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Ford Transit Best-Selling Commercial Van in November

The 2015 Ford Transit was the top-selling full-size commercial van in November and accounted for almost one in four units sold in the category, Ford announced.

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VNG, Circle K Offer CNG Fueling in Houston

VNG.co has entered into an agreement with fuel and convenience store operator Circle K to implement compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling at Circle K's latest facility in Houston, the company announced.

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Trucks, SUVs Boost New-Vehicle Transaction Prices

Retail new-car prices have increased by $165 from November 2013, which is 1.7 percent higher than 2013 and the renewed interest in trucks and SUVs is a large factor, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Altman's Leo Napoles, distribution and customer service manager, and Jim Hessler (right) stand in front of the new T270s. Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

Calif. Grower Gives New Trucks to Safest Drivers

After bolstering its medium-duty fleet with a dozen Kenworth T270 medium-duty straight trucks, Southern California grower Altman Plants' general manager fielded plenty of inquiries from drivers about who would get behind the wheel of the new Class 6 trucks.

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FedEx, UPS Bracing for Holiday Rush

FedEx and the United Parcel Service have added thousands of seasonal employees and rental vehicles ahead of a holiday shopping season that's expected to break records with another increase in online shopping.

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Toyo Recalls 175,000 Truck, Van Tires

Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has announced a safety recall campaign on approximately 175,000 Toyo and Nitto brand tires intended for light trucks, SUVs and vans.

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Mitsubishi Fuso, UD Trucks Develop New Truck in Japan

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and UD Trucks Corporation announced they have jointly developed a new truck for sale in Japan.

GPS Insight Donates $10,000 to Turkey Tuesday

GPS Insight co-sponsored the largest turkey drive in the United States with 12 News and St. Vincent De Paul.

Diesel Prices Continue Decline as Oil Sinks

Fuel prices started off the final month of 2014 in the same fashion they have been during much of the second half of the year, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Terex Construction Launches Responsive Website

Terex Construction announced the launch of a new Distributor Support application and the enhanced terex.com/construction website.

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Bobcat Launches Equipment Blog

Bobcat Company has launched the new Bobcat Blog — a site where equipment experts, other individuals with Bobcat, and occasional guest bloggers will provide perspective on Bobcat products.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Seat Positioning

During winter driving conditions, it’s even more critical for drivers to ensure they’re properly positioned in their seat to maintain optimal steering control and visibility. Here are tips from AAA.

Truck and Van News: 2015 F-150, Silverado, ProMaster City

Gearing up for 2015-MY lineups, automakers have detailed numerous truck and van models now that they're reaching dealerships.

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Blossman Developing Propane Autogas Transit Van

Vehicle modifier Blossman Services Inc. will produce a Ford Transit van powered by propane autogas and available in January, the company announced.

Video: Nissan Teases Next-Gen Titan

Nissan has launched a series of videos showing the development of the next generation Titan full-size pickup it plans to debut at the Detroit auto show in January with an optional diesel engine for the first time.

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GMC Canyon Makes Macy’s Day Parade Appearance

The 2015 GMC Canyon will be making its way down the 88th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route.

Photo of 2011 E-150 cargo van courtesy of Ford.

Full-Size Vans Only Vehicles With Rising Residual Values

The vehicles should finish the year as the only category that will increase in residual value, while the broader market should depreciate more than 12 percent.

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Used Class 6-7 Sales Slide After Mileage Spike

An increase in average odometer mileage has pushed used classes 6-7 truck prices lower this year compared to last year to date as prices and volume have fallen from 2013 levels that marked a post-recession high-water mark.

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Reading Truck Body Launches New Website

Reading re-designed the site to create an engaging environment and enhance its customers’ complete brand experience.

Cummins Names President of Components Group

Cummins Inc. has named Tracy Embree president of the Components Group, effective Jan. 1. Embree will become a member of the Cummins Leadership Team, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Rich Freeland.

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Maryland Fleet Delivering Meals During Holiday

Last Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels of Central MD rolled out new vehicles to better serve seniors and others in-need. Collaborating with Element Fleet Management, the new vans have experienced less maintenance and downtime.

Measured Growth for New Class 5-7 Sales in Oct.

Sales of Class 5-7 trucks in October recorded "measured growth" and still lag behind the Class 8 growth trajectory for the year, according to ACT Research.

New options for the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers include a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to allow more space for custom bodies; right-side steer for street sweeping, refuse and road maintenance applications; and expanded PACCAR PX-7 engine ratings.(PHOTO: Kenworth)

Kenworth Adds Cabover Options

The new options for the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers include a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to allow more space for custom bodies; right-side steer for street sweeping, refuse and road maintenance applications; and expanded PACCAR PX-7 engine ratings.

Diesel Remains Near Four-Year Low of $3.62

Diesel and gasoline prices keep moving lower while the price of oil has gained a little ground over the past week.

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Miami Dade Orders More Hybrid Refuse Trucks

Miami-Dade County, Fla., has placed its third order for Autocar E3 hybrid refuse trucks. This purchase of 29 vehicles brings the total hybrid refuse fleet to 64.





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