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Ohio Edison, Penn Power Conduct Storm Restoration Drill

Storm drills are becoming more common in the utility industry in the wake of severe weather over the last several years.

Fla. Furniture Delivery Fleet Converts Trucks to CNG

South Florida furniture chain City Furniture is converting its 85 medium-duty delivery trucks to run on compressed natural gas in the face of rising gasoline and higher diesel prices.

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Rand McNally Releases HOS and Navigation Updates

Rand McNally has released a major new navigation and software update for its line of mobile fleet management devices, including the HD 100, TND 760, and TPC 7600.

Smith Electric Truck for DHL.

Hybrid and Electric Truck Sales to Reach 105,000 by 2020

A significant number of players continue to develop hybrid electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and battery-electric vehicle trucks for a variety of applications, and the market is expected to pick up steam in the coming years

Linemen from across Georgia gathered Thursday at the Capitol to be recognized prior to the first-ever Georgia Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18. Georgia Power employs more than 1,100 line personnel across the state - the company's first responders when severe weather impacts service to customers. (PRNewsFoto/Georgia Power)

Georgia Power Thanks Linemen on First-Ever 'Lineman Appreciation Day'

The Georgia Senate resolution to say "thank you" to the state's linemen follows the 2013 approval by the U.S. Senate of Resolution 95, which designated April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

Billy Barton, KOBELCO

KOBELCO Construction Machinery Expands Team

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA is announced the addition of Billy Barton to the company’s growing parts team.

Allison Transmission Reports Sales Increase in 2013

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc., a global provider of commercial duty fully-automatic transmissions and hybrid-propulsion systems, has reported net sales for the quarter of $491 million, a 1 percent increase from the same period in 2012.

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.

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