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A Department of Transportation (DOT) Roadside Safety Kit is among the Mopar items available to customize the all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City. Photos courtesy of Chrysler.

Ram Offers 60+ Mopar Accessories for ProMaster City

Chrysler's Ram Truck brand will offer more than 60 Mopar accessories for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City to allow commercial customers to customize the compact van.

Ed Bobit, Founder of Automotive Fleet and Bobit Business Media, Passes Away

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, and publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine and many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86.

Chrysler announced details of the all-new Ram ProMaster City compact cargo/passenger van.

Truck & Van News: Chrysler, Ford, GM Announce Fleet Incentives

Among other truck and van updates, three major automakers announced 2015-MY fleet incentives. Also announced was Chrysler's 2015 Ram ProMaster City.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Prices Stable in Bulk, Slightly Higher in Tote Jugs

While U.S. national truck stop prices have remained stable for the second consecutive month, the Canadian national average price at truck stops moved back to CA$0.80 per liter after settling at CA$0.81 during the past two months.

Daimler Trucks Launches Innovative Parts

A new online parts ordering tool created to deliver uptime by simplifying and expediting the parts ordering process, Pinnacle Truck Parts is the latest addition to a suite of services offered under DTNA’s Pinnacle Fleet Solutions program.

AFC Expands Reach of Enhanced Commercial Truck Inventory Financing Program

AFC will advance 100 percent of a truck dealer’s auction purchases at more than 1,100 AFC-approved auctions and other inventory sources.

2015 Ram ProMaster City. Photo credit: Chrysler.

2015 Ram ProMaster City Details Announced

The 2015 ProMaster City will be the first van to offer a 9-speed automatic transmission. It will compete against the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan NV200 and the 2015 Chevrolet City Express.

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.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

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.

Photo of 2014 Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

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.

Photo of 2015 Edge courtesy of Ford.

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.

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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.

2015 Ford F-150

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.

Photo: Clyde Truck

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.

Photo: General Motors

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.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

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.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

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.

Photo of Mary Barra courtesy of GM.

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.

Screenshot via J.D. Power.

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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