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Betts Truck Parts & Service Unveils New Website

Betts Truck Parts & Service, one of three divisions of the Betts Company, has announced the launch of its new website at

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Trucks Outsell Luxury Cars Over $50K

Six pickups made the list of the top 10 vehicles selling for over $50,000 through the first 11 months of the year with the Ford F-Series topping a list released by TrueCar.

Photo of 2014 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Redesigning Mid-Size Tacoma for 2016

Toyota will introduce its redesigned 2016 Tacoma at the Detroit auto show in January into a more competitive mid-size pickup market that now features the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

Mike O'Connell, senior director of fleet for Frito-Lay, accepted Frito-Lay's CALSTART Blue Sky Award. (PHOTO: Adam Pringle)

Frito Lay, General Motors Win Clean Transportation Award

Frito-Lay earned a California clean transportation award for increasing the number of compressed natural gas vehicles at an awards ceremony that also honored General Motors and Caterpillar, Inc. for emissions-reduction efforts.

Photo of Sprinter vans courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Morgan Olson Recalls Sprinter 2500 Vans

To comply with federal safety standards, the Michigan upfitter will relocate an aluminum document holder installed in the cab side of the load area partition.

Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tire

Ford F-150 Equipped with Goodyear Tires

Goodyear announced that the 2015 Ford F150 will be equipped with the Goodyear Wrangler tires.

Insurer Offers Driver Training to Construction Fleets

XL Group's North America Construction insurance unit has begun offering driver safety training to construction fleets in collaboration with Issaquah, Wash.-based Swerve Fleet Training to improve that industry's safety record.

The 2015 Ford F-150 is one of the three finalists for the North American Truck of the Year.

North American Car, Truck/Utility of the Year Finalists Named

The three finalists for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford F-150, and Lincoln MKC. The three finalists for the 2015 North American Car of the Year are the Ford Mustang, Hybrid Genesis, and Volkswagen Golf

Hertz Equipment Rental Launches First Montana Location In Great Falls

The store joins the company's network of now 15 branches, where fleets can rent or purchase equipment ranging from aerial devices, trailers, forklifts, lighting, generators and more.

Photo of 2015 Murano courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces 2015 Murano Pricing

Nissan announced the starting price for the 2015 Nissan Murano, which is now available nationwide.

Photo of Kokomo Transmission Plant courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler Eyeing 8-Speed Transmission Expansion

The Chrysler Group is hoping to invest $266 million to boost production of its 8-speed transmissions in Kokomo, Ind., and has gained a tentative approval from the town's council for a 10-year property tax abatement on new equipment.

Average Diesel Cost Posts Another Weekly Decline

The average cost of on-highway diesel continues falling as oil prices hit its lowest level in years, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Altec and Clay Electric Co-Op Celebrate 50th Anniversary

On November 13, Altec and Clay Electric Co-Op celebrated the 50th anniversary of the partnership with a luncheon.

Vote for 2015 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Fleet managers: Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. Chose from one of 12 nominated models.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving in Icy Conditions

Here is some driving advice, provided by the Michigan State Police, on how to recover from loss of traction when the road surface is covered in ice.

PPL Truck Swallowed by Sinkhole

In late November, a PPL Electric Utilities truck dropped into a sinkhole — formed due to a water main break — and landed on a gas line. Officials evacuated approximately 30 residents in the Bethlehem community.

Chevrolet Silverado photo courtesy of GM.

GM Replacing Keys for Certain Trucks, SUVs

A technical service bulletin issued to dealers addresses a potential problem in which the ignition key can get bumped out of position while the vehicle is stopped and the driver is shifting gears.

GMP First Utility Provider to Receive B Corp Certification

Green Mountain Power received B Corps certification for meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

The Tweel SSL is designe for use on skid steer loaders. Photo courtesy of Michelin.

Michelin Developing Airless Tire/Wheel Called 'Tweel'

The Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tire is a non-pneumatic tire for commercial vehicles that connects the tire and wheel with a rigid hub connected to a shear beam made of flexible, deformable polyurethane spokes.

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls Mid-Size Pickups for Air Bags

The recall affects 2,283 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks from the 2015 model year.

Photo courtesy of Navistar.

November Class 5-7 Orders Fall Sharply

Net orders for Class 5-7 trucks in November fell 4 percent compared to October net orders, according to ACT Research.

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Fred Meyer Grocery Fleet Receives First LNG Trucks

Fred Meyer Stores announced the arrival of its first 11 heavy-duty trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The food retail will receive a total of 40 LNG trucks over the next several months.

Michigan City Electric Dept 'Battles' Fire Dept in Bucket Truck Challenge

City employees spent 30 minutes in either an electric bucket truck or in the fire department’s ladder-truck bucket. They then solicited pledges over the phone.

Bosch Redesigns Parts Website

A new, responsive design now makes it easier for users to search for, select, and purchase Bosch products.

U.S. House Extends Alternative-Fuel Tax Credits

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes an amendment extending the federal 50-cent per gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits through the remainder of 2014, even though the credits had previously expired at the end of 2013.

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