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IMT Announces New Distributor

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced the addition of Custom Vehicle Solutions to its distributor network.

The Tacoma was Toyota's top commercial fleet vehicle in 2013. Photo of 2012-2014 model courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota has released its fleet incentives for 2015-model-year vehicles, as well as order and delivery dates.

Ford Adds Online Parts Tool for Engine Replacement

Online tool makes aftermarket installation parts easier to find and more efficient, accurate to order.

The 2016 Ford F-650 with a dump body configuration.

2016 Ford F-650/F-750 to Offer 3 Diesel Power Ratings

Ford’s 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel engine in the 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 can be configured for three engine power ratings to optimize vehicle performance for specific vocational needs.

2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty (PHOTO: FORD)

Construction Recovery Spurring Medium-Duty Sales

A recovery in the construction industry is powering increased demand for medium-duty trucks, which has led to increased sales, especially of Ford's F-750 Super Duty truck.

Video: GM Recalls 2.4M Vehicles, Halts SUV Sales

General Motors has ordered dealers to cease sales of its full-size SUVs in a fresh recall that affects 2.43 million vehicles, including Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedans and Chevrolet Silverado pickups.

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence at Two-Year High

More companies are getting back on track and ordering equipment that should have been delivered in the first quarter.

Reducing Medium/Heavy Duty Fatalities with In-Vehicle Video

Fleets operating medium- and heavy-duty trucks could significantly reduce fatalities, collisions, and injuries involving their drivers by using an in-vehicle video system.

Truck and Van News: Daimler Trucks, Ford F-650/750, GMC Sierra Off-Road, Hino Cabovers

A few truck and van news items from the last couple weeks include a new standard fifth wheel on Freightliner and Western Star trucks, as well as three new diesel power ratings on the 2016 Ford F-650 and 750 and an off-road variant of the GMC Sierra HD.

Utility and Telecom Companies Rank High on 2014 Top Fleet Lists

More than 40 utility and telecommunications companies have been identified as being among this year’s Top 300 Commercial Fleets in the U.S., with telecom fleets taking up half the spotlight in the top 10.

Graphic courtesy of GM.

GM Updates Global Goals for Emissions, Sustainability

General Motors has reduced carbon tailpipe emissions 5.2 percent in the past two years, the company announced in an annual sustainability report that presented its commitments for producing a greener fleet of vehicles in coming years.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Engine Overheating

Higher temperatures place vehicle engines at a higher risk of overheating, especially if there have been lapses in vehicle maintenance. Here are some seasonal safety and maintenance tips you can share with your drivers.

Progressive Launches Food Truck Contest

Progressive Commercial Auto launched its second annual “Flo’s Fabulous Food Truck Contest” at the National Restaurant Association Show on May 16.

Photo of Chrysler 200 courtesy of Chrsyler.

Chrysler Announces Regional Fleet Events

Chrysler Group has announced regional fleet previews in 25 U.S. cities that start today in Houston and wrap up in late June near Washington, D.C.

Southern Company Saluted as a Top Military Employer by Three Surveys

Southern Company has been recognized is the top-ranked energy company for being a top military employer by DiversityInc, Military Times EDGE, and CivilianJobs.com.

Infographic courtesy of LoJack.

90+ Percent of LoJack Vehicles Recovered in 2013

Law enforcement officials recovered more than $121 million in stolen vehicles equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System in 2013, the company announced May 15.

GM CEO Mary Barra

GM Fined $35M for Recall Delays

General Motors agrees to pay the maximum penalty for lack of timeliness in reporting the ignition switch defect, which caused airbags to fail in some Chevrolet Cobalt cars and other GM models.

TruckPlanet's One-Year Anniversary of First Online Auction

TruckPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used commercial trucks, celebrates the one-year anniversary of its first online auction.

Wastequip Expands Manufacturing Footprint in the Southeast

Wastequip announce the opening of its newest manufacturing facility in Blacksburg, S.C. – the second in a series of expansions to be announced this year.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado truck courtesy of General Motors.

Five New GM Recalls Affect 2.7M Vehicles

The automaker is issuing five separate recalls that include such popular fleet vehicles as the Chevrolet Malibu, Silverado and GMC Sierra.

3M, Rush to Develop CNG Fuel Systems for Class 6-8 Trucks

3M and Rush Enterprises have announced an agreement to pursue the design, manufacture and installation of a portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks and fuel systems for use in Class 6-8 vehicles in North America.

Photo: Kenworth

N.C. Moving Company Standardizes Fleet with Kenworth T370

North Carolina-based 1-800-PACK-RAT has become a player in the moving and storage business, thanks, it said, in part, to standardizing its fleet to Kenworth T370 medium-duty models.

Photo courtesy of AT&T.

AT&T Adds Chevrolet Express As 8,000th CNG Vehicle

AT&T continues to add to its robust fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles with its 8,000th CNG vehicle — a 2014 Chevrolet Express full-size van.

Photo of Western Star 4700 courtesy of Daimler Trucks North America.

JOST Fifth Wheel Now Standard on Freightliner, Western Star Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the JOST International JSK36 lightweight fifth wheel is now the standard fifth wheel for all Freightliner truck models. The JSK36 is also available as a published option for the Western Star 4700 and 4900 truck models.

Photo: Ford

Transit Connect Wagons Get Ultimate Upfits

Ford and MAKE magazine are highlighting the Transit Connect's flexibility and upfit possibilities with this year's Maker Faire, an all-ages event celebrating the do-it-yourself spirit





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