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2017 F-250 Super Duty 4X4 Crew Cab Lariat (Photo courtesy of Ford.)

Ford Super Duty's Tech Boosts Sales

Just three months into its launch, the 2017 Ford Super Duty's "smart technology" features have driven total nameplate sales up 24% for November.

Safety Tip: Preventing Drunk Driving

What can you personally do to prevent drunk driving this holiday season? Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Route4Me Adds Route Optimization to Geotab Marketplace

Route4Me, Inc. has added its software application to the Geotab Marketplace to provide dynamic route sequencing and optimization software integrated with Geotab's real-time vehicle tracking platform.

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Colo. City Adds Plows to Reduce Citizen Complaints

The City of Centennial, Colo., is hoping five additional snow plows added to the fleet will boost its citizens’ reviews on snow removal.

Philadelphia Fleet Supervisor Sentenced to House Arrest

A former fleet supervisor for the City of Philadelphia has been sentenced to six to 23 months of house arrest for stealing $400,000 from the city's Office of Fleet Management.

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Purdue University Leases Subarus for Motor Pool

Purdue University in Indiana is leasing 78 Subaru Legacy sedans and 12 Dodge Grand Caravans from Enterprise Fleet Management to replace its aging fleet.

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Drivers View Alcohol as Bigger Safety Threat Than Marijuana

A survey from IIHS finds, however, that motorists living in marijuana-legal states are more likely to perceive the drug as a road safety problem than motorists in other states.

Photo of Whitefish, Mont., by Royalbroil via Wikimedia Commons.

Reckless Driving Death Rate Highest in Montana

Analysis of federal crash data also shows that the rate of road fatalities tied to careless and reckless driving is lowest in the states of Virginia and New York.

Photo of Transit T350 cargo van courtesy of Ford.

Most Diesel Pickups Cost More to Operate

More than 90% of the 272 diesel-powered pickups on the market cost more to operate than their gasoline counterparts, while nine diesel passenger cars had a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), according to new data from Vincentric.

Fed Hikes Interest Rates for Second Time in Decade

Policy makers at the Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced an increase in interest rates for the first time this year and only the second time since the depths of the Great Recession and there are expected to be at least some repercussions for trucking.

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XL Hybrids to Offer Plug-In Hybrid Half-Ton Pickup

XL Hybrids will offer a plug-in hybrid electric half-ton pickup truck that's expected to increase range by 50% and offer a significant reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions, the vehicle modifier announced.

Photo via Flickr/Ralf Peter Relmann

Non-Tier 4 Equipment Resale Values Rise

Demand for non-Tier 4, used construction equipment is on the rise, according to a survey of Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) members.

Spartan Motors Acquires Smeal Fire Apparatus

Spartan Motors USA, has entered into an agreement to acquire Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., a manufacturer of fire apparatus in North America.

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Nebraska to Track All Plow Trucks

The Nebraska Department of Roads is outfitting all of its 697 plow trucks with tracking technology that also monitors the amount of brine and salt they spread.

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Fla. County Seeks New Sheriff Fleet Facility

Sarasota County, Fla., plans to build a new maintenance and storage facility for the sheriff's fleet. The project would include 13 vehicle service bays, storage and office space, and a refueling station, and is estimated to cost $20.9 million.

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Colo. Employees May Owe Back Taxes for Take-Home Vehicles

Colorado's Office of the State Auditor reported that the state underreported vehicle fringe benefits for take-home vehicles, and the state employees who used them may be liable for the back taxes.

Texas Police Dept. Adds Armored Vehicle

The Marshall (Texas) Police Department has acquired an armored vehicle to be used as a rescue vehicle during natural disasters.

IronPlanet Sets Heavy Equipment Inspection Record

IronPlanet reached a record number of annual inspections in 2016, with over 100,000 pieces of equipment evaluated and certified by its professional inspectors, the online auction company announced.

U.S. Proposes V2V Mandate to Reduce Crashes

Separately, the U.S. DOT's Federal Highway Administration will soon issue guidelines for vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

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Ind. City Reviews Police Take-Home Policy

The City of Anderson, Ind., council has approved funds to purchase 19 new patrol cars for the Police Department, but also said it wanted to amend its police take-home car policy.

(l. to r.) Edmonds, Mattos, and Henry. Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Begins Delivering Bolt EV

Chevrolet delivered the first three 2017 Bolt EVs to retail customers in the San Francisco Bay area today, the automaker announced.

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Chevin Fleet Solutions Upgrades Website

Chevin's updated website has been given new features and is now more mobile-friendly.

Diesel Fuel Prices Continue to Trend Higher

Diesel and gasoline prices were higher for the second week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Safety Tip: Driving Near Large Trucks

Here are four mistakes fleet drivers need to avoid when traveling near large commercial trucks, especially during winter storm conditions.

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N.Y. Municipality Receives Fleet Management Grant

The City of Kingston, N.Y., plans to implement new protocols for its fleet management program and update its greenhouse gas emissions inventory thanks to a new grant from the state.

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