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Fleet Advantage Appoints Marketing Manager

Fleet Advantage has named Katerina Jones as marketing manager for the truck fleet analytics, equipment financing and life-cycle management company.

Photo courtesy of VW.

Volkswagen to Produce Mid-Size SUV

Volkswagen will produce a mid-size SUV in Tennessee that's based on its CrossBlue Concept, the company announced today.

LeasePlan Names Syndications VP for Truck Division

LeasePlan USA announced the promotion of Angie Gates to vice president of syndications for its Truck Division. In this role, she will be responsible for the management of all syndication activity for the truck division.

Brasher's Announces Brasher's Backstage 2014

Back-to-back sales at Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction on Wednesday, August 6 and at Brasher’s Portland Auto Auction on Thursday, August 7 will include a combined total of more than 2,000, trucks, SUVs, and RVs.

Photo: Daimler

Electric Canter E-Cell Truck Being Trialed in Portugal

The all-electric Canter E-Cell truck is currently being tested for the European market. A total of eight vehicles are part of the test, which is being conducted in Portugal.

PG&E Launches Employee Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced the launch of an employee personal vehicle charging pilot project at seven locations, including include PG&E’s main office in San Francisco, Oakland airport, several sites in San Ramon, and one in San Luis Obispo.

The Isuzu NPR-XD diesel truck will be powered by the Isuzu 4HK1-TC 5.2L turbocharged diesel engine. (PHOTO: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

Isuzu Announces New NPR-XD Diesel Truck

With a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 pounds, the NPR-XD bridges the gap between the NPR-HD, with its GVWR of 14,500 pounds, and the 17,950-pound GVWR NQR.

Photo of 2014 Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Frontier, Titan Trucks Updated for 2015

Nissan has added an infotainment system as standard equipment on several of its Frontier mid-size pickups and eliminated the long wheelbase Titan full-size pickup for the 2015 model year.

Screenshot via YouTube.

Video: Environmental Protestors Modifying Trucks to Spew Soot

A group of anti-environmentalists and truck enthusiasts have been modifying their diesel truck engines with smoke stack kits so their vehicles release thick clouds of black soot onto bystanders or Prius drivers.

Comdata's FleetAdvance Tool Awarded

Comdata’s powerful FleetAdvance tool has been named as a 2014 Best Practice Award Winner from The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI).

CROMPTON

Cummins Expands Leadership Team

Cummins Inc. has announced a number of leadership changes to build upon the Company’s strong performance and better position Cummins for future profitable and sustainable growth.

Bobit Business Media CEO Ty Bobit delivers a eulogy celebrating Ed, his father and company founder. Photo by Kelly Bracken.

Ed Bobit Remembered As 'Force of Nature'

Family, friends, and colleagues paid their respects to Ed Bobit at a memorial service, honoring the Bobit Business Media founder and chairman as a publishing force known for his tough-but-fair approach to business and family.

Agreement will Bring Natural Gas to Fleet Customers

Randy Marion Automotive Group and VNG.CO LLC have entered into a strategic marketing agreement to support the use of light duty natural gas vehicles (NGVs) by fleet customers in coordination with VNG offering conveniently located and retail oriented CNG fueling locations.

KOBELCO Construction Names New VP of Operations

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA announce the appointment of Randy Hall as vice president of operations.

VIETH

Orders for Class 5-7 Commercial Vehicles Slow

After “best since early 2006” orders in April, Classes 5-7 have cooled over the past two months. In June, net orders fell 9 percent from May and 1 percent from year-ago levels to 14,700 units.

In June 2014, the price gap between the cost of gasoline and diesel narrowed to 21 cents per gallon. (SOURCE: WEX)

Gasoline, Diesel Price Gap Narrows

Just reported fuel prices show that, for the first time since April 2012, the price gap between gasoline and diesel prices has narrowed to only 21 cents per gallon in June 2014.

Element's PHH Arval Buy Doubles Fleet Portfolio

Element Financial Corp. has finalized its acquisition of PHH Arval for $1.4 billion, a transaction that doubles the size of its managed fleet assets, the Canadian firm has announced.

Cummins Recognized by Chrysler as a Supplier of the Year

Cummins was recognized as the Powertrain Supplier of the Year and the Technical Cost Reduction Supplier of the Year.

Westport WiNG Bi-Fuel Ford F-250 pickup trucks (PHOTO: Westport)

CARB Certifies Westport's WiNG F-250, F-350

The Ford F-250 and F-350, 6.2L Super Duty trucks are also certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), run on CNG, and are available with a 17, 23, or 27 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) tank.

Dejana will also help maintain an inventory of commercial units that can be upfitted and distributed to dealerships and fleet customers in the U.S. (PHOTO: Dejana)

Dejana Named Ship-Thru for Ram ProMaster City Van

As an authorized ship-thru, Dejana is able to receive the units, install interior van packages to order, and distribute completed vehicles to Chrysler dealers in the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Altec Industries.

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Electrocution Risk

The utility truck aerial devices may allow electricity to be conducted through the boom after water seeps into the fiberglass layers, according to NHTSA.

Florida City to Spend $1.1M to Relocate Utility Trucks

The Tampa City Council unanimously voted to spend more than $1.1 million on two pieces of property to relocate the City’s riverfront truck yard.

Daimler Trucks' Future Truck 2025, disguised in black and white adhesive foil, obscuring the exterior contours. (PHOTO: Daimler Trucks)

Daimler Trucks Unveils Long-Term Plan for Autonomous-Driving Trucks

Daimler Trucks on Thursday shared its vision of the future of trucking trucks that can drive themselves, saying they could help solve the driver shortage problem -- but not by taking drivers out of trucks altogether. The autonomous truck project, called Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, was demonstrated on a section of the A14 Autobahn.

Photo of 2015 Chrysler 200 courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Chrysler has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for the Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram Truck brands.

Photo of 2015 Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for Ford and Lincoln branded cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.





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