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[Left to right] Ryan Deleon, 1st Place Overall; Duke Fancher, Vice President of Service Operations; Nathan Holden, 2nd Place Overall; and Jonathan Metz, 3rd Place Overall Photo: Summit Holdings

Summit Truck Group Technicians Compete in Skills Contest

Summit Holdings recently held its 4th annual Summit Truck Group Technician Rodeo, pitting the company’s top technicians against each other in a skills competition.

Illustration by herlitz_pbs, used under Creative Commons license.

Final Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 Regs Unveiled

The federal government released highly anticipated "Phase 2" greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules for medium and heavy-duty vehicles Tuesday, which in some ways go further than the original proposal unveiled last year.

Altec Recalls Aerial Device, Digger Derrick Trucks

These trucks have a hydraulic motor whose shaft may fail, resulting in unexpected movement of the winch or the capstan.

Screenshots courtesy of Fleetio.

Fleetio Launches Mobile Vehicle Inspections

Fleetio has begun offering a Web-based software module that provides an alternative to paper-based vehicle inspections for fleets, the company has announced.

Screenshot courtesy of ARI.

ARI 's Fleet Health Tool Identifies Higher-Cost Vehicles

ARI has begun offering the Fleet Health Card, an analytical tool that helps fleet managers identify problematic vehicles that have the biggest impact on cost and reliability.

Orange EV's all-new Class 8 pure-electric terminal truck. (Photo courtesy of Orange EV.)

Orange EV Launches Class 8 Electric Truck

Orange EV, a manufacturer of electrification solutions for industrial fleets, is now accepting orders for its all-new T-Series pure-electric terminal truck.

Photo courtesy of Zubie.

Zubie Adds Wi-Fi to Telematics Solution

Zubie has added on-board Wi-Fi powered by Verizon's 4G LTE network to its business fleet and analytics solution, the telematics provider announced.

Weekly Diesel Prices Show Little Change

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. was essentially flat last week, falling less than a cent, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Kenworth T370 courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Adds Options to T370

Kenworth is enhancing its Kenworth T370 by adding a durable straight steel channel bumper, larger size 385/65R22.5 steer tires, and rugged, molded thermoplastic fender extensions to benefit vocational customers.

Safety Tip: Dangers of Tailgating

Tailgating is a common form of aggressive driving that markedly increases your chances of being involved in a crash or a confrontation with another driver.

FORD

SmartTruck Names New Regional Sales Director

SmartTruck, a provider of fuel-saving trailer aerodynamics for the trucking industry, announced the appointment of Dean Ford as Regional Sales Director.

Photo courtesy of AT&T Partner Exchange.

AT&T Launches Telematics Solution for Commercial Fleets

AT&T is rolling out a GPS-based fleet, asset and mobile workforce solution designed to help commercial fleets and other business customers track and manage vehicles, high-value assets, and mobile workers.

The 2017 Global Fleet Conference will be returning to Miami, site of the 2015 conference (pictured), and will offer attendees educational content presented by top fleet professionals. Photo: Chris Wolski

Save the Date: 2017 Global Fleet Conference Returns to Miami

When making your travel plans for 2017, make sure to save June 6-8 for the annual Global Fleet Conference, which will be returning to Miami.

Photo courtesy of AAA Foundation.

American Drivers Fail to Secure Their Loads

A new AAA study discovers that during a recent four-year period, 200,000 crashes involving road debris occurred and led to 500 fatalities.

Photo of the 2017 Titan Crew Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2017 Titan to Retail for $35,975

Nissan's gasoline-powered 2017 1/2-ton Titan will retail for at least $35,975 when it arrives in the fall, Nissan has announced.

Photo of 2017 TItan courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers 5-Year, 100K Truck Warranty

Nissan will offer a 5-year or 100,000-mile limited warranty on its line of Titan and Titan XD pickups that follows a similar warranty announced for Nissan's commercial van lineup.

GRIFFIN

Fleet Advantage Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Fleet Advantage, a provider of truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management, announced it has expanded the role of Jim Griffin, who will now serve in the capacity of both Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Hayes

Auto Truck Group's Western GM to Retire

Steve Hayes, the Auto Truck Group's western region general manager, will retire on Sept. 2. Hayes finishes a 24-year career at the company and more than 35 years in the truck industry.

Ford Receives $6M Fuel Cell Grant

Ford Motor Co. has received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) has announced.

Photo courtesy of Chelan County.

Wash. County Utility Considers Renewable Diesel

The Chelan County (Wash.) Public Utility District is considering making the switch to renewable biodiesel to fuel its fleet.

Photo: Morgan Corporation

Morgan Plans to Build Midwest Truck Body Plant

Medium-duty truck body manufacturer Morgan Corporation has announced plans to expand its manufacturing footprint in the Midwest.

SDG&E Uses Skycrane to Support Fire Fighting

SDG&E and the County of San Diego renewed their joint contract that will ensure the Skycrane will be available through 2022 for regional fire suppression.

 The delegates included 15 representatives of SGCC and one official from the U.S. Embassy in China. (Photo courtesy of Terex)

Terex Hosts U.S., Chinese Electric Company Training

Delegates from the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) recently visited the United States to participate in a two-week training program sponsored by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

Truck and Van News: Ford Super Duty Ships Out, Sprinter Worker Lineup Expanded

Among the top news of the past few weeks, Ram recalls many of its heavy-duty trucks, Ford began shipping 2017 Super Duty Pickups, and Mercedes-Benz announced additional configurations for its Sprinter Worker Lineup.

Used Truck Market Stable, NADA Guide Says

So far in 2016, auction prices have decreased less than 3% per month compared to nearly 5% per month in the second half of 2015.

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