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Auto Crane Enhances Rapid Response Expedited Parts Order Service

To support the new Rapid Response Expedited Parts and Service program, Auto Crane has increased factory stock levels for parts and created a new Product Manager position focused exclusively on aftermarket (post-sale) sales and service.

Photo courtesy of BMW.

8 States Release Zero-Emission Vehicle Plan

Eight states released an 11-point action plan they say will help them reach 3.3 million zero emission vehicles (ZEV) on their roadways by 2025.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Federal Loan Would Aid Alcoa Aluminum Expansion for F-150

Aluminum producer Alcoa has made strides toward obtaining a $275 million federal loan to expand production to meet demand for Ford's 2015 aluminum F-150 pickup truck.

Reverse Food Truck Takes Food

Rather than serving food, one food truck is doing the opposite: It accepts food donations like a food drive on wheels.

Navistar Financial Obtains Additional Funding

Navistar Financial Corp. has completed an agreement for $100 million of additional funding in what it calls a “trade receivables securitization program.”

PHH Arval Launches Trio of Fleet Tech Offerings

PHH Arval has launched three new technology platforms to help clients gain additional data about their vehicles, the fleet management company announced today.

Photo: Ford

Ford Announces Transit Test Drive Events

Ford will be launching a national tour, which will give fleet owners, commercial customers, and dealers the opportunity to put the all-new MY-2015 Transit through its paces.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Offers Extreme Weather Assistance Via OnStar

General Motors is providing Crisis Assist to all OnStar customers regardless of their subscription plan on the eve of the Atlantic hurricane season, the automaker announced.

Diesel Falls Slightly During Holiday Weekend

The national average price of diesel fell nine-tenths of a cent to $3.925 per gallon for the week. Diesel costs 4.5 cents more than it did a year ago.

AmeriQuest Appoints Director of Sales

Gary Case has been appointed director of sales, Private Fleet and Carrier Division, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services.

New Jersey Resources Sustainability Report Highlights Alt-fuel Fleet

More than 25 percent of the New Jersey Resources (NJR) fleet is CNG, hybrid, electric and bio-fuel vehicles

(L-R) Norm Brown, Jose Reyna, and Scott West. Photo: A.R.E.

A.R.E. Reorganizes Fleet and Commercial Sales Division

Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. has implemented a strategic realignment of the company's fleet and commercial sales division.

Advanced Disposal Adds Safety Program Fleet Wide

Advanced Disposal, a privately-owned environmental services and solid waste company, has signed an agreed with Lytx to deploy the DriveCam video-based safety solution in its 2,800 advanced disposal vehicles.

NES Rentals Launches Newly Redesigned Website

In addition to providing online equipment rental capabilities, the newly formatted website also provides product images and specifications for all equipment, branch specific information and other new features.

Study Shows Diesel Not Leading Particulate Matter Contributor

A new paper issued by the UNECE concluded that diesel road vehicles were the cause of only a small percentage of particulate matter versus other economic sectors.

Source: IHS Automotive, Polk 2006-2014 new registration data

Class 3-8 Truck Registrations Up 8.3 Percent

While new registrations during the first quarter of the 2014 calendar year exceeded the level achieved during the first quarter of the 2013 calendar year, they actually were down 3 percent from the level achieved during the last quarter of the 2013 calendar yea

Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components Division Renamed Federal-Mogul Motorparts

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation announced the next step in its ongoing strategy to drive the global growth of its premium products and leading brands.

(SOURCE: NTEA OEM Monthly Chassis Statistics Survey)

Work Truck Industry Forecast Remains Positive

While sales of commercial (box-off) truck chassis fell a bit in February, this slight decline should not be viewed as a change in the current upward trend, as sales tend to be lower in February than they are in December and January.

2015 GMC Sierra HD (PHOTO: GM)

GMC Introduces 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD

The new Sierra All Terrain HD is available on 2500HD and 3500HD double cab and crew cab models, and is offered with SLE or SLT trims – all with 4WD, including an electronically controlled transfer case.

Harry Carver, a Fedex contractor based in Tyler Texas now has one Ford F-59 CNG truck in his fleet and is looking to purchase several more. (PHOTO: WESTPORT)<br />

FedEx Contractor Turns to Natural Gas

A FedEx contracted based in Tyler, Texas, purchased a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Ford F-59 step van with plans to purchase additional units.

Utilities Use Trucks to Rescue Pilot, Man Stuck in Trees

On two separate occasions, utility workers and their bucket trucks came to the rescue of two men trapped in trees this month -- a pilot in Alaska and a tree trimmer in Indiana.

Screenshot via AF.

Automotive Fleet Launches Van Channel

AutomotiveFleet.com has launched a comprehensive online van resource that allows fleet readers to research the 11 commercial passenger and cargo vans now available.

Entergy Prepares for Storm Season in Weeklong Drill

In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, hundreds of Entergy employees across the company's utility service territory recently engaged in an intensive storm drill. The drill tracked a fictional hurricane and its potential impact on the Entergy service territory.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Improves Paint Durability for Transit Van

Ford's 2015 Transit van will carry paint with improved durability that will retain 90 percent of its gloss for four years when ordered in white, Ford has announced.

Circle Seal Recalling CNG Valves for Fire Risk

The pressure relief valves, used in compressed natural gas and bi-fuel vehicle fuel tanks, have O-rings that can fail and allow fuel to leak.





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