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Diesel Jumps Above $2 Per Gallon Again

The price of a gallon of diesel fuel increased for the third straight week, once again rising above $2 per gallon.

New-Vehicle MPG Remains Unchanged from January

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in February was 25.2 mpg — unchanged from the value that was revised for January.

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Henkels and McCoy Names Regional Fleet Manager

Thomas Maxwell was named regional fleet manager, U.S. West for Henkels & McCoy.

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Peterbilt Begins Denton Plant Expansion

Peterbilt recently broke ground on a 102,000-square-foot expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas.

Recology Names Fleet Maintenance Manager

Jason Pennington was named fleet maintenance manager for Recology in January.

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Goodyear Opens Tire and Service Centers in 5 Cities

Goodyear has opened five new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers offering truck tires, retreads and Goodyear-Fleet HQ Roadside Service.

Truck and Van News: Ford Trucks, GM Diesel Van, International Adds New Tech

With the Work Truck Show earlier this month, several major truck and van announcements have come out including additions to Ram and Ford's medium-duty truck offerings, and a new diesel-powered van from GM.

Video Safety Tip: Tire Blowout Response

Here are tips from AAA and Travelers Insurance on how to respond to a tire blowout.

Alliance Autogas technicians (l to r) Stephen Holland and Stacey Snyder. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas Converts F-150 in Record Time

Alliance AutoGas' technicians converted a Ford F-150 truck to run on propane autogas in one hour and 32 minutes. The company set the record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion.

Used Class 3-8 Vehicle Values End 2015 Strong

Used commercial vehicle transactions of GVW 3-8 vehicles were just over 176,000 units during the last quarter of the 2015 calendar year, up 14.3 percent from the same time period in 2014 calendar year.

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Bimbo Bakeries Adds 84 Propane Autogas Trucks

Bimbo Bakeries USA has added 84 propane autogas-fueled trucks to deliver its bread and baked goods in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C., vehicle modifier ROUSH CleanTech announced at the Work Truck Show.

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Nestlé Waters Adds 155 Propane Autogas Trucks

Nestlé Waters North America has expanded its propane autogas fleet by adding 155 Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks powered by the alternative fuel.

Photo by Lauren Fletcher.

Sortimo Van Partition, Shelving Lineup Expanded

Sortimo by Knapheide has added several van partitions and shelving products to its Exxpand lineup, the partnership announced at the Work Truck Show.

Photo by Lauren Fletcher.

Ranger Design Introduces Van Partition

Ranger Design has launched its new Max View Clear Top Composite safety partition to separate cargo from the passenger cabin in vans such as the Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Metris, and Ram ProMaster City.

Photo of Ram ProMaster chassis cab van courtesy of FCA US.

Fleet Sales Spike 21% in February

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufacturers increased 21% to 58,867 units in February from a year ago on the strength of sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Detroit DD5 medium-duty engine. Image: DTNA

Medium-Duty Detroit DD5 Engine Rollout Later This Year

Daimler Truck North America said its new Detroit DD5 medium-duty engine will be available for ordering later this year in Freightliner Class 5/6 M2106 trucks...

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Telogis Debuts Global Navigation Mobile App

Telogis has introduced its Telogis Navigation Global Edition mobile app for the iPhone and iPad, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Photo of 2016 CX-9 courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda CX-9's Fuel Economy Tops Mid-Size SUVs

Mazda's 2016 CX-9 three-row mid-size SUV has risen to the top of its category for fuel economy, according to ratings released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA Certifies IMPCO's Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas F-150

IMPCO Automotive has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its 2016 Ford F-150 propane autogas bi-fuel pickup truck with the 5.0L TI-VCT V-8 engine.

Photo: Jim Park

Kenworth Expands T680 and T880 Options

Kenworth is offering new collision mitigation, severe-duty suspension, and DEF configuration options on its T680 and T880 truck models.

Photo: Lauren Fletcher

Ram Truck Models Receive More PTO Options

Ram Commercial has announced a new power take-off option for the Ram Chassis Cab — a left side PTO rated at 60 horsepower of output available in gas and diesel 4x4 models.

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Isuzu Adds Class 6 Truck with 4-Cylinder Diesel

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America unveiled the 2018 Isuzu FTR, the company’s all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment featuring a 4-cylinder diesel engine.

Photo: International

Collision Mitigation Added to International DuraStar

International announced that the collision mitigation technology, Bendix Wingman Fusion would now be offered on its medium-duty DuraStar models. It has also added the Cummins ISL9 engine as an option for the WorkStar and DuraStar.

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Mack Adds Automated Manual Transmissions for Vocational Use

Mack Trucks released 13- and 14-speed versions of its Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmission to better suit certain vocational and on-highway applications.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Previews Electric Canter Prototype

Mitsubishi Fuso showed off a prototype battery-electric Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover that has been in testing in Europe for a year.

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