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Shell Global Road Safety Manager Mike Watson addresses the 2015 Fleet Safety Conference. Photo by Chris Wolski.

Fleet Safety Conference: Leader Behavior Drives Safety Culture

In his opening keynote address at the 2015 Fleet Safety Conference, Shell Global Road Safety Manager Mike Watson describes the controls and leadership necessary to foster a successful corporate safety culture.

Photo courtesy of Oshkosh.

Oshkosh Recalls Concrete Mixer Trucks

The recall affects 24 2015 model-year S-Series front discharge concrete mixer glider trucks at risk for sudden loss of drive power.

Milano

Ohio Tree Trimming Company Names Fleet Manager

The Davey Tree Expert Company has appointed Paul Milano as its corporate fleet manager, the Kent, Ohio, company announced.

Gasoline Bucks Trend of Dropping Diesel, Oil Prices

Diesel fuel prices continue to drop as crude oil futures continue to reflect a worldwide glut. Gasoline prices, however, jumped nearly 30 cents a gallon in California.

Fleet Safety Conference Kicks Off

The Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Monday evening in Schaumburg, Ill., and will offer sessions over the next two days about creating a positive safety culture at the corporate and fleet level.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Flashing Yellow Turn Arrows

More municipalities in a growing number of states are adding this relatively new type of signal light. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Silverado Gets Facelift for 2016

Chevrolet's Silverado pickup will arrive for 2016 with a bolder look, including a reworked front end, General Motors has announced.

Truck and Van News: GMC Sierra, F-150, WorkStar Updates

Recent headlines include 2016-MY incentives for FCA and Toyota, snowplow approval for 2015 F-150s, and Cummins engines coming to WorkStar trucks.

BOWLES

CASECO Truck Body Expands Management Team

CASECO Truck Body (CTB), LLC, expanded its management team by adding Steve Bowles as branch manager of the Kansas City, Mo., facility.

Photo of San Francisco by Vincent Bloch via Wikimedia Commons.

California’s Bay Area Tops Vehicle Theft List

The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently released its list of vehicle theft hot spots, and the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area tops the list based on 2014 data.

Photo: Jim Park

House Bill Would Up Fuel Tax By Over 10 Cents

Aiming to address both the lack of funding for the Highway Trust Fund and the lack of trust in finding a long-term solution for that, Rep. Tim Rice (R-SC) has introduced a bill that would hike federal motor-fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon and index the new rate to inflation.

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Clean Energy Adds CNG Stations for Refuse Fleets

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has finished construction of 14 clean natural gas fueling stations for refuse fleet customers this year and expects to construct another 22 by the end of 2015.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Pairs Electric Bicycle With Transit Connect

Ford has developed a prototype electric bicycle that folds into the back of its Transit Connect compact van for possible use in congested cities by couriers, electricians and delivery services.

Photo courtesy of Western Products.

Snowplows Approved for 2015 Ford F-150 Trucks

Western Products' 7-foot, 6-inch HTS snowplow and 7-foot, 4-inch Suburbanite snowplow are now officially approved applications for 2015 Ford F-150 trucks.

FCA US Invests $166M in Stamping Plant

FCA US has invested $166 million in its Sterling Stamping Plant to meet increased demand for its Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram Truck vehicles.

Photo of 2014-2016 Rogue courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers Collision Avoidance on 2016 Rogue

Nissan will offer a forward collision avoidance system with its 2016 Rogue compact SUV, among other updates to a vehicle that entered its second generation with the 2014 model year.

Photo via Freefoto.com.

Fuel Price Forecast Calls for Small Increases

The U.S. Energy Department this week revised its expectations for fuel prices this year, but they aren’t expected to go wildly higher.

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American Force Wheels Hires Back Sales Director

American Force Wheels, Inc., welcomes back long-­time industry veteran Sergio Enriquez to the team as sales director.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Batters 2017 F-150 Raptor in Desert Testing

The 2017 F-150 Raptor recently completed over 1,000 miles of testing.

Photo: Chris Wolski

WorkStar with 6.7L Cummins Enters Production

International Truck has started production on WorkStar vocational trucks equipped with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine.

Photo of International Durastar 4400 via Jason Lawrence/Flickr.

International Truck Offers Telematics Credit

International Truck has begun offering a hardware and service credit to fleet buyers who add an approved telematics system to their truck, the company has announced.

Photo: Westport

Westport Offers Dedicated Propane Autogas F-150

Westport Innovations will offer a dedicated propane autogas system for the 2016 Ford F-150 powered by the 5.0L V-8 engine, the company announced.

Photo of third-generation (current) Tundra courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota has announced fleet incentives for 14 of its 2016 model-year vehicles and is still determining the incentive for its Mirai fuel-cell sedan.

Source: EIA

Average Diesel Prices Down For 6th Week

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down slightly, continuing a six-week streak of decreases, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Fuso Canter E-Cell customer trials were completed in Portugal. Photo: Daimler

Electric Fuso Canter Trucks Complete Year-Long Trial

Daimler Trucks has concluded a one-year customer trial of its Mitsubishi Fuso Canter E-Cell battery-electric truck.





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