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Safe Fleet Names VP of Work Truck

Safe Fleet announced that work truck industry veteran, Craig Bonham, has joined Safe Fleet as the new Vice President of Work Truck effective July 1.

A Ryder technician performing a scheduled preventive maintenance checkup on a Ryder pre-owned vehicle. Photo: Business Wire

Ryder Offers Preventive Maintenance for Pre-Owned Vehicles

Ryder System has launched a preventive maintenance program available for its pre-owned vehicle purchases.

Truck Orders Fall for the Quarter, Up Big from Last Year

Truck orders in the heavy- and medium-duty segments fell in the second quarter of 2017, but are still much higher than they were a year ago, according to a report from ACT Research.

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Commercial Fleet Sales Surge in June

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufacturers bounced back in June after several months of declining sales, by increasing 14.6% from a year ago to 68,443 units, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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NTSB Hosting Driver Assistance Tech Roundtable at Fleet Safety Conference

The National Transportation Safety Board will host a roundtable at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference. To be discussed will be strategies for and challenges of advanced driver-assistance systems implementation in heavy-duty trucks and fleets.

Billy Stanley of Rush Truck Center - Houston raises the cup as the winner of Hino Truck's 2017 National Master Elite Service Skills Competition. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Texas Technician Wins Hino's Skills Competition

Hino Trucks honored a new master elite technician in its annual Service Skills Competition, now in its ninth year.

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Truck Values Remain Stable

Volume-weighted, overall truck segment (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) values decreased by just 0.03% last week, better than the average decrease of 0.17% per week in the previous four weeks.

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Kenworth Offers ISL G Natural Gas Engine on T680, T880

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship and T880 and T880S vocational trucks are now available for order with the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural-gas engine.

Photo via Wikimedia/Jason Lawrence

Miss. County Faces Garbage Truck Shortage

Simpson County, Miss., has only three of its refuse trucks working after four trucks were disabled in June — two from lighting strikes.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Vehicle Theft

July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, so here's some timely advice from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Chicago Utility Opens Training Center

The state-of-the-art facility will provide annual training to more than 1,600 utility workers and fire officials across the region, while also providing much-needed vocational programming to help prepare Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students for future jobs in the gas and energy field.

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7M Plug-ins to Hit the Road by 2025, Report Claims

A new report from the Edison Electric Institute and the Institute for Electric Innovation projects more than 7 million plug-in vehicles will be on U.S. roads by 2025, representing 7% of all vehicle sales and 3% of all registered cars and light-duty vehicles.

Former Utility Employee Charged with Selling Fleet Vehicles for Personal Use

A former utility contractor employee has been charged with selling fleet vehicles and using company funds for personal use.

Photo courtesy of Robert Madrid for FPL

FPL Forms Fleet Fueling Partnership with Train Company

FPL, which has used biodiesel in its trucks for nearly two decades, will supply Brightline with 2 million gallons of biodiesel-blended fuel annually through a two-year contract.

Photo via Creative Commons.

New-Vehicle Sales Down 2.3% in First Half of 2017

New-vehicle sales through the first six months of 2017 are expected to be down 2.3%, and high quality off-lease vehicles may be part of the reason why, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Terex Utilities Hosts Annual Service School

Instruction covered technical topics, including boom and rotation hydraulic overload protection, dielectric testing, hydraulic leveling, side load protection, controls, and more.

The new grant program will emphasize projects that stretch federal highway funding. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trump's DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

The Department of Transportation has retooled the federal Fastlane infrastructure grant program to better align with the Trump administration’s goals of using more public-private partnerships.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM, MapAnything Partner to Increase Fleet Productivity

General Motors will offer a connectivity service powered by MapAnything, Inc. that combines telematics fleet management and customer relationship management to fleets in a subscription service, GM has announced.

Work Truck Solutions Acquires $5M in Financing

Work Truck Solutions, a commercial truck inventory solutions provider, has completed a Series B Preferred Stock financing round of $5 million.

IARA 16th Annual Summer Roundtable Heading to Nashville

IARA will be hosting its 16th Annual Summer Roundtable in Nashville this year. The three-day event will be held at the Hilton Downtown Nashville on Aug. 16-18.

Attendees at HDT's Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange check out Navistar's new International RH model last month. Photo: Kareem Girgis

Navistar: Executive Changes Will Help Drive Growth

Navistar officials said they’re optimistic that excitement about their new products and an overall industry bump in truck orders will help them meet their financial goals for the year, while some executive leadership changes announced Wednesday are designed to help keep the company moving into the future.

Photo via Fleet Clean

Mobile Truck Washing Business Expands

Each Fleet Clean rig is equipped with its own water, generator, pressure washers, soap dispensers, brushes, tools, and water reclamation equipment, with customers only needing to supply the dirty vehicle.

Photo: Continental

Continental to Raise Truck Tire Prices Again

Prices for Continental, General and AmeriSteel-brand truck tires rise "as much as 7%" effective July 1.

Photo of Ford Transit van courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere is moving up to President, Truck and Parts. Photo: Navistar

Navistar Names Truck and Parts President

As Bill Kozek turns his attention to disruptive technologies and vehicle electrification, Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere steps up to fill the position of president, Truck and Parts.

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