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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.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Trucks Recalled for Seat Belts

The action covers 2,590 2015 model-year trucks in the U.S.

MY-2016 Nissan Titan XD. Photo: Nissan

Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Starts at $41,485

Nissan has announced pricing for the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab. The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel-equipped TITAN XD has a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $40,290 for the S 4x2.

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Axle Shafts

The action covers 1,170 2015 model-year Ford Transit dual-rear-wheel vans in the U.S.

The 2016 NV Cargo Van, photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2016 NV Cargo Van Starts at $27,735

Nissan has increased the retail price of its base model NV Cargo van with a standard roof and 4.0L V-6 engine by $500 to $27,735 for the 2016 model year, Nissan has announced.

SkyBitz Offers Fleet Management Solutions For Delivery Fleets

Telematics provider SkyBitz has added a fleet management solution for sales, service and delivery vehicles with the launch of SkyBitz Local Fleets.

Crude Oil Free Fall Keeps Diesel Prices Down

Average diesel fuel prices at the pump decreased for the sixth week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo: Jim Park

State DOTs Tracking El Niño to Prepare Roads for Winter

As much as 70% of state Departments of Transportation are tracking El Niño to make preparations for the unusual winter weather ahead, including increasing stocks of salt and de-icing chemicals, according to a new survey.

Theft of Bucket Truck in NY a 'Strange Vehicle to Take'

Police are investigating the theft but at first glance it appears the thieves just needed a quick lift.

Video Safety Tip: Installing Snow Chains

Edmunds.com and the Oregon Department of Transportation offer advice on installing snow chains.

Minn. Utility Invests in New Bucket Truck

Replacing a 10-year-old truck, the new bucket truck serving the Hibbing Public Utilities fleet marks the first time the utility has used a smaller, lighter weight truck.

Risks of Unsecured Loads Mentioned in Highway Bill

With available federal grants, the bill’s language encourages states to address unsecured loads upon submitting their next State Highway Safety Program for approval.

Photo courtesy of the Oregon State Police.

National Safety Council Expects High Death Toll for Holiday

The National Safety Council is predicting the most deaths and injuries in traffic crashes during the three-day Christmas holiday period since 2009.

Photo of 2016 Ford F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Medium Duty Positioned for 'Modest Growth' in 2016

Orders of medium-duty vehicles logged another healthy month in November and appear ready for "continued modest growth" in 2016, an ACT Research analyst has predicted.

Photo of Hino 195 class 5 cabover with stake body courtesy of Hino.

Hino Motors Finalizes 2020 Environmental Plan

Under the plan, Hino will focus on building a low-carbon society, creation of a closed loop economy, environmental conservation & creation of a society coexisting in harmony with nature, and environmental management.

Photo courtesy of Cobham

Cobham Now Offering CNG Storage Tanks for Trucks

The defense and aerospace technology company's two new Type 4 compressed natural gas storage tanks have been successfully qualified, marking its entry into the natural gas vehicle commercial trucking market.

Photo via Wikimedia.

U.S. Congress Passes Natural Gas Tax Credit Legislation

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 will extend federal tax credits for alternative fuels that expired in 2014 and make some subsidies permanent.

Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda Revamping Ridgeline Pickup for 2017-MY

Honda's Ridgeline pickup will enter its second generation with a 2017 model that will be debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Honda has announced.

Image: Achates Power

DOE Awards $9M to Develop Gasoline OP Engine

Achates, Delphi and Argonne National Laboratory will develop an opposed-piston, gasoline compression ignition (OPGCI) engine suitable for light trucks and other vehicles.

Photo: UPS

UPS to Power 2 Fleets with Landfill Methane

UPS will supply its fleet in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss., with an estimated 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing.





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