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Diesel Prices Fall for Third Consecutive Week

For the third week in a row, the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel decreased, according the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

500,000 Fleets to Purchase New Vehicle in 15 Months

Vehicle market analyst IHS Automotive has identified over 500,000 businesses operating fleets of up to 250 vehicles that are expected to purchase new commercial vehicle in the next 15 months.

School was "in" for 22 employees of Mickey Truck Bodies. (PHOTO: Mickey Truck Bodies)

Mickey Truck Bodies Christens Training Center

A three-day Chassis Drop Qualification course for 22 “student employees” from all four of the company’s regional Reconditioning & Service Centers as well as its main manufacturing facility was held in High Point, N.C.

J.B. Poindexter & Co. to Acquire Reading Truck Body

J.B. Poindexter & Co., parent company of Morgan Olson, is buying Reading Truck Body, which makes service and other bodies

Photo of MV-1 courtesy of Mobility Ventures.

Mobility Ventures Hires Veteran Fleet Industry Exec

Paratransit vehicle manufacturer Mobility Ventures has hired Bill Gibson as its vice president of governmental and commercial fleet sales, the company announced Nov. 2.

Video Safety Tip: Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

AAA offers advice on what items to include in a winter driving emergency kit.

Westport Strikes Natural Gas Parts Distribution Deal

Westport Innovations aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power with an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors.

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Motorlease Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From AALA

Motorlease Corp. received a special Lifetime Membership award from the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA) at the association's Sept. 29 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

A snapshot of Breezeworks' Team View feature. Photo courtesy of Breezeworks.

Management App Launches Team View Feature

Breezeworks, a field management app for independent service businesses, has added this feature to provide a map view of all worker locations and activities.

Auto Truck Group VP of Sales and Marketing Retires

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of equipment, today announced that Dennis Jones, vice president of sales and marketing, plans to retire at year’s end after more than 29 years with the company.

Photo of Status app courtesy of Telogis.

Telogis Adds Mobile Apps to Boost Fleet Productivity

Telogis has released six new mobile apps and redesigned two existing ones to enhance fleet productivity and optimize a company's mobile workforce. The telematics vendor announced the new products at its annual Telogis Latitude conference.

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CEI Names Senior Director of Sales

The CEI Group has promoted Ken Latzko to senior director of sales to lead field sales and sales support teams for the fleet driver management company, CEI has announced.

Photo of E-100 truck courtesy of Workhorse Group.

UPS Deploys Electric Step Vans in Texas

UPS has begun using 18 battery-electric delivery trucks in the Houston-Galveston area of Texas and projects a savings of 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years with the move, the parcel company has announced.

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Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch

Just a day before current funding was set to expire, the Senate on Oct. 28 approved by voice vote the short highway-bill extension that had been passed by the House a day earlier.

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California EV Market Seeing Explosive Growth

About 40% of U.S. battery-electric vehicles now travel on California roads, and the state's EV charging network has reached 20,000 chargers, according to a report from the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA).

Continental Expands Retreading Network in Las Vegas

Continental Tire the Americas has partnered with Las Vegas-based tire dealer CMC Tire to offer retread service to the area through a new facility.

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Ford Recalls E-Series for Trailer Braking

The recall affects 72 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America.

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Delaware Grants to Expand Alternative Fuel Station Network

Delaware will offer $1.4 million in grants to businesses and fleet owners based in the state to increase their use of alternative-fueled vehicles by expanding the state’s network of alternative fueling stations.

The House has passed a highway patch that will last until Nov. 20. Senate is expected to follow suit this week .Photo: David Cullen

House Approves Highway-Bill Patch

Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.

Photo of Jon Pritchett at the ground-breaking ceremony courtesy of Nextran.

Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

Hino Trucks vocational truck lineup. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Hino Trucks Offering Standard Telematics in 2017

Hino has expanded its Insight factory telematics platform under a partnership with Telogis, and will offer the telematics, remote diagnostics, and case management as standard equipment on its 2017 model-year medium-duty trucks.

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Element Fleet Signs Telematics Deal with Telogis

Element Fleet Management has signed a strategic global agreement that brings Telogis' connected vehicle technologies and mobile apps to the fleet management company's commercial fleet customers.

Telogis Updates Apple-Based Mobile Apps for Fleets

Telogis has revamped its iOS mobile apps for Apple devices to improve the user experience through gamification, truck-specific navigation, and greater Hours of Service compliance, the telematics company announced today at its Telogis Latitude business conference.

Photo of Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Rear Axles

The recall affects 65,760 pickup trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

NTSB investigators at scene of Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on May 12 that killed eight passengers and injured another 200. Photo: NTSB

Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure

The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn passing the measure into a game of political football.

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