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Fred Meyer Grocery Fleet Receives First LNG Trucks

Fred Meyer Stores announced the arrival of its first 11 heavy-duty trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The food retail will receive a total of 40 LNG trucks over the next several months.

Michigan City Electric Dept 'Battles' Fire Dept in Bucket Truck Challenge

City employees spent 30 minutes in either an electric bucket truck or in the fire department’s ladder-truck bucket. They then solicited pledges over the phone.

Bosch Redesigns Parts Website

A new, responsive design now makes it easier for users to search for, select, and purchase Bosch products.

U.S. House Extends Alternative-Fuel Tax Credits

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes an amendment extending the federal 50-cent per gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits through the remainder of 2014, even though the credits had previously expired at the end of 2013.

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect van courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Transit Connect Vans for Door Panels

The action affects 19,825 2014-MY cargo vans that may have a problem with a loosening exterior plastic panel on the sliding door.

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Esquire Taps Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Truck of the Year

Esquire’s editors balance truck attributes with conventional touchstones that outline what makes a great truck, such as efficiency, functionality, versatility, safety, value and style.

Photo of 2013 Corolla courtesy of Toyota.

November Used Vehicle Depreciation Reaches 1.9 Percent

The average price of a used vehicle fell 1.9 percent in November from the prior month led by steeper-than-expected declines by full-size pickups, according to Black Book.

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Motor Trend Names 2015 Colorado Truck of the Year

Motor Trend's Truck of the Year program is only open to all-new or significantly updated trucks and vans for the upcoming model year. For 2015, seven contenders were invited to compete.

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Auto Truck Group Donates Truck to Vol. Fire Dept.

After a recent tragedy in Mt. Eden, Ky., that took the building, fleet, and equipment of the local volunteer fire department, Auto Truck Group and Ford Commercial Vehicles collaborated to donate a fully upfitted 2015 Ford Expedition SSV unit to the station.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Commercial Fleet Sales Flat in November

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets rose 0.9 percent in November as trucks, vans, and SUVs continued to drive fleet sales. Through 11 months of 2014, fleet sales have risen 8 percent over the previous year.

Photo of Republic CNG truck courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic Adds 20 CNG Refuse Trucks in Missouri

Republic Services has added 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Springfield, Mo., area, the waste management company announced.

Truck Bucks Unveils New Website

Truck Bucks, a Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) rewards program, unveiled a new website that provides even more benefits for Truck Bucks members.

New Mexico Utility Fleet to Go Electric

Public Service Co. of New Mexico announced a long-term strategy to switch most, if not all, of its 450 cars, pickups and trucks to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, beginning with seven cars, plus six pickups and 10 new bucket trucks.

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Ford Transit Best-Selling Commercial Van in November

The 2015 Ford Transit was the top-selling full-size commercial van in November and accounted for almost one in four units sold in the category, Ford announced.

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VNG, Circle K Offer CNG Fueling in Houston

VNG.co has entered into an agreement with fuel and convenience store operator Circle K to implement compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling at Circle K's latest facility in Houston, the company announced.

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Trucks, SUVs Boost New-Vehicle Transaction Prices

Retail new-car prices have increased by $165 from November 2013, which is 1.7 percent higher than 2013 and the renewed interest in trucks and SUVs is a large factor, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Altman's Leo Napoles, distribution and customer service manager, and Jim Hessler (right) stand in front of the new T270s. Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

Calif. Grower Gives New Trucks to Safest Drivers

After bolstering its medium-duty fleet with a dozen Kenworth T270 medium-duty straight trucks, Southern California grower Altman Plants' general manager fielded plenty of inquiries from drivers about who would get behind the wheel of the new Class 6 trucks.

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FedEx, UPS Bracing for Holiday Rush

FedEx and the United Parcel Service have added thousands of seasonal employees and rental vehicles ahead of a holiday shopping season that's expected to break records with another increase in online shopping.

Photo of Open Country H/T courtesy of Toyo.

Toyo Recalls 175,000 Truck, Van Tires

Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has announced a safety recall campaign on approximately 175,000 Toyo and Nitto brand tires intended for light trucks, SUVs and vans.

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Mitsubishi Fuso, UD Trucks Develop New Truck in Japan

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and UD Trucks Corporation announced they have jointly developed a new truck for sale in Japan.

GPS Insight Donates $10,000 to Turkey Tuesday

GPS Insight co-sponsored the largest turkey drive in the United States with 12 News and St. Vincent De Paul.

Diesel Prices Continue Decline as Oil Sinks

Fuel prices started off the final month of 2014 in the same fashion they have been during much of the second half of the year, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Terex Construction Launches Responsive Website

Terex Construction announced the launch of a new Distributor Support application and the enhanced terex.com/construction website.

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Bobcat Launches Equipment Blog

Bobcat Company has launched the new Bobcat Blog — a site where equipment experts, other individuals with Bobcat, and occasional guest bloggers will provide perspective on Bobcat products.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Seat Positioning

During winter driving conditions, it’s even more critical for drivers to ensure they’re properly positioned in their seat to maintain optimal steering control and visibility. Here are tips from AAA.

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