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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.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

GM Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands.

Utility Fleet Sales Accepted as Member of AEM

Utility Fleet Sales is proud to align itself with AEM in supporting energy grid modernization.

Telogis-Powered Telematics System On Board for Ford's Transit Tour

Telogis is showcasing the Ford Crew Chief factory telematics solution in each of Ford's 19-city "Truth About Transit" tour stops, Telogis announced.

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Fontaine Modification Services Hires VP of Sales

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has hired Pat Griffin to serve as vice president of sales.

VIPro TruckForce Launches Nationwide Promotion

VIPro TruckForce Service Centers kicked off a new nationwide promotion that gives fleets the chance to win one of 10 12-volt Bosch five-piece Cordless Drill Kits.

Photo: Ford

Ford F-150 Ranked 'Most American' Vehicle in Annual Index

The Ford F-150 has been rated as the most American-made vehicle for the second year in a row.

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers 1.9 Percent Financing

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that during its Diamond Deal Days Sales Event, it will be offering 1.9 percent APR financing on its 2014 and 2015 model year Canter FE Series commercial trucks.

Ryder Honors Carriers of the Year

Ryder System, Inc., a provider of transportation and supply chain management solutions, has announced its top carrier selections for the annual Ryder Carrier Quality Award.

Photo: J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers

Fleet of CNG Dump Trucks Ready for Service

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers, a manufacturer of dump bodies, trailers, oil and gas field equipment, and custom transportation solutions, has completed the conversion of 11 commercial tri-axle dump bodies that will be fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of GM.

GM Fleet Sales Rise in June

Sales of pickups and vans helped boost General Motors' June fleet sales, which increased 2 percent compared to a year ago.

The new Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) fleet can now be seen driving Philadelphia’s roadways. Adding 24 NGVs is the equivalent of removing six vehicles from the roadway each year, according to PGW. (Photo: PGW)

Philadelphia Gas Works Unveils New Natural Gas Vehicles

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) recently introduced its new fleet of 24 natural gas-powered Honda Civic sedans.

Holman Automotive, ARI Honored by United Way

Holman Automotive Group and ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, were honored by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey with two awards during the organization’s annual campaign awards celebration.

BrandFX Launches Online Parts Store

BrandFX, producer of advanced composite utility bodies, has announced the launch of its online parts store.

Memorial Service Set for Ed Bobit

A memorial service for Ed Bobit has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on July 9 in Rancho Palos Verdes to allow family, friends, and colleagues to pay tribute to the founder of Automotive Fleet Magazine and Bobit Business Media.





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