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Photo of 2011 F-550 Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Ford Dominates New Commercial Vehicle Registrations

Ford retained its dominant market share in new commercial vehicle registrations in all gross vehicle weights in 2013 and Mercedes-Benz saw a sharp uptick in Sprinter van registrations, according to Polk.

Photo from General Motors.The 2015-MY Chevrolet Silverado.

Fleet Buyers to Benefit from Pickup Towing Standard

A standardized tow specification being adopted by Detroit automakers for 2015 model-year light-duty pickup trucks will improve safety and ease purchasing for fleet buyers, sources told AutomotiveFleet.com.

XL Hybrids and Knapheide Mark Completion of 100th Fleet Powertrain Installation

XL Hybrids, Inc. and Knapheide Manufacturing Company have announced that Knapheide has completed more than 100 installations of XL Hybrids’ XL3 powertrain on fleet vehicles.

ARI Wins Bronze at 2014 Stevie Awards

ARI received a bronze award in the Customer Service Training Team of the Year category in the eighth annual Stevie Awards for sales and customer service. The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Friday at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Photo via Advanced Disposal.

Detroit Outsources Refuse Collection

The City of Detroit has privatized waste management services as part of its bankruptcy recovery plan and is auctioning off its aging fleet of refuse trucks. Last week, the city awarded $122.6 million in contracts to two commercial haulers for the work.

Ryder Web Portal Simplifies Fleet Visibility & Compliance

Ryder System, Inc. has launched the Ryder Fleet Management Portal, an online tool designed to help customers simplify fleet management activities to improve visibility, compliance, and decision making.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM Requests Exemption to Avoid Silverado, Sierra Recall

An electronic glitch can affect the instrument cluster when the driver uses steering-wheel controls to select songs from an external device. But the momentary problem poses no safety risk, GM says.

City of Marion Debates Lease vs. Own for New Bucket Truck

The Marion City Council ended up approving a lease-lease agreement with Altec Capital for a new truck that would cost the City $86,157 over a five-year period. At the end of five years, the City has the option to purchase the vehicle for its fair market value cost or enter a new lease for a new truck.

Dave Doolin

Former NESCO Regional Manager Joins Utility Fleet Team

Dave Doolin was appointed Feb. 8 to the position of division manager – rental & outside sales at Utility Fleet. Doolin’s career spans nearly 20 years in the utility construction equipment industry, including serving as a regional manager at NESCO Rentals.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

Fuel Economy Up 10% on GM's 2015 Large SUVs

General Motors has raised the fuel economy on its lineup of large SUVs by at least 10 percent on the highway for the 2015 model-year, the automaker announced.

A 2013 Nissan Frontier pickup truck.

Nissan Recalling Frontier Trucks to Address Fire Risk

A circuit breaker installed improperly may create an electrical short that could lead to a fire, NHTSA warns.

Truck News: Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Ford F-150, Freightliner S2G, Chevy Silverado HD

Catch up on some of the latest truck news, from Ford announcing its new aluminum body on the 2015 F-150 to General Motors' new CNG-capable Silverado HD models.

Follow Us for Live Work Truck Show Coverage

Work Truck magazine will be tweeting live coverage from The Work Truck Show, being held March 5-7 in Indianapolis.

Donlen Named Top Outsourcing Provider

Donlen announced today that they have been selected by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) in the Leader category for The 2014 Global Outsourcing 100 service providers listing.

President Obama announced new truck fuel-economy standards at the Safeway Distribution Center in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Truckers Speak Out Against Obama's Fuel Economy Rules

The nation's largest group of medium- and heavy-duty truck drivers criticized President Obama's new fuel-economy rules, which they said would put the price of new trucks out of reach of many truckers.

Screenshot via Clean Fuels Ohio.

Ohio Considers $16M Gas Vehicle Conversion Fund

Ohio lawmakers are considering setting up a $16 million vehicle conversion fund for commercial fleet operators to convert fleet vehicles to run on natural gas or propane autogas.

Navistar To Consolidate Engine Manufacturing

Navistar International Corp. will move mid-range engine manufacturing from its Huntsville, Ala., plant to Melrose Park, Ill. The company will continue to build its 13.0L engine at its Huntsville plant.

(L-R) Robert Woodall, Peterbilt director of sales and marketing; Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR VP; Jeff Vanthournout, Allstate Peterbilt president; Don Larson, Allstate Peterbilt dealer principal; and Peyton Harrell, Peterbilt director of dealer development. (PHOTO: PETERBILT)

Peterbilt Names 2013 Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year

Allstate Peterbilt – South Saint Paul was named the 2013 Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year by Peterbilt Motors Company during the company’s annual Dealer Meeting.

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Concern About Possible Natural Gas Measurement Changes for Vehicles

A group dedicated to the development of a market for natural gas powered vehicles has issued a call to action over possible changes in the way compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas are priced and sold.

Photo of MY-2014 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ship-Thru Facility for Ford Transit and F-150 to Open in KC

Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) has announced a new ship-thru location in Kansas City, Mo., for the Ford Transit and F-150.

10,000th Hino Truck Delivered to Penske Truck Leasing

Hino Trucks recently held a ceremony to commemorate the delivery of the 10,000th Hino truck to Penske Truck Leasing.

GM Plans Aluminum Pickup Trucks for 2018

General Motors is moving toward producing an aluminum-bodied pickup truck by late 2018, after securing supply contracts with Alcoa Inc. and Novelis Inc.

SoCal Fleet Seminar Scheduled for April

A fleet management seminar sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and led by a fleet specialist has been scheduled for April 16-17 in Southern California.

Webinar: Telematics Pushes Trucking Fleet's ROI

An upcoming Web seminar hosted by Bobit Business Media will address a trucking fleet's implementation of Spireon's FleetLocate telematics system.

ANDERSON

United Road Names Anderson COO

As COO, a newly created position, Anderson will be responsible for daily operations of United Road, a diversified provider of vehicle transport and logistics with more than 10,000 customers across the U.S.





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