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Photo of F-350 King Ranch Crew Cab 4x4 courtesy of Ford.

'Parts Issues' Slow Super Duty Rollout

Unspecified "parts issues" slowed shipments of Ford's 2017 Super Duty pickups in late summer, but Ford is ironing out these issues at its Louisville, Ky., assembly plant, according to a union official.

(From r. to l.) Joe Brightwell, Supply Chain Manager, Wheels; Mike Violi, President and CEO, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Mark Campbell, Assistant Vice President, Service Vehicles, Wheels; Russ Gilpin, Vice President Sales, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Michael Violi, Sales, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Brad Brubaker, CFO, Midway Specialty Vehicles. Photo courtesy of Wheels, Inc.

Midway Specialty Vehicles Earns Wheels Supplier Award

Wheels, Inc. has recognized Midway Specialty Vehicles with its inaugural Upfit Supplier of the Year award for superior performance, exemplary service and innovation, the fleet management company announced.

More than 20 backhoe buckets were painted for the cause and dozens of service technicians will help spread awareness of breast cancer throughout the month. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Gas of Ohio)<br />

Columbia Gas of Ohio Paints Bucket Trucks Pink

You just might see pink construction equipment if we're doing work in your area during the month of October. In Eastern and Northeastern Ohio, Columbia Gas of Ohio crews painted their backhoe buckets pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices

The recall, tied to faulty boom tip covers, affects 219 aerial devices in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Diesel Prices Rise by More than 3 Cents

For the second straight week, the price of diesel fuel has increased after staying relatively flat for nearly two months, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

VIPAR Heavy Duty Names New President

VIPAR Heavy Duty chairman Bill Nolan announced that Chris Baer has been named its new president.

Photo courtesy of Paccar

Kenworth, Peterbilt Return to MATS for 2017

After a year in which none of the major Class 8 OEMs exhibited at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced that they will return to the show for 2017.

Used Truck Volumes Increase at Auctions

A summer lull in used auction volume ended this past September, according to findings in NADA Used Car Guide's recent Commercial Truck Guidelines report.

Vanair Names VP of Sales

Vanair announced that Dean Strathman has been promoted to the position of vice president of sales.

Safety Tip: When Brakes Fail

Here are some tips, provided by Esurance, on how to respond in the event of brake failure.

Photo by Cummins Westport.

Cummins Starts Production of ISL G Natural Gas Engine

Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 Regular Cab diesel courtesy of FCA.

Fleet Sales Fall 19% in September

Sales of vehicles from eight automakers to commercial fleets fell 19.6% to 40,657 units in September but remain solidly positive for the year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Photo of E-Gen step van courtesy of Workhorse Group.

BMW's Hybrid Tech to Power Workhorse Delivery Trucks

BMW has signed a multiple-year supply agreement to integrate its i3 range extender (REx) units into the Workhorse step van to extend the range of the Class 3-5 delivery vehicles.

Photo of Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Vans for Missing Mirrors

The recall affects 40 2016-2017 Chevrolet Express and 2016 GMC Savana cargo and cutaway vans.

Photo of 2017 Super Duty truck courtesy of Ford.

Texas Auto Writers Name Ford Super Duty 'Truck of Texas'

The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the 2017 Ford Super Duty the 2017 “Truck of Texas” at the 26th annual Texas Truck Rodeo.

Registration Open for 2017 Work Truck Show

Registration is now open for the Work Truck Show 2017 and Green Truck Summit, to be held March 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Isuzu&#39;s new Class 6 entry to the medium-duty truck market, the FTR. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America).

Isuzu Details All-New Class 6 FTR

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR

Diesel Prices See First Significant Increase in Nearly 2 Months

After holding nearly flat for more than a month and a half, the price of diesel fuel increased by more than 5 cents last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Gov. Christie speaking at announcement of fuel-tax deal with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (left) and State Senate President Steve Sweeney (right) looking on. Photo: New Jersey Governor&amp;rsquo;s Office/Tim Larsen

New Jersey to Hike Diesel Fuel Tax by 27 Cents

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bipartisan deal that not only raises fuel taxes in the Garden State for the first time in three decades, it substantially hikes them— by 23 cents per gallon for gasoline and by 27 cents for diesel.

ARI to Demonstrate Ways to Improve ROI

Fleet services provider ARI will demonstrate and discuss ways to improve a fleet’s return on investment at the upcoming Fleet Technology Expo, taking place Oct. 17-19 in Schaumburg, Ill.

NTEA Adds Companies to Member Verification Program

The Member Verification Program (MVP) recognizes companies for successfully implementing specific business standards and processes, and for taking the necessary steps to comply with applicable government regulations.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

SafeKey Names New Product Manager

SafeKey Corporation announced the hire of Trent Gilles to its product management team. SafeKey’s technologies serve both the commercial trucking and consumer retail industries.

Photo of 2017 Cadillac XT5 courtesy of GM.

GM to Add Third Shift, 650 Jobs at Tenn. Plant

The additional shift at Spring Hill Manufacturing in Tenn. will increase output of the recently launched Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia.

ARI VehicleDowntimeView Tracks Repair Times

ARI has developed VehicleDowntimeView, technology that uses GPS monitoring and telematics data to measure how long a vehicle is out of service and provide data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

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