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2018 Ford F-150 Engines Add Power, Efficiency

Ford is revamping its F-150 engine lineup for 2018 to offer a more efficient V-6 and more powerful V-8 in a lineup that will also include a diesel option for the first time, the company has announced.

In the long term, Cummins officials say electrification will come to every market segment it serves today in one form or another. Photo: Cummins

Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

Photo of Rogue Sport courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 16 of its 2018 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, including the new Rogue Sport subcompact SUV, the company has announced.

Spartan Motors celebrates it's newest facility opening. (PHOTO: Spartan Motors)

Spartan Motors Opens Flexible Manufacturing Facility

Spartan Specialty Vehicles celebrated the grand opening of its new, flexible manufacturing facility in Charlotte, Mich. The ceremony featured a tour of the facility and the plant’s production of the 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 cabover.

Michelin's long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a "wheel with no air." Photo: Michelin

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

Photo of Jeep Compass courtesy of FCA.

FCA Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced 2018 model-year fleet incentives for its Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram brands.

Michelin's acquisition of NexTraq will enhance the company's solutions for driver safety, fuel management and enhancing fleet productivity. Photo: Michelin

Michelin Moves into Telematics with NexTraq Acquisition

Michelin has announced its pending acquisition of NexTraq, an Atlanta-based provider of commercial fleet communications systems.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Tire Labels

The recall covers 1,257 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech Offers Propane Autogas Medium-Duty Engine

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a medium-duty engine powered by a propane autogas that's 75% cleaner than the current emissions standard and has been approved for use by regulators, according to the company.

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

GM Sets 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2018 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands, which includes first-time fleet incentives for the Bolt EV and second-generation Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup.

Photo courtesy of Motiv

Calif. City to Deploy Battery-Electric Garbage Truck

The City of Sacramento, Calif., will soon be using the state’s first battery-electric automated left-side loader garbage truck. The Class 8 electric refuse vehicle is powered by Motiv Power Systems’ electric powertrain.

The Highway Trust Fund will again run out of money in 2020 if no long-term solutions are found. Photo: HDT file photo

House Members Push for Long-Term Fix for Highway Trust Fund

More than 250 members of the U.S. House of Representatives Monday sent a letter to Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady, calling for a long-term fix to the Highway Trust Fund.

Orbcomm Buys Fleet Management Software Provider Inthinc

Orbcomm has acquired the assets of Salt Lake City-based Inthinc, a fleet management and driver safety solutions provider.

Photo by Coolcaesar at English language Wikipedia (via Wikimedia Commons).

Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Stop

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on what to do when a police officer pulls over your vehicle.

Azuga Names Safe Driving Award Recipients

In preparation for National Safety Month, Azuga, a global provider of connected vehicle and fleet technologies, announced its first Safe Driving Award recipients of 2017.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Attorneys General Vow to Fight Emissions Easing By Trump

A coalition of 13 attorneys general led by New York's Eric Schneiderman told the Trump administration it could expect a "vigorous" legal challenge to any attempt to weaken pollution standards for light duty vehicles.

CURT Group Acquires UWS

CURT Group, distribution company of towing products and truck accessories, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire United Welding Services (UWS) from Thule, Inc.

TomTom Allies with Verisk Insurance Solutions

Through the alliance, fleet owners can choose to flow driving data collected by the TomTom Telematics Service Platform with WEBFLEET, the company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) fleet management solution, into the Verisk Data Exchange.

The 40,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich., on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

Isuzu Produces 40,000th Gasoline N-Series

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that the 40,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich.

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to the ELD mandate. Photo: Public domain

Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear ELD Challenge

Those who were waiting to adopt electronic logging devices hoping the Supreme Court would overturn the ELD mandate as unconstitutional will be disappointed to learn the court has rejected the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's petition.

Photo of 2015 Ram ProMaster courtesy of FCA.

Used Vehicle Depreciation Accelerates in May

Used vehicle prices experienced a reversal in May, falling 1.2% from the previous month, according to Black Book.

President Trump making remarks at U.S. DOT headquarters on June 9, 2017, as Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao looks on. Photo: U.S. DOT

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often stand in the way of completing important infrastructure projects across the nation.”

TSOA Names New Safety Manager

Transport Solutions of America (TSOA) has announced that Ernie McArthur has joined its staff as safety manager.

Photo courtesy of HUBB Filters.

Optimize Oil Drain Intervals With the Right Filter

Pairing the right filter with the right oil is crucial in helping fleets implement a successful and safe extended oil drain program. It can also save fleets thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.

Photo: Chris Brown

Isuzu FTR Test Drive Addresses 4-Cylinder Engine Questions

Isuzu unveiled the 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 cabover truck for closed track test drives this week. The company also disclosed the results of comparison road tests conducted by a third party.

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