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Photo of Chevrolet Low Cab Forward courtesy of GM.

GM Offers Standard 5/100 Warranty on Gasoline Cabovers

General Motors has begun offering a standard 5-year or 100,000-mile warranty with its gasoline-powered Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks to qualified fleet customers, which would make it the only cab-over-engine manufacturer to offer these terms without an extended warranty.

Geotab Marketplace Adds McLeod's LoadMaster Delivery Management App

Geotab today announced that McLeod Software's LoadMaster Enterprise Symphony Mobile Communications solution is now available on the Geotab Marketplace. Integratable with Geotab Drive, the combination gives fleet owners a powerful new tool for managing on-time deliveries and driver availability, while also helping them achieve regulatory compliance.

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard District 5/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

Harvey Damage Raises Fuel Prices, Lowers Oil Prices

As a result of the flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, fuel prices are rising across the country – but curiously, crude oil prices have dropped at the same time.

California legislators may soon target older diesel trucks in a new round of tough state emissions regulations. Photo: Jim Park

California Gears up for Stricter Diesel Truck Emissions Regulations

Diesel-powered trucks appear to be in the crosshairs once again as California legislators, citing overwhelming public support, call for even tougher emissions regulations.

Ram supports American farmers with the first truck designed specifically for the agriculture industry. (PHOTO: FCA US)

Ram Launches Agriculture Market-Specific Model

The Ram Harvest Edition is the industry’s first agricultural market-specific truck and is visually distinguished by two new colors: Case IH Red and New Holland Blue.

Photo via UPS

UPS, FedEx Pledge $1 Million to Harvey Recovery Effort

UPS and FedEx have both pledged $1 million through charitable foundations in support of recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey.

The Cummins Urban Hauler EV is an all-electric, Class 7 day cab tractor designed for urban delivery, drayage and port facility applications. Photo: Jim Park

Cummins Unveils Class 7 All-Electric Daycab Tractor

Cummins has beaten Tesla to the punch with its unveiling of a new, all-electric truck, dubbed the Urban Hauler EV.

Sandeep Kar Photo: Fleet Complete

Kar Joins Fleet Complete as Chief Strategy Officer

Toronto-based telematics provider Fleet Complete has announced that Sandeep Kar, an industry expert and influencer, has joined the company as the chief strategy officer to spur the company’s advancement internationally.

Photo by Famartin/Wikimedia Commons.

Drive Safely Work Week Set for October

The annual safety campaign, sponsored by NETS, will focus this year on preventing distracted driving and promoting eco-friendly driving.

Photo: Texas Army National Guard/ Lt. Zachary West

Hurricane Harvey Could Disrupt Trucking for Some Time

Hurricane Harvey, whose heavy rains brought devastating flooding to Houston and much of south Texas, may yet cause more trouble for the region-- the National Weather Service predicting an additional 25 inches of rain through the end of the week in certain areas.

Image courtesy of Geotab

Geotab Offers Guardian's Driver Safety App

Guardian is the latest Add-In application in the Marketplace, which launched in 2015 as a complement to the MyGeotab platform.

Photo courtesy of Bronto Skylift

Bronto Skylift to Display World's Largest Insulated Aerial at ICUEE

Bronto Skylift will be showing and demonstrating its Model SI 219 HDT-C insulated truck-mounted aerial platform at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE).

Photo courtesy of Manitowoc Cranes

Manitowoc Cranes to Showcase Three Models at ICUEE

Manitowoc Cranes announced it will display three Grove and National crane models at this year’s International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in October.

Photo via Flickr/FirstEnergy Corp.

FirstEnergy Trims Trees with Aerial Saw

Tree trimming was completed faster with the aerial saw than with traditional methods, covering 10-12 miles per week compared to for a mile per week for a crew using a bucket truck.

Are enforcement personnel ready for Dec. 18 ELD deadline? Photo: Kentucky State Police

CVSA to Take Phased-In Approach to ELD Mandate

The nation’s commercial vehicle enforcement officials say there’s no reason to delay the December start date for the electronic logging device mandate – but they will delay implementing out-of-service criteria related to ELDs until April 1, 2018.

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Harvey Causing Historic Flooding in South Texas

With the National Weather Service calling Hurricane Harvey "unprecedented" and "beyond anything experienced," hundreds of highways are closed, trucking is already mobilizing relief, and at least one trucker was among the thousands who had to be rescued over the weekend.

Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Safety Tip: Five Ways Seat Belts Help Prevent Injuries

Fleet drivers need to buckle up every trip. Here are five ways seat belts protect occupants from injuries, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

Photo courtesy of Sharper Shape

Automated Drone Inspections Offered for Electric Utilities

Sharper Shape’s ADI Flight Planner software automatically creates accurate 3D models of powerlines using LiDAR data and creates optimized routes for automatically inspecting utility assets.

Product Standards for Heavy-Duty Aftermarket in Development

This project was initiated to help independent HD distributors and their supplier community to communicate product and system attributes more effectively to provide a faster, more accurate experience for the end customer. Preliminary development is underway.

The National Hurricane Center is advising against all but essential local travel on roadways affected by Hurricane Harvey. Photo: National Hurricane Center

Travel Advisories in Effect as Hurricane Harvey Nears Texas

Meteorologists say the storm could dump up to 30 inches of water on the Texas and Louisiana coasts and are urging drivers to stay off of roads.

Stertil-Koni Sponsor of National Lift Week

Heavy-duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced it will once again sponsor the industry’s National Lift Week, which will be celebrated in locations across North America Oct. 2-7, 2017, and showcase best practices in vehicle lift safety, service, and performance.

Detroit Reman Acquires Mascot Truck Parts

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing is acquiring the North American business operations of Mascot Truck Parts, a provider of remanufactured driveline components for the heavy- and medium-duty aftermarket.

Wabco Acquires Active Steering Technology Supplier

Wabco Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire RH Sheppard Co., a supplier of commercial vehicle technologies, including vehicle steering capabilities, such as active steering technology.

Photo of the 2018 Jeep Compass courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Adds Fleet-Only Options for 2018

Fiat Chrysler has added fleet-only options for several of its vehicles for the 2018 model year, including the Ram 1500 pickup, ProMaster City compact van, and Jeep Compass.

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Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees Revealed

Steve Bloom, Ron Mawaka, and Dave Hansen will be inducted into the Fleet Hall of Fame in September as the latest fleet veterans to achieve the honor.

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