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Winter Storm Stella Wreaks Havoc in the Northeast

Winter Storm Stella has hit the Northeast, dumping snow in New England and freezing rain in warmer areas, and causing road closures along the East Coast.

Reading Truck Group Closes Acquisition of Three PalFleet Sites

Reading Truck Group announced that it closed the acquisition of three upfitting facilities from PalFleet Truck Equipment Company, pursuant to a previously executed purchase agreement.

NTEA Releases 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook

Two of every five vocational truck fleet managers plan to increase their vehicle count in 2017 and more than half now use telematics, according to the NTEA's 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook.

Diesel Prices Fall after a Month of Increases

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell last week, breaking a month-long string of increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Safety Tip: Driving in High Winds

The Nevada Department of Transportation offers advice on how to drive safely during windy weather.

Photo courtesy of ICTA.

Isuzu's Diesel Engine Durability Upped to 375,000 Miles

The B10 durability rating of the 4HK1-TC diesel engine that powers Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. cabovers has been increased to 375,000 miles, the company has announced at the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tire Rack Street Survival to Host 1000th Safe Driving Class

In 2017, Tire Rack Street Survival will celebrate 15 years of teaching teens the behind-the-wheel skills that keep all Americans safer on the roads.

Truck and Van News: Online Customer Portals and Order Deadlines

Mack Trucks and Mercedes-Benz announced new customer portals and FCA announced 2017-MY and 2018-MY order dates.

This truck was remanufactured and given away at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 trade show. Photo courtesy of Iron Direct

IronDirect Offers Remanufactured Trucks

A new remanufacturing truck service will allow fleet operators to purchase like-new remanufactured vehicles for about half the cost of similarly equipped new trucks.

Vehicles are lined up for the acceleration test, pitting calibrated vehicles with uncalibrated ones. Photo by Andy Lundin

Derive Efficiency Hosts Track Day

On March 3, Derive Efficiency hosted a track day for public and private fleets and the media, showing the differences in performance between a stock vehicle and one calibrated for optimum efficiency.

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Intel to Acquire Self-Driving Tech Firm Mobileye

Intel will acquire Israeli autonomous driving technology provider Mobileye for $15 billion under an agreement announced March 13 that brings the Silicon Valley chipmaker into the emerging autonomous-driving sector.

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Pittsburgh Utility Announces EV Purchases

Duquesne Light Company announced its electric vehicles (EV) plan, including fleet conversion, education, and infrastructure.

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Utilities Send Reinforcements to Michigan

Jackson, Mich.-based Consumers Energy has been working since Wednesday to restore power, getting help from neighboring utility fleets.

Photo of 2017 Titan XD S Single Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan to Show Truck, Van Lineup at Work Truck Show

Nissan is bringing its full lineup of trucks and vans to the Work Truck Show that runs from March 15 to 17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Traffic in New York City Photo: U.S. DOT

House Committee to Eye State/Local Rollout of FAST Act

For its first hearing of the 115th Congress, the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will delve into how the most recent highway bill — the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act— is being implemented on the state and local level.

A BYD all-electric yard truck. The typical yard truck burns 2 to 4 gallons of diesel fuel per hour. Photo: CARB

Electric Trucks Start Arriving at Southern California Freight, Rail Yards

The State of California, San Bernardino Council of Governments. and partners at Daylight Transport and BYD Motors have announced the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission electric yard and service trucks in three disadvantaged communities in Southern California.

Texas-Based Mulholland Energy Expands Truck Fleet

More Texas and New Mexico business owners in the plumbing, utility and drilling industries will now benefit from the excavation and drilling support team at Mulholland Energy Services.

Photo of 2018 6500XD Low Cab Forward truck courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet to Offer Class 6 Cabover

Chevrolet is expanding its lineup of cabover trucks for 2018, by adding the 6500XD Class 6 Low Cab Forward truck to a lineup that already includes Class 3, 4, and 5 cabovers, Chevrolet has announced.

Photo of a Royal Truck Body with BOLT courtesy of BOLT

BOLT Lock Now Standard on Royal Truck Body Products

BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) is now the only lock used in handle assemblies on all Royal Truck Body models. The work truck body manufacturer has made BOLT standard across its entire product line.

Image: U.S. DOT

Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers has once again assigned a barely passing grade of “D+” to the nation’s overall infrastructure and an even more parsimonious “D” to our road network. Bridges, though, fared a bit better— scoring a “C+.”

Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange to Offer Networking, HDT Innovator Panel

There are a limited number of fleet spots still available for the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange, a new networking event that will bring together a select group of fleet executives -- including HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators -- and top industry suppliers.

Photo courtesy of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains Unveils Plug-In Frieghtliner Utility Truck

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc., has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into the Freightliner platform.

Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Increase 8%

Sales of propane autogas-fueled vehicles increased 8% to 14,000 in 2016 compared to the year before, according to data from the Propane Education and Research Council.

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Small Pickups Showing Strongest Retained Value

Small pickups performed the best in February, according to Black Book, increasing their value by 0.2%. Vehicles in the small pickups segment include the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier, and Honda Ridgeline.

EMC Insurance Companies Chooses Octo Telematics

EMC Insurance Companies has chosen Octo as a fleet telematics partner for its commercial telematics program, Peak Fleet.

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