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Computerworld Names ARI 100 Best Places to Work in IT

The fleet management company is ranked 17 among the other mid-sized companies named to the list of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology.

A high-roof Ford Transit has been loaded into a modified rail car. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Rail Industry Modified Cars to Ship Ford Transit

Ford worked closely with railroads and railcar manufacturers to develop the modified car to accommodate Transit vans that reach 110.1 inches tall for the high-roof version.

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Ford Dearborn Truck Plant Celebrates Anniversary

Ford Motor Company is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its groundbreaking Dearborn Truck Plant.

Fleet Advantage Adds to Team

Fleet Advantage, a truck fleet business analytics and equipment financing company, has hired Luis Herrera as remarking sales executive, Sandra Rosenfeld, CTP, as manager of operations, and Greg Smith as fleet analyst.

July Fleet Auctions in Michigan, Oklahoma, Illinois, and North Carolina

Utilities in Michigan, Oklahoma, Illinois, and North Carolina looking to expand or replace their existing fleets will have four opportunities and more than 1,800 pieces of equipment and vehicles to choose from.

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Clyde Launches Medium-Duty CNG Truck Line

New York-based Clyde Trucks is now offering a line of Class 4 and 5 CNG-powered, cab forward, medium-duty trucks.

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2015 Silverado and Sierra 1500 Tow Ratings Announced

Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups will maintain a 12,000-lb. maximum available trailer weight rating as they transition to new ratings for 2015 based on SAE J2807 Recommended Practices.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Extends Commercial Van Warranty

Nissan's van warranty now covers its vehicles for five years and 100,000 miles, a significant bump from the prior warranty that covered the vehicles for three years and 36,000 miles.

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Last Chance: Fleet Hall of Fame Voting Ends Today

Today is the last day to cast your ballot for the 2014 Inductees to the Fleet Hall of Fame! Voting ends at the end of business, Thursday, July 31. Twenty-five individuals have been nominated by the industry, but only four will be inducted this year.

Photo of Mary Barra courtesy of GM.

Congress Questions GM CEO Over Recall Handling

Members of a congressional subcommittee criticized General Motors' approach to recalling older vehicles for a faulty ignition switch, as CEO Mary Barra appeared before the committee on Wednesday.

Screenshot via J.D. Power.

J.D. Power Releases 2014 Initial Quality Study

Overall new-vehicle quality declined slightly among vehicles sold in 2013 as automakers dealt with challenges caused by integrating more sophisticated technologies into their vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study.

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

GM Claims Highest Power Ratings for Colorado/Canyon

Horsepower and torque ratings announced this morning by General Motors will make its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups the most powerful in the midsized truck segment, the company claims.

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Housing Starts Dip from April

While housing starts dipped in May month-over-month, they were up 9.4 percent from the same time in 2013.

Photo of K370 courtesy of Kenworth.

Kenworth's Refreshed Cabovers Now Available

Kenworth has refreshed its K270 Class 6 and K360 Class 7 cabover trucks with an updated exterior, dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison six-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles.

CEO Mary Barra addresses the media at GM's June 10 annual stockholders meeting. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM CEO Heads to Congress for Recall Update

General Motors' CEO Mary Barra will tell a congressional subcommittee she won't accept "business as usual at GM" and update the committee on the automaker's progress in dealing with the ignition switch recall.

Truck & Van News: Ford Transit, M2 106 Hybrid, GM Pickups

Some of the latest truck and van announcements include Freightliner's M2 106 Hybrid truck getting approved for the NY State voucher program, while Ford moves full speed ahead on Ford Transit production.

TBC Adds Three Medium Truck Tire Lines

TBC Wholesale Group has expanded its portfolio of medium radial truck tire products. Sumitomo, Sailun, and Dynacargo branded truck tires are available to dealers now.

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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.

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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.

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