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National Lineman Appreciation Day: Duke Energy Heroes Shine

In a Letter of Commendation from the Ohio House of Representatives, Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger and State Rep. Timothy Derickson saluted Duke Energy for its recognition of National Lineman Appreciation Day.

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IMT Adds Customer Support Manager

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company announced the hiring of Holly McCoy-Nelson as customer support manager.

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AmeriGas Adds 50 Propane Autogas F-550 Trucks

AmeriGas Propane has purchased 50 propane autogas-powered Ford F-550 trucks from ROUSH CleanTech, more than doubling its propane autogas medium-duty fleet, the propane supplier announced.

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Nissan Reorganizing U.S. Sales Territories

Nissan is reorganizing its U.S. sales territories into eight geographic regions, and has hired David Englen as a vice president for the Mountain Region, Nissan announced.

The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was named the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press&#39; Truck of the Year for 2015.<br />Photo: Ram

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Wins Truck of the Year

The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) announced the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel as its Truck of the Year during the Denver Auto Show.

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Chevrolet Introduces 2015 Silverado Custom HDs

Chevrolet has added a monochromatic look tothe Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD with its new Custom Sport editions, which debuted at the Denver Auto Show.

Betts Company Names President

Betts Company announced the appointment of Bill Betts to a newly created position of president and chief operating officer (COO).

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Diesel Prices Expected to Move Slightly Lower Before Increasing Next Year

The U.S. Energy Department has downwardly revised its expectations for on-highway diesel prices this year, but expects prices to move higher in 2016.

Marc Llistosella, new head of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Company. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Truck and Bus Names President, CEO

Marc Llistosella has succeeded Albert Kirchmann as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Truck and Bus Corporation, the Japanese parent of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.

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Vans Lead March Depreciation in Tax Buying Season

Used vehicles in the 2009-2013 model years fell 0.7 percent in value in March in a market bolstered by tax buying season and strong residual values of full-size vans, according to Black Book.

Photo of Kurt Swihart, Kenworth&#39;s Director of Marketing with the T680 painted in Imron Elite Aurora color courtesy of Axalta.

New Paint Color Developed for Kenworth Trucks

Axalta Coating Systems has developed a new color exclusively for Kenworth. The color is called Aurora and will be available on 2015 model year trucks.

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices, General Digger Derricks

Defective bolts in 2014-2015 models may result in the boom falling, posing a safety risk.  

APG Ships 38 Vehicles to Caribbean Power Group

A subsidiary of American Power Group (APG) has shipped 38 heavy-duty trucks to operate on APG's Turbocharged Natural Gas dual fuel system.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Details 2015 F-150 Weight Reduction

Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.

Diesel Price Falls to Lowest Level in 5+ Years

On-highway diesel prices are continuing with their recent round of declines with the national average falling again over the past week and hitting its lowest level since February 2010.

Photo courtesy of IronPlanet.

IronPlanet Merges with CAT Auction Services

IronPlanet and CAT Auction Services announced the completion of the merger of the two companies working in the heavy equipment and truck auction industry.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving in Windy Conditions

In recent days, high winds have created dangerous driving conditions in a number of cities. Here are some tips, provided by the Nevada Department of Transportation and Idaho State Police, about how to compensate for windy conditions.

Yokohama Unveils New Truck Tire Website

Looking to help fleet owners get the strongest return on their tire investment and boost their bottom lines, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) launched a new, dedicated commercial tire website, YokohamaTruck.com.

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New Vehicle Fuel Economy Improves to 25.4 MPG

The average fuel economy for new vehicles increased 0.2 mpg to 25.4 mpg in March, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Secretary of Transportation Foxx (center) speaking with attendees at a DOT event. Photo: The White House

DOT: Patch Highway Fund If It Leads to Real Fix

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has signaled that he does not oppose Congress applying a short-term fix to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent before it runs out entirely this summer.

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Feds Award $500M in Grants for Transportation Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that $500 million will be made available for surface-transportation projects under the TIGER competitive-grant program this year.

Actsoft Provides Fleet Management Software to U.S. Cellular Customers

Actsoft, Inc. has agreed to a two-year commitment with U.S. Cellular that will allow its customers who manager fleet vehicles to access the company's Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions.

Georgia Power Offers New EV Charger Rebate Program

Introduced as part of the company's Get Current. Drive Electric. initiative, the new rebate program offers qualifying residential customers a $250 rebate for installing a Level 2 charger (208/240-volt) and qualifying new construction builders a $100 rebate for each dedicated 240-volt plug-in ready circuit installed in new homes.

Photo of 2015 F-150 Lariat by Vince Taroc.

Fleet Sales Rise 1.3 Percent in March

Sales from nine car and truck manufacturers to commercial fleets slowed in March, increasing 1.3 percent to 59,899 vehicles after a 6.5-percent growth spurt in February, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Medium-Duty Truck Orders Up 14.5 Percent

Orders for medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 maintained strength with a 14.2 percent increase in March from a year ago, ACT Research has reported.





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