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Fleet Safety Video Tip: Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

It's that time of year when you need to remind fleet drivers to make sure they have a vehicle emergency kit that's fit for winter weather. Here's advice on what to include.

Photos courtesy of Asplundh Tree Expert Co. and ROUSH CleanTech.This is the first propane-powered bucket truck entering Asplundh's fleet.

Propane Autogas Bucket Truck Debuts in Asplundh’s Fleet

Putting a propane-autogas-powered bucket truck on the road for the first time, ROUSH CleanTech details the engineering behind this 58-ft. aerial lift boom truck.

Highlights from the International Lineman's Rodeo

The 2014 International Lineman’s Rodeo attracts the best linemen from around the world to compete in events based on traditional lineman tasks and skills. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) scored several victories, including three first-place world championship awards.

Photo: Orange EV

Orange EV Continues Demonstrations of Electric Truck

The company demonstrated its T-Series electric terminal truck's pulling abilities, along with its ability to work up to 24 hours on a single charge with its extended battery.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Offer 'Pre-Collision' System

Ford will offer a new driver-assist system that will reduce the severity or eliminate some frontal collisions between its vehicles and pedestrians, the company announced.

Photo courtesy of GM.

2015 Chevrolet City Express Ships to Dealers

General Motors has begun shipping its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van to dealers as it enters one of the most active commercial vehicle segments with a product that's sourced from Nissan's NV200.

Odyne Systems Delivers Hybrid Trucks to Michigan Utility

Odyne Systems, LLC, a producer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, has announced that six new trucks featuring Odyne plugin hybrid systems have been delivered to Consumers Energy, a Michigan utility.

Illustration via GFC.

Inside the 2014 Green Fleet Conference

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo kicks off on Oct. 28 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo: Ford

Ford F-150 Gets Tricked Out for SEMA Show

The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 will vie this November for the “Hottest Truck” award at the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show in Las Vegas.

Isuzu Commerical Truck of America and Telogis have entered into an exclusive collaboration to develop connected vehicle products and services. Photo: Isuzu

Isuzu, Telogis Agree on Connected Vehicle Pact

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Telogis to improve the overall ownership experience for Isuzu customers.

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IMT Announces New Director of Sales

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that Tim Gerbus has joined IMT as director of sales.

Auto Truck Group Names National Sales Managers

The Auto Truck Group has announced new national sales and strategic account management positions.

Photo of 2008 Dodge RAM 1500 by NHTSA via Wikimedia Commons.

NHTSA Urges Immediate Repairs for Takata Air Bags

Defective air bag inflators pose a safety hazard in more than 7 million vehicles in the 2000-2008 model years, the federal agency warns.

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UPS Cuts PM Intervals in Half with Telematics

UPS has reduced the number of preventative maintenance inspections to 120,000 per year from 240,000 in the past five years by implementing a telematics system.

Transicold Enhances Warranty Coverage

The warranties for the hybrid Vector 8500 and Vector 8600MT units now include 48-month/8,000-hour major component coverage for the engine, generator and compressor.

Hino Trucks Marks 30 Years in U.S.

Hino Trucks is celebrating its 30-year milestone of doing business in the United States. Founded in 1984, the Toyota Group company assembles, sells, and services Class 5-7 commercial trucks in the United States.

Kenworth 270 cabover (Photo: Kenworth)

Kenworth Adds New Features to Medium-Duty Cabovers

Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers.

Photo of 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Daimler to Build Next-Gen Sprinter in North America

Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2015 Pathfinder Starts at $30,395

The starting price for Nissan's 2015 Pathfinder mid-size SUV increases $325 over the 2014 model to a starting price of $30,395 and arrives with added standard features.

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Class 5-7 Orders Up 15 Percent

While Class 5-7 orders are up 15 percent, the truck segment is down 4 percent year-over-year.

PHOTO: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso to Show New Canters

A seven-passenger FUSO Canter FE160 Crew Cab upfitted with an open landscape dovetail body and a Canter FE180 standard cab truck with a landscape dump body application will be on display at GIE+EXPO.

Mercury Insurance Offers Commercial Policies in 10 States

Mercury Insurance has expanded its commercial auto insurance coverage to business owners and fleet managers in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado (PHOTO: General Motors)

LEER Now Accepting Cap, Tonneau Orders

Fleet customers can begin ordering LEER caps and tonneaus for 2015 model Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks.

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Reading Truck Body, OEM Systems Partner on CNG Systems

Reading Truck Body, LLC and OEM Systems, LLC announce a strategic partnership that offers customers a one-stop solution in CNG systems for service trucks and fleets.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sniffing Out Brake Trouble

Fleet drivers are your first line of defense for unscheduled maintenance needs. Here's some advice to help them identify brake problems that require servicing.





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