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N.M. City Pilots Data Collectors on Refuse Trucks

The City of Santa Fe (N.M.) will incorporate cloud-based Rubicon waste solutions in its refuse trucks. The technology will provide the city with real-time information on landfill diversion and recycling rates.

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Mack Brings Uptime Solutions to Legacy Vehicles

Mack Trucks is bringing its telematics-driven uptime solutions to customers with older Mack vehicles, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo via Flickr/Oregon Department of Transportation

Northeast Fleets Gear Up for Winter Storm Stella

Agencies across the Northeast U.S. deployed their fleets to respond to the heavy snow and winds of Winter Storm Stella, which hit Tuesday.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Ram Commercial Enhances Truck, Van Upfitting

Ram Commercial introduced its Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator and Q Pro certification program to help dealers and auxiliary equipment providers set up its trucks and vans for commercial users at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles

Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Last Day for Public Fleet Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 Public Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted and are due end of day Wednesday, March 15.

Photo by Chris Brown.

Mitsubishi Fuso Bringing Electric eCanter to U.S.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has introduced the eCanter battery-powered Class 4 truck, offering the first 50 units to a select group of customers by the end of the year on a two-year lease.

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

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N.Y. Urged to Green State Fleet with Volkswagen Funds

An environmental group is urging New York State to use the $117 million it’s expected to receive from the Volkswagen diesel settlement to implement the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) of 2006.

Photo of FTR cabovers courtesy of ICTA.

Isuzu Sets Production, Ordering for Class 6 Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America will begin production of its 2018 FTR Class 6 cabover in May and start taking orders for the medium-duty truck in April, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of 2017 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Updates Transit Van for 2018

Ford added several new features and new optional equipment to its Transit full-size van for the 2018 model year, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of XL Hybrids E-350 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Electrification to Vehicle Modifier Program

Ford has expanded its Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that install electrified and hydraulic hybrid systems so those vehicles will retain the factory powertrain warranty.

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Mohawk Awarded NASPO Vehicle Lift Contract

Mohawk Resources Ltd. has been awarded with a NASPO ValuePoint contract for vehicle lifts and garage associated equipment.

Photo of Duramax engine assembly courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet's New Medium-Duty Truck to Get Duramax Diesel, Allison Transmission

Chevrolet's medium-duty truck will pair a Duramax diesel engine with an Allison transmission and will arrive in 2018, General Motors announced at the Work Truck Show.

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Peterbilt Reduces Weight on Updated Model 220

Peterbilt has updated the Model 220 cabover with new design features and options that result in weight savings, better performance, and improved serviceability, according to the company.

Allison’s FuelSense 2.0 Allows Fleets to Improve Fuel Economy

Allison Transmission has announced FuelSense 2.0 transmission software, featuring DynActive Shifting, delivering up to 6% additional fuel savings beyond the original FuelSense software.

Photo via NYS Thruway Authority Twitter

Winter Storm Stella Wreaks Havoc in the Northeast

Winter Storm Stella has hit the Northeast, dumping snow in New England and freezing rain in warmer areas, and causing road closures along the East Coast.

NTEA Releases 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook

Two of every five vocational truck fleet managers plan to increase their vehicle count in 2017 and more than half now use telematics, according to the NTEA's 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook.

State of California Hiring Division of Equipment Chief

The State of California is hiring a Division of Equipment Chief to manage the production, procurement, and maintenance of mobile equipment for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Texas Co-op Awards Fleet Software Contract

The Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (HGAC) co-op program, HGACBuy, a governmental cooperative purchasing agency, has awarded a two-year contract to Ron Turley Associates, Inc. (“RTA”) for Fleet Maintenance Software.

Diesel Prices Fall after a Month of Increases

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell last week, breaking a month-long string of increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Safety Tip: Driving in High Winds

The Nevada Department of Transportation offers advice on how to drive safely during windy weather.

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Mass. City Turns to Lease Purchasing to Replace Aging Fleet

The City of Springfield, Mass., has decided on a lease-purchase agreement to replace its aging refuse truck fleet. The five-year contract for six trucks is worth $1.6 million.

Idaho City Accused of Illegally Dumping Vehicle Fluids

The City of Pocatello, Idaho, is under investigation by the state's Department of Environmental Quality after allegations that the city dumped potentially hazardous fluids on the ground at its maintenance yard.

This truck was remanufactured and given away at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 trade show. Photo courtesy of Iron Direct

IronDirect Offers Remanufactured Trucks

A new remanufacturing truck service will allow fleet operators to purchase like-new remanufactured vehicles for about half the cost of similarly equipped new trucks.

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Telematics refers to the integration of wireless communications, vehicle monitoring systems, and location devices as well as the technologies involved in this process.

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