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Transportation Secretary Foxx announcing autonomous vehicle proposal at auto show in Detroit. Photo: DOT

Obama Aims to Invest $4B in Automated Vehicle Technology

The Obama administration wants to spend nearly $4 billion over ten years to fund pilot to projects aimed at accelerating the development of connected and automated vehicles.

Odyne Receives Wisc. Clean Cities Technology Award

In 2014, Odyne also received the Governor’s New Product Award by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE).

Crash Data Shows Reduction in Trucking-Related Fatalities

Recent analysis by ATA of crash and mileage data has shown a decline in the rate of truck-involved fatalities in both the short and long term.

Virigin Island Linemen Injured After Utility Pole Crash

Two linemen working for Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) were treated and released Jan. 5 from Schneider Hospital after the bucket truck they were driving crashed into a utility pole, according to a report by Virgin Islands Daily News.

Photo of Telluride PHEV SUV concept courtesy of Kia.

Kia Shows Telluride PHEV SUV Concept

Kia Motors America showed its full-size Telluride SUV concept with three rows, a seven-passenger capacity, and plug-in hybrid powertrain at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Photo courtesy of BMC

Materials Provider Retrofits Step Vans as Hybrids

BMC, an Atlanta-based provider of building materials and construction services, has retrofitted its Ford E-350 step vans with XL Hybrids' XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System, the vehicle modifier has announced.

(Clockwise from top left) Corey Stanley, Matt McGowan, Mike Peterson, and Sean Otterberg

Auto Truck Group Appoints Four to Sales, Marketing Roles

Auto Truck Group has hired or promoted four associates to its sales and marketing departments, the work truck upfitter announced.

Photo of XC90 courtesy of Volvo.

Honda Civic, Volvo XC90 Named North American Car, Truck of the Year

Automotive journalists have named the Honda Civic and Volvo XC90 the 2016 North American car and truck/utility of the year in the annual award announced at the Detroit auto show.

GPS Insight Integrates with ServiceTitan

GPS Insight has formed an integration partnership with the ServiceTitan business management software that will allow home service companies to integrate phone, GPS, customer, and sales data into a single, comprehensive solution.

Driving Dynamics Offers Light-Truck and Trailer Safety Training

The employer-dedicated course is designed for individuals whose job requirements include hauling a trailer, even if based on the equipment, a commercial driver's license is not required.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Cars Depreciate 18.2% in 2015, Trucks Stay Hot

The wholesale used-vehicle market finished 2015 stronger than expected with an average 13.2% depreciation rate for used vehicles two to six years old and trucks retaining their value 9% better than passenger cars on average.

Uniroyal LS24 long-haul steer tire.

Michelin Offers Uniroyal Tires for Commercial Trucks

The Uniroyal tire brand is moving into the commercial tire market with a product line aimed at cost-conscious owner-operators and small fleets, says Michelin.

Photo courtesy of AGA Systems.

AGA Seeks EPA Certification for Bi-Fuel Propane GM Engines

AGA Systems, LLC has completed testing for certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of its EcoSync DI bi-fuel propane autogas alternative fuel system for 2016 General Motors vehicles including Chevrolet/GMC 1500 trucks, large SUVs, and the Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Adds Online Used-Vehicle Buying Program

GM announced the company is launching the Factory Pre-Owned Collection as another example of GM’s efforts to earn customers for life.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Rolls Out RNG in Two States

UPS has put steps in place to supply its fleet for Memphis, Tenn. and Jackson, Miss. with an estimated 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing, LLC.

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu Beats Commercial Truck Sales Record in 2015

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has beaten two long-standing sales records in 2015 – one for sales of Isuzu Commercial Trucks and the other for the highest parts sales.

Calstart Opens Regional Clean Transportation Center

Calstart has opened the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center, aimed at accelerating the user of clean vehicles and fuels in the region.

Photo of 2017 GMC Arcadia Denali courtesy of GM.

2017 GMC Acadia Sheds 700 Pounds

The 2017 GMC Acadia will arrive this spring 700 pounds lighter with new powertrains, additional safety technologies, and a Denali trim model, as it enters its second generation.

Photo by Mike Antich.

Honda's Sporty Ridgeline Truck Debuts in Detroit

Honda debuted its second-generation 2017 Ridgeline with a sporty refresh for the mid-size pickup at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Diesel Prices Fall in First Week of 2016

The price of on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline continued last year’s trend of falling prices with another decrease in the first week of 2016.

Photo of 2017 Raptor SuperCrew courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2017 F-150 Raptor Gets SuperCrew Model

Ford's 2017 F-150 SVT Raptor will be available in a SuperCrew model that extends the wheelbase 12 inches and includes four full-size doors to provide rear passengers more legroom.

Photo by Mike Antich.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Reboots FCA Minivan Lineup

The Chrysler Pacifica will be powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V-6, while the Pacifica Hybrid will offer up to 80 miles per gallon equivalent in city driving and 30 miles of driving in EV mode.

Photo: J.J. Keller

J.J. Keller Offers ELD Mandate Seminars to Educate Fleets

J.J. Keller & Associates will be holding a series of seminars in 2016 aimed at educating fleets on the recently finalized ELD rule.

Video Safety Tip: Driving in a Downpour

The California Office of Traffic Safety offers advice on what adjustments drivers need to take during rainy conditions.

Suburban Propane Acquires Southern Florida Company

A nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products, Suburban Propane announced it has acquired the assets of Propane USA.

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Scott Mayo is the fleet manager for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

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