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BraunAbility Introduces Wheelchair-Accessible Ford Explorer

BraunAbility has introduced the MXV, a Ford Explorer-based mobility vehicle that allows wheelchair access for passengers and drivers.

Rochester-Area Fleets Eligible for $1M Alt-Fuel Grants

Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.

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Autocar Recalls Xpeditor Trucks

In more than a thousand trucks in the 2013-2016 model years, the brake pedals are at risk for detaching.

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Toyota Teases Tacoma Debut in Chicago

Toyota has released an image of a grille from its Tacoma mid-size pickup and announcement that it's planning a "hot debut" at the Chicago Auto Show.


Cummins Connected Diagnostics Now Available with Geotab

The Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management solution.

CURT Manufacturing Acquires Luverne Truck Equipment

CURT Manufacturing LLC, manufacturer and marketer of U.Smade towing products, announced the acquisition of Luverne Truck Equipment.

Diesel Prices Are Down Over 82 Cents in 12 Months

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell last week to a level that is 82 cents cheaper than a year ago.

Continental Chooses Site for $1.4B Commercial Tire Plant

Continental Tire the Americas has selected a site in Mississippi for a commercial vehicle tire plant that as part of a long term investment totaling $1.4 billion.

TruStar Energy Built 41 CNG Stations Last Year

TruStar Energy completed 41 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for public and private use in 2015, almost doubling the number of CNG stations it built in 2014, and reaching 120 completed stations during a period of unusually low oil prices, according to the company.

Vote for 2016 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. Professional fleet managers are encouraged to vote for the best-of-the-best medium-duty work truck.

In hopes of developing new strategies to reduce crash injuries and deaths, NHTSA this year is holding a series of summits. Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

Road Deaths Spike in 2015

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. climbed during the first three quarters of last year, according to estimates in a newly released NHTSA report.

Video Safety Tip: Curbing All Distractions

In 2014, distracted driving accounted for 10% of all crash fatalities, killing 3,179 people. This video highlights 10 of the most common driving distractions.

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Large SUVs Soar, Compact Vans Sink at January Auctions

Used Full-Size SUVs depreciated the least, while compact vans and Subcompact Luxury CUVs fell hardest in the auction lanes during January, according to Black Book's monthly report.

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New-Vehicle MPG Increases to 25.1

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in January reached 25.1 mpg for an increase of 0.2 mpg from December, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Truck and Van News: F-Series, Sprinter, International Vocational Trucks

In a round-up of several truck and van news headlines, there's a lot to look forward to in 2016 - from stop-start engines on F-150s to a new Sprinter Worker Model from Mercedes-Benz.

Photo of 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X courtesy of GM.

GMC Sierra All Terrain X Built for Off-Road Driving

GMC will release the 2016 Sierra All Terrain X, a special edition off-road truck with enhanced off-road capability and a monochromatic appearance.

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Mountain Tarp Debuts Mobile Service Program

Mountain Tarp announced the debut of a mobile service program to handle on-site inspection of truck and trailer tarping systems, as well as turn-key parts delivery.

2007-2013 MY volume-weighted wholesale average values, weekly change from 1/22/16 to 1/29/16. SOURCE: Black Book

Full-Size Pickup Depreciation Slows; Medium-Duties Hold Steady

The full-size pickup segment experienced the least depreciation seen in the segment since September 2015 with 0.02 percent. Additionally, the medium-duty truck market held steady this past month.

Representatives from the Larson Group recieve their award at Peterbilt's Dealer Meeting. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Hands Out Dealer of the Year Awards

Peterbilt handed out Dealer of the Year awards in several categories at its annual dealer meeting, held recently in San Diego.

Ford Sets Fleet Advance Product Planning Meetings

Ford will host 12 advance product planning meetings in March to provide fleet professionals with details about its 2017 model-year lineup, the automaker has announced.

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Clean Cities Coalitions Host Green Transportation Event in Illinois

Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana today will jointly host a host a green transportation conference in the Chicago area on May 19, the groups have announced.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Commercial, Government Fleet Sales Start Strong in 2016

Sales of commercial and government fleet vehicles from eight manufacturers started 2015 with nearly double-digit gains as major manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors continued shifting car sales away from rental fleets.

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Peterbilt Showcases Model 567

Peterbilt Motors Company showcased three ready-to-work Model 567 mixer trucks, during this week's World of Concrete.

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Colorado Offers $4M in Grants for Alt-Fuels

Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.

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