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Ford Details 2015 F-150 Weight Reduction

Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.

Diesel Price Falls to Lowest Level in 5+ Years

On-highway diesel prices are continuing with their recent round of declines with the national average falling again over the past week and hitting its lowest level since February 2010.

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IronPlanet Merges with CAT Auction Services

IronPlanet and CAT Auction Services announced the completion of the merger of the two companies working in the heavy equipment and truck auction industry.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving in Windy Conditions

In recent days, high winds have created dangerous driving conditions in a number of cities. Here are some tips, provided by the Nevada Department of Transportation and Idaho State Police, about how to compensate for windy conditions.

Yokohama Unveils New Truck Tire Website

Looking to help fleet owners get the strongest return on their tire investment and boost their bottom lines, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) launched a new, dedicated commercial tire website,

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New Vehicle Fuel Economy Improves to 25.4 MPG

The average fuel economy for new vehicles increased 0.2 mpg to 25.4 mpg in March, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Secretary of Transportation Foxx (center) speaking with attendees at a DOT event. Photo: The White House

DOT: Patch Highway Fund If It Leads to Real Fix

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has signaled that he does not oppose Congress applying a short-term fix to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent before it runs out entirely this summer.

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Feds Award $500M in Grants for Transportation Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that $500 million will be made available for surface-transportation projects under the TIGER competitive-grant program this year.

Actsoft Provides Fleet Management Software to U.S. Cellular Customers

Actsoft, Inc. has agreed to a two-year commitment with U.S. Cellular that will allow its customers who manager fleet vehicles to access the company's Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions.

Georgia Power Offers New EV Charger Rebate Program

Introduced as part of the company's Get Current. Drive Electric. initiative, the new rebate program offers qualifying residential customers a $250 rebate for installing a Level 2 charger (208/240-volt) and qualifying new construction builders a $100 rebate for each dedicated 240-volt plug-in ready circuit installed in new homes.

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Fleet Sales Rise 1.3 Percent in March

Sales from nine car and truck manufacturers to commercial fleets slowed in March, increasing 1.3 percent to 59,899 vehicles after a 6.5-percent growth spurt in February, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Medium-Duty Truck Orders Up 14.5 Percent

Orders for medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 maintained strength with a 14.2 percent increase in March from a year ago, ACT Research has reported.

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE Financing Event

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) is launching the Get Up & Grow Sales Event, starting April 1.

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Hyundai Ramps Up Tech on 2016 Tucson

Hyundai's Tucson compact SUV has been completely redesigned for 2016 with an emphasis on safety technology and vehicle connectivity. The vehicle appeared at the New York International Auto Show.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV Gets Bolder Look

Mitsubishi will introduce a bolder approach to vehicle styling as part of its redesign of the Outlander mid-size SUV for 2016, the automaker announced at the New York International Auto Show.

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UPS to Deploy 1,400 CNG Vehicles, Fueling

UPS plans to add 1,400 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors and delivery vehicles in the coming year as well as 15 fueling stations to support them, the Atlanta-based parcel delivery company has announced.

Peterbilt, Paccar Offer New Truck Warranties

Customers who purchase a new Peterbilt truck and finance through Paccar Financial will receive updated warranty coverage going forward, the company announced.

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Faulty Valves

The counterbalance valves might crack and permit hydraulic fluid to leak, which can lead to unintended boom movement.


Reading Truck Body VP Elected to NTEA Board

Wm. Craig Bonham, Reading Truck Body's vice president of Business Development, has been elected to the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA)'s Board of Trustees as a manufacturer representative.


Mitsubishi Fuso Names CFO

Michael Munz succeeds Mutsumi Miwa, who retired March 31.

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Utah Gov. Approves Natural Gas Tax Increase

Utah's Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed a transportation infrastructure funding bill that includes increases in the state tax on natural gas and hydrogen vehicle fuel.

IMT Adds Distributor

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced the addition of Kahn Truck Equipment Company to its distributor network.

Oregon PUC Grants Approval for Avista CNG Services

The service offering allows Avista to construct, own and operate dedicated CNG infrastructure that would be located on an individual customer’s premises for the purpose of refueling a commercial fleet of natural gas-powered vehicles.

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LeasePlan Confirms Sale Discussions

LeasePlan Corp. is actively discussing selling the Dutch company and its U.S. fleet management division to a group of investors, LeasePlan has confirmed.

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Automakers Surpass Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Again

For the second year in a row, light-duty vehicle manufacturers have surpassed national greenhouse gas emissions standards, according to a March 26 report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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