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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.

Geotab's Fleet Management Software Ranked in Top Three

Capterra ranked Geotab second for top fleet management software solutions.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Linen Delivery Fleet Adds Hydraulic Hybrid Truck

Uniform and linen supplier AmeriPride Services Inc. has taken delivery of its first hydraulic hybrid truck in North America, a 2014 Ford F59 chassis with a Morgan Olson Route Star walk-in van body.

CEO Pablo Acedo poses with VIA eREV vans. Photo courtesy of VIA.

EPA Certifies VIA Motors' Hybrid Van

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted certification to VIA Motors' eREV gasoline-electric hybrid van, paving the way for shipping of the vehicle to fleets, the company announced Nov. 13.

Photo of 2016 Korento courtesy of Kia Motors.

Kia Redesigns Sorento SUV for 2016

Kia Motors America will debut its redesigned 2016 Sorento mid-size SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, the automaker has announced.

Photo of Freightliner Business Class M2 truck courtesy of Daimler Trucks North America.

Daimler Recalls CNG Freightliner M2 Trucks

The manual tank shutoff valve is at risk for getting stuck in the closed position and blocking the flow of fuel to the engine in 16 2013 model-year trucks.

Photo: AMP

Logistics Fleet Adds AMP Electric Vans in Texas

AMP Holding Inc. has entered into a purchase agreement with a major transportation company to supply 18 battery-electric Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans to be deployed in the Houston-Galveston, Texas, area.

Daimler Trucks Launches New Rewards Website

Truck Bucks, the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) rewards program, has unveiled a new website providing more benefits for Truck Bucks members. The new website, www.MyTruckBucks.com, launched November 11.

Photo: Clean Fuels Ohio

Frito-Lay Brings Fleet Sustainability Program to Ohio

With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Energy coalition Clean Fuels Ohio, Frito-Lay's Ohio fleet now has 45 propane autogas-powered Ford E350 vans and five electric Newton delivery trucks.

Photo of NPR-XD courtesy of Isuzu.

Class 4 to Grow 3 Percent In 2014

The Class 4 truck market now dominated by low-cab forward trucks used primarily for urban delivery and landscaping jobs should grow 3 percent in 2014 and reach about 12,000 new vehicles registered for commercial use, ACT Research told Work Truck magazine.

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Lyons Rejoins Mitsubishi Fuso Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. (MFTA) has announced that Bill Lyons has rejoined the company. Lyons will serve as the company’s new Vice President, Sales Operations, replacing Mike Rumsey.

Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Ram ProMaster City MPG, Pricing Announced

Ram Truck has announced the pricing and fuel economy for its first vehicle in the small commercial van segment, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City.

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Express 2500 cargo van courtesy of General Motors.

Depreciation Reaches Yearly High in October

Domestic cars lost the most in value at 3.2 percent among vehicles from the 2009-2013 model-years, while domestic trucks lost 2.1 percent. Compact pickups and full-size passenger vans and full-size cargo vans showed the most strength.

Screenshot via NGVAmerica.

NGVAmerica Launches Natural Gas Station Mapping Tool

NGVAmerica has launched an online tool that helps fleet drivers locate the nation's natural gas fueling stations.

Photo of F-150 courtesy of Ford.

First Aluminum F-150 Rolls off Assembly Line

Ford has built its first aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup truck, and production of the vehicle is now underway at the 100-year-old Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich., an event marked by the appearance of Bill Ford and other dignitaries.

Credit: U.S. DOE

Diesel Prices Rise, Midwest Region Skyrockets

The long ride of falling diesel prices has ended with the fuel posting its first weekly increase since late June, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Commercial Vehicle Demand in U.S. and Canada Increasing

The recovery in the commercial vehicle market in the U.S. and Canada has been largely driven by the business community, according to IHS Automotive.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Changing Windshield Wiper Blades

Here's a video explaining how to replace wiper blades. Manufacturers typically recommend they're changed two or three times a year to keep windshield visibility optimal.

November Heavy Equipment Auctions in Three States

Fleets in North Carolina, Oregon, and New York looking to expand or replace their existing fleets of heavy equipment including utility vehicles have more than 1,500 items to choose from in the month of November.

Calif. Changes CNG/LNG Tax Measurement

At the start of 2015, the state will begin taxing compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) based on a per-pound rather than per-foot rate.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Express by Vince Taroc.

GM Details 2015 Express/Savana Vans

General Motors has added several new enhancements to its Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana for the 2015 model year, as its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van replaces the 1500-level full-size model that has been discontinued.

5-Year Old Dies in Fatal Crash with Florida Utility Truck

The young boy was riding in the car with his parents when their Kia Soul was reportedly rear-ended by a bucket truck driven by a longtime employee of Sumter Electric Cooperative.





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