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Virtual Technician’s 200,000th Installation, 5th Anniversary

Five years after its launch, Detroit has marked the 200,000th installation of its Detroit Connect Virtual Technician integrated remote diagnostic system hardware.

Photo by Michael Hicks via Wikimedia Commons.

DriverFirst Aims to Design Internationals ‘Drivers Want to Drive’

International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed from the driver’s perspective.

the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich. The truck rolled off the line on Friday, June 10, 2016. (PHOTO: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

Isuzu Celebrates 30,000th N-Series Truck

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich.

Average Diesel Prices Hit $2.43

The average price of both on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline continued to rise last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo courtesy of HLDI.

Hail Damage Claims for Vehicles Spiking

Insurers made increasingly higher payouts for hail damage to vehicles in three of the four years ending with 2014 than in the earlier three years of a seven-year study completed by the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Video Safety Tip: Driving After Dark

Here's some nighttime driving advice from the National Safety Council and Drivers Education of America.

Photo of RAV4 Limited Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Offers 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial and government fleets.

Penske Opens Calif. Leasing and Maintenance Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance facility in Mira Loma, Calif.

Photo courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon Launches Fleet Management for Small Businesses

With Expressfleet, business owners can gain a complete view of a fleet’s performance, keep vehicles on the road, monitor unsafe driving behavior, reduce fuel usage and improve the efficiency of drivers and technicians.

: McNeilus has announced that it is now the exclusive distributor of Perkins automated containers, offering customers another option for residential front loader collection routes. (PHOTO: McNeilus)

McNeilus Exclusive Distributor of Perkins Automated Containers

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., is now the exclusive distributor of Perkins automated containers.

Bestway Service Station in Georgetown, Ky. (PHOTO: ANG)

American Natural Gas Opens Public CNG Station in Ky.

American Natural Gas (ANG), a distributor of alternative motor fuels, announced the opening of the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Georgetown, Ky.

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

Navistar to Build GM's Cutaway Vans

Navistar, Inc. has reached an agreement with General Motors to manufacture GM's Express and Savana cutaway vans at its Springfield, Ohio, plant starting in the first half of 2017.

Fuel, Crude Oil Prices Expected to Rise Again

Recent increases in diesel and gasoline prices have translated once again into expectations that costs for both will move even higher the rest of this year and into 2017, according to the Energy Department’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook.

Photo courtesy of Cenergy.

Cenergy Proves Bi-Fuel Ford F-150 Viable

The F-150 was tested pulling a car trailer with a car and performed flawlessly. Under load and running on the ANG system, the vehicle ran the natural gas down to 65 psi in the tank.

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Ford Telematics Offers Real-Time Diagnostics

Ford will begin offering the Telogis-powered Maintenance Connect this summer that will allow fleets to connect their vehicles to a Ford service center and provide real-time diagnostics and preventive maintenance information.

Photo of 2017 Titan crew cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, the company has announced.

Orders for new HX vocational trucks and tractors are already at 70% of what was expected for the entire fiscal year, Navistar said. Photo: Navistar International

Navistar Reports First Quarterly Profit in 3 Years

Strong parts sales offset slumps in other areas, but softening of the North American truck market will make continued profits doubtful, the company said.

Diesel Prices Up 2 Cents for the Week

The average price of diesel fuel has risen by a few cents, continuing a trend toward rising energy costs in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo: McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing

McNeilus and Agility Fuel Systems Strike Alliance

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, and Agility Fuel Systems have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a comprehensive natural gas solution for North American heavy-duty fleets.

Federal Phase 2 GHG/MPG rules are a step closer to being finalized. Image: Environmental Defense Fund

Truck GHG Phase 2: Final Rule Could See August Release

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 GHG/MPG rule for trucks and trailers to the Office of Management and Budget on June 3 for required regulatory review.

Daimler Trucks to Cut 1,240 Jobs

DTNA has announced a workforce reduction across its North American production facilities, laying off about 1,240 workers in response to sustained reductions in truck orders.

Video Safety Tip: Summer Driving

Here are some summer driving tips from State Farm you can pass along.

Photo of 2011 Ford Transit Connect via Wikimedia.

Used Vehicle Depreciation Dips in May

Used vehicle values from the 2010 to 2014 model years fell 0.5% in May from April levels with cars showing a slightly higher depreciation rate than trucks, according to Black Book.

Westman Freightliner Now Harrison Truck Centers

Effective immediately, Westman Freightliner, a heavy- and medium-duty truck dealership group with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is now named Harrison Truck Centers.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD courtesy of GM.

2017 Diesel Silverado HD Improves Air Intake

The diesel-powered Chevrolet Silverado HD will add an improved air intake system for the 2017 model year that pushes cool, dry air through a hood scoop.





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