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From left: U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio); Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio, 9th Dist.);...
From left, Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas; Tim Rowe, UAW chairman, Ohio Assembly... About 450 of the 1,400 workers at the plant are involved in F-650/750 production and additional...
Completed trucks were displayed near the plant's entrance. Production actually began several... Cabs and their interiors, with some freshening, are carried over from the previous models.

Ford Plant Celebrates F-650/750 Rollout

Ford and United Auto Workers officials Wednesday morning drove the symbolic first unit of its new F-650/750 series off the line at its Ohio Assembly Plant near Avon Lake amid cheers that followed congratulatory speeches. Photos: Tom Berg

Hirschbach upgrades its fleet of trucks no more than 4 years from purchase, to take advantage of...
Hirschbach rewards and recognizes drivers with the best fuel economy. Photo courtesy Hirschbach
Trailers get additional airflow efficiencies through undercarriage and back-end aerodynamic...

Hirschbach's Fuel-Saving Strategies

Hirschbach Motor Lines, an 850-truck-and-growing refrigerated fleet based in East Dubuque, Ill., seeks “to become the most fuel-efficient fleet in the trucking business while providing best-in-class service to our customers,” says President Brad Pinchuk. Read full story here.

Walcott Truckers Jamboree
Walcott Truckers Jamboree
Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Walcott Truckers Jamboree

During the three days of the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, guests enjoyed over 150 exhibits: a truck beauty contest with 67 entries, an antique truck display with over 150 vehicles, a cookout featuring delicious Iowa pork chops, Trucker Olympics, Carnival Games and free musical concerts. Photos courtesy of Iowa 80 Truckstop

Ted Lewin, senior manager of risk management services for Wheels, Inc., discussed how to...
Mike Antich, editor of Automotive Fleet, welcomed attendees to the event on July 14.
Conference attendees listened to Watson's keynote.

2015 Fleet Safety Conference in Pictures

The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference opened July 13 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel outside of Chicago, and continued July 14 with the opening keynote by Mike Watson, Shell's global road safety manager. Three executives from Wheels, Inc., discussed how to minimize hidden risks in a fleet safety program. Photos by Chris Wolski and Mark Campbell.

Not many luxuries in this 1963 Hayes COE. With a 6V-72 Detroit and a 4x3 transmission, the...
It was a highway truck so driver comfort was a priority. It has a Cummins 262 engine and 5 X 4...
Hardly what you'd call standard dash cluster, with most of the guages in the header panel. Photo...

Classic Style. Classic Comfort?

While some veteran drivers might jump at the chance, you'd likely have a hard time getting one of today's 20-something drivers into an '80s-vintage or earlier truck. Check out these photos highlighting some of the cab interiors that preceded the luxury yachts we call over the road trucks today.

Martin starts the training session by reviewing the various parts of the braking system.
The Meritor training van brings hands-on training to various locations across the United States...
Technicians from Central Illinois Trucks took advantage of Meritor’s mobile training and learned...

Meritor’s Mobile Training Van

Meritor launched its mobile training program in 2014 with two training vans designed to deliver onsite product and systems education to warehouse distributors, independent service garages, dealers and fleets in the United States and Canada. Today there are two vans in the US and one in Canada. Photos by Denise Rondini

Kalmar Ottawa Shows Off Plant, T2
Unlike the 4x2 Terminal Tractor, the T2's frame is assembled in-house. Some recent process...
The frame makes it way down the line after the axles are attached.

Kalmar Ottawa Shows Off Plant, T2

Terminal tractor manufacturer Kalmar Ottawa recently gave some industry journalists a tour of the company’s Ottawa, Kan., facility, as well as some time behind the wheel of the T2. Managing Editor Stephane Babcock was there.

Ford has produced more than 100,000 Transit vans and wagons at Kansas City Assembly Plant during...
Dual sliding side cargo doors will be available for the first time on 2016 Ford Transit medium-...
SYNC 3, Ford’s new communications and entertainment system, is available on Transit for 2016

New Features of the 2016 Ford Transit

Ford is adding a several new features and options for its 2016 model-year Transit van, including dual-sliding cargo doors, a blind spot information system, the SYNC 3 infotainment system, and more. All photos courtesy of Ford