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Omnitracs Appoints New President, CEO

Omnitracs, LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, announced that David Post has been named president and chief operating officer.


Class 6 Work Truck Sales Trending Up

Sales were near the level reached during the recent peak in December 2013. With 31,256 units sold, this marks only the second month since 2007 that sales have exceeded 31,000 units.

The 2015 GMC Canyon with Next-generation GMC IntelliLink includes Text-to-Voice, gesture recognition and natural language voice recognition, along with Siri Eyes Free Mode for iPhone users.

2015 GMC Canyon to Feature Built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot

The 2015 GMC Canyon will come with available OnStar with 4G LTE that features a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot capable of connecting up to seven devices.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD truck courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls Silverado, Sierra HD Trucks

Six newly announced recalls also include late-model Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans to address a transmission issue.

Photo of 2013 Escape courtesy of Ford.

10 Most Stolen SUVs Named

Three Ford models topped the list of the 10 most stolen sport-utility vehicles according to a report released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

Comdata Seeks to Raise $855M In Financing

Payment processor Comdata is seeking to raise $855 million in debt financing as part of a plan to retire some of its parent company's debt ahead of the Comdata initial public offering.

Photo of 2015 Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Ford Updates 2015 Explorer With New Colors

Ford is bringing modest updates to its 2015 Explorer mid-size SUV, including several new colors and a new sportier model.

Altec President Addresses Vehicle Electrification at EEI Convention

The panel at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Convention discussed the current and future state of plug-in vehicles for utility worktrucks and passenger vehicles.

EUFMC Sets Record Attendance, Announces New Award

In addition to the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference setting an attendance record, the conference also announced the recipient to a new award, the Vendor Value Award, which recognizes an industry provider for innovation, maintenance, efficiency and reliability.

Photo of e-NV200 courtesy of Nissan.

Portland Utility Testing Nissan's e-NV200 Cargo Van

An electric utility in Portland, Ore., has begun testing Nissan's e-NV200 cargo van to determine its viability as a commercial vehicle, Nissan has announced.

Nissan's 'Project Titan' Aims to Build Ultimate Pickup Truck

Nissan's Project Titan will invite fans to choose custom modifications for a 2014 Nissan Titan that two Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Alumni will pilot through the Alaskan wilderness this summer.

Odyne Showcased Plug-in Hybrid Truck at 2014 EUFMC

The company spotlighted two of the first trucks being delivered as part of a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded project that includes an award for more than 120 Odyne hybrid trucks.

ABNEY (left) and DAVIS

UPS COO to Take Over As CEO

The United Parcel Service has appointed David Abney, its current chief operating officer, as the logistics firm's new chief executive effective Sept. 1. Abney, 58, is replacing Scott Davis, who is retiring.

Meritor Names New President and COO

Meritor, Inc. has announced the appointment of Jay Craig as president and chief operating officer (COO), effective June 9. Craig will report directly to Ike Evans, chairman and CEO.

Quarles Fleet Fueling Stations Accepting Cards on U.S. Bank's Voyager Network

U.S. Bank and commercial fuel station operator Quarles Petroleum have reached an agreement that gives holders of the U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Card, or any of the bank’s Voyager Network fleet partners, access to 125 Quarles unattended card-lock stations in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware, and West Virginia.

Photo via Drivea Aluminum.

Report: Aluminum to Dominate Pickup Market By 2025

More than 75 percent of new pickup trucks produced in North America will have aluminum bodies by 2025, according to a new survey funded by an aluminum trade group.

Mississippi Power Donates Truck to Boy Scouts of America

The Pine Burr Area Council had been without a vehicle since its last truck was destroyed by a fire almost six months ago.


Medium-Duty Fleets Face Rising Cost Challenges

A recent study by GE Capital has found that, while medium-duty truck fleets have enjoyed strong performance over the past year, they still face a number of challenges including maintaining margins in the face of increased healthcare costs and the rising cost of maintaining fleet assets.

2016 F-650 (PHOTO: FORD)

Ford Ends Blue Diamond Venture With Navistar

Ford Motor Company is ending a joint venture with Navistar early next year to produce an in-house version of its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks for the 2016 model year.

Photo by Stephane Babcock.

Ford Transit’s KC Plant Running Full Steam Ahead

Ford's Kansas City assembly plant is moving at full capacity to meet the demand for its Transit full-size van that begins arriving at dealers this summer.

Stertil-Koni Awarded Houston Utility's Bid for Heavy-Duty Lift System

Vehicle lift company, Stertil-Koni, announced that it has been awarded a major competitive bid to provide 21 of its heavy duty in-ground vehicle lifting systems to a Houston-based utility provider.

The new vehicles arriving to the fleet include 15 Tacomas, 12 Tundras, three 4Runners, three Sequoias and a RAV4.  (PHOTO: TOYOTA)

Toyota Donates 34 Trucks, SUVs to Calif. Lifeguards

Toyota celebrated the start of the summer beach season by announcing its continued support of the San Diego Lifeguards and their Water Safety Days program, emphasizing safe practices in the water and on the beach. The partnership includes a donation of 34 brand-new Toyota trucks and SUVs to the city for lifeguard rescue and operations.

Photo courtesy of NETS.

NETS Launches Road Safety Guide

The publication was produced by a committee of members from NETS' Board of Directors, drawing from their companies' road safety best practices, in addition to publicly available resources.

Pa. Town to Spend $3,700 a Month to Rent Bucket Truck

Watsontown, a borough in Northumberland County, Pa., has resorted to spending $3,700 to rent an electrical bucket truck while it waits for its overdue truck purchase to be delivered.

Green Truck Association Adds to Board

The Green Truck Association (GTA) has announced that Margo Melendez was added to the Board of Directors.


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