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Roadmaster Tires Celebrate 10th Anniversary

In 2007, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company introduced the Roadmaster line of truck tires. As Roadmaster celebrates its 10th anniversary, the tire brand has become synonymous with a strong heritage of quality products backed by innovative engineering.

DTNA Expands Parts Distribution Network

DTNA's two new parts distribution centers will hold more than $15 million of inventory and over 20,000 parts.

The multi-year agreement includes prominent signage on the trucks and the track areas, along with display access at events. (Image: Nissan)

Nissan Titan Named Official Truck of the Circuit of the Americas

Nissan has been chosen as the Official Truck of the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and will be supplying a number of Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups and other vehicles for track usage as safety vehicles, track maintenance, and track sweepers.

Chart courtesy of NTEA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics Creates Price Indexes

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) created four new producer price indexes (PPIs) for the truck equipment industry — two codes for vans, one for service bodies and one for upfits.

Photo courtesy of Acela Truck Company

Acela Truck Company Offers Extreme-Duty Trucks

The company resets Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) from the U.S. Army to a near-zero-mile condition for use in oil and gas, mining, pipeline construction, and other commercial fleets.

SambaSafety Partners with General Information Services

The NAPBS-accredited employment background screening company is partnering with SambaSafety to provide expanded criminal and driver monitoring offerings.

Fleetmatics Announces LogBook App to Meet ELD Mandate

Fleetmatics says its new LogBook for iOS is a one-stop approach to hours of service management and meeting the electronic logging device mandate that goes into effect in December.

FedEx Delivers Quarterly Profit of More Than $1 Billion

Parcel delivery and trucking company FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported it turned its finances around dramatically in the most recent quarter as it also wrapped up its fiscal year.

CVSA Brake Safety Day Scheduled for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that Brake Safety Day is taking place on Sept. 7 this year across North America.

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GM Names Northeast Region Director for Fleet Sales

General Motors Fleet has appointed Betsy Flegg as regional director for the Northeast region following the retirement of Jeff Hagg after a 33-year career, GM has announced.

Truck and Van News: Fleet Incentives and Additional Features

FCA, GM, and Nissan released their fleet incentives for the 2018 model-year, and several OEMs offered updates on their 2018 models.

Florida Public Utilities Earns Safety Achievement Award

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Florida Public Utilities Company, has earned a Safety Achievement Award from the American Gas Association for excellence in employee safety.

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Stellar Names Assistant Product Manager

Adam Oppermann has joined the Stellar team as an assistant product manager where he will be instrumental in helping plan, organize, and control new product development from conceptual stage thru the product lifecycle.

FirstEnergy Recognized for Emergency Response Efforts

FirstEnergy led a large-scale emergency effort that restored a majority of customers within 24 hours, and 98% within 48 hours. Overall, about 438,000 man-hours were worked, including replacing 500 utility poles, 200 transformers, and more than 30 miles of wire.

The grand prize Ram 2500 Power Wagon features modifications including a three-inch dual sport SC lifted suspension, a premium front off-road bumper, 17x8.5 Katla onyx black wheels, and front and rear differential covers. (Photo: Yokohama)

Yokohama 'Get Trucked Up' Sweepstakes

Yokohama Tire Corporation and Nitro Circus are asking: do you want to “Get Trucked Up?” It’s all part of the Yokohama Nitro Circus “Get Trucked Up Giveaway,” where the grand prize is a custom-built, 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4 featuring Yokohama’s all-new GEOLANDAR M/T G003 mud-terrain tires.

Safety Tip: When You Hear an Approaching Siren

Here’s driving-safety advice, provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, on how to respond to a siren coming from an approaching emergency vehicle.

Photo courtesy of State of Washington

Wash. Fleets Saved 20M Gallons of Petroleum in 2016

Western Washington Clean Cities partners and member fleets collectively saved 20.6 million gallons of petroleum last year through fleet efforts. The group recognized eight public-sector fleets and fleet professionals for their efforts.

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

Utility Contractor Cited After Electrocution Death

A KTI Utility Construction employee was preparing a worksite for utility pole installation when his bucket truck came in contact with the energized transmission line.

FCCC S2G Flatbed (propane autogas). Image: FCCC

Freightliner Custom Chassis Touts Fuel Agnosticism

As a company, FCCC is strategically fuel-agnostic, currently building products powered by a range of alternative fuels, including liquified propane gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) as well as traditional diesel and gasoline products.

Photo via Wikimedia/Ammodramus

Neb. Utility Expects to Save $50,000 on Insurance

Consolidating its insurance policies will increase the value of the Metropolitan Utilities District’s insured property while lowering premiums and fees.

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Debuts Optima TC 55 Aerial Device at EUFMC

The company showcased its latest features and introduced the Optima TC 55 aerial device, which features lower travel height, better ground access, and improved boom speeds.

Photo of 2017 Titan King Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices Titan King Cab Pickups

Nissan has begun selling Titan and Titan XD King Cab pickups for at least $33,745 and $34,755 respectively as the extended cab pickups complete a trio of cab configurations.

Photo of 2018 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

2018 Ford F-150 Engines Add Power, Efficiency

Ford is revamping its F-150 engine lineup for 2018 to offer a more efficient V-6 and more powerful V-8 in a lineup that will also include a diesel option for the first time, the company has announced.

In the long term, Cummins officials say electrification will come to every market segment it serves today in one form or another. Photo: Cummins

Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

Photo of Rogue Sport courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 16 of its 2018 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, including the new Rogue Sport subcompact SUV, the company has announced.

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