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Truck and Van News: Class 7 Propane Truck, Nissan e-NV200, GMC Canyon, Ram 1500

A new Class 7 propane truck from Alkane Truck Company is hitting the market. Other announcements include Nissan starting production on its electric e-NV200, as well as other truck and van news from Ford, GM and Ram.

Time Warner Cable Employee Electrocuted While in Bucket Truck

The 37-year-old employee was working on a power line May 2 in Silver Valley, N.C., when he lowered his bucket and came in contact with the line. He was transported to a local medical center and later died.

Photo: Performance Truck

Full-Service Kenworth Dealership Launched in Victoria, Texas

Performance Truck has opened a new full-service Kenworth location with six service bays on U.S. Highway 59 in Victoria, Texas.

Photo: Orange EV

EV Truck Company Qualifies for Financial Incentives from Chicago

Orange EV has that its Orange EV T-Series terminal truck solution has qualified for financial incentives through Drive Clean Chicago.

Fleet Modification Center for Freightliner Products Opens Doors in North Carolina

Fontaine Modification Fleet Services, a Fontaine Modification business unit established earlier this year to focus on fleet customers, opened its own headquarters May 1. It will provide modifications for vehicles built at Freightliner's Cleveland, N.C., manufacturing plant.

Quantum and Ryder Enter Agreement for CNG Truck Leasing

With the agreement, Ryder will purchase CNG tank systems directly from Quantum and install them onto CNG-powered vehicles with a team of Ryder technicians.

Photo of 2014 Ram 1500 courtesy of Fiat Chrysler.

Ram 1500 Refresh Set for 2017

Fiat Chrysler plans a major update to its 1500 pickup truck for the 2017 model year, but hasn't committed to producing a mostly aluminum version to compete with Ford's 2015 F-150.

NiSource Improves Vehicle Procurement Process with ARI Insights

Through the ARI Insights system, NiSource saved $378,000 by ensuring that new vehicles are acquired on time and are road ready.

Atmos Energy Adds 67 New CNG Vehicles to Fleet

The utility teamed up with ZeitEnergy April 30 to celebrate the expansion of its natural gas fleet, as well as the new public CNG fueling station at the Atmos Energy Service Center in Arlington, Texas.

Altec Radio Control System Updates Optimize Derrick Function Controls

These radio controls allow complete control of all derrick functions including pole guide, winch, and digger from any location at the job site.

Graphic courtesy of FCA.

Global Jeep Production to Double By 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has unveiled an ambitious growth plan that calls for the doubling in global Jeep production by 2018 and the expansion of the Fiat brand in Asia and Latin America.

The auction features more than 160 truck tractors, 80 hydraulic excavators, 60 wheel loaders, 60 loader backhoes, 55 dump trucks, 55 skid steer loaders, 45 crawler tractors, 25 motor graders, and more.

Ritchie Bros to Auction Construction Equipment in Texas

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will conduct a two-day, unreserved public auction at its Fort Worth, Texas, permanent auction site May 14-15, 2014.

These trucks are powered by the Ford Triton 6.8L V-10, 3-valve engine and equipped with the bi-phase liquid direct injection propane fuel system. (PHOTO: ALKANE)

New Class 7 Propane Autogas Truck Debut

Alkane Truck Company, a new OEM of Class 7-8 Trucks in Myrtle Beach, S.C., has released its propane-autogas-powered cabover Class 7 truck to the U.S. market.


Construction Unemployment Rate Falls to 7-Year Low

The unemployment rate in construction dropped to the lowest April level in seven years as contractors added 32,000 workers to payrolls in April.

The company’s fleet of 220 medium-duty trucks consists of Class 5 and 6 Freightliner and Daimler models. (PHOTO: ATLAS OIL)

Atlas Oil Keeps Fleets Fueled and Running

Fueling is among the most time-consuming and inefficient operation for local and over-the-road truck fleets, robbing companies of up to an hour of precious employee and truck operation time per week.

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-150's EcoBoost V-6 Continues Its Popularity Surge

The Ford Motor Co. has sold its 500,000th F-150 pickup truck with an EcoBoost V-6 engine, as customers have shifted away from less fuel efficient V-8 engines, according to the automaker.

Odyne Partners with Valley Power Systems for Plug-In Hybrid Installations

Under a contract from the California Energy Commission, administered through Calstart, Valley Power will integrate new hybrid systems on truck chassis for Odyne in California.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Begins Production of e-NV200 Electric Van

Nissan has begun producing the e-NV200 battery-electric compact van in Barcelona with plans to begin sending it to a variety of global markets in June.

2014 Fleet Purchasing Outlook Available

The NTEA's 2014 Fleet Purchasing Outlook is now available.

Chairman Peter Latta with brothers Jimmy Latta and Duie Latta.

A. Duie Pyle Celebrates 90 Years

A. Duie Pyle, Inc., a provider of asset and non-asset-based transportation and supply chain solutions in the Northeast, is celebrating its 90th year in business.

2014 Chevrolet Equinox (PHOTO: GM)

AGA is Certified for Bi-Fuel CNG Trucks

AGA Systems, LLC announced that it has received full EPA Certification for bi-fuel CNG applications on the 2014 General Motors Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain line of compact SUVs equipped with the 2.4L direct injection engine.

2014 Ram Power Wagon (PHOTO: CHRYSLER)

Ram Selects 2014 Power Wagon Tires

The 2014 Ram Power Wagon is based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4x4 Crew Cab and will feature Goodyear’s 33-inch Wrangler DuraTrac tires.

Video: 2015 GMC Canyon to Offer Additional Safety Features

In addition to a patent-pending child restraint feature, the all-new Canyon will be the first midsize truck to offer Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning technology as part of the available Driver Alert Package.

2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Recalls 4,000 Super Duty Trucks for Transmission Glitch

The recall affects 2015 model-year F-Series Super Duty trucks equipped with a 6.2L gasoline or 6.7L diesel engine and a 6R140 transmission.

Photo of 2014 Buick Enclave courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalling 51.6K SUVs for Faulty Fuel Gauge

The recall covers Buick Enclaves, Chevrolet Traverses and GMC Acadias manufactured from March 26, 2013, through Aug. 15, 2013.


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