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Odyne Approved for Chicago Alt-Fuel Voucher Program

Under the program, $11,295,000 has been funded for vouchers for alternative fuel vehicles over 6,001 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and public stations in the city of Chicago and its six counties.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: More Winter Driving Advice

Here’s some winter driving advice from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and AAA.

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 1500 Rebel Geared Toward Off-Road Driving

The Ram Truck brand introduced its off-road-ready 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel at the North American International Auto Show as the 10th trim level Ram 1500 to choose from.

Image courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon to Offer New Connected-Vehicle Service

Verizon Vehicle will include diagnostic technology, push-button live assistance, and roadside assistance using GPS to hasten the tow truck’s arrival.

Photo courtesy of Zenith.

Zenith Motors EV Shuttle Approved for Calif. Funding

Fleets in California now have access to a voucher for up to $50,000 toward the purchase of a Zenith Motors shuttle van.

Biodiesel Board Blames Feds for Industry Slump

Total U.S. biodiesel consumption fell to 1.75 billion gallons in 2014, down slightly from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Utility Drivers Helped Track Down Brooklyn Gunman

Two electric utility drivers were responsible for helping police track down the gunman who killed two NYPD officers in late December.

Colo. City Invests in Biogas Fueling Plant

The City of Grand Junction, Colo., has jointly invested in a biogas conditioning system and pipeline project that will provide a biogas-based fuel to municipal fleet vehicles, including 30 refuse trucks, dump trucks, pickups, and sedans.

Photo of 2017 F-150 Raptor courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2017 Aluminum Raptor Sheds 500 Pounds

Ford's redesigned F-150-based Raptor truck will incorporate an aluminum-alloy body to reduce its weight by more than 500 pounds when it debuts for the 2017 model year.

PHOTO: VIA Motors

VIA Motors Begins Building Hybrid Silverado Pickup

VIA Motors has launched production of its hybrid electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup and Chevrolet Express cargo and passenger vans, Chairman Bob Lutz announced in Detroit.

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Auto Truck Group Appoints Director of Railroad Sales

Auto Truck Group has promoted Jeff Mower to director of railroad sales with the vehicle upfitter.

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ROUSH to Offer Propane Autogas Ford Medium-Duty Models

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering propane autogas versions of Ford medium-duty vehicles equipped with the 6.8-liter V-8, following certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Class 5-7 Orders Rise 12 Percent in 2014

Orders for new trucks, buses and RVs in classes 5-7 reached 222,200 units in 2014, an increase of 12 percent from the prior year, according to ACT Research.

A technician installs a telematics device on one of the City of Houston's fleet vehicles. Photo courtesy of City of Houston

Houston Adds Telematics to Quarter of Public Works Fleet

The City of Houston is expanding use of telematics in its Public Works fleet. Technicians are installing 922 telematics devices on Public Works trucks after a successful pilot with 75 vehicles.

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Improves 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup's Fuel Efficiency

Ram Truck has improved the fuel efficiency of its 1500 EcoDiesel pickup with a model that edges highway fuel economy for full-size pickups closer to 30 mpg highway — a bar once thought unattainable.

Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

North American Car, Truck of the Year Awards Given

Ford's aluminum-body F-150 and Volkswagen's Golf family have been named the North American Truck/Utility of the Year and North American Car of the Year for the 2015 model year.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Recognizing Wheel Misalignment

Here are tips from Firestone to help fleet drivers recognize early symptoms of wheel misalignment.

Older Medium-Duty Diesels Face New Calif. Regs

California fleets who use medium-duty diesel trucks older than 20 years may have to replace these Class 4-6 vehicles under a set of new regulations going into effect this year.

Photo of 2016 Tacoma Limited by Mike Antich.

Toyota Gives Full Details on 2016 Tacoma Pickup

Toyota's Tacoma mid-size pickup gets a long-overdue makeover for the 2016 model year after more than a decade in its second generation that includes a new V-6 engine and transmission.

Altec Forms Agreement with Idle Mitigation Systems Developer

Altec and ZeroRPM will provide enhanced idle mitigation and hybrid systems on work trucks to provide customers with improved fuel consumption and reduced tailpipe emissions.

Photo of Cummins 5.0L turbo diesel courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Details 2016 Titan's Cummins Turbo Diesel

Nissan is offering a 5.0-liter Cummins turbo diesel with its 2016 Titan pickup for the first time that will give work truck buyers greater capability for towing and payload, Nissan has announced.

Photo of Nissan Titan XD by Mike Antich.

Nissan's 2016 Titan Offers Diesel Engine

Nissan has unveiled its redesigned next-gen 2016 Titan full-size pickups that include a Cummins diesel option for the first time in the model's history.

FLD Launches OnceOVR Pro Remarketing App

FLD, Inc. has launched the OnceOVR Pro mobile app, an extension of OnceOVR that was released earlier this year on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon for download at no charge.

Photo of Transit vans courtesy of Ford.

New Full-Size Van Sales Grow 11 Percent

Sales of new-model full-size commercial vans rose more than 11 percent in 2014 as several manufacturers transitioned to European-style vans and phased out less fuel-efficient models.

Truck and Van News: VIA Motors Production, Nissan Titan with Cummins Engine

Several major truck announcements over the last couple weeks include VIA Motors starting production of the plug-in hybrid truck and Nissan stating that the 2016 Nissan Titan will be available with a Cummins turbo diesel engine.

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