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Photo of Ford F-450 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-450, F-550 Trucks for Driveshaft

The recall affects 548 2017-model year F-450 and F-550 trucks in North America.

Photo courtesy of MiX Telematics and Archrock.

Mixed Truck Fleet Focuses on Safety

Archrock, a U.S. provider of natural gas contract compression services, has selected MiX Telematics’ MiX Fleet Manager to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance in its mixed truck fleet.

Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec Recall Tied to Idle Mitigation Systems

The recall covers 335 aerial devices and service body trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Modified Vehicles for Stalling

The recall, already in progress, covers 434 trucks and vans equipped with propane conversion kits.

Used Truck Sales See Bump Compared to 2016

Used Class 8 truck sales volumes in February were higher overall than in 2016 and they improved for a second consecutive month, according to an ACT Research Report.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.

Diesel Prices Hit Lowest Point Since Mid-December

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell again last week, bringing the price to its lowest level since Mid-December when the average price was $2.49 per gallon.

ATA Announces Leadership Shakeup at TMC

Robert Braswell has been named acting executive director of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council, replacing Carl Kirk who has left the organization.

6.6L Duramax Diesel engine being placed in chassis at engine set for GM’s Heavy Duty pickups. General Motors Flint Assembly/UAW Local 598 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo: General Motors)

GM Has Built 2M Duramax Diesel Engines

General Motors, DMAX, Ltd., and I.U.E.-CWA Local 755 employees celebrated the build of the 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine.

Truck and Van News: Announcements from the Work Truck Show

OEMs made major announcements at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, including new vehicles, upfitting options, and additional features.

Minn. City Targets Costs in Utility Fleet Review

One of the study's main recommendations was to improve the way it tracks total cost of ownership (TCO) for vehicles and equipment.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Loose Bolts

About 97,000 trucks are at risk for loss of vehicle control and diminished braking performance.

Automotive Fleet photo.

Safety Tip: When to Honk the Horn

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on when it's proper to honk the horn.

Photo courtesy of PSE&G

Utilities Get to Work After Winter Storm Stella

When Winter Storm Stella hit earlier this month, utilities across the Northeast had to work quickly to restore power and keep customers safe.

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine is a larger-displacement natural gas engine suitable for a variety of heavy-duty vehicles, including regional-haul truck/tractor, vocational, and refuse applications. (Photo courtesy of Cummins, Inc.)

Fleet Now Operating Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engine

Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), a drayage trucking company in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., has begun using one of the first Cummins Westport (CWI) ISX12 G low-NOx natural gas engines for its trucking operations.

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Goodyear Names 34th Highway Hero at MATS

David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepted the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show for saving the life of an incapacitated driver.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Propane Conversion Kits

Dealers need to replace fuel control valve solenoids to fix a problem that can lead to engine stalling.

Wholesale Pricing and Volume Down for Medium-Duty Trucks at Start of Year

Medium-duty trucks at auction have had a shaky start to 2017, with both volume and pricing down compared to the same time last year, according to NADA Used Car Guide’s March 2017 Commercial Truck Guide Industry Update. However, with a boost in demand expected in the latter half of the year, medium-duty trucks should finish off this year in better shape than in 2016.

Peterbilt Sets Dealer Growth Record, Completes Denton Plant Expansion

Completion of a plant expansion at the company's Denton, Texas manufacturing plant will improve manufacturing efficiency an help feed a record 93 new dealer locations, added since 2013.

Infographic courtesy of PG&E

PG&E Reaps the Rewards of Fleet Electrification

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) unveiled the environmental benefits and cost-savings from its fleet electrification efforts.

Stacey Snyder, conversion specialist from Alliance AutoGas, in Asheville, N.C., performing the live conversion. (PHOTO: ALLIANCE AUTOGAS)

Alliance AutoGas Beats Conversion Record

Alliance AutoGas conversion specialists upfitted a 2017 Ford F-250 live, in the record-setting time of 1:21:00, at the recent Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Roger Nielsen Photo: DTNA

Daimler Trucks North America Names New President and CEO

Roger Nielsen has been named president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America and its affiliated companies Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Customer Chassis Corporation.

Earnings Watch: FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings

FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported increased net earnings in its most recent quarter, but it missed Wall Street expectations.

Logos courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Promotes Three Commercial Managers

Nissan has promoted three senior managers in its commercial vehicle sales operation, and added new responsibilities for Fred DePerez, Rich Miller, and Joe Guarascio.

Go Rhino Expands Warehouse Operations with Texas Facility

Go Rhino, a manufacturer of aftermarket accessories, is expanding its North American operations with a new distribution facility in Laredo, Texas.

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