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Used Truck Volumes Increase at Auctions

A summer lull in used auction volume ended this past September, according to findings in NADA Used Car Guide's recent Commercial Truck Guidelines report.

Vanair Names VP of Sales

Vanair announced that Dean Strathman has been promoted to the position of vice president of sales.

Safety Tip: When Brakes Fail

Here are some tips, provided by Esurance, on how to respond in the event of brake failure.

Photo by Cummins Westport.

Cummins Starts Production of ISL G Natural Gas Engine

Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 Regular Cab diesel courtesy of FCA.

Fleet Sales Fall 19% in September

Sales of vehicles from eight automakers to commercial fleets fell 19.6% to 40,657 units in September but remain solidly positive for the year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Photo of E-Gen step van courtesy of Workhorse Group.

BMW's Hybrid Tech to Power Workhorse Delivery Trucks

BMW has signed a multiple-year supply agreement to integrate its i3 range extender (REx) units into the Workhorse step van to extend the range of the Class 3-5 delivery vehicles.

Photo of Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Vans for Missing Mirrors

The recall affects 40 2016-2017 Chevrolet Express and 2016 GMC Savana cargo and cutaway vans.

Photo of 2017 Super Duty truck courtesy of Ford.

Texas Auto Writers Name Ford Super Duty 'Truck of Texas'

The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the 2017 Ford Super Duty the 2017 “Truck of Texas” at the 26th annual Texas Truck Rodeo.

Registration Open for 2017 Work Truck Show

Registration is now open for the Work Truck Show 2017 and Green Truck Summit, to be held March 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Isuzu's new Class 6 entry to the medium-duty truck market, the FTR. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America).

Isuzu Details All-New Class 6 FTR

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR

Diesel Prices See First Significant Increase in Nearly 2 Months

After holding nearly flat for more than a month and a half, the price of diesel fuel increased by more than 5 cents last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Gov. Christie speaking at announcement of fuel-tax deal with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (left) and State Senate President Steve Sweeney (right) looking on. Photo: New Jersey Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen

New Jersey to Hike Diesel Fuel Tax by 27 Cents

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bipartisan deal that not only raises fuel taxes in the Garden State for the first time in three decades, it substantially hikes them— by 23 cents per gallon for gasoline and by 27 cents for diesel.

ARI to Demonstrate Ways to Improve ROI

Fleet services provider ARI will demonstrate and discuss ways to improve a fleet’s return on investment at the upcoming Fleet Technology Expo, taking place Oct. 17-19 in Schaumburg, Ill.

NTEA Adds Companies to Member Verification Program

The Member Verification Program (MVP) recognizes companies for successfully implementing specific business standards and processes, and for taking the necessary steps to comply with applicable government regulations.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

SafeKey Names New Product Manager

SafeKey Corporation announced the hire of Trent Gilles to its product management team. SafeKey’s technologies serve both the commercial trucking and consumer retail industries.

Photo of 2017 Cadillac XT5 courtesy of GM.

GM to Add Third Shift, 650 Jobs at Tenn. Plant

The additional shift at Spring Hill Manufacturing in Tenn. will increase output of the recently launched Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia.

ARI VehicleDowntimeView Tracks Repair Times

ARI has developed VehicleDowntimeView, technology that uses GPS monitoring and telematics data to measure how long a vehicle is out of service and provide data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

Safety Tip: Dealing With Vehicle Fires

Here's advice from FEMA on how to respond to a vehicle fire.

Kenworth now offers the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit as a T680 option. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Offers Several New Options for T680 and T880

Kenworth is offering a few new options for its heavy-duty trucks, including a new natural gas engine and bunk heater system for the T680 and T880 and a FlowBelow AeroKit for the T680.

Photo of the Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X courtesy of GMC.

GMC Introduces Sierra HD All Terrain X

The 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X joins Canyon and Sierra 1500 as the third model in GMC’s limited-edition All Terrain X series.

Truck and Van News: ATA and 2017-MY Updates

This week, OEMs announce more details for its 2017 models and truck news comes from the ATA Conference in Las Vegas. Also, Ford and Mercedes-Benz issue recalls for their popular van models.

Fla. Utilities Get to Work As Hurricane Matthew Moves North

The National Hurricane Service downgraded the hurricane to a Category 2 storm at 5 p.m. Friday, reporting maximum winds of 110 mph. The Center also discontinued all coastal warnings south of Volusia County, and utilities in Florida have begun restoration efforts.

New York Power Authority, GE Sign Agreement

GE Power announced an agreement with the New York State Power Authority (NYPA) to provide software that will monitor, analyze, and enhance the performance of NYPA electricity generating assets across its 16 generating facilities and electricity transmission network.

Natural Gas Utility Tests Larger Trailers

Fairbanks Natural Gas in Alaska is upgrading to larger trailers to transport liquefied natural gas to its customers. The utility first ran a pilot program using the custom-made trailer last fall, which has a 13,000-gallon capacity and can hold 30% more gas than traditional LNG trailers.

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