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One Month Left: Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, there is only one month left to be sure your vote is included for this prestigious award.

Safety Tip: Preventing Drunk Driving

What can you personally do to prevent drunk driving this holiday season? Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Route4Me Adds Route Optimization to Geotab Marketplace

Route4Me, Inc. has added its software application to the Geotab Marketplace to provide dynamic route sequencing and optimization software integrated with Geotab's real-time vehicle tracking platform.

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Top 10 Utility Fleet Stories in 2016

Here are the 10 most read Utility Fleet stories for 2016. Popular stories from this past year cover upfitting, spec'ing, and regulations and emphasize the importance of safety in utility fleets.

Duke Energy to Install 200 EV Charging Stations

N.C.-based Duke Energy announced that 200 public electric vehicle charging stations will be installed as part of a $1 million EV Charging Infrastructure Project.

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Calif. Utility Electrifies its Fleet

San Diego Gas & Electric (Calif.) is expanding its use of alternative fuels with more electrified vehicles for its fleet and more EV charging stations for its customers.

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Drivers View Alcohol as Bigger Safety Threat Than Marijuana

A survey from IIHS finds, however, that motorists living in marijuana-legal states are more likely to perceive the drug as a road safety problem than motorists in other states.

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Reckless Driving Death Rate Highest in Montana

Analysis of federal crash data also shows that the rate of road fatalities tied to careless and reckless driving is lowest in the states of Virginia and New York.

State, Local Violations Top List of Citations in Safe Driver Week

State and local moving violations were the most common citations given to commercial vehicle drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week.

2017 Green Truck Summit Covers Clean Energy

What does “clean energy” mean for work trucks in 2017 and beyond? The answers can be found at the Green Truck Summit 2017, an alternative fuel and advanced technology conference held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show.

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option for the Kenworth T370 medium duty truck in certain vocational applications such as aggregate hauling. Photo: Kenworth

Bendix Wingman Advanced Available to Order on Kenworth T270, T370

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option on Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks.

GPS Insight Partners with Bobit Business Media on Telematics Report

The fleet telematics provider, offering tailored GPS tracking solutions to commercial and government fleets, asked a series of questions pertaining to fleet management and telematics to examine the current state and experiences of the marketplace.

Photo of Transit T350 cargo van courtesy of Ford.

Most Diesel Pickups Cost More to Operate

More than 90% of the 272 diesel-powered pickups on the market cost more to operate than their gasoline counterparts, while nine diesel passenger cars had a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), according to new data from Vincentric.

Dana - Spicer E-Series Steer Axle Photo: Dana

Dana to Supply Axles, Driveshafts for 2018 Isuzu FTR

Dana Incorporated announced that it will begin supplying axles and driveshafts for the 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 medium-duty truck.

Fed Hikes Interest Rates for Second Time in Decade

Policy makers at the Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced an increase in interest rates for the first time this year and only the second time since the depths of the Great Recession and there are expected to be at least some repercussions for trucking.

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XL Hybrids to Offer Plug-In Hybrid Half-Ton Pickup

XL Hybrids will offer a plug-in hybrid electric half-ton pickup truck that's expected to increase range by 50% and offer a significant reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions, the vehicle modifier announced.

Purolator pranks repair shop customers. (Photo courtesy of Purolator)

Purolator Repair Shop Prank

Purolator set up hidden cameras in the Buffalo-based automotive repair shop and hired an actor to take on a mechanic role who informed real customers of absurd engine compartment object discoveries.

U.S. Proposes V2V Mandate to Reduce Crashes

Separately, the U.S. DOT's Federal Highway Administration will soon issue guidelines for vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

Diesel Fuel Prices Continue to Trend Higher

Diesel and gasoline prices were higher for the second week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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FedEx CEO Warns Trump Attack on Trade Could Be 'Catastrophic'

FedEx Chairman and CEO Fred Smith warned that President-elect Trump's campaign promises to pull back on international trade agreements could be “catastrophic.”

Safety Tip: Driving Near Large Trucks

Here are four mistakes fleet drivers need to avoid when traveling near large commercial trucks, especially during winter storm conditions.

Navistar Opens Reconditioning Center in Melrose Park

Navistar held the Grand Opening of its Used Truck Reconditioning Center (Reconditioning Center) in Melrose Park, Ill.

Oil and gas extraction: Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4 SuperCab XL (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

Customers Dream Up Custom 2017 Ford Super Duty

Super Duty Insiders have configured their dream pickups and chassis cabs – designed with the right cab configurations, engines, towing and hauling options, plus smart technology features – creating a cheat sheet for other fleets in heavy-duty industries.

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Congress Completes Hours-of-Service Fix

Special legislation that contains language to fix the legislative glitch that threatened use of a 34-hour restart as part of the hours-of-service rule for truck drivers passed the Senate late Friday night, Dec. 9.

Turnover Hits 5-Year Low at Large Truckload Fleets

Turnover at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81% in the third quarter of 2016, according to American Trucking Associations.

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