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Dejana Acquires Arrowhead Equipment

Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment, an upfitter and manufacturer of vehicle attachments and equipment and a subsidiary of Douglas Dynamics, Inc., announced it has acquired Arrowhead Equipment, Inc.

Safety Tip: Proper Steering Grips

Here's steering advice from AAA, the California DMV and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Photo: David Cullen

PacLease Offers Toll Management to Lease, Rental Customers

Paccar Leasing has announced that it will offer automatic toll billing and collecting to its lease and rental customers through PacToll, a toll management program created through a partnership with Bestpass.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg works on the F-150 assembly line during a visit to Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant. Photo by: Sam VarnHagen

Facebook's Zuckerberg Checks Out Dearborn Truck Plant

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg visited Ford Motor Company, even playing a small part in the assembly of some new Ford F-150 trucks.

Photo courtesy of BYD Trucks.

Demo Begins of BYD Electric Yard Truck

BYD, a manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the vast regional transportation infrastructure in the New York City area, will demo a battery-electric BYD Class 8 yard truck for the next several weeks.

Anthony Levandowski speaking about the future of self-driving trucks at last year's ATA Managment Conference & Exhibition. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Uber’s Autonomous Vehicle Head Stepping Aside During Legal Battle

Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group and founder of autonomous truck startup Otto, has stepped aside from that role in the midst of a legal battle with Waymo, according to a Business Insider news report.

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Samsung and Magellan Partner on ELD Solution

Samsung Electronics America has partnered with GPS navigation provider Magellan to deliver an ELD-compliant hours-of-service tracking solution for short- and long-haul trucking.

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Idaho Power Implements Safe Driving Pilot Program

About 600 Idaho Power employees will participate in the pilot program, which includes taking a short survey to measure perceptions and practices about distracted driving.

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Vigillo Compiles Driver Safety Records Into Roadside Resume

Vigillo's new Roadside Resume is billed as a comprehensive commercial driver safety, compliance, and risk profile to help carriers identify safe and risky drivers.

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Meritor Offers 13X Axle on International Trucks

Meritor has announced that its 13X single-drive axle will become standard equipment on the International DuraStar in July. The axle will also be available as an option on other International medium-duty trucks.

Western Star's newest Model 5700 paint scheme is based on colors and patterns the company used on show trucks in the 1970s. Photos: Jack Roberts

Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark

Western Star, the truck OEM that President Kelley Platt likes to tout as "the last of the custom truck builders" has hit the half-century mark. It also unveiled a new, 25-ton, off-highway truck designed to work in construction, mining and quarry applications to reporters in Phoenix.

Photo of Toyota Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Tacoma Trucks for Oil Leaks

The recall covers an estimated 228,000 pickup trucks in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

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YourMechanic Launches Fleet Maintenance Services

The new maintenance program covers light-duty commercial vehicles up to Class 3 (10,000 to 14,000 pounds) and medium-duty Class 4 (up to 16,000 pounds), and aims to address many challenges facing fleet managers by offering flexible service packages, including on-demand repair delivered directly to the fleet of vehicles.

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Truck Dealership Employment Rose 5.6% in 2016

Employment at truck dealerships hit its highest point in five years, according to a report from American Truck Dealers a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association, as dealers work to improve customer uptime and deal with ever-more-complex equipment.

Altorfer Cat to Sell Thunder Creek Construction Products

Altorfer Inc. and Thunder Creek Equipment have reached an agreement that will make the heavy equipment dealer an official provider of Thunder Creek’s products for the construction industry in central Illinois, eastern Iowa, and northeast Missouri.

The new state-of-the-art manufacturing center will more than double the capacity of Mickey’s existing business to over 15,000 units a year. (Photo courtesy of Mickey Truck Bodies)

Mickey Truck Bodies Breaks Ground on New Plant

Mickey Truck Bodies has broken ground on a 20,000-square-foot liftgate installation facility on the 13-acre site the company purchased in 2015 from a former furniture manufacturer.

Courtesy of Telogis.

Telogis Spotlight Delivers Metrics to Workforce Managers

Launching in May, Telogis Spotlight will be a free for fleet managers, supervisors, and company executives.

Spartan Motors Partners with Ranger Design

Ranger and Spartan Motors will offer a portfolio of work-truck solutions with original equipment manufacturer Ship-Thru availability.

Verizon Telematics Delivers One-Stop Shop for ELDs

The impending electronic logging device (ELD) deadline from the Federal Carrier Safety Administration is on Dec. 18

Photo of 2018-MY Ford F-150 courtesy of Landi Renzo.

Landi Renzo Adds Warranty for 2018-MY CNG Systems

Landi Renzo USA is introducing a new warranty program on all of its CNG-fueled systems beginning with MY-2018 Ford vehicles with three-years/50,000 miles

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Teletrac Navman's ELD Solution is FMCSA Compliant

Teletrac Navman has announced its new Director ELD solution, which meets all currently published technical requirements of FMCSA's Electronic Logging Device mandate.

Productivity Gains Linked to In-House Maintenance

During a recent survey with trucking fleets, there was a strong indication that fleets with current maintenance capabilities can improve productivity by bringing additional work in house.

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Ford, Nissan Top Vincentric's Fleet Value List

Ford and Nissan vehicles appeared most prominently among the vehicles chosen as having the best fleet value by Vincentric for the 2017 model year, the firm that analyzes total cost of ownership announced.

Safety Tip: Driving Near Farm Equipment

It's planting season again, so fleet drivers are encountering more farm equipment on the roads. Here's some timely advice from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau to help drivers more safely share the road with farm equipment.

International RH Truck Offers SAF-Holland Fifth Wheel

The Holland FW17 Series Fifth Wheel will be standard equipment on Navistar’s new International RH Series regional-haul tractor.

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