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Ram ProMaster Recalled for Impact Sensors

The recall, set to begin Jan. 3, covers more than 3,500 vans in the 2018 model year.

Photo courtesy of Verizon.

WEX, Verizon Establish Fleet Card Contract

WEX will provide more than 25,000 fleet cards to the communications company as well as offer additional insight into its fleet operations via WEX’s ClearView analytics platform.

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks already successfully produces 30 spare parts with the latest 3D SLS printing processes. Photo: Daimler

Daimler Trucks to Deliver 3D Printed Parts in Test Program

Daimler Trucks North America has announced will make its first delivery of plastic parts produced using 3D printing technology in the coming weeks as part of a pilot program.

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Advanced Biofuels USA Adds to Board

Chris Tindal, former director for Operational Energy working for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, has joined the Advanced Biofuels USA board of directors.

Photo of 2017-MY half-ton pickups courtey of manufacturers.

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 6.3% in November

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures increased 3.5% to 51,569 in November as total car sales made a strong monthly return at 27%, but is still more than 35% lower than what was reported last year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Video Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to respond to a traffic break.

JLG Unveils New Tires for Telehandlers

The company partnered with Continental Tires to offer the TeleMaster, made of highly specialized rubber compounds that work together to offer a comfortable ride, excellent traction, and longer service life, according to the company.

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Seattle Startup Seeks to Plant and Sustain Trees with Drones

The company has run several pilot programs, including one with Oregon-based utility Clean Water Services, who enlisted help from the company for a watershed restoration project.

Photo via Mark Wolfe/Wikimedia

Miss. Man Arrested After Stealing Bucket Truck

The bucket truck was reported missing by Southern Electric Corporation in Mississippi.

Utilimaster to Hire 100 Workers

The company is seeking workers to fill several positions during the facility’s first shift, including a plant manager, plant supervisors, general assemblers, and skilled trades team leaders including welder, decalers, electrical assembly, and mechanical assembly.

Genie Hosts Online Training for Operators

In an effort to educate customers on new standards for aerial operator training, Genie is answering questions on its website and through social media December 4-8.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-150, Explorer for Loose Seats

The pickup truck and SUV recall covers more than 177,200 2016-MY vehicles in the U.S.

Karen Pence (right) poses with Old Dominion driver Preston after taking delivery of the official Christmas trees for the Vice President's residence.

Old Dominion Delivers Vice President Pence’s Christmas Trees

Old Dominion has delivered the official Christmas trees to the Vice President’s residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C.

Bart van Aerle has been appointed president of CWI, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Photo via LinkedIn.

Cummins Westport Names New President, Makes Board Changes

Bart van Aerle has been appointed president of Cummins Westport Inc. The company has also appointed a new board chair and elected new members to the board.

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Granite Construction Names Equipment Manager

Prior to joining Granite Construction, Jeff Pasquetti was a regional fleet manager for Penhall Company and Penhall Technologies.

Photo: Enterprise Truck Rental.

Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

Enterprise Truck Rental is now offering Enterprise Telematics. Powered by Geotab, the telematics solution provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Taps Palmer as New Chief

Justin Palmer has been named president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, effective immediately, according to the company.

Photo: Kim Pham

GMC Blacks Out Yukon Denali for 2018

The package includes all of the options available on the Yukon Denali, along with black-painted 22-inch wheels with chrome inserts, polished exhaust tip, chrome mirror caps, premium carpeted floor mats, and an exclusive Onyx Black exterior paint.

Mitchell 1 Updates to 2017-MY Data

Mitchell 1 has completed model-year 2017 updates to its labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures, and repair information for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the electronic logging device rule set for Dec. 18 — less than 3 weeks away.

Image of 5700XE being loaded up with the Michigan state capital Christmas tree courtesy of Western Star.

Western Star 5700XE Delivers Tree to Mich. State Capital

The 2018 Western Star 5700XE, which was showcased at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in September, traveled from Atlanta to Stephenson, Mich., so a 61-foot white spruce Christmas Tree could be loaded onto a flatbed trailer and delivered to the Michigan state capital.

One of the electric trucks that are adding to the growth in future estimates is the Mitsubishi eCanter. (Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso)

Electric, Hybrid Trucks to Exceed 1.6 Million Units by 2027

The overall medium- and heavy-duty truck market is projected to continue its reliance on conventional diesel powertrain for the next decade, but hybrid and electric powertrains populations will increase, with volumes expected to grow from about 125,500 to 1.66 million from 2017 to 2027.

Graphic courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab Launches Roadside Service Solution

Geotab is offering a service designed to reduce vehicle downtime via a comprehensive roadside assistance management solution.

Schanze

Automotive Lift Institute Re-elects Schanze Chairman

Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company from St. Joseph, Mo., was elected to a third term as chairman of the board of the trade association dedicated to vehicle lift safety.

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