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Chicago Landscaping Fleet's Red Trucks Boost Awareness

Christy Webber Landscaping paints all her new trucks red to reinforce her company's image for any potential customers who see the work trucks at job sites in the Chicago area.

According to the National Safety Council, 2015 was likely the deadliest driving year since 2008. Screen shot courtesy of LoudLabs News/YouTube.

Road Deaths Rise by Largest Percent in 50 Years

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council show an 8% increase in 2015 compared to 2014.

Diesel Falls Below $2 Per Gallon For First Time in 11 Years

The average price of on-highway diesel fuel fell below $2 for the first time since Feb. 14, 2005. Diesel prices came close to that mark in 2009 but never fell below it.

Driving Monitor Service Aligns Under the SambaSafety Brand

American Driving Records, Inc. (ADR), a provider of driver monitoring services, announced that it will operate under its parent company brand, SambaSafety, starting Feb. 26, 2016.

Photo of 2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain courtesy of GM.

2017 GMC Acadia Starts at $29,995

The redesigned 2017 GMC Acadia will retail for $29,995 when it goes on sale in the spring as a significantly lighter-weight model than the outgoing mid-size SUV.

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Ore. Utility Outsources Parts Room to Reduce Costs

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has outsourced its parts room to NAPA IBS to better comply with internal controls, allow technicians more time to work on vehicles, and reduce the true cost of parts.

Photo courtesy of Motiv Power Systems.

Electric Delivery Trucks Replace Ameripride Fleet Vehicles

Uniform and linen supply company Ameripride Services will replace 20% of its fleet at one branch with electric delivery trucks equipped with Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrains.

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Trucking Company Adding International HX Model to Fleet

International Truck says orders are brisk so far for its new International HX Series vocational truck, announcing its largest one-time order to date.

Element to Split Into Two Companies

Element Financial Corp. is spinning off its North American commercial finance business into a separate public company to allow its fleet management business to focus on its core business and generate higher returns as a stand-alone company.

Video Safety Tip: Dealing With Aggressive Drivers

Here are some precautions fleet drivers can take to avoid becoming a victim of road rage.

Buyers Names Director of Information Services, Business Intelligence

Buyers Products has announced the hire of Jim Nerone as its new director of Information Services & Business Intelligence.

Two Florida Lineman Die in Truck Overturn

Driving on a foggy night, two utility workers in Florida were killed when their truck overturned on the highway and crashed into a nearby canal.

DTNA Announces Parts Distribution Center

The 275,000-square-foot facility is a critical strategic component that will allow customers to receive stock and mission critical parts in record time.

File photo of 2011 Ford Transit Connect

Used Van Market Splits In Two

Residual values of full-size vans have remained strong while compact vans have weakened in the past year, creating a widening gap that has created two used van markets for fleet sellers.

IHS To Acquire Oil Price Information Service

Business analytics and insight company IHS has signed an agreement to acquire Oil Price Information Service, a pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.

Photo of 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Adds Tacoma TRD Pro for 2017

Toyota has introduced a Tacoma TRD Pro model for 2017 with more off-road equipment and capability that the outgoing model, the company announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

Photo of 2017 Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Add Four SUVs in Four Years

Ford will introduce four utility vehicles in the next four years in categories where the company doesn't compete, Ford announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Nissan Details Non-XD Titan Pickup

Nissan will offer a redesigned half-ton Titan powered by a pair of gasoline engines that shares no chassis components with its bigger brother, the Titan XD.

Photo of Ram 2500HD off-road 4x4 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 2500HD Adds 4x4 Off-Road Option

Ram Truck will offer a 4x4 off-road package with its three-quarter-ton 2500HD pickup starting in the third quarter, the FCA US business unit announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

Photo of the 2016 Sprinter Worker courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Offers Sprinter Worker Model, Leasing Program

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the 2016 Sprinter Worker that's priced about $4,000 below the existing base model with a leasing program aimed at smaller fleets and owner-operators.

Photo of 2017 Armada courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Introduces Next-Gen Armada for 2017

The 2017 Nissan Armada large SUV will enter a new generation with an enhanced V-8 engine, new 7-speed automatic transmission, and additional safety options.

Photo of Jeep Cherokee Overland courtesy of FCA US.

Ram to Introduce New Truck in Chicago

FCA US will introduce a new Ram Truck model for the 2017 model year on Feb. 11 at the Chicago Auto Show, the company has announced.

The Xcel Energy garage following the aftermath of the fire. Photos courtesy of Xcel Energy

Fire Destroys Utility Shop and Vehicles in Wisc.

A fire engulfed a utility-shop garage and destroyed 10 vehicles.

PPG Teams With Bridgestone on Fuel-Efficient Truck Tires

The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT Z71 courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls 473K Pickups, SUVs for Brake Pedal

The recall covers 2015-2016 model-year Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

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