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Senate Approves House’s 3-Month Highway Bill

The Senate passed its massive and contentious long-term highway bill and then approved the three-month extension of federal highway funding passed earlier by the House. The $8 billion patch, which runs out on October 29, has been sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill.

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Republic Adds 17 CNG Refuse Trucks in Denver

Republic Services has added 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area, the waste management company announced.

A map displaying the "Best & Worst Cities to be a Driver." Map courtesy of WalletHub.

New York City Ranked Worst for Drivers

Due to heavy traffic and poor road conditions, New York took last place in a ranking of the best and worst U.S. cities for drivers. Two Texas cities (Lubbock and Corpus Christi) took the top spots as the most driver-friendly.

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Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.

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Hino Trucks Expands Preventive Service Plan

Hino Trucks will begin offering its preventive service care program HinoCare on its conventional, non-cabover medium-duty models, including the 238, 258, 268, and 338.

Minn. Company Designs EV Utility Truck

Minnesota-based Universal Tactical Systems has designed a battery-electric medium-duty truck with the capability to be equipped with a bucket and swing arm for use by electric utility workers.

Goodyear Commercial Expands Tire & Service Network

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is expanding its Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network with the opening of three Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.

House Passes Short-Term Highway Extension

The House late Wednesday passed a short-term extension to keep federal highway funding going until October 29, right before members left on August recess, leaving the Senate to deal with before the looming Friday deadline.

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Average Age of Vehicles Reaches 11.5 Years

The average age of light-duty vehicles in U.S. roads has reached 11.5 years, which reached a high point since IHS Automotive began tracking the data, the analytics firm has announced.

NES Rentals Holding IPAF Training Course in August

This training course is part of IPAF’s coordinated effort of broadening the base of new instructors trained and new training centers delivering training.

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13 Corporations Agree to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.

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ServiceMaster Chooses WEX for Fleet Payments

ServiceMaster will roll out WEX fuel cards, payment services, and analytics solutions to its fleet of 6,600 service vehicles to improve the efficiency of its fleet operations, WEX Inc. has announced.

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Penske Opens CNG Maintenance-Capable Alabama Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster, Ala., that offers maintenance for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, among other services.

House, Senate to Move on Short-Term Highway Bill

It looks like Congress is going to kick the can down the road again when it comes to highway funding after what looked like a game of "chicken" in recent days.

Peterbilt Technician Institute Graduates 100-Plus Students

The Peterbilt Technician Institute reached a milestone, graduating more than 100 students through the program and into service technician careers throughout the Peterbilt dealer network.

Eaton Beefs Up Transmission Reman Offerings

Eaton is introducing the Rebuilder Bulk Pack line of transmission components with several new Fuller transmission parts for aftermarket rebuilders.

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Ford Transit Backup Camera System Released

Rear View Safety has released its Ford Third Brake Light backup camera system for the 2015 Transit van that comes with features designed to protect pedestrians as well as drivers.

Report Claims 38,887 Natural Gas Fueling Stations by 2025

The amount of global natural gas refueling stations is expected to grow from the current 23,001 to 38,887 by 2025, according to a report from Navigant Research.

Hastings Releases GoPro-Compatible Hot Stick

Hastings has released a new hot stick specifically engineered to work with a GoPro Action Camera, according to a press release.

Navistar-made CT13 diesel will remain the standard engine in Cat Trucks, as will the cab and chassis adapted from the International PayStar. Photo: Tom Berg

Cat Trucks to Initially Continue as Built by Navistar

UPDATED -- What's next for Caterpillar and Navistar vocational trucks, now that Caterpillar's ending its Cat Truck assembly agreement with Navistar? Spokesmen from both companies talk to

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GM's Colorado/Canyon Diesel Specs Revealed

General Motors has released performance data for the Duramax diesel engines available with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup that arrive for the 2016 model year.

UPS Second Quarter Profit Skyrockets

Trucking and parcel delivery giant UPS reported a huge increase in its second quarter profit – 170% – despite a slight drop in revenue.

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Hyundai Santa Cruz Wins Concept Truck of 2015

The Hyundai Santa Cruz earned the title of Concept Truck of the Year at the 14th annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards in Plymouth, Michigan.


Konecranes Launches Quick Ship Program

Konecranes Quick Ship initiative provides a complete industrial overhead crane up to 10 tons in four weeks or less.

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Eaton Dual-Clutch Transmission Coming to DuraStar

The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks in late 2015.

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