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February 21, 2017
<p><em>After&nbsp;adding it to the delivery fleet, the 2012 model-year Nissan NV3500 traveled more than 550,000 miles. (Photo: Above and Beyond Transportation)</em></p> Delivery Fleet's Van Reaches 500,000 Miles

Delivery fleets are always on the road, putting miles on their vehicles faster than most other vocational fleets. While newer vehicles are extending lifecycles beyond previous models, one fleet van hit the half-million-mile mark.


Mickey Truck Bodies Announces Expansion Plans

The new facility, which is expected to be operational in July 2017, will house a total of 15 bays for liftgate installations and chassis preparation.


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<p><em>(l. to r.) Ron Mawaka, Jr. , Claude Nolty, Ron Mawaka Sr., Myron Zadony, Scott Mawaka.</em></p> Fleet Response Purchased by Founder's Son

Scott Mawaka has acquired Cleveland-based Fleet Response from his father and other investors so the company can remain a privately-held family-run business.


<p><em>Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Estimated 2016 Road Deaths Climb 6%

The National Safety Council recommends eight policy actions to reverse the disturbing trend.


Todco Holds 'Oldest Door' Contest to Mark 60th Anniversary

Todco is celebrating its 60th anniversary of manufacturing dry freight and insulated roll-up doors, dry freight swing doors, walk ramps, and aftermarket parts.


SmartDrive Announces 94% Growth In 2016

The company has also reported a growth of almost 400 percent over the past three years.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of PG&amp;E</em></p> PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated, combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.


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