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Ram Trucks, Chassis Cabs Recalled for Steering

The recall affects 156,498 pickup trucks and chassis cabs that may have faulty bracket welds that can lead to steering difficulties.

The steel rectangular fuel tanks are available in both 45 and 70 gallons with single fuel tank fuel systems, and available with hydraulic, air drum, or air disc brakes. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Adds Fuel Tank Mounting Options for T270/T370

Kenworth has added two new frame packaging options for fuel tank mounting on the T270 and T370 trucks.

Element Names Leadership Team for North America

Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has named the senior leadership team that will lead the company's North American fleet management business based in Maryland and Minnesota.

2014 Ram 1500 is one of the vehicles involved in this recall. Photo courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Recalls 1M Ram Trucks for Faulty Wiring Harness

The recall affects approximately 1.06 million model-year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups as well as 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs.

Photo of Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 1500 Quad Cab Trucks Recalled for Air Bags

The recall affects more than 188,000 trucks manufactured from Aug. 26, 2013, to Aug. 8 of this year.

A 1962 Ford F-850 truck with concrete mixer at a job site. Photo: Ford Archives

Ford Highlights How F-Series Shaped America

Ford recently highlighted how the F-Series has been a part of the U.S. workplace for nearly a century.

Photo of Chevrolet Traverse courtesy of GM.

Mid-Size SUVs Lead August Depreciation

Mid-size SUVs from the 2010 to 2014 model years recorded the highest depreciation in August, slipping 3 percent from July to $18,650, while compact pickups increased in value during the month, according to Black Book.

Geotab Adds Fleetio's Odometer Updates

Data provider Fleetio and telematics vendor Geotab have launched a collaboration that provides customers from both companies with automated odometer updates, diagnostic trouble code (DTC) handling and fuel location exception reporting.

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford Vans Top-Sellers in 47 States

One of Ford's vans is the top selling van in 47 of the 50 U.S. states with the exception of only North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Hampshire.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Adds 125 Hybrid Step Vans

UPS has purchased 125 Workhorse E-Gen gasoline-electric hybrid step vans to reduce operating costs and save fuel, the Atlanta-based parcel delivery company announced. The E-Gen trucks will be replacing gasoline-powered vehicles.

Photo of Ram 1500 truck courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Electrical Short Risk

The recall affects 1,655 2014-2015 model-year Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks.

Private Ambulance Service Expands Fleet

MedTrust Medical Transport, LLC, a private ambulance transportation company based in Charleston, South Carolina, recently expanded its wheelchair fleet to provide added services, including Sunday availability.

Thingtech Offering CalAmp-Powered Fleet Management Solution

Thingtech has selected the CalAmp Connect platform and fleet tracking devices to power its new fleet management solution, CalAmp has announced.

Source: EIA

Diesel Price Reversal Ends 14-Week Decline

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose for the first time in 3 ½ months, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Southern Company Utility to Acquire AGL Resources

Southern Company plans to merge with AGL Resources through a $12 billion acquisition expected to complete by the second half of 2016, according to a Southern Company press release.

Ram Nation, Ram brand, and dealer volunteers answered the call again this spring, converging on flood-stricken central Texas to join the First Response Team of America (FRTOA) in recovery and relief efforts. (PHOTO: Ram Trucks)

Ram Truck Brand Creates ‘Ram Nation’ Volunteer Corps

Tapping into the natural instinct of truck owners to lend a helping hand to family, friends, and neighbors when a need arises, Ram Truck has launched “Ram Nation” to help its owners and dealers come together for disaster relief and community service initiatives.

Terex is a leading manufacturer of aerial device and digger derrick trucks. Photo courtesy of Terex.

Terex Recalls Aerial Device and Digger Derrick Trucks

The vertical cylinders and outriggers might drift when loaded and cause the platform to fall, posing an injury risk.

Graphic courtesy of NETS.

NETS Offers Drive Safely Work Week Resource

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety is offering free online materials to promote this year’s safety campaign in October.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Massaging Seats to F-150

Ford is adding massaging seats to its F-150 pickup, and showed off the new seats to a group of construction workers in Michigan.

Video Tip: Railroad Crossing Safety

A motorist is almost 20 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in a crash involving another motor vehicle. Here are some railroad crossing safety tips you can pass along to fleet drivers.

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Navistar Board Member Passes Away

John D. Correnti, a member of the Navistar Board of Directors, died on August 18. He was 68.

OnGuard Collision Mitigation Offered on Medium-Duty Trucks

Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard Collision Mitigation System is now available for medium-duty trucks, the company has announced.

GPS Insight Releases Hours-of-Service Solution

GPS Insight announced the release of the new GPS Insight Hours of Service solution enabling organizations with a paperless Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant system.

Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas.

Public CNG Station Opens in S.C.

Energy services provider Piedmont Natural Gas and convenience store operator The Spinx Company have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Anderson, S.C., the companies announced.

Image: Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG)

Governors Push for Long-Term Highway Bill

The Coalition of Northeastern Governors is urging transportation leaders on Capitol Hill “to act quickly to ensure continuity and stability of the nation's highway, transit, rail and safety programs and the Highway Trust Fund.”

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