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Greenkraft Offers Allison Transmission for Alternative Fuel Trucks

Alternative fuel truck and fuel system manufacturer Greenkraft is now offering fully automatic Allison Transmissions on its medium-duty trucks.

Utility Provider Awarded Green Fleet Leader Award

The Greer Commission of Public Works was awarded the 2015 Green Fleet Leader Award from the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition.

Diesel Prices Expected to Jump 15% Next Year

A new government forecast is calling for double-digit gains in diesel prices next year, although gasoline is expected increase by only half as much.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Vans Granted Voucher Eligibility in Calif.

Fleets who deploy XL Hybrids vans for delivery or service uses in California can now defray the cost of the conversion with a $2,500 voucher, the company has announced.

Photo of 2017 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 courtesy of Ford.

2017 F-150's Turbo V-6 Adds Power

The new turbo V-6 Ford is adding to the 2017 F-150 will provide even more power than initially expected, Ford has announced.

Diesel Prices Fall Slightly for the Third Week in a Row

The average price of diesel fuel dropped by nearly 1 cent last week, the fourth straight week of small price decreases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Video Safety Tip: Preventing Wrong-Way Crashes

In response to a recent spike in wrong-way crashes, Florida designates July as Wrong-Way Driving Awareness Month and offers safety tips to prevent such collisions.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

Used Vehicles Depreciate 1.7% in June

The average price of a used vehicle for model years 2011-2015 depreciated 1.7% in June, following light depreciation in May. These vehicles fell 15.4% in value from year-ago-levels, according to Black Book.

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Ohio Eases Way for Deaf or Hearing-Impaired Drivers to Get CDLs

Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train and test for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License.

ATA Announces Major Executive Team Changes

Dave Osiecki, Karla Hulett and Jeff Mason are no longer with the American Trucking Associations, which is making changes in its executive team in conjunction with Chris Spear taking over as president and CEO.

A bumper to back-of-cab (BBC) of only 63.4 inches enables the K270 and K370 (pictured) to haul more payload with a shorter overall length. (PHOTO: Kenworth)

Kenworth's Body Builder Manual Assists in Planning

The manual contains information and guidelines useful in the truck body planning and installation processes. Early in the vehicle definition and ordering process, body builders can often contribute valuable information that reduces the ultimate cost of the body installation.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Super Duty to Offer Driver-Assist Technologies

Ford has announced 17 new driver-assist features for its 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup.

According to the new report from Navigant Research, the total number of NG refueling stations globally is expected to reach almost 39,300 locations by 2026. (PHOTO: NADA)

Natural Gas Stations to Cross 39K by 2026

A new report finds that natural gas offers additional benefits for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as fleets, with total stations expected to hit 39,300 by 2026.

Nominations Open for FTX Sustainability and Efficiency Awards

Nominations are open until Friday, Aug. 12, for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards. which will recognize fleets for their sustainability and efficiency practices.

Innova Acquires Telematics Provider

Innova Electronics Corporation has acquired Aftermarket Telematics Technologies, LLC and will now be able to offer a full suite of aftermarket parts and services.

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Post Weekly, Monthly Gains

Rates on the spot truckload freight market either moved higher or remained the same for the week ending June 2. The number of loads jumped 10% while shippers rushed to move freight before the end of the quarter and the start of the July 4 weekend, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Class 8 Truck Demand Hits 4-Year Low

Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.

The 30-foot mobile command centers are based in Jackson, Mich., and Clinton Township, ready to be deployed wherever they are needed. (PHOTO: Consumers Energy)

Consumers Energy Rolling Out New Mobile Command Centers

Consumers Energy has developed two new specially equipped vehicles, designed and outfitted to respond to any localized emergency the energy provider may face, as well as to support widespread storm restoration work.

TravelCenters Launches TruckSmart Parking App

The updated app allows professional drivers to reserve an available parking space at any TA or Petro location up to 30 days in advance and make payment for it using a credit card using the TruckSmart app.

File photo by Vince Taroc

Ky. Utility Opts for Leased Vehicles

The Morehead Utility Plant Board in eastern Kentucky has approved its general manager's plan to enter into a partnership with Enterprise Fleet Management to shift the fleet to a leasing funding model.

Diesel Prices Plateau While Oil Markets Evaluate Brexit

The price of diesel fuel remained relatively unchanged for the third straight week and the energy markets are still feeling the effects from the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union.

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Rear View Safety Offers Dash Camera With Wi-Fi, GPS

Rear View Safety has announced the featured product of the month for June, the LK-7950 Lukas Dual Lens Dash Camera with Wi-Fi and GPS, the company announced.

The Dominator (left) and Class 7 truck offerings from Alkane will now be able to be fueled with gasoline as an option. (PHOTO: ALKANE)

Alkane Truck Adds Gasoline Option

Alkane Truck Company will still pursue alternative fuels as its primary source of fuel, but has decided to add the gasoline option to both its line of Class 7 trucks as well as its off-road vehicle, the Dominator.

Photo of 2016 Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA.

Fleet Sales Rise 8% in June

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufacturers increased 8% to 59,748 in June from year-ago levels.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx,

U.S. Traffic Deaths Climb an Estimated 7.7%

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a statistical projection of traffic fatalities in 2015.

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