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PacLease Updates PacTrainer Subscription

PacLease’s recently introduced safety course program, PacTrainer, is now being offered as a complimentary one-year service when national account customers lease new Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks through PacLease.

Safety Tip: Avoiding Deer-Vehicle Crashes

This is the time of year when deer increasingly wander onto roads. State Farm offers advice on how to prevent deer-vehicle crashes -- and how to limit damage when a collision is unavoidable.


NETS Names McKillips Executive Director

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) has appointed Joseph McKillips as its executive director to replace Jack Hanley, who has retired.

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Mack Offers Light-Weight Solution for Concrete Mixer Applications

Mack Trucks is offering a lightweight version of the Mack Granite model, equipped with the 2017 MP 7 11-liter engine and mDrive HD 14-speed automated manual transmission aimed at concrete mixer applications.

Washington Gas Exceeds GHG Emission Reduction Goals

Washington Gas announced that it has exceeded its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals four years ahead of schedule. The utility planned on reducing its GHG emissions 70% by 2020, but has already reached a 74% reduction from its fleet and facilities.

S.D. Utility Truck Aids in Fair Ride Rescue

Utility workers from the Cherry-Todd Electric Cooperative in Rosebud, S.D. helped rescue a group of fair-goers after their ride stopped in mid-air.

Pa. Utility Invests in Technology for Fleet

Pa.-based PPL Corporation, one of the largest utilities in the country, is investing $16 billion in improvements to its infrastructure over the next five years. Among those improvements is the adoption of new technology in its fleet, which the company hopes will improve service and operations.

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Ark. Utility Fleets Send in Reinforcements for Infrastructure Projects

Entergy Arkansas, which provides electricity for over 700,000 customers in 63 counties across the state, announced that it is investing $1.7 billion in electrical infrastructure improvements throughout its service area between 2016 and 2018.

The Fuso eCanter shown at IAA displays a little more pizazz for the show, including a redesigned interior showcasing connectivity functions. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler: Electric Delivery Trucks, Vans on the Way for U.S.

Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.

Truck and Van News: GM Recalls and Updates from Ford and Daimler

Daimler and Ford announce plans for future models and GM recalls a number of its models for air bags.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Details Adaptive Steering on Super Duty, Edge

Ford's new adaptive steering technology that's been added to 2017 Super Duty trucks and the 2016 Edge mid-size SUV improves steering efficiency and effort so the vehicles are easier to steer at various speeds.

Navistar CEO Troy Clarke, VW Truck CEO Andreas Renschler, and Navistar CFO Walter Borst field queries from the press at IAA. Photo: David Cullen

Navistar and VW Chiefs Talk Up Their Alliance Deal

Just two weeks after revealing they had forged a “wide-ranging strategic alliance,” the chief executives of Volkswagen Truck and Bus and Navistar International Corp. fielded questions from North American journalists covering the massive IAA truck show opening this week in Hannover, Germany.

Photo of existing delivery vehicles by Paul Clinton.

USPS Awards $37.4M for Next-Gen Vehicle Prototypes

The U.S. Postal Service has awarded $37.4 million in contracts to six vendors to provide 50 prototypes of a next-generation delivery vehicle that will be tested in various climates and locales.

NTEA Announces Changes to 2017 Keynote Speaker

Due to a conflict, NTEA has canceled the previously announced keynote address by Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger that was to take place at the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting during The Work Truck Show 2017.

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show on Tuesday with the debut of its Urban eTruck. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler Shows Off Vision of Future at IAA Show

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, by focusing on the future of the urban city, with the unveiling of its Urban eTruck.

Sempra Energy Announces Executive Appointments

Sempra Energy today announced several executive appointments as part of the company's ongoing leadership development and succession planning process.

Automotive Fleet's Mike Antich, Ahart, and CEI Group's Wayne Smolda. Photo courtesy of AFLA.

Dean Foods' Ahart Named Fleet Executive of the Year

Michael Ahart, VP of transportation for Dean Foods, was named the 2016 Fleet Executive of the Year at the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) annual conference on Sept. 20.

Survant, Automotive Fleet's Sherb Brown, and Wheels, Inc.'s Dan Frank. Photo courtesy of AFLA.

Charter's Survant Named Fleet Manager of the Year

George Survant, senior fleet director for Charter Communications, was named the 2016 Professional Fleet Manager of the year at a ceremony during the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) annual conference in San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 20.

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Average Diesel Prices Fall 1 Cent

The price of diesel fuel fell by a small amount for the fourth straight week, maintaining a downward trending, but nearly-flat pattern for the past month.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's F-650/F-750 Sales Increase 59%

Sales of Ford’s medium-duty F-650 and F-750 trucks have increased 59% year-over-year through August, the best year-to-date sales through August since 1997, according to Ford.

Photo: Tom Berg

Mack to Develop Fleet Management Offerings for Concrete Mixer Fleets

Mack Trucks has reached an agreement with WheresMyConcrete to develop future service options for Mack Fleet Management Services.

Photo courtesy of Dorman Products

Dorman Launches Redesigned Website

Dorman Products announced the launch of totally redesigned websites for the automotive, heavy-duty, and Spanish markets.

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Tumbling

Measures of both truckload and intermodal rates posted another rounds of declines, according to new figures released by freight payment processor Cass Information Systems.

Photo courtesy of Beacon Financing

Global Sign & Awning Grows Bucket Truck Business

Beacon Funding is recognizing Global Sign & Awning for utilizing boom truck financing to advance its business growth.

Safety Tip: Parking on a Hill

Here's advice from both the California DMV and Esurance on how to safely park on a sloped street.

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