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AT&T Launches 'Connected Intersections' to Improve Safety on NYC Streets

The initiative seeks to utilize smartphone technology and wireless networks to make pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists more aware of their surroundings and alert them to potential dangers.

Light-Duty NGVs Expected to Reach 4.2 Million Annual Sales by 2023

In a report from Navigant Research, a number of major automakers have refocused their efforts in the natural gas vehicle (NGV) market, and growth in this category is expected to be strong across all regions in the coming years.

Barrick Gold Corp. used this 2015 F-150 at its Nev. mine. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Three Fleets Tested Aluminum F-150 Prototypes

Ford provide six prototypes of its 2015 aluminum F-150 to a Nevada gold mine, Pennsylvania dam, and utility service provider in Appalachia to test the durability of its pickup truck and cargo box.

Penske Truck Rental Extends Support of Paralyzed Veterans of America

Penske Truck Rental has extended its #OneWay4PVA fundraising effort to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign for a second year.

Joe Dalum, president and CEO of Odyne Systems. (PHOTO: Lauren Fletcher)

Odyne Awarded California Grant to Retrofit Trucks

Odyne Systems, LLC was awarded a $776,000 grant by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to retrofit medium- and heavy-duty work trucks with Odyne plug-in hybrid systems.

Photo of 2015-MY Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Westport.

Westport Offers CNG Transit Connect Models

Westport is expanding its 2015 lineup to offer two compressed natural gas fuel systems for the Ford Transit Connect, including a dedicated and bi-fuel option.

Photo via Nissan.

Nissan Teases New Pickup Truck

Nissan released a teaser image for a new pickup truck via its Instagram account Monday morning with the caption, "There's a special member of the Nissan family on the way. Due date: June 11th."

ARI Named Finalist in Two Stevie Award Categories

ARI has been named a finalist in two categories for the 2014 American Business Awards, including Video: Corporate Overview and Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Brake Failure

In this video, AAA’s driving expert Bill Van Tassel offers advice on how to cope with sudden brake failure.

Auto Crane Enhances Rapid Response Expedited Parts Order Service

To support the new Rapid Response Expedited Parts and Service program, Auto Crane has increased factory stock levels for parts and created a new Product Manager position focused exclusively on aftermarket (post-sale) sales and service.

Photo courtesy of BMW.

8 States Release Zero-Emission Vehicle Plan

Eight states released an 11-point action plan they say will help them reach 3.3 million zero emission vehicles (ZEV) on their roadways by 2025.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Federal Loan Would Aid Alcoa Aluminum Expansion for F-150

Aluminum producer Alcoa has made strides toward obtaining a $275 million federal loan to expand production to meet demand for Ford's 2015 aluminum F-150 pickup truck.

Reverse Food Truck Takes Food

Rather than serving food, one food truck is doing the opposite: It accepts food donations like a food drive on wheels.

Navistar Financial Obtains Additional Funding

Navistar Financial Corp. has completed an agreement for $100 million of additional funding in what it calls a “trade receivables securitization program.”

PHH Arval Launches Trio of Fleet Tech Offerings

PHH Arval has launched three new technology platforms to help clients gain additional data about their vehicles, the fleet management company announced today.

Photo: Ford

Ford Announces Transit Test Drive Events

Ford will be launching a national tour, which will give fleet owners, commercial customers, and dealers the opportunity to put the all-new MY-2015 Transit through its paces.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Offers Extreme Weather Assistance Via OnStar

General Motors is providing Crisis Assist to all OnStar customers regardless of their subscription plan on the eve of the Atlantic hurricane season, the automaker announced.

Diesel Falls Slightly During Holiday Weekend

The national average price of diesel fell nine-tenths of a cent to $3.925 per gallon for the week. Diesel costs 4.5 cents more than it did a year ago.

AmeriQuest Appoints Director of Sales

Gary Case has been appointed director of sales, Private Fleet and Carrier Division, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services.

New Jersey Resources Sustainability Report Highlights Alt-fuel Fleet

More than 25 percent of the New Jersey Resources (NJR) fleet is CNG, hybrid, electric and bio-fuel vehicles

(L-R) Norm Brown, Jose Reyna, and Scott West. Photo: A.R.E.

A.R.E. Reorganizes Fleet and Commercial Sales Division

Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. has implemented a strategic realignment of the company's fleet and commercial sales division.

Advanced Disposal Adds Safety Program Fleet Wide

Advanced Disposal, a privately-owned environmental services and solid waste company, has signed an agreed with Lytx to deploy the DriveCam video-based safety solution in its 2,800 advanced disposal vehicles.

NES Rentals Launches Newly Redesigned Website

In addition to providing online equipment rental capabilities, the newly formatted website also provides product images and specifications for all equipment, branch specific information and other new features.

Study Shows Diesel Not Leading Particulate Matter Contributor

A new paper issued by the UNECE concluded that diesel road vehicles were the cause of only a small percentage of particulate matter versus other economic sectors.

Source: IHS Automotive, Polk 2006-2014 new registration data

Class 3-8 Truck Registrations Up 8.3 Percent

While new registrations during the first quarter of the 2014 calendar year exceeded the level achieved during the first quarter of the 2013 calendar year, they actually were down 3 percent from the level achieved during the last quarter of the 2013 calendar yea

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