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Auto Truck Group Names National Account Manager

In this role, Brian Black will support the company’s sales efforts related to truck equipment and upfitting services.

Road damage in Jamestown, Colo., caused by Boulder County flooding in September 2013. Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA via Wikimedia Commons.

Feds Provide $232.5M for Emergency Road Repairs

The funds from the Federal Highway Administration reimburse states for the repair of roads and bridges damaged by storms and other unexpected disasters.

Des Moines, Iowa-based Smokey D's BBQ has added several Chevrolet City Express cargo vans to its fleet to keep up with product demand. Photo: GM

Chevrolet City Express Finds its Place in Smaller Fleets

Launched in 2014, the all-new 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van has already found a place in businesses across the country and across segments. Small businesses, in particular, are adding the City Express to their fleets.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Fuel-Saving Engine Calibration Software Offered for Transit Van

Derive Systems' engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit's 3.7-liter or and 3.5-liter engines, the company has announced. The software reduces fuel consumption by commercial fleets that use the full-size Transit van.

Photo via QuikTrip

QuickTrip Fuel Stations to Offer Comdata Card Discounts

Comdata Inc., has reached an agreement with QuikTrip Corporation to expand the reach of fuel discounts through the Comdata Fuel Consortium (CFC) network.

Photo: AMP

Electric Truck Maker Developing Drone Deployment System

AMP Electric Vehicles' Workhorse E-Gen Truck features an extended-range electric drive, and a number of forward-thinking features, including a drone delivery system.

Truck Equipment Manufacturer Takes on Equity Partner

Industrial Opportunity Partners (IOP) has announced it has partnered with the current management team and owners of Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. in an investment to support a recapitalization of the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Diesel Rises for Second Straight Week to $2.86

Fuel prices continue to recover from their lowest levels in years, with both diesel and gasoline increasing over the past week, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures released on Tuesday.

Penske Adds Three Used-Truck Dealerships

Penske Used Trucks has doubled its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America, introducing centers in Dallas; metro Atlanta; and Ontario, Canada.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Lightning Hybrids Debuts Hybrid Step Van

Lightning Hybrids, developer and manufacturer of hydraulic hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, will introduce the application of its first emission-reducing brake regeneration technology on a walk-in box truck.

Motion Industries to Acquire Miller Bearings

Motion Industries, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Miller Bearings, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Fla., in the first quarter of 2015.

Hyundai is targeting the European market with the new H350. Photo courtesy Hyundai Motor.

Hyundai Could Bring Commercial Van to U.S.

South Korean-based Hyundai announced it's making a big push in the commercial vehicle market, and published reports indicate it plans to introduce a van model into the U.S. market.

Kari Rihm recieving the Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award from Kenworth. Photo courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Announces Medium Duty Dealer of the Year

For the third time in four years, Kenworth named Rihm Kenworth the company’s Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada.

Photo of exising USPS vehicle via Wikimedia.

Postal Service Seeking Next-Gen Delivery Vehicle

The U.S. Postal Service will meet with automotive manufacturers in Washington, D.C., this week to field questions about its proposal to replace its aging delivery fleet with a next-generation vehicle, according to federal records.

Infographic: Tablet Use in Utilities

For field workers in the utility industry, this infographic provides insight on how tablets are used and where the industry is heading in using this mobile technology.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Entering a Freeway

Here is some safety advice, provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, on how to merge onto a major highway. It's a driving task that demands total focus.

Dana Holding Offers Hydraulic-Hybrid System for Field Testing

Dana Holding Corporation announced that the company is now offering its Spicer PowerBoost hydraulic-hybrid system for field testing by off-highway original-equipment manufacturers.

Photo of GC-PHEV courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Shows Plug-In Hybrid Large SUV Concept

Mitsubishi Motors has developed a plug-in hybrid large SUV concept that generates 335 hp and provides all-wheel drive, the company announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

Photos courtesy of Hackensack Fire Department.Upon touching overhead powerlines with his bucket, a worker went uninjured despite electricity being sent through the truck and to the ground.

Bucket Truck Catches Fire in New Jersey

An aerial bucket truck worker was not hurt when he was touched by overhead power lines that sent electricity to the ground through the truck on the morning of Feb. 6, in Hackensack, N.J.

OSHA’s New Fall and Arc-flash Protection Rule Starts April 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has modified its standards for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution work, including rules regarding fall-protection.

PSEG Driver Charged with Negligent Homicide in 2014 Crash

The driver of the PSEG utility truck that hit Barbara Tocci's SUV was having an extended text conversation with his girlfriend at the time of the crash.

Terex Recalls Hi-Ranger Bucket Trucks

The action affects 305 vehicles that need a replacement platform rotate cylinder.

Photo: GM

Chevrolet Debuts 2015 Silverado Custom Pickup

Chevrolet has debuted the Silverado Custom, which is based on the double-cab Silverado LS. The Custom package adds 20-inch aluminum wheels, chrome bumpers, a body-colored top cap above the front bumper, and chrome mirror caps and door handles.

Photo of 2016 Pilot courtesy of Honda.

2016 Honda Pilot SUV Sheds 300 Pounds

Honda introduced its redesigned 2016 Pilot mid-size SUV at the Chicago Auto Show that will get additional safety features and amenities from the prior model.

Photo courtesy of APG.

Freightliner Dealer to Build APG Dual-Fuel Vocational Trucks

Harrison Truck Centers will introduce a diesel-natural gas fueling system on severe-duty glider-kitted trucks, using a Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System from American Power Group.

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