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Pacific Gas and Electric Names Senior Manager, Fleet Engineering

Keshav Sondhi was named senior manager - fleet engineering for Pacific Gas and Electric Company in Davis, Calif.

LoadTrek, Fleetilla Announce Strategic Alliance

North American Dispatch Systems, the manufacturer of the LoadTrek, and Fleetilla LLC announced a strategic alliance to leverage each other’s capabilities to provide end-to-end solutions for a wide range of fleet management operations.

Photos on the top (L-R) are the Chevrolet Low Cab Forward and the Isuzu FTR. Photos on the bottom are the Ram Chassis Cab and GM Cutaway Van (Photos from news items)

Work Truck's Top 10 News Items in 2016

In the 2016 calendar-year, the top news was all about vehicles. From new-vehicle launches to changes and enhancements, even autonomous truck deliveries, this year was about innovation.

Photo of American Natural Gas station courtesy of ANG.

American Natural Gas Acquires Questar Fueling Company

American Natural Gas (ANG) announced that it has acquired Questar Fueling Company, including its 11 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Utah, California, and Colorado.

NATSO Training Course Focuses on Aiding Drivers in Distress

The NATSO Foundation truckstop trade association has launched an online course designed to promote highway safety by teaching truckstop owners, operators, and employees how to help drivers in physical, emotional, or financial distress.

Earnings Watch: FedEx Profit Edges Higher Hitting $700 Million

Parcel delivery and trucking company FedEx Corp. this week reported a net profit of $700 million for its fiscal second quarter, missing Wall Street expectations.

Photo of E-450 cutaway van courtesy of Ford.

Landi Renzo's Dedicated CNG E-450 Certified

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi Renzo's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion of Ford's 2017 model year E-450 cutaway van.

Photo of Isuzu NPR courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

EPA Certifies Bi-Fuel CNG System for GM, Isuzu Cabovers

AGA Systems received EPA Certification of its EcoSync HD Bi-fuel/CNG alternative-fuel system for the 2017 General Motors Vortec 6.0L engine that is used in the Isuzu NPR and the Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks.

ERoad Sponsors Truckers Against Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking is a non-profit organization that works with law enforcement agencies and trucking companies to train drivers to recognize and report signs of human trafficking.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Super Duty Trucks for Fire Risk

The recall covers more than 7,000 2017-model year trucks in the U.S.

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound

Class 8 net orders increased in November following heavy cancellations in the previous month, according to final numbers from ACT Research.

Photo by Nandaro via Wikimedia Commons.

Holiday Fatalities Expected to Cap Deadly Year

The National Safety Council releases estimates for holiday period road fatalities and offers tips on how to make the roads safer.

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In Memoriam: Wheels Exec Ted Less

Ted Less, a long-time Wheels executive passed away on Dec. 11. He was 86. Less retired from Wheels Inc. in 1995 as a senior vice president. He spent all but three years of his entire working career at Wheels Inc., which he joined in 1958 as truck leasing manager.

Diesel Prices Rise for 3rd Straight Week

The price of diesel fuel saw significant increases for the third straight week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

2017 F-250 Super Duty 4X4 Crew Cab Lariat (Photo courtesy of Ford.)

Ford Super Duty's Tech Boosts Sales

Just three months into its launch, the 2017 Ford Super Duty's "smart technology" features have driven total nameplate sales up 24% for November.

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.

Screenshot courtesy of Route4Me.

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.

Photo via Flickr/Paul Krueger

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.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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.

Photo of Whitefish, Mont., by Royalbroil via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

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