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Natural Gas Road Rally Kicks Off In Long Beach

The Natural Gas Road Rally Across America has kicked off in Long Beach, Calif., sending several heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles powered by natural gas on a coast-to-coast road trip to Washington, D.C.

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FMCSA to Hold Live ELD Q&A Sessions in July

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that in July, it will hold two live question-and-answer sessions about electronic logging devices.

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International Truck Offers Fabco Axle on WorkStar Models

International Truck has announced the availability of the heavy-duty Fabco FSD-20K axle option on its WorkStar lineup.

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Ameren Illinois Shows Off Utility Equipment

The utility exhibited a mobile storm trailer, mobile substation, vapor extraction unit for natural gas leaks, and bucket truck.

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More Fleets Choose XL Hybrids' Plug-In Hybrid F-150

Three of the latest companies that intend to add XLP F-150s to their fleet include the City of Long Beach, Calif., Southern California Edison (SCE), and Tampa Electric (TECO).

Truck and Van News: Diesels, A Recall, and New Models

Two automakers responded to lawsuits over its diesel vehicles, Ford recalled two models, and Volvo unveiled its new VNR model.

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Georgia Power Sends Off Mobile Command Center for Hurricane Season

The company manages storm response activities from its Storm Center in Atlanta and often deploys the Mobile Command Center to affected areas to serve as the company's communication and tactical hub.

Workhorse to Exhibit Plug-In Pickup at EUFMC

Workhorse will exhibit the new W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck at the 2017 Electric Utilities Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va., June 4-7.

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Safety Tip: Peripheral Awareness

Here's advice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to help drivers improve their peripheral awareness and avoid side collisions.

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‘Move Over’ Laws Add Protection for Utility Vehicles

Two states have passed legislation to protect the safety of utility workers through ‘Move Over’ laws, which require drivers to change lanes when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle.

Federal Signal Completes $270 Million Acquisition of TBEI

Federal Signal has completed its acquisition of Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump bodies and trailers, for a purchase price of $270 million.

Waymo's fully self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Photo: Waymo

Waymo Exploring Self-Driving Trucks

Alphabet Inc.'s autonomous-driving unit Waymo is now also developing self-driving trucks, per published reports.

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FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says it has not collected enough information to warrant going forward-- at least for now.

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Safety Companies Offer Advice Ahead of Roadcheck 2017

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck around the corner, several trucking safety brands are offering free training and advice to help fleets prepare for inspections.

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Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Vehicle Technology Bill

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have announced that they are reintroducing the Vehicle Innovation Act, which is aimed at encouraging investment, research, and development in clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies.

The Stertil-Koni ECOLIFT provides wheels free lifting via an ultra-shallow, full-rise in-ground, and axle engaging vehicle lift. (Photo courtesy of Steril-Koni)

D’Annunzio & Sons Modernizes with Steril-Koni

For its new facility, D’Annunzio & Sons worked closely with Stertil-Koni’s exclusive, New Jersey-based heavy duty vehicle lift distributor, Hoffman Services to select an optimal combination of Stertil-Koni heavy-duty lifting system.

Members of the North American trucking trade press test drove Volvo Trucks&amp;rsquo; new VNR model during a two-day event in Winston-Salem, N.C. Several VNR configurations were tested on inner city roads and highways, offering a comprehensive driving experience and a complete look at the versatility of the new VNR regional haul model. (Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks)<br />

First Volvo VNR Regional Haul Models Take the Road

The first test drive included several different configurations of the new tractor and took place on inner city roads and highways, offering a comprehensive driving experience and a complete look at the versatility of the new VNR regional haul model.

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Report: Autonomous Trucks Could Kill Millions of Jobs by 2030

A new report out of Europe is projecting that 50-70% of truck driving jobs could become redundant by 2030 as a result of self-driving truck technology.

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500. Photos courtesy of Ford, GM, FCA, and Nissan.

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 3.3% in May

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight automakers increased 3.3% to 67,744 units, a reversal from several months of declining sales this year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Photo of 2018 Camry and Camry Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota will offer fleet incentives for 21 of its 2018 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial purchasers, including the Camry and Camry Hybrid that will enter its eighth-generation.

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PG&E Hires Regional Fleet Manager From Sacramento

Isena Garcia, CAFM, was named manager, regional fleet operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges, including private investment, user fees, technology and more.

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Cummins Approves Renewable Diesel for Medium-Duty Engines

Cummins announced that its B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with certain kinds of renewable diesel fuels.

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Diesel Prices Up 42 Cents Over Last Year

In the past year, average diesel fuel prices per gallon have increased 42 cents, from $2.13 in 2016 to $2.55 in 2017, with forecasts looking and contiued increases.

CURT Manufacturing Changes Name to CURT Group

CURT, a manufacturer of USA-made towing products and truck accessories, unveiled “CURT Group” as its new corporate name. The

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