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Iowa DOT Tests Icy Road Warning Sensors

The Iowa Department of Transportation is currently testing road sensors designed to detect and warn drivers of icy road conditions to prevent accidents caused by slippery winter roads.

Safety Video Tip: Removing Snow from Your Vehicle

This AAA video offers advice on how to safely dig out your vehicle after a major snowstorm.

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Ford Expands Super Duty Chassis Cab Production

Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant will produce its 2017 F-Series Super Duty chassis cab for its next generation Super Duty trucks that will shed up to 350 pounds in an aluminum-intensive redesign.

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Class 5 Powers 4% Medium-Duty Order Increase in 2015

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 increased 4% to 226,800 in 2015, and truck manufacturers built 237,100 units, according to ACT Research.

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USPS Connected Vehicles Could Help Census Bureau

The U.S. Postal Service's fleet of delivery vehicles could be equipped with sensors to help gather data about air quality, road conditions, and traffic as part of the federal government's "smart cities" initiative, Postmaster General Megan Brennan told a Senate committee.

Donlen Offers Electronic Driver Notifications for Preventative Maintenance

Donlen has introduced a preventative maintenance program called eCoupon that delivers "comprehensive electronic service notifications" to drivers' tablets or smartphones when it's time for service intervals to improve preventative maintenance compliance and national account utilization.

Motion Industries Announces Organizational Changes

Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, announced several key changes as part of the company's organizational structure alignment.

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Nissan Titan XD Named Truck of the Year

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD has been selected by the editors of as the 2016 Truck of the Year, according to Nissan.

FMCSA Offers ELD Rule Webinars to Help Fleets Comply

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Training Center has announced two webinars about the new electronic logging device mandate to help fleets comply with the rules.

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Geotab Acquires Data Visualization Partner

Geotab has acquired its data visualization partner Maps BI by Dec. 31, and several executives from the company joined the telematics provider's staff on Jan. 11, the company has announced.

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Stop-Start Standard for 2017 EcoBoost F-150s

Ford is adding auto stop-start as standard equipment on 2017 F-150 trucks powered by EcoBoost engines, the truck maker has announced.

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Wheels Inc. Introduces Reimbursement Program

Wheels Inc. has become the first fleet management company to offer a program to help its clients manage reimbursed vehicles, the company has announced.

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2016 Ram 1500 Rebel Wins Off-Road Honor

The 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel has been named the Pickup Truck of the Year, by an off-roading publication.

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Trump Calls for Higher Ethanol Blending

While campaigning in corn-rich Iowa, Donald Trump urged federal regulators to increase the amount of ethanol blended into the national gasoline supply.

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Daimler Invests $22.7M in Freightliner Custom Chassis Facility

Daimler Trucks North America is investing $22.7 million in Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to expand facilities and improve operations in South Carolina.

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Westport Secures EPA Certification for CNG F-150

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Westport Innovations' compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered 2016 Ford F-150 that the vehicle modifier will offer to fleets this summer, the company announced.

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Chevrolet Introduces Camo Silverado Edition

Chevrolet has introduced the 2016 Silverado Realtree Edition – an outdoors-inspired special edition that leverages the strength, versatility and personalization possibilities of the Silverado and distinguishes it with camo graphics from Realtree, a camouflage brand.

Vehicle Reliability a Growing Concern for Car Buyers

For the first time in nearly a decade, concerns about reliability have increased as a reason consumers avoid certain vehicle models, a recent J.D. Power survey has shown.

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Daimler Names Long-Time Engineer its Marketing Manager

Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Kary Schaefer as its general manager, marketing and strategy.

Source: EIA

Average Diesel Prices See Significant Weekly Drop

Weekly average on-highway diesel and regular gasoline fuel prices saw significant drops last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

The Work Truck Show displays more than 500,000 square feet of vocational trucks and equipment, from more than 500 exhibitors.

Truck OEMs Plan Debuts for 2016 Work Truck Show

Cummins, International Truck, and Mitsubishi Fuso plan to make significant vehicle and powertrain announcements at The Work Truck Show, including the FUSO E-CELL all-electric truck.

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Mid-Size Pickups Bolster GM Fleet Sales in 2015

General Motors increased commercial deliveries by 12% to 213,358 during 2015, which marks a second straight year of double-digit gains, according to the company.

Union Leasing Acquires Walser Leasing and Fleet Services

The sale did not include Walser Specialized Services, which provides acquisition services to car rental companies and commercial fleets.

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Terex Rolls Out Utility Truck Spec'ing Standards

Terex has developed a new process to assist customers with spec’ing utility trucks, including aerial devices and digger derricks, that complies with bid specs, costs less to purchase and takes less time to produce.

Used Vocational Trucks More Plentiful, Less Costly

Daycab and construction trucks behave differently than highway tractors in the used commercial truck market, say analysts at NADA Used Car Guide, a division of J.D. Power and Associates.

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