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Freightliner Honors 'Hardest Working' Cities

Earlier this year, Freightliner Trucks launched the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities recognition program to honor cities spearheading community growth and innovation.

Photo courtesy of Vince Taroc.

Lawsuit Clouds NYC Taxi Fleet's Wheelchair Access

A lawsuit could slow the roll out of wheelchair-accessible taxis in New York City because the approved vehicles don't meet the city's requirements.

Photo: Modern Tire Dealer

Pep Boys Accepts Icahn's Bid Over Bridgestone

Bridgestone ended the bidding war for Pep Boys on Dec. 29, and activist investor Carl Icahn was named the victor in the quest for the Philadelphia-based chain.

Clockwise (l.-r.) Ford's F-750 gets an update, Schwan's Home Service realizes benefits from propane autogas,fleets have a wide range of choices for auxiliary equipment, for fleets choosing gasoline over diesel might be the best bet.

Work Truck's Top 10 Articles in 2015

The 2015 calendar-year has almost come to a close. Here are the 10 most viewed articles on WorkTruckOnline.com in 2015.

Ford's 2015 F-150 was the top-selling pickup truck, photo courtesy of Vince Taroc.

U.S. Auto Sales to Reach 17.5M in 2015

New vehicle sales, including fleet deliveries, are projected to reach approximately 1.7 million units, a 12.8% increase from a year ago, according to a report by True Car.

Photo: DuraClass

DuraClass Introduces Tub Body Line

DuraClass recently introduced the newly improved HPT Tub Body Line.

Heavy rains and flooding have closed more than 225 roads in Missouri. Image via MoDOT

Flooding Closes Over 200 Roads in Missouri

Massive flooding caused by heavy rains in Northeastern Missouri has closed more than 225 roads in the state as the Mississippi River overruns its banks and threatens to break levees in several areas.

NY Utility Shows Off New Natural Gas Facility

The only utility-owned facility of its kind in New York State, the station enables the utility to offer service to more customers by increasing the supply of natural gas available.

Truck and Van News: Ford, GM Announce Several Recalls

In truck and van news over the holidays, several recalls were announced as well as pricing updates from Nissan for 2016-MY vehicles.

Omnitracs Recognized by Food Logistics and Best in Biz

Omnitracs has been named one of Food Logistics’ FL100+ Software & Technology Providers and silver winner for Support Team of the Year by Best in Biz Awards 2015.

(Clockwise from top left) GM's new cabover, Ford's 2016 F-650, GM's Navistar partnership, and Peterbilt's Model 567

Top Medium-Duty News and Articles of 2015

General Motors' re-entry into the medium-duty truck market earned top billing at the most popular medium-duty related news item or article of 2015, and readers were also highly engaged with articles about Ford's redesigned vocational trucks and 2017 Super Duty models.

Diesel 98 Cents Cheaper Than a Year Ago

For the seventh straight week, the average price of diesel fuel decreased. Gasoline saw a slight increase.

Bridgestone Ups Stock Bid for Pep Boys

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has raised its bid for the company's outstanding shares of common stock to $17 a share to top the $16.50 offered by Icahn Enterprizes L.P.

A U.S. Sherman Tank built by Chrysler for the U.S. war effort in World War II. Photo: FCA US

FCA US Debuts Arsenal of Democracy Documentary

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historic “Arsenal of Democracy” radio broadcast (December 29, 1940), FCA US LLC has released a short documentary, "Automakers and the Arsenal of Democracy."

Video Safety Tip: When Your Vehicle Is Stuck in Snow

Consumer Reports and AAA offer advice on what steps drivers can take when a vehicle gets stuck in the snow and won't move.

ARI Named Finalist to Top Workforce Training List

ARI has made the list for Training magazine's annual Top 125 that ranks companies' excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs, the fleet management company has announced.

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups Recalled

Dealers need to replace a faulty console compartment lid latch assembly in 8,763 2016-MY trucks.

Texas to Provide $37.8M in Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

The Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program provides grants to encourage fleets that operate heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicles to repower them with a natural gas engine or replace them with a natural gas vehicle.

Peterbilt's Denton Facility Celebrates 25 Years

In 1980, the first truck produced at Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas manufacturing plant – a Model 359 known as “Old No. 1” – came off the assembly line.

Yokohama Manufacturing Plant Produces 80 Millionth Tire

Two major milestones recently occurred at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC (YTMV): the Salem, Virginia facility celebrated its 25th anniversary and produced its 80 millionth tire.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-650 and F-750 Trucks Recalled for Brakes

The recall, which covers 167 2016 model-year trucks in the U.S., will allow dealers to install a rear air brake chamber replacement.

Clockwise (l-r) Ford introduced its heavy payload F-150 to commercial users, the Chevrolet Silverado received a facelift for MY-2016, Cummins debuted a two-stage turbocharger on the Nissan Titan XD, and GM and Navistar announced they'd be collaborating on Class 4/5 trucks.

Work Truck's Top 10 News in 2015

The 2015 calendar-year has almost come to a close. Here are the 10 most viewed news items on WorkTruckOnline.com in 2015.

Section 179 Deduction Reinstated at $500,000

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act) permanently sets the Section 179 cap at $500,000. Section 179 allows businesses to deduct the cost of certain new and used property, including certain motor vehicles.

Photo of 2015 Pathfinder courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2016 Pathfinder Starts at $30,680

Nissan's Pathfinder mid-size SUV returns for the 2016 model year with very light updates, and will retail for at least $30,680 for a $285 increase over the 2015 model.

Photo courtesy of IMPCO.

IMPCO to Offer Bi-Fuel CNG Ford F-150

IMPCO Automotive has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2016 Ford F-150 pick-up powered by a 5.0L TI-VCT V-8 engine.





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