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Miss. County Faces Garbage Truck Shortage

Simpson County, Miss., has only three of its refuse trucks working after four trucks were disabled in June — two from lighting strikes.

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Safety Tip: Guarding Against Vehicle Theft

July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, so here's some timely advice from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Chicago Utility Opens Training Center

The state-of-the-art facility will provide annual training to more than 1,600 utility workers and fire officials across the region, while also providing much-needed vocational programming to help prepare Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students for future jobs in the gas and energy field.

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7M Plug-ins to Hit the Road by 2025, Report Claims

A new report from the Edison Electric Institute and the Institute for Electric Innovation projects more than 7 million plug-in vehicles will be on U.S. roads by 2025, representing 7% of all vehicle sales and 3% of all registered cars and light-duty vehicles.

Former Utility Employee Charged with Selling Fleet Vehicles for Personal Use

A former utility contractor employee has been charged with selling fleet vehicles and using company funds for personal use.

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FPL Forms Fleet Fueling Partnership with Train Company

FPL, which has used biodiesel in its trucks for nearly two decades, will supply Brightline with 2 million gallons of biodiesel-blended fuel annually through a two-year contract.

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New-Vehicle Sales Down 2.3% in First Half of 2017

New-vehicle sales through the first six months of 2017 are expected to be down 2.3%, and high quality off-lease vehicles may be part of the reason why, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Terex Utilities Hosts Annual Service School

Instruction covered technical topics, including boom and rotation hydraulic overload protection, dielectric testing, hydraulic leveling, side load protection, controls, and more.

The new grant program will emphasize projects that stretch federal highway funding. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trump's DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

The Department of Transportation has retooled the federal Fastlane infrastructure grant program to better align with the Trump administration’s goals of using more public-private partnerships.

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GM, MapAnything Partner to Increase Fleet Productivity

General Motors will offer a connectivity service powered by MapAnything, Inc. that combines telematics fleet management and customer relationship management to fleets in a subscription service, GM has announced.

Work Truck Solutions Acquires $5M in Financing

Work Truck Solutions, a commercial truck inventory solutions provider, has completed a Series B Preferred Stock financing round of $5 million.

IARA 16th Annual Summer Roundtable Heading to Nashville

IARA will be hosting its 16th Annual Summer Roundtable in Nashville this year. The three-day event will be held at the Hilton Downtown Nashville on Aug. 16-18.

Attendees at HDT's Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange check out Navistar's new International RH model last month. Photo: Kareem Girgis

Navistar: Executive Changes Will Help Drive Growth

Navistar officials said they’re optimistic that excitement about their new products and an overall industry bump in truck orders will help them meet their financial goals for the year, while some executive leadership changes announced Wednesday are designed to help keep the company moving into the future.

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Mobile Truck Washing Business Expands

Each Fleet Clean rig is equipped with its own water, generator, pressure washers, soap dispensers, brushes, tools, and water reclamation equipment, with customers only needing to supply the dirty vehicle.

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Continental to Raise Truck Tire Prices Again

Prices for Continental, General and AmeriSteel-brand truck tires rise "as much as 7%" effective July 1.

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Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere is moving up to President, Truck and Parts. Photo: Navistar

Navistar Names Truck and Parts President

As Bill Kozek turns his attention to disruptive technologies and vehicle electrification, Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere steps up to fill the position of president, Truck and Parts.

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford will offer fleet incentives for most of its 2018 model-year vehicles, including the new EcoSport subcompact SUV and next-generation Expedition, the company announced.

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Cummins Westport 'Playbook' Offers Guidance on Natural Gas for Fleets

Cummins Westport's new Natural Gas Playbook is a website to give new and existing natural gas customers guidance on evaluating and operating CWI-powered natural gas vehicles.

Report Recommends Improvements to CSA Scoring System

CSA scores would be set using an approach that pulls in a wider stream of data such as driver compensation, vehicle miles traveled by state, and other factors under improvements recommended by a congressionally mandated panel charged with reviewing the system.

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UPS Wants to Reduce Emissions by 12% in 8 Years

UPS plans to reduce emissions from global ground operations 12% by 2025 as part of new sustainability goals, the delivery company said in its latest Corporate Sustainability Report.

Rush Truck Centers' new Denver facilities expand the dealer network to 108 stores in 21 states. Photo: Jim Park

Rush Truck Centers Opens Denver Locations

Rush Truck Centers' new Denver facilities expand the network to 108 stores in 21 states. Jim Park has the story.

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Safety Tip: Battling Sun Glare

AAA Exchange offers advice on what measures drivers can take to counter sun glare and see the road more clearly.

Photo of retail marijuana courtesy of HLDI.

Legal Marijuana Tied to Crash Increase

Three states that have legalized recreational cannabis see a 3% overall increase in collision claim frequencies, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Piedmont Natural Gas Commits to NGVs

The second-annual event, nationally organized by NGVAmerica, the American Public Gas Association and The American Gas Association, showcases the growing use of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

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