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New Home Starts Rise, Building Permits Fall in March

New home construction rose slightly in March while building permits fell, presenting a mixed back of data for the construction industry that relies heavily on medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Photo of Canter FE130 courtesy of MFTA.

Mitsubishi Fuso Plans Strong Sales with New Class 3 Truck

In 2014, Mitsubishi Fuso is on the comeback trail. Toward the end of 2013, the truck maker resolved the programming issues, and earlier this year introduced the 2015 Canter Class 3 FE130, a new and improved FE125 replacement.

Consumers Energy Reducing Emissions with Fleet and Other Sustainability Efforts

Consumers Energy has an electric vehicle program, CNG fueling stations and CNG-converted fleet vehicles, coupled with several other large initiatives, all in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Midway Specialty Vehicles Hires Former Ford Exec

Midway has retained the services of Rob Stevens, who left Ford earlier this year as the automaker's chief engineer for commercial vehicles.

2015 Mitsubishi Fuso Canter (PHOTO: MFTA)

2015 FUSO Canters Hit Dealerships Nationwide

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that its new 2015 model FUSO Canters are available now at authorized dealers throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

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Dunkerley of CEI Wins NPTC Award

Luann Dunkerley, national sales manager for truck fleet services for the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), received the 2014 National Private Truck Council’s Membership Development Award.

A session during last year's Fleet Safety Conference.

2014 Fleet Safety Conference Releases Full Schedule

The annual event, geared to help fleet professionals more readily realize their safety goals, is set for July 22-23 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo courtesy of Rainer Truck.

Start-Up Builder to Offer Custom Midrange Cabovers

Rainer Truck & Chassis LLC, based in Yakima, is developing a series of Class 4 through 7 COEs that can be customized to suit buyers' needs, according to Gary Jones, president and founder.

Ohio Edison, Penn Power Conduct Storm Restoration Drill

Storm drills are becoming more common in the utility industry in the wake of severe weather over the last several years.

Fla. Furniture Delivery Fleet Converts Trucks to CNG

South Florida furniture chain City Furniture is converting its 85 medium-duty delivery trucks to run on compressed natural gas in the face of rising gasoline and higher diesel prices.

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Rand McNally Releases HOS and Navigation Updates

Rand McNally has released a major new navigation and software update for its line of mobile fleet management devices, including the HD 100, TND 760, and TPC 7600.

Smith Electric Truck for DHL.

Hybrid and Electric Truck Sales to Reach 105,000 by 2020

A significant number of players continue to develop hybrid electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and battery-electric vehicle trucks for a variety of applications, and the market is expected to pick up steam in the coming years

Linemen from across Georgia gathered Thursday at the Capitol to be recognized prior to the first-ever Georgia Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18. Georgia Power employs more than 1,100 line personnel across the state - the company's first responders when severe weather impacts service to customers. (PRNewsFoto/Georgia Power)

Georgia Power Thanks Linemen on First-Ever 'Lineman Appreciation Day'

The Georgia Senate resolution to say "thank you" to the state's linemen follows the 2013 approval by the U.S. Senate of Resolution 95, which designated April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

Billy Barton, KOBELCO

KOBELCO Construction Machinery Expands Team

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA is announced the addition of Billy Barton to the company’s growing parts team.

Allison Transmission Reports Sales Increase in 2013

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc., a global provider of commercial duty fully-automatic transmissions and hybrid-propulsion systems, has reported net sales for the quarter of $491 million, a 1 percent increase from the same period in 2012.

Freightliner Releases Between the Rails Fuel Tank for M2 106

Freightliner Trucks has announced that a between-the-rails fuel tank is available as an option for its Freightliner M2 106 vehicles.

Sherwin-Williams Adds Fleet Social Media Platforms

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes recently added new social media platforms to facilitate discussion in Fleet Refinish, Transportation Related Manufacturing, and Sign Manufacturing Markets.

Elgin Receives 13th Consecutive Award from Jasper

Elgin, which is celebrating its 95th anniversary, has supplied internal engine components to JASPER more than 60 years.

Photo courtesy of Kia.

Kia Sedona Gets Roomier, Sportier for 2015

Kia Motors America has significantly redesigned its Sedona minivan for 2015, adding a sportier body style, more interior space, a new powertrain, and next-gen infotainment system.

SoCalGas Unveils Branded, Public-Access CNG Refueling Station

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) unveiled its newly company-branded, public-access natural gas vehicle (NGV) refueling station April 15 in Lancaster, Calif. The retail station is open 24 hours a day and features a fast-fill dispenser.

Lewis Tree Service Turns to FleetLocate

Spireon, Inc., the industry's leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) and business intelligence solutions used by companies to maximize their mobile assets and workforce, has secured a new partnership with Lewis Tree Service the second largest provider of utility vegetation management services in North America.

Photo of Chevrolet Express CNG upfitting courtesy of GM.

GM Announces Pricing for CNG Pickups, Vans

General Motors will offer its bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks starting at $9,500 and dedicated compressed natural gas vans starting at $10,825, the company has announced.

Ford will be equipping its F-650/F-750 models with a Ford-produced diesel transmission for MY-2016

F-650/F-750 Switches to Ford-Built Engine, Transmission

As part of Ford’s refresh of the F-650/F-750, the medium-duty vocational trucks will now be equipped with a Ford-produced diesel engine and transmission beginning with MY-2016.

Photo of 2015 Ford Transit with medium roof and regular wheelbase courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Shows Ford Transit Upfit Products

Upfitter Adrian Steel has announced a line of new products developed for the Ford Transit that will roll out when the full-size vans start hitting the market in June, a company spokesman told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Photo of 2015 Murano courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Murano Gets Styling Revamp for 2015

Nissan has revamped the body styling of its 2015 Murano midsize SUV, giving it a bold, edgier look that includes the automaker's new V-motion design concept.

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