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NM, NJ Top Commercial Driving Incident List

Fleetmatics has released a report that includes an analysis of the driving behavior of fleets across the U.S. New Mexico and New Jersey were included in the list of top 10 states with the most severe driving incidents.

The Green Award recognizes the product at the Show that best improves work truck fuel utilization, as determined by a panel of trade media editors and truck fleet managers. (PHOTO: PR Newswire)

Altec Wins Work Truck Show Green Award

Altec Inc. won The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for its JEMS 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid-electric system.

Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept. Photo: FCA

FCA Pushes Jeep Products to the Limit with Safari

Seven new Jeep concept vehicles, featuring an array of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts available to consumers, will conquer the challenging trails of Moab, Utah, at the Easter Jeep Safari.

Photo: Volvo Group

Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research

A new report prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the FMCSA to improve data and research methods “to support a more comprehensive understanding of the relationships between operator fatigue and highway safety and between fatigue and long-term health.”

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SUVs, Mid-Size Cars Lead February Residual Values

Full-size pickups led vehicle depreciation in February, while mid-size cars, full-size cars, and utility vehicles held their value best, according to Black Book.

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Pickups, Sedans for Air Bag Modules

The recall and stop-sales order affect about 1,750 2016 model-year Chevrolet Malibu sedans and Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Names Operations Director

Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced several new hires, including Peter Ormsby, who joins the fleet software provider on March 7 as operations director.

HDT, Work Truck, Bobit Business Media Host Work Truck Exchange

Heavy Duty Trucking, along with Automotive Fleet and Work Truck, will be hosting the Work Truck Exchange, an intimate event that pairs a select group of commercial fleet managers with industry suppliers at an all-inclusive, networking retreat designed to accelerate the achievement of each participant's unique business goals.

Government Revises Diesel, Gasoline Price Forecast Lower

Average prices for trucking’s main fuel along with those for gasoline and crude oil are all expected to remain low this year, according to the latest U.S. Energy Department Short-Term Energy Outlook, and aren’t expect to rise significantly next year.

Southwest Products Vice President Elected to NTEA Board

Shane McDermott, vice president of SWP’s Vehicle Division, has been voted in and is now a member of the Board for NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry.

Diesel Jumps Above $2 Per Gallon Again

The price of a gallon of diesel fuel increased for the third straight week, once again rising above $2 per gallon.

New-Vehicle MPG Remains Unchanged from January

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in February was 25.2 mpg — unchanged from the value that was revised for January.

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Henkels and McCoy Names Regional Fleet Manager

Thomas Maxwell was named regional fleet manager, U.S. West for Henkels & McCoy.

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Begins Denton Plant Expansion

Peterbilt recently broke ground on a 102,000-square-foot expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas.

Recology Names Fleet Maintenance Manager

Jason Pennington was named fleet maintenance manager for Recology in January.

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Goodyear Opens Tire and Service Centers in 5 Cities

Goodyear has opened five new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers offering truck tires, retreads and Goodyear-Fleet HQ Roadside Service.

Truck and Van News: Ford Trucks, GM Diesel Van, International Adds New Tech

With the Work Truck Show earlier this month, several major truck and van announcements have come out including additions to Ram and Ford's medium-duty truck offerings, and a new diesel-powered van from GM.

Video Safety Tip: Tire Blowout Response

Here are tips from AAA and Travelers Insurance on how to respond to a tire blowout.

Alliance Autogas technicians (l to r) Stephen Holland and Stacey Snyder. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas Converts F-150 in Record Time

Alliance AutoGas' technicians converted a Ford F-150 truck to run on propane autogas in one hour and 32 minutes. The company set the record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion.

Used Class 3-8 Vehicle Values End 2015 Strong

Used commercial vehicle transactions of GVW 3-8 vehicles were just over 176,000 units during the last quarter of the 2015 calendar year, up 14.3 percent from the same time period in 2014 calendar year.

Photo: Bimbo Bakeries

Bimbo Bakeries Adds 84 Propane Autogas Trucks

Bimbo Bakeries USA has added 84 propane autogas-fueled trucks to deliver its bread and baked goods in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C., vehicle modifier ROUSH CleanTech announced at the Work Truck Show.

Photo: Nestlé Waters

Nestlé Waters Adds 155 Propane Autogas Trucks

Nestlé Waters North America has expanded its propane autogas fleet by adding 155 Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks powered by the alternative fuel.

Photo by Lauren Fletcher.

Sortimo Van Partition, Shelving Lineup Expanded

Sortimo by Knapheide has added several van partitions and shelving products to its Exxpand lineup, the partnership announced at the Work Truck Show.

Photo by Lauren Fletcher.

Ranger Design Introduces Van Partition

Ranger Design has launched its new Max View Clear Top Composite safety partition to separate cargo from the passenger cabin in vans such as the Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Metris, and Ram ProMaster City.

Photo of Ram ProMaster chassis cab van courtesy of FCA US.

Fleet Sales Spike 21% in February

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufacturers increased 21% to 58,867 units in February from a year ago on the strength of sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs.

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