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Pennsylvania American Water launched a 2013 pilot with four CNG-powered Ford F-250 trucks based in Punxsutawney and Coatesville. In the photo are Pennsylvania American Water's Production Manager Bob Schnitzler (left) and Engineering Project Manager Joel Mitchell. (Photo: Pennsylvania American Water)

Pennsylvania American Water Continues CNG Fleet Expansion

This latest grant – the result of Act 13 funding recently awarded by Gov. Tom Corbett – was secured through a partnership with Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Coalition and will be used to purchase 18 new Freightliner utility trucks that use CNG fuel.

South Jersey Gas and Wawa Announce CNG Fueling Joint Project

This joint project would be the first of its kind in the region and follow a similar format to initiatives between natural gas utilities and traditional fueling stations in other areas of the country, according to the companies.

Truck and Van News: Ford F-650/F-750, GM's CNG Pricing, Freightliner M2 106, Smith Electric

A roundup of major truck and van announcements over the last couple weeks. Highlights include the F-650 and F-750 switching to a Ford-built powertrain and GM announcing pricing for its CNG pickups and vans.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens New Parts and Service Location

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb four miles west of downtown Pittsburgh.

Fleet Fueling Company Chooses Comdata for Card Processing Equipment

Quick Fuel recently purchased Comdata’s fuel site controller, known as SmartSight, for all of its retail locations and added Comdata’s SmartQ radio frequency identification (RFID)-based technology to offer an extra level of speed and security to the fuel transaction process.

Graphic courtesy of Fleetmatics.

Fleetmatics Reports Driver Productivity Gains with Telematics

Fleetmatics Group has released a five-year telematics analysis that attempts to quantify the return on investment for fleets who have adopted its telematics products.

Photo courtesy of Waste Management.

Waste Management's Calif. CNG Trucks Cut Emissions By One Fourth

Waste Management has added six compressed natural gas refuse trucks to its fleet in Chico, Calif., as the refuse hauler continued to aggressively pursue its sustainability goals.

For MY-2016 the Chevrolet Colorado will add a 2.8L I-4 turbo diesel as an option.

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Get Diesel Option for 2016

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks will offer a diesel engine option for the 2016 model year, a General Motors spokesperson has confirmed.

Smith Electric Vehicles Shuts Down, Plans Relaunch

Smith Electric Vehicles is alive and operating, even if it's not building trucks for a while, according to Bryan Hensel, the specialty builder's CEO and co-founder, refuting reports that the company had closed.

ECCO Group Acquires Public Safety Equipment Group

The expanded organization, ECCO Safety Group, will have manufacturing in nine locations on four continents.

Photo via Wikimedia.

New Home Starts Rise, Building Permits Fall in March

New home construction rose slightly in March while building permits fell, presenting a mixed back of data for the construction industry that relies heavily on medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Photo of Canter FE130 courtesy of MFTA.

Mitsubishi Fuso Plans Strong Sales with New Class 3 Truck

In 2014, Mitsubishi Fuso is on the comeback trail. Toward the end of 2013, the truck maker resolved the programming issues, and earlier this year introduced the 2015 Canter Class 3 FE130, a new and improved FE125 replacement.

Consumers Energy Reducing Emissions with Fleet and Other Sustainability Efforts

Consumers Energy has an electric vehicle program, CNG fueling stations and CNG-converted fleet vehicles, coupled with several other large initiatives, all in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

STEVENS

Midway Specialty Vehicles Hires Former Ford Exec

Midway has retained the services of Rob Stevens, who left Ford earlier this year as the automaker's chief engineer for commercial vehicles.

2015 Mitsubishi Fuso Canter (PHOTO: MFTA)

2015 FUSO Canters Hit Dealerships Nationwide

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that its new 2015 model FUSO Canters are available now at authorized dealers throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

DUNKERLEY

Dunkerley of CEI Wins NPTC Award

Luann Dunkerley, national sales manager for truck fleet services for the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), received the 2014 National Private Truck Council’s Membership Development Award.

A session during last year's Fleet Safety Conference.

2014 Fleet Safety Conference Releases Full Schedule

The annual event, geared to help fleet professionals more readily realize their safety goals, is set for July 22-23 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo courtesy of Rainer Truck.

Start-Up Builder to Offer Custom Midrange Cabovers

Rainer Truck & Chassis LLC, based in Yakima, is developing a series of Class 4 through 7 COEs that can be customized to suit buyers' needs, according to Gary Jones, president and founder.

Ohio Edison, Penn Power Conduct Storm Restoration Drill

Storm drills are becoming more common in the utility industry in the wake of severe weather over the last several years.

Fla. Furniture Delivery Fleet Converts Trucks to CNG

South Florida furniture chain City Furniture is converting its 85 medium-duty delivery trucks to run on compressed natural gas in the face of rising gasoline and higher diesel prices.

TND760

Rand McNally Releases HOS and Navigation Updates

Rand McNally has released a major new navigation and software update for its line of mobile fleet management devices, including the HD 100, TND 760, and TPC 7600.

Smith Electric Truck for DHL.

Hybrid and Electric Truck Sales to Reach 105,000 by 2020

A significant number of players continue to develop hybrid electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and battery-electric vehicle trucks for a variety of applications, and the market is expected to pick up steam in the coming years

Linemen from across Georgia gathered Thursday at the Capitol to be recognized prior to the first-ever Georgia Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18. Georgia Power employs more than 1,100 line personnel across the state - the company's first responders when severe weather impacts service to customers. (PRNewsFoto/Georgia Power)

Georgia Power Thanks Linemen on First-Ever 'Lineman Appreciation Day'

The Georgia Senate resolution to say "thank you" to the state's linemen follows the 2013 approval by the U.S. Senate of Resolution 95, which designated April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

Billy Barton, KOBELCO

KOBELCO Construction Machinery Expands Team

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA is announced the addition of Billy Barton to the company’s growing parts team.

Allison Transmission Reports Sales Increase in 2013

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc., a global provider of commercial duty fully-automatic transmissions and hybrid-propulsion systems, has reported net sales for the quarter of $491 million, a 1 percent increase from the same period in 2012.





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