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(L-R): David Tucker, director of Community Relations, Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc., Suzan Bateson, executive director, Alameda County Community Food Bank and Tommy McGhee, national medium duty trucks manager, Rush Enterprises with the Alameda County Community Food Bank’s new Mobile Pantry. Photo: Rush Enterprises.

Food Bank Unveils Mobile Pantry Truck

Rush Enterprises, Inc. has announced a special community service initiative — in partnership with Waste Management, Inc. — the donation of a new Navistar 4300 truck to the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB).

Photo by Tim Crowley.

Ford Transit Offers Significant Fuel Economy Improvement Over E-Series

Ford's 2015 Transit full-size van offers a significant improvement in fuel economy when compared to the outgoing E-Series van it's replacing, according to the company and U.S. EPA.

Photo: A. Duie Pyle

A. Duie Pyle Opens Baltimore Service Center

A. Duie Pyle, a provider of asset and non-asset based transportation and supply chain solutions, has announced the opening a new transportation service center in Baltimore, Md.

Freightliner 122SD Mixer at the World of Concrete Show (PHOTO: Freightliner)

Bleigh Ready Mix Adds Freightliner 114SDs to Lineup

The performance of Bleigh's first order of a Freightliner 114SD in 2013 has led to four additional Kimble Mixers on Freightliner chassis joining the Bleigh Ready Mix fleet in 2014.

The redesigned Model 320 was introduced in 2014 with an entirely new ProBilt interior that features enhanced fit and finish and numerous updates that improve operator comfort, productivity, and safety. (PHOTO: Peterbilt)

Peterbilt Launches Right-Hand Stand-Up Model 320

As side-loader collection vehicles continue to gain popularity in residential refuse applications, Peterbilt Motors Company announced a new right-hand stand-up configuration of its recently redesigned low-cab forward Model 320.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Adds Third Shift to Meet Mid-Size Pickup Demand

General Motors is adding a third shift to its Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant to meet demand for the new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC mid-size pickups, as well as the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.

Algae and Safflower Biofuel Powers Truck to 135 mph

Utah State University researchers tested a truck at the Bonneville Salt Flats that was partially powered by a biofuel made of algae and safflower seeds.

Photo of Transit cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Offer Pair of Cutaway Van Models Through 2019

Ford will offer cutaway van models of its E-Series as well as its Transit, but doesn't view the move as competing with itself, because the offerings compete in different weight classes.

NICB: Pickup Truck Thefts Highest in Texas

Full-size pickup trucks had more thefts with 8,367 thefts vs. 895 for compact pickups. Mid-sized pickup trucks had the fewest thefts with 179.

One of Boulder Electric Vehicles' models on display in May 2013 during the Southeastern High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Electric Truck Maker Shuts Down Production

One company that made medium-duty electrically powered trucks has ended production, but says it has not gone away entirely.

Former SDG&E Employee Pleads Guilty to Fatal Hit-and-Run

Hector Hoyt, the former San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) employee accused of running over a 54-year-old homeless pedestrian with his utility truck on Jan. 6 and fleeing the scene, pleaded guilty Sept. 3.

Capital CNG's bi-fuel configuration of a 2015 GM 2500HD ¾ ton pickup truck, in partnership with IMPCO Automotive. (PHOTO: Capital CNG)

Capital CNG Completes Bi-Fuel GM 2500HD Pickup

Capital CNG, a CNG technology and fuel company, has completed the first ever bi-fuel configuration of a 2015 GM 2500HD ¾ ton pick-up truck outside of the GM manufacturing plant.

Photo by Tim Crowley.

Ford Ships All Transit Van Models

Ford has shipped all models of its 2015 Transit full-size van, including the cargo, passenger, cutaway, and chassis cab models, representatives for the automaker told Automotive Fleet.

DUNGY

Work Truck Show Names 2015 Event Keynote Speaker

Ther NTEA has announced that retired Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy will return to the city next year to serve as keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show 2015 President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting.

Fleet Advantage Announces New President and CFO

Brian Holland has been selected to lead the company as President and CFO, and has been with the team since 2011.

Chart courtesy of NTEA.

Truck Sales Keep Overall Pace Year-Over-Year

Class 2, 3, and 4 truck sales have kept overall pace year-over-year, according to data released by the NTEA. However, Class 3 sales expectations haven’t quite kept up during the second quarter, according to the NTEA.

Project Titan (PHOTO: NISSAN)

Project Titan Ready for Alaskan Adventure

As two Wounded Warrior Project alumni and veterans set out across the Alaskan landscape, Nissan will document the adventure, with a YouTube series set to launch this fall.

Betts Truck Parts and Service Adds Delco Remy Rotating Electrics

Betts Truck Parts & Service announced the addition of Delco Remy rotating electrics to its product line. The company now carries Delco Remy starters and alternators for Class 5-8 trucks.

GALLICK

NationaLease Promotes New VP of Sales

NationaLease, a North American full-service truck leasing organization, has named Joseph Gallick senior vice president of Sales, reporting to Dean Vicha, president of NationaLease.

Altec Recalls Digger Derrick Trucks for Winch Drum

The recall, set to begin this month, affects 67 2010-2012 model-year D2000 and D3000 boom tip winch digger derrick trucks.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Customizes Roofless Concept Van

Toyota is showing a utility van concept called the Urban Utility at the World Maker Faire in San Francisco that reflects "the lifestyle and needs of an entrepreneurial, urban driver," the automaker said.

PG&E Executive Receives EEI's Distinguished Leadership Award

The award, established to recognize outstanding individual achievement, was presented during Edison Electric Institute’s fall board of directors meeting.

Class 5-7 Orders Improve 12 Percent

August’s preliminary 17,700 North American Classes 5-7 net orders represented the best medium-duty vehicle order volume since April 2014.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Express van courtesy of GM.

Used Vehicle Depreciation Stabilizes in August

Overall depreciation for used vehicles from the past five model years improved slightly from July as the average value fell 1.3 percent in the month compared to 1.5 percent in July, according to Black Book's monthly report.

New 2015 model Canters will come from the factory with the EPS installed. (PHOTO: Mitsubishi Fuso)

Mitsubishi Fuso's Engine Protection System Now Standard on Canter Trucks

A new engine protection system (EPS), developed at the request of its fleet customers, is now standard on all 2015 models and available as a no-cost upgrade on all 2012–2014 model-year Canter FE and FG Series work trucks.

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