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Wheels Inc. Promotes Dan Frank to President

Wheels, Inc. has named Dan Frank president, which puts the fleet management company scion in charge of virtually all business units of the 75-year-old fleet leasing trailblazer.

Photo of the 2014 Ram ProMaster by Vince Taroc.

Commercial Fleet Sales Rise 21 Percent in Aug.

Sales of cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial fleet customers rose 21.1 percent in August compared to a year ago, as vehicle manufacturers continue to increase fleet market share through the first eight months of 2014.

Members of Cequent's first two-day training course. (PHOTO: Cequent)

Cequent Provides Training to Dealers and Installers

Cequent Performance Products launched its first two-day training event at its headquarters in Plymouth, Mich., giving those in attendance a better understanding of Cequent’s products and brands.

Photo via GM

EPA Certifies CNG Bi-Fuel System for GM's 6.2L Engine

AGA Systems, LLC has received full EPA Certification for bi-fuel CNG applications on the 2015 General Motors 6.2L Direct Injection engine family.

Utilities were a popular application for the Eaton diesel-electric hybrid.

Eaton Discontinues Diesel-Electric Hybrid Trucks

Eaton has confirmed that it's out of the diesel-electric hybrid business in North America, after government incentives and stabilizing diesel prices contributed to a market largely drying up.

CARB Fines L.A. County Public Works Over Diesel Inspections

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) fined the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works $256,375 for failure to comply with the state’s air quality regulations.

Photo: GM

CNG Bi-Fuel Systems Producer Receives EPA Certification for GM 6.2L Engine

AGA Systems, LLC has received full EPA Certification for bi-fuel CNG applications on the 2015 General Motors 6.2 L Direct Injection engine family.

Photo of 2015 ProMaster City via Chrysler.

Chrysler Launches 13-City Compact Van Tour

Chrysler is bringing its 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van to 13 U.S. cities to give prospective fleet buyers an opportunity for hands-on research of the new vehicle.

Photo of 2015 GMC Canyon SLE extended cab courtesy of GM.

EPA: 2015 Colorado, Canyon Provide 20 MPG Combined

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will provide at least 20 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, the U.S. EPA has announced.

Bridgestone Americas Warren County Tire Plant Earns LEED Silver Recertification

Bridgestone Americas announced that its Warren County, Tenn., tire manufacturing plant has earned LEED V3 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) recertification at the Silver level by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Photo of 2015 F-450 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2015 F-450 to Meet Towing Standard

Ford's 2015 F-450 Super Duty pickup truck will meet the Society of Automotive Engineers' J2807 towing standard with a capability of hauling 31,200 pounds, Ford has announced.

Roger Nielsen, Chief Operating Officer for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), and Richard Shearing, Vice President of National Accounts for DTNA, at the handover of the three-millionth produced commercial vehicle to Steve Duley, Vice President of Purchasing for “Schneider”, one of the largest logistics and transportation service companies in North America. (PHOTO: Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks Produces 3 Millionth Commercial Vehicle

The anniversary truck Freightliner Cascadia Evolution is going into customer operations at Schneider one of the largest logistics and transportation service companies in North America.

In February of 2012, TFC Recyling became the largest private owner and operateor of clean-running collection trucks in Virginia when it added an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to its fleet operations, for a total of six. (PHOTO: Virginia Clean Cities)

Recyling Company Converting Trucks to Natural Gas

The initial order for conversion kits is part of TFC Recycling's goal to convert its entire fleet of more than 100 vehicles to operate on natural gas.

Second Quarter Truck Registrations Highest In 7 Years

New registrations in the U.S. for Class 3 through Class 8 vehicles for the first half of 2014 totaled 310,718, an increase of 12.3% over the first half of 2013, according to a new report from Polk / IHS.

Stonebrook Equipment Awarded Ram Bailment Pool

Ram Trucks also awarded the work truck upfitter an approved ship-to code.

Drive Safely Work Week Info Available

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is calling on leaders of companies and organizations to adopt elements of road safety for all employees.

2015 Nissan Rogue (PHOTO: Nissan)

Nissan Releases 2015-MY Rogue Pricing

The second-generation Nissan Rogue will have a starting MSRP of $22,790 and features a number of enhancements, including Eco mode added to the Xtronic transmission.

Photo courtesy of NV Energy.

NV Energy Leading the Southwest EV Charge, Report Finds

In addition to purchasing 12 EVs for its own fleet and installing publicly available charging stations at several of its office locations, NV Energy has adopted policies and taken actions that help create a positive environment for EV owners in Nevada.

Nissan Frontier photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls Frontier Crew Cab Trucks

A manufacturing glitch affecting rear seat belts prompts a recall covering 1,319 2014 model-year trucks.

Parker Hannifin Hybrid System Qualifies for Texas Clean Fleet Program

The Texas Clean Fleet Program provides incentives for the purchasing of an alternative fuel or hybrid vehicle to owners of municipal fleets to replace diesel-powered vehicles.

Goodyear-FleetHQ Emergency Roadside Service truck. (Photo: Goodyear)

Goodyear-FleetHQ Emergency Service Hits 1 Million Milestone

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s 24/7 Emergency Roadside Service program recently helped its 1 millionth customer, Schneider National, return to service.

New rules say the blue-capped DEF tank can be replenished more often, allowing trucks to carry less fluid. Thus tanks could become smaller.

DEF Tanks May Get Smaller Under New EPA Rules

Under new rules approved by the EPA, vehicles could get smaller DEF tanks than now, because the special fluid is widely available and not as much of it must be carried aboard the vehicle.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Z71 Trim Confirmed for 2015 Tahoe, Suburban

General Motors will offer its Z71 trim level with the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs, providing greater off-road capability to the pickup trucks.

2015-MY Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban (PHOTO: General Motors)

2015 Tahoe, Suburban Add LTE Connectivity

General Motors is adding OnStar 4G LTE with a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging capability, and a hands-free lift-gate to the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban starting in October.

Photo courtesy of LCNGA.

S.C. Utility Begins Adding CNG Trucks

The Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority in South Carolina has begun replacing gasoline-powered Ford F-150 pickup trucks with bi-fuel F-150s as the utility plans to replace its entire fleet in six years, according to its general manager.

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