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Graph courtesy of the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Real-World Fuel Economy Improves Gradually

Fuel economy has seen a gradual increase in light-duty vehicles since the 1990s with a 1.8 mpg improvement in 2013, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Photo of 2015 NV cargo van courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Enhances Vans for 2016

Nissan's full-size and compact vans will receive light updates for the 2016 model year, including additional air bags, technology, and exterior colors, Nissan has announced.

Photo of USPS trucks in Venice, Calif., by Paul Clinton.

USPS Begins Same-Day Grocery Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service has begun delivering bottled water, fresh fish, and electronics in New York City as it begins a shift toward same-day delivery to compete with FedEx, UPS, and

Photo of 2016 Land Rover courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Land Cruiser Gets 2016 Makeover

The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser gets small all-over updates including an improved drivetrain and driver assistance technologies.

Photo of 2016 Titan XD crew cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's Diesel Titan XD Arrives as Crew Cab

Nissan will offer a crew cab model of its 2016 Titan XD as the first available model of the refreshed full-size pickup when it becomes available later this year, Nissan has announced.

A panel of representatives from the EPA and NHTSA listened to comments and suggestions for the proposed Phase 2 GHG rules. Photo by Steven Martinez.

Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.

Photo of 2015 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls 26,400 F-650/F-750 Trucks

Ford Motor Company announced it is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 26,400 MY-2011-2013 and MY-2015 F-650 and F-750 vehicles in North America for a safety compliance issue with FMVSS 210 regarding seat belt anchorage.

Graphic courtesy of NETS.

NETS Releases Online Toolkit for Fleet Drivers

The traffic safety group is helping employers gear up for a Drive Safely Work Week campaign that stresses the importance of planning ahead.

Mass. Contractor's Fleet Manager Retires

Jack Surgen, fleet manager for Massachusetts-based contractor Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Inc. has retired.

Photo of 2016 Tacoma SR5 Access Cab courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Sets 2016 Tacoma Pricing

The third-generation 2016 Toyota Tacoma base model SR will carry a retail price of $24,200 when it arrives at dealer lots in the middle of September for about a $3,000 increase over the outgoing model.

Design rendering of new corporate HQ courtesy of Marion Body Works.

Truck Body Company Expands HQ

Officials of Marion Body Works, Inc. have announced that they have signed an agreement with Consolidated Construction Co., Inc. to build a new headquarters and expand an existing manufacturing facility.

Source: EIA

Diesel Prices Nearly Flat for the Week

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel showed only a slight fluctuation for the week, barely extending a 12-week streak of falling prices, while gasoline prices in the Midwest spiked 30 cents due to a recent refinery shutdown.

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

TruStar Opens Public CNG Station in Oklahoma

TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Tulsa, Okla., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

PG&E Continues Mobile Leak Detection Program

PG&E's vehicle-mounted leak-detection technology is saving the utility significant amounts of time on annual leak surveys throughout its service territory, reducing time spent on the ground by months.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Pushes Vehicles to the Limit in Cold Weather Testing

Ford vehicles of all sizes – from Focus to F-Series Super Duty – annually submit to subzero testing in the U.S. military’s all-weather laboratory designed to recreate nearly every weather condition on earth.

Snap-on Software Subscription Delivers Continuous Diagnostic Updates

The new Snap-on software subscription program delivers updated diagnostic data for late-model and older vehicles for a low overall cost.

Lithium-ion Batteries Could See Second Life as Electric Utility Tool

Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have found that using a plug-in electric vehicle’s lithium-ion battery can help improve utility grid stability, according to a press release by the National Renewal Energy Laboratory.

Photo of 2016 Tacoma TRD courtesy of Toyota.

2016 Tacoma Increases Power, Towing Capability

Toyota's redesigned 2016 Tacoma mid-size pickup will offer increased power and towing capability when it arrives at dealer lots in the middle of September.

File photo: Terex XT PRO 60/70

Terex Claims Aerial Lift Trucks Remain Safe

Terex, based in Watertown, South Dakota, responded to class action lawsuit against its XT trucks by re-asserting that the trucks with aerial lifts remain safe.

Photo by W. Robert Howell from Charlotte, N.C., via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr.

Traffic Deaths Rise 14 Percent

Nearly 19,000 people died in traffic collisions in the U.S. during the first six months of this year, according to the National Safety Council.

Video Tip: Proper Seat Belt Use

Here are some seat belt safety guidelines from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and FCA US.

Photo of NPR-XD cabover courtesy of Isuzu.

Medium-Duty Orders Remain in 'Doldrums'

Orders of Classes 5-7 vehicles slipped for the second consecutive month in July with a 1-percent decline from June and a 4-percent decline from a year ago, reports ACT Research.

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

Kansas Public CNG Station Opens

TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Liberal, Kan., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Photo courtesy of Propel.

Propel Expands Renewable Diesel Fleet Access in SoCal

Utilizing Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel, Propel’s Diesel HPR is a low-carbon, renewable fuel that meets petroleum diesel specifications and can be used in any diesel engine.

Goodyear Launches Smart Fleet Program Sweepstakes

Owner-operators and small fleets that sign up for the Goodyear Smart Fleet program during the 2015 Great American Trucking Show (GATS) will receive the opportunity to win a set of two Goodyear Fuel Max LHS steer tires.

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