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5-Year Old Dies in Fatal Crash with Florida Utility Truck

The young boy was riding in the car with his parents when their Kia Soul was reportedly rear-ended by a bucket truck driven by a longtime employee of Sumter Electric Cooperative.

Nestlé Waters North America unveiled five medium-duty beverage trucks equipped with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems: Photo via Roush.

Nestle Deploys Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks in L.A.

Nestle Waters North America has deployed five propane autogas powered delivery trucks in Los Angeles to deliver Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.

Photo of GMC Yukon XL Denali courtesy of GM.

2015 Yukon Denali's 8-Speed Transmission Raises MPG

General Motors has added an eight-speed automatic transmission to its 2015 GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon Denali XL models that improves fuel economy from the six-speed offered with the 2014 models.

Jack Allen, former executive vice president and COO of Navistar Photo via Navistar.

Navistar COO Retires Amid Leadership Reshuffle

Navistar announced it is restructuring its senior leadership team, along with the retirement of Jack Allen, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

New U.S.-based headquarters for KOBELCO Construction. (PHOTO: KOBELCO)

KOBELCO Construction Opens New U.S. Headquarters

Eight months after announcing plans to build a new, U.S.-based corporate headquarters, KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA opened the doors to its expansive new facility in Katy, Texas.

On of the truckmakers most popular medium-duty trucks, the Freightliner M2106. (PHOTO: Freightliner)

Daimler Trucks North America Sets Record Order Intake

The order figure represents the single largest order month on record for DTNA, as well as sets the new industry benchmark in terms of order intake in a one-month period.

Teletrac Updates Fleet Director GPS Tracking Platform

The enhanced Fleet Director GPS fleet tracking system offers fleet management tools, such as the ability to monitor fuel consumption, increase driver safety and meet compliance mandates.

Photo: Fontaine

Simard Expands Twin-Steer Vocational Suspension Availability

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has partnered with Canadian-based Simard Suspensions to install and distribute Simard’s patented AMS twin-steer front suspension products in the United States and Mexico.

Bobit Business Media Acquires ATA's Truck Fleet Management

Bobit Business Media has acquired the Truck Fleet Management media properties from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in a deal that closed Nov. 5.

Class 5-7 Orders Up 14 Percent

Preliminary orders of Class 5-7 trucks rose 14 percent in October. Through 10 months of 2014, Class 5-7 net orders are on pace to reach 218,300 units for the year.

Tennessee Co-Op Shares Video of New Hybrid Bucket Truck

Tennessee Valley Electric Cooperative posted a YouTube video highlighting the benefits of its new truck, which includes fuel savings, quieter operation, and emissions reduction.

Photo: A.R.E.

A.R.E. Showcases New Accessories on Extreme F-150

A.R.E. Accessories has totally outfitted a 2015 Ford F-150 to create an Extreme Sport Project Truck, displayed at the SEMA Show in the Ford Booth.

Cooper Tire Begins Testing Product Made with Guayule Component

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule related materials.

Photo: Greenkraft

Greenkraft Receives Grant to Develop CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

Greenkraft Inc. has announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved Greenkraft’s and Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.’s (EDI) joint application for a grant to develop a compressed natural gas (CNG)-hybrid electric vehicle.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Half of Ford's Class 3-5 Chassis Cab Buyers Choose Gasoline

Commercial buyers of Ford Super Duty trucks now opt for a gasoline-powered Class 3-5 truck as often as they choose a diesel-powered model to avoid higher up-front costs and increased maintenance work, Ford told WorkTruckOnline.com.

Photo of 2014 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls 7 Models Including 2014 F-150

The automaker issues five separate recalls affecting more than 202,000 vehicles in North America.

Fleetmatics Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The company now counts approximately 523,000 vehicles under subscription, over 24,000 global businesses, 27 billion miles tracked and more than 62 billion data points collected.

Photo of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc.

Commercial Fleet Sales Up 8.7 Percent

Fleet sales continue to show strength heading toward the end of the year. Through the first 10 months of the year, OEMs have sold 502,793 vehicles to commercial fleets.

Photo of Republic CNG truck courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic Services Adds 14 CNG Trucks

Commercial waste hauler Republic Services has added 14 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet serving the Puget Sound area of Washington, bringing the total number of CNG trucks in that area to 109, the company has announced.

Day 2's general session sat down (L to R) Tony Orta, Southern California Gas, Banny Allison, AmeriPride, and Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, Ohio to talk about their experiences in the fleet world. Photo by Becky May

2014 Green Fleet Conference Wrap Up

The Green Fleet Conference & Expo rallied its 550 attendees back together for day two of the alternative fuels conference.

Hybrid Bucket Truck Joins CDE Lightband Fleet

CDE Lightband, a municipal utility providing electricity and telecom services to customers in Clarksville, Tenn., recently deployed its first hybrid-electric bucket truck to perform maintenance and line work on its electric distribution system.

Average Diesel Cost Continues Falling, Lowest Since 2011

Fuel and crude oil are continuing down the road toward lower prices, hitting levels not seen in at least nearly two and half years.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Understanding Two-Lane Roundabouts

This video from the Minnesota Department of Transportation explains what rules apply when you drive through a multi-lane roundabout.

Truck and Van News: 2015 Sprinter and GM Vans, Greenkraft CNG-PHEV Truck

In several OEM truck and van announcements including details on the 2015 Sprinter and GM Express and Savana vans, Greenkraft said it received a grant to develop a CNG plug-in electric hybrid class 4 truck.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.

Full-Size Pickups Drive GM's Oct. Fleet Sales

GM posted a 30-percent gain in sales to commercial fleets, as well as a 30 percent gain in sales to government vehicle buyers. Sales to rental customers fell 6 percent.

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Randy Burwell is the fleet administrator for petroleum refiner and marketer Valero. He has been with the company for more than 14 years.

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