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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.

Photo courtesy of Rear View Safety.

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 Truckinginfo.com.

Photo courtesy of GM.

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.

Photo courtesy of Hyundai.

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.

PHOTO: KONECRANES

Konecranes Launches Quick Ship Program

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

Image via Eaton

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.

U.S. Senators Urge EPA to Boost Biodiesel

A bipartisan group of 36 U.S. Senators has petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase biodiesel production in the pending Renewable Fuel Standard for 2016 and 2017.

Barbara Boxer: "if we have a bill, we're sending it."

House Won't Consider Senate Highway Bill

UPDATED: An issue unrelated to transportation may keep the House from taking up the Senate's six-year highway bill. The clock is ticking as funds run out midnight Friday and the House is leaving for August recess.

Video Tip: Freeway Entering and Exiting

Here’s some advice from AAA on how to safely merge onto a freeway and how to exit.

NTEA Report Explores Advanced Vehicle Tech

The report highlights recent productivity developments, as well as expectations for future industry shifts.

Video: FCA Agrees to Record NHTSA Fine, Vehicle Buyback

The automaker reached an agreement with NHTSA relating to how the company conducted vehicle recalls, and will buy back almost 580,000 trucks.

Photo of 2015 Outlander Sport courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Confirms End of U.S. Production

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s U.S. subsidiary will stop building vehicles in the U.S., and will instead export its vehicles into the U.S. market from Japan and Thailand, where they are less expensive to build, the company has announced.

Long weekend leads into a long week for highway bill on Capitol Hill Photo: David Cullen

Senate Highway Bill Dodges Potholes

As of late Sunday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had managed to steer the multi-year highway bill introduced last week beyond some legislative potholes that had threatened to slow the process of getting the measure to the House for consideration.

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Republic Services Names Fleet Maintenance Manager

Steve Jansen, CTP, has been named fleet maintenance manager at Republic Services in Mount Prospect, Ill. He assumed this position in March.

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SoCalGas Project Manager of Fleet Services to Retire

Mark Lujan, business operations and technology project manager for fleet services for SoCalGas and San Diego Gas & Electric in Pico Rivera, Calif., will retire on Aug. 1, 2015, after a 37-year career with the company.

File photo: Terex XT PRO 60/70

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Unsafe Terex Bucket Trucks

A class action lawsuit representing owners and lessees of vehicles equipped with Terex aerial worker lifts alleges a design defect that may result in catastrophic failure.

Truck and Van News: GM Diesel, RAM 3500, Concrete Mixer Recalls

Recent headlines include 2015 Ford F-150 being named IIHS top pick, 2016 Ram 3500, and GM trucks' diesel performance.

Element-GE Capital Fleet Acquisition Clears Regulatory Hurdle

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination to the waiting period under an anti-trust law for Element Financial Corp. to acquire GE Capital's fleet management unit.

Kelley Platt. Photo: DTNA

Daimler Trucks North America Names Chief Diversity Officer

Kelley Platt, president of Western Star Trucks, has been assigned the additional responsibility to serve as Daimler Trucks North America's chief diversity officer.

Photo courtesy of LeasePlan.

Investor Consortium to Acquire LeasePlan Corp.

The Dutch parent of LeasePlan USA, which is one of the largest global fleet management companies, will be sold to a consortium of investors including pension funds in The Netherlands, Denmark, and Singapore.





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