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JD Power: 2014 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study

Now in its ninth year, the study measures customer satisfaction among business customers with their gas utility company in four regions. Washington Gas, MidAmerican Energy, Oklahoma Natural Gas and SoCalGas all took first for their respective areas.

City of New Haven Utility Dept Approved for $98K Crane Truck

The City of New Haven, Ind., has approved the purchase of more than $141,000 worth of equipment – a crane truck and a diesel generator – for the City’s utility department.

Oil Field Support Company Operates Fleet in Arctic Conditions

Located 250 miles north of the Delta Leasing counts on its fleet of GMC Sierras to service its oil field support clients.

Photo of Dodge Sprinter 2500 (2008-09) via Wikimedia.

Vans Lead Feb. Depreciation Report

Full-size passenger vans lost the least value in the commercial vehicle resale market in February, a month that typically shows strong vehicle retention, according to Black Book.

Photo courtesy of GE Capital Fleet Services.

GE Capital Fleet Introduces Asset Tracking for Equipment

GE Capital Fleet Services will begin offering a telematics service designed to allow fleet managers to track trailers, forklifts, generators, and other equipment, the fleet management company has announced.

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Hino Names New SVP - Sales & Customer Support

Hino Trucks announced the appointment of George Daniels to the position of SVP - sales and customer support. Daniels succeeds Bob McDowell, who is no longer with the company.

Photo courtesy of CleanFuel USA.

CleanFuel USA Offers Propane System for GMC C2500 Pickup

CleanFuel USA will offer a a GMC C2500 pickup truck with a propane autogas fueling system, the vehicle modifier has announced. The GMC C2500 will arrive with a 6.0L V-8 engine equipped with CleanFuel's LPI system.

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Westport Unifies CNG Modifications Under WiNG Brand

Westport Innovations has combined its bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas fuel system products and body configurations for Ford vehicles under the WiNG Power System brand.

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CEI Repairs 1,000 All-Electric Fleet Vehicles

The CEI Group Inc. (CEI) has managed repairs on more than 1,000 all-electric fleet vehicles, the company announced March 6.

More Than 7,800 Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks Recalled

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is recalling 7,819 model year 2012-2014 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 trucks.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving Near Big Commercial Trucks

Here is some advice from Driver Solutions and American Trucking Associations on how to share the road with big trucks.

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Fisher Engineering Manager Receives Snow Professional Designation

The product marketing manager for Douglas Dynamics Inc. has earned his Certified Snow Professional (CSP) designation from the Snow and Ice Manufacturers Association (SIMA), the company announced.

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Willison Products Releases Fupro Diesel Fuel Filtration System

Willison Products is releasing its Fupro diesel filtration system that's designed to detect and prevent water from entering the fuel injection system while purifying fuel to 2 Microns, according to the company.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces Pricing for 2014 NV200 Cargo Van

Nissan's 2014 NV200 cargo van gets a base price of $20,240, a $250 increase from the initial 2013 model introduced a year ago.

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Nissan Announces Pricing for 2014 NV Van

Nissan has set pricing for its full-size 2014 NV passenger and cargo van for a vehicle that has arrived at dealerships. The Nissan NV's base price increases $250 to $25,670 for the cargo version with a standard roof.

Freightliner said it will be the first to offer the FuelSense features on its M2-106 medium-duty trucks.

Freightliner Offers Allison's FuelSense to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Freightliner will be the first to offer Allison Transmission's new FuelSense fuel-efficiency features that deliver up to 15 percent savings for certain truck applications and 20% for city buses compared to its current base-line fully automatic, "constant power" products.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Introduces Diesel N-Series Models

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has unveiled its lineup of 2014 and 2015 model year N-Series diesel models and announced that it would extend its 24 Months/60,000 Miles Covered Maintenance Program to all the diesel models sold through June 30.

Ford to Build 2016 F-650/F-750 Medium-Duty Trucks in Ohio

Ford announced production of its all-new 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks will shift from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant starting early next year, with the trucks on sale in spring 2015.

Photo via Spencer Thomas/Flickr.

E-85 Fueling Growth Slows, Feds Report

Growth in the number of E-85 fueling stations has slowed since 2011, as demand has fallen for the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend, according to federal data.

Photo of European version of Sprinter 4x4 courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz to Sell Sprinter 4x4 in U.S.

Mercedes-Benz will offer the four-wheel drive version of its Sprinter full-size van in the U.S. in early 2015, following its initial introduction in Europe, the automaker has announced.

Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

Propane FedEx Vehicles to Serve New York

FedEx will deploy its first propane autogas delivery vehicle developed in a partnership with ROUSH CleanTech later this year, the company announced Thursday at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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 FordParts.com.

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.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

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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