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Mixed Truck Fleet Focuses on Safety

Archrock, a U.S. provider of natural gas contract compression services, has selected MiX Telematics’ MiX Fleet Manager to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance in its mixed truck fleet.

Screenshot of Accident Dashboard courtesy of ARI.

ARI Offers Accident Data Feed

ARI has added the Accident Dashboard to its insights portal that allows fleet managers to see the cost of accidents, as well as identifying trends and patterns.

Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec Recall Tied to Idle Mitigation Systems

The recall covers 335 aerial devices and service body trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Modified Vehicles for Stalling

The recall, already in progress, covers 434 trucks and vans equipped with propane conversion kits.

Used Truck Sales See Bump Compared to 2016

Used Class 8 truck sales volumes in February were higher overall than in 2016 and they improved for a second consecutive month, according to an ACT Research Report.

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Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.

Chevin Releases Event Engine Tool

A new events engine tool in the latest update of Chevin’s fleet and asset management software, FleetWave, allows operations to rapidly design and automate alerts, reminders, and other messages that are sent to their workers.

Diesel Prices Hit Lowest Point Since Mid-December

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell again last week, bringing the price to its lowest level since Mid-December when the average price was $2.49 per gallon.

ATA Announces Leadership Shakeup at TMC

Robert Braswell has been named acting executive director of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council, replacing Carl Kirk who has left the organization.

6.6L Duramax Diesel engine being placed in chassis at engine set for GM’s Heavy Duty pickups. General Motors Flint Assembly/UAW Local 598 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo: General Motors)

GM Has Built 2M Duramax Diesel Engines

General Motors, DMAX, Ltd., and I.U.E.-CWA Local 755 employees celebrated the build of the 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine.

Truck and Van News: Announcements from the Work Truck Show

OEMs made major announcements at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, including new vehicles, upfitting options, and additional features.

Minn. City Targets Costs in Utility Fleet Review

One of the study's main recommendations was to improve the way it tracks total cost of ownership (TCO) for vehicles and equipment.

PALFINGER Names Regional Sales Manager

PALFINGER announced the appointment of Keith Ball as regional sales manager - South Central for Omaha Standard Palfinger.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Loose Bolts

About 97,000 trucks are at risk for loss of vehicle control and diminished braking performance.

Automotive Fleet photo.

Safety Tip: When to Honk the Horn

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on when it's proper to honk the horn.

EUFMC Announces Speaker Lineup

The lineup of speakers and educational sessions for the 2017 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference have been announced.

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Utilities Get to Work After Winter Storm Stella

When Winter Storm Stella hit earlier this month, utilities across the Northeast had to work quickly to restore power and keep customers safe.

Omaha Public Utility Adopts Mapping Software

Offline access to data in the enterprise GIS will ensure MUD’s field crews can access essential engineering and location information in the event of emergency, and in network dead zones, while reducing cellular data costs.

Photo: Pirelli

Pirelli Showcases U.S. Commercial Tire Lineup

Following its announcement last year that it would enter the commercial truck tire market here, Pirelli is showing its commercial tire product lineup at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine is a larger-displacement natural gas engine suitable for a variety of heavy-duty vehicles, including regional-haul truck/tractor, vocational, and refuse applications. (Photo courtesy of Cummins, Inc.)

Fleet Now Operating Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engine

Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), a drayage trucking company in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., has begun using one of the first Cummins Westport (CWI) ISX12 G low-NOx natural gas engines for its trucking operations.

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Goodyear Names 34th Highway Hero at MATS

David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepted the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show for saving the life of an incapacitated driver.

Navistar Expands OnCommand Connect Capabilities

Navistar unveiled three new OnCommand Connect Telematics offerings at the Mid-America Truck Show, including its new, OnCommand Connection Telematics.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Propane Conversion Kits

Dealers need to replace fuel control valve solenoids to fix a problem that can lead to engine stalling.

Screenshot of ARI WatchList courtesy of ARI.

ARI Launches Fleet Monitoring Tool

ARI WatchList notifies a fleet manager of critical events as they happen and allows such events to be monitored in a newsfeed format.

Wholesale Pricing and Volume Down for Medium-Duty Trucks at Start of Year

Medium-duty trucks at auction have had a shaky start to 2017, with both volume and pricing down compared to the same time last year, according to NADA Used Car Guide’s March 2017 Commercial Truck Guide Industry Update. However, with a boost in demand expected in the latter half of the year, medium-duty trucks should finish off this year in better shape than in 2016.

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