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Updated F-150 3.5L, New 10-Speed Improves Fuel Economy

Ford’s F-150 is now being offered with a new 3.5-L EcoBoost V-6 engine mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission for MY-16 and MY-17 models that offers an improved EPA over the previous generation engine.

The NHTSA held a conference to introduce its Road to Zero campaign and to address the increase in traffic deaths over the past year. Screenshot via NHTSA

DOT Aims for Zero Traffic Deaths Within 30 Years

Three DOT agencies and the National Safety Council have teamed up to launch a new initiative with the goal of eliminating traffic deaths on U.S. roads within the next 30 years, and truck safety is one of the targeted areas of the effort.

Illustration courtesy of Continental

Continental Buys A Majority Stake in Zonar

The Continental Corporation has acquired a majority stake in Zonar Systems, a company specializing in fleet management solutions for commercial vehicles.

Photo: Nissan

Telogis, Nissan Announce European Connected Vehicle Partnership

Continuing its strategy to partner with OEMs, Telogis, a Verizon company, has announced that it has added another OEM to its partner roster with Nissan Europe to provide connected-vehicle technologies and services to Nissan commercial customers in Europe.

Safety Tip: Diverging Diamond Interchanges

More states are adding this interchange configuration, but it's still rare enough to leave some drivers a little confused. This tip will help familiarize fleet drivers with how DDIs work.

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Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition Unveiled

Ram unveiled new-for-2017 updates to some of its most popular models. Lone Star, Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited models will offer truck buyers an even wider selection of exterior appointments and content. The Ram 1500 Lone Star – the brand’s top-selling truck in Texas – will get a new Silver Edition option.

Peterbilt's new Model 579 Epiq day cab on display at ATA MC&E. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Peterbilt Adds Fuel-Efficient Day Cab

LAS VEGAS — Peterbilt has added a day cab version of its aerodynamic, fuel efficient Model 579 Epiq day cab, aimed at fuel-conscious day-cab fleet customers in regional, tanker and bulk haul applications.

The MX-13 has dropped 50 pounds and now offers up to 510 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque.

Paccar Adds Drive Axle, Updates Engines

LAS VEGAS — In a step toward more integrated drivetrains in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, Paccar announced a new 40,000-pound tandem axle that saves weight and improves fuel economy.

Lytx Chairman &amp;amp; CEO Brandon Nixon describes new enhancements to the DriveCam video-based telematics safety program. Photo: Evan Lockridge<br />.

Lytx Releases “Client-Centric” Improvements to DriveCam Safety Program

LAS VEGAS – Lytx announced new enhancements to its DriveCam video-based telematics safety program that Chairman and CEO Brandon Nixon said “will streamline workflow, capture even more unsafe driving behaviors, and make fleet tracking easier for fleet managers on the go.”

The road inspector&#39;s truck runs on gasoline and CNG. Photo courtesy of Deschutes County

Ore. County Tests In-Vehicle CNG Compressor

For the past year, the Deschutes County (Ore.) Road Department has been testing a new way to green its fleet. The fleet has partnered with a local technology company to install an in-vehicle natural gas compressor.

GRIFFIN

Driving Dynamics Names Manager of Simulation Training Services

The provider of advanced performance driver safety training and risk management services to fleet-based organizations announced that Michael Griffin has joined the company in a newly created position as manager, simulation training services.

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

GM Redesigns Duramax 6.6L for 2017 Silverado, Sierra

GM has announced that a newly redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel will be offered on the 2017 Silverado HD and Sierra HD. The engine features a new air intake system and an enhanced oiling circuit.

Illustration courtesy of NHTSA.

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.

FOSTER

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.

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