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Utility Company Executives to Speak at Clean Energy Summit

Executives from Rocky Mountain Institute, NV Energy, Duke Energy, and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power will discuss the role of utilities to supplying consumers with clean and renewable energy Sept. 4 at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas.

Photo of 2014 Ram 2500 HD courtesy of Chrysler.

Cars.com Picks 2014 Ram 2500 HD As Top Three-Quarter-Ton Pickup

The 2014 Ram 2500 HD has been picked as the winner of the Cars.com 3/4-ton heavy duty pickup challenge powered by PickupTrucks.com.

San Francisco to Host the 2015 ATD Convention

San Francisco will host the 2015 American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention & Expo January 22-25, 2015.

New Lease Offered on Fuso Canter FE Series

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. and its captive finance partner, Daimler Truck Financial, announced that they will offer a fair market value (FMV) lease on new Canter FE Series trucks with a dry van body.

Photo of 2015 Sorento courtesy of Kia Motors.

Kia Sets Next-Gen Sorento SUV Reveal for Korea

Kia Motors is refreshing its Sorento for the 2015 model year by lowering, lengthening, and widening its mid-size SUV.

Jamestown Engine Plant Celebrates 40 Years with Cummins

Cummins Inc. celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Jamestown, N.Y. on August 8.

Siemens already is testing an e-highway system in Europe. Photo: Siemens

Truck Electrification System to be Tested at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has selected a company to install a catenary system, essentially overhead electrical lines, which supplies trucks with electric power, similar to how modern day trolleys or streetcars are powered on many city streets, while still offering the same flexibility as diesel trucks.

Weather Guard Unveils New Website

The website is designed to provide a better product experience for both distributors and end-users.

Photo of 2013 Dodge Durango courtesy of Chrysler.

Mid-Size Cars, Large SUVs Lead Depreciation in July

Used-vehicle depreciation slipped to 1.5 percent in July, as mid-size sedans led a sharper decline in value after a strong spring, reports Black Book.

Photo: Time Warner Cable

Cable Provider Joins Clean Cities to Improve Efficiency

To further reduce its petroleum use and increase efficiency within its fleet of 20,000 services trucks and vehicles, Time Warner Cable has joined the Department of Energy's Clean Cities' National Clean Fleet Partnership.

A Ram 2014-MY Chassis Cab Photo: Chrysler

Reading Truck Body Adds Ram Chassis Pool in Columbus, Ohio

Reading Truck Body, LLC, a manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, has worked closely with Ram Commercial Vehicles, part of The Chrysler Group LLC, to expand the Reading-Ram chassis pool into the Columbus, Ohio, market.

Pictured are the 2014 Green Fleet Conference keynote speakers. At left is Mark Smith, vehicle technologies deployment manager for the DOE national Clean Cities’ program; and at right is John Viera, global director of sustainability for Ford Motor Co.

Green Fleet Conference & Expo Announces Speakers and Schedule

The ninth Green Fleet Conference & Expo announced its schedule for the annual event in October. The 2014 keynote speakers are from the U.S. Department of Energy and Ford Motor Co.

Betts Truck Parts & Service Announces Director of Service

Betts Truck Parts & Service announced the promotion of Ruben Gutierrez to the newly created position of director of service.

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Class 5-8 Orders Up Month-Over-Month

July’s preliminary 15,500 Class 5-7 net orders are up 3 percent month-over-month, but down 4 percent compared to year ago levels, making a third consecutive below year-ago reading.

Photo of 2010 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

Vincentric Announces Best CPO Value Awards

Ford and Toyota each took seven categories in Vincentric's 2014 Best CPO (certified pre-owned) Value awards announced today that covered 41 vehicle segments as well as three affordable brands.

Photo of Motorcraft brake pads courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers No-Cost Motorcraft Brake Pad Replacement

Ford has begun replacing Motorcraft brake pads at no cost on certain commercial vehicles at Ford and Lincoln dealerships, as well as Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers.

Pictured is the GMC Canyon. Photo courtesy of GM

GM Sets Pricing for 2015-MY Mid-Size Pickups

General Motors has set pricing for its Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks that will arrive at dealer lots in the fall at $21,890 and $22,805 respectively.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Fleet Sales Buoyed By Trucks, Vans, SUVs

Trucks, vans and SUVs have been driving sales to commercial fleets so far in 2014 as passenger car fleet sales have fallen sharply during the same time frame.

Florida Public Utilities Celebrates 90 Years

Established in 1924, the business was founded as a provider of gas energy, with a customer base of approximately 1,300. Today, FPU serves approximately 118,000 customers.

Green Fleet Ends Ties with 100 Best Fleets’ Green Fleet Awards

Green Fleet Magazine is mixing up its annual Green Fleet Conference and Expo this October with a revitalized awards program.

Sales of crossovers and trucks, which include pickups, vans, and SUVs, surged by double-digits, pushing combined sales to 1,048,114 through July. (PHOTO: GM)

GM’s 2014 Truck and Crossover Sales Pass 1 Million Units

Sales of crossovers and trucks, which include pickups, vans, and SUVs, surged by double-digits, pushing combined sales to 1,048,114 through July. Commercial deliveries were up 69 percent and all other fleet deliveries were up 21 percent.

Photo via Loïc Dupasquier/Flickr.

Drowsy Driving Top Condition of People Who Shouldn't Drive

Drowsy driving ranked at the top of seven conditions listed in the survey that should have caused drivers not to get behind the wheel. Survey respondents also widely supported (60 percent) making drowsy driving against the law.

Train Hits Rear-end of Bucket Truck in Railroad Crossing Accident

Two employees from Medina Electric Cooperative (MEC), a not-for-profit electric cooperative corporation serving South Texas, were involved in a bucket truck accident at a railroad crossing on July 25.

Photos courtesy of PG&E.A Peterbilt/Allison Transmissions Class 8 electric hybrid material handler truck.

Utilities Urged to Double EV Investment

Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and a few private utilities are urging other electric utilities to more than double their current investments in electric fleet vehicles. Both groups have taken steps to support utilities working to achieve this goal.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Truck Contest Offers Transit, Transit Connect Prizes

Ford Commercial Truck has launched the Transit Means Business Challenge contest to offer a 2015 Transit or 2015 Transit Connect to a business owner who can make the strongest case for how it would use the van, according to Ford.





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