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Class 5-7 Orders Fall 3 Percent in June

Net orders of Class 5-7 vehicles fell 3 percent in June due to a "large hiccup" in truck ordering, according to ACT Research's president.

Photo via Flickr/Oregon DOT

Ore. Begins Per-Mile Road Use Charge Program

The State of Oregon on July 1 kicked off a new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program. This program charges volunteer users 1.5 cents per mile while driving in Oregon and allows them to receive credit on their bill for state gas tax paid at the pump.

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Buyers Products Appoints COO

Buyers Products has appointed Brian Smith as its chief operating officer.

July Auctions in Illinois and North Carolina

More than 2,000 pieces of equipment from utilities and related companies will be sold of at JJ Kane auctions on July 25 and 30

Ford produced its 100,000th Transit van in June. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Fall 2.1 Percent in June

Year-over-year sales of passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans and other light-duty vehicles to commercial fleets fell 2.1 percent to 52,445 units in June.

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How to Engage Leadership to Support Fleet Safety Programs

In a general session during the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference, Joseph McKillips, CSP, manager, Commercial Program Support, Global Environment, Health, Safety & Energy for Abbot, will outline how fleets can get senior management to support a fleet safety program.

Stemco Acquires Goodyear Air Springs Business

Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, completed its previously announced acquisition of the maker of Goodyear air springs, as well as Super Cushion and Spring Ride air springs, from ContiTech, a division of Continental Corporation.

Photo courtesy of North American Repower and Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

Security Firm Converts Armored Trucks to RNG PHEVs

A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.

CARB Approves $373M in Clean-Vehicle Grants

The California Air Resources Board has approved $373-million in grants to bolster alternative-fuel vehicles, including fleet-eligible rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles, the board announced.

Verizon Offering Raises to 38,000 Wireline Employees

Verizon is working with union leaders to increase wages over the next three years.

Scholarship Honors Worker Killed on the Job

The scholarship will assist individuals interested in becoming utility line workers.

Photo of 2016 Super Duty lineup courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2016 model-year vehicles for Ford and Lincoln branded cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of GM.

GM Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

GM has released its 2016-MY incentives, which include the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu and Cruze.

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GE Capital Fleet to Offer Electronic Truck Compliance System

Through a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. and Verizon Networkfleet, the new telematics offering will provide companies, including those with medium-duty fleets, with enhancements including electronic hours of service and driver vehicle inspection reports.

Allison Transmission Teams with EPA and NHTSA on GHG Standards

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. recently announced that it has been working with the EPA and NHTSA as they consider revisions to the 'Phase I' Model Year 2014-2018 rule regarding GHG standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

Source: Energy Information Administration

Diesel Prices Drop Again as the Streak Continues

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down for the fifth week in a row according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Truck and Van News: Ford Super Duty, Ram Trucks, Peterbilt Medium Duty

Recent headlines include 2016-MY fleet incentives from Ford, GM and Nissan, as well as Ford adding advanced camera systems to its super duty trucks among other truck and van announcements.

Photo of Jeep Grand Cherokee courtesy of FCA US.

Grand Cherokees, Durangos Recalled for Suspension

The recalled SUVs are at risk for having faulty suspension components that could lead to rear-end instability, reduced braking power or both.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reverse Angle Parking

A growing number of cities, particularly bicycle-friendly cities, have added reverse angle parking spaces in recent years. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers so they won't be caught off-guard when encountering them.

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Sysco Ends Merger Agreement With US Foods

Sysco has terminated its merger with US Foods after the Federal Trade Commission’s request for preliminary injunction to block the deal was granted.

File photo of GE Capital Fleet's Vehicle Innovation Center in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Element to Acquire GE Capital's Fleet Business

Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has entered an agreement with General Electric to acquire GE Capital's fleet business in the U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for $6.9 billion.

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Advanced Camera System to Super Duty Trucks

Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.

Photo courtesy of City of Orlando.

Utility to Build City of Orlando’s CNG Fueling Station

The City of Orlando will soon have its own time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, which will be owned and operated by TECO Peoples Gas, a natural gas distribution utility.

Photo courtesy of Waste Management.

Waste Management Adds CNG Trucks, Fueling Station in Pa.

Waste Management’s Grand Central Hauling Co. subsidiary has launched 30 compressed natural gas (CNG) collection trucks, along with a public-access CNG fueling station, in Plainfield Township, Pa., the company announced.

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Element Fleet Adds Two to Truck Sales Team

Element Fleet Management has appointed two new sale associates to its equipment financing sales and business development team in the East region, the fleet management company has announced.

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