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Mountain Tarp Debuts Mobile Service Program

Mountain Tarp announced the debut of a mobile service program to handle on-site inspection of truck and trailer tarping systems, as well as turn-key parts delivery.

2007-2013 MY volume-weighted wholesale average values, weekly change from 1/22/16 to 1/29/16. SOURCE: Black Book

Full-Size Pickup Depreciation Slows; Medium-Duties Hold Steady

The full-size pickup segment experienced the least depreciation seen in the segment since September 2015 with 0.02 percent. Additionally, the medium-duty truck market held steady this past month.

Representatives from the Larson Group recieve their award at Peterbilt's Dealer Meeting. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Hands Out Dealer of the Year Awards

Peterbilt handed out Dealer of the Year awards in several categories at its annual dealer meeting, held recently in San Diego.

Ford Sets Fleet Advance Product Planning Meetings

Ford will host 12 advance product planning meetings in March to provide fleet professionals with details about its 2017 model-year lineup, the automaker has announced.

Photo courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

Clean Cities Coalitions Host Green Transportation Event in Illinois

Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana today will jointly host a host a green transportation conference in the Chicago area on May 19, the groups have announced.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Commercial, Government Fleet Sales Start Strong in 2016

Sales of commercial and government fleet vehicles from eight manufacturers started 2015 with nearly double-digit gains as major manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors continued shifting car sales away from rental fleets.

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Showcases Model 567

Peterbilt Motors Company showcased three ready-to-work Model 567 mixer trucks, during this week's World of Concrete.

Fleets predominantly working within the marked region qualify for the AFV funding.

Colorado Offers $4M in Grants for Alt-Fuels

Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.

Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Unexpected Movement

The recall affects 195 devices that need new hydraulic pressure control valves.

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Van Sales Reach Four-Decade Peak

Sales of full-size and compact vans have continued to show strength, as Ford sold nearly 10,000 full-size Transit vans in January, following the company's best year of van sales since 1978.

CalAmp to Acquire LoJack Corp.

CalAmp is acquiring LoJack Corporation to position itself as a lead provider in connected car solutions and vehicle telematics applications, the Oxnard, Calif. company announced.

Photo: Mack

Mack Offers Standard Telematics on TerraPro With MP Engine

Mack’s integrated diagnostics and telematics product quickly diagnoses problems and automatically schedules dealer repairs, and confirms that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.

Eaton's Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton Expands AMT Line for Vocational Use

Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions to include use in vocational applications, offering features that improve vehicle control and other capabilities.

The acqurisition will add 37 public-access CNG locations to Love's network. Image: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops Acquires CNG Provider Trillium

Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG in a deal that will add 37 public-access CNG locations to the truck stop company’s network.

Orlando Branch Factory representatives (left to right) Darin Damron, R.B. Burkhardt, Shelby Damron, and Dante Donati.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Award-Winning Branch

For the second consecutive year, the Orlando, Florida, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2015 at the company’s annual sales banquet January 26.

Diesel Prices Slide Further While Oil Production Remains High

The average price of diesel fuel continued to fall last week amidst reports that global crude oil production would not be cut to meet lower demand.

Omnitracs Unveils All-in-One Device for Telematics, Mobile Apps

Omnitracs has introduced the Intelligent Vehicle Gateway, a single, robust mobile device that it says will offer commercial fleets a unified platform for the efficient use of mobile apps and telematics.

Bolden

AmeriGas Names Manager of Fleet Operations

Dwayne Bolden Sr. was named manager of fleet operations for AmeriGas DBA PTI in Houston. He assumed this position in September.

Photo via Firestone

Bridgestone Recalls Firestone FS561 Tires

The voluntary safety recall is limited to FS561 tires in size 255/70R22.5 and only those tires that are installed in the trailer application.

Cieslak

Element Names Pair of Remarketing VPs

Element Financial Corporation has appointed Bill Cieslak and Paul Seger as vice presidents for its remarketing unit.

Photo: International Trucks

International's HX Vocational Trucks Replacing PayStar Models

International's new Class 8 line is replacing the PayStar and includes four models, with long and medium hoods and two diesels.

Video Safety Tip: Preventing Pothole Damage

Here's some advice from the Michigan Department of Transportation on how to deal with potholes.

Cummins Filtration Opens New Corporate Headquarters in Nashville

Cummins Filtration Inc. has moved its corporate headquarters to the One Century Place building in Nashville, effective Jan. 25, 2016.

Commercial Truck Demand to Slow, Parts Remain Stout

Commercial fleets will register a lower growth percentage of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 2016, but feed strong demand for aftermarket parts, according to a new forecast from IHS Automotive.

A new IIHS study examines the effectiveness of forward collision warning systems -- with and without automatic emergency braking. Photo courtesy of IIHS.

Automatic Braking Cutting Rear-End Crashes

A new IIHS study finds that forward collision warning systems that include automatic emergency braking cut rear-end crash rates by 39%.

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