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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.

Altec HiLine Celebrates Expansion

After 12 years in the Port of Duluth, Altec celebrated with an open house event, highlighting recent expansions.

HELP Inc. Names New Regional Director

HELP Inc., which provides PrePass weigh station bypass and other truck safety and efficiency services, announced the appointment of Terry Maple as the new regional director who will cover several northern and Midwestern states.

Photo of Jeep Wrangler courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler Recalling Jeep Wranglers for Fire Risk

The recall, expected to begin Dec. 5, affects 313,236 Jeep Wranglers at risk for an electrical short in the exterior heated power mirror.

Photo of the 2015 F-150's BoxLink cargo management system courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Cargo Management System to 2015 F-150

Ford is introducing a cargo management system and LED box lights on its 2015 F-150 pickup, as well as several new options.

Icom Opens Propane Autogas Technology, Training Center

Icom North America LLC has launched its new Icom Technology and Training Center, dedicated to development, integration, upfitting and training for its bi-fuel and mono-fuel liquid propane autogas injection systems.

Volvo Safety Technology Gives 360-Degree View

A decade from now, Volvo trucks will be scanning the environment around the vehicle and warning a driver when collisions are imminent. The Swedish company has developed new safety technology that scans the environment around a truck and analyzes that data.

Photo: Nissan

Nissan Announces Pricing for 2015 Armada

Nissan has announced pricing for the 2015 Nissan Armada full-size SUV, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Truck and Van News: Sprinter, F-150, CNG Transit, Kenworth T880

Among several OEM announcements recently, Daimler said that the next-generation Sprinter will built in North America and XL Hybrids gained CARB approval on several GM van models.

Two Major Utilities Sign Cross-Continent Mutual Aid Agreement

To better deploy employees and equipment in the face of major storms and natural disasters, two major utilities in California and Florida signed a mutual aid agreement for the first time.

Matt Kiernan of O’Connor Motor Company receives his prize for winning Hino Trucks 2014 National Service Skills Competition (PHOTO: Hino Trucks)

Hino Trucks Crowns Winner of National Skills Competition

Hino Trucks held its sixth annual National Service Skills Competition at its training facility in Novi, Mich,, which brings together the best of the best dealer service technicians from across the country that achieved Master Elite Technician status and puts them head-to-head.

Photo: Chrysler

Mopar Previews Ram Pickups and Vans Heading to SEMA

In anticipation of the 2014 edition of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, Mopar released sketches of its modified Ramvehicles headed for the aftermarket trade show in Las Vegas.

Photo: Westport

Westport Offers CNG Transit Van Demo Program

Fleets interested in switching to natural gas can take advantage of an all new, free Westport demonstration program, which was announced at APTA Expo.

A fuel cell is a device that converts chemical potential energy (energy stored in molecular bonds) into electrical energy. (IMAGE: Hydrogenics)

Hydrogenics Offers Fuel Cell Power for Medium-Duty Trucks

Hydrogenics Corporation has introduced "Celerity," a new hydrogen fuel cell system developed for medium- and heavy-duty buses and trucks.

Average Diesel Price Moves Lower Again as Oil Plummets

UPDATED -- Diesel fuel and gasoline prices in the U.S. continue moving lower with the national averages posting their largest weekly drops in quite a while.

Photo of 2014 Buick Enclave courtesy of GM.

Buick Enclave Leads SUVs for 2014-MY Order-to-Delivery

The 2014-MY Buick Enclave mid-size SUV reached fleet customers the fastest among SUVs with 44 days between initial order and its arrival at a dealership.

The 2014 model-year Chevrolet Express cargo van is one of the vehicles covered under the new Executive Order from CARB. (PHOTO: General Motors)

XL Hybrids Gets CARB Go-Ahead for Van Conversions

XL Hybrids, Inc. has received a CARB Executive Order allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered 2012-2014 model-year General Motors 2500 and 3500 vans, Chevrolet Express, and GMC Savana vans into hybrid-electric vehicles.

Yokohama's new U.S. headquarters building in Santa Ana, Calif. (PHOTO: Yokohama)

Yokohama Tire Corporation Relocates U.S. Headquarters

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is relocating its corporate headquarters from Fullerton, Calif., to nearby Santa Ana to accommodate business growth.

Rendering courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels.

Clean Energy Offers Lower Cost NGV Barrier for Garages

The NGV Easy Bay is a code-compliant fabric barrier system utilizing an industrial curtain that's more affordable than installing a concrete, masonry, or dry wall barrier in a maintenance garage, according to the company.

The Auto Truck Group's new Kansas City facility will be handling ship thru for Ford's new Transit and the F-150. Photo: Chris Wolski

Auto Truck Group Dedicates KC Facility

The Auto Truck Group dedicated a new 70,000-square-foot facility in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, October 9. The facility will handle both complex specialized vehicle upfits and ship thru for the Ford F-150 and Transit.

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Report: Aerial Work Platform Fatalities for First Half of 2014

Out of the 23 fatalities involving aerial work platforms reported worldwide, more than half occurred in the U.S. These findings are part of the International Powered Access Federation’s accident report for the first half of 2014.

Photo courtesy of Amp.

EPA Approves Amp’s Electric Truck

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Amp Electric Vehicle’s Workhorse E-Gen Electric Truck.

Some freeways have added physical barriers, such as poles, to discourage illegal lane changes into HOV/HOT lanes.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Recognizing HOV Lane Hazards

High-occupancy lanes can improve commuter times and encourage car pooling. But they also can pose some unique safety issues.

Photo of 2015 F-150 King Range courtesy of Ford.

Texas Auto Writers Name F-150 'Truck of Texas'

The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) has selected the Ford F-150 as the Truck of Texas as part of the group's annual Truck Rodeo honoring 2015 model-year vehicles.





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