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Historic Snow Storm Pummels East Coast

More than 2 feet of snow fell along the East Coast and middle Atlantic regions over the weekend, leading transportation agencies to work around the clock to clear snow and ice, while closing highways and streets in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia.

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Iowa DOT Tests Icy Road Warning Sensors

The Iowa Department of Transportation is currently testing road sensors designed to detect and warn drivers of icy road conditions to prevent accidents caused by slippery winter roads.

Safety Video Tip: Removing Snow from Your Vehicle

This AAA video offers advice on how to safely dig out your vehicle after a major snowstorm.

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Ford Expands Super Duty Chassis Cab Production

Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant will produce its 2017 F-Series Super Duty chassis cab for its next generation Super Duty trucks that will shed up to 350 pounds in an aluminum-intensive redesign.

IronPlanet Adds Fifth Day to Heavy Equipment Auction in Fla.

IronPlanet has added a fifth day to a Cat Auction Services event in Kissimmee, Fla., that will feature more than 2,000 pieces of equipment offered for sale.

Photo courtesy of Pierce.

Mo. Fire Agency Replaces Aging Pumpers, Aerial

The Central County Fire & Rescue Fire Protection District (CCFR) in Saint Peters, Mo., is adding six Pierce Dash CF custom fire and emergency vehicles costing nearly $5 million to replace its aging fleet of Pierce units.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

USPS Connected Vehicles Could Help Census Bureau

The U.S. Postal Service's fleet of delivery vehicles could be equipped with sensors to help gather data about air quality, road conditions, and traffic as part of the federal government's "smart cities" initiative, Postmaster General Megan Brennan told a Senate committee.

Photo of 2016 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Titan XD Named AutoGuide.com Truck of the Year

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD has been selected by the editors of AutoGuide.com as the 2016 Truck of the Year, according to Nissan.

Screenshot courtesy of Toyota.

Camry Hybrid Police Cars Reduce Ark. Agency's Costs

The City of Arkadelphia, Ark., has lowered its budget costs by 3% by replacing its aging fleet of Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors with Toyota Camry Hybrid police cars, according to Toyota.

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Atlanta Receives First EVs in Vision Fleet Deal

The City of Atlanta took delivery of its first five plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from Vision Fleet, as part of a 50-vehicle electric vehicle (EV) pilot program.

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County's Automated Motor Pool Improves Service, Efficiency

The Sonoma County (Calif.) Human Services Department (HSD) has achieved its goals of improving vehicle management and efficiency, and enabled workers to better serve their at-risk clients, after implementing a fleet automation technology for its motor pool.

Photo of 2017 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Stop-Start Standard for 2017 EcoBoost F-150s

Ford is adding auto stop-start as standard equipment on 2017 F-150 trucks powered by EcoBoost engines, the truck maker has announced.

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Hydrema Breaks Ground on New North American Headquarters

Hydrema, a supplier of earth moving equipment, has announced its expansion with the groundbreaking of its new North American headquarters in Cumming, Ga.

Florida DOT Contract Awarded to Agile for Motor Pool System

The Florida State Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded a contract to Agile Access Control, Inc. for its fleet and self-serve motor pool system, FleetCommander.

Photo of Clarity FCV interior courtesy of Honda.

Honda to Initially Lease Fuel-Cell Clarity in Calif.

Honda will initially offer its 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan with a retail lease in California as it tests the market for hydrogen-powered vehicles and eventually offer the car for sale, the automaker has announced.

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Boston Fire Audit: $22M in New Trucks Needed

An audit of the City of Boston Fire Department recommends the city spend more than $22 million to replace 29 units in the Fire Department that are more than 15 years old.

Vision Fleet Added to GSA Schedule

Vision Fleet has been added to the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule under a five-year contract as a provider of transportation, delivery and relocation solutions to deploy electric-drive vehicles in federal fleets.

Ga. County to Hire First Fleet Manager

Floyd County (Ga.) is hiring its first fleet manager for a growing fleet to determine what kind of vehicles the county needs and when the vehicles need to be replaced.

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Trump Calls for Higher Ethanol Blending

While campaigning in corn-rich Iowa, Donald Trump urged federal regulators to increase the amount of ethanol blended into the national gasoline supply.

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Westport Secures EPA Certification for CNG F-150

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Westport Innovations' compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered 2016 Ford F-150 that the vehicle modifier will offer to fleets this summer, the company announced.

Vehicle Reliability a Growing Concern for Car Buyers

For the first time in nearly a decade, concerns about reliability have increased as a reason consumers avoid certain vehicle models, a recent J.D. Power survey has shown.

Source: EIA

Average Diesel Prices See Significant Weekly Drop

Weekly average on-highway diesel and regular gasoline fuel prices saw significant drops last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

The Work Truck Show displays more than 500,000 square feet of vocational trucks and equipment, from more than 500 exhibitors.

Truck OEMs Plan Debuts for 2016 Work Truck Show

Cummins, International Truck, and Mitsubishi Fuso plan to make significant vehicle and powertrain announcements at The Work Truck Show, including the FUSO E-CELL all-electric truck.

Graphic courtesy of GM.

Mid-Size Pickups Bolster GM Fleet Sales in 2015

General Motors increased commercial deliveries by 12% to 213,358 during 2015, which marks a second straight year of double-digit gains, according to the company.

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Terex Rolls Out Utility Truck Spec'ing Standards

Terex has developed a new process to assist customers with spec’ing utility trucks, including aerial devices and digger derricks, that complies with bid specs, costs less to purchase and takes less time to produce.

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