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John Deere Adds Telogis Telematics for Equipment

John Deere will offer a telematics and asset tracking system with its heavy equipment under a new partnership with Telogis announced at the Telogis Latitude Conference in Dana Point, Calif.

Ratto will deploy at least 15 Freightliner Condors retrofitted with Wrightspeed's Route turbine-electric hybrid powertrain over the next year.  Photo: Wrightspeed Powertrains

Turbine-Electric Hybrid Trash Truck Deployed

The Ratto Group says existing vehicles are being equipped with Wrightspeed’s Route heavy-duty powertrain consisting of a turbine engine, generator, battery pack and electronic controls.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

October Fleet Sales Fall 10%

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets declined 10.8% to 48,024 units in October and reduced year-to-date sales to 3.4%.

Photo: Peterbilt.

Peterbilt Adds Bendix Collision Mitigation to Medium-Duty Models

Peterbilt is adding the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology to its medium-duty Model 337 and 348 trucks.

Image: Arconic Inc.

Alcoa Becomes Arconic

The separation of Alcoa Inc. into two distinct standalone companies– Alcoa Corp. and Arconic Inc.—took effect on Nov.1.

Photo via flickr/Karen Neoh

Former Wash. Utility Manager on Trial for Theft

A former manager for the Snoqualmie Pass Utility District, Wash., faces trial for allegedly misappropriating $20,000 in district assets.

Photo via FMCSA

DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period

A 30-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed truck speed-limiter rule was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

ARI Honored With Strategic Growth Award

ARI was awarded the first ever Strategic Growth Award from Evoqua Water Technologies as their top 2016 Indirect Supplier Partner at their second annual Strategic Supplier Summit.

Photo via Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's Twitter feed.

Alabama Pipeline Explosion Will Mean Higher Fuel Prices in Some States

An explosion in Alabama on what’s said to be the biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S. Monday will likely lead to a temporary price spike in diesel and gasoline in the Southeast states served by the pipeline and also may affect the Northeast.

Court Dismisses Challenge to ELD Rule

A federal appellate court has upheld the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate, which now remains on track to go into effect starting on Dec. 18, 2017.

Diesel Prices Plateau Again, Crude Oil Hits Month Low

Diesel fuel prices in the U.S. have plateaued again, changing by less than a cent over the past three weeks, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Natural Gas Truck Sales Fall in Weak Freight Environment

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research.

Eaton Launches Remote Diagnostics Tool for Automated Transmissions

Eaton recently launched IntelliConnect, a suite of connected solutions designed to improve uptime and efficiency. The initial module in the suite provides near real-time monitoring of vehicle fault codes.

Safety Tip: Adjusting to the Time Change

A return to standard time generally means more driving during dusk and after-dark hours. Here's advice to help fleet drivers make the transition more smoothly.

Photo of 2017 Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers 2017 Frontier With Work Truck Package

Nissan is offering a "work truck package" with its 2017 Frontier mid-size pickup, which will retails for at least $19,330 and is on sale now, Nissan has announced.

Photo courtesy of the American Lung Association.

Health Costs From Vehicle Emissions Studied

The health and climate costs of gasoline-powered vehicles operating in 10 states added $18.42 to the overall impact of a 16-gallon tank of gasoline in 2015, the American Lung Association claims in a new report.

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Caravan Transport Leverages BlackBerry Radar

BlackBerry Limited, a global software provider, announced its end-to-end asset tracking solution, BlackBerry Radar, has been deployed with Caravan Transport Group Inc.

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VT Hackney Names President, CEO

Truck bodybuilder VT Hackney has appointed Steve Miller as its president and CEO, following the retirement of Mike Tucker, who led the company for 15 years.

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Netradyne Adds New Detection Features to Driveri Platform

Netradyne added three new artificial intelligence deep-learning features to its Driveri platform, including Traffic Light Detection, Relative Speed Determination and Pedestrian Identification.

Standard Motor Products Enters Supply Agreement with PurePower Technologies

Standard Motor Products, Inc., an automotive replacement parts manufacturer and distributor, announced a new supply agreement with PurePower Technologies.

Photo by Chris Wolski.

GM's Duramax 6.6L Boosts Capability, Resale Value

GM’s redesigned Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel offers a number of advantages to fleets including increased horsepower and torque, and fleets are showing interest in the new engine, which will be available in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD.

Photo courtesy of America's Car Museum.

Vintage Work Trucks Shown at Car Museum

Americans have relied on work trucks to get their jobs done for more than 100 years, which is why America’s Car Museum (ACM) is paying homage to them with 15 vintage vehicles that helped shape the U.S.

Photo: Paragon Software Systems

Paragon Updates Routing and Scheduling Software

Paragon Software launched the latest version of its advanced transport solution, with a number of improvements to the Planning and Paragon Live modules.

Ford Super Duty Trailering System Uses Magna Eyeris System

The 2017 Ford Super Duty Trailer Reverse Guidance system features Magna International Inc.'s vision-based driver-assistance technologies, the company announced.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Super Duty Chassis Cabs Recalled for Fire Risk

The recall, limited to just 180 2017-MY vehicles, will address potential fuel leaks.

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