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Safety Video Tip: Staying Focused on Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the National Safety Council is challenging all motorists to take the pledge to be an attentive driver.

Photo of Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles).

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Power Steering

The recall, tied to contamination on the electric power steering control circuit board, affects 442 pickup trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Photo of 2016 F-150 Limited courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Increase 19% in March

Commercial sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers increased 19.9% to 73,752 units in March compared to a year ago, as trucks outpaced passenger cars by a wide margin, according to Automotive Fleet data.

The Ford F-150 was converted to run on propane autogas at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas

Alliance AutoGas F-150 Prepares for Coast-to-Coast Trip

Fresh from setting a record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion to propane autogas in 1:32:25, the F-150 will embark on 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride."

Navistar Fined $7.5M in Truck Emission Case

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday charged Navistar International Corp. with misleading investors about its development of an advanced technology truck engine that could be certified to meet U.S. emission standards.

Ranger Design Distributor Named Master Upfitter

Ranger Design Inc.'s distributor, Kodiak Upfitters LLC, has been granted the status of Master Upfitter 2015-2016 by Daimler Vans/Mercedes-Benz America.

From L-R – Finalists for the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award: Mike Cavanagh, winner Julian Kaczor, and Dorian Cole pose with Kaczor’s commemorative Goodyear Highway Hero ring. Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear Highway Hero Winner Pulled Motorist From a Burning Car

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck driver Julian Kaczor of Utica, N.Y., named the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero for pulling an injured motorist from a burning car, used the honor to deliver an important safety message.

PHOTO: MFTA

Mitsubishi Fuso Appoints New Product Support Managers

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that Sean Phillips has joined the company as a product support manager. He joins Mike Sands, who was recently reassigned from his position as a district sales manager with MFTA to product support manager in the metro New York and northern New Jersey areas.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-650, F-750 for Parking Brake Issue

The recall covers nearly 4,800 2015-2016 model-year work trucks that may have faulty parking brake cable connector clips.

Photo via Uniroyal Tire

Uniroyal Adds 2 Sizes to Commercial Truck Tire Lineup

The Uniroyal brand is adding two more sizes to its recently launched line of commercial truck tires, the company announced.

Commercial Link logo. Courtesy of General Motors.

GM Launches Vehicle Management Platform for Small Businesses

Known as Commercial Link, General Motors has developed a new platform specifically designed for small businesses to access key vehicle information such as location, fuel level, miles driven, and maintenance needs.

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Air Bags

The recall covers nearly 38,000 low-roof Transit vans whose side-curtain air bags may be positioned incorrectly.

SmartTruck Systems Names Mid-States Utility 2015 'Dealer of the Year'

SmartTruck, an aerodynamic solutions provider for the trucking industry, announced that Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales has been named the 2015 recipient of its "Dealer of the Year" Award.

Photo of electric delivery van courtesy of FedEx.

FedEx Boosts Fleet Fuel Efficiency

FedEx hopes to increase fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by 30% by 2020 by increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles, shifting freight trips to rail, and optimizing routing, according to the company's 2016 sustainability report.

Video: IIHS Begins Headlight Testing for Mid-Size Cars

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety performs a round of headlight evaluations and only one model — when equipped with LED lights and high-beam assist — drew a top score.

DPL Telematics Launches Plug-In OBDII GPS Tracking System

DPL Telematics, a provider of advanced asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, announced the release of internal backup battery and anti-tamper features for the next generation Trackall OBDII Vehicle Tracking System.

Iowa Mold Tooling Names New Sales Manager

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT) announced the promotion of Tom Wallace to sales manager.

Bob Shurtleff, right, Kentucky Power’s customer services and distribution manager in Pikeville, donates a bucket truck slated for retirement to the University of Pikeville. Also pictured, from left, representatives from the University of Pikeville including, David Hutchens, vice president for advancement and alumni relations; Burton Webb, president; and John Holman, assistant vice president for facilities management. (PHOTO: University of Pikeville)

Kentucky Power Donates Bucket Truck

A Kentucky Power bucket truck slated for retirement from service is getting new life with the University of Pikeville.

Photo courtesy of Love's

Love’s to Build 29 CNG Fueling Stations in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has contracted with Love’s Travel Stops subsidiaryTrillium CNG to open 29 compressed natural gas facilities in the state.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices, Digger Derrick Lifts

The limited recall affects equipment installed on trucks manufactured from Aug. 4, 2015, to Feb. 16 of this year.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Elevates Skinner to President

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., has promoted Shaun Skinner to president from his role of executive vice president and general manager, the company has announced.

Trucks at CNG fuel station.

Report: CNG Competitive Against $2 Diesel

Despite the plunge in oil prices that has driven down the pump price of diesel, two of the three means of fueling trucks with compressed natural have remained competitive, according to consultant Jon T. Gabrielsen.

Weekly Diesel Prices Flatten Out

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. remained mostly flat last week after more than a month of increases.

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Spartan Motors to Build Isuzu's F-Series Cabover

Isuzu North America has selected Spartan Motors, producer of Isuzu’s N-Series trucks, to manufacture the company’s new line of F-Series medium-duty trucks.

Photo: U.S. Ppeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration

FMSCA Denies Oil-Patch HOS Exemption Request

FMCSA has denied an application for an exemption from the 14-hour provision of the hours-of-service rules that would have let truck drivers serving oil and natural gas fields to exclude waiting time from their calculations of on-duty time.





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