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Ford Launches Online Parts Giveaway for Fleet Administrators

The Right Right Right sweepstakes is designed to show installers and fleet administrators just how easy it is to do business on

Photo of E-450 stripped chassis courtesy of Ford.

XL Hybrids Adds Powertrain for Ford E-Series Vans

XL Hybrids has developed a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for Ford E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis vans, the vehicle modifier announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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UPS to Add $70M in Propane Autogas Vehicles, Fueling

United Parcel Service will invest $70 million to purchase 1,000 propane autogas delivery trucks and install 50 fueling stations at UPS sites to support them, the company announced today.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe (left) and Suburban courtesy of GM.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban Pricing Announced

General Motors has released retail pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, which are expected to arrive at dealerships by April 1.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Introduces Higher-GVWR Class 3 Work Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) introduced its 2015 Canter FE130 cabover work truck, which increases payload capacity over the earlier FE125 model, at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Spireon’s FleetLocate Solution Now Available Through Sprint Network

Spireon and Sprint have partnered to provide Spireon’s FleetLocate-branded mobile resource management (MRM) solutions to fleet operators utilizing the Sprint network.

Following the announcement of GM and Telogis’ partnership to provide a fleet telematics solution on GM products (l-r) Paul Loewer, commercial product manager for GM; David Lohmeier, manager of new business for OnStar; Amy Hart Phillips, VP, OEM business for Telogis; Ed Peper, U.S. VP, Fleet & Commercial for GM; and Mark Wallin, VP product management for Telogis pose for posterity.

GM, Telogis Partner on Fleet Telematics

Telogis will integrate its location intelligence platform into General Motors' OnStar telematics system under a new partnership announced today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Michael Cerilli, Navistar International's VP of marketing, receives the award from Lauren Fletcher, Work Truck Magazine's managing editor.

2014 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Named

The International TerraStar 4x4 was selected as Work Truck magazine's 2014 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. The award was presented at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

FirstEnergy Adds Crew Status to Outage Maps

FirstEnergy's 24/7 Power Center outage maps now display the status of crews restoring service after a power outage for several of the company's utilities, including Toledo Edison, Jersey Central Power & Light, and Potomoc Edison.

Photo of ISL G natural gas engine courtesy of Cummins Westport.

Cummins Recalling 25K Natural Gas Engines for Fire Risk

The recall affects Cummins Westport ISL G and ISX12 G engines, which are used in a variety of commercial vehicles as well as public transit and school buses.

XL Hybrids Named 'Energy Innovation Pioneer' by IHS Energy

XL Hybrids was given the recognition for its hybrid electric powertrain technology for commercial vans and trucks. IHS Energy said the powertrain system is "highly scalable and significantly reduces fuel consumption."

Photo of medium-duty 2016 beverage truck courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Gaseous-Prep F-650, F-750 Expand NGV Market

Ford's gaseous-prep V-10 engine for its redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks offers a forward-thinking option that will open up new fleet markets, vehicle modifiers told

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EPA Tightens Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has raised standards for new-vehicle emissions and required lower sulfur content for gasoline beginning in 2017 under its Tier 3 regulation, the agency announced Monday.

Photo of 2016 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Redesigns F-650, F-750 Trucks for 2016

Ford introduced redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis today that offer improved towing capabilities and a factory gaseous-prep V-10 engine.

IPAF Hits Half a Million Valid PAL Cards Worldwide

A valid PAL Card is international proof that the cardholder has been trained to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively. The International Powered Access Federation's (IPAF) organizes the voluntary safety program.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe being loaded for delivery courtesy of GM.

GM Commercial Fleet Sales Up 8% in 2014

General Motors has increased fleet deliveries into the commercial channel by eight percent in 2014 so far and tacked on a 1 percent increase for February, the automaker announced Monday.


March Heavy-Equipment, Truck Auctions in Texas, Michigan, Illinois, and Florida

At least four large auctions are taking place this month, and more than 1,100 pieces of equipment are being auctioned, including utility and construction equipment, trailers, and bucket and digger derrick trucks.

Lift directors are called on to review lift plans prior to load handling, then oversee the execution of the lift or load handling activities on the job site. Lift directors must have an understanding of various types of equipment, rigging gear and its limitations, and be able to communicate effectively with riggers, operators, and others on the job site.

Certification for Lift Directors Meets Needs of Contractors in Critical Lift Markets

Crane Institute Certification (CIC) is now available from the CIC and the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) for lift directors, who play an important role in overseeing, planning, and executing load handling activities on the job site.

Supreme Industries Exits Shuttle Bus Market

Goshen, Ind.,-based Supreme Industries, Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its shuttle-bus business to Elkhart, Ind.,-based Forest River, the company announced Friday.

Photo courtesy of AmeriGasThe Toledo, Ohio AmeriGas Airborne Team.

AmeriGas Volunteers Deliver Propane In Hard-Hit Areas

The AmeriGas Airborne Team, which is a coordinated volunteer program to help deliver gas in areas hit by snow or other extreme weather, has been in extra-high demand this year. Even those not typically behind the wheel stepped outside their normal roles to help get propane where it needed to be.

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Analyst: PHH Arval Could Fetch $650M

PHH Arval could sell for as much as $650 million if the fleet management division were separated from PHH Corp.'s mortgage business, a Wall Street analyst told


Leggett and Platt Names VP Over Commercial Vehicle Products

Leggett and Platt's Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) has elevated Brad Wagoner to vice president of sales and marketing, the van upfitter announced Thursday.

Photo courtesy of PHH Arval.

PHH Arval Opens First Commercial Truck Center

PHH Arval has opened its first commercial truck center in the country in Virginia Beach to offer its off-lease truck inventory, the fleet management company announced Thursday.

Trailers offered by Schneider are 1999-2004 model-year 53-foot dry vans.

Schneider Selling Used Fleet Trailers

Schneider will add 5,700 trailers to its offering of used equipment for sale.

Cummins ISL-G medium-duty CNG engine

Diesel Slides, CNG Rises in Commercial Truck Engines

Diesel-powered engines remained the dominant fuel powering newly registered commercial trucks in 2013, as vehicle owners continued pushing adoption of natural gas powerplants, according to Polk.

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Lester Landau was one of the founding members of the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) in 1957 while working as the budget director for Picker X-Ray in White Plains, N.Y.

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