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Photo of the Atlas Tanoak concept pickup courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen's Midsize Pickup Tests the Waters

Volkswagen is showing a midsize pickup concept based on its Atlas midsize SUV at the New York International Auto Show that the company is using to test media and customer response before it commits to a production schedule.

With 47-inch tires, 23 inches of ground clearance, an all-wheel-drive drivetrain, waterproof alternator, and starter and proprietary fording kit, Acela’s specialized flood rescue variants are capable of fording 50 inches of water. (Photo courtesy of Acela Truck)

Acela Truck Launches Flood Rescue Model

To address growing flood challenges, Acela Truck Company introduced specialized high-water rescue and response trucks to its line of Monterra 4x4 and 6x6 high-mobility truck chassis.

Engine image coutesy of ROUSH CleanTech

Roush CleanTech Receives CARB Certification

Roush CleanTech is the first propane autogas fuel system manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s and California Air Resources Board’s heavy duty-onboard diagnostics certification for all its engines, the company announced.

Central Oregon Truck Company and Bison Transport were named the overall winners of the annual 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For contest. Photo: TCA

Bison Transport, Central Oregon Truck Company Win TCA Best Fleets to Drive For

Central Oregon Truck Company and Bison Transport have been named the overall winners of the annual 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For contest, put on by the Truckload Carriers Association and its partner CarriersEdge.

Coop is a sharing platform of underused commercial vehicles and equipment. Fleets can rent from each other and make money off of idle assets. Photo: Ryder System

Ryder Launches Commercial Vehicle Sharing Network

Ryder System has launched a new commercial vehicle sharing platform called Coop by Ryder, allowing businesses to list and rent their trucks to members of a closed, trusted network.

Tiffany Hanna was awarded a 2014 Volvo VNL670 for her essay on the importance of bringing women into the trucking industry. Photo: Jim Park

Women In Trucking Rewards Prime Driver With Volvo Truck

Tiffany Hanna, a truck driver and trainer at Prime, Inc., has been awarded a Volvo VNL 670 by the Women In Trucking Association and Arrow Truck Sales for her winning essay on the importance of attracting more women to the trucking industry.

Volkswagen Considering Atlas-Based Pickup

Volkswagen may offer a mid-size pickup to U.S. buyers and is expected to show a concept version of it at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, sources told Automotive News.

Pa. Utility Partners with Uber to Promote EV Adoption

Through this partnership, Duqquesne Light Company and Uber hope to raise awareness of electric vehicles (EVs), promote their benefits, and increase EV charging infrastructure throughout the Pittsburgh area.

Jodie Teuton is the first woman to be elected chair of American Truck Dealers in the organization's 48-year history. Photo: ATD

Teuton Becomes First Woman to Head American Truck Dealers

Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana and Southland Truck Leasing, has been elected chairwoman of American Truck Dealers at the ATD show in Las Vegas. She is the first woman to be elected chair of ATD which was founded in 1970.

Terex Offers Redesigned Auger Drill

Terex Utilities' redesigned A650-30 auger drill features enhanced control systems and a hydrostatic drive transmission for easier operation and productivity, as well as remote diagnostics to support troubleshooting.

Photo of a 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 battery-electric bus courtesy of Proterra

Baltimore Gas & Electric Adds Electric Shuttle Buses

Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) has purchased two battery-electric buses to shuttle its employees between its downtown Baltimore headquarters and Spring Gardens campus just outside of the city.

BOLT Lock Launches New Website

Designed to be user- and mobile-friendly, the newest website features allows customers to select their year, make, and model vehicle directly on the homepage to view and select the available BOLT locks.

Peterbilt SuperFan Rick McClerkin with his fianceé Kathy Cantaloube. Photo: Jim Park

Peterbilt Gives 1 Millionth Truck to SuperFan

Peterbilt gave away a Model 567 Heritage truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show to Rick McClerkin of San Jose, California, for winning the company’s SuperFan search in celebration of a major truck production milestone.

Richard Reynolds, president of Peach State Truck Centers, receives the 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year award from Barbara Robinson, senior director of ATD. Photo: Stephane Babcock

Peach State Truck Centers President Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Richard Reynolds, president of Peach State Truck Centers in Norcross, Georgia, has been named the 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year by American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, and Procede Software.

Fleet Supply Warehouse Joins Power Heavy Duty

Fleet Supply Warehouse is the newest member company to join Power Heavy Duty.

Photo of 2018 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab courtesy of FCA.

2018-MY Truck Order Cut-off Update

Order cut-off dates for key 2018 model-year fleet truck models, including Ram, Ford, and Chevrolet, are quickly approaching.

One20 members will have access to fuel discounts as high as 55 cents per gallon at more than 2,000 participating retailers nationwide. Image: One20

One20 Fuel Program Caters to Owner-Operators and Small Fleets

One20 has added the One20 Fuel Program as a membership benefit for truckers that could save members money in fuel costs, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Gary Medalis (left), Goodyear marketing director, congratulates the 2018 Highway Hero Award winner, Frank Vieira of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Jim Park

Trucker Who Saved Motorist After Crash Named Goodyear Highway Hero

A Canadian truck driver who administered first aid to a motorist who had been pierced through the neck by a broken steering wheel after a crash is the 35th recipient of the prestigious Goodyear Highway Hero Award.

Photo of 2018 338 class 7 vocational truck courtesy of Hino.

Hino Recalls 2018-2019 Trucks for Valve Train Nuts

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling an estimated 45 2018 to 2019 trucks with engine codes NE8J, NJ8J, and NV8J because the screw lock nuts that secure the engine's valve train may not have been properly tightened during manufacturing, and could potentially loosen within the engine and damage it.

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Wastequip Acquisition by H.I.G. Capital Closes, Chairman Named

Wastequip, a North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, announced the close of its acquisition by an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a global private equity investment firm. As part of the deal, which was originally announced in early February, Wastequip has appointed Andreas Gruson as chairman of its board of directors.

Spending Bill Stretches ELD Exemption for Livestock Haulers

Updated: Livestock haulers will get a respite from complying with the electronic logging device rule thanks to the omnibus funding measure passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 23.

Mack says its Experieince Managment approach reduced the time it took to address outstanding customer service issues by as much as 50%.

Mack Connect Offers Suite of Fleet Productivity Tools

Mack has updated its Mack Connect suite of productivity management tools, which it highlighted during a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show, along with introducing an Anthem truck configurator tool and discussing customer experience surveys.

The 1,000th truck is a 2018 Hino 338 outfitted with an American Roll-Off container body. (Photo courtesy of Hino)

H.K. Truck Center Delivers 1,000th Hino Truck

H.K. Truck Center celebrated the delivery of its 1,000th Hino truck to J. Cipas Container Service with a ceremony held at its facility in South Plainfield, N.J.

W.B. Mason has taken delivery of four Workhorse E-Gen hybrid-electric vehicles through Ryder. (Photo courtesy of Ryder.)

Delivery Fleet Leases Hybrid Step Vans from Ryder

W.B. Mason, the nation’s second-largest privately owned office products dealer, has taken delivery of several Workhorse E-Gen electrified, range-extended step vans on leases from Ryder System, Inc., the company announced.

The Mercedes-Benz Actros (right) and Arocs courtesy of Daimler.

All-New Mercedes-Benz Actros, Arocs Trucks Launch in Middle East, Africa

The newly introduced Actros and Arocs models have been configured for environments of Middle East and Africa, which can reach temperatures as hot as 122 degrees.

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