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SIMONSON

Construction Unemployment Rate Falls to 7-Year Low

The unemployment rate in construction dropped to the lowest April level in seven years as contractors added 32,000 workers to payrolls in April.

The company’s fleet of 220 medium-duty trucks consists of Class 5 and 6 Freightliner and Daimler models. (PHOTO: ATLAS OIL)

Atlas Oil Keeps Fleets Fueled and Running

Fueling is among the most time-consuming and inefficient operation for local and over-the-road truck fleets, robbing companies of up to an hour of precious employee and truck operation time per week.

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-150's EcoBoost V-6 Continues Its Popularity Surge

The Ford Motor Co. has sold its 500,000th F-150 pickup truck with an EcoBoost V-6 engine, as customers have shifted away from less fuel efficient V-8 engines, according to the automaker.

Odyne Partners with Valley Power Systems for Plug-In Hybrid Installations

Under a contract from the California Energy Commission, administered through Calstart, Valley Power will integrate new hybrid systems on truck chassis for Odyne in California.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Begins Production of e-NV200 Electric Van

Nissan has begun producing the e-NV200 battery-electric compact van in Barcelona with plans to begin sending it to a variety of global markets in June.

2014 Fleet Purchasing Outlook Available

The NTEA's 2014 Fleet Purchasing Outlook is now available.

Chairman Peter Latta with brothers Jimmy Latta and Duie Latta.

A. Duie Pyle Celebrates 90 Years

A. Duie Pyle, Inc., a provider of asset and non-asset-based transportation and supply chain solutions in the Northeast, is celebrating its 90th year in business.

2014 Chevrolet Equinox (PHOTO: GM)

AGA is Certified for Bi-Fuel CNG Trucks

AGA Systems, LLC announced that it has received full EPA Certification for bi-fuel CNG applications on the 2014 General Motors Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain line of compact SUVs equipped with the 2.4L direct injection engine.

2014 Ram Power Wagon (PHOTO: CHRYSLER)

Ram Selects 2014 Power Wagon Tires

The 2014 Ram Power Wagon is based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4x4 Crew Cab and will feature Goodyear’s 33-inch Wrangler DuraTrac tires.

Video: 2015 GMC Canyon to Offer Additional Safety Features

In addition to a patent-pending child restraint feature, the all-new Canyon will be the first midsize truck to offer Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning technology as part of the available Driver Alert Package.

2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Recalls 4,000 Super Duty Trucks for Transmission Glitch

The recall affects 2015 model-year F-Series Super Duty trucks equipped with a 6.2L gasoline or 6.7L diesel engine and a 6R140 transmission.

Photo of 2014 Buick Enclave courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalling 51.6K SUVs for Faulty Fuel Gauge

The recall covers Buick Enclaves, Chevrolet Traverses and GMC Acadias manufactured from March 26, 2013, through Aug. 15, 2013.

Northeast Utilities Adopts Chevin's FleetWave

Chevin Fleet Solutions recently signed an agreement to provide its Web-based fleet management software to Northeast Utilities.

Muncie Power Products Recalling Pressure Switches

Oil leaks might result when the switches are used in certain Ford F-Series trucks.

Photos of Alan Mulally (left) and Mark Fields courtesy of Ford.

Ford's CEO Retiring July 1

Ford Motor Co.'s CEO Alan Mulally is retiring July 1 after transforming the automaker during an economic crisis that forced other Detroit automakers to seek federal bailouts.

CASTELLI

LoJack Hires Nissan Fleet Executive

LoJack Corp. has named former Nissan North America fleet executive Joe Castelli as its vice president of fleet and commercial operations to grow the company's commercial equipment and fleet management business.

Kenworth Opens South Florida Parts and Service Facility

Kenworth of South Florida - Riviera Beach has opened a new parts and service location with eight service bays and a larger parts department than at its previous location.

Jasper Engines and Transmissions Expands Operations

The company plans to expand its footprint in Jasper, Ind., to create additional jobs and reinvest in the former Kimball Plastics manufacturing facility.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Transit Featured In 'American Pickers'

A 2015 Ford Transit van will ferry the stars of the History Channel's "American Pickers" to collect forgotten antiques beginning April 30, according to Ford.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Begins Transit Van Production

Ford Motor Co. has begun producing its 2015 Transit full-size vans at its Kansas City assembly plant as its E-Series replacement and one of the most hotly anticipated commercial vehicles.

$45.5 Million DOE Contract for Plug-In Hybrid Trucks

Odyne Systems and Inland Power Group teamed up to deliver on a $45.4 million contract from the Department of Energy to install more than 120 Odyne plug-in hybrids systems on work trucks to be deployed throughout North America.

Lytx and ARI Insurance Partner to Improve Driver Safety

Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), a global leader in delivering driver safety and compliance solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with ARI Insurance to provide ARI's transportation and commercial automobile clients with the DriveCam powered by Lytx driver safety management solution.

2014 Ram 1500 4x4 truck photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Some Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Roll-Away Risk

The recall affects 125 trucks manufactured from Jan. 24 through Feb. 5 of this year.

BEGGS

New Truck Orders Increase, Could Impact Medium-Duty Resale

Fleet managers are presented with unique challenges ensuring maximum resale for medium-duty trucks, and understanding the reasons for this as well as current market conditions can help increase overall residuals.

J.J. Keller's to Feature DOT-Compliance Webcast

Maintaining FMCSA requirements for CMV’s can be confusing, especially for Class 3-8 vehicles. From cargo vans, to service and delivery trucks, how do you make sure you’re in compliance with FMCSA?





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