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Nissan Details Non-XD Titan Pickup

Nissan will offer a redesigned half-ton Titan powered by a pair of gasoline engines that shares no chassis components with its bigger brother, the Titan XD.

Photo of Ram 2500HD off-road 4x4 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 2500HD Adds 4x4 Off-Road Option

Ram Truck will offer a 4x4 off-road package with its three-quarter-ton 2500HD pickup starting in the third quarter, the FCA US business unit announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

Photo of the 2016 Sprinter Worker courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Offers Sprinter Worker Model, Leasing Program

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the 2016 Sprinter Worker that's priced about $4,000 below the existing base model with a leasing program aimed at smaller fleets and owner-operators.

Photo of 2017 Armada courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Introduces Next-Gen Armada for 2017

The 2017 Nissan Armada large SUV will enter a new generation with an enhanced V-8 engine, new 7-speed automatic transmission, and additional safety options.

Photo of Jeep Cherokee Overland courtesy of FCA US.

Ram to Introduce New Truck in Chicago

FCA US will introduce a new Ram Truck model for the 2017 model year on Feb. 11 at the Chicago Auto Show, the company has announced.

The Xcel Energy garage following the aftermath of the fire. Photos courtesy of Xcel Energy

Fire Destroys Utility Shop and Vehicles in Wisc.

A fire engulfed a utility-shop garage and destroyed 10 vehicles.

PPG Teams With Bridgestone on Fuel-Efficient Truck Tires

The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT Z71 courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls 473K Pickups, SUVs for Brake Pedal

The recall covers 2015-2016 model-year Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

During The NTEA Work Truck Show, an Isuzu NRR diesel Class 5 truck with be on display upfitted with lightweight components. Photo: NTEA

NTEA Enhances Work Truck Show for 2016

The NTEA has announced three new features at The Work Truck Show 2016 (held March 1-4 in Indianapolis), which are designed to give a glimpse into the future of vocational trucks.

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Clean Energy Fuels Doubles Renewable Natural Gas Sales

Sales of Clean Energy Fuel’s Redeem renewable natural gas more than doubled to 50 million gasoline gallon equivalents in 2015.

The 2017 Ford Explorer equipped with the XLT Sport Appearance package, photo courtesy of the automaker.

Ford Adds Explorer Sport Package for 2017

Ford will begin offering a new XLT Sport Appearance Package for its 2017 Explorer this summer that brings interior and exterior enhancements to Ford's best-selling SUV.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

BraunAbility Introduces Wheelchair-Accessible Ford Explorer

BraunAbility has introduced the MXV, a Ford Explorer-based mobility vehicle that allows wheelchair access for passengers and drivers.

Rochester-Area Fleets Eligible for $1M Alt-Fuel Grants

Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Autocar Recalls Xpeditor Trucks

In more than a thousand trucks in the 2013-2016 model years, the brake pedals are at risk for detaching.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Teases Tacoma Debut in Chicago

Toyota has released an image of a grille from its Tacoma mid-size pickup and announcement that it's planning a "hot debut" at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Cummins Connected Diagnostics Now Available with Geotab

The Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management solution.

CURT Manufacturing Acquires Luverne Truck Equipment

CURT Manufacturing LLC, manufacturer and marketer of U.Smade towing products, announced the acquisition of Luverne Truck Equipment.

Diesel Prices Are Down Over 82 Cents in 12 Months

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell last week to a level that is 82 cents cheaper than a year ago.

Continental Chooses Site for $1.4B Commercial Tire Plant

Continental Tire the Americas has selected a site in Mississippi for a commercial vehicle tire plant that as part of a long term investment totaling $1.4 billion.

TruStar Energy Built 41 CNG Stations Last Year

TruStar Energy completed 41 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for public and private use in 2015, almost doubling the number of CNG stations it built in 2014, and reaching 120 completed stations during a period of unusually low oil prices, according to the company.

Vote for 2016 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. Professional fleet managers are encouraged to vote for the best-of-the-best medium-duty work truck.

In hopes of developing new strategies to reduce crash injuries and deaths, NHTSA this year is holding a series of summits. Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

Road Deaths Spike in 2015

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. climbed during the first three quarters of last year, according to estimates in a newly released NHTSA report.

Video Safety Tip: Curbing All Distractions

In 2014, distracted driving accounted for 10% of all crash fatalities, killing 3,179 people. This video highlights 10 of the most common driving distractions.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Large SUVs Soar, Compact Vans Sink at January Auctions

Used Full-Size SUVs depreciated the least, while compact vans and Subcompact Luxury CUVs fell hardest in the auction lanes during January, according to Black Book's monthly report.

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New-Vehicle MPG Increases to 25.1

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in January reached 25.1 mpg for an increase of 0.2 mpg from December, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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