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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.

Nestlé Waters North America unveiled five medium-duty beverage trucks equipped with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems: Photo via Roush.

Nestle Deploys Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks in L.A.

Nestle Waters North America has deployed five propane autogas powered delivery trucks in Los Angeles to deliver Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.

Photo of GMC Yukon XL Denali courtesy of GM.

2015 Yukon Denali's 8-Speed Transmission Raises MPG

General Motors has added an eight-speed automatic transmission to its 2015 GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon Denali XL models that improves fuel economy from the six-speed offered with the 2014 models.

Jack Allen, former executive vice president and COO of Navistar Photo via Navistar.

Navistar COO Retires Amid Leadership Reshuffle

Navistar announced it is restructuring its senior leadership team, along with the retirement of Jack Allen, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

New U.S.-based headquarters for KOBELCO Construction. (PHOTO: KOBELCO)

KOBELCO Construction Opens New U.S. Headquarters

Eight months after announcing plans to build a new, U.S.-based corporate headquarters, KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA opened the doors to its expansive new facility in Katy, Texas.

On of the truckmakers most popular medium-duty trucks, the Freightliner M2106. (PHOTO: Freightliner)

Daimler Trucks North America Sets Record Order Intake

The order figure represents the single largest order month on record for DTNA, as well as sets the new industry benchmark in terms of order intake in a one-month period.

Teletrac Updates Fleet Director GPS Tracking Platform

The enhanced Fleet Director GPS fleet tracking system offers fleet management tools, such as the ability to monitor fuel consumption, increase driver safety and meet compliance mandates.

Photo: Fontaine

Simard Expands Twin-Steer Vocational Suspension Availability

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has partnered with Canadian-based Simard Suspensions to install and distribute Simard’s patented AMS twin-steer front suspension products in the United States and Mexico.

Bobit Business Media Acquires ATA's Truck Fleet Management

Bobit Business Media has acquired the Truck Fleet Management media properties from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in a deal that closed Nov. 5.

Class 5-7 Orders Up 14 Percent

Preliminary orders of Class 5-7 trucks rose 14 percent in October. Through 10 months of 2014, Class 5-7 net orders are on pace to reach 218,300 units for the year.

Tennessee Co-Op Shares Video of New Hybrid Bucket Truck

Tennessee Valley Electric Cooperative posted a YouTube video highlighting the benefits of its new truck, which includes fuel savings, quieter operation, and emissions reduction.

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A.R.E. Showcases New Accessories on Extreme F-150

A.R.E. Accessories has totally outfitted a 2015 Ford F-150 to create an Extreme Sport Project Truck, displayed at the SEMA Show in the Ford Booth.

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