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Sempra Energy Releases Sixth Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

The 2013 report, entitled “Achieving Balance,” describes how the company is meeting increasing demand for cleaner energy, responding to customer needs and planning for the future.

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Ford Debuts Transit's Five-Row Side-Curtain Air Bag

The 2015 Ford Transit 15-passenger wagon will offer the automotive industry’s only five-row side-curtain airbag – the largest in any Ford vehicle.

ACT Research: May Used Truck Volumes were Down

According to a recently released study, used truck volumes for May were down, particularly in the larger Class segments.

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Ford Recalls More F-150 Trucks for Steering Issue

The expanded recall, which addresses a potential problem affecting the electronic power-assist steering gears, now involves nearly 5,700 2014-MY trucks globally.

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Next-Gen 2015 Ford Edge Adds Safety Tech

Ford has unveiled the second-generation of its 2015 Edge mid-size SUV that offers a multitude of optional safety technology. It will also be the first Ford vehicle to arrive with a standard EcoBoost engine.

Auto Truck Group Announces New Kansas City Facility

The new plant will feature 70,000 square feet of manufacturing space, enough space to upfit more than 100 vehicles concurrently, along with a full design studio, and many more features to support the manufacture and installation of truck equipment for a wide variety of users and applications.


Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Promotes New Director of Fleet Operations

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has promoted Larry Smith to Director of Fleet Operations to lead the company’s fleet sales efforts.

Computerworld Names ARI 100 Best Places to Work in IT

The fleet management company is ranked 17 among the other mid-sized companies named to the list of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology.

A high-roof Ford Transit has been loaded into a modified rail car. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Rail Industry Modified Cars to Ship Ford Transit

Ford worked closely with railroads and railcar manufacturers to develop the modified car to accommodate Transit vans that reach 110.1 inches tall for the high-roof version.

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Ford Dearborn Truck Plant Celebrates Anniversary

Ford Motor Company is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its groundbreaking Dearborn Truck Plant.

Fleet Advantage Adds to Team

Fleet Advantage, a truck fleet business analytics and equipment financing company, has hired Luis Herrera as remarking sales executive, Sandra Rosenfeld, CTP, as manager of operations, and Greg Smith as fleet analyst.

July Fleet Auctions in Michigan, Oklahoma, Illinois, and North Carolina

Utilities in Michigan, Oklahoma, Illinois, and North Carolina looking to expand or replace their existing fleets will have four opportunities and more than 1,800 pieces of equipment and vehicles to choose from.

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Clyde Launches Medium-Duty CNG Truck Line

New York-based Clyde Trucks is now offering a line of Class 4 and 5 CNG-powered, cab forward, medium-duty trucks.

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2015 Silverado and Sierra 1500 Tow Ratings Announced

Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups will maintain a 12,000-lb. maximum available trailer weight rating as they transition to new ratings for 2015 based on SAE J2807 Recommended Practices.

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Nissan Extends Commercial Van Warranty

Nissan's van warranty now covers its vehicles for five years and 100,000 miles, a significant bump from the prior warranty that covered the vehicles for three years and 36,000 miles.

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Last Chance: Fleet Hall of Fame Voting Ends Today

Today is the last day to cast your ballot for the 2014 Inductees to the Fleet Hall of Fame! Voting ends at the end of business, Thursday, July 31. Twenty-five individuals have been nominated by the industry, but only four will be inducted this year.

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Congress Questions GM CEO Over Recall Handling

Members of a congressional subcommittee criticized General Motors' approach to recalling older vehicles for a faulty ignition switch, as CEO Mary Barra appeared before the committee on Wednesday.

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J.D. Power Releases 2014 Initial Quality Study

Overall new-vehicle quality declined slightly among vehicles sold in 2013 as automakers dealt with challenges caused by integrating more sophisticated technologies into their vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study.

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GM Claims Highest Power Ratings for Colorado/Canyon

Horsepower and torque ratings announced this morning by General Motors will make its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups the most powerful in the midsized truck segment, the company claims.

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Housing Starts Dip from April

While housing starts dipped in May month-over-month, they were up 9.4 percent from the same time in 2013.

Photo of K370 courtesy of Kenworth.

Kenworth's Refreshed Cabovers Now Available

Kenworth has refreshed its K270 Class 6 and K360 Class 7 cabover trucks with an updated exterior, dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison six-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles.

CEO Mary Barra addresses the media at GM's June 10 annual stockholders meeting. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM CEO Heads to Congress for Recall Update

General Motors' CEO Mary Barra will tell a congressional subcommittee she won't accept "business as usual at GM" and update the committee on the automaker's progress in dealing with the ignition switch recall.

Truck & Van News: Ford Transit, M2 106 Hybrid, GM Pickups

Some of the latest truck and van announcements include Freightliner's M2 106 Hybrid truck getting approved for the NY State voucher program, while Ford moves full speed ahead on Ford Transit production.

TBC Adds Three Medium Truck Tire Lines

TBC Wholesale Group has expanded its portfolio of medium radial truck tire products. Sumitomo, Sailun, and Dynacargo branded truck tires are available to dealers now.


Omnitracs Appoints New President, CEO

Omnitracs, LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, announced that David Post has been named president and chief operating officer.

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