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Donlen Adding Upfit Status to FleetWeb

Donlen is adding an upfitting status tool to its FleetWeb fleet management software system, the fleet management company has announced.

Oregon ARCO Stations Accepting Voyager Fleet Cards

BP's ARCO-branded fueling stations in Oregon have begun accepting U.S. Bank's Voyager Fleet Cards, the company has announced.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Offers Mopar Fleet Parts Program

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will offer a Mopar parts and service program for fleets as a one-stop maintenance solution to increase uptime, driver safety, and competitive pricing, FCA has announced.

Aerial view of the Tsutsumi Plant, where Toyota assembles the Prius hybrid, courtesy of Toyota.

Quakes Halt Toyota, Hino Production

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

Fuel Prices Up, Crude Oil Production Unlikely to Drop

The price of diesel fuel rose last week for the second straight week, but uncertainty in the crude oil market could curb the increases.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Pedestal Issue

The recall covers 33 TLM37, TLM40, TLM41 and TLM50 aerial devices in the 2007-2013 model years.

Photo of Chevrolet Express cutaway van courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls Vans for Missing Tire Pressure Monitors

The recall covers 321 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans that were shipped to final-stage manufacturers missing the tire pressure monitoring system.  

Auto Truck Group Louisville Location Now Open

Auto Truck's Louisville location has moved to a new facility and is now open for business.

Standard Motor Products' New Alternative Energies Website

Standard Motor Products, Inc. introduced a new website to highlight its SMP Alternative Energies initiative.

Screenshot via Ford.

Ford Upgrading 2017 Super Duty's Brakes, Suspension

Ford has beefed up the axles, brakes, hitch, and suspension of its 2017 Super Duty pickups, after removing 350 pounds in weight-saving aluminum body panels, the automaker has announced.

Fleet Safety Tip: Preventing the Big Rig ‘Squeeze Play’

When sharing the road with large commercial trucks, drivers need to remember to give truck drivers plenty of room to complete right turns.

Photo of the Murrieta CNG station courtesy of SoCalGas

SoCalGas Opens CNG Station for California Fleets

SoCalGas has opened its 15th public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in western Riverside County, Calif., the utility has announced.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Donates Custom Transit to Salvation Army

Ford has donated a custom Transit Van to support the Salvation Army's disaster relief efforts in southeast Michigan, Ford has announced.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Pickups for Seat Belt Problem

The recall covers more than 895,000 2014-2015 model-year Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks in the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services Adds 66 CNG Trucks

Republic Services, the second largest domestic non-hazardous solid waste company in the U.S., is adding CNG trucks to two of its fleets in commemoration of Earth Day.

Photo via DiGo Brands.

NYC Surveys Truck Fleets About Safety Practices

New York City has singled out food delivery service Fresh Direct and private utility Con Edison as standout fleets that have implemented numerous safer-driving practices.

Drivers Still Multitasking Behind the Wheel

The majority of drivers (61%) continue to multi-task from behind the wheel, even though nearly every U.S. state and Washington D.C. has laws prohibiting the use of mobile phones while driving, according to a new survey by Kelley Blue Book.

HDA Truck Pride, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Team Up

HDA Truck Pride and the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance have created the Aftermarket Distributors Alliance, designed to help both groups meet the needs of fleets running a variety of equipment types.

TMC officials open the 2016 TMC annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. File photo: Deborah Lockridge

TMC Adds Small-Fleet Category

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has just made it more affordable for smaller carriers to join the association and benefit from the group's information resources on spec'ing and maintenance issues.

New North American Commercial Vehicle Show Slated for September 2017

(UPDATED) A new, bi-annual North American trucking trade show has been scheduled for September 2017 in Atlanta.

Aerial view of Ford Product Campus courtesy of Ford.

Ford Redeveloping Dearborn HQ by 2026

Ford Motor Co. has begun a broad-based redevelopment of its Dearborn, Mich., headquarters that will transform it into two campuses in the next decade.

Ford's virtual mountain towed behind all-new Super Duty simulates steep hills anywhere. (PHOTO: Ford)

Ford Creates a 'Virtual Mountain' to Test Super Duty

When testing the new Ford F-Series Super Duty, engineers discovered the truck needed new equipment to simulate traveling up steep mountain grades

TxDOT Reduces Truck Tolls for Congestion-Relief Effort

The Texas Transportation Commission voted to give trucks a break on the cost of tolls on a portion of State Highway 130 and State Highway 45SE as part of the Truck Toll Discount Program approved by the 84th Legislature.

Source: IIHS

Video: Ford F-150 Leads Pack in Latest Pickup Crash Tests

IIHS recently conducted a round of crash tests for large pickup trucks, and the results were mostly disappointing except for the Ford F-150 SuperCab.

Photo of Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

Vehicle Depreciation Accelerating in 2016

Used vehicles depreciated an average of 3.6% in the first quarter compared to 0.6% in 2015 in a signal of sharper depreciation, but values improved in March over January and February levels, according to Black Book.





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