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FedEx Increases Quarterly Profit 23%

Trucking and package delivery giant FedEx Corp. on Wednesday reported a big jump in profit for its fiscal year second quarter.

Photo of ProMaster courtesy of FCA US.

Vincentric: ProMaster Van Leads TCO Among Diesels

The diesel-powered Chrysler ProMaster full-size van was the only non-luxury diesel expected to deliver a lower total cost of ownership than its gasoline counterpart in a Vincentric study that evaluated 35 diesels.

Photo: AMP Electric Vehicles

UPS to Deploy Electric Delivery Vans in Houston

UPS will deploy 18 battery-electric Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans from AMP Holding in the Houston-Galveston, Texas, area.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Chrysler Group Changes Name to FCA US

The Chrysler Group has changed its official name change to FCA US, the company announced on Dec. 16.

Prime Design Announces Management Changes

Prime Design announces several staff and role changes effective December 1, including a new strategic account manager and product manager.

ProMaster City is a beefed-up, Americanized version of the Fiat Doblo van.

ProMaster City Vans Built in Turkey with U.S. Powertrains

Major components for the new Ram ProMaster City compact vans will cross the seas twice as part of assembly plans involving Europe, Eurasia and North America, Ram Commercial Truck executives said.

Navistar Cuts Quarterly Loss by More Than Half

Navistar International Corp. on Tuesday announced it had cut its fiscal fourth quarter loss by more than half from the same time a year ago, while also reducing its loss for the entire fiscal year.

PDA Launches The PDA Xpress for Mobile Appraisals

PDA has launched PDA Xpress, a tool that turns customers’ smartphones into fast and easy-to-use appraisal tools that lighten adjusters’ workloads by managing appraisals.

Compared to traditional diesel or gasoline engines, an Odyne plug-in hybrid system lowers fuel consumption by up to 50 percent, reduces emissions, and provides quieter operation at the work site, according to the manufacturer.

LA Utility Rolls Out Its First Plug-In Electric Bucket Truck

Featuring an International chassis and an Altec body and boom, the truck was delivered as part of a South Coast Air Quality Management District program to support new energy efficient vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Zenith Motors.

Zenith Electric Vans Eligible for Illinois Voucher Program

Zenith Electric Shuttles and Cargo Vans are now eligible for an estimated $48,884 worth of incentives under the Chicago-based Drive Clean Truck program.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Flood Response

Here are some driver safety tips to help fleet drivers when flood conditions pose a threat.

PG&E: EV Emissions Benefits 'Substantial'

In an address today at the Detroit Economic Club in Michigan, Tony Earley of PG&E explained why the utility is urging customers and its own fleet to adopt EVs.

Boyer fleet and staff at Houston Freedom DNG station. (PHOTO: NAT G)

Boyer Adds 21 Natural Gas Vans, Trucks to Fleet

The new vehicles include GM 2500 service vans, and Ford F-250 and F-550 trucks

Truck and Van News: Ram ProMaster, Toyota Tacoma, GM Trucks/SUVs

The Ram ProMaster leads the Vincentric list in total cost of ownership among diesels. Among other truck and van announcements, Toyota is redesigning the 2015 Toyota Tacoma.

Navistar to Close Indianapolis Foundry

Closing the Indianapolis foundry is expected to eliminate approximately 180 jobs and reduce Navistar's operating costs by about $13 million annually.

Federal Study Highlights Rental Truck Safety

Not a single fatal crash involving a rental truck over a five-year period (2005-2010) has been attributed to a safety or maintenance defect in the rental vehicle

Photo of Dodge Journey courtesy of Chrysler Group.

Dodge Journeys Recalled to Prevent Overloading

Dealers will replace any tire placard labels that have inaccurate information about seating capacity and occupant/cargo combined weight limits.

Cummins Westport Announces Management Changes

Cummins Westport has announced changes to its board of directors and management in accordance with the terms of the 50/50 joint venture agreement between Cummins and Westport Innovations. The changes are effective immediately.

Photo: Ford

NatGasCar Gets EPA Nod for CNG Transit Connect

NatGasCar has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification to produce compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of the 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect with a 2.5L bi-fuel engine system.

All PAL Cards to Be 'Smart'

This move aims to improve site safety as Smart PAL Cards may be used to ensure that only trained operators can use aerial work platforms (AWPs) and mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) on site.

PHOTO: Peterbilt

Montana Peterbilt Adds Parts Dealer Near Baaken Shale

Montana Peterbilt announced the opening of its fourth dealership, a parts-only facility in Sidney, Mont., located in the Bakken Shale region of the state.

New, Used Truck Registrations Post Strong Third-Quarter Gains

New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3 through Class 8 trucks increased nearly 14% for the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same time a year ago, according to a new report by the vehicle industry research firm IHS Automotive.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Video: Ford Revamps SYNC Infotainment System

Ford is rolling out a new communications and entertainment system for the 2016 model year called Sync 3 that replaces MyFord Touch as Ford launches the third generation of its connected-car system.

Photo of Corvette's 6.2L V-8 courtesy of GM.

Ward's Names 10 Best Engines of 2015

Ward's 10 Best of Engines of 2015 includes powerplants offered in the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and Ford Fiesta, the publication has announced.

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California Leads U.S. in Adoption of EVs

Nearly half of all the battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles registered in the U.S. in 2013 came in California, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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