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Video: NHTSA Shows Car That Detects Alcohol Impairment

A collaboration between the federal safety agency and an industry consortium is making strides in developing technology that can prevent drunk driving.  

Photo courtesy of CACC.

Chicago Fleets Saved 25M Fuel Gallons Last Year

The commercial and government fleet members of the Chicago Area Clean Cities saved more than 25 million gallons of petroleum in 2014, which reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality, according to the group.

Photo courtesy of Mazda.

Takata Recall Adds Mazda B-Series Pickups

More than 27,000 trucks need replacement passenger-side frontal air bags.

Photo of 2016 Transit Connect Wagon's blind spot monitoring system courtesy of Ford.

Ford Upgrades Transit Connect Van for 2016

Ford has added a flexible-fuel option and a perimeter alarm with its 2016 Transit Connect cargo van and several new options on the passenger variant, Ford has announced.

Medium-Duty Orders Up 17 Percent in May

Orders of medium-duty vehicles increased 17 percent to about 19,000 in May to rebound from earlier in the year, according to early estimated from ACT Research.

Odyne Systems Wins 2014 Governor's New Product Award

Odyne Systems has been named a 2014 Governor’s New Product Award winner by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE).

SMUD Unveils EV Fast-Charge Station in Citrus Heights

The fast-charge station is just the second in the region to accommodate most types of EVs manufactured by foreign and domestic automakers, and it’s one of the first installed in the U.S. by a utility.

SDG&E to Install Up to 550 EV Charging Sites

The pilot program calls for SDG&E to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure at up to 550 sites throughout the utility's service territory.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Fleet Sales Increase 3 Percent in May

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets increased 3 percent to 60,236 in May and continued an upward trend this year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Mercedes-Benz is launching the Metris midsize van for 2016. Photo by Ian Merritt/MBUSA.

Mercedes Predicts Fleet Niches for Metris Van

At an event held in Dunton Hot Springs, Colo., Mercedes-Benz outlined product plans and market niches for its new midsize van.

Leggett & Platt Increases Van Upfitting Capability

To increase capabilities and continue to meet the needs of fleet customers, Leggett & Platt CVP announced the expansion of its Kansas City facility, opening of a new facility in Baltimore and closure of Elyria, Ohio, install facility.

International ProStar Class 8 on-highway tractor. Photo: Navistar

Navistar Q2 Results Reveal Narrower Loss, Big Gain in Sales

Navistar International has reported a second-quarter 2015 net loss of $64 million, which compares favorably to the net loss of $297 million that it incurred for the same period a year ago, and showed a 38% increase in sales of Class 6-8 trucks and buses.

Photo courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic Services Wins Clean Fuels Award

Republic Services’ fleet in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded Louisiana Clean Fuels’ Fleet of the Year Award for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet expansion and petroleum reductions.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

XL Hybrids Offers GM 3500/4500 Powertrain

XL Hybrids has begun supplying its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for General Motors' 3500/4500 cutaway and cab chassis van beginning with 2011 model-year vehicles, according to the company.

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Rear-View Camera to 2016 Transit Van

Ford is adding a rear-view camera as standard equipment on its 2016 model-year Transit van, as well as several options including the SYNC 3 infotainment system, Ford has announced.

Photo via Navistar

Navistar Appoints Senior VP for Truck Sales and Marketing

Navistar has named longtime Paccar executive Jeff Sass as senior vice president of North America truck sales and marketing.

BROOKS

Auto Truck Group Hires National Account Manager

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of equipment, announced Kimberly Brooks as its new manager of national accounts.

Photo of American Red Cross Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Donates Transit Vans to Red Cross Fleet

Ford Motor Company Fund has donated five Ford Transit vans to the American Red Cross to add to the company's fleet of more than 3,000 vans that support disaster relief.

Photo courtesy of Orange EV.

Orange EV Files Initial Order for Electric Terminal Truck

Orange EV has filed an initial order for its T-Series electric terminal truck to be sent to manufacturing and distribution facilities in Chicago, the company announced.

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack's LR Refuse Truck Caters to Drivers

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse model designed for enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and better visibility.

Photo via McNeilus

McNeilus' New Front Loading Refuse Truck Enables CNG

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing has added the Meridian front loader to the company’s lineup of refuse vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Sprinter 2500 and 3500 Vans Recalled for Oil Leaks

The Mercedes-Benz action, an expansion of an earlier recall campaign, affects 1,335 vans in the 2015 model year.

Ford will shorten its summer shutdown from the traditional two-week summer shutdown to one week for a majority of North American assembly plants, increasing production by close to 40,000 units. (PHOTO: Business Wire).

Ford Reduces Summer Shutdown to Meet Demand

Based on strong customer demand for the company’s newest products – F-150, Edge, Escape and Explorer – six Ford assembly plants, along with supporting powertrain and stamping plants, will shut down only the week of June 29.

Third Annual Food Truck Contest Launched

Geared toward people hoping to start a food truck business or new food truck business owners, entrants can submit to win up to $10,000 to help spruce up their vehicle.

Photo via Wikipedia.

Report: EV Charging Stations to Reach 12.7M by 2020

The number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations worldwide is expected to grow to more than 12.7 million units by 2020 from more than 1 million units in last year.

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