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Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)<br />Photo: House T&amp;amp;I Committee

House Rep. Shuster Declares Fuel-Tax Hike DOA

Speaking to reporters yesterday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster argued that both Congress and President Obama lack the political will to increase federal fuel taxes to pay for funding the next highway bill.

Chart courtesy of J.D. Power.

Recall Customer Satisfaction Increases

The percentage of dealer service visits relating to recalls reached 16 percent in 2015 for at least a six-year high, yet satisfaction among those customers is also rising, according to a J.D. Power study.

ARI Announces Auction of the Year Winners

ARI has announced the winners of the company's 2014 ARI Auction of the Year Award in each of its seven regions.

States Grapple with Fuel Taxation

As state governments seek the best avenues to fund their highway infrastructure spending this year, many governors and legislators are looking closely at where making changes to motor-vehicle fuel taxation may get them.

Photo of Knapheide and Gruau executives at the Work Truck Show courtesy of Gruau.

Knapheide Brings European Upfitter to U.S. Market

Knapheide has signed a partnership agreement with Gruau to distribute the European upfitter’s commercial van products in North America. The agreement will cover distribution of Gruau’s IsoVan product line and retractable crew seating systems.

Photo: FedEx Corp.

FedEx Profit Leaps More Than 50%

FedEx Corp. on Wednesday reported a 4% increase in revenue while profit jumped more than 50% in its most recent fiscal quarter.

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire named one of top Ultra-High Performance Tires. Photo courtesy of Michelin

Consumer Reports Names Top Tire Brands

Consumer Reports has named Michelin as the Best Tire Brand by its tire-testing team. The brands that performed the best after Michelin were Continental, Goodyear and Pirelli.

Photo: U.S. House T&amp;amp;I Committee

House Highway Committee Hears from Beyond the Beltway

Roads and bridges may be local projects, but there’s no getting around their funding being planned and executed on a national scale. That message was driven home today in testimony by three representatives of key stakeholder groups before the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

Photo: Nissan

Red Bull Racing Relies on Fleet of Support Pickups, Vans

For the fourth year, Nissan will provide light commercial vehicles (LCV) and related services to Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team. Nissan will be providing a fleet of 80 pickups and vans to support the team.

Ryder Fuel Services, Clean Solutions Partner

Clean Solutions, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc., announce a strategic alignment with Ryder Fuel Services to provide end-user customers with services that complement their bulk filtration products.

Photo of 2015 Escape courtesy of Ford.

Least Expensive 2015 Vehicles to Insure Announced

Three vehicles widely used in commercial fleets including the Ford Escape, Ford Edge, and Dodge Grand Caravan made the list of the 10 least expensive vehicles to insure, according to an annual report by Insure.com.

Photo via Wikipedia.

Navigant: 12M EVs on Global Roads in 2023

The number of plug-in electric vehicles in use is projected to reach 12 million globally by 2023, while worldwide revenue from charging services is expected to increase to $2.9 billion from $152.6 million projected for this year, according to Navigant Research.

Photo: Ryder

Ryder Opens NGV Maintenance Facility in Calif.

Ryder System has opened a natural gas and diesel vehicle maintenance facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to provide vehicle maintenance for Ryder lease and rental customers, mobile maintenance, and a 20-minute rental service guarantee, along with on-site diesel fueling.

Image via Crosspoint Kinetics

Kinetics Hybrid Offered for Class 3-7 Trucks

Crosspoint Kinetics announced that its Kinetics Hybrid system will fit many class 3-7 trucks including the Isuzu Reach platform, Ford E-350, Ram 5500, Chevrolet 4500 and several others.

Diesel Ends 5-Week Rally, Falls Below $2.92

A rally for on-highway diesel prices has ended with the average cost of the fuel falling for the first in more than a month, according to the latest weekly report from the U.S. Energy Department, as the price of crude oil is down dramatically.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Fighting Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is the second leading cause of fatal crashes, behind drunken driving. But the scope and nature of this safety risk is often misunderstood.

Alleged Drunk Driver to Get Grand Jury

Brenda Amerson, the alleged drunk driver of the vehicle that killed a Time Warner Cable utility worker Feb. 6 in Kentucky, is facing a grand jury.

Utility Crew Recognized at 'Annual Acts of Courage'

Four Ohio Edison linemen were recently recognized for saving two women and an infant from a fire last April. The crew used a bucket truck to save the three from a burning apartment building.

If a desert tortoise burrow was discovered, it meant either moving the work site or calling in a biologist. (Credit: Jack Goldfarb)<br />

Desert Tortoises Require Extra Fleet Precautions in SoCal

A Southern California utility had to take extra fleet safety precautions while building the 35-mile Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project, which runs through the heart of desert tortoise country in the Mojave Desert.

Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package on regular cab and extended cab 2015 F-150 trucks. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Heavy Payload F-150 to Commercial Users

Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package with its 2015 F-150 pickup that increases the payload and towing capabilities for fleet and other commercial users.

Joe Hinrichs, Ford&#39;s president of the Americas, drives the first 2015 F-150 built in Kansas City. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Starts 2015 F-150 Production in Kansas City

Ford has begun production of its 2015 F-150 pickup at the Kansas City Assembly Plant about four months after it began building aluminum-body trucks at its Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan.

Global Online Auction Set to Remarket Trucks, Tractors, Trailers

Heritage Global Partners , an asset advisory and auction services and a subsidiary of Heritage Global Inc., is managing an upcoming global online auction of a fleet of 115 trucks, tractors, and trailers later this month.

Altec Capital Offers Trade-in Credits with Options

Altec Capital is now offering trade-in credits of up to $20,000 toward the purchase of a new or new-to-you unit. Once approved, you will receive trade-in credit for a new lease on an Equipment Finance Agreement or $1 Purchase Option.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Fleets Mostly Exempted From GM Powertrain Warranty Roll-Back

General Motors is rolling back the number of visits under its free maintenance program across the board for Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles for fleets amid a change to its powertrain warranty that mostly affects retail buyers.

Work Truck Show Announces Innovation, Green Awards

The Work Truck Show has announced the recipients of its Innovation and Green awards. The Innovation Award was presented to Chelsea Products for its 249V Series power take-off. The Green Award was presented to Miller Electric Mfg. Co. for its EnPak power system.





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