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Jasper, Telular Partnership to Improve Telematics Offerings

Telular Corporation, a global technology leader and provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial telematics and security, and Jasper, a global IoT service platform leader, are partnering to deliver IoT services to the commercial telematics market.

Diesel Prices See Very Slight Uptick

For the first time this year, the average price of diesel fuel increased slightly, driven by a rebound in crude oil prices on the stock market.

Papé Kenworth was awarded the 2015 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award at the awards banquet. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Hands Out Dealer Awards

Papé Kenworth received the 2015 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the U.S. and Canada at the Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in San Diego, Calif.

Image courtesy of Johnson Space Center/NASA.

Video Tip: Crosswalk Safety

Here's some advice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to help drivers improve crosswalk safety.

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford E-Series Recall to Fix Trailer Braking

Already under way, the recall affects just 75 E-350 and E-450 vehicles equipped with a 6.8L engine and an optional trailer brake controller.

Photo courtesy of Terex.

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Injury Risk

Set to begin this month, the recall affects 73 SCM48, SCM50 and SCM55 aerial devices in the 2011-2015 model years.

A ceremony marked the opening of Hino's parts distribution center in Ontario Calif. Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino Opens Parts Center to Support West Coast

Hino Trucks has opened a parts distribution center and training center in Ontario, Calif., as part of an expansion of its U.S.-based operations.

Truck and Van News: Recalls Affecting F-150, E-Series and GM Midsize Pickups

Multiple recalls over the last couple weeks affect several popular fleet vehicles.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Recalled for Steering

Dealers need to replace the steering gear pinion sensor cover assembly in nearly 3,000 pickup trucks manufactured in early 2015.

Photo: Stephane Babcock

DOE Cuts Clean Cities, Boosts SuperTruck

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed 2017 budget would sharply cut funding to the Clean Cities program and add new funding to an initiative seeking to improve the fuel efficiency of Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.

Lytx Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR is acquiring video-based telematics supplier Lytx, Inc. for more than $500 million in an all-cash transaction, according to a release.

Retread Sales Fell, But Tire Market Stable Last Year

The domestic retreaded truck tire market was down in 2015 compared to 2014, however, the health of the truck tire market also depends on new truck tire shipments. They were up 4%.

GM Invests $148M in V-8 Engine Production

General Motors will invest $148 million to repurpose flexible machining and assembly equipment to expand V-8 engine production at its Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant in Tennessee, the company announced.

Super Duty insiders go through the frame review process. Photo: Ford

Ford Gives Super Duty to Professional Users for Testing

Ford recently gave five F-Series Super Duty professional users a first-hand look at the torture testing engineers put the pickup through during the development process.

Photo via Wikipedia.

Potholes Causing $3B in Damage Each Year

Damage to vehicles caused by potholes on local roadways has cost drivers an average of $3 billion per year over the past five years, according to a new study from AAA.

Photo: Ford

Ford F-150 Wins Fuel Economy Challenge

The 2016 Ford F-150 with 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 engine has been named winner of PickupTrucks.com’s Texas Truck Showdown Max MPG fuel economy challenge.

Photo courtesy of GM.

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.

Photo courtesy of EWEB

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.

Photo: Navistar

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.





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