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Research: By 2035 Alt-Fuels Will Power 14 Percent of Trucks

Medium and heavy duty vehicles (MHDVs) represent less than 5 percent of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) powered by either gasoline or diesel.

Photo: Knapheide

Knapheide Develops Bodies for Transit Cutaway, Chassis Cab

The Knapheide Manufacturing Company has developed a full line-up of bodies for the 2015 Ford Transit cutaway and chassis cab.

The SAE J2807 towing capacity for a 2015 Ram 3500 with 6.7L Cummins diesel is 30,000 pounds - 2013-MY vehicle pictured. (PHOTO: Chrysler)

Ram Truck to Adopt SAE Towing Standard

Beginning with the 2015 model-year, Ram will adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 standardized tow rating practices across all three full-size pickup truck segments, including the ½-ton Ram 1500, ¾-ton Ram 2500 Heavy Duty, and 1-ton “King of the Hill” Ram 3500 Heavy Duty,

Piedmont Natural Gas Opens New CNG Fueling Station in Nashville

Piedmont Natural Gas officially opened its latest CNG fueling station July 15 in Nashville, Tenn. The new CNG station is the company's tenth overall and their second fueling station in Nashville.

2014 International WorkStar with dump body. (PHOTO: Navistar)

Navistar First Vocational Trucks Ship with 9.0L, 10.L SCR Engines

Navistar, Inc. started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar and International WorkStar vehicles with the company’s 9.0L and 10.0L engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology.

Cummins Ethos 2.8L Engine (PHOTO: Cummins)

Cummins to Develop 2.8L Medium-Duty Truck Engine

Cummins Inc. announced the development of an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by as much as 80 percent compared with a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Nissan Adds Enhancements to 2015 Vans

Nissan has announced several updates and availability for its NV cargo, NV passenger, NV200, and NV200 Taxi for the 2015 model year.

Truck and Van News: Ram Trucks, Ford F-450, Navistar Vocational

Latest truck announcements include Ram adopting SAE towing standards, Ford's 2015 F-450 towing rates, Navistar vocational trucks hitting the market, as well as several other truck and van updates.

Florida Utility Workers Now Protected Under Move-Over Law

Florida motorists are now required to move over or slow down when passing utility services vehicles and sanitation vehicles. Towing trucks and law enforcement vehicles were already protected under the law.

Nominations Open for Sustainability All Stars

Nominations have opened for the 2014 Sustainability All Stars, which recognize fleet professionals who have made significant contributions to fleet environmental sustainability.

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Fleet Advantage Appoints Marketing Manager

Fleet Advantage has named Katerina Jones as marketing manager for the truck fleet analytics, equipment financing and life-cycle management company.

Photo courtesy of VW.

Volkswagen to Produce Mid-Size SUV

Volkswagen will produce a mid-size SUV in Tennessee that's based on its CrossBlue Concept, the company announced today.

LeasePlan Names Syndications VP for Truck Division

LeasePlan USA announced the promotion of Angie Gates to vice president of syndications for its Truck Division. In this role, she will be responsible for the management of all syndication activity for the truck division.

Brasher's Announces Brasher's Backstage 2014

Back-to-back sales at Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction on Wednesday, August 6 and at Brasher’s Portland Auto Auction on Thursday, August 7 will include a combined total of more than 2,000, trucks, SUVs, and RVs.

Photo: Daimler

Electric Canter E-Cell Truck Being Trialed in Portugal

The all-electric Canter E-Cell truck is currently being tested for the European market. A total of eight vehicles are part of the test, which is being conducted in Portugal.

PG&E Launches Employee Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced the launch of an employee personal vehicle charging pilot project at seven locations, including include PG&E’s main office in San Francisco, Oakland airport, several sites in San Ramon, and one in San Luis Obispo.

The Isuzu NPR-XD diesel truck will be powered by the Isuzu 4HK1-TC 5.2L turbocharged diesel engine. (PHOTO: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

Isuzu Announces New NPR-XD Diesel Truck

With a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 pounds, the NPR-XD bridges the gap between the NPR-HD, with its GVWR of 14,500 pounds, and the 17,950-pound GVWR NQR.

Photo of 2014 Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Frontier, Titan Trucks Updated for 2015

Nissan has added an infotainment system as standard equipment on several of its Frontier mid-size pickups and eliminated the long wheelbase Titan full-size pickup for the 2015 model year.

Screenshot via YouTube.

Video: Environmental Protestors Modifying Trucks to Spew Soot

A group of anti-environmentalists and truck enthusiasts have been modifying their diesel truck engines with smoke stack kits so their vehicles release thick clouds of black soot onto bystanders or Prius drivers.

Comdata's FleetAdvance Tool Awarded

Comdata’s powerful FleetAdvance tool has been named as a 2014 Best Practice Award Winner from The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI).

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Cummins Expands Leadership Team

Cummins Inc. has announced a number of leadership changes to build upon the Company’s strong performance and better position Cummins for future profitable and sustainable growth.

Bobit Business Media CEO Ty Bobit delivers a eulogy celebrating Ed, his father and company founder. Photo by Kelly Bracken.

Ed Bobit Remembered As 'Force of Nature'

Family, friends, and colleagues paid their respects to Ed Bobit at a memorial service, honoring the Bobit Business Media founder and chairman as a publishing force known for his tough-but-fair approach to business and family.

Agreement will Bring Natural Gas to Fleet Customers

Randy Marion Automotive Group and VNG.CO LLC have entered into a strategic marketing agreement to support the use of light duty natural gas vehicles (NGVs) by fleet customers in coordination with VNG offering conveniently located and retail oriented CNG fueling locations.

KOBELCO Construction Names New VP of Operations

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA announce the appointment of Randy Hall as vice president of operations.

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Orders for Class 5-7 Commercial Vehicles Slow

After “best since early 2006” orders in April, Classes 5-7 have cooled over the past two months. In June, net orders fell 9 percent from May and 1 percent from year-ago levels to 14,700 units.

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