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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.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

Telematics Partnership Keeps Silverado Fleets Connected

Fleets equipped with the MY-2015 Chevrolet Silverado can stay more connected with their drivers and pickups thanks to a partnership with Telogis.

Truck and Van News: FCA Fleet Previews, Propane F-150, Diesel Chevrolet Colorado

Recent automaker news includes the rollout of a new diesel-powered Chevrolet Colorado among other alt-fuel vehicles pickups such as a propane Ford F-150.

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Sterling Bullet 4500 and 5500 Trucks Recalled

The action affects 2,564 2008-2009-MY trucks that need new driver’s-side frontal air bags, as part of the expanded Takata air bag inflator recall.

Photo of F-150 model courtesy of Ford.

Ford Allows 3D Printable Models of Vehicles

Ford customers and enthusiasts can now download digital images for Ford vehicles at the first-ever, automaker-authorized one-stop online store for 3D-printable vehicle files.

The Yokohama 101ZL Photo courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Offers Yokohama Tires on New Trucks

Kenworth is offering a selection of all-position Yokohama tires for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty conventional trucks.

FedEx says its contractors no longer operate under the model challenged in this case. Photo: FedEx

FedEx Settles Independent Contractor Suit for $228 Million

FedEx Ground reached an agreement with plaintiffs in an independent contractor lawsuit to settle for $228 million.

GMC Savana (Photo: Auto Truck Group)

Auto Truck Group Offers Expanded Van Upfit Info

To support expanded upfit production of commercial vans in St. Louis and Kansas City locations, Auto Truck now offers detailed information on van equipment and accessories from Weather Guard.

MiX Telematics Adds Houston Office

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has expanded its North American operations and opened an office in Houston.

PHOTO: Western Products

Western Donates Snowplow to Support Veterans

Western Products, manufacturer of WESTERN snow removal and ice control equipment, is donating a military-themed WIDE-OUT snowplow in support of the non-profit arm of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT).

Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

11 Kenworth Truck Models Recalled

A recall covering nearly 105,000 Kenworth trucks will address the potential for water leaks that can lead to wiper motor malfunction and raise the risk of an electrical short.

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Stellar Hires New National Accounts Sales Manager

Stellar Industries, Inc. announces Nelson Carlson as the newest addition to the team.

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DIRECTV Adds Fleetmatics Solution to 6,200 Vehicles

Fleetmatics will help the satellite broadcaster enhance tracking, driver safety and on-time arrivals with its service fleet.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 courtesy of GM.

Diesel Chevrolet Colorado Arriving in Fall 2016

The Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine will arrive in the fall of 2016 as a 2016 model-year vehicle, General Motors has announced.

Photo of 2012-2015 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Compact Pickups Bolster May Depreciation

The average price of a used vehicle from the 2009 to 2013 model years fell 1.2 percent in May with several truck and van segments registering positive gains from April, according to Black Book.

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VIA Motors Shipping Hybrid Silverado to Fleets

VIA Motors’ gasoline-electric hybrid Chevrolet Silverado is now being shipped to fleet customers after receiving emissions certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a company spokesperson said.

Illinois Utilities Aim to Create More Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers

Illinois utility leaders announced June 11 the formation of the Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council designed to grow business opportunities for diverse suppliers through closer collaboration, technical development and sharing of best practices.

Photo of 2016 Explorer courtesy of Ford.

2016 Ford Explorer Goes On Sale

Ford's 2016 Explorer mid-size SUV with the new 2.3-liter inline-4 EcoBoost has begun rolling off the assembly line in Chicago, the automaker has announced.

Graph courtesy of the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Vehicle Fuel Economy Rises 0.3 MPG in May

The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute conducted a study of vehicle fuel economy and emissions, from October 2007 to May 2015.

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