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Photo of 2017 F-350 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2017 model-year vehicles that include its medium-duty trucks and Lincoln vehicles.

<br />Mickey employees take to the streets of High Point to help Keep America Beautiful. (PHOTO: Mickey Truck Bodies)<br /><br />

Mickey Employees Make ‘Clean’ Sweep for High Point

Twenty-four Mickey Truck Body employees volunteered for the “Great American Clean Up” in High Point, N.C., this spring as part of a nationwide initiative sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.

Photo of 2016 Sorento courtesy of Kia.

Kia Tops J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study

Kia Motors supplanted Porsche at the top of J.D. Power’s 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study that measures new vehicle owner satisfaction in the first 90 days. It was the first time in 27 years that a non-premium brand led the study.

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Verizon Acquires Telogis

Verizon has acquired California-based Telogis to expand its market share in the growing telematics industry, the telecom giant announced.

Photo: Dejana

Douglas Dynamics Buys Medium-Duty Upfitter Dejana

Douglas Dynamics has agreed to acquire medium-duty truck upfitter Dejana Truck and Utility equipment for $206 million It is expected to close the deal during the third quarter of 2016.

2017 F-650 dump truck Photo: Ford

Medium-Duty Orders May Be Slowing

A decline in orders of Class 5-7 trucks in May points to "some moderate slowing" in a truck market that has shown strength since late 2013, according to ACT Research.

Earnings Watch: FedEx Narrows Loss, Werner Lowers Expectations

FedEx Corp. cut much, but not all, of its second quarter losses compared to a year earlier, while a preview of Werner Enterprises Inc. second quarter earnings sent heartburn throughout trucking and Wall Street amid concerns about second quarter trucking profits.

Photo courtesy of Workhorse Group Inc.

BMW Range Extender Bolsters Workhorse Hybrid Delivery Vehicles

Workhorse Group Inc. will begin offering its E-Gen hybrid delivery trucks with BMW's i3 range-extender solution to produce more on-board electricity that will extend the range of the delivery vehicle, the company announced.

Photo: Rush Truck Centers

Las Vegas Rush Truck Center to Offer Medium-Duty Ford Trucks

Rush Enterprises has acquired the Ford franchise rights and related assets from Transwest Truck Center Las Vegas, allowing it to sell medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles at the Las Vegas dealership location.

Photo of Chevrolet&#39;s low cab forward models courtesy of GM.

GM Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2017 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands.

Diesel Prices Flatten After Weeks of Increases

The price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell slightly last week, ending weeks of consistent increases in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo of 2017 Ridgeline courtesy of Honda.

Honda's 2017-MY Ridgeline Goes on Sale

Honda's 2017 model-year Ridgeline mid-size pickup will arrive at dealers on June 21 with a significant refresh that includes improved driving dynamics, updated styling, and a bed storage locker.

Shuster Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Shuster Corporation, provider of bearings and power transmission products, and a division of Motion Industries, is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

HVAC Fleet Adds Hybrid GM Vans

Chicago-area HVAC servicer Climatemp Service Group has added four Chevrolet Express vans to its fleet that have been modified so they operate as hybrids to enhance fuel efficiency for the company, according to vehicle modifier XL Hybrids.

FleetPride Acquires Charlebois Truck Parts Locations

FleetPride, Inc., an independent distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired the assets of Charlebois Truck Parts locations in the Vermont and New York markets.

Daimler Unveils Pedestrian, Cyclist Avoidance in Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

Utilimaster Showcases Hybrid Electric Technology at EUFMC

Spartan Delivery and Service Vehicles showcased an innovative walk-in van specifically designed for underground utility maintenance, featuring hybrid electric auxiliary power, at the 2016 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC).

Patrick Kaufman, lead systems engineer for EDI, demonstrates the exportable power capacity on the EDI/PG&amp;amp;E Class-5 utility work truck. (Photo: PG&amp;amp;E)

PG&E Hosted Electric Vehicle Showcase

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hosted an electric vehicle (EV) event showcasing current models from a wide range of automotive manufacturers as part of the utility’s efforts to encourage its employees to adopt EVs

One of the 16 Class 5 medium-duty service trucks. (PHOTO: BYD)

California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks

The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.

Video Safety Tip: Driving Near Bicyclists

Summer is here and that means sharing the road with more bicycles. Here's some advice to help drivers coexist with cyclists more safely and peacefully.

Photo: Truckworx Kenworth

Truckworx Kenworth Opens New Dealership in Alabama

Truckworx Kenworth has relocated its full-service facility in Montgomery, Ala., into a new $6 million, 39,000-square-foot building with 21 service bays, including three bays dedicated for washing and conditioning trucks.

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Offers Integrated Telematics Through Omnitracs

Mack Trucks has expanded its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics, providing real-time GPS location information as well as performance data.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

2017 F-150 Adds Gauge Display for 10-Speed

Ford is adding a numbered display for its new 10-speed transmission in the 2017 F-150's instrument cluster for faster gearing recognition.

Compact pickups like the Chevrolet Colorado increased 14.6% in wholesale value compared to last May. Photo courtesy of GM.

Trucks Keep Yearly Wholesale Values Up

In May, average wholesale values fell relative to April, though they remain up on a year-over-year basis largely because of the price strength of trucks, according to ADESA.

Insured Tailgate Theft Declines 6%

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports today that insured tailgate thefts declined 6% in 2015, reversing a consecutive five-year escalating theft trend.





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