introduction of new technology clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems into Pennsylvania's trucking fleet over the last five years is now at a 35% level, yielding significant emission reductions and substantial fuel savings, according to new research commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.

Photo of 2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls 2014 Pickup Trucks for Steering

The recall covers more than 690,000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks in the 2014 model year.

Assembling Baja Designs' LED performance lighting. (Photo courtesy of Baja Designs)

Baja Designs Celebrates 25 Years

Baja Designs, the "Scientists of Lighting," produced a dynamic, new video that tells their story of 25 years of performance off-road lighting and accessories.

Photo of 2017-MY half-ton pickups courtesy of Ford, GM, FCA, and Nissan.

Commercial Fleet Sales Flat in July

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures were flat in July, declining 0.6% to 49,158 units mostly due to a decline in passenger car sales.

Four products from the new Optima Series of aerial devices will be on display at ICUEE. Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex to Debut New Products at ICUEE

Terex Utilities will debut the Optima Series of aerial devices and showcase significant enhancements and live demonstrations at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE) in October.

The T-Pod is an all-electric autonomous truck capable of running 124 miles on a single battery charge. Photo: Einride

No Cab? No Driver? No Problem

A Swedish startup has unveiled a prototype electric truck that doesn't require a driver. In fact, there's not even a cab for a driver to sit in.

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea.

CICB to Host Crane Training at ICUEE 2017

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau announced it will host Articulating Boom Crane Operator preparatory training at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in October.

Volkswagen has been a major shareholder in International since purchasing a $250 million stake in the company last year. Photo: International

Volkswagen Acquires More Navistar Shares in Series of July Trades

Volkswagen quietly invested approximately $11,263,489 in Navistar International stock last month.

Navistar's N9 Engine Photo: Navistar

Navistar to End 9/10L Engine Production by 2018

Navistar has announced that it will cease production of its medium-duty 9- and 10L engines at the company’s Melrose Park, Illinois, facility by the second quarter of 2018.

Photo: FMCSA

FMCSA Clarifies Issuance of Commercial Learner’s Permits

Guidance just issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration clarifies that a state may accept applications for commercial learner’s permits and administer the general knowledge test to individuals who are not domiciled there.

NTEA Announces Dates for Upcoming Work Truck Shows

North America’s largest work truck event, The Work Truck Show, returns to its early March time slot in 2018 and 2019 and has announced its official dates and locations for the next two years.

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