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This year’s Ride of Pride truck is a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipped with a Detroit DD15 engine. (PHOTO: DTNA)

Schneider Presented With Ride of Pride Truck

As part of a program founded in 2002, Daimler Trucks North America presented the 2016 Ride of Pride truck to Schneider during a special ceremony commemorating military veterans

Photo of Ram ProMaster powered by propane autogas courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas Launches System for Ram ProMaster

The Alliance AutoGas engineered single-plug connector, no cut or drill fuel system, installed on a Ram ProMaster, was spotted at the Government Fleet Expo.

Workhorse has been testing its HorseFly UAS delivery drone system for the past six months, which is launched from the roof of the E-Gen electric delivery truck. (PHOTO: Workhorse)

Workhorse Hybrids Benefit from Drone Usage Ruling

Workhorse Group Inc.’s fleet of EPA-approved E-Gen hybrid trucks has benefited from a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruling that approves the routine commercial use of drones.

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica courtesy of FCA.

FCA Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced 2017 model-year fleet incentives for its Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram brands.

Rotary Lift ARO14 Shockwave four-post lift. (PHOTO: ROTARY LIFT)

5 Tips from Rotary Lift for Choosing a 4-Point Lift

Four-post drive-on vehicle lifts are easy to install, use, and maintain. The only hard part about four-post lift ownership is the initial decision about which configuration to buy.

Verizon-Telogis Deal Creates Top Telematics Unit

Verizon's acquisition of Telogis would create the second-largest telematics company in the U.S. in a deal that brings together complementary businesses, a leading telematics consultant said.

Mindy Holman, chairman of the board for ARI, officially cuts the Ribbon on ARI's Technology & Innovation Center. (PHOTO: ARI)

ARI Opens Technology and Innovation Center

Located in the same corporate center as the company’s global headquarters, the newly opened Technology and Innovation Center will be home to the company’s 200-plus member information technology team.

Photo courtesy of Driving Dynamics.

Driving Dynamics Launches Web Portal for Driver Safety Courses

Driving Dynamics Inc. has launched a new mobile-friendly website dedicated to facilitating registrations for all of its behind-the-wheel (BTW) driver safety training programs comprising multi-employer/open enrollment, dedicated and specialty courses.

Photo of 2017 F-350 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2017 model-year vehicles that include its medium-duty trucks and Lincoln vehicles.

<br />Mickey employees take to the streets of High Point to help Keep America Beautiful. (PHOTO: Mickey Truck Bodies)<br /><br />

Mickey Employees Make ‘Clean’ Sweep for High Point

Twenty-four Mickey Truck Body employees volunteered for the “Great American Clean Up” in High Point, N.C., this spring as part of a nationwide initiative sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.

Photo of 2016 Sorento courtesy of Kia.

Kia Tops J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study

Kia Motors supplanted Porsche at the top of J.D. Power’s 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study that measures new vehicle owner satisfaction in the first 90 days. It was the first time in 27 years that a non-premium brand led the study.

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Verizon Acquires Telogis

Verizon has acquired California-based Telogis to expand its market share in the growing telematics industry, the telecom giant announced.

Photo: Dejana

Douglas Dynamics Buys Medium-Duty Upfitter Dejana

Douglas Dynamics has agreed to acquire medium-duty truck upfitter Dejana Truck and Utility equipment for $206 million It is expected to close the deal during the third quarter of 2016.

2017 F-650 dump truck Photo: Ford

Medium-Duty Orders May Be Slowing

A decline in orders of Class 5-7 trucks in May points to "some moderate slowing" in a truck market that has shown strength since late 2013, according to ACT Research.

Earnings Watch: FedEx Narrows Loss, Werner Lowers Expectations

FedEx Corp. cut much, but not all, of its second quarter losses compared to a year earlier, while a preview of Werner Enterprises Inc. second quarter earnings sent heartburn throughout trucking and Wall Street amid concerns about second quarter trucking profits.

Photo courtesy of Workhorse Group Inc.

BMW Range Extender Bolsters Workhorse Hybrid Delivery Vehicles

Workhorse Group Inc. will begin offering its E-Gen hybrid delivery trucks with BMW's i3 range-extender solution to produce more on-board electricity that will extend the range of the delivery vehicle, the company announced.

Photo: Rush Truck Centers

Las Vegas Rush Truck Center to Offer Medium-Duty Ford Trucks

Rush Enterprises has acquired the Ford franchise rights and related assets from Transwest Truck Center Las Vegas, allowing it to sell medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles at the Las Vegas dealership location.

Photo of Chevrolet&#39;s low cab forward models courtesy of GM.

GM Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2017 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands.

Diesel Prices Flatten After Weeks of Increases

The price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell slightly last week, ending weeks of consistent increases in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo of 2017 Ridgeline courtesy of Honda.

Honda's 2017-MY Ridgeline Goes on Sale

Honda's 2017 model-year Ridgeline mid-size pickup will arrive at dealers on June 21 with a significant refresh that includes improved driving dynamics, updated styling, and a bed storage locker.

Shuster Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Shuster Corporation, provider of bearings and power transmission products, and a division of Motion Industries, is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

HVAC Fleet Adds Hybrid GM Vans

Chicago-area HVAC servicer Climatemp Service Group has added four Chevrolet Express vans to its fleet that have been modified so they operate as hybrids to enhance fuel efficiency for the company, according to vehicle modifier XL Hybrids.

FleetPride Acquires Charlebois Truck Parts Locations

FleetPride, Inc., an independent distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired the assets of Charlebois Truck Parts locations in the Vermont and New York markets.

Daimler Unveils Pedestrian, Cyclist Avoidance in Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

Utilimaster Showcases Hybrid Electric Technology at EUFMC

Spartan Delivery and Service Vehicles showcased an innovative walk-in van specifically designed for underground utility maintenance, featuring hybrid electric auxiliary power, at the 2016 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC).

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