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Peterbilt Showcases Medium-Duty Products at Fleet Event

Peterbilt Motors Company hosted dozens of medium-duty fleet owners and managers at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Vans, Escapes for Instrument Panel

To fix the problem, Ford dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software -- free of charge.

Photo of 2016 F-150 Lariat with appearance package courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces More 2016 F-150 Updates

Ford will add new special editions of the F-150 for the 2016 model year and equip the nation's top-selling truck with its new SYNC 3 infotainment system, in addition to the previously announced gaseous-fuel prep package and trailer assist option.

Photo courtesy of Crane Carrier.

Paccar, Crane Carrier Recall Trucks for Engine Repair

Cummins service centers will perform the necessary repairs on various truck models to address an engine cooling issue that poses a fire risk.

Senate bill would provide $350 billion over six years for surface transportation. Photo: David Cullen

Senate to Consider 6-Year, $350 Billion Highway Bill

A bipartisan effort by four key Senators led the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on June 24 to recommend that the full Senate consider a six-year bill that calls for spending $350 billion on surface-transportation infrastructure.

Photo of Model 348 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt Offers Truck Rebates to Loggers

Members of the American Loggers Council can obtain one of three rebates when they purchase one of six Peterbilt models, the truck manufacturer has announced.

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Douglas Dynamics Named Top 100 Workplace

Douglas Dynamics, Inc., has again been named as one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin. Douglas Dynamics is one of only 24 companies to have made the list every year since it was first published in 2010.

Screenshot via NYC Mayor's Office/YouTube.

NYC Mayor Mandates Sideguards for Refuse Trucks

New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that requires side guards on 10,000 city and private refuse trucks by 2024 to reduce deaths and serious injuries during collisions with passengers.

2016 GMC Sierra Apple CarPlay, photo courtesy of GM.

Buick, GMC Add Apple CarPlay to 2016 Vehicles

GMC adds Apple CarPlay capability to the 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra, and to Buick’s 2016 Regal and LaCrosse taking the iPhone features customers want to access while driving and putting them on the vehicle’s display with the brand's IntelliLink system.

From the left, Eileen Frack, DTNA's newly appointed general manager of human resources, David Carson, new president and CEO of FCCC, and former FCCC president and CEO Bob Harbin. Photos courtesy Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Names Freightliner Custom Chassis Head, HR Manager

David Carson is taking over as president and CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., following the retirement of Bob Harbin, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America has announced.

Photo courtesy of Quantum Fuel Systems.

Quantum Shipping 5,000 psi CNG Tanks

Quantum Fuel Systems has developed a 5,000 psi natural gas tank for the compressed natural gas (CNG) virtual pipeline market, and it has shipped the first 100 units of the tank to a foreign-based customer, the company announced.

Video: Video Tech Improves Visibility Around Trucks

The system, tested in Argentina, uses a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck to generate a live video image on the rear of the truck.


Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Replaces CEO

Jecka Glasman will succeed Todd Bloom as president and CEO for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) on July 1, the company has announced.

The Fleet Technology Expo is in Long Beach, Calif. on Aug. 24-26. Conveniently located in the midst of Southern California, Long Beach is nearby multiple SoCal attractions. Photo courtesy Long Beach Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Fleet Technology Expo Attendee Count Doubles

Compared to the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, fleet attendee count for the now renamed and expanded show has so far doubled in 2015.

Diesel Prices Down for Fourth Week in a Row

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped for the fourth straight week according to the weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Hydroplaning

Here's advice from both AAA and Consumer Reports on how to avoid, or recover from, hydroplaning.

The 2014 Fleet Safety Conference provided a lively forum for sharing industry best practices in safety and risk management.

Fleet Safety Conference Panel Explores Fleet Data Use

A panel discussion set for July 14 will provide practical tips on how to use fleet data to manage risk and increase safety.


DOT Audit Criticizes Federal Safety Investigations

A newly released DOT audit report, ordered in the wake of GM’s ignition switch recalls, offers a disturbing assessment of NHTSA’s efforts to identify and investigate vehicle safety defects.

Photo courtesy of Adian Steel.

Adrian Steel Introduces Interior Van Ladder Rack

Adrian Steel has introduced its Interior Ladder Rack for full-size vans to provide a safe and efficient way to transport a step ladder between job sites, according to the company.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Vote for the 2015 Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees

Voting is now open for the inductees to the Fleet Hall of Fame, so be sure to cast your vote today.

Photo of 2011 Ram 3500 via Wikimedia.

Large Fleets Driving Strong Used Class 3-8 Sales

Overall, used GVW 3-8 transactions from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 accounted for 51.7 percent of total GVW 3-8 transactions in the U.S. market.

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 2500/3500 Trucks Increase Towing Capability

Ram Truck has increased the towing and payload capabilities of its 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups for 2016 through engine calibration, Ram has announced.

(Left to right) EEI President Tom Kuhn and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz sign an MOU on electric vehicle adoption. Photo courtesy of EEI.

EEI Teams Up With DOE to Accelerate EV Adoption

During EEI’s Annual Convention in New Orleans, DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz and EEI President Tom Kuhn signed a memorandum of understanding June 8 to take a variety of joint actions to accelerate the adoption of EVs.

Illustration courtesy of Diesel Technology Forum.

Clean Diesel Truck Share Tops 37 Percent

More than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines (MY-2007 or newer with near-zero particulate emissions), according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.

Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Supports Proposed Emissions Rules

NGVAmerica has commended EPA and NHTSA for its proposed new round of emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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