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Chevrolet City Express Pricing Announced

General Motors will offer the 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van in two trim levels starting at $22,950 for the LS base model, the automaker announced.

May: Used Heavy-Equipment Auctions in Texas and Indiana

Utilities and construction companies in Texas and Indiana will be auctioning off heavy-equipment, truck tractors, and vocational and utility trucks from companies such as ComEd and Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

Two Massachusetts Linemen Die in Tragic Crane Truck Accident

Two 34-year-old linemen in Bourne, Mass., died April 12 after a tragic accident in which a crane truck tipped over while the men were working at the end of its boom. The accident is being investigated by OSHA.

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EPA: Automakers Exceeded Tailpipe Emissions Standards

Automakers mostly exceeded 2012 federal tailpipe emissions standards in the first year of the program with only Jaguar Range Rover falling short, according to an EPA report.

Image Caption - Pictured from left: Vince Tiano - Vice President of Miller Industries; Aaron Forron – Winner Sprint Towing; Will Miller- President and Co-CEO of Miller Industries; and Gary Mickiewicz, Vice President, Eastern Region of Hino Trucks.

Winner of Hino Trucks, Miller Industries Tow Truck Giveaway

Hino Trucks partnered with Miller Industries to provide one lucky tow operator a chance to win a fully loaded 2014MY Hino model 258ALP with a Century 12 Series LCG Carrier.

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Amazon Testing Delivery Fleet may add a fleet of delivery vehicles and has begun testing the initiative in the San Francisco area, as the online retailer moves toward same-day delivery.


Time Warner Cable West Region Senior Fleet Manager Dies

Jeff Coleman, senior fleet manager for Time Warner Cable's West Region, passed away on April 23, from pneumonia. He was 56. Coleman joined Time Warner Cable when the company acquired the Comcast Cable business in Southern California.

Pennsylvania American Water launched a 2013 pilot with four CNG-powered Ford F-250 trucks based in Punxsutawney and Coatesville. In the photo are Pennsylvania American Water's Production Manager Bob Schnitzler (left) and Engineering Project Manager Joel Mitchell. (Photo: Pennsylvania American Water)

Pennsylvania American Water Continues CNG Fleet Expansion

This latest grant – the result of Act 13 funding recently awarded by Gov. Tom Corbett – was secured through a partnership with Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Coalition and will be used to purchase 18 new Freightliner utility trucks that use CNG fuel.

South Jersey Gas and Wawa Announce CNG Fueling Joint Project

This joint project would be the first of its kind in the region and follow a similar format to initiatives between natural gas utilities and traditional fueling stations in other areas of the country, according to the companies.

Truck and Van News: Ford F-650/F-750, GM's CNG Pricing, Freightliner M2 106, Smith Electric

A roundup of major truck and van announcements over the last couple weeks. Highlights include the F-650 and F-750 switching to a Ford-built powertrain and GM announcing pricing for its CNG pickups and vans.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens New Parts and Service Location

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb four miles west of downtown Pittsburgh.

Fleet Fueling Company Chooses Comdata for Card Processing Equipment

Quick Fuel recently purchased Comdata’s fuel site controller, known as SmartSight, for all of its retail locations and added Comdata’s SmartQ radio frequency identification (RFID)-based technology to offer an extra level of speed and security to the fuel transaction process.

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Fleetmatics Reports Driver Productivity Gains with Telematics

Fleetmatics Group has released a five-year telematics analysis that attempts to quantify the return on investment for fleets who have adopted its telematics products.

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Waste Management's Calif. CNG Trucks Cut Emissions By One Fourth

Waste Management has added six compressed natural gas refuse trucks to its fleet in Chico, Calif., as the refuse hauler continued to aggressively pursue its sustainability goals.

For MY-2016 the Chevrolet Colorado will add a 2.8L I-4 turbo diesel as an option.

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Get Diesel Option for 2016

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks will offer a diesel engine option for the 2016 model year, a General Motors spokesperson has confirmed.

Smith Electric Vehicles Shuts Down, Plans Relaunch

Smith Electric Vehicles is alive and operating, even if it's not building trucks for a while, according to Bryan Hensel, the specialty builder's CEO and co-founder, refuting reports that the company had closed.

ECCO Group Acquires Public Safety Equipment Group

The expanded organization, ECCO Safety Group, will have manufacturing in nine locations on four continents.

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New Home Starts Rise, Building Permits Fall in March

New home construction rose slightly in March while building permits fell, presenting a mixed back of data for the construction industry that relies heavily on medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Photo of Canter FE130 courtesy of MFTA.

Mitsubishi Fuso Plans Strong Sales with New Class 3 Truck

In 2014, Mitsubishi Fuso is on the comeback trail. Toward the end of 2013, the truck maker resolved the programming issues, and earlier this year introduced the 2015 Canter Class 3 FE130, a new and improved FE125 replacement.

Consumers Energy Reducing Emissions with Fleet and Other Sustainability Efforts

Consumers Energy has an electric vehicle program, CNG fueling stations and CNG-converted fleet vehicles, coupled with several other large initiatives, all in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Midway Specialty Vehicles Hires Former Ford Exec

Midway has retained the services of Rob Stevens, who left Ford earlier this year as the automaker's chief engineer for commercial vehicles.

2015 Mitsubishi Fuso Canter (PHOTO: MFTA)

2015 FUSO Canters Hit Dealerships Nationwide

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that its new 2015 model FUSO Canters are available now at authorized dealers throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Guam.


Dunkerley of CEI Wins NPTC Award

Luann Dunkerley, national sales manager for truck fleet services for the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), received the 2014 National Private Truck Council’s Membership Development Award.

A session during last year's Fleet Safety Conference.

2014 Fleet Safety Conference Releases Full Schedule

The annual event, geared to help fleet professionals more readily realize their safety goals, is set for July 22-23 in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Start-Up Builder to Offer Custom Midrange Cabovers

Rainer Truck & Chassis LLC, based in Yakima, is developing a series of Class 4 through 7 COEs that can be customized to suit buyers' needs, according to Gary Jones, president and founder.

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