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GCR Tires and Service Brand Relaunches

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) unveiled its newly rebranded GCR Tires & Service division.

Ford Transit Van (PHOTO: Westport)

Westport to Offer Dedicated CNG Transit Van, Cutaway

Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van and Cutaway as a dedicated natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG Power System vehicle. The Transit Cutaway will be offered at 10,000-lbs. GVW and below.

Video: PG&E Truck Rodeo Focuses on Bucket Truck Safety

From vehicle inspections to challenges that mirror real-world scenarios, the Truck Rodeo puts drivers through a series of hands-on tests.

Ford Super Duty truck photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

More Upfitters Recall Work Trucks for Fire Risk

Manning Equipment, Dual-Tech and Iowa Mold Tooling are issuing recalls to address a fire risk arising from oil leaks associated with PTO assemblies.

Chesapeake Utilities Earns Fleet Safety Award from AGA

The corporation earned one Safety Achievement Award for excellence in fleet safety performance and two for excellence in employee safety from the American Gas Association.

Regional Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competitions Planned for 2014-2015

Crane Institute Certification (CIC) announced it will plan and manage at least eight Regional Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competitions from Fall 2014 through Fall 2015. Tentative locations include North Carolina and Alabama in the Southeast; as well as Northeast, Southwest, Northwest, and Midwest locations.

Photo of 2015 F-450 Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Ford Claims Best-in-Class Towing for 2015 F-450

Ford has increased the towing capability of its largest pickup, the F-450, for the 2015 model-year to a best-in-class 31,200 pounds, Ford announced at a media event in West Virginia.

Housing Starts Up 7.5 Percent Year-Over-Year

Housing starts in June were 7.5 percent higher than they were the same time a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.

2015 Chevrolet, GM 1500 Trucks Get 8-Speed Transmission

General Motors will pair a new 8-speed transmission with its V-8 engine offered on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Yukon Denali, and Yukon XL Denali models.

Peterbilt Model 220, the company's new Class 6-7 medium-duty truck. (PHOTO: Peterbilt)

Peterbilt's New Medium-Duty Truck in Full Production

The Class 6 and 7 truck, which was introduced earlier this year during the Mid-America Trucking Show, is now in full production.

Research: By 2035 Alt-Fuels Will Power 14 Percent of Trucks

Medium and heavy duty vehicles (MHDVs) represent less than 5 percent of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) powered by either gasoline or diesel.

Photo: Knapheide

Knapheide Develops Bodies for Transit Cutaway, Chassis Cab

The Knapheide Manufacturing Company has developed a full line-up of bodies for the 2015 Ford Transit cutaway and chassis cab.

The SAE J2807 towing capacity for a 2015 Ram 3500 with 6.7L Cummins diesel is 30,000 pounds - 2013-MY vehicle pictured. (PHOTO: Chrysler)

Ram Truck to Adopt SAE Towing Standard

Beginning with the 2015 model-year, Ram will adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 standardized tow rating practices across all three full-size pickup truck segments, including the ½-ton Ram 1500, ¾-ton Ram 2500 Heavy Duty, and 1-ton “King of the Hill” Ram 3500 Heavy Duty,

Piedmont Natural Gas Opens New CNG Fueling Station in Nashville

Piedmont Natural Gas officially opened its latest CNG fueling station July 15 in Nashville, Tenn. The new CNG station is the company's tenth overall and their second fueling station in Nashville.

2014 International WorkStar with dump body. (PHOTO: Navistar)

Navistar First Vocational Trucks Ship with 9.0L, 10.L SCR Engines

Navistar, Inc. started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar and International WorkStar vehicles with the company’s 9.0L and 10.0L engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology.

Cummins Ethos 2.8L Engine (PHOTO: Cummins)

Cummins to Develop 2.8L Medium-Duty Truck Engine

Cummins Inc. announced the development of an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by as much as 80 percent compared with a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Nissan Adds Enhancements to 2015 Vans

Nissan has announced several updates and availability for its NV cargo, NV passenger, NV200, and NV200 Taxi for the 2015 model year.

Truck and Van News: Ram Trucks, Ford F-450, Navistar Vocational

Latest truck announcements include Ram adopting SAE towing standards, Ford's 2015 F-450 towing rates, Navistar vocational trucks hitting the market, as well as several other truck and van updates.

Florida Utility Workers Now Protected Under Move-Over Law

Florida motorists are now required to move over or slow down when passing utility services vehicles and sanitation vehicles. Towing trucks and law enforcement vehicles were already protected under the law.

Nominations Open for Sustainability All Stars

Nominations have opened for the 2014 Sustainability All Stars, which recognize fleet professionals who have made significant contributions to fleet environmental sustainability.

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Fleet Advantage Appoints Marketing Manager

Fleet Advantage has named Katerina Jones as marketing manager for the truck fleet analytics, equipment financing and life-cycle management company.

Photo courtesy of VW.

Volkswagen to Produce Mid-Size SUV

Volkswagen will produce a mid-size SUV in Tennessee that's based on its CrossBlue Concept, the company announced today.

LeasePlan Names Syndications VP for Truck Division

LeasePlan USA announced the promotion of Angie Gates to vice president of syndications for its Truck Division. In this role, she will be responsible for the management of all syndication activity for the truck division.

Brasher's Announces Brasher's Backstage 2014

Back-to-back sales at Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction on Wednesday, August 6 and at Brasher’s Portland Auto Auction on Thursday, August 7 will include a combined total of more than 2,000, trucks, SUVs, and RVs.

Photo: Daimler

Electric Canter E-Cell Truck Being Trialed in Portugal

The all-electric Canter E-Cell truck is currently being tested for the European market. A total of eight vehicles are part of the test, which is being conducted in Portugal.

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