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Crysteel Manufacturing Founder Eldon Jones Dies

Inventor, engineer, and businessman Eldon D. Jones has passed away at the age of 90. Jones was the founder of dump body and hoist manufacturer Crysteel Manufacturing in Lake Crystal, Minn.

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FMCSA Announces Electronic Logs Mandate

By early December 2017, an estimated 3 million commercial drivers will have thrown out their paper logbooks. A long-anticipated rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) for truck and bus driver hours of service was announced Thursday morning.

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Forecast to Remain Low into Next Year

Expectations for diesel and gasoline prices for next year have been revised lower, according to the latest Short Term Energy Outlook issued this week by the U.S. Energy Department.

Fleet Advantage Named to Fastest-Growing Companies List

Inc. Magazine has ranked Fleet Advantage as one of the Top 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the nation on its Inc.5000 list.

RC Wiley now has 30 K270 straight trucks in its 130-unit fleet. Photo: Kenworth Truck

Cabovers Provide Delivery Fleet Comfort, Efficiency

After Salt Lake City-based RC Willey Home Furnishings re-evaluated its medium duty delivery truck needs two years ago, it began adding Kenworth K270 cabovers.

AFV First Responder Safety Training Available in Tulsa

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), in partnership with the Tulsa Area Clean Cities (TACC), launched three newly developed alternative-fuel vehicle first responder safety training classes at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma.

Sierra Wireless and Maestro Wireless Design Asset Tracker

Sierra Wireless announced that Maestro Wireless Solutions Limited, provider of tracking devices for Internet of Things (IoT) applications globally, has announced its first LTE Cat-1 tracker based on the AirPrime HL Series from Sierra Wireless.

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First Gaseous-Prep 2016 F-150 Rolls Off Assembly Line

This 2016 F-150 is powered by a 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 engine that can be paired with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons, and piston rings so it can operate on natural gas, propane autogas, or gasoline through separate fuel systems.

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Westport to Advance Natural Gas Tech With Grant

The work will feature Westport's enhanced spark ignited (ESI) natural gas engine technology and demonstrate "High Frequency Corona Discharge Ignition" on an OEM partner's engine.

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EPA Certifies AGA's Bi-Fuel CNG System for GM Trucks

AGA Systems, LLC has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its EcoSync DI bi-fuel/CNG alternative fuel system for the 2016 General Motors EcoTec3 engine that is used in the Chevy/GM 1500 truck series and GM/Chevy/Cadillac SUVs.

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Proposed Rule Would Require Seat Belts for Passengers in Commercial Trucks

FMCSA is asking for public comment on a proposal to require passengers riding in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles to use safety belts.

Nissan says it will use its new Titan XD pickup and other products to seek more commercial truck business. Photo by Tom Berg.

Nissan Executive Changes Aim for More Truck Sales

Nissan has consolidated its commercial vehicle sales efforts under Fred Diaz as it prepares to launch the Titan XD and other truck products to target "key opportunity areas," the company has announced.

Fuel Prices Lowest of the Year

Diesel and gasoline prices dropped again in the first week of December, setting new lows for the year, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Bryan C. Allen, MFTA Marketing Manager Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Names New Marketing Manager

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has named Bryan C. Allen its new marketing manager, responsible for the company’s dealer and end-user marketing programs.

Truck and Van News: 2017-MY Trucks Hit the Stage

Recent truck and van news includes a recall on Ram ProMaster vans, more announcements on the 2017-MY Ford Super Duty trucks, and the introduction of the 2017-MY GMC Canyon Denali.

Video Tip: Buckling Up in Back

Rear-seat passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash if they’re unbuckled, so it's important for fleet drivers to make sure all passengers are wearing seat belts each and every trip.

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Lift and Access Magazine Announces Winners of 2015 LLEAP Awards

Lift and Access magazine announced their 2015 Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) award winners, with Gold winners including companies like Altec, Terex Utilities and Manitou.

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FMCSA Removes CSA Data from Public View

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that, as of Dec. 4, it has removed "much of" the CSA data that had previously been visible to the public on the FMCSA website.

Evel Knievel’s Mack FS786LST show truck is celebrating the holidays at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum in Allentown, Penn. Photo: Mack Trucks

Evel Knievel Show Truck on Display for the Holidays

Mack Trucks is celebrating the holidays by featuring Evel Knievel’s show truck “Big Red” at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum on three consecutive Saturdays in December.

Photo of 2016 Quest courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2016 Quest Minivan Starts at $27,430

Nissan's 2016 Quest minivan has arrived at dealers with a starting retail price of $27,430 and a slight improvement in fuel economy, Nissan has announced.

November Truck Order Numbers Not Looking Good

Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.

Photo of 2016-MY Dodge Grand Caravan by Paul Clinton.

FCA to Eventually Discontinue Grand Caravan

FCA US will eventually phase out its Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, as the company focuses on its revamp of the Chrysler Town & Country for 2016 and existing Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans.


Mercury Associates Hires Republic's Fleet Manager

Steve Saltzgiver has been named senior associate at Mercury Associates, Inc., a fleet consulting company. Saltzgiver assumed this position in October.

File photo of Toledo Edison fleet vehicles.

Northeast Utilities Prep Trucks for Winter Safety

FirstEnergy subsidiaries are preparing for winter weather by completing inspections and conducting maintenance on weather-sensitive equipment.

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

Highway Bill Signed by President Obama

Ten years in the making, a fully funded highway bill that runs longer than two years has become law.

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