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New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

Reaction of industry stakeholder groups to the highway bill compromise forged by Congress is mixed, but decidedly more positive than negative.

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Ram 1500 Named 2015 Fleet Truck of the Year

Ram's 1500 large pickup received the Fleet Truck of the Year award for the second time since 2012, this honor was given by Automotive Fleet and Business Fleet based on fleet manager popularity.

Mike Watson, Shell's global road safety manager, discussed the importance of leader behavior in creating a safety culture during the 2015 Fleet Safety Conference. Photo: Chris Wolski

Submit Your Ideas for the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference

If you have a stellar idea about how to make fleet operations safer and would like to be a presenter at the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference, the conference planning committee wants to hear from you.

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Ford Invests $1.3B in Super Duty Truck Plant

Ford Motor Company said it is creating 2,000 new jobs and investing $1.3 billion in its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the launch of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck.

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Congress Forges 5-Year Highway Bill Compromise

The House-Senate conference committee charged with writing a compromise highway bill announced completion today of the FAST Act, a "fully funded five-year plan for surface transportation reauthorization.”

Diesel Prices Continue Sliding Toward Lows

With diesel and gasoline prices consistently falling all year, there is no sign of a permanent rebound as prices approach new lows.

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Hino to Offer Custom Paint Options for Conventional Trucks

Hino Trucks will be offering custom color paint options for all of its conventional trucks beginning with the 2017 model year, the company has announced.

Reading Truck Body Receives Community Impact Award

Reading Truck Body was recently selected as the winner of the 2015 NAACP Community Impact Corporate Award by the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Reading chapter.


Mitsubishi Fuso Adds to Shantz's Responsibilites

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announced that Brian Shantz, its current general manager, Canadian Operations, has also been appointed the company’s new director, Dealer Network Development and Operations, effective immediately.

Peterbilt Model 567 (PHOTO: Peterbilt Motor Company)

Rollover Protection added to Peterbilt Vocational Trucks

Now in production for Peterbilt’s vocational Model 567 and on-highway Model 579 is the RollTek protection system integrated with the premium Atlas II driver seats

Harrison Truck Centers Expand Operations

Harrison Truck Centers has completed the acquisition of Westman Freightliner, a heavy- and medium-duty truck dealership group with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Safety Tip: Dealing With Headlight Glare

In the view of some drivers, this problem has grown much worse. Here's some advice from AAA as well as news about upcoming technology that might help.

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Ford Tests 2017 Super Duty with Aftermarket Equipment

Ford has tested the 2017 F-Series Super Duty truck to ensure that it can perform while equipped with popular aftermarket equipment fitted to its cargo box.

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American Natural Gas Reveals New York CNG Station

American Natural Gas (ANG) will unveil the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station north of Albany, New York in January.

SuperSprings International Makes Suspension Solutions Easier

SuperSprings International has redesigned its website to make it faster and easier for customers to find the right suspension solutions for their specific vehicle applications.

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Refuse Hauler Brings 105 CNG Trucks to Fla.

Waste Management Inc. (WM) has introduced 105 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered waste and recycling collection trucks, as well as the first CNG fueling station, to Collier County, Fla.

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Waste Fleet Adds CNG Trucks to Further Emissions Goals

Republic Services has added 11 compressed natural gas trucks to its fleet of waste collection vehicles serving Gardena, Calif., and surrounding communities.

An artist's rendering of Dare to Care's Transit Connect cargo van, Photo: Ford

Ford Gives Transit Connect Vans for Hunger Relief

Ford will donate five Transit Connect cargo vans to select organizations that provide hunger relief services. The vans will help these organizations give to those in need during the upcoming holiday season and through the rest of 2015.

Photos courtesy of FirstEnergy Corp.The Bronto aerial truck can reach nearly 200 feet in the air and was part of the careers event.

Jersey Central Power & Light Introduces Students in Training

The company introduced students enrolled in its Power Systems Institute (PSI) line worker training program and also demonstrated state-of-the-art utility vehicles at a recent event to help recognize "New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week."

Chris Urmson Photo: U.S. DOT

DOT to Host Self-Driving Vehicle Talk with Google Expert

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a talk on self-driving vehicles with the director of Google’s Self-Driving Car Program, Chris Urmson.

Fleetmatics Growing Mid-Size Fleet Customers

Fleetmatics Group PLC has added 50 new mid-market customers in the third quarter, and the telematics provider secured at least one mid-market size transaction in every country it serves in the quarter ending Sept. 30, Fleetmatics has announced.

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NREL's Battery Life Predictive Model Helps Test Aging

Southern California Edison (SCE) and Next Era Energy will use the NREL's Battery Life Predictive Model to select long-lasting energy storage systems most capable of consistently balancing grid electricity demands.

Photo of 2017 Ford Super Duty F-450 Platinum by Thi Dao.

Ford Shows 2017 Super Duty Trucks in L.A.

Ford gave an early glimpse of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, by showing a white F-450 Platinum dual-rear-wheel pickup and F-350 King Ranch.

Diesel Hits Yearly Low Heading Into Thanksgiving Week

Diesel and gasoline prices decreased across the country in the week before Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo of GMC Canyon Denali by Paul Clinton.

GMC Introduces 2017 Canyon Denali

GMC will offer a Denali package for its 2017 Canyon mid-size pickup starting in late 2016, GMC announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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