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New York Activates Plow Fleet for Lake Effect Snowstorms

New York has begun shifting resources, including its fleet of plow trucks, to the central and western regions of the state in the face of "lake effect" snowstorms that are expected to hit hard.

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J.J. Keller Offers ELD Mandate Seminars to Educate Fleets

J.J. Keller & Associates will be holding a series of seminars in 2016 aimed at educating fleets on the recently finalized ELD rule.

One of Starship Technologies' delivery robots. Photo via Starship Technologies.

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Self-Driving Robots: Delivery Fleet of the Future?

Starship Technologies, a new company launched by former Skype co-founders, will introduce fleets of delivery robots, which will have zero cost, zero waiting time and zero carbon dioxide emissions.

The new Norton, Mass. location of Penske Truck Leasing. Photo: Penske Truck Leasing

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Penske Opens Massachusetts Rental, Leasing, Maintenance Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has announced the opening of a new 14,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Norton, Mass.

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Ford Pairs Drone Delivery System With F-150

Ford has developed a drone delivery system that could be deployed from the rear of an F-150 truck that could be used for emergency response or commercial uses in agriculture, forestry, construction, bridge inspection or other surveying work.

Heavy rains and flooding have closed more than 225 roads in Missouri. Image via MoDOT

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Flooding Closes Over 200 Roads in Missouri

Massive flooding caused by heavy rains in Northeastern Missouri has closed more than 225 roads in the state as the Mississippi River overruns its banks and threatens to break levees in several areas.

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Element Financial Closes $4.8B in Funding

Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has closed $4.8 billion in rated asset-backed security funding that will fuel the company's aggressive move into the U.S. fleet management business.

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DOE Awards $9M to Develop Gasoline OP Engine

Achates, Delphi and Argonne National Laboratory will develop an opposed-piston, gasoline compression ignition (OPGCI) engine suitable for light trucks and other vehicles.

Nissan's advanced 5.6-liter Endurance gasoline V-8 is being built in southern Tennessee.

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Nissan to Offer Gasoline-Powered V-8 for Titan XD

Nissan's new engine features four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and direct fuel injection, and is rated at 390 hp at 5,800 rpm and 401 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm.

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Texas Plumber Sues Over Truck Used by Syrian Extremists

The black Ford F-250 started life as a truck for a Texas-based plumbing company, carrying pipes, toilets and other ilk. Until, that is, it appeared as the focal point of a tweet from a supposed extremist last December.

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