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Economic Watch: New Construction Down Slightly

After the strong finish to last year, the construction start statistics have shown lackluster activity during the first two months of 2014, totaling an annual rate $486.7 billion last month.

2014 Nissan Rogue photo courtesy of Nissan.

Video: 2014 Nissan Rogue Earns Top IIHS Safety Score

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the newly redesigned crossover the highest possible overall ranking for crashworthiness.

Ryder Opens New Truck Maintenance & Rental Facility

Ryder System, Inc., a commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions provider, announced the grand opening of its new truck maintenance and rental facility in Schertz, Texas.

Navistar's medium-duty SCR transition began in September 2013 with the International DuraStar and the Cummins ISB 6.7L engine. MaxxForce 9 and MaxxForce 10 engines with SCR will be available exclusively on the International DuraStar and International WorkStar vehicles. (PHOTO: Navistar)

Navistar Adds SCR to DuraStar & WorkStar 9.0L, 10.0L Engines

Navistar, Inc. announced it will add selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology to its high horsepower mid-range engines starting this summer.

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Announces New Commercial Tire Business Head

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) announced that Kurt Danielson has been promoted to president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales.

GM Adds 74 Dealers to Business Elite Program

By adding 74 dealers, General Motors’ commercial dealership-based Business Elite program has grown 16% in its first year.

Photo of high-roof 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

2015 Ford Transit Arrives in June

Ford Motor Co. will roll out its new full-size 2015 Transit van in at least four phases starting in June with three versions based on the long wheelbase, Ford fleet executives said Wednesday at an advance planning meeting.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

2015 Ford F-150 Gets LED Headlights

Ford Motor Co. is upgrading the headlights on its next-gen signature pickup truck by adding LEDs rather than halogen bulbs to the 2015 F-150.

Hertz Spins Off Equipment Rental Company

Hertz Corp. is spinning off its Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. (HERC) as a separately traded entity that will remain one of the largest global equipment rental companies.

Customers can work with their dealer using Navistar's Diamond Logic Builder software to custom program almost any electrical feature.

Navistar Bundles Diamond Logic

Navistar, Inc. announced new Diamond Logic feature bundles specific to the vocational truck market.

CASE Construction Equipment unveiled a one-of-a-kind, Ram Laramie Longhorn-inspired 580 Super N Wide Track backhoe loader.

Ram Truck & CASE Unveil One-of-a-Kind Backhoe

The backhoe, which features the iconic Ram Laramie Longhorn two-tone black and white gold paint scheme, will tour the country at Ram- and CASE-sponsored events with a new Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4 truck.

NTEA's 2014 Fleet Purchasing Outlook Available

Highlights from the 2014 outlook include information such as for 46 percent of fleets, the average truck age is increasing and 30 percent intend to increase the number of trucks in their fleets in the coming year.

DISH propane autogas Ford E-250 van, displayed at the 2013 Work Truck Show. (PHOTO: Lauren Fletcher).

DISH Readies Initial Propane Autogas Vehicles

DISH will show 47 of its 200 newly commissioned clean-burning propane autogas vehicles this week that will serve Southern California customers of the satellite broadcast provider.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Express courtesy of General Motors.

New GM Recall Pulls In Express, Savana Vans

General Motors will recall 303,000 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans from six model years amid a broadening internal and external evaluation of the company's handling of vehicle safety.

OEMs Outline Advancements in Clean Diesel Technology

Developing and manufacturing advanced clean diesel technology to meet 2014 EPA standards for construction, industrial, and farm equipment was a complex and challenging process, according to several leading manufacturers exhibiting at the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 convention.

Video: Ohio Edison Worker Thrown from Bucket Truck

An Ohio Edison lineman in Springfield had to be taken to the hospital March 4 after being ejected from the bucket truck he was working in, according to the Dayton Daily News.

Supreme Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles, including truck bodies, trolleys, and specialty vehicles, kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration at the 2014 NTEA show in Indianapolis.

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GM Names Director of Commercial Product

John Schwegman replaces Joyce Mattman as director of commercial product for GM Fleet & Commercial on April 1.

IMPCO's Bi-Fuel Trucks Hit the Streets

IMPCO Automotive has obtained certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) for its bi-fuel systems installed in the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD pickup trucks.

Cox has invested in the Mercedes Benz Sprinter and over the last year has so far replaced more than 1,500 Chevrolet Express and Ford E-Series models with the diesel van.

Cox Looks to Sprinter and Hybrid Vans for Better MPG

In providing updates on the Cox Conserves sustainability program and how fleet has helped the company achieve its efficiency goals, Cox Enterprises has made some significant changes in its van choice and spec standardizations, and is considering a hybrid van pilot program.

The powertrain will combine an Eaton UltraShift PLUS automated transmission with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine.

Eaton & Westport Offer Automated Transmission with Natural Gas Engine

Eaton and Cummins Westport announced an integrated powertrain package for the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine that will provide customers with the first automated transmission to be paired with a spark-ignited natural gas engine in the North American market.

Video: ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 Attracts Nearly 130,000 Attendees

The conference focuses on the latest equipment, technology and products for construction, utility, mining, and other related industries. View a photo gallery and video and find links to conference links.

Echo Automotive, Inc.  won The Work Truck Show 2014 Green Award for its EchoDrive bolt-on hybrid electric kit for fleet vehicles. Amy Dobrikova, VP sales & business development for Echo Automotive acccepted the award from Steve Carey, executive director, NTEA.

EchoDrive Receives NTEA 2014 Green Award

Echo Automotive, Inc., won The Work Truck Show 2014 Green Award for its EchoDrive bolt-on hybrid electric kit for fleet vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Dodge Journey SUV Gets AWD for 2014

Chrysler has introduced an all-wheel-drive version of its Dodge Journey mid-size SUV for the 2014 model year, the automaker has announced.

Chevrolet Colorado Uses Lightweighting to Create Efficiency

Through the use of lightweight materials and other engineering techniques, Chevrolet said that it expects that its new 2015-MY Colorado 4x4 Crew Cab will weigh between 880 and 1,400 pounds less than a full-size truck.





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