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New U.S.-based headquarters for KOBELCO Construction. (PHOTO: KOBELCO)

KOBELCO Construction Opens New U.S. Headquarters

Eight months after announcing plans to build a new, U.S.-based corporate headquarters, KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA opened the doors to its expansive new facility in Katy, Texas.

On of the truckmakers most popular medium-duty trucks, the Freightliner M2106. (PHOTO: Freightliner)

Daimler Trucks North America Sets Record Order Intake

The order figure represents the single largest order month on record for DTNA, as well as sets the new industry benchmark in terms of order intake in a one-month period.

Teletrac Updates Fleet Director GPS Tracking Platform

The enhanced Fleet Director GPS fleet tracking system offers fleet management tools, such as the ability to monitor fuel consumption, increase driver safety and meet compliance mandates.

Photo: Fontaine

Simard Expands Twin-Steer Vocational Suspension Availability

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has partnered with Canadian-based Simard Suspensions to install and distribute Simard’s patented AMS twin-steer front suspension products in the United States and Mexico.

Bobit Business Media Acquires ATA's Truck Fleet Management

Bobit Business Media has acquired the Truck Fleet Management media properties from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in a deal that closed Nov. 5.

Class 5-7 Orders Up 14 Percent

Preliminary orders of Class 5-7 trucks rose 14 percent in October. Through 10 months of 2014, Class 5-7 net orders are on pace to reach 218,300 units for the year.

Tennessee Co-Op Shares Video of New Hybrid Bucket Truck

Tennessee Valley Electric Cooperative posted a YouTube video highlighting the benefits of its new truck, which includes fuel savings, quieter operation, and emissions reduction.

Photo: A.R.E.

A.R.E. Showcases New Accessories on Extreme F-150

A.R.E. Accessories has totally outfitted a 2015 Ford F-150 to create an Extreme Sport Project Truck, displayed at the SEMA Show in the Ford Booth.

Cooper Tire Begins Testing Product Made with Guayule Component

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule related materials.

Photo: Greenkraft

Greenkraft Receives Grant to Develop CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

Greenkraft Inc. has announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved Greenkraft’s and Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.’s (EDI) joint application for a grant to develop a compressed natural gas (CNG)-hybrid electric vehicle.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Half of Ford's Class 3-5 Chassis Cab Buyers Choose Gasoline

Commercial buyers of Ford Super Duty trucks now opt for a gasoline-powered Class 3-5 truck as often as they choose a diesel-powered model to avoid higher up-front costs and increased maintenance work, Ford told WorkTruckOnline.com.

Photo of 2014 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls 7 Models Including 2014 F-150

The automaker issues five separate recalls affecting more than 202,000 vehicles in North America.

Fleetmatics Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The company now counts approximately 523,000 vehicles under subscription, over 24,000 global businesses, 27 billion miles tracked and more than 62 billion data points collected.

Photo of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc.

Commercial Fleet Sales Up 8.7 Percent

Fleet sales continue to show strength heading toward the end of the year. Through the first 10 months of the year, OEMs have sold 502,793 vehicles to commercial fleets.

Photo of Republic CNG truck courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic Services Adds 14 CNG Trucks

Commercial waste hauler Republic Services has added 14 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet serving the Puget Sound area of Washington, bringing the total number of CNG trucks in that area to 109, the company has announced.

Day 2's general session sat down (L to R) Tony Orta, Southern California Gas, Banny Allison, AmeriPride, and Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, Ohio to talk about their experiences in the fleet world. Photo by Becky May

2014 Green Fleet Conference Wrap Up

The Green Fleet Conference & Expo rallied its 550 attendees back together for day two of the alternative fuels conference.

Hybrid Bucket Truck Joins CDE Lightband Fleet

CDE Lightband, a municipal utility providing electricity and telecom services to customers in Clarksville, Tenn., recently deployed its first hybrid-electric bucket truck to perform maintenance and line work on its electric distribution system.

Average Diesel Cost Continues Falling, Lowest Since 2011

Fuel and crude oil are continuing down the road toward lower prices, hitting levels not seen in at least nearly two and half years.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Understanding Two-Lane Roundabouts

This video from the Minnesota Department of Transportation explains what rules apply when you drive through a multi-lane roundabout.

Truck and Van News: 2015 Sprinter and GM Vans, Greenkraft CNG-PHEV Truck

In several OEM truck and van announcements including details on the 2015 Sprinter and GM Express and Savana vans, Greenkraft said it received a grant to develop a CNG plug-in electric hybrid class 4 truck.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.

Full-Size Pickups Drive GM's Oct. Fleet Sales

GM posted a 30-percent gain in sales to commercial fleets, as well as a 30 percent gain in sales to government vehicle buyers. Sales to rental customers fell 6 percent.

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Expanding, Construction Down

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, its highest level since March 2011, according to nation’s supply executives.

Tax Rule May Help with Work Truck Purchases

Commercial truck owners are reminded that the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Section 179 (commonly referred to as IRC-179) allows businesses to expense up to $25,000 in tax year 2014 for certain capital expenditures, including commercial work trucks.

2014-MY Sprinter 2500 passenger van. Photo by Vince Taroc.

Mercedes-Benz Gives Details on 2015 Sprinter, Compact Van Plan for U.S.

Mercedes-Benz is strongly considering offering a compact van in the U.S. and will add a new standard safety feature to the 2015 Sprinter van, executives said during a March 25 visit to Bobit Business Media.

Global Medium, Heavy Vehicle Sales to Nearly Double by 2035

Global sales of medium and heavy duty vehicles should reach 7.1 million by 2035 from the 4.3 million that should be sold in 2014, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

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