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Diesel Prices Up for Second Straight Week

The average price of diesel fuel was up for the second straight week following months of downward movement, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Tacoma Trucks for Air Bags

The recall affects about 310 2016-MY pickups equipped with driver’s knee air bag modules that may loosen over time because of the wrong bolts.

Photo of 2016 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

KBB Names Best Buy Nominees for 2016

Three new or expanded truck models hope to topple the F-150 for Kelley Blue Book's Best Buy awards for the 2016 model year in the truck category, the publication has announced.

Photo courtesy of NREL.

Study Touts Hydraulic Hybrids for Refuse Fleets

Initial results from testing have shown that hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHV) offer significant fuel-saving opportunities compared to similar conventional diesel vehicles in refuse operation, according to a study performed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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AmeriFleet Names VP of Sales, Marketing

AmeriFleet has promoted Ryan Showers to the role of vice president of sales and marketing from his current role of director of North American sales, the vehicle logistics company has announced.

Blossman Acquires Florida Propane Supplier

Blossman Gas, Inc. has acquired Southern Propane of Jacksonville, Fla., as the latest in a series of acquisitions by the fuel and fuel-systems provider.

The RoadMate Commercial RC9496T-LMB, photo courtesy of Magellan.

Magellan Integrates Nav with Position Logic's GPS Tracking

Magellan announced the integration of its RoadMate RC9496T-LMB fleet navigation device with Position Logic's GPS tracking software solution.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Sets Up Transit Van for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been serving meals to homeless men and women using a donated Ford Transit van that's been equipped as a mobile kitchen for the non-profit group, Ford has announced.

Photo of 2014 Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA US.

September Depreciation Flat, Truck Segments Show Strength

Used vehicles sold at auction declined 1.5% in value in September — a depreciation pace relatively unchanged from August — in a month that saw relative strength in some truck segments and compact cars continue their slide, according to Black Book.

ICUEE 2015 Hits Record Attendance

Registrants came from all 50 states, nine of the 10 Canadian provinces and more than 60 other countries worldwide.

Video Tip: Uncontrolled Intersections

Uncontrolled intersections lack any stop or yield signs or traffic lights – and they can be very dangerous places. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Fleet Automation Drives Up County’s Vehicle Utilization

The 15-vehicle motor pool at Charles County, Md., Department of Social Services (DSS) is utilized at maximum capacity on most days, often reaching 100%, as a result of implementing the web-based fleet management information system.

Photo courtesy of PGE Currents. The drivers and loaders operated five portable compressors, 32 tankers, and three vaporizers, according to the company.

PG&E Drivers Travel Over 100K Miles to Deliver LNG/CNG

In order to provide uninterrupted service during the several weeks it took to complete pipeline testing, PG&E used trailers to deliver LNG and CNG to the injection sites.

Photo courtesy of Dur-A-Lift.

Dur-A-Lift Updates Van Lift to E-Series Cutaway

Geared toward the utility and telecommunications industries, the DVS-29 is now outfitted on the Ford E-Series cutaway instead of the regular cargo van body.

DitchWitch Launches Web-Based Tooling Advisor

The new HDD Advisor includes the option to save drill string configurations for future reference and streamline ordering of replacement parts.

Thermo King Acquires Long-Time Telematics Partner

Temperature control products company, Thermo King, has acquired the its long-time vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions partner Celtrak.

Source: Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift Designs Application Guide

Rotary Lift has published a free Lift Application Guide to help customers choose the right lifts for their service facilities.

Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas Offers Law Enforcement Training

North Carolina sheriffs, officers, and fleet managers attended Alliance AutoGas's law enforcement alternative fuel training at the Research & Technology Center in Asheville to learn more about the merits of propane autogas conversion.

The 2016 Metris instrument cluster features indicators for Crosswind Assist and Attention Assist. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Metris Brings Attention Assist, Park Assist to Smaller Vans

Mercedes-Benz is bringing several new standard safety features in the smaller van segment with its 2016 Metris, in addition to giving commercial fleets flexibility in upfitting and capacities found only in some of the larger vans on the market.

Photo courtesy of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing.

Faulty Fire Extinguishers Recalled in Some McNeilus Mixers, Refuse Trucks

UPDATED -- More than 6,700 McNeilus trucks are equipped with Kidde fire extinguishers that may be defective.

Aeris, Isotrak Announce Fleet Telematics Partnership

Aeris has partnered with Isotrak Ltd. to provide improved cellular connectivity and data analytics for Isotrak fleet telematics customers in the U.S. and other global markets.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.

Fleet Sales Rise 9.6% in September

Sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers to commercial fleets ratcheted higher in September with a 9.6% increase to 48,063 units from the same period a year ago.

Daimler Covers Aftertreatment System with Warranty Options

Daimler Trucks North America has announced a warranty to cover the aftertreatment system on Detroit and Cummins engines available through its used-truck retail network, SelecTrucks.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley delivering an update on the ongoing flood emergency. Image via Facebook/Nikki Haley

DOT Issues $5 Million in Emergency Relief for South Carolina Roads

The Dept. of Transportation announced on Oct. 6 the “immediate availability” of $5 million in emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration to the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation to help repair roads and bridges damaged by the recent rain-driven flooding that has crippled the state.

Kenworth T880 with new box bumper option. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Adds New Options to Vocational Trucks

Kenworth has announced three new options, all aimed at the company’s lineup of vocational trucks-- a new transmission, a bumper and a fixed grille.

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