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Photo of the Livonia Transmission Plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford Invests $1.6B to Upgrade Truck Production

Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.

Photo of a service truck Johnson Brothers would use for on-site maintenance courtesy of Ryder.

Beverage Fleet Outsources Truck Maintenance

St. Paul, Minn-based beverage distributor Johnson Brothers has outsourced its fleet maintenance work to Ryder System, Inc., for 517 trucks in 15 states.

Superwinch Expands Sales Team

Superwinch has hired two associates to expand its global sales team, including Steve Smith as industrial sales manager for the U.S. and Canada and Al Cruz as industrial sales manager for Latin America and Southern Pacific Region.

Nissan Titan, photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

Used Truck, Full-Size Van Prices Weaken

Black Book has new data that shows truck segments may be feeling additional pricing pressure, resulting in many trucks not holding their values as well as in previous years.

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Alliance AutoGas

Blue Star Gas Sponsors LPG F-150's Cross-Country Trip

Blue Star Gas has signed on as one of 20 sponsors ot Alliance AutoGas' Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride where a Ford F-150 running on propane will make a cross-country trip to highlight the benefits of propane autogas.

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica courtesy of FCA US.

FCA's 2017 Fleet Preview Starts in Boston, Phoenix

FCA US is giving fleet managers in 15 cities a chance to drive its 2017 model-year lineup starting with two events in Boston and Phoenix on April 26.

Diesel Prices Up, Oil Production Could Increase

The price of diesel fuel increased for the third week in a row, hitting an average price of $2.198 per gallon.

Fleet Advantage Graduates Two More CTP Professionals

Fleet Advantage announced two additional executive graduates of the 2016 NPTC Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) program.

Penske Truck Leasing's Fourth SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

The company is one of seven organizations, and the only transportation corporation, being accorded with this designation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Endurance RSA (PHOTO: Goodyear)

Goodyear Endurance RSA Targets Regional, Urban Delivery Fleets

The Goodyear Endurance RSA focuses on the evolving needs of regional and urban delivery fleets, which split their time between highway and city driving.

PHOTO: GPS Insight

GPS Insight Integrates with Fleetio

The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.

SiriusXM Offers Fleet Pricing for Satellite Radio

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM has launched its first fleet initiative as a reward-based program, the company announced at the NAFA Institute & Expo.

Safety Tip: Driving in a Dust Storm

Here’s advice from the National Weather Service on what steps you should take if a dust storm strikes while you’re driving.

A West Penn Power lineman moves into position with his trusty bucket truck.(PHOTO: WEST PENN POWER)

West Penn Power Celebrates 100 Years

West Penn Power, a FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary, marked its 100th anniversary on March 1.

Photo of Transit courtesy of Ford.

Service Fleets Registering Most Vans

Service fleets added the most commercial vans among non-rental entities in 2015 for parcel delivery, HVAC, heath services and other sectors, according to new data from Ford and IHS Automotive.

2017 Mack MP-8 TC uses a second turbo to send extra power to the crankshaft and save fuel. Photos: Mack Trucks

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.

GM Plant Shut-Downs Blamed on Japan Quake

Parts shortages caused by a pair of earthquakes in Japan has caused General Motors to shut down four North America assembly plants for two weeks, the company has announced.

Peterbilt Model 579 day cab Photo: Peterbilt

Allison TC10 Transmission to be Offered in Paccar Trucks

Paccar has partnered with Allison Transmission to release the automatic Allison TC10 transmission in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with Paccar and Cummins engines.

Photo of Ram ProMaster City van courtesy of FCA US.

Ram ProMaster City Vans Recalled

The recall, tied to corrosion affecting an electrical connector, covers nearly 24,000 vehicles in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Photo of 2016 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Expands Dealer-Based Ordering

Nissan is making it easier for commercial fleets to acquire vehicles outside of annual purchasing cycles with its Fleetail 2.0 program that will expedite orders of less than 50 vehicles to commercial fleets and fleet management companies.

Arizona Utility Replacing Aging Vehicles with Electrics

Arizona Public Service (APS) has implemented a new standard of replacing its fleet vehicles with electric alternatives, where economically feasible.

Governor Nathan Deal marks Lineman Appreciation Month by signing House Bill 767 into law Tuesday. The legislation adds utility vehicles and workers to an existing law which requires drivers to "move over" one lane. (PHOTO: PRNewsFoto/Georgia Power)

Governor Signs 'Move Over' Law for Utility Workers

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 767 into law, which adds utility vehicles and workers to an existing law which requires drivers to "move over" one lane.

Chart courtesy of EPA.

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Extension Introduced

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced a bill to extend the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) through 2021 to continue to provide EPA grants to reduce diesel emissions.

Senate Approves Energy Bill Promoting Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

The U.S. Senate has approved an energy bill that reauthorizes a federal program that works with truck manufacturers and suppliers to improve fuel efficiency.


Mitsubishi Fuso Names New VP, Service Operations

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has promoted Scott Coyle to vice president, service operations for North America.

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