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A 6.7L PACCAR PX-6 engine with 250 hp and 660 lb.-ft. of torque powers all 15 Kenworth cabovers.

Food Service Delivery Company Adds Kenworth Cabovers

The company updated its fleet to Kenworth in 2013, desiring more durable and cost-effective cabovers than the Class 5 trucks it used to own.

Photo by Thi Dao.

Calif. Rolling Out $200M for Hydrogen Vehicle Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $200 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

Four Utilities Named in 'Top 50 Green Fleets' for Heavy-Duty Segment

Heavy-Duty Trucking magazine based its list of Top 50 Green Fleets on alternative fuel vehicles and green initiatives, and tried to choose those who were ahead of the curve in their sustainability efforts.

Photo via Autocar.

Autocar Introduces CNG Refuse Truck

Autocar Industries introduced a natural gas version of its Class 7 cabover Xpert refuse truck at a alternative-fuel symposium in late November. The "baby 8" Xpert ACMD is now available with the Cummins Westport CNG/LNG engine.

The Ram ProMaster City will bring familiar Ram Truck styling cues to the Fiat Doblo. Photo via Fiat.

Ram to Offer Compact Cargo Van

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City, which will be available for order in late 2014, will compete with the Ford Transit Connect and the Nissan NV200.

NYU-Poly and Stony Brook University Launch Institute for Storms and Emergencies

The institute will undertake research including cause-and-effect mechanisms for damage to infrastructure, evaluating existing assessments of vulnerabilities of communities and critical facilities, and extrapolating storm risks from climate change conditions.

(l. to r.) Conroy, White, and Haindl photos courtesy of ARI.

ARI Announces New EVP Trio

The new leadership appointments will help streamline operations and support ongoing strategic planning.

Photo via Creative Commons.

2015 GMC Canyon Set for Jan. Debut

Following the launch of the 2015 Colorado mid-size pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, General Motors is turning its attention to the January launch of the 2015 Canyon, its GMC cousin.

Photo courtesy of VIA Motors.

VIA Begins Electric Conversions of OEM Vans, Trucks

VIA Motors has begun producing all-electric conversions of full-size OEM pickup trucks and vans, the Utah-based company announced at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

PHH Arval helped refresh the Central Maryland Chapter of Meals on Wheels' van fleet.

PHH Arval Creates Van Upfit for Meals on Wheels

When leaders of the Central MD chapter of Meals on Wheels realized their fleet of makeshift vans was aging and breaking down, they called on PHH Arval to help refresh the fleet.

Diesel Prices Continue Sideward Movement

Diesel fuel continued its sideward movement, rising 2.2 cents to $3.84 per gallon on average. Diesel is now 19-cents lower than it was a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Alliance AutoGas Announces More F-Series Propane Autogas Conversions

Alliance AutoGas has announced that it has recently received new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications covering 10 of Ford’s 2012 and 2013 vehicle platforms.

Last Call to Submit 2014 Truck Fleet Innovator Nominations

Nominations are being accepted through November 30 for Heavy Duty Trucking's 2014 Truck Fleet Innovators, honoring the industry's most innovative leaders each year.

The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks, and represents a significant local investment in cleaner, safer, and more efficient vehicles.

Republic Services Adds CNG-Powered Trucks to Fleet

Republic Services, Inc. announced the deployment of 56 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Hankook Tire America Announces New Southeast U.S. Sales Regional Director

Hankook Tire America Corp. has named Michael Perkins as its new regional director of sales for the Southeastern United States.

This Bright House Transit Connect is the company's first which will run entirely on compressed natural gas (CNG). (PHOTO: Westport)

Bright House Network Acquires CNG Transit Connect

Looking to reduce its footprint, Bright House Networks turned to BAF Technlogies for a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) powered Ford Transit Connect.

EBMUD currently operates 1,206 units comprised of Class 1-8 vehicles. (Photo: East Bay Municipal Utility District)

East Bay Utility Trucks Broken Into at Fleet Facility

Despite heavy security measures, criminals managed to break into East Bay Municipal Utility District’s maintenance yard several times this month and steal equipment from utility trucks.

Omaha Truck Center to Build Omaha's First Natural Gas-Compliant Truck Dealership

The dealership network is working with Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD) of Omaha to promote the use of natural gas vehicles and provide resources to local fleet operators. The truck dealership will also be located adjacent to MUD's CNG fueling station.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

Toyota Brings Driver Awareness Vehicle to Los Angeles

Toyota presented a driver safety vehicle that helps keep the driver's attention and awareness on the road ahead at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Driver Awareness Vehicle (DAR-V) is a Sienna minivan that incorporates Microsoft Kinect console technology.

F-Series Surpasses 2012 Sales

Ford F-Series marked an important milestone on November 22, with calendar year-to-date sales already surpassing full-year 2012 truck sales.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Releases 2014 Highlander Hybrid Full Details

Toyota marked its world debut of the all-new, third-generation Toyota Highlander Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

New Commercial Registrations (GVW 3-8) Quarterly Volume by Calendar Year

Commercial Vehicle Registrations Increase Nearly 3%, Best Since 2007

New commercial vehicle registrations in classes 3-8 for the first nine months of the 2013 were 426,718 units, up 2.8% from the same period in the 2012, according to a new report from IHS Automotive/Polk.

Consumers Energy crews work Nov. 19, 2013, to restore power to the public after a major storm swept through Michigan two days earlier. Workers made considerable progress after the Nov. 17 storm knocked out power to close to 300,000 homes and businesses. (Photo: Consumers Energy)

Utility Crews Work Around the Clock During Storm

Utility companies in Illinois and surrounding states had their work cut out for them this past week after the tornadoes that struck Illinois on Nov. 17. Countless hours were spent before, during, and after the storm to ensure customers were being communicated with and had services restored as quickly as possible.

Logo via Nissan.

Nissan Appoints New Fleet Sales Director

Matt Burhart is taking over as director of light commercial vehicles sales and marketing, which encompasses the company's fleet sales.

Photo of Michael Quimby courtesy of PHH Arval.

PHH Arval Appoints SVP for U.S. Sales

PHH Arval has promoted Michael Quimby to senior vice president of U.S. sales to oversee an enhanced sales team, the fleet management company announced Friday.





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