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Freightliner Releases Between the Rails Fuel Tank for M2 106

Freightliner Trucks has announced that a between-the-rails fuel tank is available as an option for its Freightliner M2 106 vehicles.

Sherwin-Williams Adds Fleet Social Media Platforms

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes recently added new social media platforms to facilitate discussion in Fleet Refinish, Transportation Related Manufacturing, and Sign Manufacturing Markets.

Elgin Receives 13th Consecutive Award from Jasper

Elgin, which is celebrating its 95th anniversary, has supplied internal engine components to JASPER more than 60 years.

Photo courtesy of Kia.

Kia Sedona Gets Roomier, Sportier for 2015

Kia Motors America has significantly redesigned its Sedona minivan for 2015, adding a sportier body style, more interior space, a new powertrain, and next-gen infotainment system.

SoCalGas Unveils Branded, Public-Access CNG Refueling Station

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) unveiled its newly company-branded, public-access natural gas vehicle (NGV) refueling station April 15 in Lancaster, Calif. The retail station is open 24 hours a day and features a fast-fill dispenser.

Lewis Tree Service Turns to FleetLocate

Spireon, Inc., the industry's leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) and business intelligence solutions used by companies to maximize their mobile assets and workforce, has secured a new partnership with Lewis Tree Service the second largest provider of utility vegetation management services in North America.

Photo of Chevrolet Express CNG upfitting courtesy of GM.

GM Announces Pricing for CNG Pickups, Vans

General Motors will offer its bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks starting at $9,500 and dedicated compressed natural gas vans starting at $10,825, the company has announced.

Ford will be equipping its F-650/F-750 models with a Ford-produced diesel transmission for MY-2016

F-650/F-750 Switches to Ford-Built Engine, Transmission

As part of Ford’s refresh of the F-650/F-750, the medium-duty vocational trucks will now be equipped with a Ford-produced diesel engine and transmission beginning with MY-2016.

Photo of 2015 Ford Transit with medium roof and regular wheelbase courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Shows Ford Transit Upfit Products

Upfitter Adrian Steel has announced a line of new products developed for the Ford Transit that will roll out when the full-size vans start hitting the market in June, a company spokesman told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Photo of 2015 Murano courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Murano Gets Styling Revamp for 2015

Nissan has revamped the body styling of its 2015 Murano midsize SUV, giving it a bold, edgier look that includes the automaker's new V-motion design concept.

Average Diesel Cost Falls for Fifth Straight Week

The average price of diesel has moved lower for the fifth straight week and is at it lowest level in just over two months, but gasoline has posted its 10th consecutive hike.

TomTom Business Solutions Renamed

TomTom announced that its business unit dedicated to providing fleet management and vehicle telematics services has been renamed to TomTom Telematics.

Rotary Lift Redesigns Website

Rotary Lift has redesigned its website to showcase more videos, images, and product information.

The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is the result of a partnership between many vendor partners. This prototype combines aerodynamics, mictroturbine-hybrid powertrain, electrification, advanced control systems, and cutting edge materials like carbon fiber all in one vehicle.  (PHOTO: WALMART)

Walmart Showcases Truck of the Future

The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a tractor-trailer combination that features leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary components, and sophisticated control systems all in one package.

ARI Acquires German Fleet Software Company

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, has announced that it has acquired German company netcar24. The technology company develops and offers enterprise software solutions for the fleet management industry.

Police Report Cites Several Possible Causes in Fatal SDG&E Accident

The driver of the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) utility vehicle that struck and killed a woman and injured two young girls on Jan. 22 was found to have had a GPS device mounted below the rearview mirror, according to the police report. SDG&E has issued a statement about the findings.

FPL Recognized by EPA for Clean Fleet

Florida Power & Light (FPL), one of the largest commercial fleets in the country, has been named a 2014 recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence Award.

LeasePlan Introduces Toll, Violation Solutions

Fleet management company LeasePlan USA has teamed up with American Traffic Solutions (ATS) Fleet Services to implement new toll and violation solutions for its clients.

Optimus Launches Medium- & Heavy-Duty Truck Biofuel Conversion

Optimus Technologies announced the launch of a first-to-market biofuel conversion system, the Optimus Vector System.

The Westport WiNG Power System is available in the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks (based on Ford’s new 6.2L hardened engine platform) sold and serviced through Westport-authorized Ford dealer distributors

Westport WiNG Ford F-250/F-350 EPA Certified

Westport has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2014 model year Westport WiNG Ford F-150 3.7L pickup truck with the dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) system.

Photo of 2010 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

Strong March Resale Values Kick Off Auction Buying Season

Used vehicles sold at auction lost a scant 0.3 percent of their value in March, a month known for strong retention as tax-refunded buyers come out in droves, according to Black Book.

U.S. Bank Extends Fleet Card Payments

U.S. Bank is expanding its fleet card payment program to include cardless single-use accounts with U.S. Bank Fleet Virtual Pay, so fleet drivers can pay for fuel or unexpected repairs without a fleet fuel card, the company announced.

Video: Torture-Testing the Aluminum Ford F-150

During a recent “behind the scenes” tour of Ford’s Research and Innovation Center, a small group media representatives was given a look at how the OEM has put the new aluminum-body F-150 through the a number of grueling tests to make sure it deserves the “Ford Tough” label.

NationaLease Names Truck Technology and Maintenance VP

NationaLease, the North American organization of full service truck leasing companies, has named Joe Puff as vice president of Truck Technology and Maintenance.

Photo of E-350 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford E-Series Extended Beyond 2014

Ford Motor Co. will continue producing the cutaway and stripped chassis version of its E-Series van, after discontinuing the van and wagon models after the 2014 model year.





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