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UPS says as e-commerce grows, return shipping services have become an essential part of the shopping experience. Photo: UPS

UPS Anticipates 4 Million Returns After Holidays

UPS expects to transport more than 4 million return packages in the United States by the end of the first full week of January, the company announced.

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Traffic Fatalities Fall 3 Percent in U.S.

Newly released data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals a 3.1-percent decrease from 2012 figures.

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December Bulk DEF Prices Reach 2014 High

December DEF prices will see some of the highest bulk DEF prices in 2014, according DEF Tracker. There has been large month-to-month increase in DEF prices for all modes of supply in December.

(Clockwise from l. to r.) Ford's 2016 F-650; Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience prototype vehicle; Michael Cerilli, Navistar International's VP of marketing, and Lauren Fletcher, Work Truck magazine's managing editor; and Peterbilt's Model 220

Top 10 News Stories of 2014 on

As 2014 comes to a close, take a look back at the 10 most-read news stories on the Work Truck website.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.

OEMs to Sell 16.5M Light-Duty Vehicles

Vehicle manufacturers should sell 16.5 million light-duty vehicles in retail and fleet channels in 2014, which represents a 6 percent increase from 2013 amid the backdrop of an improving U.S. economy, according to

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Obama Approves Incentives for Alt Fuels, Bi-Fuel NGVs

President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

The Michelin Dealer Locator App: via Google Play Store.

Michelin Updates Dealer Locator App

Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app, offering drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information.

Report Finds Conventional Gas Models to Lower Market Share by 2017

Stop-start capability is anticipated to be the most important innovation in improving fuel efficiency, report concludes

North American shale operations, like this hydraulic fracturing operation at a Marcellus Shale well, are one reason for a global glut of oil.

What's Behind the Lowest Diesel Prices in Years?

Since the summer, the price of oil has plummeted 50 percent, hitting its lowest level in more than five years about a week before Christmas. Diesel has fallen from a yearly high of $4.021 in March to $3.419 in mid-December.

Graphic via Women in Trucking.

Women In Trucking Seeks Nominations for Award

Women In Trucking Association and Navistar are seeking candidates for the 2015 Influential Women In Trucking award. The winner will be announced at the TCA annual convention in March 2015.

Diesel Falls to Lowest Average Cost in 4 Years

The price of oil has stabilized over the past week, but is still at its lowest level in years, while fuel prices show no signs of letting up from their dramatic declines.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Ships 2015 F-150 Trucks to Dealers

Ford has shipped more than 8,000 2015 F-150 pickup trucks to dealers, and the trucks should arrive in the next few days at dealers across the country.

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President Obama Extends Tax Benefit for Vehicle Purchases

President Obama has extended a tax benefit that increases small-business expensing and bonus depreciation, which would allow additional expensing for new vehicles and other equipment placed into service by the end of the year.

Wisconsin Clean Cities Honored for Fuel Reduction

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has acknowledged the work of Wisconsin Clean Cities (WCC) for its efforts in reducing petroleum consumption and reducing emissions in the state.

Altec Celebrates 30 Years in Canada

Altec celebrates its 30th year of service in Canada and will honor the milestone by focusing on the importance of partnerships with Canadian customers and the unique product offerings it provides to the Canadian marketplace.

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Record Travel Expected for Upcoming Holiday Season

Traffic this year-end holiday season is projected to be at a record level, according to the motorist group AAA.

Terex Completes Formation of Joint Venture with Manitex

Manitex is now the majority owner of the joint venture in compact track loaders and skid steers.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Downed Power Lines

Downed power lines pose unique road hazards. Here are safety tips from PG&E and Southern California Edison.  

Photo via XL Hybrids.

Beverage Fleets Raised Fuel Economy 13 Percent in 4 Years

Beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13% since 2010, according to recent findings by the American Beverage Association.

Photo of Sprinter van courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

The recall affects more than 8,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Ford Ensures Parts Availability for New Models

Since 2002, Ford has successfully ensured that nearly 100% of all new service and maintenance parts associated with new model launches are available when vehicles hit showroom floors.

Texas Plumber's Truck Reaches Syrian Front Lines

A Texas plumber's Ford F-250 has found a second life as a vehicle used on the front lines of the Syrian Civil War.

Photo of Isuzu Reach courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Recalls Reach Van Chassis for Brake Lights

The action affects 3,564 chassis in the 2012-2014 model years.

Man Pleads Not Guilty to SDG&E Truck Bomb Threats

Frits Leo Versteegh, the 75-year-old man jailed Dec. 4 after he reportedly emailed a threat to blow up San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) work trucks in a land-use dispute, pleaded not guilty Dec. 12 to making a false bomb report.

Snap-on Adds Diagnostic Calculator to Website

To find the user’s potential return on investment, the diagnostic calculator asks a few simple questions such as how many times a week does the shop connect to a vehicle or total service/health checks.

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The term used in some European countries, e.g., Spain, for closed end leases, which ordinarily include the lessor assuming responsibility for maintenance and tire costs in addition to residual value risk.

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