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Photo of 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk courtesy of FCA US.

Jeep Adds Two Grand Cherokee Models for 2017

FCA's Jeep unit will roll out two more Grand Cherokee models, including the Trailhawk and Summit, for 2017. The two models appeared at the New York International Auto Show, and will arrive at dealer lots in late summer.

Photo courtesy of LeasePlan.

Investor Group Closes Acquisition of LeasePlan NV

Investor consortium LP Group BV has completed its acquisition of LeasePlan NV for $4.05 billion (3.7 billion euro), the fleet management company has announced.

Centuri Construction Selects Chevin Fleet Solutions

Fleet management software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions has been selected to provide its enterprise fleet management information system FleetWave to Centuri Construction Group.

Class 8 Truck Market Flat, Medium-Duty Poised for Steady Growth

Class 8 truck orders in February were down 42% year-over-year while medium–duty orders were at the highest level in over a year.

Benefits of Wheel Alignment

Proper wheel alignment is extremely important to protect tire investment and tire life, maximize fuel economy, and stop safely in all weather conditions.

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Subdued but Growing, Home Sales Fizzle

The first reading on the U.S. manufacturing sector for this month shows a slight uptick in activity, but growth remains weak as it has since the start of the year, and existing home sales slumped.

Wolfgang Bernhard speaking on connected trucks. Photo: Daimler AG

Daimler Blueprints the Connected Truck

Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive Editor David Cullen has more on the truck maker's connected vision, reporting from Dusseldorf, Germany.

Daimler Trucks Receives Quality Award from Mexico

The Daimler Santiago Truck Manufacturing Plant in Santiago Tianguistenco, in the State of Mexico, was presented with the 2015 Mexico National Quality Award.

Diesel Fuel Prices Continue to Trend Upward

The average price of diesel fuel increased last week, pushed upward by a rebounding crude oil market.

Photo of 2016 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

EPA Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG F-650/F-750, Stripped Chassis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi Renzo to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 model year F-650 and F-750, as well as Ford's F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models.

Video Tip: Using Turn Signals Consistently

The Iowa Department of Transportation offers advice that may help some fleet drivers break the lazy habit of neglecting to use turn indicators when they're needed.


Fleet Advantage Hires Business Development Exec

Fleet Advantage has added Trip O'Neil as senior vice president of business development to its leadership team, the fleet management company has announced.

Truck and Van News: Sprinter Recalls, Silverado Tow-Prep Package

Among the top stories in truck and van news, more than 2,000 Sprinter vans are being recalled due to overloading risk.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Platform Tilting Risk

The recall covers 465 utility truck aerial devices manufactured from June 18, 2008, to Sept. 28, 2015.

Photo: Mack

Mack Recalls Trucks For Driveshaft, Steering Issues

Mack Trucks is recalling certain Granite, LR Pinnacle, TerraPro and Titan trucks for a driveshaft issue and separately a steering shaft issue.

The 2015 Fleet Safety Award winner, Chad Fay of Centuri Construction Group, accepts the award from Pam Sederholm, executive director of AALA. Photo by Chris Wolski

Call for 2016 Fleet Safety Award Nominations

The organizers of the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Fleet Safety Award.

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy

TruStar to Build UPS CNG Fueling Stations

UPS has awarded a contract to TruStar Energy to build and maintain 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for the delivery company, TruStar has announced.

NTEA Presents 2016 Fleet Purchasing Outlook

NTEA released the 2016 Fleet Purchasing Outlook, which monitors and evaluates vocational fleet acquisition activity.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Overloading Risk

The tire pressure labels on 2,278 2015-2016-MY 2500 and 3500 vans contain inaccurate information, according to NHTSA.

Photo courtesy of Paragon Software Systems

Paragon’s Routing Software Updated With Improved Mapping

Paragon Software Systems has added new capabilities to its routing and scheduling solutions that brings in real world data about street-level mapping, road speeds, and truck attributes.

Video: Automatic Braking to Become Standard by 2022

The agreement means that this safety technology will become widely available on passenger cars and Class 1-2 trucks without a protracted regulatory process.

Photo: ampCNG

AmpCNG Acquires Full Control of 17 Fueling Stations

Compressed natural gas infrastructure provider ampCNG has announced that it now completely owns all of the 17 public access CNG fueling stations that were part of a joint venture between it and Trillium CNG.


ECCO Safety Group Appoints New President

ECCO Safety Group, a world leader in safety and warning products, announced the appointment of Doug Phillips as president, ECCO Safety Group Americas.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Offers 1500 Model for Texas

FCA US will begin offering the 2016 Ram 1500 Yellow Rose of Texas, a half-ton pickup that will be sold only in that state starting in April.

Los Angeles Named Most Congested U.S. City

Los Angeles has been named the most congested city in the U.S., where drivers wasted an average of 81 hours per year stuck in gridlock, according to date from data-provider Inrix.

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