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Mercedes-Benz Considers Vito Van for U.S.

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. is considering bringing the Vito panel van to the U.S. market to offer with its larger Sprinter, a spokesman has confirmed to Automotive Fleet.

Photo of Tim Kuniskis courtesy of Chrysler.

Dodge CEO Takes Over Chrysler's Fleet Operations

Chrysler's Dodge brand CEO will now oversee fleet operations following Pete Grady's appointment as president and CEO of Maserati North America, Chrysler's CEO announced Monday, Nov. 11.

Photo courtesy of Connecticut Light & Power.CL&P received national honors back in January for its response efforts to Hurricane Sandy.

CL&P to Consolidate Service Center, Upgrades Damage Assessment

While some community members in Greenwich, Conn. have voiced concerns that moving the service facility could delay response times, Connecticut Light & Power says it will not affect service or storm restoration. The utility will also start using a new damage assessment tool by the end of the year to increase efficiency of recovery efforts.

Photo courtesy of PHH Arval.

PHH Arval Beefs Up Canada Operation

PHH Arval has promoted Patricia Furgiuele to senior vice president and general manager in Canada and added staff to its Calgary, Alberta, office, the company announced today.

FleetWave screenshot courtesy of Chevin.

Oil and Gas Operators Roll Out Chevin Fleet Software

Both FTS International and Penn West have recently rolled out Chevin's FleetWave web-based enterprise fleet management information system, which is used to manage more than 700,000 fleet vehicles around the world.

Electrical Employee Injured by Suspected Drunk Driver

An electrical employee was collecting traffic cones near the Los Angeles International Airport when a suspected drunk driver crashed into his work truck and shoved him into the cones, according to the Daily Breeze.

About 968,000 Ram trucks  in the U.S. will be recalled.

Chrysler Recalling 1.2 Million Ram Trucks Worldwide

The automaker will conduct three separate recalls to fix misaligned steering system tie rods. About 968,000 of the vehicles are in the U.S.

Toyota Recalls Certain 2013-2014-MY Tacoma Models

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 4,000 model-year 2013-2014 Tacoma four-cylinder pickup trucks.

2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Get Lean and Mean

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 have gotten lean and mean with strategically replaced lightweight, high-strength steels for improved capability, safety and fuel efficiency, according to the automaker.

Weatherford Farms Implements Routing Optimization Software

Texas horticultural specialist Weatherford Farms has installed Paragon Software Systems, Inc.’s transportation routing product.

Quantum Awarded $3.2 Million for CNG Storage & Conversion Program

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. announced that it was awarded an additional aggregate $3.2 million in new agreements by ZHRO Solutions, LLC, based in Chandler, Ariz.

The Ram ProMaster were among the Mopar-modified vehicles on view at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Chrysler Highlights Mopar-Modified Ram Trucks at SEMA

Among its Mopar-modified products highlighted this week at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas were several Ram work trucks and the all-new ProMaster.

ARI Hosted Annual Energy Fleet Forum in Houston

Session highlights included: energy fleet benchmarking, alternative fuels, maintenance, cost reduction strategies, and licensing and compliance.

2014 Nissan Rogue (PHOTO: Lauren Fletcher)

Nissan Provides Full 2014 Rogue Details

Nissan has launched the second-generation of the Nissan Rogue for the 2014 model-year to members of the media at an event held in late October in Nashville, Tenn.

Duke Energy Partners with Enable America to Put Wounded Warriors Back to Work

Funded by a $38,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation, Enable America will produce a series of VetConnect Job Skills Workshops for current military members in North Carolina.

Photo courtesy of BC Vintage Truck Museum<br />This is 1951 Chevrolet truck used by the BC Telephone Co. as a service truck.

Vintage Telephone Service Truck Placed into Truck Museum

In a collection of about 20 trucks, the BC Vintage Truck Museum is housing a 1951 Chevrolet used as a telephone service truck.

Hengeli

Mitsubishi Fuso Appoints New National Service Manager

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) named Steve Hengeli as its national service manager — a position that opened recently when Scott Coyle stepped up to become FUSO’s director, service operations.

ALI Introduces Online Lift Safety Training

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has developed an interactive, online vehicle lift safety course based on its "Lifting It Right" DVD hosted by racing legends Richard and Kyle Petty.

Universal LNG to Purchase 900 Westport iCE PACK LNG Tank Systems

The Westport iCE PACK is an onboard LNG tank system customized for spark-ignited engines, and designed to meet the demands of today's trucking fleets by providing increased range, longer hold times, and faster fueling times.

Photo via Ford.

Ford Recalls F-Series Ambulances

Ford has recalled nearly 3,100 F-Series ambulances, after determining the engines could stop unexpectedly. The F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty ambulances are powered by 6.7L engines. They are from the 2011 and 2012 model years.

Avista Corp. to Acquire Alaska Energy and Resources Company

The primary subsidiary of AERC is Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P), the oldest regulated electric utility in Alaska.

Willmar Public Works to Replace 17-Year-Old Aerial Bucket Truck

The Willmar Public Works Department recently received preliminary approval to buy a new aerial bucket truck under a recent city council spending policy that requires council approval of equipment purchases of more than $10,000.

Demand Grows for ‘Larger and Taller’ Equipment in Utility, Construction Industries

The pace of new activity in the renewable-energy, residential, and commercial construction markets is driving the demand for larger and more capable equipment, according to attendees of ICUEE 2013.

(PRNewsFoto/The Hertz Corporation)Hertz Equipment Rental officially opens its new facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Hertz Equipment Rental Opens Locations in Paso Robles, Calif. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Featuring a retail showroom, the facility provides a wide range equipment for rent or sale including aerial, compaction, earth moving, power generators, pumps, and small tools.

Twenty Companies Newly-Recognized with MVP Designation

The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, recognizes the 20 organizations that have distinguished themselves as Member Verification Program (MVP) companies during the quarter ending September 2013.





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