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Mack LR model refuse truck Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack to Debut Refuse Powertrains at WasteExpo

Mack Trucks will showcase its 2017 powertrain lineup at WasteExpo 2016, including the public debut of its newest Mack MP series engines, the company announced.

Truck Orders Muted in Heavy and Medium Segments

Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

SoCalGas Chevrolet Silverado CNG upfitted by Landi Renzo USA (PHOTO: Landi Renzo)

SoCalGas Presents Clean Transportation Award

Southern California Gas Co. presented Landi Renzo USA with their Clean Transportation Award during the 2016 ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Details Special 2017 Raptor Tires

BFGoodrich has developed a special set of tires for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor that improve performance and increase comfort, according to Ford.

IronPlanet Sets Florida Heavy Equipment Auction

IronPlanet will offer more than 250 pieces of heavy equipment on June 8 at the Cat Auction Services' online public auction based in St. Augustine, Fla.

Versalift Announces 2016 Condor Training Dates

Versalift has announced upcoming dates for its Condor Training program.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 courtesy of GM.

Fleet Sales Increase 8.1% in May

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets increased 8.1% to 65,554 vehicles in May compared to a year ago with a double-digit increase in sales of passenger cars.

PHOTO: GROTE

Ford F-250 Added to Trilliant Technology Tour

Grote Industries has added a new 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck to its Trilliant Technology Tour lineup, which includes three vehicles outfitted with lighting products designed and manufactured using Grote’s cutting-edge LED technology.

Photo of 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD courtesy of GM.

GMC Unwraps 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD

General Motors will offer a functional hood scoop as part of the exterior design of its 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD, GM has announced.

Sen. Cory Gardner

Senate Action Opposes Federal Excise Tax Increase

Sen. Cory Gardner introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 40, expressing opposition toward increasing the 12% Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy trucks and truck bodies.

Conn. Utility Opens $1.8M CNG Fueling Station

Norwich (Conn.) Public Utilities has opened its second compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility that will be used for municipal fleet vehicles and businesses.

Photo: Paul Clinton.

Low-Cab-Forward Registrations Have Exploded

Commercial registrations of low-cab-forward trucks in Classes 3-5 increased 9.3% to 21,995 in 2015 and have more than doubled since 2010, according to data provided by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

Diesel Prices Near $2.40 Per Gallon

The average price of diesel fuel has risen about 40 cents from a near $2 low earlier this year, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

CVSA’s Annual Roadcheck Kicks Off June 7

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck is set to take place June 7-9 across North America.

Fuchs

Buyers Products Names New Municipal Sales Manager

Fuchs will join the sales and marketing team in the role of municipal sales and product development pertaining to fluid control and anti-ice.

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil drillers to again ramp up production.

Video Tip: Making Safer Turns

The Florida DMV offers advice on how to execute safer right and left turns.

As part of its employee personal vehicle charging program, the company opened 90 additional EV charging stations at its Bishop Ranch campus in San Ramon. (PHOTO: PG&E)

PG&E Bolsters Employee Electric Vehicle Adoption

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continued its industry-leading efforts to encourage employee adoption of electric vehicles (EV) with the opening of the largest, single-building EV charging installation in the State of California.

IMAGE: ACE TORWEL

ACE Torwel Launches New Website

ACE Torwel, Inc. launched a new, more comprehensive website showcasing its line of sand and salt spreaders and snow plows and pushers.

Photo of Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Recalls Seat Covers for Ram Trucks

The aftermarket Mopar canvas seat covers can interfere with air bag deployment in Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks.

Photo of the Model 520 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt Unveils Model 520 for Refuse Fleets

Peterbilt has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the Model 520, which features new seating configurations for route collection, more versatility and the availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine.

With 2,244 pounds (maximum) payload, the box delete provides the opportunity for service body, stake body, and other aftermarket applications. (PHOTO: GM)

Chevrolet Colorado Box Delete Ordering Opens

The 2016 Colorado Box Delete package is now available on Colorado Work Truck rear-wheel-drive extended cab models and is offered exclusively with the 305-hp 3.6L V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission.

Photo courtesy of South Jersey Gas.

N.J. Gas Utility Adds 100th CNG Vehicle

South Jersey Gas, a New Jersey-based natural gas utility, introduced the 100th CNG vehicle to its fleet.

Photo of 2017 Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Ford Super Duty Aluminum Supplier Expands Operations

Novelis has expanded its Oswego, N.Y., operations to add a $120-million finishing line to supply high-strength aluminum alloy for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup, the supplier announced.

Photo courtesy of Jasper Engines & Transmissions.

Jasper Renovation Project Nearing Completion

The renovation and relocation project within the Jasper Engines & Transmissions Gas Engine Division at its Wernsing Road remanufacturing facility in Jasper, Ind., is nearing completion.





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