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ARI Hosts Inaugural Best in Fleet Conference

ARI hosted a multiple-day conference earlier this month highlighting the innovative technology trends that are transforming the fleet industry and which will be game-changing influences in the coming years.

Photo: Daimler Trucks

ATRI Report on Autonomous Vehicles Examines Industry Concerns

Hours of service, CSA scores and the driver shortage are all areas identified as being impacted by autonomous vehicle technology in a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Photo courtesy of Forest River.

Rockport Trucks Recalled for Stalling

The recall, expected to begin Dec. 20, affects 22 Rockport cargo box trucks and work trucks in the 2016 model year.

IronPlanet's Truck Locator Enables Multiple Purchases

IronPlanet has launched Fleet Services featuring IronPlanet Truck Locator that provides access to more than $200 million in Class 8 and other trucks to meet the needs of multi-unit and fleet buyers, according to IronPlanet.

FirstEnergy Trims Trees in Toledo Edison Service Area

Since the beginning of the year, contractors have trimmed trees along more than 2,000 miles of distribution and transmission lines in Toledo Edison's service area as part of the company's $7.2 million vegetation management program for 2016, with an additional 430 miles expected to be completed by year-end.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 by Paul Clinton.

Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 Ups Off-Road Ante

Chevrolet will offer an off-road-oriented variant of its Colorado mid-size pickup called the Colorado ZR2 in the 2017 model year that includes suspension technology used in Formula One racing.

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Hirschbach Adds Lytx DriveCam Safety Program to Fleet

Refrigerated carrier Hirschbach has incorporated the Lytx DriveCam in-cab video system into its truck fleet to increase safety and reduce accidents.

The Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport package is limited to Crew Cab V-8 models with a starting MSRP of $43,740 plus $1,320 destination. (Photo courtesy of Ram Truck)

Limited-Edition, Limited-Run Ram 1500 Models Launched

Ram Truck announced both a new and a returning option package that will have truck enthusiasts knocking at their dealers’ doors: A new 2017 limited-edition Ram 1500 Rebel Mojave Sand package and a limited run of Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport models.

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Kenworth Dealers to Offer Certified Pre-Owned Trucks

Kenworth has introduced its Certified Pre-Owned Program, which is exclusive to Kenworth dealers and Paccar Financial Used Truck Centers.

Photo of 2017 F-350 King Ranch courtesy of Ford.

North American Car, Truck of the Year Finalists Named

Ford's redesigned F-Series Super Duty and Chevrolet's new battery-electric Bolt EV will compete as finalists for North American car and truck of the year, according to a group of automotive journalists who judge the annual awards.

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NTSB Updates 'Most Wanted List' of Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements contains no big surprises compared to the one issued last year.

Diesel Prices Fall by Nearly 3 Cents

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly 3 cents last week after staying essentially flat for over a month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Cintas to Test Hybrid Step Van in Cincinnati

Cintas Corp. will test a Workhorse Group Inc. E-Gen gasoline-electric hybrid step van in its delivery fleet during a six-month field test in Cincinnati, the company announced.

Brake Service Violations Increase to 13.2%, CVSA Says

The results from the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week have revealed a slight increase in out-of-service violations compared to last year’s inspection period.

Chart courtesy of CR.

EPA Fuel Economy Labels Now More Accurate

Fuel economy labels attached to new vehicles now more accurately reflect real-world fuel consumption, refuting a decade-old study that claimed the labels mislead buyers, according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports.

Safety Tip: Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle

Restraining pets inside the vehicle not only prevents driver distraction but also protects the animal and other passengers in the event of a crash. Here are some tips from AAA.

Photo of 2017 Nissan Titan Single Cab by Paul Clinton.

Nissan's Single Cab Titan Trucks Priced

Nissan has begun selling Single Cab versions of its Titan XD and Titan pickups for a starting price of $30,775, Nissan has announced.

Chart courtesy of WEX Inc.

WEX Identifies Fuel Overspending by Industry

Retail industry drivers purchase more premium fuel and higher-priced fuel on average than other industries, while telecommunications, insurance and government fleets keep overspending in check, according to data from WEX Inc.

BestDrive Opens Cincinnati Tire Location

BestDrive, LLC, a commercial tire dealer and retreader, celebrated the opening of its newest location in Cincinnati.

Source: ampCNG

US Foods Partners with ampCNG on Texas Fueling Station

US Foods and compressed natural gas fueling solutions company ampCNG have announced a fueling and station agreement to build a public-access fueling station in Buda, Texas to serve US Foods.

NTEA Announces Updated 2017 Keynote Speakers

Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long, two of professional football’s most colorful analysts and the best of friends, will share the stage as keynote speakers at The Work Truck Show 2017.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Truck Recall Tied to Unintended Acceleration

The recall covers more than 25,000 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks.

Photo of 2017 Ram Power Wagon courtesy of FCA.

2017 Ram Power Wagon Priced

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon will retail for at least $53,015 and arrive with a updated look, Ram has announced. Ram will also offer a Power Wagon package on one of its 2500 models.

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

Automakers Congratulate President-Elect Trump

General Motors congratulated President-elect Donald Trump and runner-up Hillary Clinton on "hard-fought campaigns" and said the company looks forward to working with the new administration. Ford Motor Co. and Fiat-Chrysler have issued similar statements.

Photo by Scott Bain.

HDT, Work Truck Magazine's Hosted Buyer's Event Begins

Work Truck magazine, along with sister publications Automotive Fleet and HDT, is launching Work Truck eXchange (WTX) this week, Nov. 9 to 11, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.





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