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Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist Wins CES Award

The driver assistance feature on the 2016 Ford F-150 has won a CES 2016 Best of Innovation Award in the vehicle intelligence category.

Photo of Hino's 258ALP Class 6 (25,500 GVW) model courtesy of Hino.

Class 6 Trucks Oldest on Road

Class 6 GVW trucks now operating in commercial fleets now have an average 21.2-year lifespan due to their reliability, durability, and use in a variety of applications, IHS Automotive's commercial vehicle director told

An aerodynamics engineer tests airflow over a Chevrolet Cruze 40-percent scale model in Reduced Scale Wind Tunnel. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM's Reduced Scale Wind Tunnel Optimizes Vehicle Designs

General Motors has begun using a new, 35,000-square-foot reduced scale wind tunnel to test clay models up to 40% of the scale of a vehicle to accelerate and verify fuel-saving designs earlier in development of new cars and trucks.

Screen capture courtesy of Mack via YouTube.

Cummins Natural Gas Engine Recall Affects Mack, Navistar Trucks

The recall, which Cummins will oversee, covers more than 3,000 Mack and Navistar trucks equipped with the ISL G natural gas engine. The trucks are potentially at risk for oil leaks that pose a fire risk.

Photo courtesy of Terex.

Terex Recalls Concrete Mixer Trucks for Steering

The recall affects 288 vehicles at risk for steering problems related to faulty gear pumps.

Chart courtesy of U.S. Energy Information Administration.

New Renewable Diesel Fuel Gaining Ground

A new kind of renewable diesel fuel is gaining greater adoption because it's nearly indistinguishable from petroleum-based counterparts and offers a higher quality biofuel to meet federal mandates as well as customer demand, according to federal data.

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Northeast Fleets Honored for Diesel Emissions Reduction

Eight commercial and government fleets were honored for their work to reduce toxic diesel emissions as part of the Northeast Diesel Collaborative Breathe Easy Leadership Program the EPA has announced.

Photo of Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) assembly plant courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru Confirms Three-Row SUV for 2018

Subaru will build a three-row sport utility vehicle starting in 2018 at its Lafayette, Ind., vehicle assembly plant, the automaker has announced.

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New Colorado Laws to Reduce Winter Wrecks

The Colorado DOT is implementing a Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law to reduce the amount of congestion and wrecks on the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.

Price of Diesel Rises After 3-Week Slide

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel has increased, ending a three week streak of declining prices, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel courtesy of GM.

Diesel Chevrolet Colorado Exceeds 30 MPG Highway

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon rear-wheel-drive pickups powered by the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel have achieved fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg on the highway, making them the most fuel efficient pickups on the market.

Video Tip: Sharing the Road With Farm Equipment

Here is some advice on what precautions drivers can take to more safely share the road with slow-moving farm equipment.


Former Ford Fleet Director Joins Automotive Services Firm

John Feliz, who served as director of Ford's fleet sales unit, has joined Motormindz, a global automotive professional services and technology company.

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Alkane to Build Alternative Fuel Trucks at New Facility

Alkane Truck Company is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, S.C. where the OEM will build its recently announced line of Class 7 cabover alternative fuel trucks.

Navistar Readying New Truck Lineup for 2016

As Navistar continues to make progress putting the “dark days” of its failed EPA 2010 emissions strategy behind it, it will re-brand its product lineup as it rolls out new models starting next year.

CT680, introduced earlier this year, is the third version in the Cat Truck series. Photo by Tom Berg

Cat to Split with Navistar, Build Own Vocational Trucks

Navistar says it will "leverage joint technology" to produce its own premium vocational trucks.

Photo of 2016 RAV4 Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota's 2016 RAV4 Hybrid Gets MPG, Pricing

Toyota's 2016 RAV4 Hybrid will cost $700 more than the comparable gasoline model and deliver significantly better fuel economy in city driving, according to a Toyota announcement.

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Highway Bill in Home Stretch

The highway bill passed by the House on Nov. 5 and the highway bill passed by the Senate in July are headed to a conference committee charged with working out any differences between the two measures.

The new facility includes Goodyear-Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service. Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear Opens Tire & Service Center in Massachusetts

A Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center has opened in Stoughton, Mass., featuring a selection of commercial tires and dedicated truck service.

The 20 additional propane autogas vehicles will be converted in the next year. (PHOTO: Franz Bakery)

Franz Bakery Expands Propane Delivery Trucks to Fleet

Franz Bakery, a long-time advocate for alternative fuels, will add 20 more propane autogas vehicles to its fleet this year.

The corn maze can take an hour or more to complete. (PHOTO: Ford Motor Co.)

Ohio Farm Creates Giant F-150 Corn Maze

Inspired by the all-new Ford F-150, Leaders Farms near Napoleon, Ohio, created a seven-acre corn maze as a tribute to Ford’s latest 1/2-ton pickup.

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Fall 5.6% in October

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufacturers fell 5.6% to 50,800 in October, which reversed a two-month trend of upward sales in the segment, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Photo: David Cullen

House Passes Highway Bill

The House of Representatives has passed its version of a highway bill— voting for it 363-64 in overwhelming bipartisan fashion.

Pest Control Company Chooses Azuga as Telematics Provider

Steritech, a pest prevention company that services 60,000 clients worldwide, is partnering with Azuga Fleet,a connected fleet technology provider, to utilize the telematics company's plug-and-play solution.


Summit Truck Group Names CEO

Summit Holdings’ Board of Directors announced that, as part of the company’s succession plan, Justin Fink, currently president of the company, will also become Chief Executive Officer of Summit Truck Group in January 2016.

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