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August 15, 2017
<p><em>Colepepper Services regularly updates its fleet in an effort to increase fuel efficiency and keep expenses low. (Photo: Colepepper Services)</em></p> Keeping HVAC and Plumbing Fleets On Track

Home service companies offer a wide menu of services. This can require vehicles with plenty of space for equipment, upfitting to keep supplies organized, and a system that helps the main office keep track of vehicles.


<p><strong>Chanje's V8070 is a Class 5 that promises to haul up to 6,000 lb of payload and 580 cu-ft of cargo space at about 50 MPGe fuel economy in city and highway driving. </strong><em>Photo: Chanje</em><strong><br /></strong></p> Ryder Named Exclusive Provider for Chanje Electric Van

Chanje Electric Vehicles will be available for sale, lease and short-term rental at strategic U.S. locations. Ryder also offers comprehensive and preventive maintenance for Chanje EVs.


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<p><em>Photo of 2018 Ram 3500 courtesy of FCA.</em></p> Ram Boosts 3500's Tow Rating with Fifth-Wheel Option

Ram has increased the towing capability of its 3500 Heavy Duty pickup for the 2018 model year by offering a fifth-wheel option that would boost the maximum trailer weight rating to 30,000 pounds, Fiat Chrysler has announced.


<p><strong>Guayule is a shrub that grows in the Southwest and produces a rubber that can be used in tires.</strong></p> Research Shows Promise for New Source of Rubber for Tires

It’s possible you could see truck tires in the future made from rubber from a domestic plant rather than the traditional rubber tree, as a five-year study led by Cooper Tire & Rubber showed good results for passenger tires.



<p><em>Photo of Scott Pruitt via&nbsp;Gage Skidmore/Flickr.</em></p> Trump's EPA Expands Review of Obama's Mileage Rules

The Trump administration is reopening a federal review of Obama-era fuel economy rules covering the 2022 to 2025 model years, and expanding the review to include the 2021 model year signed into law in 2012.


Work Truck Exchange Returns to Arizona

Work Truck magazine and sister publication Automotive Fleet will bring the Work Truck Exchange (WTX) to Phoenix from Nov. 6 to 8. The intimate meeting pairs a select group of fleet managers with industry suppliers.


Talks to Revamp NAFTA Slated to Begin This Week

Trucking and logistics interests are keeping a close eye on talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement begin this week – particularly those involved in the automotive industry.


<p><strong>Based on emails obtained by Reuters, it appears Tesla's new electric truck will have some autonomous and platooning capabilities. </strong><em>Photo: Tesla</em></p> Telsa Wants to Test Self-Driving Class 8 Electric Truck in Two States

According to published reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reached out to California and Nevada DMV officials to set up tests of his all-electric Class 8 truck in platooning operations on public highways.


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