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Photo of Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Vans for Missing Mirrors

The recall affects 40 2016-2017 Chevrolet Express and 2016 GMC Savana cargo and cutaway vans.

Photo of 2017 Super Duty truck courtesy of Ford.

Texas Auto Writers Name Ford Super Duty 'Truck of Texas'

The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the 2017 Ford Super Duty the 2017 “Truck of Texas” at the 26th annual Texas Truck Rodeo.

Registration Open for 2017 Work Truck Show

Registration is now open for the Work Truck Show 2017 and Green Truck Summit, to be held March 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Isuzu's new Class 6 entry to the medium-duty truck market, the FTR. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America).

Isuzu Details All-New Class 6 FTR

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR

Diesel Prices See First Significant Increase in Nearly 2 Months

After holding nearly flat for more than a month and a half, the price of diesel fuel increased by more than 5 cents last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Gov. Christie speaking at announcement of fuel-tax deal with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (left) and State Senate President Steve Sweeney (right) looking on. Photo: New Jersey Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen

New Jersey to Hike Diesel Fuel Tax by 27 Cents

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bipartisan deal that not only raises fuel taxes in the Garden State for the first time in three decades, it substantially hikes them— by 23 cents per gallon for gasoline and by 27 cents for diesel.

ARI to Demonstrate Ways to Improve ROI

Fleet services provider ARI will demonstrate and discuss ways to improve a fleet’s return on investment at the upcoming Fleet Technology Expo, taking place Oct. 17-19 in Schaumburg, Ill.

NTEA Adds Companies to Member Verification Program

The Member Verification Program (MVP) recognizes companies for successfully implementing specific business standards and processes, and for taking the necessary steps to comply with applicable government regulations.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

SafeKey Names New Product Manager

SafeKey Corporation announced the hire of Trent Gilles to its product management team. SafeKey’s technologies serve both the commercial trucking and consumer retail industries.

Photo of 2017 Cadillac XT5 courtesy of GM.

GM to Add Third Shift, 650 Jobs at Tenn. Plant

The additional shift at Spring Hill Manufacturing in Tenn. will increase output of the recently launched Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia.

ARI VehicleDowntimeView Tracks Repair Times

ARI has developed VehicleDowntimeView, technology that uses GPS monitoring and telematics data to measure how long a vehicle is out of service and provide data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

Safety Tip: Dealing With Vehicle Fires

Here's advice from FEMA on how to respond to a vehicle fire.

Kenworth now offers the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit as a T680 option. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Offers Several New Options for T680 and T880

Kenworth is offering a few new options for its heavy-duty trucks, including a new natural gas engine and bunk heater system for the T680 and T880 and a FlowBelow AeroKit for the T680.

Photo of the Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X courtesy of GMC.

GMC Introduces Sierra HD All Terrain X

The 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X joins Canyon and Sierra 1500 as the third model in GMC’s limited-edition All Terrain X series.

Truck and Van News: ATA and 2017-MY Updates

This week, OEMs announce more details for its 2017 models and truck news comes from the ATA Conference in Las Vegas. Also, Ford and Mercedes-Benz issue recalls for their popular van models.

Fla. Utilities Get to Work As Hurricane Matthew Moves North

The National Hurricane Service downgraded the hurricane to a Category 2 storm at 5 p.m. Friday, reporting maximum winds of 110 mph. The Center also discontinued all coastal warnings south of Volusia County, and utilities in Florida have begun restoration efforts.

New York Power Authority, GE Sign Agreement

GE Power announced an agreement with the New York State Power Authority (NYPA) to provide software that will monitor, analyze, and enhance the performance of NYPA electricity generating assets across its 16 generating facilities and electricity transmission network.

Natural Gas Utility Tests Larger Trailers

Fairbanks Natural Gas in Alaska is upgrading to larger trailers to transport liquefied natural gas to its customers. The utility first ran a pilot program using the custom-made trailer last fall, which has a 13,000-gallon capacity and can hold 30% more gas than traditional LNG trailers.

Donlen Online Portal Streamlines Delivery of Fleet Vehicles

Donlen has released an advanced electronic draft portal that provides courtesy delivery dealers with enhanced visibility of vehicles on order through each step of the production phase to improve the driver and dealer experience for fleet customers.

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board

DC Water Uses Biodiesel to Fuel its Fleet

DC Water now uses biodiesel fuel to fuel all 230 of its diesel vehicles, including sewer trucks, utility and dump trucks, crane trucks, and crew cabs. The agency uses a B-20 blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel.

Minn. Utility Opens New Facility

Austin Utilities (Minn.) opened its new Service and Operations Center to the public, which combines the utility's three sites into one main facility. Austin Utilities expects to save $2.5 million over the next 10 years with the new center, which solves several safety and regulation issues that the old sites faced.

Construction continues at the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center in Charlotte County, Fla. (Photo courtesy of FPL)

Fla. Utility Halfway to 1 Million Solar Panels

Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar power in Florida, has completed the installation of half of the 1 million new solar panels it plans to add by the end of this year to power its customers.

Seattle Electric Utility to Construct $12M Training Facility

Seattle City Light plans to build a new training facility to help expand its workforce. The public utility currently conducts training at various sites, but plans to consolidate all training into a 13,000-sq. ft. facility that is expected to cost $12 million.

Decisiv Powers Kenworth TruckTech+

Decisiv, Inc., a provider of Service Relationship Management (SRM) solutions for commercial assets, announced that its software platform will power the Kenworth TruckTech+ Service Management System.





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