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Do You Operate a Top Truck Fleet?

Work Truck magazine is currently soliciting fleet managers to take part in the upcoming Top 100 Truck Fleet Listing, which will be published in a special edition of its sister publication, Automotive Fleet.

Truck and Van News: Silverado 1500 Update, Ford Super Duty, Ram Recalls

Recent headlines include Chevrolet Silverado 1500 update, new aluminum body for Ford Super Duty, and Ram recalls.

DOE Awards $55M to Boost PHEVs, Fuel Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies for improving fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption, along with making plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) more affordable.

Video Tip: Battling Distracted Driving

This week's safety tip features the latest video installment in AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign.

Motion Industires Agrees to New Acquisition

Motion Industries, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool (LEA&T), headquartered in Euclid, Ohio.

KOBELCO Adds Dealer in Illinois

Blue Ridge Tractor will represent KOBELCO’s full line of excavators and cover territory from the southern counties of Illinois to the western most counties of Kentucky.

IronPlanet Holds End-of-Quarter Auctions

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, will hold its end-of-quarter auctions across its online marketplaces from September 22-25, 2015.

Daimler says its $30 million SuperTruck does not meet EPA's Phase 2 GHG reduction demands. Photo by Jim Park

GHG Phase 2 Proposal More Stringent than Originally Believed

Daimler Trucks says meeting EPA's Phase 2 GHG reduction requirements, as they currently stand in the proposal stage, may not be possible under the current timeline.

Photo courtesy of DHL Express.

DHL’s Aggressive Fleet Greening Plan

As part of a global, company-wide initiative, DHL Express has replaced approximately 75 percent of its 3,100-vehicle U.S. fleet with new, more fuel-efficient vehicles in 2014 and 2015, the parcel delivery company announced.

WEX Adds 200 Pacific Northwest Fueling Stations

WEX Inc. has signed an agreement with BP to accept WEX fleet card payments at 200 BP-supplied ARCO fuel stations in Washington and Oregon, the company has announced.

Michigan-based Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation is among the fleets that uses Ford E-450 vehicles retrofitted with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fueling systems. Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH Increases Propane Tank Capacity for Paratransit Fleets

ROUSH CleanTech has developed an extended-range propane autogas fuel tank for the Ford E-450 chassis, the modifier announced.

Photo of 2016 NPR Diesel courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Adds Class 3 NPR Diesel Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has introduced its 2016 NPR Diesel as a Class 3 cabover with a 13,000-pound GVWR and 33.5-inch frame that expands the capability of Isuzu's entry-level truck, according to the company.

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Texas HVAC Fleet Names Manager for 1,600 Vehicles

David McCauley was named North America fleet manager at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Plano, Texas. He assumed this position in June 2015.

Photo of F-550 courtesy of Ford.

Medium-Duty Orders Rebound in August

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in classes 5-7 bounced back from a weaker July with a 10 percent increase but fell year-over-year, according to ACT Research.

Photo of 2015 Edge Sport courtesy of Ford.

2016 Edge to Debut Ford's Adaptive Steering

Ford will introduce adaptive steering to improve steering feel at various speeds on the 2016 Edge mid-size SUV, Ford has announced.

Screenshot via TWC.

Time Warner Cable Sets Emissions Reduction Goal

Time Warner Cable is ratcheting up its emissions-reduction initiative for its service fleet by setting a goal of lowering greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent by the end of 2016.

Independent shops have seen limits in what they can do when it comes to today's heavily computerized vehicles. Photo courtesy Wheeltime Network

Landmark Agreement Addresses 'Right to Repair' for Commercial Vehicles

The aftermarket repair industry and truck and engine makers have reached an agreement on the sharing of heavy-duty vehicle service information, which will give truck owners more options for diagnosing and repairing today's heavily computerized commercial vehicles.

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board.

Biofuel Grant State Finalists Selected

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the 21 states that will receive grants through its Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP), which aims to support and expand biofuel infrastructure.

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GE to Sell Transportation Finance Unit to BMO Financial Group

GE announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its GE Capital, Transportation Finance business in the U.S. and Canada to BMO Financial Group (BMO).

Photo of F-150 hood made from Alcoa's Micromill material courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Add Next-Gen Aluminum Alloy to 2016 F-150

Ford is collaborating with Alcoa to develop a new aluminum alloy for the 2016 F-150 pickup that's more formable and design-friendly that the earlier material.

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NTEA Announces Leno as 2016 Keynote Speaker

Jay Leno, comedian, author, car builder and longtime host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” will serve as keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show 2016. His address will take place Thursday, March 3, as part of the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting.

PHOTO: Fontaine Modification

Fontaine Facility Reaches 1,000-Day Safety Milestone

Employees at Fontaine Modification Vocational Services' modification center in Springfield, Ohio, were treated by the company to a lunchtime celebration on Aug. 27 for working their 1,000th consecutive day without a lost-time incident.

Source: EIA

Diesel Prices Resume Downward Trajectory

After a week of increases, the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel fell by 1.7 cents, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Photo courtesy of Midway City Sanitary District.

Calif. Refuse District Opens CNG Station

Midway City Sanitary District (MCSD) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in Westminster, Calif., the waste management agency announced.

Video Tip: Preventing Rear-End Crashes

Here’s some advice, provided by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and CNET, on how to avoid a rear-end collision.





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