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Sprinter 2500, 3500 Vans Recalled for Seat Belts

The recall, issued by Daimler Vans USA, covers 271 vehicles.

Fleetmaster Adds Three to Leadership Team

Fleetmaster has added three trucking-industry veterans to its leadership team.

Photo of the new F-150 Raptor courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Reveals F-150 Raptor Updates

Ford Motor Co. revealed details for the 2017 F-150 Raptor, highlighting its 450 hp and 510 lb.-ft. of torque.

Truck Accessories Group Acquires SNUGTOP

Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG), announces the acquisition of Custom Fibreglass Manufacturing Co. d/b/a SNUGTOP.

Photo of Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Transit Connects for Sunroofs

In the U.S., the recall covers 887 vehicles in the 2014-model year.

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

EPA Testing Results on Propane Autogas Ford Transit

In a recent Environmental Protection Agency emissions test, the Ford Transit showed dramatic reductions of harmful emissions while performing on propane autogas when compared to the same engine operating on gasoline.

Don’t Wait: FTX Room Discount Ends Friday

Time is running out to take advantage of the hotel room discount for the Fleet Technology Expo (FTX), which will be held October 17-19 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

Used Truck Sales See Late Summer Surge

Used Class 8 truck sales saw a summer sales surge that could indicate that fleets are opting to buy used trucks instead of newer models, according to an ACT Research report

The UPS drone used to deliver medicine to a remote location in a mock test. Photo: UPS

UPS Drone Delivers Medicine to Remote Location in Test

UPS staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass., to Children’s Island using a drone delivery system it is testing with CyPhy Works.

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Auto Truck Group Names Director of Fleet Sales

Auto Truck Group announced the appointment of Joe Foster to director of fleet sales, effective immediately.

Hino Trucks New 'Certifed Ultimate' Dealerships

Hino Trucks announced the first seven dealerships to reach “Certified Ultimate” status in a new dealership excellence initiative designed to raise the bar for an overall dealership experience.

2017 ROUSH F-150

2017 ROUSH F-150 Ready for Order

ROUSH Performance announced that the 2017 ROUSH F-150 is now available for order from authorized ROUSH dealerships.

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MiX Telematics Offers ELD Platform for Hazmat Fleets

MiX Telematics launched an electronic logging device platform designed specifically for hazardous material transporters, such as those transporting chemicals, fuels or pesticides.

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.

McKillips

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.

Photo: Mack Trucks

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.

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