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(Clockwise from top left) GM's new cabover, Ford's 2016 F-650, GM's Navistar partnership, and Peterbilt's Model 567

Top Medium-Duty News and Articles of 2015

General Motors' re-entry into the medium-duty truck market earned top billing at the most popular medium-duty related news item or article of 2015, and readers were also highly engaged with articles about Ford's redesigned vocational trucks and 2017 Super Duty models.

Diesel 98 Cents Cheaper Than a Year Ago

For the seventh straight week, the average price of diesel fuel decreased. Gasoline saw a slight increase.

Bridgestone Ups Stock Bid for Pep Boys

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has raised its bid for the company's outstanding shares of common stock to $17 a share to top the $16.50 offered by Icahn Enterprizes L.P.

A U.S. Sherman Tank built by Chrysler for the U.S. war effort in World War II. Photo: FCA US

FCA US Debuts Arsenal of Democracy Documentary

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historic “Arsenal of Democracy” radio broadcast (December 29, 1940), FCA US LLC has released a short documentary, "Automakers and the Arsenal of Democracy."

Video Safety Tip: When Your Vehicle Is Stuck in Snow

Consumer Reports and AAA offer advice on what steps drivers can take when a vehicle gets stuck in the snow and won't move.

ARI Named Finalist to Top Workforce Training List

ARI has made the list for Training magazine's annual Top 125 that ranks companies' excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs, the fleet management company has announced.

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups Recalled

Dealers need to replace a faulty console compartment lid latch assembly in 8,763 2016-MY trucks.

Texas to Provide $37.8M in Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

The Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program provides grants to encourage fleets that operate heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicles to repower them with a natural gas engine or replace them with a natural gas vehicle.

Peterbilt's Denton Facility Celebrates 25 Years

In 1980, the first truck produced at Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas manufacturing plant – a Model 359 known as “Old No. 1” – came off the assembly line.

Yokohama Manufacturing Plant Produces 80 Millionth Tire

Two major milestones recently occurred at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC (YTMV): the Salem, Virginia facility celebrated its 25th anniversary and produced its 80 millionth tire.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-650 and F-750 Trucks Recalled for Brakes

The recall, which covers 167 2016 model-year trucks in the U.S., will allow dealers to install a rear air brake chamber replacement.

Clockwise (l-r) Ford introduced its heavy payload F-150 to commercial users, the Chevrolet Silverado received a facelift for MY-2016, Cummins debuted a two-stage turbocharger on the Nissan Titan XD, and GM and Navistar announced they'd be collaborating on Class 4/5 trucks.

Work Truck's Top 10 News in 2015

The 2015 calendar-year has almost come to a close. Here are the 10 most viewed news items on WorkTruckOnline.com in 2015.

Section 179 Deduction Reinstated at $500,000

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act) permanently sets the Section 179 cap at $500,000. Section 179 allows businesses to deduct the cost of certain new and used property, including certain motor vehicles.

Photo of 2015 Pathfinder courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2016 Pathfinder Starts at $30,680

Nissan's Pathfinder mid-size SUV returns for the 2016 model year with very light updates, and will retail for at least $30,680 for a $285 increase over the 2015 model.

Photo courtesy of IMPCO.

IMPCO to Offer Bi-Fuel CNG Ford F-150

IMPCO Automotive has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2016 Ford F-150 pick-up powered by a 5.0L TI-VCT V-8 engine.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Trucks Recalled for Seat Belts

The action covers 2,590 2015 model-year trucks in the U.S.

MY-2016 Nissan Titan XD. Photo: Nissan

Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Starts at $41,485

Nissan has announced pricing for the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab. The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel-equipped TITAN XD has a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $40,290 for the S 4x2.

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Axle Shafts

The action covers 1,170 2015 model-year Ford Transit dual-rear-wheel vans in the U.S.

The 2016 NV Cargo Van, photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2016 NV Cargo Van Starts at $27,735

Nissan has increased the retail price of its base model NV Cargo van with a standard roof and 4.0L V-6 engine by $500 to $27,735 for the 2016 model year, Nissan has announced.

SkyBitz Offers Fleet Management Solutions For Delivery Fleets

Telematics provider SkyBitz has added a fleet management solution for sales, service and delivery vehicles with the launch of SkyBitz Local Fleets.

Crude Oil Free Fall Keeps Diesel Prices Down

Average diesel fuel prices at the pump decreased for the sixth week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo: Jim Park

State DOTs Tracking El Niño to Prepare Roads for Winter

As much as 70% of state Departments of Transportation are tracking El Niño to make preparations for the unusual winter weather ahead, including increasing stocks of salt and de-icing chemicals, according to a new survey.

Theft of Bucket Truck in NY a 'Strange Vehicle to Take'

Police are investigating the theft but at first glance it appears the thieves just needed a quick lift.

Video Safety Tip: Installing Snow Chains

Edmunds.com and the Oregon Department of Transportation offer advice on installing snow chains.

Minn. Utility Invests in New Bucket Truck

Replacing a 10-year-old truck, the new bucket truck serving the Hibbing Public Utilities fleet marks the first time the utility has used a smaller, lighter weight truck.

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