The Number 1 Resource for Vocational Truck Fleets

Work Truck Online News

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Commercial, Government Fleet Sales Start Strong in 2016

Sales of commercial and government fleet vehicles from eight manufacturers started 2015 with nearly double-digit gains as major manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors continued shifting car sales away from rental fleets.

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Showcases Model 567

Peterbilt Motors Company showcased three ready-to-work Model 567 mixer trucks, during this week's World of Concrete.

Fleets predominantly working within the marked region qualify for the AFV funding.

Colorado Offers $4M in Grants for Alt-Fuels

Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.

Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Unexpected Movement

The recall affects 195 devices that need new hydraulic pressure control valves.

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Van Sales Reach Four-Decade Peak

Sales of full-size and compact vans have continued to show strength, as Ford sold nearly 10,000 full-size Transit vans in January, following the company's best year of van sales since 1978.

CalAmp to Acquire LoJack Corp.

CalAmp is acquiring LoJack Corporation to position itself as a lead provider in connected car solutions and vehicle telematics applications, the Oxnard, Calif. company announced.

Photo: Mack

Mack Offers Standard Telematics on TerraPro With MP Engine

Mack’s integrated diagnostics and telematics product quickly diagnoses problems and automatically schedules dealer repairs, and confirms that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.

Eaton's Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton Expands AMT Line for Vocational Use

Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions to include use in vocational applications, offering features that improve vehicle control and other capabilities.

The acqurisition will add 37 public-access CNG locations to Love's network. Image: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops Acquires CNG Provider Trillium

Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG in a deal that will add 37 public-access CNG locations to the truck stop company’s network.

Orlando Branch Factory representatives (left to right) Darin Damron, R.B. Burkhardt, Shelby Damron, and Dante Donati.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Award-Winning Branch

For the second consecutive year, the Orlando, Florida, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2015 at the company’s annual sales banquet January 26.

Diesel Prices Slide Further While Oil Production Remains High

The average price of diesel fuel continued to fall last week amidst reports that global crude oil production would not be cut to meet lower demand.

Omnitracs Unveils All-in-One Device for Telematics, Mobile Apps

Omnitracs has introduced the Intelligent Vehicle Gateway, a single, robust mobile device that it says will offer commercial fleets a unified platform for the efficient use of mobile apps and telematics.

Bolden

AmeriGas Names Manager of Fleet Operations

Dwayne Bolden Sr. was named manager of fleet operations for AmeriGas DBA PTI in Houston. He assumed this position in September.

Photo via Firestone

Bridgestone Recalls Firestone FS561 Tires

The voluntary safety recall is limited to FS561 tires in size 255/70R22.5 and only those tires that are installed in the trailer application.

Cieslak

Element Names Pair of Remarketing VPs

Element Financial Corporation has appointed Bill Cieslak and Paul Seger as vice presidents for its remarketing unit.

Photo: International Trucks

International's HX Vocational Trucks Replacing PayStar Models

International's new Class 8 line is replacing the PayStar and includes four models, with long and medium hoods and two diesels.

Video Safety Tip: Preventing Pothole Damage

Here's some advice from the Michigan Department of Transportation on how to deal with potholes.

Cummins Filtration Opens New Corporate Headquarters in Nashville

Cummins Filtration Inc. has moved its corporate headquarters to the One Century Place building in Nashville, effective Jan. 25, 2016.

Commercial Truck Demand to Slow, Parts Remain Stout

Commercial fleets will register a lower growth percentage of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 2016, but feed strong demand for aftermarket parts, according to a new forecast from IHS Automotive.

A new IIHS study examines the effectiveness of forward collision warning systems -- with and without automatic emergency braking. Photo courtesy of IIHS.

Automatic Braking Cutting Rear-End Crashes

A new IIHS study finds that forward collision warning systems that include automatic emergency braking cut rear-end crash rates by 39%.

IronPlanet Donates Auction Proceeds to Charity

GovPlanet, IronPlanet's online marketplace for used government surplus, is auctioning three High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), or Humvees, and donating the proceeds to the Fisher House Foundation.

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Installs First Lightweight MX-11 Engine

Peterbilt’s first lightweight Paccar MX-11 engine was installed recently in the company’s newest vocational truck, the Model 567, in a set-forward front axle configuration.

Presentation slide courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Planning Hybrid Trucks, SUVs

FCA US plans to introduce a mild hybrid Ram 1500 and its next generation Jeep Wrangler with several alternative powertrains to meet increasing stringent tailpipe emissions standards and fuel economy regulations.

Photo of 2016 Jeep Wrangler courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Ending Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart to Focus on Trucks, SUVs

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will eventually discontinue the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart, increase Jeep SUV and Ram truck production, and roll out additional hybrids as part of its business plan leading toward 2018.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford E-Series Recall Tied to Trailer Braking

The recall affects 83 2016 model-year cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America, including 75 in the U.S.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

Steward C. Holman was the founder of Automotive Rentals, Inc. (ARI).

Read more