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Class 5-7 Orders Rise 8% in September

Orders of Class 5-7 vehicles rose 8% in September from a year ago and 18% from August at a time that typically sees lower numbers due to seasonal trends, reports ACT Research.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Ignition Locks

The recall covers more than 3,000 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Sierra vehicles.

Cooper Tire's Gary Schroeder by the Roadmaster display at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition. Photo: David Cullen

Cooper Announces Roadmaster Fleet Service Network

Cooper Tire and Rubber announced its Roadmaster Fleet Service Network that offers 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets.

Photo of U-Haul trucks courtesy of Wikimedia.

Chicago-Area Towing Companies Allegedly Gouged U-Haul

U-Haul has sued 14 Chicago-area towing companies and individuals for allegedly towing U-Haul trucks and trailers in order to charge the company "exorbitant and baseless fees" for the return of the equipment, U-Haul has announced.

SmartDrive Introduces Trio of Video Safety Systems

SmartDrive Systems has introduced its SmartChoice Program as a video-based safety program that provides fleets the freedom to choose the level of video protection that best aligns with their specific business priorities and needs, according to the San Diego-based company.

Rep. Bill Shuster addressing ATA meeting in Philadelphia on Oct. 19. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Shuster Maps Passage of Highway Bill

The Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure laid out the long and winding road ahead for passage of a multi-year highway bill by both chambers of Congress.

Yokohama Opens $300 Million Truck Tire Plant

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) officially opened its $300 million commercial truck tire facility in West Point, Miss.

WEX to Acquire Fuel Card Provider

WEX Inc. is moving to acquire Electronic Funds Source LLC (EFS) for $1.1 billion and 4 million shares of common stock that will be issued to investment funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, EFS’ current owner.

Weekly Diesel Prices Fall Once Again

After rising for two weeks in a row, the average price of diesel fuel dropped again, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Terex Corp. Names CEO, President

Garrison will succeed outgoing CEO Ronald M. DeFeo, who will continue to serve as executive chairman through Dec. 31.

Video Tip: 5 Driving Mistakes to Avoid

Driving expert William Van Tassel of AAA identifies five common mistakes drivers make and how these errors can be avoided.

CEI Talks Managing and Preventing Accidents at ATA Conference

The CEI Group will at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition showing ways that it helps vocational fleets prevent and manage accidents.

DOT Considers Mandating Crash Mitigation on Class 3-8 Trucks

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said it will consider requiring new trucks to be equipped with forward-collision-mitigation systems that incorporate automatic emergency braking.

Photo of Kristi Webb speaking at the Element Fleet Roundtable courtesy of Element.

Element Hosts 2015 Fleet Roundtable

Element Fleet Management gathered a record 300 customers and industry leaders to discuss fleet business trends, compliance and cost reduction strategies at the 18th annual Fleet Roundtable event, held Oct. 12-15 in Hunt Valley, Md.

Photo of Class 5 PHEV courtesy of PG&E.

PG&E to Invest $100M in EVs, PHEVs

Pacific Gas & Electric will invest $100 million to purchase battery-electric vehicles and gasoline-electric hybrids over the next five years to reduce fuel costs and lower emissions, the nation's largest utility announced Oct. 15.

Horsefly drone teams with E-Gen van, but roof support equipment can be installed on any walk-in van, Workhorse says. Photo: Workhorse Group

FAA Approves Testing of Workhorse Drone Delivery System

Workhorse Group says it has obtained permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Horsefly delivery drone, an eight-motor, eight-rotor “octocopter” designed to work with a specially equipped E-Gen electric walk-in van.

Trimble Adds Asset Tracking to Fleet Management Suite

Trimble has launched Trimble Asset Tracking, a flexible solution that offers complete visibility into the location and utilization of portable assets from a convenient portal, according to the company.

Rep. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee File Photo

House to Mark Up Highway Bill — At Last

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has finally scheduled a hearing to mark up its version of a long-term highway funding bill for Oct. 22 – seven days before the current short-term patch authorizing spending on transportation runs out.

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

GM, Telogis Ramping Up Factory Telematics Offering

Fleets have increasingly been opting for a factory-installed Telogis solution when purchasing General Motors vehicles, especially Chevrolet Silverado trucks, which will enter the 2016 model year with additional connectivity.

Photo courtesy of amp Trillium.

Public-Access CNG Station Opens in Jacksonville

Compressed natural gas fuel supplier ampCNG has opened a second public-access fuel station in Jacksonville, Fla., near the Port of Jacksonville at the GATE station along I-295, the company has announced.

Photo courtesy of PERC.

Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas Isuzu Cabover Shown

The Propane Education and Research Council showed a propane autogas-powered Isuzu NPR-HD cabover equipped with a Campbell-Parnell bi-fuel system at an industry trade show, the council has announced.

Photo: Lytx

Lytx ActiveVision Addresses Drowsy and Distracted Drivers

Lytx says its new driver safety solution ActiveVision is designed to help detect, analyze and address distracted and drowsy driving.

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Element Further Explains Growth Trajectory

Element Financial Corp. has provided additional details about strategy for growing its fleet management business with acquisitions, technology investment, and an agreement for additional rail capacity.

Photo of the 2016 Titan XD Pro-4X courtesy of Nissan.

Texas Auto Writers Name Top Trucks, SUVs

The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) has named the diesel-powered 2016 Nissan Titan XD as the Truck of Texas, making it the first time a Nissan truck has earned the title.

Photo: ConocoPhillips

Diesel Prices Up for Second Straight Week

The average price of diesel fuel was up for the second straight week following months of downward movement, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.





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