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PECO Welcomes Newly Trained Aerial Mechanics

The company’s training program helps to build the necessary skills new aerial line mechanics need to work safely on the company’s electric distribution system.

The recall covers modified Ford E-Series vans in the 2006-2014 model years. Photo by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

Modified Ford Paratransit Vans Recalled

The Ricon-made wheelchair lifts in 667 MobilityWorks-modified vans may have faulty parts that could lead to failure of the stowed platform mounting.

House T&I Chair Bill Shuster (l.) and T&I Ranking Member Peter DeFazio

House Passes FAST Act Highway Bill

The House of Representatives on Dec. 3 approved by a wide bipartisan margin the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the compromise highway bill legislation that emerged Dec. 1 from the House-Senate Conference Committee.

Photo of Ram ProMaster van courtesy of FCA US.

Ram ProMaster Vans Recalled for Ignition Contacts

The action affects more than 16,000 2015-MY full-size vans in the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Paragon.

Paragon Introduces Route Planning Software

The routing and scheduling software company announced Paragon Route Control – a new program that allows transportation planners to use a calendar to create routes that comply with time and day-related local, state, and national regulations, and road closures resulting from major public events.

Charts courtesy of USEPA.

EPA Finalizes Volumes for Biofuel Blending

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the volume requirements under its Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for blending with the nation's fuel supply that includes increases from existing levels but falls short of expectations from producers.

Photo of 2017 F-Series Super Duty assembly courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Increase 4.6% in November

Sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers to commercial fleets increased 4.6% to 47,987 vehicles for the month of November with solid growth in car sales and steady truck sales.

Photo: U.S. DOT

New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

Reaction of industry stakeholder groups to the highway bill compromise forged by Congress is mixed, but decidedly more positive than negative.

Photo of Bob Hegbloom (left) and Robert Brown, courtesy of Nick Cappa, Ram Truck.

Ram 1500 Named 2015 Fleet Truck of the Year

Ram's 1500 large pickup received the Fleet Truck of the Year award for the second time since 2012, this honor was given by Automotive Fleet and Business Fleet based on fleet manager popularity.

Mike Watson, Shell's global road safety manager, discussed the importance of leader behavior in creating a safety culture during the 2015 Fleet Safety Conference. Photo: Chris Wolski

Submit Your Ideas for the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference

If you have a stellar idea about how to make fleet operations safer and would like to be a presenter at the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference, the conference planning committee wants to hear from you.

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

Ford Invests $1.3B in Super Duty Truck Plant

Ford Motor Company said it is creating 2,000 new jobs and investing $1.3 billion in its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the launch of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck.

Photo: David Cullen

Congress Forges 5-Year Highway Bill Compromise

The House-Senate conference committee charged with writing a compromise highway bill announced completion today of the FAST Act, a "fully funded five-year plan for surface transportation reauthorization.”

Diesel Prices Continue Sliding Toward Lows

With diesel and gasoline prices consistently falling all year, there is no sign of a permanent rebound as prices approach new lows.

Hino 238 conventional truck Photo: Hino

Hino to Offer Custom Paint Options for Conventional Trucks

Hino Trucks will be offering custom color paint options for all of its conventional trucks beginning with the 2017 model year, the company has announced.

Reading Truck Body Receives Community Impact Award

Reading Truck Body was recently selected as the winner of the 2015 NAACP Community Impact Corporate Award by the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Reading chapter.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Adds to Shantz's Responsibilites

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announced that Brian Shantz, its current general manager, Canadian Operations, has also been appointed the company’s new director, Dealer Network Development and Operations, effective immediately.

Peterbilt Model 567 (PHOTO: Peterbilt Motor Company)

Rollover Protection added to Peterbilt Vocational Trucks

Now in production for Peterbilt’s vocational Model 567 and on-highway Model 579 is the RollTek protection system integrated with the premium Atlas II driver seats

Harrison Truck Centers Expand Operations

Harrison Truck Centers has completed the acquisition of Westman Freightliner, a heavy- and medium-duty truck dealership group with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Safety Tip: Dealing With Headlight Glare

In the view of some drivers, this problem has grown much worse. Here's some advice from AAA as well as news about upcoming technology that might help.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Tests 2017 Super Duty with Aftermarket Equipment

Ford has tested the 2017 F-Series Super Duty truck to ensure that it can perform while equipped with popular aftermarket equipment fitted to its cargo box.

Photo courtesy of American Natural Gas.

American Natural Gas Reveals New York CNG Station

American Natural Gas (ANG) will unveil the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station north of Albany, New York in January.

SuperSprings International Makes Suspension Solutions Easier

SuperSprings International has redesigned its website to make it faster and easier for customers to find the right suspension solutions for their specific vehicle applications.

Photo courtesy of Waste Management.

Refuse Hauler Brings 105 CNG Trucks to Fla.

Waste Management Inc. (WM) has introduced 105 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered waste and recycling collection trucks, as well as the first CNG fueling station, to Collier County, Fla.

Photo: Republic Services

Waste Fleet Adds CNG Trucks to Further Emissions Goals

Republic Services has added 11 compressed natural gas trucks to its fleet of waste collection vehicles serving Gardena, Calif., and surrounding communities.

An artist's rendering of Dare to Care's Transit Connect cargo van, Photo: Ford

Ford Gives Transit Connect Vans for Hunger Relief

Ford will donate five Transit Connect cargo vans to select organizations that provide hunger relief services. The vans will help these organizations give to those in need during the upcoming holiday season and through the rest of 2015.

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