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Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks for Instrument Display

The recall covers nearly 6,800 2017 pickup trucks in the U.S.

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Eaton Upgrades Line of Advantage Series Clutches

Eaton has upgraded its line of Advantage Series heavy-duty clutches with design enhancements to improve durability, reduce vibrations and enable smoother shifting with torque ratings of up to 2,250 lbs.-ft.

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Toyota Tundra Trucks Recalled for Bumper Steps

The recall, set to begin in mid-February, covers approximately 73,000 pickup trucks in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

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Achates Opposed-Piston Engine Targets 37 MPG for Pickups

The 2.7L demonstration engine will be integrated into a drivable prototype in 2018 and development engines will also be available for automakers.

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Dejana Names Business Development Manager

Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Company, LLC, announced the addition of Elizabeth Peck to its National Fleet Sales Team.

Medium-Duty Sales Expected to Stabilize Commercial Market in 2017

The commercial vehicle market in 2016 was a tug of war between gaining medium-duty and declining heavy-duty sales, according to IHS Markit. Next year, medium-duty sales may be high enough to offset those losses.

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Ford Offers Replacement Parts for Non-Ford Vehicles

Ford’s Customer Service Division has launched Omnicraft, an all-new brand of replacement parts that will be available to all Ford dealers.

Photo of City of Long Beach's existing CNG fueling infrastructure by Thi Dao.

New CNG Fueling Tech Cuts Infrastructure Costs

A compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling vendor has introduced technology it says significantly reduces the cost of installing CNG fueling infrastructure for a time-fill application.

Diesel Prices Fall for Second Week in a Row

Diesel prices in the U.S. were down for the second week in a row, taking back some of the gains from the start of the year, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Safe Fleet Acquires Randall Manufacturing

Safe Fleet has completed the acquisition of Randall Manufacturing LLC, marking Safe Fleet's eighth acquisition during its ownership by The Sterling Group.

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U.S. DOT Proposes 4 Opioids for Drug Testing Panel

The Department of Transportation is proposing to add four opioids (hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone) to its drug-testing panel

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Three States Agree to Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicles

Transportation agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan have formed the Smart Belt Coalition that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.

The 16.1-liter Volvo D16 and Mack MP10 diesel are going out of production for lack of customer demand. Image: Volvo Trucks

Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately

Volvo says a general trend toward 13-liter diesel engines is a key factor in discontinuing D16 production.

Breezeworks Appoints CEO

Breezeworks announced that Adam Block, the firm’s co-founder and former CTO, has been appointed chief executive officer.

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CARB Proposes Plan Reducing Emissions to 40% Below 1990 Levels

The California Air Resources Board has released a Proposed Scoping Plan that sets new goals for the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.

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Pep Boys Acquires Just Brakes Repair Chain

Pep Boys has acquired the privately-held Just Brakes chain of repair and maintenance stores in a deal that will increase the chain's network to more than 900 locations.

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Calif. Utilities Vow to Support EV Adoption

Three California utilities are renewing their commitments to increase electric vehicle (EV) adoption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their service areas.

Safety Tip: Setting Mirrors for Safer Lane Changes

AAA offers advice on how to properly adjust mirrors to diminish blind spots.

Ford Motor Company will auction an all-new one-of-a-kind 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for charity at the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event, in Scottsdale, Ariz.(Photo: Ford Motor Co.)

Ford to Auction One-of-a-Kind F-150 Raptor for Charity

The winning bidder of Lot No. 3004 – selling at no reserve – will become the owner of the last 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor produced and get to choose from a unique one-of-one Raptor color. The all-new Raptor incorporates years of Ford performance and engineering to deliver the ultimate high-performance off-road truck.

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PG&E Appoints Senior Manager of Fleet Operations

Michael Daniels was promoted to senior manager fleet operations at Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).

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3.1M Vehicles Recalled for Takata Air Bags

NHTSA releases details about 24 separate recalls involving 17 different vehicle manufacturers.

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Auto Truck Group Hires Midwest Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group has hired Jeff Kinghoffer as a fleet sales manager for the Midwest territory, the upfitter has announced.

Photo of Scott Pruitt via Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Trump's EPA Pick Questions Emissions Regs

Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's choice to lead the EPA, questioned emissions regs during a Jan. 18 hearing and said he disagrees with giving California power to impose stricter standards.

Photo: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

Cheaper Renewable Diesel May be Possible With Modified Yeast

Engineers at MIT may have made a breakthrough in the production of renewable diesel fuels using a hyper-efficient version of a common food product, yeast.

IronPlanet Announces Cat Auction in Houston

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, rolls in to the Houston area on Feb. 1 for its first major Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction of the of the year.

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