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2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Details Announced on 2015 Ford Super Duty

Ford introduced the 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup September 26 at State Fair of Texas, featuring a second-generation 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel engine, increased towing capabilities, and a refreshed, Texas-inspired King Ranch model.

For the ProMaster cutaway chassis, Knapheide has developed two KUV (Enclosed Service Body) models for the ProMaster 136” wheelbase cutaway chassis.

Knapheide Offers Full Product Lineup for Ram ProMaster

The Knapheide Manufacturing Company is excited to announce the availability of a complete lineup of products compatible with the all-new 2014 Ram ProMaster.

Vote for the 2014-MY Fleet Vehicle of the Year

Voting for the tenth annual Automotive Fleet Fleet Car and Truck of the Year awards are open. The ballot closes Friday, Oct. 11.

Yokohama Tire Holds Mississippi Groundbreaking Ceremony

The newly-formed Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM), a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corporation, officially broke ground on its new commercial truck tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Miss.

Trimble Unveils Next-Generation Fleet Management Software Solution

Trimble has announced the release of its next-generation Work Management solution, a cloud-based software package that enhances the productivity of mobile workforces through intelligent scheduling tools and state-of-the-art performance analytics.

VWerks Offers Ship-Thru Installation for the Predator F-150

VWerks, a specialty vehicle builder and off-road parts manufacturer, has announced ship-thru installation for the VWerks F-150 Predator.

Rush Enterprises to Acquire Assets of CIT, Inc.

Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced that certain of its subsidiaries have entered into agreements to purchase certain assets of CIT, Inc.

2015 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Pickups Unveiled in Texas

Chevrolet and GMC have unveiled the all-new 2015 models of the Silverado HD and Sierra HD full-size pickups.

J.J. Kane Announces Truck/SUV Auction

J.J. Kane announced a large public auction to be held at Turfway Park (Cincinnati Ohio Area), Thursday, October 10, 2013. More than 400 pieces of heavy equipment and vehicles will be sold.

Elizabethtown Gas Pushing for More CNG Use in New Jersey

The utility filed a request with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to build public and commercial access CNG fueling stations and promote the use of CNG as a viable alternative to gasoline and diesel fuel for fleets operating in the state.

From Left: Robert Dowd, Peter Vehmas, Michelle Ballard, Peter Thao, Larry Bartling, Leonard Lincoln

Odyne Systems Expands Team to Support Growth Opportunit

Odyne Systems, LLC has expanded its staff in recent months, as the company gears up to deliver more than 120 medium- and heavy-duty trucks featuring the Odyne plug-in hybrid system.

Mountain Tarp Expands Network of Installation and Repair Facilities

Mountain Tarp announces the opening of its newest tarping installation and repair facility in Winamac, Ind.

David Byrd of Goldsboro, N.C. was named the Mitchell 1 2013 Educator of the Year during North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Mitchell 1 Names 2013 Educator of the Year

David Byrd of Goldsboro, N.C. was named the Mitchell 1 2013 Educator of the Year during North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

NTEA’s New OEM Monthly Chassis Report Now Available

The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has just released a new resource: the OEM Monthly Chassis Report, featuring analysis into the monthly box-off truck chassis shipments.

Venchurs Vehicle Systems Announces Ship-Thru for CNG-Converted 2014 Ford F-150s

Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a leader in CNG conversions for Ford Motor Company, announced its new ship-thru option for 2014 Ford F-150s.

TravelCenters Updates TruckSmart Mobile App

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has released an update to its free TruckSmart Mobile App.

The 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine delivers 400 hp at 2,800 rpm and 800 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm, along with class-leading fuel economy while adding more fueling flexibility and easily meeting stringent emissions requirements.

Ford Installs 500,000th 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 Turbocharged Diesel Engine

Ford announced the installation of its 500,000th 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine, which went into a new 2014 Ford Super Duty F-350 Lariat pickup truck.

Looking for the Top 100 Truck Fleets

Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 100 Truck fleets. If you have more than 250 Class 1-7 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.

Utility Fleet Sales & Rental Becomes Terex Utilities Regional Rental Provider

Utilities and Utility Fleet Sales & Rental (Utility Fleet) have teamed up to offer customers greater access to Terex utility equipment in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

AT&T Plans for 55 Plug-In Electric Vehicles by September 2014

The announcement from AT&T was just one among several announcements and renewed commitments made by the 40 companies in attendance at the recent California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative ‘Drive the Dream’ event in San Francisco.

Penske Truck Leasing Selects Locaid to Add Network Location to Roadside Assistance

Locaid worked with Penske to develop a custom interface that integrates directly into the company's 24/7 roadside assistance service.

Photo courtesy of PG&E. PG&E's new Class 5 hybrid-electric trucks were developed in partnership with EVI.

PG&E Joins with EVI to Unveil Electric Hybrid Bucket Trucks

Electric Vehicles International (EVI), joined by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), unveiled the utility industry’s first electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 trucks at the manufacturer’s facility in Stockton.


George Albright Joins Merchants Fleet Management as Asst. Director of Fleet Services

George Albright has joined Merchants Fleet Management as the assistant director of Fleet Services.

People Management Added to Fleet Software Solution

Fleetio has released a new People Module, adding the ability to manage employees and their association with fleet activities.

NSC Supports Hersman for Third Term as NSTB Chair

The National Safety Council said it strongly supports President Obama’s nomination for Deborah Hersman to serve a third term as the National Transportation Safety Board chairman.

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