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The 2014 Pathfinder is also available with four option packages: SL Tech Package, SL Premium Package, Platinum Premium Package and Trailer Tow Package.

Nissan Announces 2014 Pathfinder U.S. Pricing

Nissan announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, which is on sale now at U.S. Nissan dealers nationwide.

More than 2.5 Million Clean Diesel Trucks on U.S. Highways

More than 28 percent of all trucks registered in the United States – 2.5 million of 8.6 million trucks - are now equipped with advanced new technology clean diesel engines.

A three-phase unit charging a Smith Electric Truck operated by Frito-Lay.

ClipperCreek Introduces EV Charging Station for Commercial Trucks

ClipperCreek announced the introduction of its 30 kW CS-100-3P 80 AMP, 3 Phase EVSE for use with commercial truck applications. This technology represents the highest power EV charging station available for commercial trucking applications.

Tremor signals its sport truck capabilities with a custom-inspired FX Appearance Package featuring stealthy, flat-black accents that include unique 20-inch flat-black wheels, stylized bodyside graphics and black badges with red lettering.

All-New 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Is World's First EcoBoost-Powered Sport Truck

The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost-powered sport truck that addresses the needs of street truck enthusiasts looking for high-performance V-8 power with V-6 fuel economy.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Offers 1.4% APR Financing on Canter FE Series

As part of its New Ballgame Sales Event, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will offer 1.4-percent APR financing for 36 months on all new 2012–2014 Canter FE Series medium-duty commercial trucks sold in the U.S. — plus the option to delay the first payment for up to 90 days.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Sworn was sworn in today as the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Foxx Sworn in as 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation’s 17th Secretary of Transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters at 11 a.m. today.

New Hours-of-Service Regulations Began July 1

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that new federal regulations designed to improve safety for the motoring public by reducing truck driver fatigue took full effect on July 1, 2013.

The 2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty pickup truck. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

2014 Ram Heavy Duty to Feature All-New V-8 Engine and New Rear Suspension System

For MY-2014, Chrysler offers an all-new gasoline V-8 engine for the Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck along with a range of other features, including a new gooseneck/fifth wheel capability, a new dual alternator system, and a new rear suspension system on the Ram 2500.

The Nissan NV200 is rated at 24 mpg combined and has a payload capacity of 1,500 lbs.

Nissan Previews NV200

Nissan recently previewed its all-new NV200 cargo van for automotive journalists in San Diego, highlighting the compact van's versatility for fleets of all sizes.

Westport Acquisitions to Expand Ford Product Portfolio and Dealership Coverage

Westport Innovations Inc., a provider of natural gas engines, announced that it has acquired BAF Technologies, Inc. (BAF) and its subsidiary, ServoTech Engineering, Inc., subsidiaries of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. for $25 million in Westport stock.

Chrysler Adds 6.4L Engine for its 2014-MY Ram Chassis Cabs

The 2014 Ram Chassis Cab 3500, 4500 and 5500 come standard with the new 6.4-HEMI V-8 gasoline engine — the first implementation of a gasoline engine for the Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab models, according to the automaker.

FUSO Canter with eNow Auxiliary Solar Power option. Inset shows solar panels on top of box.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to Offer Solar-Power Option for its Medium-Duty Trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with eNow to offer a range of solar-based auxiliary power system options for its Canter FE/FG Series medium-duty commercial trucks.

The 2014 Ram 1500. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

Chrysler to Offer New EcoDiesel V-6 Engine for 2014 Ram 1500

Chrysler announced it will offer a new 3.0L EcoDiesel engine for its 2014-MY Ram 1500 pickup truck. The automaker said this engine will be matched with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.

LINE-X Purchases American Aftermarket Group (AAG)

LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of high performance protective coatings now celebrating its 20th anniversary, announced the strategic purchase of leading automotive aftermarket supplier, American Aftermarket Group (AAG).

edEx Express has recently purchased 1,900 lightweight, composite-body Reach vehicles from Spartan Motors, a division of Utilimaster. These will join the 400 Reach vehicles already in service.

FedEx Adds 1,900 New Lightweight, Fuel Efficient Vehicles to Fleet

FedEx Express, a unit of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest express transportation company, continues rapid progression towards its recently-increased vehicle fuel efficiency goal by adding 1,900 new Isuzu Reach vans its fleet.

The StepSaver body provides safe, convenient curb-side access to the cargo area through a low-step entry near the front passenger side of the body.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Supreme Corp. Partner on StepSaver Body for Canter LCOE

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) is increasing the versatility of end-user applications for its line of Canter FE Series work trucks by partnering with Supreme Corp. to offer the StepSaver body.

Navistar Announces CFO Departure

Navistar International Corporation announced that Andrew J. (A.J.) Cederoth, the company's executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), will be leaving Navistar at the end of June 2013, as part of a planned transition to a new CFO.

Lack Of New Model Options Drives Used Mid-Size Pickup Prices

Currently, there are very few model options available in the mid-size pickup truck category, ultimately driving strong wholesale prices.

GE Capital Finances Ozinga’s Switch to Compressed Natural Gas

GE Capital announced that it is financing ready-mix concrete firm Ozinga Bros.’ purchase of concrete trucks, loaders, and other equipment powered by compressed natural gas (CNG)

The pilot program has been used most recently for durability testing of Ford's all-new full-size Transit van, which launches in 2014.

Ford Using Robots to Improve Truck Durability Testing

Ford engineers have developed the industry's first robotic test driving program – now in use at the company's Michigan Proving Grounds in Romeo, Mich.

National Truck Protection Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

National Truck Protection Inc. (NTP), North America’s independent provider of extended service contracts (ESCs) to the trucking industry, announced that it is celebrating its 30th year in business.

Element to Acquire Cincinnati-Based Bush Truck Leasing

Element Financial Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire Cincinnati, Ohio-based Bush Truck Leasing. As part of the deal, Element will also acquire Bush Specialty Vehicles, which provides upfitting and maintenance services to Bush Truck Leasing and other clients.

The 2015-MY Chevrolet City Express. Photo courtesy GM.

2015 Chevrolet City Express Van: GM's Mattman Details Project's Development

Automotive Fleet wanted to learn more about GM’s strategy for the 2015 Chevrolet City Express in the fleet marketplace and what will differentiate it from the existing NV200. Automotive Fleet spoke with Joyce Mattman, General Motors’ director of commercial products, to find out.

Supreme Announces Litigation Settlement

Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles including truck bodies, shuttle buses, and armored vehicles has reached a settlement regarding the previously disclosed litigation with King County, Wash.

GreenKraft Earns EPA-CARB Certification for 2013 CNG Ford 6.8L V-10

GreenKraft, Inc. a Santa Ana, Calif.- based company, has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification on the Ford 6.8L V-10 three-valve engine.

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