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Lowering fleet operating costs with technology

Reducing costs is paramount to any business and this includes controlling fleet costs. There are smart technological solutions that assist with this, including mileage trackers, GPS speed trackers to monitor speed, and fuel trackers.

Truck tires become part of the Internet of Things

Truck tires are the latest aspect of vehicles to become part of the Internet of Things. This is to collect statistics relating to usage and safety, to help businesses to manage fleets of vehicles and to manage stock control.

Angels in mega trucks: drivers join rescue in storm-hit Texas

Port Arthur - Zub Ferrell's passion is driving through the mud and muck of mega truck competitions. But this week he has embraced another mission: using his huge rig to save flood victims stranded after monster storm Harvey.

'Self-driving' trucks to be tested on British roads

London - The British government has given permission for self-driving lorries (trailer trucks) to take to the British roads. This is in the form of an experiment, involving three large vehicles. The trial will take place in 2018.

September sees U.S. automotive sales up: SUVs are gaining speed

Possibly the falling gas prices played a role, or last year's harsh winter, but once again the data is proving Americans love affair for trucks has not ended. People in the U.S., again are deciding to purchase popular light trucks over sedans.

Op-Ed: The new EU truck regulations: Will they make a difference?

On April 15 the majority of people at an EU conference voted in favour of introducing new measures to make Europe's trucks safer and more fuel efficient. Will the proposed measures actually make trucks any safer or less thirsty however?

Exclusive: GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid

General Motors Co <GM.N> ratcheted up discounts in February on its full-size pickups, but it is telling Wall Street analysts that it intends to maintain premium pricing and margins ...

VW's Scania truck alliance in focus as board meets: sources

Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> will focus later this week on its long-standing ambition to become Europe's biggest truck manufacturer which could set the stage for the hiring of ex-Daimle...

GM, Ford dealers boost discounts on big trucks

General Motors Co is boosting discounts on full-size pickup trucks by thousands of dollars to keep pace with competitors and to whittle down bulging inventories on dealers' lots.

Op-Ed: Wingnut truck drivers have had a bellyfull of all this freedom

Washington - According to the website Think Progress, right wing truck drivers say they are going to organize to jam the beltway around Washington until they see the arrest of elected officials who have “violated their oath of office.”

Review: Silver Willow Classic car show - review and photo essay Special

The first annual Silver Willow Classic car and truck show, a year in the making, came off with out a hitch or maybe there was a few hitches to be found, but that just helped make it a huge success with a great turn out.

Video: NATO supply convoy bombed in Afghanistan

Around 24 NATO supply trucks were destroyed in a bomb attack in Afghanistan. A device was planted on a fuel tanker, which detonated causing a fireball.

Detroit's Auto Show - Less Glitz, More Gloom

Detroit, Michigan, home to the American car and truck, is going ahead with its yearly automotive show January 19- 27, even though manufacturers are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, and the city's unemployment rate is near double-digits.

Pakistan: NATO Trucks Attacked

Gunmen opened fire on truck carrying supplies to United States and NATO forces in Afghanistan: two people have been killed.

GM Closing Oshawa Truck Plant

General Motors will close its Oshawa, Ontario pick up truck facility; the closure will result in 1,000 people being let go.

Ford Trucks Will Soon Feature On-board Computers

Ford Motor Co. will soon be offering computers in its pickups and vans. Plans are in the works to have an in-dash computer with high speed Internet and a ink jet printer on its F-150 trucks and commercial vans.

First Mexican Trucks Scheduled to Cross U.S. Border Sept. 1

On Sept 1, the Bush administration's plan to allow Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the U.S. is set to begin. The Teamsters Union is asking a federal appeals court to block the plan.

Food Aid Arrives; Trucks Roll Into Somalia

After being stalled for over a month the food aid trucks have finally crossed the Kenyan border into Somalia. The violence in the region stalled the much needed food aid but the convoy is now rolling.

Afterthoughts: Losing my truck to coolant

A problem with the coolant kills my only means of transportation.

TAF study asking for fewer cars on the road

A new study put out by the Toronto Atmospheric Fund shows a third of carbon emissions are coming from cars and trucks. TAF's Mary Pickering believes that the study will allow politicians to look at new initiatives similar to the London tax congestion.

Border Agents Find 2 Tons of Pot in Camouflaged Trucks

The marijuana was discovered Sunday after a Bureau of Land Management ranger spotted two trucks near the town of Stanfield, said Rob Daniels, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman.

Chrysler to cut 13,000 jobs

Troubled unit of DaimlerChrysler expects to cut 11,000 factory workers, 2,000 salaried jobs, close one assembly line after losses soar. GM and Ford having troubles too?

MP3 Player Causes 40 Tons of Cow Intestines To Be Spilled On Major Highway

Major Wisoncsin highway closed while intestines and bones cleared from scene.

Auto Leasing Scams

Here we look at some of these common scams and how to avoid them.

Toyota to recall 533,000 SUVs, trucks

Toyota Motor Corporation plans to recall about 533,000 Sequoia SUVs and Tundra pickup trucks in the United States to repair faulty components that could make the vehicles difficult to steer.

L.A. Auto show to debut 35 cars

21 of the debuts will actually be world debuts, with 7 of them being concept cars.
 

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Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
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The Nissan trucks donated to Haiti will assist in moving food and supplies throughout the country.
The Nissan trucks donated to Haiti will assist in moving food and supplies throughout the country.
Nissan
hese large trucks were simply smashed and tipped over demonstrating the force of the flood waters an...
hese large trucks were simply smashed and tipped over demonstrating the force of the flood waters and the debris, in Mindanao, Phillippines, after a severe flooding crisis
Mathias Eick EU/ECHO
Some of the varied cars at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
Some of the varied cars at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
One of the rows of trucks in the truck area of the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
One of the rows of trucks in the truck area of the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
The horses greeting people at the fence that are attending the Silver Willow Classic car and truck s...
The horses greeting people at the fence that are attending the Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, ON.
Confederate flag flying troop of 10-15 trucks gets STUMPED when one crashes into the other! (I could...
Confederate flag flying troop of 10-15 trucks gets STUMPED when one crashes into the other! (I couldn't make this up if I tried) . This was AFTER they had been honking their horns and bull horns up and down the ocean front for the last 2 hours TAUNTING people.
JaPharii Jones
first truck full of tomatoes begins to roll down the street
first truck full of tomatoes begins to roll down the street
Waymo’s self-driving technology — is not only experienced  but adaptable.
Waymo’s self-driving technology — is not only experienced, but adaptable.
Waymo
A truckstop near Colorado
A truckstop near Colorado
paraflyer
Nissan partnered with the Clinton Foundation to bring 30 Nissan workhorse trucks to Haiti to assist ...
Nissan partnered with the Clinton Foundation to bring 30 Nissan workhorse trucks to Haiti to assist in moving relief supplies to isolated areas of the earthquake ravaged island.
Nissan
Fuso Canter 3C13  8th Generation in Dueñas  Spain. (Image dated: March 6  2017).
Fuso Canter 3C13, 8th Generation in Dueñas, Spain. (Image dated: March 6, 2017).
Juligarcibs
Ford F-150 pickup truck
Ford F-150 pickup truck
Ford Motor Company
Just one of the hundreds of fantastic trucks displayed at the Silver Willow Classic
Just one of the hundreds of fantastic trucks displayed at the Silver Willow Classic

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