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Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

2015 Ford F-150 Raises Fuel Efficiency 29 Percent

Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.

Former SDG&E Employee Sentenced to 3 Years Probation

The former San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) employee was given his sentencing after being accused of running over a pedestrian with his utility truck on Jan. 6.

Navistar Introduces Vehicle for Global Disaster Relief Efforts

Navistar, Inc. partnered with Terranova GTS, LLC to showcase an International DuraStar Multi-Purpose Vehicle — a truck designed to aid in disaster relief efforts.

December Heavy Equipment Auctions in Michigan, Georgia, and Florida

Fleets in Michigan, Georgia, and Florida looking to expand or replace their existing fleets of heavy equipment including utility vehicles have more than 1,400 items to choose from in December.

ALI Elects 2015 Board of Directors

Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts (Louisville) has been elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors for 2015.

Photo by Becky May

Chevrolet Introduces Off-Road Colorado ZR2 Concept

Chevrolet introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept for off-road use, which included the new 2.8L Duramax diesel engine that will arrive in the Colorado lineup later next year.

Chris Wolski, senior editor of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet magazines (center), presented The Green Fleet Truck of the Year award to Mark Oldenburg, national fleet marketing, mobility, and strategic planning manager (right) and the Green Fleet Car of the Year award to Jim Michon, commercial business manager for Ford. (PHOTO: Becky May)

Ford and Toyota Score First Green Fleet Car and Truck of the Year Awards

Bobit Business Media, publisher of "Automotive Fleet" and "Green Fleet" magazines, awarded its inaugural Green Fleet Car and Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards to the Ford Fusion Energi and Toyota Highlander Hybrid during a ceremony November 20 at the L.A. Auto Show.

Photo of 2016 Explorer by Paul Clinton.

Ford Adds EcoBoost Engine to 2016 Explorer

For 2016, Ford has updated the Explorer mid-size SUV by giving it a more rugged look than the previous model and adding a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine to replace the former base 2.0-liter engine.

Snap-on Adds Customer Care Web Portal

This new section serves as an additional channel for customers to get helpful information and answers so they can get the most out of their diagnostic tools.

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Mansfield Clean Energy Opens Ga. CNG Station

The natural gas fueling station in Doraville, Ga., will fuel Mansfield’s fleet of 12 natural gas trucks, along with other area fleets.

PG&E/Efficient Drivetrains Inc. Electric Hybrid bucket truck. (PHOTO: PG&E)

PG&E Unveils PHEV Class 5 Bucket Trucks

More than 70 investor-owned electric utilities will increase investment by an estimated $50 million per year, or $250 million over five years, to add more EVs to their fleets, starting in 2015.

N.Y. Utility Signs Software Deal with Chevin Fleet Solutions

Chevin Fleet Solutions recently signed an agreement to provide its web-based fleet management software to Central Hudson Gas & Electric.

Photo of F-150 courtesy of Ford.

KBB Selects Best Buys for 2015

Kelley Blue Book has announced the winners of its annual Best Buy Awards for 2015 vehicles in the U.S. market, a list of vehicles in 12 categories. KBB picks the vehicles from more than 300 new-car models and 49 finalists.

Navistar Training Team Receives National Accreditation

Navistar has announced that its Dealer Education team has received certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for the company’s dealer training programs.

Photo of the Class 5 Hino 195 cabover with a stake body courtesy of Hino.

Class 5 Youngest, Fastest Growing Truck Segment

The average age of commercial truck fleets is shifting, and Class 5 trucks now make up the youngest commercial trucks on the road in a segment that's one of the fastest growing, sources told Work Truck magazine.

Steve Haindl

ARI's EVP Named to IT Leaders List

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announced that Steve Haindl, executive vice president for technology and innovation, was recognized as one of IDG Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2015.

SnugTop has commenced a promotion that is a take-off on the “Speed Limit 55” signs that grace many of the nation’s highways.(PHOTO: SnugTop)

Snugtop Celebrates 55th Anniversary

2014 marks the 55th Anniversary of Snugtop, manufacturer of truck caps and tonneau covers that was founded in 1959.

A.R.E., Rigid Industries Partner

A.R.E. Accessories, a truck cap and fiberglass tonneau cover manufacturer, has entered into a joint marketing partnership with LED light technology experts Rigid Industries.

2014 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. (PHOTO: General Motors)

2015 Silverado Offers Trio of EcoTec3 Engines

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado offers three EcoTec3 engines with advanced fuel-saving technologies that enable fleets to choose the performance and fuel efficiency that best meets their needs.

FirstEnergy Companies Gear Up for Winter Maintenance

FirstEnergy utilities have completed inspections and equipment maintenance on weather-sensitive equipment across their designated service areas to enhance system reliability when the snow begins to fly.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Avoiding Common Crashes

Here is a video discussing what safety measures drivers can take to help prevent the most common types of collisions.

The Toyota Tundra won it's fourth consecutive ALG Residual Value award. (PHOTO: Toyota)

ALG Names Residual Value Awards for Trucks

In 2015, the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck wins a 14th straight residual value award with the Toyota Tundra winning its fourth consecutive award. Additionally, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Transit Connect were among the eight vehicles that earned RVAs for the first time.

Infographic courtesy of Ford.

Ford Reaches Explorer SUV Sales Milestone

Ford has sold the 7-millionth Explorer mid-size SUV as it gets ready to introduce a redesigned version that will enter the vehicle's sixth generation at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Photo courtesy of City of Houston.

Houston Transitions to Propane Autogas Trucks

Next year, the City of Houston will begin purchasing light-duty trucks with a gaseous prep package in order to have a supply of vehicles that can be converted to propane autogas.

Photo: NTEA

2015 Work Truck Show Gives Green Truck Summit Details

The Green Truck Summit features educational sessions that cover advanced technologies and alternative fuels, implementation strategies, and timely insights into regulatory changes.





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