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PacLease Sees 30% Growth in 2017

PacLease finished 2017 with flying colors, adding 30% percent more medium- and heavy-duty trucks into its lease/rental fleet over 2016, while adding eight new locations to better serve its customers.

Photo of Ford Expedition courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs for Windows

The safety compliance recall covers 361 2018-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Video: Report Urges Lowering Driver Blood Alcohol Limits

To reduce alcohol-related crashes, a new National Academies of Sciences study also recommends raising alcohol taxes and requiring interlocks for all DWI offenders.  

Busy Truck Stop Finds Success with Biofuels

Fontana Truck Stop Center has found that offering renewable fuels is one way to stand out, so they sell biodiesel blends and a blend of biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) at its diesel islands.

Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Safe Fleet

Safe Fleet Holdings, LLC, a provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Agencies purchasing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles must have compliant maintenance facilities. File photo

Ind. City Unveils New CNG Station and Maintenance Garage

The City of Hobart, Ind., celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, and showcased its new CNG-compliant fleet maintenance garage.

Class 8 truck orders rose to 37,500 units in December 2017.

Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

North American Class 8 truck orders rose to a 37-month high in December, signaling a healthy market going into 2018.

The expanded use of CNG-powered trucks has helped Pitt Ohio reduce both its carbon footprint and fuel costs. Photo: Mack Trucks

How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

Thor Trucks is a new electric truck company initially focused on regional-haul applications. Photo: Thor Trucks

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

Photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Mich. Plant Will Build 2019 Silverado's Diesel Engine

General Motors will produce the 2019 Silverado's all-new Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel engine at its Flint Engine Operations facility.

Image via APC Automotive Technologies

APC Launches Replacement Parts Program for Trucks

APC Automotive Technologies has launched a replacement parts category program for light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

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SiriusXM to Launch Women In Trucking Show

With women making up 7% of the trucking industry workforce, SiriusXM’s Women In Trucking will help promote the employment of more women by identifying and removing the obstacles that keep them from entering the field.

Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand – FCA Global, introduces the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 at the truck's 2018 North American International Auto Show global debut. Ram's new half-ton player is a no-compromise pickup truck, leading in durability, technology and efficiency with innovative design and the highest quality materials.(Image courtesy of FCA US)

Ram 1500 Wins 'Best of Show' At NAIAS

When determining the Best of Show, the judges consider new vehicles for their innovation, overall show impact, and execution of claims.

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LeasePlan USA Names Truck Sales VP

LeasePlan USA has today announced the appointment of Naeem Morris to its Truck and Equipment Division. In his role of truck sales vice president, Morris will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the LeasePlan truck division in the Midwest.

Auto Truck Group Acquires Assets of Kargo Master

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of equipment, announced that it has acquired the assets of Kargo Master.

A truck's chassis manufacturer determines a vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The GVW is the total weight of a truck and its payload. Photo courtesy of Ford

The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Speci'ing Work Trucks

Understanding GVWR and GCWR is a key part of assessing CDL operator requirements and ensuring employee safety.

Photo courtesy of NYC DCAS

NYC Trucks Provide Fuel to Schools, Facilities

Due to the extended cold spell, the winter storm, and the requirement for facilities to use backup oil tanks, New York City agencies used their fuel trucks to ensure schools had heat and emergency vehicles had fuel.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Next-Gen 2019 Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing

The new 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter than the previous model year, features increased payload and towing capabilities, and three new, longer frame lengths.

Courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Offering 4-D Driving Experience at Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Auto Show attendees will be able to see firsthand the type of environments that Chevrolet vehicles are tested on through a 4-D virtual reality experience.

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Baessler, Fleet Director of Rollins Inc., Passes Away

Mike Baessler, director, fleet procurement for Rollins, Inc., died Jan.12, 2018. Baessler joined Rollins in June 2013, where he worked until his death. He was 67 years old.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, features a wider bed, and offers a wider range of trims and engine/transmissions combinations, including a new turbo-diesel engine.

Photo via Wikimedia/public domain

Utilities Recognized for Emergency Response Efforts

The Edison Electric Institute, which represents investor-owned electric utilities, presented awards to member organizations for their emergency response efforts in 2017.

Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

AAA offers five recommendations to help drivers maintain good vision for driving. And NHTSA explains how three different vision disorders — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — can diminish a driver's ability to see the road clearly.

Photo by Intel Free Press/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

Georgia Considers Handheld Phone Ban for Drivers

The state legislation also seeks to raise the distracted-driving fine from $150 to as much as $900 for repeat offenders.

The Ranger will be available in three trim grades: XL, midlevel XLT, and a high-level Lariat trim series. It will include FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

2019 Ford Ranger Production to Begin in Late 2018

The Ford Ranger is returning to the North American market with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a suite of Ford’s latest technologies.

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