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Photo of 2016 F-Series Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Add Aluminum to Next-Gen Super Duty Trucks

Ford will incorporate high-strength aluminum alloys into the body of its next-generation Super Duty truck lineup, Ford's new CEO announced Sept. 29 while presenting the company's global growth goals.

Photo of 2015 NV200 courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces 2015 NV200 Pricing

Nissan's 2015 NV200 compact cargo van starts at $20,720 and has arrived at more than 350 Nissan commercial vehicle dealers, the company has announced.

Truck and Van News: Recalls on Ram ProMaster, F-650/750, Tacoma, GM Trucks

Several truck and van models have been hit with recalls over the last couple weeks. Other truck and van news include a new medium-duty engine coming from Detroit Diesel.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Releases More 2015 F-150 Towing, Payload Specs

Ford has released the full towing and payload specifications for all four engine offerings of its 2015 F-150 pickup, claiming its revamped truck with added aluminum components offers leading towing and payload capabilities while shedding weight.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving at Dusk and Night

With the days getting noticeably shorter, now is a great time to remind fleet drivers of the dangers associated with night driving. Here's some advice on how to minimize these hazards.

National Utility Adding EVs to Fleet in Long-Term Strategy

Iberdrola USA and its subsidiaries have signed onto the Edison Electric Institute's call on utilities to expand their use of plug-in electrics. The company said it has already spent more than $4 million on fleet electrification during the last six years.

Photo courtesy of Nat G.

Ford Names Nat G Qualified Vehicle Modifier

Houston-based Nat G CNG Solutions has been selected to join Ford's Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to provide fleets natural gas versions of Ford trucks and vans, the company has announced.

VNG Opens CNG Fueling Station in Philadelphia

VNG has opened the first public natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling facility in the city of Philadelphia. The VNG facility, located within the popular BP-branded gasoline station at 2901 West Abbottsford Avenue, is adjacent to Roosevelt Boulevard.

Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda Teases Redesigned 2015 CR-V

Honda has released a photo of its 2015 CR-V compact SUV, which gets a redesign at the three-year mark since its last refresh.

ShipCarsNow Earns EPA's SmartWay Award

ShipCarsNow has received the 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The annual honor recognizes the top 1 percent of EPA partners that have optimized the environmental performance and efficiency of their freight management operations, according to the company.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Second Shift in KC to Meet Transit Demand

Ford has added a second shift at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet the demand for its 2015 Transit full-size van, Ford has announced.

Photo: GM

GM Highlights Silverado's Efficiency, Strength with 'Toughnology' Concept

The use of high strength steel has made the Chevrolet Silverado lighter, stronger, and more efficient. Those attributes are highlighted in the simulated raw steel appearance of the new Silverado 'Toughnology' concept.

Photo of 2014 Ram 1500 courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler Expands Ram 1500 Production

Chrysler is expanding the capabilities of its Warren, Mich., plant to produce 28,565 additional Ram 1500 pickup trucks each year, the company has announced.

2014 winner, Matt Kiernan accepts his award. Photo courtesy of Hino Trucks.

Hino Trucks Names National Service Skills Winner

Hino Trucks named Matt Kiernan of O’Connor Motor Company the winner of its sixth annual National Service Skills Competition.

Several Utilities Named 'Leaders' in 2014 Sustainability Yearbook

Several utilities made it into this year’s Dow Jones 2014 Sustainability Yearbook, a report that publicly recognizes companies that have excelled in corporate sustainability.

Mercedes Vito van at IAA. The van is scheduled to come to the U.S. in about a year. Photo: Jim Park

Mid-Size Mercedes-Benz Van Arriving in Late 2015

Following on the success of the Sprinter van in the U.S. market, Daimler plans to introduce a mid-size van sometime next year. The van made its debut in Berlin, Germany, in late July, but Daimler execs were coy on an actual release date for the American version of the van, saying only that it would be introduced in the fall 2015 in a MY 2016 designation.

Goodyear Accepting Highway Hero Nominations

Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 32nd North America Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29, 2014.

CEI Appraisers Complete Course in 2015 Ford F-150 Repairs

Fifteen members of the in-house Quality Control team from the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) have completed I-CAR's course in collision repairs on the new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, which makes the most extensive use of aluminum of any light-duty vehicle on the road, CEI has announced.

Photo courtesy of Altec Industries.

Altec Recalls 51 Trucks for Fire Risk

The aerial device and digger derrick trucks are equipped with a battery equalizer that may be susceptible to electrical fire because of an epoxy sealing compound.

Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Fleet Buyers Check Out ProMaster City

Attendees of events in Miami and the Orlando area earlier this month included commercial fleet representatives, government agencies, fleet management companies, and dealers, a Chrysler spokeswoman said.

Illustration via GFC.

Fuel Ambassadors Featured at Green Fleet Conference

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference will feature fuel ambassadors representing a different type of alternative fuel or technology from four organizations.

Masterack Announces 72-Hour Quick Ship Program

Masterack, a Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products company, has announced a partnership with Alliance Fleet LLC that will enhance the company's distribution capabilities nationwide

Patrick Kaufman, lead systems engineer for EDI, demonstrates the exportable power capacity on the EDI/PG&E Class-5 utility work truck. (Photo: PG&E)

New Electric Utility Trucks Could Help Reduce Blackouts

In addition to fuel savings, the Class 5 utility work truck model also offers up to 120kW of exportable power, which can be used to shorten or eliminate planned and unplanned outages.

Westport Develops New Natural Gas System for Medium-Duty Truck Engines

Westport Innovations says it's introduced the first generation of enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. This new approach to natural gas combustion technology is designed provide a "downsized" natural gas solution that is cost competitive while providing similar levels of power, torque, and fuel economy to a larger diesel engine.

Class 5-7 Orders Up 15 Percent

Classes 5-7 net orders rose to a four-month high of 18,012, and were up 15 percent year-over-year.

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