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Kenworth Continues Government Sales Program

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a program with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) that expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6-8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

FMCSA Publishes ELD Waiver for Rental Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published in the Federal Register the waiver the Truck Renting and Leasing Association requested for short-term rental trucks.

Busy Truck Stop Finds Success with Biofuels

Fontana Truck Stop Center has found that offering renewable fuels is one way to stand out, so they sell biodiesel blends and a blend of biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) at its diesel islands.

The expanded use of CNG-powered trucks has helped Pitt Ohio reduce both its carbon footprint and fuel costs. Photo: Mack Trucks

How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

Thor Trucks is a new electric truck company initially focused on regional-haul applications. Photo: Thor Trucks

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

Photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

2019 Silverado Diesel Engine Produced at Flint Facility

General Motors will produce the 2019 Silverado's all-new Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel engine at its Flint Engine Operations facility.

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APC Launches Replacement Parts Program for Trucks

APC Automotive Technologies has launched a replacement parts category program for light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

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SiriusXM to Launch Women In Trucking Show

With women making up 7% of the trucking industry workforce, SiriusXM’s Women In Trucking will help promote the employment of more women by identifying and removing the obstacles that keep them from entering the field.

Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand – FCA Global, introduces the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 at the truck's 2018 North American International Auto Show global debut. Ram's new half-ton player is a no-compromise pickup truck, leading in durability, technology and efficiency with innovative design and the highest quality materials.(Image courtesy of FCA US)

Ram 1500 Wins 'Best of Show' At NAIAS

When determining the Best of Show, the judges consider new vehicles for their innovation, overall show impact, and execution of claims.

Auto Truck Group Acquires Assets of Kargo Master

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of equipment, announced that it has acquired the assets of Kargo Master.

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NYC Trucks Provide Fuel to Schools, Facilities

Due to the extended cold spell, the winter storm, and the requirement for facilities to use backup oil tanks, New York City agencies used their fuel trucks to ensure schools had heat and emergency vehicles had fuel.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

All-New Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing for 2019-MY

The new 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter than the previous model year, features increased payload and towing capabilities, and three new, longer frame lengths.

Courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Offering 4-D Driving Experience at Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Auto Show attendees will be able to see firsthand the type of environments that Chevrolet vehicles are tested on through a 4-D virtual reality experience.

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Baessler, Fleet Director of Rollins Inc., Passes Away

Mike Baessler, director, fleet procurement for Rollins, Inc., died Jan.12, 2018. Baessler joined Rollins in June 2013, where he worked until his death. He was 67 years old.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, features a wider bed, and offers a wider range of trims and engine/transmissions combinations, including a new turbo-diesel engine.

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Utilities Recognized for Emergency Response Efforts

The Edison Electric Institute, which represents investor-owned electric utilities, presented awards to member organizations for their emergency response efforts in 2017.

Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

AAA offers five recommendations to help drivers maintain good vision for driving. And NHTSA explains how three different vision disorders — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — can diminish a driver's ability to see the road clearly.

Photo by Intel Free Press/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

Georgia Considers Handheld Phone Ban for Drivers

The state legislation also seeks to raise the distracted-driving fine from $150 to as much as $900 for repeat offenders.

The Ranger will be available in three trim grades: XL, midlevel XLT, and a high-level Lariat trim series. It will include FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

2019 Ford Ranger Production to Begin in Late 2018

The Ford Ranger is returning to the North American market with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a suite of Ford’s latest technologies.

Women in Fleet Launches Mentor Program

Women in Fleet Management (WIFM) announced the launch a new and engaging mentorship program for fleet professionals. All AFLA members, male and female, are both welcomed and encouraged to participate in this program.

Photo of the Ram 3500 Laramie courtesy of FCA.

FCA Relocating Ram Heavy Duty Truck Production to U.S.

FCA is relocating production of its next-generation Ram Heavy Duty truck from a production location in Mexico to an assembly plant in Michigan, a facility that the automaker is investing more than $1 billion in to modernize as well as add 2,500 new jobs.

Photo of the Model 567 lineup courtesy of Peterbilt Motor Company.

Peterbilt Hits Million-Truck Milestone

Peterbilt announced the production of its 1 millionth vehicle. The Model 567 Heritage rolled off the assembly line at the company’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility.

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LeasePlan USA Appoints Two Executives to Leadership Team

LeasePlan USA has appointed two executives to its leadership team: Greg Buckland, who will serve as the company’s new chief information officer, and Matt Patterson, who was named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Work Truck Show Announces Multiple Vehicle Reveals

Four of North America’s leading truck manufacturers have announced they will unveil new vehicles at The Work Truck Show 2018: Chevrolet, Ford, Hino, and International.

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Magellan Deploys Return to Route Across all NYC Salt Spreading Vehicles

As the first of the winter snow storms move into the Eastern Seaboard, Magellan is announcing that its Return to Route navigation solution has been selected by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for deployment across its entire fleet of salt spreading vehicles, which include the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island.

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