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Inland Truck Parts Expands to San Antonio

Inland Truck Parts & Service has expanded its presence in Texas with the recent acquisition of Complete Gear Services in San Antonio.

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Ryder's NaviShare Platform Offers Visibility into Loads and Capacity

Ryder System has launched a new cloud-based platform, called NaviShare, to provide real-time shipment visibility, predictive alerts, and exception handling, routing, and analytics.

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ARI to Offer SiriusXM to Fleet Clients

ARI will offer SiriusXM to its fleet clients under a new partnership the fleet management company says will help companies improve driver retention rates.

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Volvo Tests Autonomous Refuse Truck

Volvo Group and Renova are testing an autonomous refuse truck that has the potential to be used in an urban environment.

Safety Tip: Preventing Injuries Tied to Air Bags

Drivers can take certain measures to mitigate the risk of serious injury arising from air bag deployment. Here are some tips from the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Vehicles.

Truck and Van News: Production Begins for 2018

A few recalls were announced as well as a few 2018 model-year announcements.

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Pa. Public Utilities Commission to Study EV Charging Stations

The commission hopes to clarify whether any restrictions should be placed on the way utilities and third-party companies offer electric vehicle charging stations.

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Ford Replaces CEO Fields With Mobility Head Hackett

Ford has replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who has led its mobility business unit for the past year. Ford views Hackett as a "transformational business leader" as it seeks to boost profit amid investor pressure.

SoCalGas Funds Renewable Natural Gas Research

The center is the first academic establishment in the United States dedicated to the study and applied research of renewable gas technologies.

Florida Power & Light showcased its newest storm response equipment, including drones and robots that allow the company to assess damage remotely. Photo courtesy of FPL

Fla. Utility Shows New Storm Response Equipment

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) tested the ability of its 3,000 employees to respond to major weather events and highlighted new equipment and technology.

HDA Truck Pride Partners with TTA/C Parts

HDA Truck Pride has finalized an agreement with TTA/C Parts Corporation, a distributor of ventilation, air conditioning, and heating parts for light- to heavy-duty trucks, off-road, industrial, and agricultural equipment.

International Opens Used Truck Center

International Truck announced the grand opening of the new flagship Used Truck Center in Melrose Park, Ill.

Genie Introduces Tool to Calculate Safe Loads for Aerial Lifts

The new Genie interactive tool provides site visitors the opportunity to choose different materials, attachments, and operators of various sizes to “place” on the virtual boom platform.

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FCA Hoping to End Diesel Dispute with Regulators

Fiat-Chrysler has applied for certification for its diesel-powered 2017 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee, and intends to modify the emissions software of current models to resolve a dispute with regulators.

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Duke Energy to Test Truck Stop Electrification

Drivers will be able to plug in their vehicles and keep electricity and hot or cold air on during overnight stays, avoiding idling engines.

eBright ST 1085s were painted metallic silver to celebrate the 7,500th lift, then sold at a live auction at Stertil-Koni’s annual Distributor Meeting in Stevensville, MD. Photo courtesy of Steril-Koni

Stertil-Koni Celebrates 7,500 Vehicle Lifts Produced

Stertil-Koni USA announced that its U.S. manufacturing facility recently produced its 7,500th unit in the USA.

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Enterprise Truck Rental Opens New Location in Indiana

Enterprise Truck Rental has opened a new facility in Southern Indiana in the city of New Albany.

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans

While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.

Owner-operators and small fleets can find loads via their mobile devices. Photo: Aether Films, courtesy Uber Freight

Uber Freight Launches for Owner-Operators, Small Fleets

Uber is looking to transform the world of freight transport much as it has changed the world of taxis with its ride-sharing app. Deborah Lockridge has the story on what the new Uber Freight is -- and what it's not.

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Washington Gas Fleet Facility Receives LEED Gold Certification

Washington Gas announced its new fleet facility earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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NGVAmerica Changes Top Leadership

NGVAmerica has appointed a new chairman and interim executive director, as well as set up a search committee to find a new president, who resigned in April.

Uber's Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of the autonomous trucking startup Otto, shares video of a truck with no driver. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Uber Granted Key Win in Self-Driving Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that Uber is allowed to continue developing its self-driving technology during a legal battle with Waymo over stolen technology – but Anthony Levandowski, who started up an autonomous truck company later bought by Uber, can't be part of it.

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Crashes Account for 41% of Work-Related Accidental Deaths

Overall, the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. is poisonings -- including drug overdoses -- according to a new report from the National Safety Council.

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Waste Management Names Senior District Fleet Manager

Sal Conte was named senior district fleet manager at Waste Management in Richmond, Va., and Fredricksburg, Va.

Presenting the donated engine from Berger Dealer Group are service managers Joe Kook (second from left) and Mike Peters (second from right). Photo courtesy of Baker College.

Michigan Dealer Gives Engine to Vocational College

Baker College’s Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan has been given a $51,558 Paccar MX-13 diesel truck engine, a donation from Berger Dealer Group of Dearborn, Michigan, to enable engine-specific technician training.

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