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Kary Schaefer Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Names Long-Time Engineer its Marketing Manager

Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Kary Schaefer as its general manager, marketing and strategy.

Source: EIA

Average Diesel Prices See Significant Weekly Drop

Weekly average on-highway diesel and regular gasoline fuel prices saw significant drops last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

The Work Truck Show displays more than 500,000 square feet of vocational trucks and equipment, from more than 500 exhibitors.

Truck OEMs Plan Debuts for 2016 Work Truck Show

Cummins, International Truck, and Mitsubishi Fuso plan to make significant vehicle and powertrain announcements at The Work Truck Show, including the FUSO E-CELL all-electric truck.

Graphic courtesy of GM.

Mid-Size Pickups Bolster GM Fleet Sales in 2015

General Motors increased commercial deliveries by 12% to 213,358 during 2015, which marks a second straight year of double-digit gains, according to the company.

Union Leasing Acquires Walser Leasing and Fleet Services

The sale did not include Walser Specialized Services, which provides acquisition services to car rental companies and commercial fleets.

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities.

Terex Rolls Out Utility Truck Spec'ing Standards

Terex has developed a new process to assist customers with spec’ing utility trucks, including aerial devices and digger derricks, that complies with bid specs, costs less to purchase and takes less time to produce.

Used Vocational Trucks More Plentiful, Less Costly

Daycab and construction trucks behave differently than highway tractors in the used commercial truck market, say analysts at NADA Used Car Guide, a division of J.D. Power and Associates.

Video Safety Tip: Three-Second Rule

Here's some advice on how to follow the three-second rule to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead.

Fyda Freightliner Donates to College Auto/Diesel Program

Fyda Freightliner’s Ohio dealerships, with locations in Columbus, Cincinnati, Youngstown, and soon in Zanesville, recently donated a Detroit DD13 engine to Washington State Community College in support of its Auto/Diesel Technologies Program.

2016 Ushers in New Traffic Laws

At the beginning of this month, thousands of new state laws took effect — including many of special interest to fleet managers and drivers.

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FCA US Creates Safety Advocate Role

FCA US has created a new position of safety advocate and appointed Kristen Kreibich to work on "enriching the safety culture," the automaker has announced.

Ohio Utility Uses Vans to Drive Safety Message

Using fleet vehicle wraps, an Ohio utility is using its cargo vans to help deliver safety messages to customers.

Altec Opens Service Center in Kentucky

Located in Elizabethtown, Ky., the new service center sits an adjoining property with Altec's manufacturing and engineering operations.

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Cox Enterprises Names Fleet Operations Director

Jim Bigelow has been promoted to senior director of enterprise fleet operations for Cox Enterprises. He reports to Mark Leuenberger, assistant vice president of supply chain and fleet services.

EWEB's renewable diesel fueling station. Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Energy

Renewable Diesel Reduces Ore. Utility's Maintenance Costs

Since switching from biodiesel to renewable diesel, the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has reduced its fleet greenhouse gas emissions as well as maintenance on its diesel vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Doering Fleet Management.

Doering Fleet Management Grows Operation

Wisconsin-based Doering Fleet Management is moving into growth mode to expand from a regional fleet lessor into a national fleet management company.

Photo of T270 class 6 truck courtesy of Kenworth.

Medium-Duty Orders Remained Strong in December

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in classes 5-7 surpassed the 20,000-unit level in December for the third time in the past four months with 21,600 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research.

Transportation Secretary Foxx announcing autonomous vehicle proposal at auto show in Detroit. Photo: DOT

Obama Aims to Invest $4B in Automated Vehicle Technology

The Obama administration wants to spend nearly $4 billion over ten years to fund pilot to projects aimed at accelerating the development of connected and automated vehicles.

Odyne Receives Wisc. Clean Cities Technology Award

In 2014, Odyne also received the Governor’s New Product Award by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE).

Crash Data Shows Reduction in Trucking-Related Fatalities

Recent analysis by ATA of crash and mileage data has shown a decline in the rate of truck-involved fatalities in both the short and long term.

Virigin Island Linemen Injured After Utility Pole Crash

Two linemen working for Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) were treated and released Jan. 5 from Schneider Hospital after the bucket truck they were driving crashed into a utility pole, according to a report by Virgin Islands Daily News.

Photo of Telluride PHEV SUV concept courtesy of Kia.

Kia Shows Telluride PHEV SUV Concept

Kia Motors America showed its full-size Telluride SUV concept with three rows, a seven-passenger capacity, and plug-in hybrid powertrain at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Photo courtesy of BMC

Materials Provider Retrofits Step Vans as Hybrids

BMC, an Atlanta-based provider of building materials and construction services, has retrofitted its Ford E-350 step vans with XL Hybrids' XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System, the vehicle modifier has announced.

(Clockwise from top left) Corey Stanley, Matt McGowan, Mike Peterson, and Sean Otterberg

Auto Truck Group Appoints Four to Sales, Marketing Roles

Auto Truck Group has hired or promoted four associates to its sales and marketing departments, the work truck upfitter announced.

Photo of XC90 courtesy of Volvo.

Honda Civic, Volvo XC90 Named North American Car, Truck of the Year

Automotive journalists have named the Honda Civic and Volvo XC90 the 2016 North American car and truck/utility of the year in the annual award announced at the Detroit auto show.

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