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Voting Opens for Fleet Car, Truck of the Year

Voting is open for the 13th annual Fleet Car and Truck of the Year award, sponsored by Automotive Fleet.

Woman Indicted for Impersonating CDL Medical Examiner

A federal grand jury in Harrisburg, Penn., has indicted Joann Wingate for wire fraud, submitting false documents and aggravated identity theft for impersonating a commercial driver’s license medical examiner.

Truck and Van News: Recalls, Delays, and EVs

A number of OEMs issued recalls or production delays. Also, BMW and Fuso announced new ventures into electrified vehicles.

Fla. Utility Upgrades Communications System

Florida Power & Light (FPL) is upgrading its communications system for field employees. The utility is partnering with Florida-based Harris Corporation to upgrade its legacy analog radio communications system.

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Revised CARB Plan Includes $150 Million For Heavy Duty Vehicles

CARB recently approved a revised $363 million funding plan that includes $150 million for heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment, aimed at putting more clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities.

Photo via flickr/marlordo59

New York Power to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

New York Power Authority will build the charging stations with the option to provide installation and networking services. The utility can also offer infrastructure and services to governmental customers at lower rates and favorable financing terms.

Used Pickup Sales Weakening

A rising supply of used pickups coupled with aggressive pricing for new models is expected to cause a weakening in values in the wholesale market, according to new data from Black Book.

EUFMC Sets Theme for 2017 Conference

Recently announced, this year's conference theme is "Providing Educational Value to Utility Fleet Professionals."

Photo of 2017 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Have Pickup Sales Peaked?

Ford's decision to idle production of its F-150 pickup this week has followed several months of slowing demand in retail and fleet channels and may point to a larger trend in pickup sales.

Magellan Rolls Out Trio of Fleet Management Solutions

GPS navigation vendor Magellan has rolled out three fleet management solutions, including a rugged navigation device, hours of service compliance solution, and routing solution aimed at municipal fleets.

Photo of Transit sold in Europe courtesy of Ford.

Ford Transit Becomes Top Global Van

Ford's Transit full-size van has become the top-selling family of cargo vans around the globe with nearly 400,000 registered in 2015 based on IHS Markit data, according to Ford.

James Cade of Ruan Transportation Managment at the awards ceremony for the Heavy Duty Sustainability category. Photo: Jim Park

Heavy Duty Fleets Honored for Sustainability and Efficiency at FTX

Several heavy duty fleets were recognized and six took the top honors for sustainability and efficiency at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo at an Oct. 19 ceremony in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo courtesy of DHL Express.

DHL Drivers Enter Final Leg of Safe-Driving Rodeo

Nine DHL Express drivers will compete in a freeway and street driving competition in Dallas on Oct. 19 as the final part of a six-month safe-driving competition designed by the delivery fleet to encourage safer driving.

Photo of Jeff Moody accepting his Fleet Visionary award at FTX by Chris Wolski.

Fleet Visionaries Honored at FTX

The inaugural class of Fleet Visionaries were honored at a ceremony in Schaumburg, Ill., during the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo.

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Fuso to Show All-Electric E-Cell Medium-Duty Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will display its FUSO eCanter all-electric truck in its booth at GIE+Expo 2016, October 20-21 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville.

Photo of Ram 2500 by Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons.

FCA Recalls Ram Trucks, Police Cars for Alternator

The recall covers an estimated 74,833 2007- to 2013-MY Ram trucks and chassis cabs as well as 2011- to 2014-MY Dodge Charger Pursuit police cars.

Fyda Freightliner Offers Mobile Diagnosis of Repairs

Fyda Freightliner Cincinnati has announced the Mobile Express Assessment Program, which offers a mobile assessment of repairs to customers in the greater Cincinnati area.

Navistar Simplifies Core Exchange Process Management

Navistar's new Core Advantage Program is designed to help fleet owners manage their core exchange process. Cores are used components, like engine blocks, that Fleets send to OEMs in exchange for credit and are used to rebuild and resell as remanufactured parts.

Photo by Thi Dao.

NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

In his keynote address at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center provided an overview of vehicle safety technologies, covering systems that have recently been introduced to the market as well as technologies currently being developed, such as autonomous vehicles.

Photo of International TerraStar courtesy of Navistar.

Medium-Duty Orders Rise 19% in September

Customers ordered 20,400 medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5 to 7 in September, which represents a 19% increase from August, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research.

Photo of F-350 King Ranch Crew Cab 4x4 courtesy of Ford.

'Parts Issues' Slow Super Duty Rollout

Unspecified "parts issues" slowed shipments of Ford's 2017 Super Duty pickups in late summer, but Ford is ironing out these issues at its Louisville, Ky., assembly plant, according to a union official.

More than 20 backhoe buckets were painted for the cause and dozens of service technicians will help spread awareness of breast cancer throughout the month. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Gas of Ohio)<br />

Columbia Gas of Ohio Paints Bucket Trucks Pink

You just might see pink construction equipment if we're doing work in your area during the month of October. In Eastern and Northeastern Ohio, Columbia Gas of Ohio crews painted their backhoe buckets pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices

The recall, tied to faulty boom tip covers, affects 219 aerial devices in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Diesel Prices Rise by More than 3 Cents

For the second straight week, the price of diesel fuel has increased after staying relatively flat for nearly two months, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

VIPAR Heavy Duty Names New President

VIPAR Heavy Duty chairman Bill Nolan announced that Chris Baer has been named its new president.





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