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One of Boulder Electric Vehicles' models on display in May 2013 during the Southeastern High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Electric Truck Maker Shuts Down Production

One company that made medium-duty electrically powered trucks has ended production, but says it has not gone away entirely.

Former SDG&E Employee Pleads Guilty to Fatal Hit-and-Run

Hector Hoyt, the former San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) employee accused of running over a 54-year-old homeless pedestrian with his utility truck on Jan. 6 and fleeing the scene, pleaded guilty Sept. 3.

Capital CNG's bi-fuel configuration of a 2015 GM 2500HD ¾ ton pickup truck, in partnership with IMPCO Automotive. (PHOTO: Capital CNG)

Capital CNG Completes Bi-Fuel GM 2500HD Pickup

Capital CNG, a CNG technology and fuel company, has completed the first ever bi-fuel configuration of a 2015 GM 2500HD ¾ ton pick-up truck outside of the GM manufacturing plant.

Photo by Tim Crowley.

Ford Ships All Transit Van Models

Ford has shipped all models of its 2015 Transit full-size van, including the cargo, passenger, cutaway, and chassis cab models, representatives for the automaker told Automotive Fleet.

DUNGY

Work Truck Show Names 2015 Event Keynote Speaker

Ther NTEA has announced that retired Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy will return to the city next year to serve as keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show 2015 President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting.

Fleet Advantage Announces New President and CFO

Brian Holland has been selected to lead the company as President and CFO, and has been with the team since 2011.

Chart courtesy of NTEA.

Truck Sales Keep Overall Pace Year-Over-Year

Class 2, 3, and 4 truck sales have kept overall pace year-over-year, according to data released by the NTEA. However, Class 3 sales expectations haven’t quite kept up during the second quarter, according to the NTEA.

Project Titan (PHOTO: NISSAN)

Project Titan Ready for Alaskan Adventure

As two Wounded Warrior Project alumni and veterans set out across the Alaskan landscape, Nissan will document the adventure, with a YouTube series set to launch this fall.

Betts Truck Parts and Service Adds Delco Remy Rotating Electrics

Betts Truck Parts & Service announced the addition of Delco Remy rotating electrics to its product line. The company now carries Delco Remy starters and alternators for Class 5-8 trucks.

GALLICK

NationaLease Promotes New VP of Sales

NationaLease, a North American full-service truck leasing organization, has named Joseph Gallick senior vice president of Sales, reporting to Dean Vicha, president of NationaLease.

Altec Recalls Digger Derrick Trucks for Winch Drum

The recall, set to begin this month, affects 67 2010-2012 model-year D2000 and D3000 boom tip winch digger derrick trucks.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Customizes Roofless Concept Van

Toyota is showing a utility van concept called the Urban Utility at the World Maker Faire in San Francisco that reflects "the lifestyle and needs of an entrepreneurial, urban driver," the automaker said.

PG&E Executive Receives EEI's Distinguished Leadership Award

The award, established to recognize outstanding individual achievement, was presented during Edison Electric Institute’s fall board of directors meeting.

Class 5-7 Orders Improve 12 Percent

August’s preliminary 17,700 North American Classes 5-7 net orders represented the best medium-duty vehicle order volume since April 2014.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Express van courtesy of GM.

Used Vehicle Depreciation Stabilizes in August

Overall depreciation for used vehicles from the past five model years improved slightly from July as the average value fell 1.3 percent in the month compared to 1.5 percent in July, according to Black Book's monthly report.

New 2015 model Canters will come from the factory with the EPS installed. (PHOTO: Mitsubishi Fuso)

Mitsubishi Fuso's Engine Protection System Now Standard on Canter Trucks

A new engine protection system (EPS), developed at the request of its fleet customers, is now standard on all 2015 models and available as a no-cost upgrade on all 2012–2014 model-year Canter FE and FG Series work trucks.

Truck and Van News: 2015 Ram Chassis Cab, Ford F-450, GM Mid-size Pickups

Highlights of recent truck and van news include Ram Truck adding fleet-friendly options to the 2015 Ram Chassis Cab; F-450 to meet towing standard of 31,200 lbs.; and the Colorado and Canyon get fuel efficiency boost.

Pa. Awards 33 Air Quality Grants to Fleets

Bimbo Bakeries, UPS, FedEx and Skytop received grants to convert their fleet vehicles to operate on alternative fuels such as CNG or propane autogas.

Photo of Ram 5500 Chassis Cab courtesy of Chrysler.

2015 Ram Chassis Cab Adds Max Speed Limiter

The Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks add several fleet-friendly options for the 2015 model-year, including a maximum speed limiter to help fleet managers reduce excessive speeding, according to Ram Truck.

Photo of MV-1 LX courtesy of Mobility Ventures.

Mobility Ventures MV-1 Paratransit Vehicle Arrives at Dealers

Mobility Ventures offers the MV-1 in three models, including the SE base model, DX deluxe model, and LX luxury model. The vehicle meets guidelines established in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Photo of low-roof, regular wheelbase 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Cable Provider Orders 800 Ford Transit Vans

Charter Communications has ordered more than 800 low-roof, regular-wheelbase Ford Transit vans for its technicians in 29 states, the automaker has announced.

The Procision transmission was unveiled at Eaton's Marshall, Mich., proving grounds on Sept. 4. Photo: Jim Park

Eaton Stirs up Medium-Duty Market with Dual-Clutch Transmission

A new medium-duty, dual-clutch transmission from Eaton, called Procision, promises automatic-like driver feel and interface with the performance attributes of a manual transmission, plus fuel and maintenance savings. Equipment Editor Jim Park has the story.

D. FRANK

Wheels Inc. Promotes Dan Frank to President

Wheels, Inc. has named Dan Frank president, which puts the fleet management company scion in charge of virtually all business units of the 75-year-old fleet leasing trailblazer.

Photo of the 2014 Ram ProMaster by Vince Taroc.

Commercial Fleet Sales Rise 21 Percent in Aug.

Sales of cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial fleet customers rose 21.1 percent in August compared to a year ago, as vehicle manufacturers continue to increase fleet market share through the first eight months of 2014.

Members of Cequent's first two-day training course. (PHOTO: Cequent)

Cequent Provides Training to Dealers and Installers

Cequent Performance Products launched its first two-day training event at its headquarters in Plymouth, Mich., giving those in attendance a better understanding of Cequent’s products and brands.





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