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Shell's T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend is one of the three Shell oils approved for Ford's Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification. Photo: Shell Rotella

Ford Approves Trio of Shell Oils for Diesel Trucks

Ford Motor Co. has approved three Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oils for its diesel-powered Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification, Shell has announced.

Are Your Drivers Pencil Whipping Their DVIRs?

It’s important for drivers to do a proper walk-around of their vehicles and to complete a driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) every day. This way, your maintenance provider can be on top of needed repairs before they become catastrophic failures.

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MetTel Offers Connected Workforce Management Product

New York City-based MetTel will offer a mobile workforce solution called Fleet Management Solutions to help companies and municipal governments connect their workforce and vehicle fleet assets to the internet.

Leading Transportation Strategist to Keynote Fleet Forward Conference

Dr. Stefan Heck will address how the fleet industry is leading the way regarding vehicle autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and sharing.

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Express 2500 courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Express Van Adds Fleet-Oriented Options for 2018

Chevrolet will offer four new option packages with its 2018 Express full-size van based on feedback from fleet and other commercial purchasers, the company has announced.

Photo of the 2017 Colorado courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Colorado Showed Fastest Truck Order-to-Delivery for 2017

The Chevrolet Colorado truck logged the fastest order-to-delivery (OTD) time among trucks in the 2017 model-year, averaging 64 days, a 17-day improvement over 2016 figures.

Safety Tip: Warning Motorists After a Breakdown

The Kentucky State Police and AAA offer advice on what measures a driver should take to warn other motorists after a vehicle breakdown.

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GM to Launch 20 EVs by 2023

General Motors will add two battery-electric vehicles to its lineup in the next 18 months as part of its plan to roll out 20 such vehicles by 2023, the company has announced.

Photo of the 2017 Traverse courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Traverse Clocks Fastest SUV Order-to-Delivery for 2017

The Chevrolet Traverse registered the fastest order-to-delivery (OTD) time among crossovers/SUVS for the 2017 model-year, averaging 52 days, which was a two-day improvement over 2016 figures.

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Webinar Explores Ways to Keep Fuel Costs Under Control

Explore the many ways fuel costs can get out of control and how you can stop it.

Photo of the F-450 Limited trim courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Flagship Trim to Super Duty

Ford will now offer a Limited trim to the Super Duty truck lineup, available this winter, which is tailored for high-end heavy-duty truck customers.

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Chevrolet to Offer Class 4/5 Silverados

Chevrolet will offer Class 4 and 5 versions of its Silverado for commercial users in fields such as construction, utility services, and first responders, the company announced at the Texas Auto Show.

Photo of the 2018 Silverado 1500 Centennial Edition courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Celebrates Truck Centennial with Special Editions

Chevrolet is celebrating 100 years of producing pickup trucks by offering special editions of its Silverado and Colorado pickups that have been inspired by earlier trucks in its history, including the 1918 One-Ton.

Photo of Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork.

Ram Introduces Two New Pickup Models

Fiat Chrysler's Ram Truck brand introduced a pair of new 2018 pickup models ahead of the Texas State Fair.

Kromtech Security Center also discovered 339 log files containing maintenance records, pictures, and more through improperly configured Amazon S3 cloud storage. Photo: Pixabay

Data From Vehicle Tracking Devices Leaked

Kromtech Security Center discovered a cache of about 540,000 exposed records from vehicle tracking devices. The discovered records contained user information such as email addresses, passwords, license plate numbers, and VINs.

Sketch of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Gives Glimpse of Next Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz Vans showed an early look at its next-generation Sprinter full-size van that it will launch in Europe by July 1 and roll out to the U.S. and other markets later in 2018.

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XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Shows New Gasoline Cabover

All three Fuso models, the FE140, FE160 and FE180, will be powered by a PSI-GMPT Vortec Series 6.0L V-8, coupled to a best-in-class Allison 1000 6-speed automatic transmission — making these the only gasoline trucks in their class to offer PTO capability.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Prices Tumble to $2.57 Per Gallon

The nation's average gasoline price fell 5 cents to $2.57 per gallon, especially in Texas, where Hurricane Harvey made landfall a month ago, according to AAA.

Photo of Mazda6 sedan courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda6 Recalled for Power Steering, Air Bags

The recall, tied to a wiring problem, covers nearly 58,000 vehicles in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

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Voice of Retreading Brodsky Passes Away

Harvey Brodsky, longtime managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and then the Retread Tire Association (RTA), has died in Pacific Grove, Calif. He was 81.

Safety Tip: Driving in Rain or Fog

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation offers some practical advice for driving in the rain or fog.

Rhino-Rack's roof rack is used on a work truck to secure a ladder. Photo courtesy of Rhino-Rack.

Tips to Better Secure Roof-Rack Loads

If your roof-top load isn’t secured properly, it can lead to damage to your vehicle, unnecessary fuel consumption, and unsafe conditions.

Photo of 2015-MY Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Idle Transit Production for Two Weeks

Ford Motor Co. will halt production of its Transit full-size van for two weeks to better align production with demand, the company said.

Photo of Chrysler Pacifica courtesy of FCA.

Chrysler Pacifica Recalled for Seat Belts

The recall, due to get under way Oct. 20, covers nearly 48,000 minivans equipped with the eight-passenger seating option.

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