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NationaLease Names Tech Challenge Regional Winners

NationaLease, a full service truck leasing organization, has announced the nine regional winners of the fifth annual NationaLease Tech Challenge exam.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-Series Ambulances

The action covers 6,472 vehicles that may have a malfunctioning exhaust gas temperature sensor.

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels.

Dean Foods Rolling Out 64 CNG Trucks, Fueling

Dean Foods, one of the nation's largest food and beverage companies, will begin adding 64 medium- and heavy-duty trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and a fueling station at its Houston plant under a new agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

The MY-2016 Nissan Titan XD will be equipped with a Cummins 5.0L V-8 Turbo Diesel. Photo: Nissan

Cummins Launches Two-Stage Turbocharger

Cummins Turbo Technologies, a manufacturer of turbocharger technology, will officially launch its new two-stage turbocharger powering the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD.

Hybrid Truck, Van System Manufacturer Adds Distributors

Crosspoint Kinetics continues to grow its distribution channel with the onboarding of two additional distributors to sell the Kinetics Hybrid system.

The Nav+ HD system. Photo via Kenworth

Kenworth Launches Diagnostics and Productivity Tools

Kenworth will begin offering Trucktech+ and Nav+ HD technology products designed to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity.

Photo of Amy Boerger by Evan Lockridge.

Cummins Appoints Engine Business Vice President

Cummins has appointed Amy Boerger as vice president of its North American Engine Business unit. Boerger was a finalist for the 2014 Most Influential Woman in Trucking.

The Cummins four-cylinder ISF2.8 base engine was used as the base for the ATLAS program. Photo: Cummins

Cummins Announces Results of Half-Ton Diesel Engine Program

Cummins Inc. is set to showcase the results of a four-year joint program with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The ATLAS program was initiated to develop a commercially viable diesel engine for the ½-ton pickup truck market.

Photo of Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle courtesy of Ford.

Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor SUVs Recalled

The recall covers nearly 213,000 2011-2013 model-year SUVs that may have an interior door handle problem.

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Gasoline Use Falls to Lowest Level in 30 Years

The average gasoline consumption by Americans is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, according to a report from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.

Photo courtesy of McNeilus.

Oregon Refuse Hauler Adding McNeilus CNG Systems

Pride Disposal of Portland, Ore., will begin deploying new roll-off trucks equipped with McNeilus Truck and Manufactuing's NGEN compressed natural gas (CNG) system.

IronPlanet Hires Chief Marketing Officer

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, announced Susan Stillings as the company’s new chief marketing officer (CMO).

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry has granted Fontaine Modification Member Verification Program (MVP) status for Fontaine’s distinguished business and safety practices. Photo: Fontaine Modification

Fontaine Modification Earns NTEA MVP Status

Fontaine Modification has earned Member Verification Program (MVP) status from NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry.

Truck Fleet Strengthens National Safety Program

Navajo Express has selected and deployed SambaSafety's comprehensive driver safety solution to manage and track the performance of its more than 800 commercial (CDL) drivers nationwide.

Photo: Orange EV

Orange EV and Kalmar Ottawa Team Up

Kalmar Ottawa and Orange EV announced they are collaborating to deliver zero-emission, electric terminal tractors.

International’s OnCommand Truck Diagnostics Now Standard

International Truck announced improvements to its OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system at the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.

Wastequip Adds Two Regional Sales Managers

Waste and recycling equipment manufacturer, Wastequip, has added two regional sales managers to its Technical Products Division.

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House Members Seek to End Ethanol Mandate

A bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would end the ethanol mandate, following a similar measure introduced in the U.S. Senate in late February.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of General Motors.

Chevrolet Silverado Design Simplifies Collision Repair

General Motors engineers incorporated several features that allow technicians to more efficiently repair collision damage.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Gasoline Rises to $2.45 Per Gallon

The price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 0.4 of a cent to $2.457 per gallon for the week ending March 23, according to federal records.

TRALA Elects New Chairman

The TRALA Board of Directors unanimously elected Kevin Coughlin, Manager, Contract Maintenance, of Daimler Trucks North America of Portland, Ore,, as the Association’s new Chairman.

Medium-Duty Orders Remain Favorable

Net orders of class 5-7 vehicles rose to 19,700 in February for a 2 percent gain over the same month a year ago, according to the Start of the Industry report from ACT Research.

Chart: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Biodiesel Imports Plummet 36 Percent

After reaching record levels in 2013, United States imports of biomass-based diesel fuel (both biodiesel and renewable diesel) fell 36 percent, to 333 million gallons in 2014.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Motorcycle Awareness

Sharing the road with motorcyclists poses a host of safety issues that fleet drivers need to keep in mind. Here's some advice you can pass along.

Green Truck Association Elects Chairman

The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, recently elected new officers of its Board of Governors.





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