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June 23, 2017 - Press Release

Piedmont Natural Gas Commits to NGVs

The second-annual event, nationally organized by NGVAmerica, the American Public Gas Association and The American Gas Association, showcases the growing use of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Tags: Piedmont Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, NGVAmerica, CNG

June 23, 2017 - Press Release

Nissan Titan Named Official Truck of the Circuit of the Americas

The multi-year agreement includes prominent signage on the trucks and the track areas, along with display access at events. (Image: Nissan)

Nissan has been chosen as the Official Truck of the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and will be supplying a number of Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups and other vehicles for track usage as safety vehicles, track maintenance, and track sweepers.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Titan, Nissan Titan XD, Events

June 22, 2017 - Industry News

Acela Truck Company Offers Extreme-Duty Trucks

Photo courtesy of Acela Truck Company

The company resets Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) from the U.S. Army to a near-zero-mile condition for use in oil and gas, mining, pipeline construction, and other commercial fleets.

Tags: Extreme Duty Trucks, Acela Truck Company, Military Trucks, Utility Fleets

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Prices Titan King Cab Pickups

Photo of 2017 Titan King Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has begun selling Titan and Titan XD King Cab pickups for at least $33,745 and $34,755 respectively as the extended cab pickups complete a trio of cab configurations.

Tags: Nissan Titan, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Nissan, Nissan Titan XD, Pricing

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford F-150 Engines Add Power, Efficiency

Photo of 2018 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

Ford is revamping its F-150 engine lineup for 2018 to offer a more efficient V-6 and more powerful V-8 in a lineup that will also include a diesel option for the first time, the company has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of Rogue Sport courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 16 of its 2018 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, including the new Rogue Sport subcompact SUV, the company has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Procurement, Fleet Incentives, 2018-MY, Nissan Rogue

June 14, 2017 - Industry News

Spartan Motors Opens Flexible Manufacturing Facility

Spartan Motors celebrates it's newest facility opening. (PHOTO: Spartan Motors)

Spartan Specialty Vehicles celebrated the grand opening of its new, flexible manufacturing facility in Charlotte, Mich. The ceremony featured a tour of the facility and the plant’s production of the 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 cabover.

Tags: Spartan Motors, Isuzu FTR, Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Vehicle Production

June 14, 2017 - Industry News

FCA Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of Jeep Compass courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced 2018 model-year fleet incentives for its Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram brands.

Tags: Jeep, Fleet Incentives, Ram Truck, 2018-MY, FCA, Jeep Compass

June 13, 2017 - Industry News

GM Sets 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2018 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands, which includes first-time fleet incentives for the Bolt EV and second-generation Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup.

Tags: Procurement, Fleet Incentives, General Motors, 2018-MY, Chevrolet, GMC

June 12, 2017 - Press Release

CURT Group Acquires UWS

CURT Group, distribution company of towing products and truck accessories, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire United Welding Services (UWS) from Thule, Inc.

Tags: Towing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Work Truck Accessories, CURT Group, Thule, UWS

June 12, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu Produces 40,000th Gasoline N-Series

The 40,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich., on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that the 40,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich.

Tags: Isuzu N-Series, Milestones, Gasoline Engines, Cabovers, Isuzu

June 8, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu FTR Test Drive Addresses 4-Cylinder Engine Questions

Photo: Chris Brown

Isuzu unveiled the 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 cabover truck for closed track test drives this week. The company also disclosed the results of comparison road tests conducted by a third party.

Tags: Isuzu, Class 6, Ride and Drive, Isuzu FTR

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

First Volvo VNR Regional Haul Models Take the Road

Members of the North American trucking trade press test drove Volvo Trucks&amp;rsquo; new VNR model during a two-day event in Winston-Salem, N.C. Several VNR configurations were tested on inner city roads and highways, offering a comprehensive driving experience and a complete look at the versatility of the new VNR regional haul model. (Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks)<br />

The first test drive included several different configurations of the new tractor and took place on inner city roads and highways, offering a comprehensive driving experience and a complete look at the versatility of the new VNR regional haul model.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Test Drive, Delivery Fleets, Regional Haul, Volvo VNR

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 3.3% in May

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500. Photos courtesy of Ford, GM, FCA, and Nissan.

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight automakers increased 3.3% to 67,744 units, a reversal from several months of declining sales this year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Ford, FCA, General Motors, Trends, Full-Size Vans

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of 2018 Camry and Camry Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota will offer fleet incentives for 21 of its 2018 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial purchasers, including the Camry and Camry Hybrid that will enter its eighth-generation.

Tags: Toyota, Fleet Incentives, 2018-MY

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

Republic Services Reduces Emissions with Renewable Natural Gas

Photo of Republic Servies natrual gas truck courtesy of Clean Energy.

Republic Services, Inc., announced that it will increase the usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) in its fleet by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Tags: Republic Services, Clean Energy, Renewable Natural Gas, CNG, Refuse Fleets

May 30, 2017 - Industry News

Mich. Senators Support Fuel Economy Bill

Michigan's U.S. senators are backing a proposal that would allow automakers to apply credits for model years as far back as 2009 to help them meet future standards to require their car and truck fleets to average 41 miles per gallon by 2021.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Elected Leaders, CAFE Standards, Michigan

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Second Annual Natural Gas Road Rally Planned

NGVAmerica, the American Public Gas Association, and the American Gas Association announced their Second Annual From Sea-to-Shining-Sea NGV Road Rally Across America.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Road Rally

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

GM Calls Diesel Manipulation Claim 'Baseless'

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

General Motors has responded to a civil lawsuit claiming that it included a defeat device in its diesel-powered vehicles by saying the claim is baseless, according to a company statement.

Tags: Diesel Engines, General Motors, Lawsuits, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder's Three Refrigerated Truck Solutions for Summer

Image of refrigerated trucks courtesy of Ryder.

Demand for refrigerated trucks can spike during summer for weeks in a row, leaving some fleet managers out in the cold due to their own lack of advanced planning. To fill the gap. some fleet managers look to rent needed vehicles.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Truck Rental, Ryder System

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Truck Resale Holding Up

Average wholesale selling prices for four to seven year old Class 4 and Class 6 trucks (Source: JD Power)

Generally, medium-duty segments are holding up well, with cabovers and lighter GVW conventional trucks performing the best.

Tags: J.D. Power, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Resale

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Truck Honors Military Heroes

The new Volvo VNR 640 model will travel in a motorcade from the plant to the U.S. capital to participate in the Ride for Freedom rally during the Memorial Day weekend. (Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks)

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va., unveiled the design of its 2017 Ride for Freedom truck featuring the all new VNR model, which will accompany a motorcade of about 160 motorcycles from the plant to Washington, D.C., during the “Run for the Wall” motorcycle rally Memorial Day weekend.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Military, Veterans, New River Valley Assembly Plant

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Feds Sue Fiat-Chrysler Over Diesels

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc

The federal government has sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for using illegal engine-control software in its diesel vehicles so that they would perform differently during emissions testing than under normal driving conditions.

Tags: Diesel Engines, FCA, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2016-MY, FCA Diesel Scandal

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Tests Autonomous Refuse Truck

Photo courtesy of Volvo Group

Volvo Group and Renova are testing an autonomous refuse truck that has the potential to be used in an urban environment.

Tags: Volvo Group, Refuse Fleets, Autonomous Vehicles

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

International Opens Used Truck Center

International Truck announced the grand opening of the new flagship Used Truck Center in Melrose Park, Ill.

Tags: International Trucks, Used Truck Sales

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