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NTSB Updates 'Most Wanted List' of Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements contains no big surprises compared to the one issued last year.

Diesel Prices Fall by Nearly 3 Cents

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly 3 cents last week after staying essentially flat for over a month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Cintas to Test Hybrid Step Van in Cincinnati

Cintas Corp. will test a Workhorse Group Inc. E-Gen gasoline-electric hybrid step van in its delivery fleet during a six-month field test in Cincinnati, the company announced.

Brake Service Violations Increase to 13.2%, CVSA Says

The results from the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week have revealed a slight increase in out-of-service violations compared to last year’s inspection period.

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EPA Fuel Economy Labels Now More Accurate

Fuel economy labels attached to new vehicles now more accurately reflect real-world fuel consumption, refuting a decade-old study that claimed the labels mislead buyers, according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports.

Safety Tip: Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle

Restraining pets inside the vehicle not only prevents driver distraction but also protects the animal and other passengers in the event of a crash. Here are some tips from AAA.

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Nissan's Single Cab Titan Trucks Priced

Nissan has begun selling Single Cab versions of its Titan XD and Titan pickups for a starting price of $30,775, Nissan has announced.

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WEX Identifies Fuel Overspending by Industry

Retail industry drivers purchase more premium fuel and higher-priced fuel on average than other industries, while telecommunications, insurance and government fleets keep overspending in check, according to data from WEX Inc.

BestDrive Opens Cincinnati Tire Location

BestDrive, LLC, a commercial tire dealer and retreader, celebrated the opening of its newest location in Cincinnati.

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US Foods Partners with ampCNG on Texas Fueling Station

US Foods and compressed natural gas fueling solutions company ampCNG have announced a fueling and station agreement to build a public-access fueling station in Buda, Texas to serve US Foods.

NTEA Announces Updated 2017 Keynote Speakers

Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long, two of professional football’s most colorful analysts and the best of friends, will share the stage as keynote speakers at The Work Truck Show 2017.

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Isuzu Truck Recall Tied to Unintended Acceleration

The recall covers more than 25,000 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks.

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2017 Ram Power Wagon Priced

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon will retail for at least $53,015 and arrive with a updated look, Ram has announced. Ram will also offer a Power Wagon package on one of its 2500 models.

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Automakers Congratulate President-Elect Trump

General Motors congratulated President-elect Donald Trump and runner-up Hillary Clinton on "hard-fought campaigns" and said the company looks forward to working with the new administration. Ford Motor Co. and Fiat-Chrysler have issued similar statements.

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HDT, Work Truck Magazine's Hosted Buyer's Event Begins

Work Truck magazine, along with sister publications Automotive Fleet and HDT, is launching Work Truck eXchange (WTX) this week, Nov. 9 to 11, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.

President-elect Donald Trump has grand plans for infrastructure, but how will he and Congress fund them? Image via Twiiter @realDonaldTrump

Trucking with Trump: Beware Fog Ahead

Since President-elect Trump has never been in lockstep with Republican orthodoxy, let alone GOP leadership on Capitol Hill, there’s no way of telling now how their vision of governing jointly will ultimately turn out.

States Vote to Bolster Infrastructure Funding

Infrastructure funding was bolstered by voters in several states on election day, with measures being passed in Illinois, New Jersey, Louisiana and Maine that direct money at the issue.

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Orange EV to Give $150K Discounts for NY Fleets

Orange EV, a manufacturer of pure electric heavy-duty trucks, announced that fleets in the state of New York can now save up to $150,000 per T-Series pure electric terminal truck.

Cast Your Vote: Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. Professional fleet managers are encouraged to vote for the best-of-the-best medium-duty work truck now.

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Wash. City Converts Service Fleet to Propane Autogas

The City of Redmond, Wash., has converted 10 of its service trucks to run on propane autogas. The fleet of pickup trucks and vans is primarily used for its parks, construction, and water departments.

Photo of NPR-XD courtesy of Isuzu.

Medium-Duty Orders Fall 10% in October

Orders of classes 5 to 7 vehicles declined 10% in October, while heavy duty orders were flat, according to ACT Research.

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Over-Height Detection System Installed in NYC

The installation of a $4.8 million over-height vehicle detection system has been completed on two New York City parkways to prevent large trucks from hitting low-clearance bridges.

NHTSA Slates Public Meeting on Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.

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Workhorse Developing Plug-In Pickup

Workhorse Group Inc. hopes to begin production in 2018 on a plug-in hybrid light-duty pickup truck that the company says is designed for fleet usage.

Diesel Prices Fall Slightly, Crude Oil Up on OPEC, Election News

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly a cent and is still relatively flat over the past month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.





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