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3.1M Vehicles Recalled for Takata Air Bags

NHTSA releases details about 24 separate recalls involving 17 different vehicle manufacturers.

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Auto Truck Group Hires Midwest Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group has hired Jeff Kinghoffer as a fleet sales manager for the Midwest territory, the upfitter has announced.

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Trump's EPA Pick Questions Emissions Regs

Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's choice to lead the EPA, questioned emissions regs during a Jan. 18 hearing and said he disagrees with giving California power to impose stricter standards.

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Cheaper Renewable Diesel May be Possible With Modified Yeast

Engineers at MIT may have made a breakthrough in the production of renewable diesel fuels using a hyper-efficient version of a common food product, yeast.

IronPlanet Announces Cat Auction in Houston

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, rolls in to the Houston area on Feb. 1 for its first major Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction of the of the year.

Magellan's Return-to-Route Earns Tech Award

Magellan's Return-to-Route smart routing solution has been honored with a Best of CES 2017 TWICE Picks award in car technology, the company announced.

Photo of Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.

FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the rollout of its new online Unified Registration System until technical issues are resolved.

Diesel Prices Fall After Six Weeks of Hikes

Diesel prices finally dropped after a month and half straight of weekly increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

FMCSA Begins Annual Drug Testing Survey

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started notifying selected truck and bus companies that they will be required to submit drug and alcohol testing program results within 60 days.

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GM Invests $1B in U.S. Manufacturing

General Motors is investing $1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations and will move production of axles for its pickup trucks from Mexico, the company announced on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Penske has ordered more than 2,000 commercial semi-trucks from Freightliner, Volvo, and Navistar with the new spec. (Photo courtesy of Penske)

Penske Adds Standard Tech, Safety System to Rental Fleet

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet.

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Truck and Van News: From the North American International Auto Show and More

The North American International Auto Show kicked off in Detroit this week, with many automakers unveiling new and updated models. Key announcements include new pickup trucks from Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, and Honda.

Photo of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy via Chesapeake Bay Program/Flickr.

EPA Maintains Fuel Economy Standards Through 2025

The EPA expects that automakers will raise fuel economy 10 mpg higher than the current fleet average by model year 2025.

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DOT Report Reveals $926 Billion Infrastructure Need

The nation’s highway and transit systems need to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog, according to a new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure commissioned by the Department of Transportation.

Safety Tip: Jump-Starting the Right Way

AAA provides advice on how to safely jump-start a dead vehicle battery.

Reading Truck Group Acquires Caseco

Reading Truck Group announced that it acquired substantially all of the assets of Caseco Manufacturing, Inc. Caseco, a current Reading distributor, is a regional manufacturer and upfitter of service utility truck bodies and service crane bodies, with four facilities located in Oklahoma and Missouri.

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Terex HyPower IM Expands Economical Green Fleet Options for Electric Co-Ops

Terex Utilities will feature its latest innovation in the HyPower Hybrid System for aerial devices at the TechAdvantage 2017, Feb. 26-March 1.

OOIDA Denied Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has been denied a rehearing of a court decision in its lawsuit against the federal electronic logging device mandate, OODIA announced on Jan. 12.

Work Truck Show to Feature 100+ Exhibitors

More than 100 exhibiting companies have already announced plans to highlight new products at The Work Truck Show 2017.

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Alaska Gas Utilities Merge Operations

Interior Gas Utility (AK) voted to purchase Pentex, parent company of Fairbanks Natural Gas, from the state at a recent board meeting. With this purchase, the public utility will take over natural gas operations and add the natural gas utility's assets to its fleet.

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel courtesy of FCA.

EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

The U.S. EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years.

Wheels Names Midway Upfit Supplier of the Year

Wheels, Inc. has recognized Midway Specialty Vehicles as the recipient of its inaugural Upfit Supplier of the Year award for superior performance, exemplary service and innovation, the fleet management company announced.

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Mike Albert Fleet Taps Outsider as President

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, a provider of fleet management solutions, has named Jeff Hart as president of the fleet management company (FMC).

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CARB Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG E-450

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has certified Landi Renzo to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2017 model year Ford E-450 cutaway van, which now makes it legal to convert the vehicle to CNG in the U.S.

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