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EUFMC Sets Theme for 2017 Conference

Recently announced, this year's conference theme is "Providing Educational Value to Utility Fleet Professionals."

Photo of 2017 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Have Pickup Sales Peaked?

Ford's decision to idle production of its F-150 pickup this week has followed several months of slowing demand in retail and fleet channels and may point to a larger trend in pickup sales.

Magellan Rolls Out Trio of Fleet Management Solutions

GPS navigation vendor Magellan has rolled out three fleet management solutions, including a rugged navigation device, hours of service compliance solution, and routing solution aimed at municipal fleets.

Photo of Transit sold in Europe courtesy of Ford.

Ford Transit Becomes Top Global Van

Ford's Transit full-size van has become the top-selling family of cargo vans around the globe with nearly 400,000 registered in 2015 based on IHS Markit data, according to Ford.

James Cade of Ruan Transportation Managment at the awards ceremony for the Heavy Duty Sustainability category. Photo: Jim Park

Heavy Duty Fleets Honored for Sustainability and Efficiency at FTX

Several heavy duty fleets were recognized and six took the top honors for sustainability and efficiency at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo at an Oct. 19 ceremony in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo courtesy of DHL Express.

DHL Drivers Enter Final Leg of Safe-Driving Rodeo

Nine DHL Express drivers will compete in a freeway and street driving competition in Dallas on Oct. 19 as the final part of a six-month safe-driving competition designed by the delivery fleet to encourage safer driving.

Photo of Jeff Moody accepting his Fleet Visionary award at FTX by Chris Wolski.

Fleet Visionaries Honored at FTX

The inaugural class of Fleet Visionaries were honored at a ceremony in Schaumburg, Ill., during the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo.

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Fuso to Show All-Electric E-Cell Medium-Duty Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will display its FUSO eCanter all-electric truck in its booth at GIE+Expo 2016, October 20-21 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville.

Photo of Ram 2500 by Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons.

FCA Recalls Ram Trucks, Police Cars for Alternator

The recall covers an estimated 74,833 2007- to 2013-MY Ram trucks and chassis cabs as well as 2011- to 2014-MY Dodge Charger Pursuit police cars.

Fyda Freightliner Offers Mobile Diagnosis of Repairs

Fyda Freightliner Cincinnati has announced the Mobile Express Assessment Program, which offers a mobile assessment of repairs to customers in the greater Cincinnati area.

Navistar Simplifies Core Exchange Process Management

Navistar's new Core Advantage Program is designed to help fleet owners manage their core exchange process. Cores are used components, like engine blocks, that Fleets send to OEMs in exchange for credit and are used to rebuild and resell as remanufactured parts.

Photo by Thi Dao.

NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

In his keynote address at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center provided an overview of vehicle safety technologies, covering systems that have recently been introduced to the market as well as technologies currently being developed, such as autonomous vehicles.

Photo of International TerraStar courtesy of Navistar.

Medium-Duty Orders Rise 19% in September

Customers ordered 20,400 medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5 to 7 in September, which represents a 19% increase from August, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research.

Photo of F-350 King Ranch Crew Cab 4x4 courtesy of Ford.

'Parts Issues' Slow Super Duty Rollout

Unspecified "parts issues" slowed shipments of Ford's 2017 Super Duty pickups in late summer, but Ford is ironing out these issues at its Louisville, Ky., assembly plant, according to a union official.

(From r. to l.) Joe Brightwell, Supply Chain Manager, Wheels; Mike Violi, President and CEO, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Mark Campbell, Assistant Vice President, Service Vehicles, Wheels; Russ Gilpin, Vice President Sales, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Michael Violi, Sales, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Brad Brubaker, CFO, Midway Specialty Vehicles. Photo courtesy of Wheels, Inc.

Midway Specialty Vehicles Earns Wheels Supplier Award

Wheels, Inc. has recognized Midway Specialty Vehicles with its inaugural Upfit Supplier of the Year award for superior performance, exemplary service and innovation, the fleet management company announced.

More than 20 backhoe buckets were painted for the cause and dozens of service technicians will help spread awareness of breast cancer throughout the month. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Gas of Ohio)<br />

Columbia Gas of Ohio Paints Bucket Trucks Pink

You just might see pink construction equipment if we're doing work in your area during the month of October. In Eastern and Northeastern Ohio, Columbia Gas of Ohio crews painted their backhoe buckets pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices

The recall, tied to faulty boom tip covers, affects 219 aerial devices in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Diesel Prices Rise by More than 3 Cents

For the second straight week, the price of diesel fuel has increased after staying relatively flat for nearly two months, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

VIPAR Heavy Duty Names New President

VIPAR Heavy Duty chairman Bill Nolan announced that Chris Baer has been named its new president.

Photo courtesy of Paccar

Kenworth, Peterbilt Return to MATS for 2017

After a year in which none of the major Class 8 OEMs exhibited at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced that they will return to the show for 2017.

Used Truck Volumes Increase at Auctions

A summer lull in used auction volume ended this past September, according to findings in NADA Used Car Guide's recent Commercial Truck Guidelines report.

Vanair Names VP of Sales

Vanair announced that Dean Strathman has been promoted to the position of vice president of sales.

Safety Tip: When Brakes Fail

Here are some tips, provided by Esurance, on how to respond in the event of brake failure.

Photo by Cummins Westport.

Cummins Starts Production of ISL G Natural Gas Engine

Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 Regular Cab diesel courtesy of FCA.

Fleet Sales Fall 19% in September

Sales of vehicles from eight automakers to commercial fleets fell 19.6% to 40,657 units in September but remain solidly positive for the year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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