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(Left to right) EEI President Tom Kuhn and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz sign an MOU on electric vehicle adoption. Photo courtesy of EEI.

EEI Teams Up With DOE to Accelerate EV Adoption

During EEI’s Annual Convention in New Orleans, DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz and EEI President Tom Kuhn signed a memorandum of understanding June 8 to take a variety of joint actions to accelerate the adoption of EVs.

Illustration courtesy of Diesel Technology Forum.

Clean Diesel Truck Share Tops 37 Percent

More than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines (MY-2007 or newer with near-zero particulate emissions), according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.

Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Supports Proposed Emissions Rules

NGVAmerica has commended EPA and NHTSA for its proposed new round of emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Feds Claim Phase 2 GHG Rules Will Cut Pollution and Save Money

The federal government’s top vehicle and clean-air regulators on June 19 formally announced their proposal for extending fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions rules, and predicted positive economic and health-benefit results.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 4500, 5500 Trucks Recalled for Speed Software

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1,771 Ram 4500 and 5500 cab chassis trucks in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

New Fast Charging Network Opened in Vermont

Green Mountain Power & NRG recently opened a new public electric vehicle charging station in Rutland to help electric vehicle owners save money and charge up more quickly.

Edmunds.com Names 2015 Best Retained Value Winners

Toyota vehicles were named as the Best Retained Value among automotive brands in 2015 in the non-luxury category, Edmunds.com has announced.

IMT Announces New Hires

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK) and top manufacturer of service vehicles, truck-mounted cranes, hydraulic loaders and air compressors, is pleased to announce three new hires.

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities.

Terex Hosts Annual Service School for Mechanics and Technicians

Terex Utilities held its annual Service School from June 9-11 in Watertown, S.D., hosting 71 people representing 38 utility companies.

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Fleet Advantage Expands Business Development Team

Fleet Advantage, a provider of truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management, has expanded its sales team with the addition of Jeff Mills, a 23-year veteran in the transportation and equipment finance industry.

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Terex Recalls Early-Model Tree Trimmer Trucks

Terex South Dakota is calling back 48 2002-MY Hi-Ranger XT55 and XT60 tree trimmer trucks because their lower booms might crack and fail.

Street Smart Service by McNeilus introduced a new Technical Support Center hotline to provide access to a team of technical product experts and parts support services. Photo courtesy of McNeilus

McNeilus Rolls Out Technical Support Center Hotline

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing’s Street Smart Service announced the new Technical Support Center hotline for the company's refuse trucks and mixers

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8 of 10 Drivers Exceed Window-Sticker MPG

Eight out of 10 drivers attained better fuel economy than the posted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating, according to a new AAA study of data collected from FuelEconomy.gov.

Chart courtesy of J.D. Power.

J.D. Power Releases 2015 Initial Quality Study

Korean automotive nameplates showed a significant improvement in quality while Japanese brands fell below the industry average for the first time in 29 years, according to the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

Photo courtesy of Autocar.

Autocar Recalls Xpeditor, Xpert and XSpotter Trucks

The manufacturer is issuing two separate recalls covering a total of 5,286 trucks.

Photo of Cummins Westport ISL G engine courtesy of Cummins.

Mack Recalls MRU, LEU and LR6 Trucks

The action, which affects 2,124 Mack trucks with Cummins Westport ISL gas engines, will address an engine cooling issue that increases the risk of fire.

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board.

Feds Offer $100M in Biofuel Fueling Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $100 million in grants to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to support and expand biofuel infrastructure, according to a press release from the USDA.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

FCA US Completes 2016-MY Local Fleet Previews

FCA US wrapped up its 26-city fleet road show that provided fleet managers around the country a hands-on experience with 2016 model year vehicles.

Photo courtesy of CarMD.

States Ranked by Vehicle Repair Costs

CarMD has published its annual state-by-state ranking of repair bills that follow a check-engine light. Read our report to find out the states at the top and bottom of the list.

Price of Diesel Dips to $2.87 Per Gallon

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the third straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

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Marsh Retires from Stellar Industries

While at Stellar, Marsh worked to secure additional distribution across the country for the Stellar Industries mechanics service truck products and has established and developed relationships with key contacts within large fleet accounts, particularly with the propane industry.

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What Do Marijuana Laws Mean for Fleet Safety Policy?

The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference, set for July 13-15, includes a session examining what impact state marijuana laws should have on fleet safety policies.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Engine Overheating

Both the Florida Department of Transportation and Esurance provide advice on how to respond to engine overheating.

Photo cabover family courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Re-Enters Low-Cab Forward Market

In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu and badged as Chevrolets.

Photo of Dodge Sprinter van by IFCAR via Wikimedia. (Photo shot at 2008 Washington Auto Show.)

Freightliner, Dodge Sprinter Vans Join Takata Recall

More than 40,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans need new passenger-side frontal air bags because the existing ones have defective inflators.

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