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Spartan Motors Names President of Specialty Chassis and Vehicles

Spartan Motors, Inc. has announced the promotion of Steve Guillaume to President of the Specialty Chassis and Vehicles (SCV) Business Unit.

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Cell Phones Linked to 27 Percent of Crashes

The estimate from the National Safety Council includes crashes involving drivers who were texting or talking on handheld or hands-free cell phones.

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70 Percent of Drivers Using Smartphones

A reported 70 percent of drivers use their smartphones while behind the wheel, according to a new study from AT&T.

Takata Airbag Recall May Include Some Commercial Trucks

Some commercial trucks may be among the vehicles in a massive recall of dangerously defective airbags, expected to be the largest recall in U.S. history.

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IMPCO Awarded GM Bi-Fuel CNG Cab Chassis Program

IMPCO Automotive has been awarded General Motors' bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) cab chassis program for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 model years, the alternative fuel system supplier announced.

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Navistar to Use Indiana Proving Grounds For Extensive Testing

The former Bosch, Bendix and Studebaker proving grounds near New Carlisle in northern Indiana is open for business under new ownership: Navistar Inc., which took it over as of April 1.

Chart courtesy of NTEA.

High-Roof Vans Closing Ground on Standard-Roof Models

As fleets begin embracing a new wave of Euro-style full-size vans, high-roof vans appear to be gaining favor over their standard-roof siblings, according to the NTEA.

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CEI Names Senior Director of Strategic Services

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) has promoted Brian Kinniry to senior director of strategic services, the company announced.

The 500,000th truck was sold to Famers Home Furniture in Dublin, Ga. Photo courtesy of Isuzu

Isuzu Delivers 500,000th Truck In North America

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that it has delivered its 500,000th Isuzu-built truck since the brand entered the North American market 31 years ago.

Chart courtesy of NTEA.

Volatile Cab Chassis Sales Outpacing Year Ago Level

Sales and shipments of cutaways, low cab-over-engine and strip chassis trucks moved higher in the first two months of 2015 compared to a year ago, yet 2015 should be as volatile as 2014, according to the NTEA.

VNG Adds 99-Cent Gallon CNG in Texas

VNG.Co, LLC has added compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling at a Valero-branded gasoline station in Houston and a Shell-branded gasoline station in Euless, outside of Dallas.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Passing on a Two-Lane Roadway

Here's some advice, provided by the Iowa Department of Transportation, on how to safely pass another vehicle on a two-lane road or highway. DefensiveDriving.com offers video tips as well.

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California Awards $15M for Alt-Fuel Trucks

The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.

Consortium Launched to Increase Propane Autogas Use

The Liquid Autogas Consortium has been launched to help increase propane autogas use among fleets in North America. Founding members of the consortium include Icom North America and Imega International.

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Walmart Launching Delivery Service to Challenge Amazon Prime

Walmart is planning to test an online shipping subscription service similar to Amazon Prime, according to a report from The Information.

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Isuzu Sells 500,000th Cabover to Furniture Retailer

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has delivered its 500,000th North American cabover to a furniture retailer in Georgia, the truck maker has announced.

Audit Questions N.C. Utility's Maintenance Charges to City

The Fayetteville (N.C.) Public Works Commission has been charging the city up to 44% in markup and administrative charges to service the city's vehicles, according to an internal audit.

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Waste Management to Build CNG Facility in Louisiana

Waste Management has started construction on a compressed natural gas (CNG) facility that will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area. It's scheduled to open in August.

Senators Float Midsummer Highway Bill Patch

With one week left to pass a short-term funding extension two key Democratic lawmakers have introduced a measure to extend the authorization of surface transportation programs into this July.

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ConocoPhillips to Add 300 Propane Autogas Trucks to Fleet

ConocoPhillips recently announced it will convert 30 trucks to propane autogas this year and replace more than 300 more trucks over the next five years with vehicles powered by propane autogas.

Photo via Smith EV

Smith EV Returns with Chinese Funding

Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.

CARB Certifies Propane Autogas System for Isuzu Cabovers

Newnan, Ga.,-based Campbell-Parnell has been approved by the California Air Resource Board to supply a propane autogas fuel system for Isuzu NPR HD cabovers.

Screenshot via Workhorse.

USPS Considering Drone Delivery Vehicle

The Workhorse Group — with its electric truck and a drone delivery system — is among the 15 companies qualified by the U.S. Postal Service as potential suppliers of its next-generation delivery vehicle.

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Study: 25 Percent of Cars Create Most Air Pollution

The majority of vehicle pollution is produced by a small number of older or "badly-tuned" cars and trucks, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups Recalled

The recall, which affects 48,309 2015 model-year mid-size trucks in the U.S., will address seat frame attachment hooks that weren't properly connected.





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