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Safety Tip: Understanding Flood Dangers

Fleet drivers in all states need to be informed about the dangers of flash floods. Here are tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Truck and Van News: Alternative Fuels and 2018 Models

The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo took place in Long Beach, Calif., last week, with several OEMs making major announcements concerning alternative fuels.

Utility Opens Propane Autogas Station for Fleets

Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets can use this new fueling station to power their fleets with propane autogas.

Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas

Natural Gas Utility Awarded for Environmental Initiatives

Piedmont Natural Gas was named a Top Utility Environmental Champion of 2017 for initiatives such as slashing emissions in its vehicle fleet and making its facilities more energy efficient.

Telogis Compliance Wins Stevie Award

The Telogis Compliance suite of mobile applications has won a Silver Stevie award in the category of New Product or Service of the Year for Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution at the American Business awards.

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid courtesy of FCA.

FCA Sets 2018-MY Regional Fleet Previews

Fiat-Chrysler has scheduled 24 regional fleet previews from May 9 to June 29 to showcase its 2018 model year lineup to fleet professionals, the company announced.

Photo via Public Domain

Pa. Utility Awarded Grant for CNG Vehicles

The grant will fund a mixture of CNG-only and CNG dual fuel vehicles, including Freightliner tractors, light-duty Chevrolet and Ford trucks, and Ford Transit vans.

The song “Brave Men”, is from Colton’s TIME IS NOW album, and is a tribute to all that served in America’s Armed Forces. (Screen Capture from Music Video)

Patriotic Music Video Features JASPER Associate Veterans

Ride N High Records recording artist, Colton James, produced a special music video for Jasper Engines & Transmissions, in conjunction with the company's 75th Anniversary celebration.

Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index, April 2017

Pickup Trucks See Wholesale Gains

Overall wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally-adjusted basis) improved 0.5% month-over-month in April. On a year-over-year basis in April, only pickups saw gains greater than the overall market.

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

Lineman Dies After Bucket Truck Falls Over

The Penn Power employee was inside of the truck's elevated bucket when it became unstable and turned on its side.

Photo courtesy of Colorado Springs Utilities

Colo. Utility Recognized for Sustainable Fleet

Colorado Springs Utilities was recognized for promoting compressed natural gas for both fuel independence and environmental stewardship.

Photo: Jim Park

TRALA Outlines Steps to Prevent Truck Ramming Terrorism

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has created a new brochure outlining ways that rental truck company employees can help prevent truck-related terror attacks.

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500. Photos courtesy of Ford, GM, FCA, and Nissan.

Fleet Sales Decline 12% in April

Vehicle manufacturers sold 12.2% fewer cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs to rental, commercial, and government fleet buyers in April compared to a year ago in what has become a softening market for new vehicle sales.

2016 Aspire Program awardees left to right: Dave Merrow, president of Heavy Duty Lift & Equipment; Jean Dellamore, president of Stertil-Koni; Phillippe and Joe Palma, of Novaquip; Larry Morgan, with Hoffman Services; John Campbell of Power Washer Sales, Gary Vermeulen, president of Westvac International  and Mark Friess with Heavy Lift Systems (photo courtesy of Steril-Koni)

Stertil-Koni Honors 6 Companies with Aspire Program Award

Heavy-duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni announced that six distributors in its North American network have earned the company’s first-ever Aspire Program awards.

Logo: Hino

Hino Manufacturing Resets U.S. Management Structure

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. has appointed a new management team that includes a chairman, president, and two executive vice presidents that places emphasis on North American expertise, according to the truck maker.

Rendering courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Hybrids Renames Itself Lightning Systems

Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning Hybrids has renamed itself as Lightning Systems and will release several new fleet products this year, including a new vehicle analytics system, the company announced today.

Event guests took a tour of the new CNG trucks. (Photo courtesy of Republic)

Republic Services Expands Twin Cities CNG-Powered Fleet

Republic Services unveiled today a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and more than 50 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities region. The new CNG trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks in the Company’s Twin Cities-based fleet.

This rendering shows the Dayton, Tennessee, site where Nokian will build its first factory dedicated to the North American market. (Photo courtesy of Nokian Tires)

Nokian Plans U.S. Tire Factory

Nokian Tyres Inc. is building a factory in the U.S., which will product light truck tires among others. The plant, to be located in southeast Tennessee, will have an initial capacity to produce 4 million tires annually, and the site also will house a distribution center.

Wabash National’s refrigerated truck bodies are constructed using state-of-the-art bonding assembly technology combined with a revolutionary patent-pending composite panel, providing up to 25% improvement in thermal efficiency when compared to conventional designs. (Screen capture from YouTube)

American Metals Supply Moves Steel with Wabash

American Metals Supply Co., a wholesale distributor of sheet and coil steel, prefabricated duct and fittings, and HVACR products operates from seven locations and distributes products to nine Midwest states. To assist in their product transportation needs, they turned to Wabash Truck Bodies.

Photo of 2018 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

2018 Ford F-650, F-750 Receive Performance and Service Updates

Ford has updated its Class 6 to 7 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks with performance and service improvements for the 2018 model-year.

Photo of Workhorse W-15 by Chris Brown.

Workhorse Unveils PHEV Pickup Concept

Testing of the plug-in hybrid half-ton pickup begins this year, while production is slated for late 2018, the company says.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS to Deploy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck in California

UPS will begin using a medium-duty delivery truck that uses gaseous hydrogen to power an electric battery and motor in Sacramento, California, with an eye toward expanding use of the alternative fuel after a successful test.

Photo: Workhorse

Ryder to Distribute, Service Workhorse Trucks

Ryder System has formed a 10-year strategic partnership with Workhorse Group that makes Ryder the primary distributor and provider of service and support for Workhorse light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicles in North America, Ryder has announced.

Sounds like Donald Trump was listening when ATA visited the White House. Photo: American Trucking Associations

Trump Comments on Fuel Taxes for Highway Infrastructure

A comment by President Trump in an interview has led to widespread reporting that the president would consider raising fuel taxes to help pay for infrastructure. His press secretary later emphasized that the comments did not indicate support for such a strategy.

Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero Engine (Image courtesy of Cumins)

Cummins Westport Introduces 2018 Natural Gas Engines

Cummins Westport announced its model year 2018 lineup of renamed natural gas engines for regional haul, vocational, transit, bus and refuse applications.

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