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Fontaine Modification Services Hires VP of Sales

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has hired Pat Griffin to serve as vice president of sales.

VIPro TruckForce Launches Nationwide Promotion

VIPro TruckForce Service Centers kicked off a new nationwide promotion that gives fleets the chance to win one of 10 12-volt Bosch five-piece Cordless Drill Kits.

Photo: Ford

Ford F-150 Ranked 'Most American' Vehicle in Annual Index

The Ford F-150 has been rated as the most American-made vehicle for the second year in a row.

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers 1.9 Percent Financing

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that during its Diamond Deal Days Sales Event, it will be offering 1.9 percent APR financing on its 2014 and 2015 model year Canter FE Series commercial trucks.

Ryder Honors Carriers of the Year

Ryder System, Inc., a provider of transportation and supply chain management solutions, has announced its top carrier selections for the annual Ryder Carrier Quality Award.

Photo: J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers

Fleet of CNG Dump Trucks Ready for Service

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers, a manufacturer of dump bodies, trailers, oil and gas field equipment, and custom transportation solutions, has completed the conversion of 11 commercial tri-axle dump bodies that will be fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of GM.

GM Fleet Sales Rise in June

Sales of pickups and vans helped boost General Motors' June fleet sales, which increased 2 percent compared to a year ago.

The new Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) fleet can now be seen driving Philadelphia’s roadways. Adding 24 NGVs is the equivalent of removing six vehicles from the roadway each year, according to PGW. (Photo: PGW)

Philadelphia Gas Works Unveils New Natural Gas Vehicles

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) recently introduced its new fleet of 24 natural gas-powered Honda Civic sedans.

Holman Automotive, ARI Honored by United Way

Holman Automotive Group and ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, were honored by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey with two awards during the organization’s annual campaign awards celebration.

BrandFX Launches Online Parts Store

BrandFX, producer of advanced composite utility bodies, has announced the launch of its online parts store.

Memorial Service Set for Ed Bobit

A memorial service for Ed Bobit has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on July 9 in Rancho Palos Verdes to allow family, friends, and colleagues to pay tribute to the founder of Automotive Fleet Magazine and Bobit Business Media.

A Department of Transportation (DOT) Roadside Safety Kit is among the Mopar items available to customize the all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City. Photos courtesy of Chrysler.

Ram Offers 60+ Mopar Accessories for ProMaster City

Chrysler's Ram Truck brand will offer more than 60 Mopar accessories for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City to allow commercial customers to customize the compact van.

Ed Bobit, Founder of Automotive Fleet and Bobit Business Media, Passes Away

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, and publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine and many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86.

Chrysler announced details of the all-new Ram ProMaster City compact cargo/passenger van.

Truck & Van News: Chrysler, Ford, GM Announce Fleet Incentives

Among other truck and van updates, three major automakers announced 2015-MY fleet incentives. Also announced was Chrysler's 2015 Ram ProMaster City.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Prices Stable in Bulk, Slightly Higher in Tote Jugs

While U.S. national truck stop prices have remained stable for the second consecutive month, the Canadian national average price at truck stops moved back to CA$0.80 per liter after settling at CA$0.81 during the past two months.

Daimler Trucks Launches Innovative Parts

A new online parts ordering tool created to deliver uptime by simplifying and expediting the parts ordering process, Pinnacle Truck Parts is the latest addition to a suite of services offered under DTNA’s Pinnacle Fleet Solutions program.

AFC Expands Reach of Enhanced Commercial Truck Inventory Financing Program

AFC will advance 100 percent of a truck dealer’s auction purchases at more than 1,100 AFC-approved auctions and other inventory sources.

2015 Ram ProMaster City. Photo credit: Chrysler.

2015 Ram ProMaster City Details Announced

The 2015 ProMaster City will be the first van to offer a 9-speed automatic transmission. It will compete against the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan NV200 and the 2015 Chevrolet City Express.

Sempra Energy Releases Sixth Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

The 2013 report, entitled “Achieving Balance,” describes how the company is meeting increasing demand for cleaner energy, responding to customer needs and planning for the future.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Debuts Transit's Five-Row Side-Curtain Air Bag

The 2015 Ford Transit 15-passenger wagon will offer the automotive industry’s only five-row side-curtain airbag – the largest in any Ford vehicle.

ACT Research: May Used Truck Volumes were Down

According to a recently released study, used truck volumes for May were down, particularly in the larger Class segments.

Photo of 2014 Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Recalls More F-150 Trucks for Steering Issue

The expanded recall, which addresses a potential problem affecting the electronic power-assist steering gears, now involves nearly 5,700 2014-MY trucks globally.

Photo of 2015 Edge courtesy of Ford.

Next-Gen 2015 Ford Edge Adds Safety Tech

Ford has unveiled the second-generation of its 2015 Edge mid-size SUV that offers a multitude of optional safety technology. It will also be the first Ford vehicle to arrive with a standard EcoBoost engine.

Auto Truck Group Announces New Kansas City Facility

The new plant will feature 70,000 square feet of manufacturing space, enough space to upfit more than 100 vehicles concurrently, along with a full design studio, and many more features to support the manufacture and installation of truck equipment for a wide variety of users and applications.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Promotes New Director of Fleet Operations

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has promoted Larry Smith to Director of Fleet Operations to lead the company’s fleet sales efforts.

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