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UPS Safe Driver Group Grows to More than 8,700

UPS has announced 1,613 drivers have joined the ranks of its elite “Circle of Honor,” raising to 8,703 the number of drivers who have not had an avoidable accident for 25 years or more.

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500-Truck Convoy Set for Mother's Day

A 500-truck convoy has been scheduled for Mother's Day in Lancaster, Pa., to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and take aim at a world record.

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Tri-Fuel System Installed on Ford Truck

Niyato Industries Inc. has developed a tri-fuel system that can support the use of gasoline, compressed natural gas, or propane and installed it on a Ford F-350 4x4 pickup.

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Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups to Update Software

The recall covers nearly 2,900 trucks in the U.S. that may have a problem with the occupant classification system that's linked to the air bags.

Hino Strikes Deal for Diesel Treatment Equipment

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (CTDi) has agreed to supply Hino Motors, Ltd. with its DuraFit diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) for Hino’s North American dealerships.

Bridgestone, Shell Launch Lubricants Program

The program makes Pennzoil and Quaker State motor oils and Shell Rotella engine oils available to the Bridgestone Affiliated Retailer Nationwide Network.

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Telogis App Separates Personal Use from Business Mileage

Telogis has introduced Logbook, a mobile app that lets drivers track and organize miles driven for personal or business use, the telematics provider announced at Mobile World Congress on Feb. 23.

Jasper, Telular Partnership to Improve Telematics Offerings

Telular Corporation, a global technology leader and provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial telematics and security, and Jasper, a global IoT service platform leader, are partnering to deliver IoT services to the commercial telematics market.

Diesel Prices See Very Slight Uptick

For the first time this year, the average price of diesel fuel increased slightly, driven by a rebound in crude oil prices on the stock market.

Papé Kenworth was awarded the 2015 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award at the awards banquet. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Hands Out Dealer Awards

Papé Kenworth received the 2015 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the U.S. and Canada at the Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in San Diego, Calif.

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Video Tip: Crosswalk Safety

Here's some advice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to help drivers improve crosswalk safety.

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Ford E-Series Recall to Fix Trailer Braking

Already under way, the recall affects just 75 E-350 and E-450 vehicles equipped with a 6.8L engine and an optional trailer brake controller.

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Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Injury Risk

Set to begin this month, the recall affects 73 SCM48, SCM50 and SCM55 aerial devices in the 2011-2015 model years.

A ceremony marked the opening of Hino's parts distribution center in Ontario Calif. Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino Opens Parts Center to Support West Coast

Hino Trucks has opened a parts distribution center and training center in Ontario, Calif., as part of an expansion of its U.S.-based operations.

Truck and Van News: Recalls Affecting F-150, E-Series and GM Midsize Pickups

Multiple recalls over the last couple weeks affect several popular fleet vehicles.

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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Recalled for Steering

Dealers need to replace the steering gear pinion sensor cover assembly in nearly 3,000 pickup trucks manufactured in early 2015.

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DOE Cuts Clean Cities, Boosts SuperTruck

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed 2017 budget would sharply cut funding to the Clean Cities program and add new funding to an initiative seeking to improve the fuel efficiency of Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.

Lytx Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR is acquiring video-based telematics supplier Lytx, Inc. for more than $500 million in an all-cash transaction, according to a release.

Retread Sales Fell, But Tire Market Stable Last Year

The domestic retreaded truck tire market was down in 2015 compared to 2014, however, the health of the truck tire market also depends on new truck tire shipments. They were up 4%.

GM Invests $148M in V-8 Engine Production

General Motors will invest $148 million to repurpose flexible machining and assembly equipment to expand V-8 engine production at its Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant in Tennessee, the company announced.

Super Duty insiders go through the frame review process. Photo: Ford

Ford Gives Super Duty to Professional Users for Testing

Ford recently gave five F-Series Super Duty professional users a first-hand look at the torture testing engineers put the pickup through during the development process.

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Potholes Causing $3B in Damage Each Year

Damage to vehicles caused by potholes on local roadways has cost drivers an average of $3 billion per year over the past five years, according to a new study from AAA.

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Ford F-150 Wins Fuel Economy Challenge

The 2016 Ford F-150 with 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 engine has been named winner of PickupTrucks.com’s Texas Truck Showdown Max MPG fuel economy challenge.

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Chicago Landscaping Fleet's Red Trucks Boost Awareness

Christy Webber Landscaping paints all her new trucks red to reinforce her company's image for any potential customers who see the work trucks at job sites in the Chicago area.

According to the National Safety Council, 2015 was likely the deadliest driving year since 2008. Screen shot courtesy of LoudLabs News/YouTube.

Road Deaths Rise by Largest Percent in 50 Years

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council show an 8% increase in 2015 compared to 2014.

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